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Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Filed under: Sexual Harassment
Wife of President Trump’s Ethics Attorney Caught Having Sex with Prisoner by Monte McCoin by Monte McCoin The wife of an attorney who serves as an ethics advisor to President Donald Trump’s revocable trust – an entity intended to separate Trump’s business and political activities – was arrested on September ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Virginia Jail Pays $250,000 to Settle Suit for Failure to Accommodate Deaf Prisoner by In December 2016, a $250,000 settlement was reached in a lawsuit brought by a deaf prisoner who was effectively unable to communicate during a six-week stay at a jail in Arlington County, Virginia. The suit pushed ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Prisoner’s Failure to Protect Claim by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In March 2016, the Fourth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a prisoner’s Eighth Amendment failure to protect claim in a case that subsequently settled. The prisoner, James Herman Raynor, was held at ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Virginia Governor Grants Full Pardons to the “Norfolk Four” by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Four former U.S. Navy veterans wrongly convicted of the rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman have been granted full pardons by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Eric Wilson, Danial Williams, Derek Tice and Joseph Dick, ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Parole Remains Elusive for Virginia Prisoners by David Reutter by David Reutter Virginia has more than 3,500 prisoners eligible for parole, representing over 9% of its prison population of 38,000 – a significant number considering that the state abolished parole over 20 years ago. Still, even for those long-serving prisoners ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Cox v. Baxley, VA, Verdict, Failure to Protect, 2017 DEWAYNE JACKSON COX, Plaintiff, V. BENJAMIN BAXLEY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 7:16CV00408 VERDICT FORM Before: Hon. Glen E. Conrad United States District Judge Question 1 Do you find that the ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Cox v. Baxley, VA, Complaint, Failure to Protect, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ROANOKE DIVISION COX, DEWAYNE JACKSON (a/k/a Dwayne Cox), Plaintiff v. BENJAMIN BAXLEY; JUSTIN MILES; JOSHUA PINKERMAN; AND BRADLEY QUINN; Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Raynor v. Pugh, VA, Settlement, Medical Neglect, 2016 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT This Settlement Agreement ("Agreement"), by and between Plaintiff James Herman Raynor ("Raynor") and Defendant Gerard Pugh ("Pugh") is entered into for the purpose of settling James Herman Raynor v. G. Pugh, in his individual capacity, Civil Action No. 1:13-cv1117-LMB-JFA ("Civil ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Crime
Virginia: Three Face Federal Charges for Fake Legal Services Scheme by Prisoners held in jails in Newport News and Norfolk, Virginia were duped by a fictitious legal services company called “FamUnited,” also known as “Famm United” or “FamilyTranzitions.” The scammers behind the scheme, Teresa Gallop, 49, Jessie Davis, 20, and ...
Publication • 2017
Legal Aid Justice Center - Scott v. Clarke Press Release, Medical Care at Fluvanna Prison, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For information contact Brenda Castañeda, Esq. Legal Aid Justice Center 434-529-1849 brenda@justice4all.org WOMEN AT FLUVANNA PRISON FILE CONTEMPT MOTION ALLEGING VDOC CONTINUES TO FAIL TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE Charlottesville, Va., ...
Brief • 2017
Scott v. Clarke, VA, Memo in Support of Plff's Mot re Contempt, Systemic Medical Neglect, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA CHARLOTTESVILLE DIVISION CYNTHIA B. SCOTT, et al., Plaintiffs, v. HAROLD W. CLARKE, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Coward v. Robinson, VA, Judgment, 5 Percenters Religious Freedom, 2017 Case 1:10-cv-00147-LMB-MSN Document 237 Filed 08/28/17 Page 1 of 1 PageID# 2656 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division Kalvin Donnell Coward, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, ...
Brief • 2017
Filed under: Attorneys, Immigration
Aziz v. Trump, VA, TRO, Detainees at Airport, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division Case No. 1:17-cv-116 Tareq Aqel Mohammed Aziz and Ammar Aqel Mohammed Aziz, by their next friend, Aqel Muhammad Aziz, and John Does 1-60, Date: January 28, 2017 Petitioners, v. ...
Brief • 2017
Prison Legal News v. Northwestern Regional Jail Authority, VA, Memorandum Opinion, Jail Censorship, 2017 9/29/2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA HARRISONBURG DIVISION PRISON LEGAL NEWS, Plaintiff, v. NORTHWESTERN REGIONAL JAIL AUTHORITY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Opposition to Prison Is an Environmental Fight in Appalachia by Sara Imperiale by Sara Imperiale A proposed federal prison has become the focus of opposition for advocates concerned about the project's most notable feature: it’s slated for a mountaintop coal removal site. Coal companies mine by mountaintop removal predominately in ...
Brief • May 18, 2017
Garcia v. Daniel, VA, Motion in Limine, Excessive Force Elbow Strike, 2012 Case 1:11-cv-01226-LO-TCB Document 119 Filed 10/31/12 Page 1 of 34 PageID# 1002 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA (Alexandria Division) CARLOS GARCIA, Plaintiff, v. TERRY DANIEL, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) Case# l-11-cv-1226 (LOffCB) ) ...
Kickback publication • May 15, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
Virginia kickbacks FY2014 GTL-Global Tel Link Corporation Collections FY2013 Receipt # 039 055 184 291 398 505 764 847 956 1088 1312 1391 1585 Date Amount 7/10/2012 7/13/2012 8/23/2012 9/25/2012 10/23/2012 11/20/2012 12/21/2012 1/16/2013 2/15/2013 3/15/2013 4/25/2013 5/17/2013 6/13/2013 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ ...
Publication • May 8, 2017
GAO - Prisoner Labor, 1993 I ----------i t l11ikd St at.<"s Ge1wral A<·cmrnt in~ Of'f1<'e GAO l{eport to the llonorablc 1Tarry Flcid, lJ.S. Senate PRISONER LABOR Perspectives on Paying the Federal Minimum Wage GAO/G<i D-H:l-H8 .--------·-; GAO United States General Accounting Offtce Washington, D.C. 201548 General Government Division B-253226 May20, ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Federal Court Awards Virginia Prisoner $500 for Excessive Force Claim by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Following a bench trial on November 15, 2015, a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia recommended awarding a state prisoner $500 after determining that two prison guards ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Work, Release and Reentry
Ban the Box Movement Spreads to More States, Municipalities by An executive order issued by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe in April 2015 made it easier for people with criminal records to be considered for state jobs. The order was another victory for the &ldquo;ban the box&rdquo; movement, which seeks to ...
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