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Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Gentry v. Floyd County, IN, Amended Complaint, Forcible Stripping, 2014 Case 4:14-cv-00054-TAB-RLY Document 17 Filed 11/12/14 Page 1 of 22 PageID #: 116 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA NEW ALBANY DIVISION ELECTRONICALLY FILED TABITHA GENTRY 1429 Locust St. New Albany, IN 4715 and VINCENT MINTON 11302 Nabb ...
Gentry v. Floyd County, IN, Settlement Agreement, Forcible Stripping, 2017 Case 4:14-cv-00054-TAB-RLY Document 126-1 Filed 07/24/17 Page 1 of 25 PageID #: 1760 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA NEW ALBANY DIVISION ELECTRONICALLY FILED TABITHA GENTRY, ET AL. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) PLAINTIFFS ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Settlement in Baltimore Prison Conditions Class-Action Suit by The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit challenging conditions of confinement and the provision of medical care at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). The case encompassed BCDC and the Women’s ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
South African Prison Evacuated Due to Squalor; Two Prisoners Die from Rat-Borne Disease by Christopher Zoukis As bad as it gets in some U.S. prisons, conditions at the notorious Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town, South Africa are so abysmal that the government was forced to temporarily close the facility and ...
Article • November 1, 2016
$5,000 Settlement in Ohio Prisoner's Suit over Improper Assignment to Upper Bunk by On June 8, 2015, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction agreed to a $5,000 settlement in a lawsuit brought by a prisoner who was assigned to an upper bunk despite having a medical restriction requiring his ...
Article • August 11, 2016
Filed under: Eighth Amendment, Water, Bedding
$295,001 Awarded to Wisconsin Prisoner for Wet Mattress by In the United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin at Madison, on September 17, 2008, a jury returned for plaintiff, Wisconsin state prisoner Reggie Townsend on an 8th amendment civil rights case that was previously granted summary judgment for the ...
Settlement in condition Suit Challenging Birmingham Jail by A settlement agreement was reached in a class action lawsuit concerning the conditions of confinement in Alabama’s Birmingham jail.  The suit was filed in 2011 and was the subject of several PLN reports.  The April 15, 2014, settlement required 100 pre-trial detainees ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Filed under: Bedding
Townsend v. Allen, WI, Settlement, conditions mattress, 2009 Case: 3:05-cv-00204-bbc Document # : 247 Filed: 02/25/2009 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN REGGIE TOWNSEND, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 05-C-204-C JERRY ALLEN , Defendant. STIPULATED ORDER OF DISMISSAL The undersigned hereby stipulate that ...
Buford-Lewis v. Marion County, IN, Settlement, jail conditions, 2008 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 58 Filed 12/01/2008 Page 1 of 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION ANTHONY BUFORD-LEWIS, III, et al., Plaintiffs, v. MARION COUNTY, INDIANA, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. ...
Buford-Lewis v. Marion County, IN, Complaint, jail conditions, 2007 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 1 Filed 04/26/2007 Page 1 of 9 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 1 Filed 04/26/2007 Page 2 of 9 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 1 Filed 04/26/2007 Page 3 of 9 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 1 Filed 04/26/2007 Page 4 of 9 Case ...
Article • January 12, 2016
Overcrowding Causes Unrest in Oklahoma Jail by Matthew Clarke By Matt Clarke Around 43 prisoners in Oklahoma's Bryan County Jail took part in unrest on August 18, 2013. According to Bryan County Sheriff Ken Golden, the prisoners, who had been sentenced to serve time in prison and were awaiting transfer ...
Article • January 1, 2016 • from PLN January, 2016
Federal Court Certifies Class-action for Thousands of Detroit Prisoners, Enters Default Judgment by Derek Gilna U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Ludington certified a § 1983 class-action lawsuit affecting tens of thousands of people arrested and detained by the City of Detroit, and appointed a noted prisoners’ rights law firm in ...
Article • September 11, 2015
$349,500 Settlement in Los Angeles Jail MRSA Suit by $349,500 Settlement in Los Angeles Jail MRSA Suit Los Angeles County agreed to a $349,500 settlement in a class action alleging conditions at various jails in the county placed them at a heightened risk of contracting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The ...
Article • August 1, 2015 • from PLN August, 2015
Filed under: Bedding
Jury Awards $12,000 to Connecticut Prisoner for Unsanitary Mattress by David Reutter Jury Awards $12,000 to Connecticut Prisoner for Unsanitary Mattress by David M. Reutter A Connecticut federal jury awarded $12,000 in damages to a prisoner who was forced to sleep on an unhygienic mattress that was missing much of ...
Article • April 9, 2015 • from PLN April, 2015
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Eighth Amendment Suit; $26,875 Settlement on Remand by Lonnie Burton Seventh Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Eighth Amendment Suit; $26,875 Settlement on Remand by Lonnie Burton n July 17, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit filed by a mentally ill Wisconsin prisoner who claimed ...
Former Detainee Alleges Unconstitutional Conditions at Illinois Jail, Accepts $7,501 Judgment by On April 24, 2013, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a former pretrial detainee at the Edgar County Jail (ECJ) in Illinois stated a claim concerning unconstitutional conditions of confinement at the facility. The appellate court ...
Brief • January 31, 2014
Filed under: Bedding
Bell v. Luna, CT, Verdict, Inadequate Matress, 2014 Case 3:10-cv-00008-MPS Document 121 Filed 01/31/14 Page 1 of 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT , ' HAROLD R. BELL Plaintiff, NO.3:10-cv-00008-MPS v. \ NORBERTO LUNA Defendant. VERDICT FORM I. 42 U.S.C. § 1983 A. Liability Has Harold Bell proven ...
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