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Tennessee Corrections Institute - Minimum Standards for Local Adult Correctional Facilities, 2015 0 1 1400-1-.01 Preface (1) Under the authority of T.C.A. 41-4-140, the Tennessee Corrections Institute is required to establish minimum standards for local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state and conduct an annual inspection of ...
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 ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Amended Complaint, Jail Conditions, 2006 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 60 Filed 03/31/06 Page 1 of 21 PageID: 248 TRUJILLO RODRIGUEZ & RICHARDS, LLC Lisa J. Rodriguez Nicole M. Acchione 8 Kings Highway West Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (856) 795-9002 Counsel for Plaintiffs UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Consent Decree, Jail Conditions, 2017 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 215-2 Filed 05/15/17 Page 2 of 15 PageID: 3760 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY CORRI DITTIMUS BEY, MEL VIN CLARK, MARK ELLIOTT and DONALD RUDD on behalf of themselves and all others similarly ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Order Approving Consent Decree, Jail Conditions, 2017 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 225 Filed 06/30/17 Page 1 of 3 PageID: 3929 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY CORRI DITTIMUS BEY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, et al., CIVIL ACTION NO. 05-cv-0063 ...
Major Measles Outbreak at Detention Center in Arizona by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis An infectious outbreak at an immigration detention facility in Pinal County, Arizona operated by CoreCivic (formerly known as CCA) resulted in over 20 people contracting measles. The outbreak was discovered in May 2016 when one detainee ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Michigan Prison Plagued by Sewage Problems Despite Repeated Complaints by Panagioti Tsolkas by Panagioti Tsolkas The Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson County, Michigan doesn’t have an official gas chamber. In fact, it’s considered a low-security prison. But recent conditions at Parnall have been poisoning prisoners through prolonged exposure to sewage ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Malnutrition, Disease Result in Deaths in Overcrowded Haitian Prisons by On February 20, 2017, the Jamaica Observer reported that overcrowding, malnutrition and infectious diseases that flourish in tight quarters have led to an increasing number of prisoner deaths, including 21 at the Port-au-Prince National Penitentiary the previous month. “This is ...
BOP Potentially Liable for Valley Fever Outbreak at Privately-run California Prison by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On May 20, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated lawsuits filed by two federal prisoners who had sued the government and two prison contractors for failing to protect ...
Americans Are Still Being Imprisoned For Being HIV Positive by By Sydney Lupkin, VICE There has never been a documented case in which HIV was transmitted via saliva. But Willie Campbell, who is HIV positive, has been behind bars for nearly a decade and is serving a 35-year sentence for spitting at a Dallas police officer. According to the ...
California County Settles Suits over Two Jail Prisoners’ Deaths for $1.6 Million by Matthew Clarke In mid-2014, Sutter County, California settled lawsuits brought by the families of two county jail prisoners who died. The family of Rodney Bock received $800,000 while the family of Nathan Prasad received $825,000. The jail ...
Southern Health Partners to Face Liability in Kentucky Pre-trial Detainee’s MRSA Death by The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment to Southern Health Partners, Inc. (SHP) in a civil rights action alleging the company failed to train and supervise its nurses at Kentucky’s Hopkins County ...
Summary Judgment Reversed on Washington Guard's MRSA Claims by The Washington Court of Appeals held that factual disputes about whether a guard contracted MRSA on the job precluded summary judgment. In 2008, Cara Stinson worked as a seaman for the Washington state Department of Corrections (WDOC). She served as a ...
CCA Prison Not Reporting Valley Fever Cases among Hawaii Prisoners by Coccidioidomycosis is the medical term for valley fever, an airborne fungal disease that led to more than 5,600 reported infections in Arizona in 2014; the disease is also prevalent in some areas of California. PLN has previously reported on ...
Arizona Fines Wexford SIOK for Neglect, Hep-C Exposure by Arizona's Department of Corrections (ADC) disciplines private contractors like parents who banish teenagers to the cozy confines of their bedrooms. Wexford Health Sources, which recently took over prisoner healthcare in Arizona after winning a three-year. $349-million contract, was lined a paltry ...
Condoms Now Available to Prisoners in Three States by Joe Watson Legislation in California, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in September 2014, allows prisoners in the state’s 34 adult correctional facilities access to condoms. With the signing of Assembly Bill 999 – also known as the Prisoner Protections ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Study Shows High Rate of Sexually-Transmitted Infections at Maricopa County Jails by A study by Arizona State University's Center for Prevention and Community Safety has shown a high rate of infection with sexually-transmitted infections (STIs) among prisoners in the Maricopa County jails in Phoenix, Arizona. 130,000 people are booked into ...
Publication • August 3, 2016
Tattoo Prohibition Behind Bars - The Case for Repeal, D'Amico, 2008 Tattoo Prohibition Behind Bars: The Case for Repeal Daniel J. D’Amico* George Mason University Abstract Performing or receiving tattoos is forbidden in American prisons. What are the intentions behind this prohibition? Does the policy meet its intentions? Does it ...
A Deadly Dust is Plaguing Hawaii Prisoners in Arizona by Valley fever is widespread in the Southwest, yet Hawaii’s prison officials haven’t paid much attention to it, despite the recent deaths of at least two Hawaii prisoners who had the disease. by Rui Kaneya, Civil Beat In the spring of ...
Hernandez v. County of Monterey, CA, Order Granting Motion for Preliminary Injunction, Jail Conditions, 2015 Case5:13-cv-02354-PSG Document460 Filed04/14/15 Page1 of 44 I 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT '§"' II NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA =:.= 12 SAN JOSE DIVISION t:<S uu .......... Q ...
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