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Article • November 7, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Federal Court Upholds New York Prison System’s Denial of Motorized Wheelchairs; Second Circuit Reverses by Matthew Clarke In a September 30, 2015 order, a fed­eral district court held that the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) could deny prisoners the use of wheelchairs with electric motors because ...
Massachusetts’ Anti-shackling Law Limits Restraints on Pregnant Prisoners but Problems Persist by Joe Watson by Joe Watson and Matt Clarke Being pregnant is stressful – just ask any woman who has been pregnant. Incarceration adds to that stress and removes support systems, so prisoners face problems during their pregnancy, birthing ...
No Way to Call Home: Incarcerated Deaf People Are Locked in a Prison Inside a Prison by By Mike Ludwig, Truthout This story is the result of a nine-month investigation and part one of a multimedia series on deaf prisoners, as part of a reporting collaboration with the Making Contact radio program. ...
In Many Courtrooms, Bad Interpreters Can Mean Justice Denied by By Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline Patricia Michelsen-King was observing the proceedings in a Chesterfield, Virginia, courtroom a few years ago when a man shouted in Spanish from the back of the courtroom, “I didn’t rape anybody!” Michelsen-King, who teaches Spanish interpretation at ...
Federal Prisoner Receives $20,000 for Inadequate Medical Treatment for His Hand Injury by Lonnie Burton On March 7, 2000, the United States agreed to pay a federal prisoner the sum of $20,000 to settle his lawsuit stemming from inadequate medical care resulting in permanent paralysis in his left hand. The ...
Report Finds Abuse of Blind, Deaf, Elderly and Disabled Texas Prisoners by Matthew Clarke The Prison Justice League (PJL), a group advocating prison reform in Texas, released a report entitled Cruel & Unusual Punishment: Excessive Use of Force at the Estelle Unit. The report found that blind, deaf, elderly and ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Ealy v. GEO Group, 11th Cir, Appellant Brief, RA limitations sovereign immunity, 2015 No. 14-14199 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT EARVIN EALY, Plaintiff/Appellant, v. GEO GROUP, INC., et al. Defendant/Appellees. On Appeal from the United States District Court For the Middle District of Florida, ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Ealy v. GEO Group, 11th Cir, Appellant Reply Brief, RA limitations sovereign immunity, 2015 No. 14-14199 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT EARVIN EALY, Plaintiff/Appellant, v. GEO GROUP, INC., et al. Defendant/Appellees. On Appeal from the United States District Court For the Middle District of ...
Report and Recommendations on the Treatment of Individuals with Disabilities at Sullivan Correctional Facility, DRNY, 2016 New York’s Protection & Advocacy System and Client Assistance Program Report and Recommendations on the Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual, Developmental, and Mental Health Disabilities at Sullivan Correctional Facility July 2016 725 Broadway, Suite ...
Publication • August 12, 2016
Out with the New, in with the Old - The Importance of Section 504 of the RA to Prisoners with Disabilities, Ginsberg, 2009 36 FDMULJ 713 36 Fordham Urb. L.J. 713 Page 1 Fordham Urban Law Journal June, 2009 Article *713 OUT WITH THE NEW, IN WITH THE OLD: THE ...
CA: 'Realignment' Forcing Jail Improvements for Disabled Prisoners by A landmark case nearly 20 years ago forced California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to properly care for its disabled prisoners. Now, a federal lawsuit aims to do the same for those being held in the state's county jails. Since ...
Colorado Jail Settles Suit over Lack of Accommodation for the Deaf for $100,000 by Paresh Patel Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC), a Colorado non-profit organization, filed a civil complaint against Douglas Darr, in his official capacity as Sherriff of Adams County, Colorado for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Disabled Behind Bars - The Mass Incarceration of People With Disabilities in America’s Jails and Prisons, CAP, 2016 AP PHOTO / RICH PEDRONCELLI Disabled Behind Bars The Mass Incarceration of People With Disabilities in America’s Jails and Prisons By Rebecca Vallas July 2016 W W W.AMERICANPROGRESS.ORG Disabled Behind Bars The ...
Article • August 5, 2016
Failure to Provide Hearing Aid Batteries is Deliberate Indifference to Serious Medical Need by The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held a prisoner who suffers from substantial hearing loss that may be remediated by a hearing aid may state claim for deliberate indifference to a serious medical need if prison ...
Brief • August 5, 2016
Taylor v. Clark et al, CA, Plf Response to Def Mot for SJ, Deaf Prisoner Accommodation Excessive Force, 2011 Case 1:07-cv-00032-AWI-SMS Document 131 5 CARTER C. WHITE, CSB # 164149 KING HALL CIVIL RIGHTS CLINIC U. C. Davis School of Law One Shields Avenue, Bldg. TB-30 Davis, CA 95616-8821 Telephone: ...
Number of State Prisoners Age 55 and Over Increased 400% in 20 Years by Derek Gilna Although much of the attention concerning the huge increase in America’s prison population has focused on the federal prison system, a new U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) report found that the number of prisoners ...
Illinois DOC Settles Lawsuit Over Mental Health Treatment by Derek Gilna It took eight years but civil rights attorneys finally prevailed in a federal lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), entering into a settlement that requires prison officials to provide 11,000 mentally ill state prisoners with adequate mental ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Phipps v. Sheriff Cook County, IL, Amended Complaint, Disabled Prisoners, 2008 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION Derrick Phipps, et al., Plaintiffs, -vs- Sheriff of Cook County, and Cook County, Illinois, Defendants. ) ) ) ) No. 07 CV 3889 ) Judge ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Phipps v. Sheriff Cook County, IL, Joint Protective Order, Disabled Prisoners, 2008 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION Derrick Phipps, et al., ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) vs. ) ) Sheriff of Cook County and Cook County, ) ) ) Defendants ) ...
Brief • July 14, 2016
Henderson v. Bentley, AL, Complaint, HIV Prisoner Discrimination, 2011 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHERN DIVISION LOUIS HENDERSON, DANA HARLEY, DARRELL ROBINSON, DWIGHT SMITH, ALBERT KNOX, ROOSEVELT JAMES, JOHN mCKS, APRIL STAGNER, ASHLEY DOTSON, and MELINDA WASHINGTON, on behalf of themselves and of ...
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