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HRDC v. Management & Training Corp, OH, Settlement, Censorship, 2017 IN THE MATTERS OF: Prison Legal News v. Management & Training Corporation, et al Case No. 2:1&.cv-01174, U.S. District Court, District Court of New Mexico, and Human Rig/its Defense Center v. Management & Training Corporation, et al. Case No. 3:17-cv-1082, ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: PLN Litigation, Censorship
PLN Obtains $50,000 Settlement in Tennessee Jail Censorship Suit by On March 16, 2016, a Tennessee federal district court granted PLN’s motion for a preliminary injunction to protect its Fourteenth Amendment rights from infringement by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office. The county subsequently agreed to pay a $50,000 settlement. PLN’s ...
PLN v. Management & Training Corp, NM, Settlement, Censorship, 2017 IN THE MATTERS OF: Prison Legal News v. Management & Training Corporation, et al Case No. 2:1&.cv-01174, U.S. District Court, District Court of New Mexico, and Human Rig/its Defense Center v. Management & Training Corporation, et al. Case No. 3:17-cv-1082, ...
HRDC v. Management & Training Corp, OH, Settlement, Censorship, 2017 IN THE MATTERS OF: Prison Legal News v. Management & Training Corporation, et al Case No. 2:1&.cv-01174, U.S. District Court, District Court of New Mexico, and Human Rig/its Defense Center v. Management & Training Corporation, et al. Case No. 3:17-cv-1082, ...
Prison Legal News v. County of Los Angeles, CA, Complaint, Jail Censorship, 2017 Case 2:17-cv-04883 Document 1 Filed 07/03/17 Page 1 of 32 Page ID #:1 1 SANFORD JAY ROSEN – 062566 JEFFREY L. BORNSTEIN – 099358 2 CHRISTOPHER HU – 293052 ROSEN BIEN GALVAN & GRUNFELD LLP 3 50 ...
PLN Settles Censorship Challenge at Oklahoma Jail for $125,000 by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Faced with the censorship of its monthly publication and other correspondence by a jail in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, Prison Legal News, a project of the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), filed suit in federal district ...
Brief • May 18, 2017
ACLU Fund of MI v. Livingston County, MI, Order of Voluntary Dismissal, Postcard-only Policy, 2016 2:14-cv-11213-DPH-RSW Doc # 95 Filed 09/23/16 Pg 1 of 5 Pg ID 1253 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FUND OF MICHIGAN, Plaintiff, ...
Publication • May 17, 2017
Northern Kentucky Law Review - False Teeth, 1990 FALSE TEETH? THORNBURGH'S CLAIM THAT TURNER'S STANDARD FOR DETERMINING A PRISONER'S FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IS NOT "TOOTHLESS" Alphonse A. Gerhardstein* I. INTRODUCTION Prison rules are easy to create. "Once established, rules have great success at survival.... By ...accumulations of permanent rules passed ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
PLN Settles Censorship Suit Against Illinois County for $75,000, Policy Changes by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 17, 2016, Kane County, Illinois ratified a settlement agreement with Prison Legal News to resolve a federal lawsuit after dozens of copies of PLN sent to prisoners at the county’s jail ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Texas Prison System Bans Social Media for Prisoners by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) added a rule to the April 2016 version of its Offender Handbook that bars prisoners from using any form of social media. Rule 111.N.4 states that “Offenders are prohibited ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
From the Editor by Paul Wright This issue marks the 27th anniversary of Prison Legal News and our parent organization, the Human Rights Defense Center. When I first started publishing PLN from my prison cell in Clallam Bay, Washington in 1990, I didn’t think I would still be doing so ...
Article • April 24, 2017
Sentenced to Shut Up: To Protect Free Expression, Curb Prison Censorship by David M. Shapiro By David M. Shapiro, Truthout If Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" were written in 2017, the missive might not have made it out of the jail and into history. Today, too many American prisons ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
PLN Files Censorship Suit Against Cook County, Illinois by On June 30, 2016, Prison Legal News filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and Cook County jail officials, alleging they unconstitutionally censored PLN’s monthly publication and books mailed to prisoners at the jail. ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Filed under: PLN Litigation, Censorship
$155,000 Settlement in Lawsuit Over California Jail’s Censorship of PLN by Matthew Clarke by Matthew Clarke On July 5, 2016, a California federal district court signed off on a consent judgment in a suit filed against Tulare County, California over censorship of Prison Legal News at the county’s jail. To ...
Article • April 1, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright This month’s cover story, an interview with former CIA officer John Kiriakou, is part of our ongoing series of interviews with interesting people who have experience with the U.S. criminal justice system. The interview with John is around 8,000 words. A ...
Article • March 31, 2017
Filed under: Censorship, First Amendment
What If MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Had Been a Facebook Post? by Dave Maass by Dave Maass, Electronic Frontier Foundation Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” is considered by many civil-rights historians to be one of the seminal writings of the era, on par with King’s “I ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Imprisoned Author Denied Access to His Own Published Writing by In order to survive being subjected to nearly three decades of solitary confinement, William “Billy” Blake turned to reading and, more importantly, writing. “A Sentence Worse than Death” is an essay Blake wrote for inclusion in an anthology of narratives ...
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 ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
United Kingdom: Prison Book Ban Overturned by Derek Gilna A writ filed by Barbara Gordon-Jones, a prisoner at HM Prison Send in Surrey, southwest of London, resulted in the reversal of a policy instituted by the British government that effectively prevented prisoners from receiving books from friends and family members. ...
Wisconsin Jail Policies Unconstitutional But Not Enjoined by Mark Wilson A Wisconsin federal court held that a jail's disciplinary, mail, and publication rules were unconstitutional. The court declined to enjoin those practices, however, essentially rendering its holding a mere advisory opinion. On September 29, 1970 pretrial detainees of the Milwaukee ...
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