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Article • December 7, 2017
Filed under: Discrimination
Rhode Island Settles Prison Hiring Civil Rights Suit with United States by Lonnie Burton By Lonnie Burton On April 24, 2017, the state of Rhode Island and attorneys for the United States Department of Justice (D0J) reached a settlement agreement in a three year old lawsuit over discriminatory hiring practices ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Prisoner’s Escape from Understaffed Private Prison Results in Staff Discipline by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Four guards at the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Center in Central Falls, Rhode Island were placed on administrative leave after a prisoner escaped on New Years Eve 2016. James Morales, 35, scaled the backboard ...
Kickback publication • October 24, 2017
RI Contract with GTL
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Voting
Two Federal Courts Find Prison Gerrymandering Unconstitutional by David Reutter by David Reutter Two federal district courts, one in Florida and the other in Rhode Island, have held prison gerrymandering unconstitutional, though one of the orders was overturned on appeal. The rulings are the first of their kind. “This is ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Voting
First Circuit Allows City to Include Prisoners in Census Counts by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The First Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court’s order barring the city of Cranston, Rhode Island from counting the 3,433 prisoners held at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI), located in that ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Heroin Overdose Antidote Becoming More Widely Available, Including Behind Bars by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Just months after New York's prison system launched a heroin overdose prevention program by training prisoners to administer naloxone – an opioid overdose antidote also known as Narcan – Maryland made it easier to ...
Brief • 2017
USA v. Rhode Island DOC, RI, Settlement, Racial Discrimination in Hiring, 2017 Case 1:14-cv-00078-WES-LDA Document 80-1 Filed 09/18/17 Page 1 of 48 PageID #: 1142 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, RHODE ISLAND DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, ...
Brief • 2017
Cable v. Aul, RI, Judgment, Book Censorship, 2017 Case 1:16-cv-00441-M-LDA Document 19 Filed 05/16/17 Page 1 of 2 PagelD #: 58 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DI~TRICT OF RHODE ISLAND EDWARD CABLE, Plaintiff v. CA. No.: 16-441-M LINDA AUL, WILLIAM BEGONES, ROBERT SAYLES, MICHELE KOWOLSKY, A.T. WALL, CORY CLOUD, ...
Kickback publication • May 10, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Rhode Island Rates May 2017 OFFICIAL NOTICE Rhode Island Department of Corrections Inmate Calling Rates Call rates are effective on March 17, 2016. The rates do not include applicable federal, state or local taxes or regulatory fees. All Calls are a flat $0.047 Per Minute plus Applicable Tax Customer Service ...
Brief • April 26, 2017
USA v. Rhode Island DOC, RI, Complaint, Racial Discrimination in Hiring, 2014 Case 1:14-cv-00078-S-LDA Document 1 Filed 02/10/14 Page 1 of 11 PageID #: 1 uNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND . UNITEp STATE~ O¥ Al\ffiR:J:CA, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No.: STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, RH()DE ISLAND DEPAllTMENT ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Decision to Terminate Parental Rights of Incarcerated Father Vacated After His Conviction Overturned on Appeal by On July 7, 2016, the Rhode Island Supreme Court reversed a Family Court order terminating the parental rights of a man locked up for first degree murder after that conviction was reversed while the ...
Article • September 8, 2016
R.I. Prisoner Gets a New Liver that Nobody Wants to Pay For by Rhode Island bureaucrats are tossing around a state prisoner's liver transplant like a hot potato. Too chicken to advocate for the humane treatment of prisoners or to explain how the lifesaving operation will be paid for. Jose ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Results from Seven States Shows Program-Driven Recidivism Reduction by The National Reentry Resource Center has published a new study of seven states showing that with proper pre-release programming, recidivism rates can be reduced by a significant amount.  The study, which covered the states of Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, ...
Cable v. Aul, RI, Complaint, Book Censorship, 2016 Case 1:16-cv-00441-M-LDA Document 1 Filed 08/09/16 Page 1 of 10 PageID #: 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT For The District of Rhode Island (Enter the full name(s) of the: t...~is action) ?lainti££(s) in CA t 6- 441 VS .. : l>cBesf ,sAvtes,· ...
Publication • May 27, 2016
INS Detention Standards Compliance Audit - ACI-Cranston Intake Service Center, Cranston, RI, 2002 MEMORANDUM To: Anthony S. Tangeman, Deputy Executive Associate Commissioner Office of Detention and Removal. From: American Bar Association and Massachusetts Bar Association Delegation to the ACICranston Intake Service Center. Re: INS Compliance with Detention Standards at the ...
Publication • February 16, 2016
OHRP Response - Determination Letters re Prisoner Research Projects (Brown University), DHH, 2000
Article • October 13, 2015
Filed under: Parental rights
Parental Rights Terminated for Two Incarcerated Parents by Parental Rights Terminated for Two Incarcerated Parents On May 16, 2014, the Rhode Island Supreme Court upheld a family court's order terminating the parental rights of two incarcerated parents, cutting them off from all future contact with their three-year-old son. Robert Molenda ...
Article • March 5, 2015 • from PLN March, 2015
Filed under: Cost of Prison Systems
Rhode Island Prison Guards Collect Double-Time-and-a-Half during States of Emergency by Rhode Island Prison Guards Collect Double-Time-and-a-Half during States of Emergency When he declared a state of emergency – as he did multiple times after being elected in 2010 – former Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee had more on ...
Brief • February 19, 2014
Filed under: Voting, Census
Davidson v. City of Cranston, RI, Complaint, Prisoners in Census Redistricting Scheme, 2014 Case 1:14-cv-00091-L-LDA Document 1 Filed 02/19/14 Page 1 of 9 PageID #: 1 ,.···-·Ftl E ED """'FtL 0 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLANftl~ fEB I q A 10: 25 Karen ...
Article • April 15, 2013
Filed under: Police, Police Chases
First Circuit: No Deposition Testimony of Incarcerated Witness; Incarceration Does Not Make Witness "Unavailable" by First Circuit: No Deposition Testimony of Incarcerated Witness; Incarceration Does Not Make Witness "Unavailable" The First Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Rhode Island federal court's decision to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over state law claims, ...
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