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Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Volunteers, Mayor Take Action to Clothe Freezing Prisoners in New York City by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The New York City Department of Correction and city officials are rethinking their policy of releasing prisoners without jackets during frigid winter months. The New York Daily News reported in December 2016 ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Eighth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Prisoners’ Suit over Repeated Overnight Deprivation of Clothing by Reversing the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by pretrial detainees at a Missouri jail, the Eighth Circuit held in a January 17, 2017 decision that depriving them of clothing up to three nights a week was ...
Gentry v. Floyd County, IN, Amended Complaint, Forcible Stripping, 2014 Case 4:14-cv-00054-TAB-RLY Document 17 Filed 11/12/14 Page 1 of 22 PageID #: 116 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA NEW ALBANY DIVISION ELECTRONICALLY FILED TABITHA GENTRY 1429 Locust St. New Albany, IN 4715 and VINCENT MINTON 11302 Nabb ...
Gentry v. Floyd County, IN, Settlement Agreement, Forcible Stripping, 2017 Case 4:14-cv-00054-TAB-RLY Document 126-1 Filed 07/24/17 Page 1 of 25 PageID #: 1760 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA NEW ALBANY DIVISION ELECTRONICALLY FILED TABITHA GENTRY, ET AL. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) PLAINTIFFS ...
Advocacy Center v. LeBlanc, LA, Complaint, Solitary Mental Health, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00468-JWD-EWD Document 1 07/20/17 Page 1 of 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE DIVISION ADVOCACY CENTER, * * PLAINTIFF, * * * * VS. * * JAMES M. LEBLANC, SECRETARY OF * THE LOUISIANA ...
ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
State of Alaska Ombudsman - Investigative Report, Complaint A2013-1560, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Investigative Report Ombudsman Complaint A2013-1560 Finding of Record and Closure September 19, 2017 (The summary has been edited and redacted to remove information made confidential by Alaska Statute and to protect the privacy interests of the citizens involved.) ...
State of Louisiana - Security & Contract Compliance Review, CCA, 2014 BOBBY JINDAL jAMES M. Le B L\NC Governor Secretary Department of Public Safety and Corrections December 31, 2014 Harley Lappin, Executive Vice·President CCA - Winn Correctional Center 10 Burton Hills Boulevard Nashville, TN 37215 Dear Mr. Lappin: I appreciate ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Seventh Circuit Remands Untimely Appeal for Rule 4(a) Extension by On April 29, 2016, the Seventh Circuit reversed the dismissal of a civil detainee’s untimely appeal with instructions to treat a pro se post-judgment motion as a request for an extension of time under Fed.R.App.P. 4(a)(5). In 2006, Timothy Bell ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Federal Transgender Prisoner Allowed to Wear Feminine Clothing at Video Trial by When Jeremy (Grace) Pinson was struck in the head by a white supremacist while imprisoned at FCI Terre Haute, she suffered a traumatic brain injury and was left partially blind. Retaliatory attacks followed that forced a lockdown of ...
Third Circuit Reverses Dismissal of New Jersey Prisoner’s Suit by On November 16, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a civil rights action brought by a former New Jersey state prisoner who was housed at a community corrections facility and allegedly mistreated when she was ...
Article • August 19, 2016
Eighth Circuit: Officers Who Tased Arrestee to Force Clothing Change Immune by On September 3, 2015, the Eighth Circuit court of appeals held that St. Ann, Missouri police officials who used a Taser on an arrestee after she refused to change into orange jail clothing were protected against suit by ...
Wright v. Peters, OR, Complaint, Transgender Care, 2016 Case 6:16-cv-01998-KI Document 1 Filed 10/17/16 Page 1 of 33 Edward J. Reeves, OSB No. 833040 ed.reeves@stoel.com Kennon Scott, OSB No. 144280 kennon.scott@stoel.com Samantha K. Sondag, OSB No. 154244 samantha.sondag@stoel.com STOEL RIVES LLP 760 SW Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000 Portland, Oregon 97205 ...
Article • April 1, 2016 • from PLN April, 2016
Transparent Jumpsuit for Prison Transport May Violate Eighth Amendment by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held last year that a prisoner stated a claim when he alleged he was forced to wear a see-through jumpsuit that exposed his genitals and buttocks while being moved from a county jail to ...
Ninth Circuit Orders New Trial in “Pink Underwear” Lawsuit; Case Settles for $240,000 by Mark Wilson On February 13, 2013, in an amended ruling, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new trial for the estate of a deceased mentally ill prisoner, finding the district court had improperly excluded ...
Article • August 28, 2015 • from PLN September, 2015
Corporations You’ve Never Heard of are Making Millions from Mass Incarceration by James Kilgore By James Kilgore, Truthout Likely the most well-known prison profiteers in the United States are the Corrections Corporation of America and The GEO Group. Between them, these two firms pulled in about $3.3 billion last year running ...
Article • August 28, 2015 • from PLN September, 2015
Tennessee Jail Considers Charging for Toilet Paper, Underwear by Christopher Zoukis Tennessee Jail Considers Charging for Toilet Paper, Underwear by Christopher Zoukis On August 19, 2013, commissioners in Anderson County, Tennessee approved a resolution authorizing an expansion of pay-to-stay fees at the county jail. The resolution included a $50 daily ...
Article • April 9, 2015 • from PLN April, 2015
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Eighth Amendment Suit; $26,875 Settlement on Remand by Lonnie Burton Seventh Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Eighth Amendment Suit; $26,875 Settlement on Remand by Lonnie Burton n July 17, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit filed by a mentally ill Wisconsin prisoner who claimed ...
Article • September 18, 2014 • from PLN September, 2014
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Seventh Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Suit Over Placement on Suicide Watch by Matthew Clarke Seventh Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Suit Over Placement on Suicide Watch by Matt Clarke The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the dismissal of a prisoner’s lawsuit over his placement on suicide watch and in ...
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