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Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Most Black “Neighborhoods” in Wisconsin are Actually Jails, Prisons by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A 17-year-old has made a startling discovery about Wisconsin: more than half of the state’s black “neighborhoods” are actually jails. The young researcher, Lew Blank, used the Weldon Cooper Center’s Racial Dot Map and Google ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Seventh Circuit: District Court Erred in Dismissing Prisoner’s § 1983 Suit for Failure to Exhaust by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reversed a district court’s order dismissing a Wisconsin state prisoner’s 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit on the grounds that he ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Seventh Circuit Passes on Opportunity to Weigh in on Police Use of Cell-Site Simulators by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has refused to remand a case for further fact-finding about the government's use of cell-site simulators during investigations. Damian Patrick ...
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s Jail Under Fire for Deaths, Civil Rights Abuses by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis At least four people, including a newborn, have died in Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County Jail since April 2016. The facility, run by Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., houses about 950 detainees daily. ...
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
WI DOC CenturyLink/Embarq Amendment 1 exp. 12-31-17 DocuSign Envelope ID: B0DB1B28-C7D3-4CAB-9CDF-7FFC0A9804C1 AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICE CONTRACT This Amendment No. 1 to the contract for Inmate Telephone Services #C-1752 (“Amendment”) between CenturyLink Public Communications, Inc., formerly known as Embarq Payphone Services, Inc. (“CenturyLink”) and the State of Wisconsin, ...
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
WI DOC CenturyLink/Embarq Amendment 2 DocuSign Envelope ID: 460184EC-7A24-4D57-B0B0-13497B43DE81 AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICE CONTRACT This Amendment No. 2 to the contract for Inmate Telephone Services #C-1752 (“Amendment”) between CenturyLink Public Communications, Inc. (“CenturyLink”) and the State of Wisconsin, Department of Corrections (“Department” or “You” in the ICER ...
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
WI DOC Kickbacks 2014-2017 Commissions Received from CenturyLink Inmate Telephone Contract Month Total Calls Total Minutes State General Fund Commission DOC Commission Jan. 14 407,266 5,317,409 $133,357.45 $66,678.73 Feb. 14 428,375 5,630,295 $141,218.78 $70,609.39 Mar. 14 494,238 6,471,722 $162,215.46 $81,107.73 April. 14 442,887 5,732,155 $143,730.37 $71,865.19 May. 14 448,820 5,729,285 ...
J.J. v. Litscher, WI, Complaint, Juvenile Solitary Confinement, 2017 Case: 3:17-cv-00047 Document #: 1 Filed: 01/23/17 Page 1 of 40 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN J.J., by and through his next friend, Sakeena Jackson; K.D., by and through her next friends John Levy and Meranda ...
J.J. v. Litscher, WI, Preliminary Injunction, Juvenile Solitary Confinement, 2017 Case: 3:17-cv-00047-jdp Document #: 71 Filed: 07/10/17 Page 1 of 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN J.J., by and through his next friend Sakeena Jackson; K.D., by and through her next friends John ...
Seventh Circuit: Prison Doctor Not Entitled to Summary Judgment on Deliberate Indifference Claim by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On September 8, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a district court’s order granting summary judgment to a federal prison doctor who refused to adequately treat a ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Suit Over Denial of Ramadan Meals; $3,600 Settlement by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On January 4, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a Muslim prisoner who was denied several sack meals during Ramadan. Michael L. ...
Brief • June 8, 2017
Martin v. County of Milwaukee, WI, Amended Complaint, Sexual Abuse Shackling, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN JANE DOE, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. COUNTY OF MILWAUKEE, DAVID A. CLARKE, JR., in his Official capacity, XAVIER D. THICKLEN, And JOHN ...
Brief • June 8, 2017
Martin v. County of Milwaukee, WI, Verdict, Sexual Abuse Shackling, 2017 U.S. District Court Wisconsin Eastern UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN I JUN - 7 20171 Ste SHONDA MARTIN, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 14-CV-200-JPS COUNTY OF MILWAUKEE and XAVIER D. THICKLEN, SPECIAL VERDICT Defendants. We, the jury, ...
Brief • June 1, 2017
Thompson v. Holm, WI, Settlement, Ramadan Fasting, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN MICHAEL L. THOMPSON, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 13..cv.. 00930-nj WILLIAM HOLM, MATTHEW LARSON, RANDALL LASHOCK, BRUCE BLEICH, and JOHN DOE, Defendants. RELEASE AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Tins Release and Settlement Agreement ...
Upthegrove v. Baird, WI, Settlement, Self Harm Cutting, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN SAMUEL S. UPTHEGROVE, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 15-CV-0509 LESLEY BAIRD, KURT SCHWEBKE, MARK ISAACSON, RONALD SWENSON, JEREMIAH MILLARD and ISAAC HART, Defendants.' AND IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ...
Barnes v. Clarke, WI, Complaint and Jury Demand, Neglecting Inmate Mental and Physical Health, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN TERRILL BARNES, CURTIS PIGGEE, and AMARI THOMAS-ACOSTA, d/o/b 2/9/2013, by his mother and guardian, MICHELLE THOMAS-ACOSTA, Plaintiffs, v. Case No.___________ DAVID J. CLARKE JR.; RICHARD ...
Kickback publication • May 15, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Wisconsin Rates May 2017 5/15/2017 CenturyLink | Corrections | Wisconsin Department of Corrections Home Friends and Family Correctional Facilities Wisconsin Department of Corrections Rates and Fees Available Services FAQ This site provides information on how to receive calls from inmates at the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC). WIDOC has contracted ...
Article • April 26, 2017
EEOC Judge Holds BOP Retaliated Against Employee for Prior EEO Activities by On May 1, 2002, an administrative law judge for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) retaliated against an employee who had filed previous complaints with the EEOC when they terminated ...
Brief • April 5, 2017
Shebelske v. Marathon County Jail, WI, Amended Complaint, Medical Neglect Anemia, 2015 I --------------------------Case: 3:15-cv-00072-bbc Document #: 9 Filed: 04/27/15 Page 1 of 24 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTRERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN ?7 ,, : ':: 2 BRIAN P. SHEBELSKE Civil Action No. 15-cv-72-bbc Plaintiff, and ...
Brief • April 5, 2017
Shebelske v. Marathon County Jail, WI, Settlement Agreement, Medical Neglect Anemia, 2016 HURLEY, BURISH & STANTON, S.C. 33 EAST MAIN STREET, SUITE 400 Mailing Address: POST OFFICE Box 1528 MADISON, WI 53701-1528 ATTORNEYS AT LAW Tel. (608) 257-0945 Fax. (608) 257-5764 www.hbslawfirm.com Author's e-mail: aerlandson@hbslawfirm.com Stephen P. Hurley* John C. ...
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