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Young v. County of Cook, IL, Settlement, Strip Searches, 2017 Case: 1:06-cv-00552 Document #: 858-1 Filed: 05/11/17 Page 1 of 6 PageID #:17034 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT This Settlement Agreement ("Settlement Agreement") is signed and effective as ofMay 9, 2017, by Illinois National Insurance Company, the Insurance Company of t.he State of ...
“A Living Nightmare” by Women Visiting Loved Ones Jailed at Rikers Describe a Pattern of Invasive Searches by Guards By Raven Rakia, The Intercept Reprinted with permission from The Intercept. The Intercept's story was produced in partnership with WNYC.   On July 2, 2015, Jasmine Quattlebaum took the bus to Rikers Island to ...
Shackled South African Prisoner Beaten by GEO Guards Wins Lawsuit by Derek Gilna In May 2016, private prison firm The GEO Group, which operates the maximum-security Louis Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Louis Trichard, South Africa, lost a lawsuit that alleged the company’s guards beat a prisoner while he was ...
A Primer on Prisoners’ Constitutional Rights by Alex Friedmann Prison Legal News (PLN) regularly reports on prison and jail-related court decisions involving violations of prisoners’ constitutional rights. Those who are new to the arena of civil rights litigation and unfamiliar with prisoners’ few remaining rights may need a basic introduction ...
MN: Jail Strip Search of Drug Suspect Held Constitutional by Lonnie Burton Jonathan Jacobson was arrested in 2009 for driving while under the influence of alcohol. He admitted to the Stewartsville, Minnesota police officer that he recently "smoked a bowl" of marijuana. Jacobson was booked in to the county jail ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Sixth Circuit Vacates Denial of Qualified Immunity; Each Defendant’s Conduct Must be Individually Evaluated by Mark Wilson The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a district court’s denial of qualified immunity because an individualized inquiry into the defendants’ role during an illegal body cavity search was not conducted. Felix ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Marshal Liable for Social Worker's Cavity Search by A Puerto Rican federal court granted a social worker summary judgment for a strip and cavity search after a civil contempt arrest. Carmen Figueroa-Flores, 61, is a social worker who has no criminal record and had never been arrested. She has had ...
Illinois District Court strip-search case survives summary judgment attack by Derek Gilna Plaintiff Angelina Cianfaglione's Fourth Amendment claim alleging an illegal seizure and arrest, excessive force, and an illegal strip and body cavity search that occurred incident to a traffic stop in Edgar County, Illinois has survived a summary judgment ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
McCloud v. Fortune, FL, Plf Omnibus Memo, Unwarranted Invasive Bodily Search, 2005 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION ARNETTA McCLOUD, FREDDY McCLOUD, CYNTHIA McCLOUD, MARCUS FRASIER, BARBARA KING, BERNARD KING and CHESLEY KING, CASE NO: 4:05cv-101-RH-WCH Plaintiffs, vs. KENNETH W. FORTUNE, Sheriff of Jefferson County, in ...
Brief • July 29, 2016
Solis v. Baca, CA, Expert Report - Martin, Body Cavity Strip Search, 2010 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA MARLENE SOLIS, et aI., Plaintiffs, vs. SHERlFF LEROY D. BACA, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case No. CV 06-01135 SVW (CTx) ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Cervantes v. USA, AZ, Complaint, CBP detention dog illegal body cavity search, 2016 Case 4:16-cv-00334-CKJ Document 1 Filed 06/08/16 Page 1 of 17 1 2 LAW OFFICES OF MATTHEW C. DAVIDSON, LTD 5 1859 N Grand Ave, Suite 1 Nogales, AZ 85621-1386 (520) 281-0433 Matthew C. Davidson State Bar No. ...
Amador et al v. Sheriff baca, CA, Order re Mot for Class Cert, strip body cavity search of female inmates, 2014 Case 2:10-cv-01649-SVW-JEM Document 263 Filed 12/18/14 Page 1 of 17 Page ID #:5931 Case 2:10-cv-01649-SVW-JEM Document 263 Filed 12/18/14 Page 2 of 17 Page ID #:5932 1 subjected to ...
Amador et al v. Sheriff baca, CA, Order, strip body cavity search of female inmates, 2014 Case 2:10-cv-01649-SVW-JEM Document 232 Filed 03/12/14 Page 1 of 34 Page ID #:4713 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 11 MARY AMADOR, ...
San Bernardino County Jail Named in Federal Lawsuit by Christopher Zoukis On May 7, 2014, six detainees held at the West Valley Detention Center in San Bernardino filed a civil rights complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Their lawsuit alleged that they were repeatedly ...
Brief • April 20, 2016
Gallagher, et al. v. San Mateo County Sheriff ‘s Office, et al, CA, Amended Complaint, 2006 Case 4:04-cv-00448-SBA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Document 48-1 Filed 07/18/2006 Page 1 of 13 Andrew C. Schwartz (State Bar No. 64578) Thom Seaton (State Bar No. 62713) CASPER, MEADOWS, SCHWARTZ ...
Brief • April 20, 2016
Gallagher, et al. v. San Mateo County Sheriff ‘s Office, et al, CA, Order, 2006 FIDLER v. SAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, No. C-04-1404 SC. (N.D. Cal. Dec 06, 2005) United States District Court, N.D. California. FIDLER v. SAN MATEO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE No. C-04-1404 SC. (N.D. Cal. Dec 06, ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
ACLU Letter to CO DOC re Female Body Cavity Searches, ACLU, 2010 FOUNDATION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION of COLORADO C. Ray Drew, Executive Director· Mark Silverstein, Legal Director August 23, 2010 Ari Zavaras, Executive Director Colorado Department of Corrections 2862 S. Circle Drive Colorado Springs, CO, 80906 Via First Class ...
Male Guards’ Videotaping of Female Prisoners Being Strip Searched Results in $675,000 Settlement by David Reutter In August 2014, a Massachusetts federal district court granted summary judgment to a class of 176 former and current prisoners who challenged a policy at the Western Regional Women’s Correctional Center (WCC) that allowed ...
Article • December 31, 2015 • from PLN January, 2016
Texas Hospital Settles Suit over Improper Border Patrol Search for $1.1 Million by Matthew Clarke Texas Hospital Settles Suit over Improper Border Patrol Search for $1.1 Million by Matt Clarke The University Medical Center of El Paso and its emergency room physicians settled their part of a federal civil rights ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
Ninth Circuit: “Brutal” Cavity Search Violated Fourth Amendment by Mark Wilson Ninth Circuit: “Brutal” Cavity Search Violated Fourth Amendment by Mark Wilson The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held on August 25, 2014, in a 2-1 decision, that a “brutal” warrantless body cavity search violated the Fourth Amendment. In September ...
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