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Advanced Correctional Healthcare’s Brutal Brand of Jailhouse Medicine by Timothy Strayer in his hospital bed in Dearborn County ICU after spending just one month behind bars at the county jail. by Brian Sonenstein, Shadowproof Timothy Strayer was approaching 70 years of age and suffering from multiple chronic illnesses in the ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Michigan: Contract for Prisoner Legal Writer Program Results in Controversy by A contract between the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) and a law firm hired to train and oversee prisoner legal writers drew controversy last year before it was rebid. The “legal writer” program was created pursuant to a 1996 ...
Deaths Due to Neglect in U.S. Jails Reflect Nation’s Values by David Reutter While brutality and murders committed by police officers – particularly against unarmed black men – have gained increased public attention over the past few years, the deaths of people in jail due to the negligence or deliberate ...
Securus Phone Rates Spark Uprising at Alaska Prison by Joe Watson A riot at an Alaska prison “kind of blew up” because, according to prisoners, the phone service provided by Securus was shoddy and the company charged unreasonable rates. Sparked by a widespread disconnection of phone calls one Monday night ...
Georgia’s Supreme Court Rules on Private Probation Services by The Georgia Supreme Court held on March 25, 2016 that common law allows for tolling of privately-supervised misdemeanor probation sentences, and that such common law was not abrogated when lawmakers passed the State-Wide Probation Act. The case was before the state ...
PLN Goes Undercover to Bust CCA Employees’ Misuse of Prisoner Labor by When PLN managing editor Alex Friedmann received a letter from a prisoner at the Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility in Nashville, Tennessee, a jail operated by Corrections Corporation of America (CCA, which recently changed its name to CoreCivic), he ...
A Community Mental Health Model in Corrections, Kupers, 2015 A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MODEL IN CORRECTIONS Terry A. Kupers* The jail and prison population in the United States has been multiplying exponentially for four decades. We now have almost two-and-a-half million people behind bars, and during the same years the ...
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Audit of the fBOP’s Contract with CoreCivic to Operate the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, MI, OIG, 2016 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Contract with CoreCivic, Inc. to Operate the Adams County Correctional Center in Natchez, Mississippi Audit ...
For Profit Drug Test Company Wrongly Reported No Shows for Completed Tests by A multi-week computer glitch by private drug testing firm Jail Alternatives for Michigan Services (JAMS) wrongly accused hundreds of pre-trial defendants of failing to show for court ordered drug testing. When her office failed to receive notice ...
Tennessee Prisoner Escapes Privatized Medical Jail Care to Obtain Surgery by To obtain needed surgery, a prisoner escaped from Tennessee’s Trousdale County Jail (TCJ). Prior to being booked into TCJ to serve a probation violation sentence, Don R. White, Jr. 31, was scheduled for hernia surgery. “When I walked in, ...
“This Man Will Almost Certainly Die” by Dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. The Bureau of Prisons itself says there’s a problem. And yet the privatization scheme continues. by Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation Where Claudio Fagardo-Saucedo grew up, on the colonial streets of ...
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 ...
Tennessee Jail Seizure Death Claims Survive Dismissal; Physician Claims Dismissed for No Deliberate Indifference Allegations by Mark Wilson A Tennessee federal court dismissed deliberate indifference claims against a jail doctor for a prisoner's seizure death, absent allegations of his personal involvement or awareness. The court refused to dismiss claims brought ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Oregon Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss Release Debit Card Suit by Derek Gilna On August 25, 2016, a federal district court in Oregon denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit brought by former prisoner Danica Love Brown, who had filed a class-action complaint naming Stored Value Cards, Inc. d/b/a ...
Private Medical Contractors in Kentucky Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity by The Kentucky Court of Appeals held that a trial court improperly granted summary judgment to the defendants in a civil action alleging a prisoner received negligent medical care at the Hardin County Detention Center (HCDC). HCDC contracts with Southern ...
GEO Group Fined More Than $100,000 (by OSHA) by Prison profiteer GEO Group was cited by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) in a June 2012 report with six safety and health violations—totaling $104,000 in fines—at the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, which the company formerly managed. OSHA said that, ...
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 ...
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