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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 ...
Urban Institute - A Matter of Time, Executive Summary, 2017 JUSTICE POLICY CENTER A Matter of Time The Causes and Consequences of Rising Time Served in America’s Prisons Leigh Courtney, Sarah Eppler-Epstein, Elizabeth Pelletier, Ryan King, and Serena Lei July 2017 This document is the executive summary for the feature ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Disability Rights Florida v. Jones, FL, Complaint, Disability Rights, 2016 Case 4:16-cv-00047-WS-CAS Document 1 Filed 01/26/16 Page 1 of 123 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Tallahassee Division DISABILITY RIGHTS FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, v. Case No. JULIE JONES, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Florida Department ...
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, ...
Brief • July 11, 2017
Disability Rights Florida v. Jones, FL, Settlement, Disability Rights, 2017 UNITED STA TES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Tallahassee Division DISABILITY RIGHTS FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, Case No. 4:16-cv-47-RH-CAS vs. JULIE JONES, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Florida Department of Corrections, Defendant. --------------------------------' SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Table of ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York Prison Cannot Hold Sex Offender Beyond Expiration of Sentence by The Supreme Court's Appellate Division, Third Department, held that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) may not hold a prisoner beyond his maximum sentence expiration date even if suitable post-release housing has not ...
Third Circuit Finds that Prisoners’ Verbal Grievances are Constitutionally Protected by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner’s verbal grievance made to prison staff was protected speech under the First Amendment, and gave rise to a civil action when the prisoner ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Supreme Court Voids North Carolina Law Barring Sex Offenders from Facebook by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a unanimous decision, on June 19, 2017 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a North Carolina statute that prohibits convicted sex offenders from accessing “a commercial social networking Web site where the ...
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Illinois Prisoner’s Religious Rights Suit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 17, 2016, the Seventh Circuit granted the appeal of an Illinois state prisoner who had sued for violations of his religious rights. The appellate court held that a previous claim he had filed in ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Local Sex Offender Residency Restrictions Challenged in Texas by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke In many U.S. cities, local ordinances prohibit registered sex offenders from living in certain areas – generally within 1,000 feet or more of schools, playgrounds and daycare centers. But when a city is just a few ...
Illinois High Court Upholds Sex Offender Requirements Struck Down in Other States by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 20, 2016, the Illinios Supreme Court declared constitutional a law that requires convicted sex offenders to report their email addresses, Internet identities and related online data to law enforcement officials. ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Is Risk Prediction Real Criminal Justice Reform or Junk Science? by Joe Watson by Joe Watson With its criminal justice system bursting at the seams, one state has decided to take a controversial step to alleviate the pressure. In 2015, Pennsylvania officials indicated the state would become the first in ...
ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
Harris v. Adams County Sheriff's Department, CO, Settlement, Quran and Halal Meals, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE ("Agreement") is made by and between, Marquise D. Harris ("Plaintiff')~nd Adams County Board of County Commissioners, its current and former officers, agents, servants and employees, the ...
Fifth Circuit Upholds Houston Police Officer's Retaliation Jury Award by On August 19, 2015, the Fifth Circuit court of appeals upheld a federal jury's $23,000 award for retaliation by the police department and returned an additional award of $127,000 for evaluation of how much of it was due to future ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Federal Court Orders California to Allow SHU Prisoner Contact Attorney Visits by On April 14, 2014, a California federal court ordered the California State Prison-Corcoran to allow Security Housing Unit (SHU) prisoner Andrew R. Lopez contact visits with attorney Robert Navarro and another attorney. In the instant action, Lopez filed ...
VanValkenburg v. Oregon Department of Corrections, OR, Amended Complaint, Hearing Disability Discrimination, 2015 Case 3:14-cv-00916-MO Document 43 Filed 03/18/15 Page 1 of 24 MATTHEW C. ELLIS, OSB No. 075800 matthew@employmentlawpdx.com 621 SW Morrison St Ste 1050 Portland, OR 97205 Telephone: 503/226-0072 SHENOA L. PAYNE, OSB No. 084392 spayne@hk-law.com Haglund Kelley ...
Brief • June 13, 2017
VanValkenburg v. Oregon Department of Corrections, OR, Opinion and Order re Fees, Hearing Disability Discrimination, 2017 Case 3:14-cv-00916-MO Document 240 Filed 06/09/17 Page 1 of 18 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON PORTLAND DIVISION DAVID D. VANVALKENBURG, No. 3:14-cv-00916-MO Plaintiff, OPINION AND ORDER v. OREGON ...
Brief • June 13, 2017
VanValkenburg v. Oregon Department of Corrections, OR, Verdict, Hearing Disability Discrimination, 2016 Case 3:14-cv-00916-MO Document 183 Filed 11/03/16 Page 1 of 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF OREGON DAVID D. VANVALKENBURG, Plaintiff, Case No. 3: 14-cv-00916-MO v. VERDICT FORM OREGON DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, a state ...
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