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Article • September 13, 2017
Naturalized U.S. Citizen Receives $400,000 after Being Illegally Held by ICE for 71 Months by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Rennison Vern Castillo served honorably in the United States Army. He received the National Defense Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon. While serving the country, Castillo was sworn in ...
Article • September 12, 2017
Washington Court of Appeals Holds No Duty of Protection Owed By DOC to Felon Under Community Supervision by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 14, 2017, Division Three of the Washington State Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 ruling that the Department of Corrections (DOC) was not liable ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Private Prisons, Advocacy
No Private Prisons in King County, Washington by On August 14, 2017, the King County Council in Washington State voted 8-1 to pass an ordinance prohibiting the county from contracting with private prison companies. The county does not currently use for-profit prisons and has contingency arrangements with other counties should ...
Article • August 10, 2017
Filed under: Public Records Act
Lakewood (WA) Police Department Found in Violation of State Public Records Act by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On May 25, 1016, Division Two of the Washington State Court of Appeals found that the City of Lakewood, Washington, and the Lakewood Police Department (LPD) illegally withheld documents in a Public ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Washington State Mental Health Agency Held in Contempt; $14 Million in Fines Levied by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington has held the state’s Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) in contempt in a class-action lawsuit. The contempt order was ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Thomas v. Cannon, WA, Complaint, Wrongful Death Sniper, 2015 Case 3:15-cv-05346 Document 1 Filed 05/22/15 Page 1 of 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 7 8 9 FREDRICK and ANNALESA THOMAS; and JO-HANNA READ, as Guardian ad Litem of ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Thomas v. Cannon, WA, Verdict, Wrongful Death Sniper, 2017 Case 3:15-cv-05346-BJR Document 237 Filed 07/14/17 Page 1 of 14 Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE FREDRICK and ANNALESA THOMAS; and JO-HANNA READ, as Guardian ad Litem of E.T., a minor, Plaintiffs, v. ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Escapes
Washington: Sentence for Escape Conviction Can Only be Enhanced by Other Escapes by Division III of the Washington State Court of Appeals held on June 21, 2016 that a sentence for a conviction of “escape from community custody” may only be enhanced or increased by other escape convictions. Washington state ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Is Risk Prediction Real Criminal Justice Reform or Junk Science? by Joe Watson by Joe Watson With its criminal justice system bursting at the seams, one state has decided to take a controversial step to alleviate the pressure. In 2015, Pennsylvania officials indicated the state would become the first in ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Juveniles
Washington State Leads the Nation in Jailing Juvenile Status Offenders by More than two decades have passed since the murder of 13-year-old runaway Rebecca Hedman spurred Washington State lawmakers to pass a bill allowing judges to send at-risk children to juvenile detention centers. But implementation of the “Becca Bill” has ...
Brief • June 29, 2017
Powell v. Barnes, WA, Amended Complaint, Failure to Protect, 2017 Case 2:16-cv-00352-JLR Document 41 Filed 01/10/17 Page 1 of 32 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR ...
Brief • June 29, 2017
Powell v. Barnes, WA, Settlement, Failure to Protect, 2017 RELEASE (TORT) FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the sum of ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,500,000.00), the Estate of Gordon "Casey" Powell, by and through its personal representative Stephanie Powell Leisure, and Gordon Clay Powell, Sr., or other ...
Publication • June 29, 2017
Filed under: Attorneys General
Attorney General Rob McKenna - Opinion re Legality of Nisqually Jail Service Agreement, 2016 Legal Opinion of Former Attorney General Rob McKenna orrick Memo To Ed Budge From Rob McKenna Melanie D. Phillips Date October 3, 2016 Re Legality of Nisqually Jail Service Agreement I. QUESTION PRESENTED Is the Nisqually ...
Brief • June 20, 2017
Rowe v. City of Yelm, WA, Claim, Wrongful Death Cardiac, 2016 Bu DGE-@t-1 EI PT, PLLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW 705 Second Avenue, Suite 910 Seattle, WA 98104 Telephone 206-624-3060 • Facsimile 206-621-7323 Edwin S. Budge (206) 624-3060 www.budgeandheipt.com October 3, 2016 Mr. John Simmons, Chief Executive Officer Nisqually Indian Tribe ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Legal Financial Obligations Imposed on Indigent or Disabled Defendants Unable to Pay by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On September 22, 2016, a unanimous Washington Supreme Court held that the imposition of legal financial obligations (LFOs) on indigent or disabled defendants violates state and federal ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Children of Prisoners
WA: Prisoners May Not Have Their Incarceration Used Against Them at Child Dependency Proceedings by On July 14, 2016, the Washington Supreme Court issued a decision affirming statutory provisions that strengthen the rights of incarcerated parents when the state initiates child dependency proceedings or tries to terminate parental rights. In ...
Brief • June 9, 2017
Rowe v. City of Yelm, WA, Settlement, Wrongful Death Cardiac, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT J. Release. For the value of THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY-FNE THOUSAND AND 00/ 100 DOLLARS ($375,000.00), receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, SEAN ROWE, an individual, and CARMEN ROWE, as an indi vidual and as the Personal Representative ...
Publication • June 7, 2017
Filed under: Internet, First Amendment
WJLTA - Jail (E)mail, Brennen Johnson, 2016 WASHINGTON JOURNAL OF LAW, TECHNOLOGY & ARTS VOLUME 11, ISSUE 4 WINTER 2016 JAIL (E)MAIL: FREE SPEECH IMPLICATIONS OF GRANTING INMATES ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC MESSAGING SERVICES Brennen J. Johnson* © Brennen J. Johnson Cite as: 11 Wash. J.L. Tech. & Arts 285 (2016) ...
Williams v. Snohomish County, WA, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Death TASER, 2016 Case 2:16-cv-00455-RSL Document 4-17 Filed 03/31/16 Page 1 of 13 1 Honorable Judge Hollis Hill 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING 8 9 ...
Williams v. Snohomish County, WA, Settlement, Wrongful Death TASER, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS 1. Plaintiffs. Nancy Williams, a single person, individually and as the Personal Representative of the Estate of William Charles Williams, deceased; and Trina Blau, individually and Jeffrey Williams, individually. 2. Defendant. Snohomish County. ...
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