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More Suicides, Overdoses and Murders in California Prisons, According to Death Review Report by Joe Watson While California’s prison population is down, homicides among state prisoners in 2013 were up sharply over previous years. Deaths from drug overdoses in California prisons were up, too, and the suicide rate among state ...
Prisoner Deaths Continue To Rise by Christopher Zoukis For the third year in row, the number of prisoners who died in America's prisons and jails rose. Some 4,446 prisoners died in 2013, a two percent increase over 2012, continuing an upward trend, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's Office ...
Wisconsin Court Orders Dismissal of Jail Negligence Suit by Lonnie Burton On October 16, 2014, District IV of the Wisconsin Court of Appeals reversed a lower court and granted summary judgment in favor of defendants in a case brought by the estate of a prisoner who overdosed while at the ...
Article • October 27, 2016
Fifth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Suit over In-Custody Death by On February 10, 2016, the Fifth Circuit court of appeals upheld the dismissal of a suit brought over the in-custody death due to PCP toxicity. Marcus Dewayne Slade was arrested after Marshall, Texas police encountered him naked, agitated and having ...
Meth OD, Taser & Restraint Chair = Washington Prisoner Death by A Washington man died in jail, soon after paramedics examined him for a methamphetamine overdose but released him into police custody. Although the cause of death was not immediately disclosed, the diabetic prisoner was Tased and confined in a ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
Lifesaving Overdose Treatment Slowly Becoming Available to Released Prisoners by Christopher Zoukis Statistics show, and experts agree, that the United States is in the midst of an epidemic of opioid abuse. According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioid overdoses have quadrupled since 2000, with 28,648 deaths in 2014 alone ...
Publication • May 26, 2016
Broome County Jail Inmate Death - Rios Final Report, NYS Commission of Correction, 2012
Federal Lawsuit Claims Negligence Caused Pennsylvania Prisoner’s Heroin Overdose Death by Christopher Zoukis A federal lawsuit alleges that officials at the Schuylkill County Prison in Pennsylvania were negligent in the 2013 death of a prisoner from an accidental drug overdose. The suit, filed on March 24, 2015, came almost a ...
$150,000 Settlement in Suit over Kansas Jail Prisoner's Death by $150,000 Settlement in Suit over Kansas Jail Prisoner's Death by Matt Clarke On December 17, 2012, the County Commissioners of Shawnee County, Kansas voted to settle for $150,000 a state lawsuit by the estate and heirs of a prisoner who ...
Article • August 28, 2015 • from PLN September, 2015
Former Illinois Drug Court Judge Gets Prison Time Following Fellow Judge’s Fatal Overdose by Joe Watson Former Illinois Drug Court Judge Gets Prison Time Following Fellow Judge’s Fatal Overdose by Joe Watson A former judge over an Illinois drug court is serving a federal prison sentence after pleading guilty to ...
Article • August 1, 2015 • from PLN August, 2015
San Diego Deputies Faulted for Jail Death by Christopher Zoukis San Diego Deputies Faulted for Jail Death by Christopher Zoukis A civilian review board found that sheriff’s deputies lied and failed to take steps that could have saved a prisoner who swallowed meth before being booked into a San Diego ...
Article • June 12, 2015
$500,000 Settlement in Detainee’s Death from Overprescribed Medication by $500,000 Settlement in Detainee’s Death from Overprescribed Medication During trial of a civil rights action that alleged constitutional violations resulting in the death of a New York pretrial detainee, a $500,000 settlement was reached. The detainee, Michael DiCamillo, died from toxic ...
Grand Jury Investigates Santa Cruz County Jail Deaths by N.H. Putnam Grand Jury Investigates Santa Cruz County Jail Deaths by N.H. Putnam, Sin Barras Santa Cruz County, California is seen by many as a model for enlightened jail policies. But in May 2014 the Santa Cruz County Grand Jury released ...
Overdose, Taser and Restraint Chair Combine to Kill Washington Prisoner by Overdose, Taser and Restraint Chair Combine to Kill Washington Prisoner Authorities in Washington State have said no charges will be filed in the death of a 33-year-old diabetic prisoner at the Spokane County Jail, even though his death was ...
Alexander v. Padvaiskas, MA, Complaint, Wrongful Death Overdose, 2014 Case 1:14-cv-13675-NMG Document 1 Filed 09/22/14 Page 1 of 7 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS ALETRUS ALEXANDER As Special Personal Representative of the Estate of Monique Miller Plaintiff, Docket No.: 1:14-cv-13675 v. NANCY PADV AISKAS & JOHN AND JANE ...
Ninth Circuit Vacates FRCP 4(m) Dismissal Without Notice by Mark Wilson Ninth Circuit Vacates FRCP 4(m) Dismissal Without Notice by Mark Wilson The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held on October 30, 2013 that a district court’s failure to provide notice before dismissing a complaint for non-service and denying leave ...
Article • July 9, 2014 • from PLN July, 2014
Eighth Circuit: No Qualified Immunity for Detainee’s Overdose Death by Mark Wilson Eighth Circuit: No Qualified Immunity for Detainee’s Overdose Death by Mark Wilson The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held on September 20, 2013 that an Arkansas jail guard was not entitled to qualified immunity for his deliberate indifference ...
Article • January 15, 2014 • from PLN January, 2014
Study: Risk of Murder, Overdose and Suicide Higher for Recently Released Jail Prisoners in New York City by A study by researchers with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) supports reforms long urged by prisoner advocates: more mental health and substance abuse treatment, and less ...
How Many Inmate Deaths is too Many? by Dave Maass by Dave Maass & Kelly Davis San Diego CityBeat Bernard Joseph Victorianne was a 28-year-old black male with a ticking time bomb in his stomach. Victorianne was arrested on September 12, 2012, less than two blocks from the San Diego ...
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