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Article • December 11, 2017
South Carolina’s Treatment of Seriously Mentally Ill Found Unconstitutional by David Reutter By David M. Reutter A South Carolina Court of Common Pleas found the South Carolina Department of Corrections’ (SCDC) “mental health system exposes seriously mentally ill inmates to a substantial risk of serious harm.” The court began its ...
Article • November 28, 2017
Court Finds Treatment of South Carolina’s Mentally Ill Prisoners Unconstitutional by David Reutter by David Reutter In finding the treatment of South Carolina’s prisoners with “serious mental illness” is unconstitutional Judge J. Michael Baxley said that the case is “the most troubling” of those he has seen in more than ...
Brief • October 12, 2017
Bairefoot v. City of Beaufort, SC, Class Action Complaint, No Legal Counsel, IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA TINA RENEE BAIREFOOT, DAE’QUANDREA TREVELL NELSON and NATHAN LEE FOX, individually and on behalf of a class of all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, v. CITY OF ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Prison Labor, Grievances
South Carolina Prisoners’ Wage Grievances Not Subject to 15-day Deadline by A South Carolina Appellate Court held that prisoners’ grievances were not subject to a 15-day filing deadline because they did not concern an “incident” but rather challenged the South Carolina Department of Corrections’ (SCDC) policies or procedures. The ruling ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Arrest and Booking
Florida, South Carolina, New Jersey Latest States to Pass Mugshot Extortion Laws by On June 16, 2017, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation to regulate the online mugshot industry, preventing websites that publish booking photos from charging a fee to remove them. South Carolina passed a similar law, known as ...
Article • July 31, 2017
$10,000 Awarded to SC Man Kicked in the Mouth By Sheriff’s Deputy by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Robert Barnes saved a York County, S.C. sheriff’s deputy from facing criminal assault and battery charges by settling prior to trial in July 2008 for $10,000 for injuries he sustained when the ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Fourth Circuit Rules Lawsuit over Inadequate Prison Food Not Barred by Res Judicata by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On April 25, 2016, the Fourth Circuit overturned a district court’s order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a South Carolina prisoner who alleged that the food served at a state prison ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
South Carolina Appellate Court Upholds Prisoner’s Wage Suit by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna South Carolina state prisoner Fred Gatewood, who worked in a prison industries job, thought he was to be paid $4.00 per hour subject to various state-mandated deductions, but in fact received less. He filed wage-related grievances, ...
Kickback publication • May 10, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
South Carolina Rates May 2017 5/10/2017 SCDC | South Carolina Department of Corrections Home | Inmate Search | FAQ | Contact News Research Victims Programs Family Jobs About SCDC TELEPHONE CALLS The State of South Carolina has selected Global Tel*Link Corporation as the Inmate Telephone System Services Provider for the ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Four Prisoners Murdered at South Carolina Facility by On April 7, 2017, four minimum-security prisoners at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina were found dead in a cell. A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigation revealed that John King, 52; Jason Kelley, 35; Jimmy Ham, 56; and William ...
Article • April 13, 2017
Filed under: News, Arrest Warrants
South Carolina Woman Arrested, Jailed for Overdue Jennifer Lopez Movie Rental by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Spending good money to rent the movie "Monster-In-Law," starring Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, is bad enough. Not returning it after nine years is downright criminal, at least in Pickens County, South Carolina, ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
$50,000 Jury Award in South Carolina Prisoner’s Failure to Protect Suit by A South Carolina federal jury awarded $50,000 to a prisoner in a civil rights action alleging a guard failed to intervene when he was attacked by other prisoners. Lavadre D. Butler, 35, claimed that while incarcerated at the ...
South Carolina Court Finds DOC Erred in Treating Cases as No-Parole Offenses by On November 12, 2015, the South Carolina Court of Appeals held the state’s Department of Corrections (DOC) had erred in interpreting a statute as requiring prisoners with a second conviction for conspiracy to manufacture or intent to ...
Article • October 14, 2016
Prison-Area Cell Phone Companies Not Liable for Attempted Hit on Guard by Matthew Clarke In a March 25, 2015, opinion, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held that cell phone service providers and owners of cell towers in the area around a South Carolina prison were not liable for the ...
South Carolina Sheriff Fires Whistleblower Instead of Jailer Who Assaulted Prisoner by Matthew Clarke After a guard at a South Carolina jail repeatedly struck a prisoner who was being strapped into a restraint chair, York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant took decisive action. He fired the jailer who told a television ...
Article • September 9, 2016
Filed under: Attorney Fee Awards
Supreme Court Holds Securing Injunction Justifies Award of Attorney's Fees by Matthew Clarke On November 5, 2012, the Supreme Court of the United States held that a plaintiff in a civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 who secured a permanent injunction, but not nominal damages, was a ...
Article • September 6, 2016
South Carolina TV Crew Tails Warden Driving Across State for Free by South Carolina's prison towns might be great places to work, but apparently, the wardens wouldn't want to live there. A TV news crew discovered that, six months after South Carolina's Department of Corrections was caught by a state ...
Article • August 25, 2016
$2,200 Award for South Carolina’s Prisoner against Assailant Prisoner by A jury in South Carolina has awarded $2,200 to a prisoner after finding the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDOC) guilty of gross negligence. Prisoner Andrew Baldree, 36, was confined on December 28, 2011, at the Lieber Correctional Institution. He ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Start-Up Apparel Company Rests Its Fortunes on Back of Prisoner Labor by David Reutter A new company, Tight Lines Y’all, has started operations thanks to the availability of prisoner labor to produce its signature items. When Terry Lewis became inspired to start a company he faced the usual obstacles of ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Filed under: Sentencing
Skinhead Couple Gets Life for Killing Registered Sex Offender in South Carolina by Joe Watson After being sentenced to life in prison by a Union County, South Carolina judge for killing a registered sex offender and his wife, a pair of white supremacists lashed out at the victims' family with ...
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