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Prisoners and Disabilities: The Legal Landscape by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Incarceration in a state or federal prison is bad. Incarceration in a state or federal prison while disabled is much worse. Consider the numbers. According to a recent Vice.com article, 31 percent of prisoners in state facilities reported ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Oregon Prison Officials Must Provide Post-release Disability Care by An Oregon federal district court issued a preliminary injunction enjoining prison officials from releasing a disabled prisoner without assistance. Oregon state prisoner Steven Fox was an able-bodied person when he entered prison in 2010. Due to the neglect of prison officials, ...
Article • August 10, 2017
"Intellectual Disabilities" End Decade on Oregon's Death Row; State's "Expert" Sharply Criticized by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson After serving more than ten years on death row, a 60-year old Oregon prisoner had his death sentence vacated and was ruled ineligible for the death penalty, due to an "intellectual disability." ...
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
Nevada DOC Moves to End Discrimination against HIV-positive and Disabled Prisoners by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On June 20, 2016, Rebecca Bond, chief of the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), sent the Nevada Attorney General a letter calling out the state’s Department of Corrections ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights - Sign on Letter re Prisoners with Disabilities, 2017 July 19, 2017 Via Email to reentry@usccr.gov Catherine E. Lhamon, Chair Patricia Timmons-Goodson, Vice Chair Debo P. Adegbile, Commissioner Karen K. Narasaki, Commissioner Gail Heriot, Commissioner David Kladney, Commissioner Peter N. Kirsanow, Commissioner Michael Yaki, Commissioner ...
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 18, 2017
Scott v. Pennsylvania DOC, PA, Settlement, Aphasia Disability Discrimination, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA DONALD SCOTT, Plaintiff, Civil Action No. 15-72 v. PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Defendant, SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS This Settlement Agreement and Release of All Claims ...
Disability Rights Florida v. Jones, FL, Motion for Summary Judgment, Disability Rights, 2017 Case 4:16-cv-00047-RH-CAS Document 62 Filed 01/30/17 Page 1 of 51 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Tallahassee Division DISABILITY RIGHTS FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. CASE NO. 4:16-cv-47-RH-CAS JULIE JONES, in her official capacity as Secretary ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Scott v. Pennsylvania DOC, PA, Aphasia Disability Discrimination, Complaint, 2015 ~----------- ··· ·----·· ·· ·- Case 1:15-cv-00229-JEJ Document 1 Filed 02/02/15 Page 1 of 11 r:tLED HARRISBURG, l_ r ... IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA DONALD SCOTT, FEB O2 zaisw ) ) Plaintiff, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
ACLU Report Details Damaging Effects of Solitary Confinement on Disabled Prisoners by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna A January 2017 report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) examined the effects of solitary confinement on prisoners with physical disabilities, based upon interviews with disabled prisoners who were “locked in cages ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
AVID Prison Project Report Details Challenges Faced by Disabled Prisoners by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Last year, Disability Rights Washington's AVID (Amplifying Voices of Inmates with Disabilities) Prison Project published a report titled “Making Hard Time Harder: Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act.” ...
Lewis v. Cain, LA, Memo in Support of Motion, Systemic Medical Neglect, 2017 Case 3:15-cv-00318-BAJ-RLB Document 192-1 01/06/17 Page 1 of 21 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JOSEPH LEWIS, JR., KENTRELL PARKER, FARRELL SAMPIER, REGINALD GEORGE, JOHN TONUBBEE, OTTO BARRERA, CLYDE CARTER, CEDRIC EVANS, EDWARD GIOVANNI, RICKY ...
Lewis v. Cain, LA, Reply Memo in Support of Motion, Systemic Medical Neglect, 2017 Case 3:15-cv-00318-BAJ-RLB Document 226-2 03/06/17 Page 1 of 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JOSEPH LEWIS, JR., KENTRELL PARKER, FARRELL SAMPIER, REGINALD GEORGE, JOHN TONUBBEE, OTTO BARRERA, CLYDE CARTER, CEDRIC EVANS, EDWARD GIOVANNI, ...
Advocacy Center v. LeBlanc, LA, Complaint, Abuse of Disabled Prisoners, 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 ...
Advocacy Center v. LeBlanc, LA, Settlement, Abuse of Disabled Prisoners, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00468-JWD-EWD Document 17 08/10/17 Page 1 of 23 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE DIVISION ADVO CACY CENTER, CIVIL ACTION NO. 3:17-468 * * * PLAINTIFF, * SECTION JWD-EWD * vs. * JAMES M. ...
Disability Rights New York - Report and Recommendations Concerning Attica Correctional Facility's..., 2017 New York’s Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program Report and Recommendations Concerning Attica Correctional Facility’s Residential Mental Health Unit September 2017 725 Broadway, Suite 450 Albany, New York 12207 (518) 427 -6561 (fax) 25 Chapel ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Order on Injunction, Wheelchairs, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 235 Filed: 01/05/16 Page 1 of 2 PageID #:7057 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUIS BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and for all ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Memo Opinion and Order, Wheelchairs, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 218 Filed: 11/19/15 Page 1 of 11 PageID #:6835 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUIS BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and for ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Order Certifying Class, Wheelchairs, 2015 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 142 Filed: 04/30/15 Page 1 of 15 PageID #:4484 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUIS BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and for all ...
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