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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.” ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Order on Sheriff's Order, Wheelchairs, 2016 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 ...
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 ...
Brief • May 8, 2017
Lacy v. Dart, IL, Order on Supp Inj Relief, Wheelchairs, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-06259 Document #: 368 Filed: 05/02/17 Page 1 of 8 PageID #:8440 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION JOHNATHAN LACY, KENNETH FARRIS, MARQUE BOWERS, MAURICE BOSTON, KEVIN DAWSON, individually and ...
Florida’s Prison System Agrees to Upgrade Care of Mentally Ill by David M. Reutter by David M. Reutter In 2015, Disability Rights of Florida obtained a settlement that requires the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) to more humanely care for mentally ill prisoners at Dade Correctional Institution (DCI), the same ...
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 ...
Langford v. Bullock, MT, Fifth Amended Complaint, ADA Compliance, 1993 t Langford v. Racicot PC-MT-001-001 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "lark J. Lopez idward I. Koren National Prison Project the American Civil Liberties Jnion Foundation L875 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009 Telephone: 202/234-4830 Edmund F. Sheehy, ...
Langford v. Bullock, MT, Settlement Agreement II, ADA Compliance, 2017 Case 6:93-cv-00046-DWM-JCL Document 1534-1 Filed 03/02/17 Page 1 of 92 CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT This Class Action Settlement Agreement (“Settlement Agreement”) is made this 14th day of February, 2017, by all members of the class as certified by the Court ...
Brief • March 17, 2017
Hecker v. CDCR, CA, Order for Final Approval of Settlement Agreement, Discrimination on Basis of Psychiatric Condition, 2015 Case 2:90-cv-00520-KJM-DAD Document 5284 Filed 03/02/15 Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO DIVISION 10 ROBERT HECKER, ...
Brief • March 16, 2017
Hecker v. CDCR, CA, Settlement Agreement, Discrimination On Basis of Psychiatric Condition, 2014 Case 2:90-cv-00520-KJM-DAD Document 5284-1 Filed 03/02/15 Page 2 of 25 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 9 FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 10 SACRAMENTO DIVISION 11 12 13 ...
Coleman v. Brown, CA, Notice of Class Action Decision, Discrimination on Basis of Psychiatric Condition, 2015 Case 2:90-cv-00520-KJM-DAD Document 5284-2 Filed 03/02/15 Page 1 of 1 NOTICE - DECISION IN MENTAL HEALTH CARE CLASS ACTION (Coleman v. Brown) On September 13, 1995, a federal court in Sacramento ruled that the ...
ACLU - Caged In, 2017 CAGED IN January 2017 SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CAGED IN At America’s Expense: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES © 2017 ACLU Foundation June 2012 American Civil Liberties Union 125 Broad ...
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 ...
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