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Prisoner Deaths Continue To Rise by Christopher Zoukis For the third year in row, the number of prisoners who died in America's prisons and jails rose. Some 4,446 prisoners died in 2013, a two percent increase over 2012, continuing an upward trend, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's Office ...
Article • August 22, 2016
$1.35 Million Settlement in Tempe Police Speeding Wrongful Death Suit by Kyle Baker, a 24-year-old Mesa Community College student, was crossing a street in Tempe, Arizona, at around 2:00 a.m. on November 26, 2005, when he was struck and killed by a police cruiser driven by on-duty police officer William ...
$6.4 Million Settlement in Death of Baltimore Man in Police Custody by The City of Baltimore reached a settlement of $6.4 million in the high-profile death of Freddie Gray, 25, in April 2015.  The September 2, 2015, agreement “spares us all having the scab of April this year picked over ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Topete et al v. Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department et al., CA, Settlement, police car accident, 2010 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES ~pP~~sAN ~~~ "~~`N} ~ ~;_ "' ~' ~ ~ ~ CAtiFOe~~PX OFFICE OF THE COUNTY COUNSEL 648 KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION 50.0 WEST TEMPLE STREET LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Thompson v. City of Lebanon, TN, Plf Mot to Certify Def Appeal as Frivolous, police accidental shooting immunity, 2014 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE AT NASHVILLE MELINDA THOMPSON, individually, and as Next Friend, and Administrator of the Estate of Gregory Thompson, Jr. (Deceased), ...
Brief • April 20, 2016
Meeks et al v. DCS et al, NE, Complaint, inmate work auto accident, 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA LEONARD MEEKS and MARTELL BUCHANAN, as Co-Special Administrators of the Estate of Joyce Meeks, Deceased, Plaintiffs, v. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, STATE OF NEBRASKA, ROBERT P. HOUSTON, Director ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Filed under: Accidents, Police Chases
Fields v City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, wrongful death police car chase, 2009 E-Notice 2009-L-002962 CALENDAR: Q To: Elizabeth Nicole Mazur elizabethm@loevy.com NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS FIELDS JONDALYN M vs. BURGOS ANGEL L 2009-L-002962 The transmission was received on 11/13/2015 at ...
Article • January 7, 2016
Filed under: Wrongful Release, Accidents
Nebraska DOC Director Retires Amid Criticism of Department Practices by Joe Watson The retirement of Robert Houston as director of Nebraska's Department of Correctional Services did not spark reflections on his 38-year career, but rather it salted fresh wounds. Houston, 63, insisted that his retirement—submitted in papers to Nebraska Gov. ...
Brief • November 18, 2015
Meeks v. Department of Correctional Services, NE, Complaint, Wrongful Death - Prisoner Car Accident, 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA LEONARD MEEKS and MARTELL BUCHANAN, as Co-Special Administrators of the Estate of Joyce Meeks, Deceased, Plaintiffs, v. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, STATE OF NEBRASKA, ROBERT P. HOUSTON, ...
Brief • November 18, 2015
Meeks v. Department of Correctional Services, NE, Leg. Bill 949 Approv. Settlement, Wrongful Death - Prisoner Car Accident, 2014 LB 949 LB 949 LEGISLATIVE Approved by the BILL Governor 949 March 29, 2014 Introduced by Business and Labor Committee: Lathrop, 12, Chairperson; Ashford, 20; Harr, 8; McGill, 26; Wallman, 30. ...
Article • November 6, 2015
Virginia Police Officers Entitled to Sovereign Immunity in Wrongful Death Suit by Virginia Police Officers Entitled to Sovereign Immunity in Wrongful Death Suit The Virginia Supreme Court has held that two Virginia police officers accused in the wrongful death of a cyclist were not liable due to sovereign immunity. City ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
Explosion at Florida Jail Kills Two Prisoners as Officials Negotiate Reforms for Unconstitutional Conditions by David Reutter Explosion at Florida Jail Kills Two Prisoners as Officials Negotiate Reforms for Unconstitutional Conditions by David Reutter As negotiations continued between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Escambia County, Florida officials over ...
Article • June 10, 2015
Pennsylvania Officer’s Widow Receives $5 Million Settlement for Accidental Shooting Death by Pennsylvania Officer’s Widow Receives $5 Million Settlement for Accidental Shooting Death In November 10, 2009, the City of Easton agreed to pay $5 million to Carin Sollman, the widow of Officer Jesse Sollman. After the 2005 accidental shooting ...
Article • May 6, 2015 • from PLN May, 2015
$500,000 Settlement in Georgia Prisoner’s Death while on Work Crew by $500,000 Settlement in Georgia Prisoner’s Death while on Work Crew The family of a prisoner killed while working on a road crew in Georgia accepted a $500,000 settlement in a wrongful death suit. The main cause of action was ...
Department of Justice Releases 2012 Report on Local Jail and State Prison Deaths by Matthew Clarke The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice released a December 2012 report entitled "Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000-2010 - Statistical Tables." The report showed that 4,150 state ...
Prisoner Death Rates Study Pridemore J. of Health and Soc. Behavior 2014 533119 research-article2014 HSBXXX10.1177/0022146514533119Journal of Health and Social BehaviorPridemore Incarceration and Health The Mortality Penalty of Incarceration: Evidence from a Population-based Case-control Study of Working-age Males Journal of Health and Social Behavior 2014, Vol. 55(2) 215­–233 © American Sociological ...
Article • April 15, 2013 • from PLN April, 2013
Utah Potentially Liable for Juvenile’s Death; Incarceration Exception to State’s Immunity Inapplicable by The Utah Supreme Court has that the “incarceration exception” to the state’s waiver of sovereign immunity does not apply to a juvenile offender’s placement in an unsecured community-based proctor home. Sixteen-year-old Dillon Whitney was charged with several ...
Article • March 15, 2013 • from PLN March, 2013
Los Angeles County Settles Civil Detainee Wrongful Death Claim for $750,000 by On August 1, 2012, the County Counsel for the County of Los Angeles, California recommended settlement of a lawsuit filed by the survivors of a civil detainee who died as a result of an accident while working on ...
Article • October 15, 2012 • from PLN October, 2012
Eight Puerto Rican Prisoners Drown in Flooded Van by On November 7, 2011 in Puerto Rico, eight prisoners died in a transport van trapped in rising floodwaters. The van contained two guards and ten shackled prisoners, all of whom were pre-trial detainees; most had been unable to afford bail and ...
Texas Teenager Killed at Private Juvenile Detention Center by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On October 10, 2011, 14-year-old Jordan Adams was found unconscious on the floor of his isolation cell at the Granbury Regional Juvenile Justice Center (GRJJC) in Granbury, Texas. A sheet was wrapped around his neck. He ...
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