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DeGraw v. Gualtieri, FL, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Death Manic Episode, 2012 Case 8:11-cv-00720-EAK-MAP Document 41 Filed 06/15/12 Page 1 of 15 PageID 297 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TAMPA DIVISION MICHAEL DEGRAW, as Personal Representative of the Estate of JENNIFER DEGRAW, Deceased, CASE NO.: 8:11-CV-720-EAK-MAP Plaintiffs, -vsBOB ...
Armstrong v. Schwarzenegger, CA, Findings of Fact, Failure to Accommodate Inmates with Disabilities, 2010 Case4:94-cv-02307-CW Document1700 Filed02/03/10 Page1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of ...
Human Rights Clinic - Designed to Break You, UT School of Law, 2017 Designed to Break You HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ON TEXAS’ DEATH ROW APRIL 2017 A R E P O RT F R O M T H E H U M A N R I G H T S ...
Article • April 20, 2017
Filed under: Control Units
Federal Bureau of Prisons Director Denies Use of Solitary Confinement in Testimony before Congress by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Numerous federal prisoners have voiced strong condemnations of the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Charles Samuels, after Samuels told a Senate committee that the BOP does not use ...
Article • April 11, 2017
Filed under: Control Units
American Institute of Architects Rejects Petition to Protect Human Rights by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The leading organization for the nation's architects has rejected a call from some of its members to reject employment that would involve the design of certain prison facilities, such as execution chambers and Special ...
PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou by John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant. He left the CIA in March 2004, later serving as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior intelligence advisor ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Fourth Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Lawsuit Over Coerced Penis Surgery by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 7, 2016, a unanimous panel of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit partially reinstated a lawsuit brought by a West Virginia state prisoner who claimed prison officials had coerced him to ...
28 Days in Chains by Christie Thompson and Joseph Shapiro by Christie Thompson and Joseph Shapiro, The Marshall Project On February 3, 2011, corrections officers at Lewisburg federal penitentiary in rural Pennsylvania arrived outside Sebastian Richardson’s cell door. With them was a man looking agitated and rocking back and forth. He ...
Article • March 31, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Filed under: Death Row, Control Units
Yale Law School Report Examines Variations in Death Row Housing Units by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School published a report in July 2016 that examined in detail the living arrangements for death row prisoners held by state Departments of Corrections. ...
Article • March 31, 2017
Thousands of American prisoners spend 23 hours a day in solitary confinement by Greg Rienzi by Greg Rienzi, John Hopkins Magazine Gabriel Eber has no shortage of macabre tales of life inside the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, a notoriously violent and chaotic men's prison on the outskirts of Meridian. Assaults (staff ...
Prison Legal News Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou - Full Interview by   Note: This is the full PLN interview with John Kiriakou; a shorter version was published as our April 2017 cover story, here. John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
Brief • March 27, 2017
Filed under: Control Units, Juveniles
Doe v. Hommrich, Preliminary Injunction Order, Juvenile Solitary Confinement, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE NASHVILLE DIVISION JOHN DOE, a minor, by and through his Mother and next friend, SHARIEKA FRAZIER v. BONNIE HOMMRICH, et al. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
At Virginia's Supermax Prisons, Isolation and Abuse Persist Despite Reforms by By Katie Rose Quandt and Jack Denton, Solitary Watch Red Onion State Prison, a supermax complex in the southwest corner of Virginia near the Kentucky border, has long had a reputation as one of the harshest prisons in the nation. ...
Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report by The deaths of four Alaska prisoners has placed a focus on that state’s prison system.  The handling of the deaths and a lack of training was criticized in a report that preceded the replacement of corrections commissioner. Gov. Bill Walker called the report’s ...
Three Reports Provide Data on Prisoners Held in “Restrictive Housing” by Derek Gilna An October 15, 2015 report by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), covering the time period from 2011-12 – the most recent period for which statistics are available – indicated that on an ...
Pennsylvania: $99,000 Settlement for 22 Years in Solitary Confinement by David Reutter A Pennsylvania federal district court held that general issues of material fact required a jury to determine whether a prisoner’s Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated when he was held in solitary confinement for over 22 years. ...
Texas: Complaint Filed Over Contaminated Water, Conditions at Eastham Unit by Panagioti Tsolkas The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has become a litmus test for dealing with toxic environmental conditions for prisoners. Earlier this year, prisoners at the Wallace Pack Unit and their advocates on the outside succeeded in ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Imprisoned Author Denied Access to His Own Published Writing by In order to survive being subjected to nearly three decades of solitary confinement, William “Billy” Blake turned to reading and, more importantly, writing. “A Sentence Worse than Death” is an essay Blake wrote for inclusion in an anthology of narratives ...
Nebraska: Portions of Lawsuit over Guard’s Sexual Assault Allowed to Proceed by Last year, the Nebraska Court of Appeals held a prisoner’s claim alleging an intentional tort related to a sexual assault by a guard was barred by the State Tort Claims Act (STCA), but claims of intentional and negligent ...
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