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ACLU - Caged In, 2017 CAGED IN January 2017 SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CAGED IN At America’s Expense: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES © 2017 ACLU Foundation June 2012 American Civil Liberties Union 125 Broad ...
Report Finds Abuse of Blind, Deaf, Elderly and Disabled Texas Prisoners by Matthew Clarke The Prison Justice League (PJL), a group advocating prison reform in Texas, released a report entitled Cruel & Unusual Punishment: Excessive Use of Force at the Estelle Unit. The report found that blind, deaf, elderly and ...
Hacker v. N Burl Cain et al, LA, MiO Def MSJ, ADA disabled blind, 2015 Case 3:14-cv-00063-JWD-SCR Document 130 10/02/15 Page 1 of 19 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ____________________________________ ) JASON HACKER ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) ) N. BURL CAIN, et al ) ) ...
Hacker v. N Burl Cain et al, LA, MiO Plf MSJ, ADA disabled blind, 2015 Case 3:14-cv-00063-JWD-SCR Document 151 11/20/15 Page 1 of 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JASON HACKER (DOC #383727) : CIVIL ACTION : : NUMBER: 3:14-cv-00063-JWD-SCR VERSUS : : JUDGE JOHN W. deGRAVELLES ...
Hacker v. State of Louisiana, LA, 2nd Amended Complaint, ADA disabled blind, 2015 Case 3:14-cv-00063-JWD-SCR Document 73 06/02/15 Page 1 of 14 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ____________________________________ ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) ) STATE OF LOUISIANA; LOUISIANA ) DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY ) AND ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Castillo v Dashiell, CA, Amended Complaint, medical neglect blindness, 2005 Case 2:04-cv-00737-GEB-GGH 1 2 3 4 Document 24 Filed 05/20/2005 Page 1 of 6 KING HALL CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC CARTER C. WHITE SBN: 164149 University of California, Davis School of Law One Shields A venue, Building TB-30 Davis, CA 95616-8821 ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Castillo v Dashiell, CA, Order of dismissal, medical neglect blindness, 2005 Case ~ '04-cv-00737-GEB-GGH Filed 05/02/2008 Document 94 Page 1 of 2 EDMUND G. BROWN, Jr. Attorney General of the State of California 2 ALBERTO L. GONZALEZ Supervising Deputy Attorney General 3 OLIVER R. LEWiS, State Bar No. 133557 Deputy ...
Grievance Guide for Disability Issues in Federal Prisons, Washington Lawyer's Committee, 2013 A PRISONER’S GUIDE TO THE EXHAUSTING THE ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDY PROCESS FOR DISABILITY ISSUES IN FEDERAL PRISONS This guide has been created by the D.C. Prisoners Project of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs. It ...
Article • October 5, 2014
Florida Courts Required to Accommodate Blind Litigants with Braille Documents by Florida Courts Required to Accommodate Blind Litigants with Braille Documents   The Florida Supreme Court has held that a legally blind litigant was entitled to mandamus relief to compel an appellate court to accept pleadings in Braille and to ...
California: ADA Protections Again Extended to Disabled State Prisoners Held in County Jails by On January 13, 2012, sixteen months following remand from the Ninth Circuit in the case of Armstrong v. Schwarzenegger, U.S. District Court Judge Claudia Wilken issued an order that again extended the protections of the Americans ...
Blind Virginia Prisoner Settles Suit to Accommodate Disability by A blind prisoner has settled her federal lawsuit that claimed the Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) and Virginia Department of Correctional Education (VDCE) violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act by failing ...
Blind Texas Prisoner Dies after Confrontation with Guards by Thord “Catfish “ Dockray, 42, a blind Texas state prisoner with a history of mental illness, died on May 13, 2010 following a violent altercation with prison guards. Dockray was housed alone in a cell in the medical wing of the ...
A RE-BIRTH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION: USING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TO OVERCOME SECTION 1983 HURDLES AND HOLD GOVERNMENT AND POLICE ACCOUNTABLE by A RE-BIRTH FOR CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION: USING THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT TO OVERCOME SECTION 1983 HURDLES AND HOLD GOVERNMENT AND POLICE ACCOUNTABLE A Review of ...
Color Blind Bus Driver Not Disabled Under ADA by A city bus driver disqualified from driving city buses based on color blindness was not disabled within the meaning of the ADA because he was not substantially limited in the major life activity of seeing and was therefore not disabled under ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Blind Prisoner's Failure to Protect Suit by The legally blind plaintiff sued under the ADA and the Constitution, alleging that inter alia the defendants had double celled him with other prisoners who verbally and physically assaulted him and stole from him. His attorney, in a ...
Ninth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of ADA Suit for Failure to Exhaust by The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a district court erred in dismissing a California prisoners suit for failing to exhaust administrative remedies under 42 U.S.C. § 1997e(a) of the Prison Litigation Reform Act, (PLRA). Earl Butler, ...
Delaware Prisoner's $100,000 Damage Award For Retaliation Upheld by by Michael Rigby A disabled Delaware prisoner's $100,000 damage award for retaliation will stand, a federal district court in Delaware has held. On August 20, 1999, Roger Atkinson, a blind prisoner with a host of medical problems, sued Delaware prison officials ...
No Qualified Immunity for Prison Officials on Tobacco Smoke Complaints by No Qualified Immunity for Prison Officials on Tobacco Smoke Complaints The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit affirmed a district court's denial of summary judgment and qualified immunity for the Delaware prison guards who exposed a prisoner ...
Article • April 15, 2004 • from PLN April, 2004
Blind Prisoner Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies by Blind Prisoner Must Exhaust Administrative Remedies The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a blind prisoner is not excused from the administrative exhaustion requirement of the PLRA, and that a state court finding the prison systems grievance procedure violates Louisiana's State Constitution ...
Injunctive Relief Ordered to Fix ADA Violations in California Parole Hearings by John E Dannenberg by John E. Dannenberg The Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals upheld a December 1999 district court decision (USDC, N.D. Calif.) granting injunctive relief to the class of all California state prisoners and parolees having ...
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