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Article • December 11, 2017
Man Wrongly Imprisoned on Death Row for 28 Years May Sue Ohio by Dale Johnston was convicted of murdering his stepdaughter and her boyfriend and sentenced to death. The decision of a three-judge panel in 1984 was based in part on testimony from a hypnotized witness. He always denied having ...
Brief • November 14, 2017
Evans v. Plumber, OH, Settlement, Jail Assault, 2017 17 -vc"31( RESOLUTION NO. 17-1536 NOVEMBER 14, 2017 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT BY WARRANT TO EMILY J. EVANS AND HER ATTORNEYS PICKREL SCHAEFFER & EBELING, CO., LPA IN THE AMOUNT OF $380,000. FUNDING SOURCE: OCA 611510, OBJECT 7692, FUND 680, SUBFUND 200 WHEREAS, ...
$285,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Ohio Jail by On December 13, 2016, officials in Butler County, Ohio agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the daughter of a woman who died in the county’s jail just over four years earlier. Butler County will pay $285,000 in damages and ...
Article • October 24, 2017
Ohio Supreme Court Declares Poor Relative Not Suitable to Adopt Her Nephew by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that an imprisoned mother's sister was not a suitable placement for the mother's sheltered child because she was poor. Brittany J. gave ...
Article • September 1, 2017
Media Companies Denied Damages and Fees in Public Records Litigation by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Five media companies, including The Associated Press, were denied statutory damages and attorney's fees in an unsuccessful public records request filed in Cincinnati, Ohio. The suit, filed over a body-camera video from a police ...
HRDC/PLN Obtain Landmark Nationwide Censorship Settlement with Private Prison Company by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna On July 24, 2017, the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), the parent organization and publisher of Prison Legal News, entered into a settlement with private prison firm Management and Training Corp. (MTC), which has ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Trust Accounts, Commissary
Stolen Credit Cards Laundered Through Global Tel*Link in Ohio Prisons by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Ohio State Highway Patrol, which investigates all manner of crimes in Ohio, launched an investigation in November 2016 into the use of stolen credit card numbers to fund commissary accounts in the state ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Ohio State Criminal Convictions Threatened by Evidence Technician’s Misconduct by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Recent court filings make it clear that G. Michele Yezzo, an evidence technician for 33 years with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI), had a long history of behavioral problems that ...
HRDC v. Management & Training Corp, OH, Settlement, Censorship, 2017 IN THE MATTERS OF: Prison Legal News v. Management & Training Corporation, et al Case No. 2:1&.cv-01174, U.S. District Court, District Court of New Mexico, and Human Rig/its Defense Center v. Management & Training Corporation, et al. Case No. 3:17-cv-1082, ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Computers
Ohio Prisoners Build Computers from Spare Parts, Conceal them in Ceiling by A pair of prisoners at the Marion Correctional Institution in Ohio built two computers from spare parts obtained from PCs they were dismantling as part of a recycling program, then successfully connected them to the prison’s network. The ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Ohio Closes Prison Farms, Auctions Equipment, Plans to Sell Farmland by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On April 13, 2016, Gary Mohr, Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC), announced plans to phase out farming operations at all ten of the state’s prison farms, and sell around ...
HRDC v. Management & Training Corp, OH, Settlement, Censorship, 2017 IN THE MATTERS OF: Prison Legal News v. Management & Training Corporation, et al Case No. 2:1&.cv-01174, U.S. District Court, District Court of New Mexico, and Human Rig/its Defense Center v. Management & Training Corporation, et al. Case No. 3:17-cv-1082, ...
Brief • June 29, 2017
Davis v. State of Ohio, OH, Complaint, Wrongful Incarceration, 2016 1 -~: 'o"PlG~~ FILED t IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF OHIO r~ FRANK C. DAVIS 15211 Martin Glen Terrace Midlothian, Virginia 23112, Plaintiff, vs. STATE OF OHIO Serve: Ohio Attorney General MikeDeWine 30 East Broad Street, 17th Floor Columbus, ...
Brief • June 29, 2017
Davis v. State of Ohio, OH, Settlement, Wrongful Incarceration, 2017 -... ' . IN THE OHIO COURT OF CLAIMS FRANK C. DAVIS Plaintiff Case No. 2016-00251-WI Judge Patrick M. McGrath Magistrate Holly T. Shaver v. STATE OF OHIO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS Defendant l. This Settlement Agreement ...
Publication • June 28, 2017
Ohio Inspector General - Report of Investigation re Aramark, 2017 State of Ohio Office of the Inspector General RANDALL J. MEYER, Inspector General Report of Investigation AGENCY: OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION & CORRECTION FILE ID NO.: 2016-CA00020 DATE OF REPORT: JUNE 15, 2017 The Office of the Ohio Inspector General ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
ACLU of Ohio - Letter to City of Washington Court re Overdoses, 2017 ACLU AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION o f OHIO I ·, March 28, 20 I 7 VIA CERTI FI E D MAIL AND EMAIL Mark Pitstick, Law Director, Washington Court I lquse l 17 N Main Street Washington ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Suicides, Guards/Staff
Five Guard Suicides Within One Year at Ohio Prison by On July 1, 2016, a Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) guard committed suicide. That made a total of five SOCF guards who terminated their own lives within the space of a year. At the time of their deaths, three were ...
Brief • June 12, 2017
Craft v. Norman Robinson, OH, Complaint, Death Row Suicide, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION LISA CRAFT, individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of BILLY SLAGLE, 7015 Westlake Ave. Parma, OH 44129 CASE NO. JUDGE And CASEY LOPEZ 2129 West 83rd Street Cleveland, OH, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Three State Supreme Courts Rule on Post-release Issues for Sex Offenders by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke In six separate opinions, the Supreme Courts of Kansas, Ohio and Colorado ruled on issues related to sex offender registration and probation requirements. In a trio of decisions handed down on April 22, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Medication, Death Penalty
Feds Impound Illegally Imported Execution Drugs in Arizona, Other States by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Arizona's Department of Corrections (ADC) imported a drug used for executions, but federal agents seized and impounded the illegal shipment at the Phoenix airport before it could be used for lethal injections. The ADC ...
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