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Article • September 7, 2017
Filed under: Control Units
Maine Judge Rules Prisoner's Nearly Two-Year Stay in Segregation Without Explanation Defies Due Process, Orders Hearing on Damages by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 23, 2015, Kennebec, Maine, Superior Court Justice M. Michaels Murphy found in favor of a state prisoner who claimed prison officials violated his due ...
Article • September 1, 2017
Eighth Circuit: Pepper Spraying Prisoner's Genitals Not Excessive Force by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit has affirmed a district court's finding that a Missouri prison guard did not use excessive force when he pepper sprayed a prisoner four times, including ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Opening the Door by Jean Casella and Aviva Stahl by Jean Casella and Aviva Stahl, Solitary Watch What will it take to end long-term solitary confinement in America’s prisons? Colorado could be the first to find out. For 13 of his 22 years in prison, Cero Smith spent 23 hours ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Federal Court Approves Landmark BOP ADX Mental Health Settlement by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Following a two-day hearing, Colorado federal district court judge Richard P. Matsch approved a landmark settlement in December 2016 that ended a five-year class-action lawsuit over the horrendous mistreatment of mentally ill prisoners. As a ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Control Units, PLN related
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright The past 40 years have seen a massive rise in the use of solitary confinement throughout the United States as a means of psychological torture to destroy people. As federal courts enjoined official means of physical torture (prisoners were being flogged ...
Article • August 22, 2017
New York Appeals Court Finds Prisoner Improperly Denied Witnesses at Disciplinary Hearing, Yet Denies Relief by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On September 30, 2016, a New York appellate court upheld the dismissal of a state prisoner's claim that he was unlawfully confined following a guilty finding at a prison ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Fourth Circuit Clarifies Rights of Pretrial Detainees; $35,000 Settlement on Remand by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals released an important decision concerning the rights of pretrial detainees on November 7, 2016. The case involved allegations of unconstitutional conduct by authorities at the New Hanover ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Disability Rights Group Slams Mental Health Program at New York State Prison by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Disability Rights New York (DRNY), the state’s Protection & Advocacy group, which has a federal mandate to advocate for people with disabilities, issued a lengthy report critical of the treatment of prisoners ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
$6,500 Settlement after Ninth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Retaliatory Ad-seg Case by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 26, 2016, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a suit filed by a California prisoner who claimed prison officials had wrongly punished him for reporting staff misconduct. ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
New York City Board of Correction - An Assessment of Enhanced Supervision Housing for Young Adults, 2017 An Assessment of Enhanced Supervision Housing for Young Adults New York City Board of Correction July 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................................ III This Assessment .............................................................................................................................................................. iii Young Adult ESH ........................................................................................................................................................... iv ...
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 ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Wiley-Stiger v. O'Bannon, KY, Complaint, Excessive Force, 2014 Case 3:14-cv-00295-DJH-CHL Document 1-3 Filed 04/04/14 Page 2 of 5 PageID #: 8 NO. PAMELA RENEEWILEY-STIGER JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT J 01727 PLAINTIFF 469 S. 13th St. Apt. 16 Louisville, KY 40203 V. COMPLAINT EDWIN O'BANNON, individually and in his capacity as a ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Wiley-Stiger v. O'Bannon, KY, Settlement, Excessive Force, 2017 RELEASE In consideration of the payment of the sum of Thirty-five Thousand Dollars by LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT") to PAMELA WILEY-STIGER GOVERNMENT ("METRO the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, PAMELA WILEY-STIGER does hereby release and forever discharge METRO GOVERNMENT, along with ...
Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Annual Report 2016-2017, 2017 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 HC 208 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 5A of the Prison Act ...
Publication • July 13, 2017
Office of the Inspector General - Review of...Restrictive Housing for Inmates with Mental Illness, Evaluation and Inspections Division, 2017 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Use of Restrictive Housing for Inmates ...
At Lowell, sex, death and a probe riddled with questions by Julie K. Brown by Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald Patrick Quercioli was big and burly, and with pumped muscles and an elaborate Indian tattoo on his arm, he looked more like a bodybuilder than a corrections officer. Though he’d ...
J.J. v. Litscher, WI, Complaint, Juvenile Solitary Confinement, 2017 Case: 3:17-cv-00047 Document #: 1 Filed: 01/23/17 Page 1 of 40 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN J.J., by and through his next friend, Sakeena Jackson; K.D., by and through her next friends John Levy and Meranda ...
J.J. v. Litscher, WI, Preliminary Injunction, Juvenile Solitary Confinement, 2017 Case: 3:17-cv-00047-jdp Document #: 71 Filed: 07/10/17 Page 1 of 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN J.J., by and through his next friend Sakeena Jackson; K.D., by and through her next friends John ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On March 31, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted final approval to a historic settlement between the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and New York State that will ...
Landmark Settlement in Lawsuit Challenging Solitary Confinement in Delaware by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A game-changing settlement has been reached in a federal lawsuit over the treatment of prisoners held in solitary confinement in Delaware state prisons. The suit, filed on August 6, 2015 by the Community Legal Aid ...
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