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Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Michigan Jail Sanctioned for Denying Access to Paralegals by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna On June 23, 2016, jail officials in Genesee County, Michigan entered into a federal consent decree that required them to provide detainees with bottled water to replace water at the jail that was contaminated by lead. ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Young v. Pickell, MI, Order to Enforce Consent Decree, Contaminated Water, 2016 2:16-cv-12459-AC-SDD Doc # 20 Filed 11/08/16 Pg 1 of 6 Pg ID 102 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION TRACHELLE YOUNG, Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 16-12459 ROBERT J. PICKELL, HON. AVERN COHN Defendant. ________________________________________/ ...
Brief • March 27, 2017
Filed under: Consent Decrees
Afdahl v. Melgar, NJ, Consent Judgment, Sexual and Physical Assault, 2017 Marc D. Haefner Katelyn O'Reilly WALSH PIZZI O'REILLY FALANGA LLP One Newark Center l 085 Raymond Blvd., 19th Floor Newark, New Jersey 07102 11 I ·,~ ,. Attorneys.for Plaint([fs THERESE AFDAHL; TASHA CANADA; BARBARA CLARK; MICHELLE ELLIS; JOANN SATARIOUS; ...
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 ...
Filing • March 7, 2016
Filed under: Consent Decrees
Prison Legal News v. Gusman, LA, Consent Judgment on Injunction, censorship, 2011 Case 2:11-cv-02277-JCZ-SS Document 32 Filed 12/02/11 Page 1 of 4 Case 2:11-cv-02277-JCZ-SS Document 32 Filed 12/02/11 Page 2 of 4 Case 2:11-cv-02277-JCZ-SS Document 32 Filed 12/02/11 Page 3 of 4 Case 2:11-cv-02277-JCZ-SS Document 32 Filed 12/02/11 Page 4 ...
Publication • February 9, 2016
LAPD Executive Summary Consent Decree Mental Illness Project, LAPD,2002 LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT CONSENT DECREE MENTAL ILLNESS PROJECT Final Report May 28, 2002 CITY OF LOS ANGELES (LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT) Lodestar Lodestar Management/Research, Inc 315 W. Ninth Street, Suite 401 Los Angeles, CA 90015 (213) 891-1113 FAX (213) 891-0055 ...
Article • October 16, 2015
New Orleans’ Effort to Vacate Consent Decree Fails by David Reutter New Orleans’ Effort to Vacate Consent Decree Fails by David M. Reutter The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a Louisiana federal district court’s order denying the City of New Orleans’ (City) motion to vacate a consent decree related ...
Virginia Must Improve Prison Medical Care Under Proposed Class-action Settlement by David Reutter Virginia Must Improve Prison Medical Care Under Proposed Class-action Settlement by David Reutter The Virginia Department of Corrections (VDOC) has agreed to let a court-appointed monitor examine medical policies at all state prisons, and to allow a ...
Second Circuit Unseals Jail Conditions Settlement Compliance Reports; Public Has First Amendment Right of Access by Mark Wilson Second Circuit Unseals Jail Conditions Settlement Compliance Reports; Public Has First Amendment Right of Access by Mark Wilson On August 18, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held “that the public’s ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
Successful Defense of Consent Decree Merits Award of Untimely Attorney Fees by David Reutter Successful Defense of Consent Decree Merits Award of Untimely Attorney Fees by David Reutter On September 8, 2014, a California federal district court awarded $7,826.60 in fees and costs to the attorneys and certified law students ...
Article • January 12, 2015
Court Ends Injunctive Monitoring of Ohio Juvenile System by Court Ends Injunctive Monitoring of Ohio Juvenile System The federal court overseeing the Stipulation for Injunctive Relief that resolved claims regarding conditions of confinement at facilities housing youth committed to the custody of the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) has ...
Consent Decree and Remedial Plan End Lawsuit Challenging Conditions in Illinois Juvenile Facilities by Matthew Clarke Consent Decree and Remedial Plan End Lawsuit Challenging Conditions in Illinois Juvenile Facilities by Matt Clarke On September 12, 2012, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) helped juvenile offenders held in secure facilities operated ...
Update on PLN Suit Against Nevada DOC by Update on PLN Suit Against Nevada DOC Prison Legal News continues its efforts to defend its First Amendment right to communicate with prisoners in the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC). In 1999 the NDOC banned all copies of PLN, claiming the publication ...
Second Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment for Non-Treatment of Prisoner’s HCV by On March 9, 2012, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a New York prisoner’s claims related to denial of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment. The Second Circuit also determined that the district court had misinterpreted a ...
Idaho DOC Settles 30-year-old Class-action Lawsuit by Idaho officials first tried to suppress what they called an “inflammatory” and “libelous” report filed by a court-appointed expert in a longstanding suit involving the state’s prison system. They then finally agreed to settle the 30-year-old litigation based upon the report’s findings. In ...
Article • April 15, 2012 • from PLN April, 2012
Eighth Circuit Revisits Muslim Prisoner’s Settlement with Nebraska DOC; $74,000 in Attorney Fees Awarded by Derek Gilna In a detailed ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit rejected an attempt by a Muslim prisoner to obtain additional attorney fees for alleged violations of an agreed injunctive order, ...
Withdrawal of Approval of New Mexico Jail Class Action Settlement Not Appealable Order by The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an order withdrawing approval of a class action settlement does not qualify as a “final order” subject to appeal under 28 U.S.C. § 1291. The appellate ruling ...
Article • February 15, 2012 • from PLN February, 2012
Settlement in New York City Jail Mental Health Services Case Still Alive by On June 28, 2011, the New York Court of Appeals held that a motion to extend the obligations of New York City officials to provide mental health services to jail prisoners was timely because it was filed ...
Filing • January 10, 2012
Prison Legal News v. Berkeley Co Sheriff Dewitt, SC, Consent Injunction, censorship, 2012 2:10-cv-02594-SB -BM Date Filed 01/10/12 Entry Number 197 Page 1 of 16 2:10-cv-02594-SB -BM Date Filed 01/10/12 Entry Number 197 Page 2 of 16 2:10-cv-02594-SB -BM Date Filed 01/10/12 Entry Number 197 Page 3 of 16 2:10-cv-02594-SB ...
$72,000 in Attorney Fees and Costs Awarded in Montana FOIA Action by On May 14, 2008, U.S. District Court Judge Donald W. Molloy awarded $72,701.99 in attorneys’ fees and costs in an action under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Wildlands CPR sued the U.S. Forest Service under FOIA for ...
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