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DOJ Audit Rips Privately-operated Federal Facility; Trump Administration Presses Forward by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In December 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), a watchdog agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), issued an audit of the federal Bureau of Prisons’ contract with private prisoner company ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Former Mississippi DOC Commissioner, Co-defendants Sentenced in Massive Bribery Scheme by In January 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Henry T. Wingate sentenced Sam Waggoner, 62, to five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving Mississippi’s former corrections commissioner. The sentence also included two years of supervised ...
Mississippi Closes Troubled Former Youth Prison by Citing budgetary cuts, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) finally closed the troubled, privately-operated Walnut Grove Correctional Facility (WGCF) on September 15, 2016. As previously reported in PLN, Walnut Grove had been under a federal consent decree since 2012 over allegations of guards ...
Extensive Contraband Found During Shakedowns at Mississippi Prisons by A surprise predawn shakedown on March 3, 2017 yielded an “excessive amount of contraband” at one of Mississippi’s three privately-operated prisons, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Interim Commissioner Pelicia Hall. The search at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility was ...
Article • August 21, 2017
Mississippi Supreme Court Allows Challenge of Lethal Injection Protocol to Continue; Reverses Lower Court by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On December 15, 2016, a 5-4 ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court revived a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit brought by a death row prisoner who claimed he will suffer cruel ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Injury -- Misc.
Dismissal of Personal Injury Claim for Damages from Malfunctioning Jail Gate Upheld by The Mississippi Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal of a visitor’s claim for damages that resulted from a malfunctioning gate at a county jail. The August 23, 2016 ruling upheld the dismissal of Ladonna Ware’s claim. ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Dismissal of Mississippi Prisoner’s Suit Over Grievance Retaliation Upheld by The dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Mississippi state prisoner Bobby Wilson, Jr., alleging violation of his free speech rights and retaliation by prison officials, was upheld by the Mississippi Court of Appeals on August 30, 2016. Wilson claimed that ...
“Deal with the Devil” Turning on Mississippi Counties by David Reutter by David Reutter As mass incarceration in the United States grew between 1990 and 2005, many lawmakers decided to ride the wave of “tough on crime” rhetoric by building new correctional facilities to house the increasing number of people ...
Brief • June 28, 2017
Filed under: Bond Fees, Bail Bonds
Burks v. Scott County, MS, Complaint, Bail Denial, 2014 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI NORTHERN DIVISION Octavious Burks; Joshua Bassett, on Behalf of Themselves and All Others Similarly Situated, * * * * * * * * * * * * * * ...
Brief • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
Kennedy v. City of Biloxi, MS, Settlement, Debtors Prison, 2016 STIPULATED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RETENTION OF JURISDICTION This Stipulated Settlement Agreement and Retention of Jurisdiction (hereinafter “Agreement”) is made by and among the City of Biloxi (“Biloxi” or “the City”), John Miller (“Miller”), and Judge James Steele (“Steele”); and Qumotria ...
Brief • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
Kennedy v. City of Biloxi, MS, Complaint, Debtors Prison, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-00348-HSO-JCG Document 1 Filed 10/21/15 Page 1 of 73 SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MtSSl8S1PPI FILE 0 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI SOUTHERN DIVISION OCT 21 2015 ARTHUR JOHNSTON DEPUTY BY QUMOTRIA KENNEDY; RICHARD TILLERY; on Behalf of ...
Gangs, Privatization Create “Chaotic” Conditions in Mississippi Prisons by David Reutter By David Reutter Mention prison and most people imagine dark thoughts.  The reasons for those thoughts vary from a fear of losing personal freedom to the images from Hollywood that portray prison as a gladiator school where violence reigns ...
Hood v. Global Tel Link, MS, Complaint, Bribery and Conspiracy, 2017 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF RANKIN COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI fE ~ l lE r FEB -8 2017 JIM HOOD, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF MI~SISSIPPI, ex rel. THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, Plaintiff, rnn' t1J' v. CIVIL ACTION NO.: ---'/_r_-_;;z_--"-']_ ...
Hood v. Global Tel Link, MS, Settlement, Bribery and Conspiracy, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release ("Agreement") is entered. into by and between Jim Hood, Attorney General of the State of Mississippi ex rel. The State of Mississippi (''the State"), and Global Tel*Link Corporation ("GTL") through ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Cost of Prison Systems
Bonds Used to Finance Private Prisons, Jails Turn into Junk by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The promise of safe, humane and less costly prisons has been used for decades by the private prison industry to sell its products. As prison populations skyrocketed, local, state and federal governments became convinced ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Staffing, Staff Training
Healthcare and Handcuffs: BOP Assigns Medical Staff to Security Positions by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), facing chronic guard shortages, has resorted to either paying overtime to officers who work additional shifts or assigning nurses and other healthcare staff to security positions. In the ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
Filed under: Work, HIV/AIDS
Gates v. Barbour, MS, Order, HIV Work Release Placement, 2004 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI GREENVILLE DIVISION NAZARETH GATES, ET AL., PLAINTIFFS VS. 4:71CV6-JAD HALEY BARBOUR, ET AL., DEFENDANTS CONSOLIDATED WITH DAVID D. MOORE, AT AL., PLAINTIFFS VS. 4:90CV125-JAD KIRK FORDICE, ET AL., ...
Mississippi: Hinds County Jails in Crisis, Face Mandated Reforms by David Reutter The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a letter in May 2015 that described the findings of an investigation which concluded two jails in Hinds County, Mississippi were violating prisoners’ rights. The county has since entered into a ...
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Audit of the fBOP’s Contract with CoreCivic to Operate the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, MI, OIG, 2016 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Contract with CoreCivic, Inc. to Operate the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Mississippi Audit ...
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