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Rodriguez-Grava & Cisneros de Jesus v. GEO Group, TX, Order, Failure to Provide Mental Health Services, 2009 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO DIVISION MIROSLAVA RODRIGUEZ-GRAVA and ISAIAS VASQUEZ CISNEROS DE JESUS, § § § § Plaintiffs, § § vs. § § GEO GROUP, INC.; THE ...
BOP Pays $31,491 for Biased EEOC Investigation by The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) was ordered to pay $31,491 in an employee’s Equal Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint. The complaint was filed by Sheila R. Hendley, a former Inmates Systems Officer at the Federal Prison Camp in El Paso, Texas.  She ...
BOP Pays $22,500 Settlement in Retaliation Claim by The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $22,500 to settle a lawsuit claiming retaliation.  The suit was brought by James M. Hedge, an Administrative Assistant Warden at the Federal Correction Complex in Beaumont, Texas. Hedge alleged that in 1997 he was subject to ...
ICE Bans Crayons in Family Detention Center Visiting Area by Prisoners who cause property damage in correctional facilities often receive swift punishment. It was no different for the very young prisoners held in one of the United States’ most controversial detention centers. Housed with their immigrant mothers in the GEO ...
Texas: “San Antonio Four” Exonerated after Two Decades by In 1997, Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez were convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls. The women came to be known as the “San Antonio Four.” With help from the Innocence Project of Texas, all four were ...
Johnson v. Johnson, TX, Complaint, Rape by Prisoner, 2002 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS WICHITA FALLS DIVISION RODERICK KEITH JOHNSON (#623028), Michael Unit, Tennessee Colony, Texas, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) GARY JOHNSON, Executive Director, Texas ) Department of ...
Texas: Complaint Filed Over Contaminated Water, Conditions at Eastham Unit by Panagioti Tsolkas The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has become a litmus test for dealing with toxic environmental conditions for prisoners. Earlier this year, prisoners at the Wallace Pack Unit and their advocates on the outside succeeded in ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Judge Rips DOJ Lawyers for “Series of Misrepresentations,” Orders Ethics Training by Derek Gilna In one of the most recent examples of gross misconduct on the part of U.S. Department of Justice attorneys, noteworthy for the fact that it was actually punished, a Texas federal judge blasted DOJ lawyers who ...
NTSB Faults Texas Prison Guard, Road Crews in Transport Bus Deaths by Derek Gilna The federal National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recently investigated and issued a final report concerning a 2015 prison transport bus accident that claimed the lives of eight prisoners and two guards. The report faulted both the ...
A Texas-Sized Failure - Sexual Assaults in TX Prisons, PJL TAASA, 2016 A TEXAS-SIZED FAILURE: Sexual Assaults in Texas Prisons A joint report of the Prison Justice League & 1the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Acknowledgements This report was written by Erica Gammill & Elia Inglis. All content copyright © ...
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“This Man Will Almost Certainly Die” by Dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. The Bureau of Prisons itself says there’s a problem. And yet the privatization scheme continues. by Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation Where Claudio Fagardo-Saucedo grew up, on the colonial streets of ...
Private Jail Contractor’s Insurance Excludes Coverage of Detainee’s Death by The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an insurance company is not required to defend or indemnify a private prison contractor in the death of a pretrial detainee at a Texas jail. Mario Garcia was confined at the Brooks ...
Former Warden, Sheriff, Justice of the Peace Charged in Texas Corruption Scandal by Matthew Clarke Elberto Esquiel Bravo, 55, the former warden at the East Hidalgo County Detention Center, was arrested in January 2015 and charged with acting as an accessory after the fact in a conspiracy to bribe Hidalgo ...
Father of Four Dies in Privately-operated Texas Jail; Civil Suit Expected by On October 5, 2016, the Huffington Post released disturbing video from inside a private prison in Texarkana, Texas that showed Michael Sabbie, a 35-year-old father of four, being violently flung to the ground by a group of six ...
Prison Rodeos: A Bunch of Bull? by David Reutter Rarely does the public find anything entertaining about a person who has been convicted of a crime and sent to prison. That is not the case with prison rodeos, however, which draw people from all over the U.S. and even other ...
Prominent Texas Capital Defense Attorney Suspended for a Year by David Dow has near-legendary status among death penalty attorneys in Texas. He works pro bono for clients whose lives literally depend on him; he takes their cases after they arrive on death row, often seeking to right the wrongs committed ...
Private Prison in Texas Closes after Riot Renders it Uninhabitable by Matthew Clarke On February 20, 2015, an uprising occurred at the Willacy County Correctional Center (WCCC), a private prison located in Raymondville, Texas that was operated by Utah-based Management and Training Corporation (MTC). The facility primarily housed criminal immigrant ...
Article • December 6, 2016
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Crappy criminal-justice reporting demonstrates journalism flaws exploited on national stage by Terry Hanning Crappy criminal-justice reporting demonstrates journalism flaws exploited on national stage “A lie ain’t a side of a story. It’s just a lie.” Terry Hanning, The Wire Since the presidential election, the national press has been struggling with the ...
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