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Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Seventh Circuit: Two-month Delay in Ordering Biopsy Not Deliberate Indifference by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on October 12, 2016 that a two-month delay in ordering a biopsy of a prisoner’s potentially cancerous masses did not constitute deliberate indifference to his ...
Rats, bugs and ‘natural’ deaths at nation’s largest women’s prison by Julie K. Brown by Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald Yvonne McBride was a physically healthy 26-year-old woman when she entered Lowell Correctional Institution for women June 20, 2013. The Florida Department of Corrections noted in its exam of McBride ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Cancer, Failure to Treat
Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Civil Rights Suit against Cook County Jail by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Kevin Dixon was a pretrial detainee at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, Illinois when he was diagnosed with a paratracheal mass. Unfortunately, according to the Seventh Circuit, medical personnel at the ...
Report Finds Substandard Medical Care in ICE Facilities by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a July 2016 report, Human Rights Watch (HRW) found that 16 of the 18 immigrant detainees who died in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody from 2012 to 2015 received substandard medical care, and that ...
Oyenik v. Corizon Health, Inc., AZ, Opening Brief, Deliberate Indifference Medical Treatment, 2016 Case: 15-16850, 01/27/2016, ID: 9841902, DktEntry: 13, Page 1 of 38 No. 15-16850 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT RONALD EDWARD OYENIK, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CORIZON HEALTH INC., ET AL., Defendants-Appellees. On Appeal from the ...
Oyenik v. Corizon Health, Inc., AZ, Reply Brief, Deliberate Indifference Medical Treatment, 2016 Case: 15-16850, 05/06/2016, ID: 9966889, DktEntry: 41, Page 1 of 20 No. 15-16850 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT RONALD EDWARD OYENIK, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. CORIZON HEALTH INC., Defendant-Appellee. On Appeal from the United States ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Grenier v. Semple, CT, Amended Complaint, Radon Gas Exposure, 2016 Case 3:16-cv-01465-AVC Document 15 Filed 09/02/16 Page 1 of 35 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT LEE GRENIER; TAVORUS FLUKER; ANTHONY ROGERS; THOMAS MARRA; LAWRENCE TOWNSEND; TERRENCE EASTON; LAMONT SAMUEL; IAN COOKE; and J. MICHAEL FARREN, on behalf of ...
Parsons v. Ryan, AZ, Complaint, Systemic Medical Neglect Class Action, 2012 Case 2:12-cv-00601-NVW--MEA Document 1 Filed 03/22/12 Page 1 of 77 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 Daniel J. Pochoda ...
Florida Prisoner Deaths Spike with Privatized Prisoner Health Care by David M. Reutter by David M. Reutter With the advent of privatized prisoner health care in Florida, a spike in deaths has hit levels not seen in 10 years. Yet, privatization remains popular with Gov. Rick Scott, the former CEO ...
Corizon, CCA Settle Lawsuit Over Solitary Confinement of Elderly Woman by Matthew Clarke Corizon Health and for-profit prison firm Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) have settled a lawsuit over the solitary confinement of a then-70-year-old prisoner following an alleged false positive drug test caused by Zantac, a heartburn medication. Carol ...
Article • August 4, 2016
Alaskan Prisoner Deaths under Scrutiny by Matthew Clarke The Alaskan state legislature held a hearing in July 2014 after five Alaskan prisoners died between April and June of that year. According to Joe Schmidt, director of the Alaska Department of Corrections, the 2010 national prisoner death rate was .217% and ...
Incarceration, Justice and the Planet: How the Fight Against Toxic Prisons May Shape the Future of Environmentalism by Panagioti Tsolkas Prisons inspire little in terms of natural wonder. It might be a weed rises through a crack and blooms for a moment. It might be a prisoner notices. But prisoners, ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
New York Court of Claims Awards $1.75 Million to Prisoner’s Estate by Derek Gilna Scott Degina, a New York state prisoner, sued the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) for damages as a result of negligent treatment of his severe urological problems. He further alleged that due to the ...
Reproductive Health Care in Women’s Prisons “Painful” and “Traumatic” by Victoria Law By Victoria Law, Truthout It was Kim Dadou’s second day at New York’s Bedford Hills Correctional Facility. As part of the prison’s intake process, she was brought to the prison’s medical unit for a gynecological exam and pap smear. ...
Civil Rights Advocates Laud Healthcare Settlement with Arizona Prison System by Joe Watson by Joe Watson and Derek Gilna Civil rights organizations hailed the settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed against the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) in the wake of scores of prisoner deaths and preventable injuries stemming from ...
Article • October 30, 2015
Heart Disease, Cancer, and Suicide Continue to be Leading Causes of Prisoner Deaths by Derek Gilna Heart Disease, Cancer, and Suicide Continue to be Leading Causes of Prisoner Deaths by Derek Gilna In 2000, the Bureau of Justice Statistics began to compile statistics from state and local jails on causes ...
Article • October 19, 2015
$975,000 for Prison Clinic Error to Prisoner’s Estate by $975,000 for Prison Clinic Error to Prisoner’s Estate The Big Sandy Federal Prison settled for $975,000 in August 2012 with the estate of prisoner Timothy Bell before a magistrate judge. A prison doctor, in July 2008, ordered that a “Priority!!!” biopsy ...
Brief • October 16, 2015
Filed under: Cancer, Blood, Failure to Treat
Upsher v. New York, NY, Decision, Failure to Treat, Medical, 2014 [* 1] FILED ...._,,,,_,.,-~· STATE OF NEW YORK B t 8 2014 . COURT OF CLAIMS ;~K·:IWUDJ1~ .. ," ·~;,,. In the Matter of the Claim of STEVEN UPSHER, >:<·· ••• ,. Claimant, DECISION -vClaim No. 115797 STATE OF ...
Article • October 12, 2015
Filed under: Cancer, Parole, Juveniles
Iowa Juvenile LWOP Prisoner Released to Hospice Care by Mark Wilson Iowa Juvenile LWOP Prisoner Released to Hospice Care by Mark Wilson In what is being described as an &ldquo;unprecedented&rdquo; decision, on December 3, 2013, the Iowa Parole Board ordered the release of a terminally ill prisoner who was sentenced ...
Article • September 25, 2015 • from PLN October, 2015
Filed under: Cancer, Failure to Treat
$1.2 Million Award for Failure to Treat New York Prisoner’s Rectal Bleeding by David Reutter $1.2 Million Award for Failure to Treat New York Prisoner&rsquo;s Rectal Bleeding by David Reutter A New York Court of Claims awarded $1.2 million to a former prisoner who was diagnosed with advanced colon cancer ...
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