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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Prisoner Showed Good Cause for Extension of Time by The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held a district court erred in denying a prisoner’s motion for extension of time to respond to a dispositive motion. Oklahoma state prisoner Archie Rachel, 71, filed suit in federal court regarding his medical treatment ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Lawsuit, Rejects District Court’s IFP Concerns by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Rahim McWilliams, an Illinois state prisoner, injured his hand in a fall and filed a claim in federal court for damages, claiming lack of proper medical treatment and permanent disfigurement. He alleged he was ...
Eleventh Circuit: Procedural Dismissals do Not Count as Strikes Under the PLRA by David Reutter by David Reutter The Eleventh Circuit held last year that a district court erred in finding the dismissals of a prisoner’s prior civil rights actions due to “lack of jurisdiction” and for “want of prosecution” ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Allows Indigent Criminal Defendants to Sue Over Inadequate Public Defender's Office by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has taken the bold step of finding a new cause of action that would allow indigent criminal defendants to prospectively sue a county for failing to ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$500 Settlement for MA BOP Prisoner Over Lost Mail by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Edward Vincent DiPietro settled with officials at the Bureau of Prisons Federal Medical Center-Devens in Ayer, Mass. in August 2008 for $500 after he alleged that prison employees Henry J. Sadowski and Carolyn Sabol lost ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
Sylvia Rivera Law Project - Name Changes for Transgender Adults in New York State Prisons, 2017 NAME CHANGES FOR TRANSGENDER ADULTS IN NEW YORK STATE PRISONS Last Updated Spring 2017 LEGAL DISCLAIMER This manual was written by the staff at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. We would like to thank ...
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. ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Hearing Required Before Assessment of Appointed Attorney Fees in Texas by On July 20, 2016, a Texas court of appeals held that, before fees incurred by a court-appointed attorney are assessed against an indigent criminal defendant, the court must hold a hearing and determine that the defendant is capable of ...
Brief • 2017
Robinson v. Purkey, TN, Memo Re TRO Mot, Driver's License Suspensions, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE NASHVILLE DIVISION FRED ROBINSON, ASHLEY SPRAGUE, and JOHNNY GIBBS, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, ) ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) DAVID W. ...
Kirkland v. DiLeo, NJ, Settlement, Judicial Misconduct, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE BETWEEN WENDELL KIRKLAND and ANTHONY KIRKLAND AND LOUIS M.J. DiLEO and THE CITY OF LINDEN This Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (hereinafter "Agreement"), dated , 2017, is made by and between Wendell Kirkland and Anthony Kirkland (alternatively ...
Publication • 2017
American Bar Association - Denial of the Right to Counsel in Misdemeanor Cases Court Watching in Nashville, Tennessee, 2017 DENIAL OF THE RIGHT TO COUNSEL IN MISDEMEANOR CASES: COURT WATCHING IN NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION ON CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE Prepared by Stephen F. Hanlon* Vice-Chair of ...
White v. Dona Ana County Detention Center, NM, Recommendation, Mailroom Law Library, 2011 Case 2:08-cv-00955-WJ-GBW Document 138 Filed 01/12/11 Page 1 of 45 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO DENVER JAMES WHITE, Plaintiff, v. No. CV 08‐0955 WJ/GBW DONA ANA COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, ET ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Walker v. City of Calhoun, GA, Brief of Amicus Curiae, Indigent Arrestee Bail Debtors Prison, 2016 Case: 16-10521 Date Filed: 08/18/2016 No. 16-10521-HH Page: 1 of 34 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT _________________ MAURICE WALKER, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellee ...
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. ________________________________________/ ...
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Paying the Piper by David J. Krajicek by David J. Krajicek, The Crime Report Montgomery, Alabama’s City Court is a Debt-Collecting Machine Montgomery, Alabama--Anyone who wishes to enter Municipal Court in Alabama’s capital city must first be sanctioned by a court officer who scans your belongings, then polices your attire. “Tuck ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Article • February 24, 2017
Our Bail System Is Leaving Innocent People To Die In Jail Because They’re Poor by When freedom is only available to those who can afford it, many end up paying with their lives. By Nick Wing, The Huffington Post Of the nearly 750,000 inmates confined in jails around the U.S. ...
Still No Answers by Jamycheal Mitchell’s death in a Virginia jail cell still hasn’t been explained. It should be a national scandal. by Dahlia Lithwick, Slate On August 19, 2015, 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell was found dead in his cell at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Virginia. New revelations in May 2016 about ...
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