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White v. Lynch, FL, Decision on Class Complaint, Sexual Harassment Female Guards, 2013 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION MIAMI DISTRICT OFFICE HEARINGS UNIT DECISION In the Complaint of Taronica White, Et al., v. EEOC Case No. 510-2012-00077X Eric Holder, Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau ...
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 ...
Federal Court Certifies Class in Texas Prison Excessive Heat Lawsuit by Matthew Clarke On January 22, 2016, a federal district court in Texas certified a class and two subclasses, and appointed class counsel, in a lawsuit challenging excessive heat at a state prison. Keith Cole, Ray Wilson, Jackie Brannum, Dean ...
Publication • February 15, 2017
Joint letter against class action reforms in HR 985 - Feb 2017 Civil Rights Groups Strongly Oppose H.R. 985 February 14, 2017 The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, Chairman Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member Committee on the Judiciary U.S. ...
Article • February 7, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Michigan: Class-action Suit Alleges Systematic Deficiencies in Prison Dental Care by A Michigan federal district court has allowed portions of a lawsuit challenging the adequacy of dental care provided to state prisoners to proceed. Michigan prisoners Robert Johannes, Michael Woroniecki, Phillip Turner and Roger Stephenson alleged the dental care they ...
Another Appeal in New York Post-Release Supervision Case by Matthew Clarke On October 14, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin held she would retain jurisdiction over a class-action civil rights lawsuit in order to determine the damages to be awarded former prisoners for the imposition or continuation of post-release ...
Connecticut Prisoners File Suit Over Exposure to Radon Gas by Panagioti Tsolkas This summer, prisoners at the Garner Correctional Institution (GCI) in Newtown, Connecticut responded to more than two decades of radon exposure at the facility by filing a class-action lawsuit. “The length of time this went on didn’t have ...
Potential Class-action Suit over Domestic Violence “Victim Fees” in Georgia by The Atlanta-based Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) and Columbus, Georgia attorney Mark C. Post filed a federal lawsuit on October 5, 2016 on behalf of Cleopatra Harrison and a potential class of other women who were charged controversial ...
Indiana Federal Court Certifies Habeas Corpus Class of Prisoners Disciplined for Refusing to Admit Guilt in Sex Offender Program by Matthew Clarke On September 30, 2015, a U.S. district court certified a class of Indiana state prisoners who refused to admit their guilt as part of the Indiana Sex Offender ...
Class-action Certified in Challenge to Treatment of Mentally Ill Mississippi Prisoners by David Reutter In September 2015, a Mississippi federal district court certified as a class-action a lawsuit challenging the treatment and conditions afforded mentally ill prisoners at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility (EMCF). The court further held that the ...
Article • August 24, 2016
California: Prisoner Not Entitled to Points Reduction in Classification Score Unless Actually Participating in Programs by Michael Brodheim In a published case, the California Court of Appeal for the Third Appellate District has held that a prisoner is not entitled to a reduction in his or her classification score for ...
Article • August 5, 2016
Indefinite Pre-incident Detention of Indigents by Mississippi Challenged in Class Action Law Suit by David Reutter A class action challenging the indefinite jailing of persons in a Mississippi’s Scott County Detention Center without indictment or representation by counsel was filed on September 23, 2014. The lead plaintiffs are indigents who ...
Hawaiian Prisoners’ Religious Freedom Lawsuit Certified as Class Action by Derek Gilna Native Hawaiians have a rich religious history, with elaborate rituals and sacred objects, which is a significant part of their culture.  Interference with the free exercise of these traditional religious practices at Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona where ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Lyon v. ICE, CA, Settlement, class action telephone access, 2016 1 2 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 AUDLEY BARRINGTON LYON, JR., JOSÉ ) Case No. 3:13-cv-05878-EMC ELIZANDRO ASTORGA-CERVANTES, and ) NANCY NERIA-GARCIA ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Bailey et al v. Livingston et al, TX, Hearing Prel Injunction - Vol 3, class action prison conditions, 2016 Vol 3 - 1 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION 2 3 DAVID BAILEY, ET AL 4 VS. 5 BRAD LIVINGSTON, ET AL 6 7 * ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Bailey et al v. Livingston et al, TX, Hearing Prel Injunction - Vol 4, class action prison conditions, 2016 Vol 4 - 1 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION 2 3 DAVID BAILEY, ET AL 4 VS. 5 BRAD LIVINGSTON, ET AL 6 7 * ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Cole et al v. Livingston et al, TX, Memo and Order granting class certification, heat exposure, 8th Am, 2016.pdf Case 4:14-cv-01698 Document 473 Filed in TXSD on 06/14/16 Page 1 of 22 United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Bailey et al v. Livingston et al, TX, Hearing Prel Injunction - Vol 2, class action prison conditions, 2016 Vol 2 - 1 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION 2 3 DAVID BAILEY, ET AL 4 VS. 5 BRAD LIVINGSTON, ET AL 6 7 * ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Fields v. Smith, 7th Cir, Plf Brief, WI transgender hormone medical class certification, 2010 Nos. 10-2339 and 10-2466 In the United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit ANDREA FIELDS, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees, Cross-Appellants, v. JUDY P. SMITH, et al., Defendant-Appellants, Cross Appellees. ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Fields v. Smith, 7th Cir, Plf Reply Brief, WI transgender hormone medical class certification, 2011 Case: 10-2339 Document: 28 Filed: 01/10/2011 Pages: 17 Nos. 10-2339 and 10-2466 In the United States Court of Appeals For the Seventh Circuit ANDREA FIELDS, et al. Plaintiffs-Appellees, Cross-Appellants, v. JUDY P. SMITH, et al. ...
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