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Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report, Author Becomes New DOC Commissioner by The deaths of 25 Alaska prisoners over an 18-month period were examined in a November 2015 report provided to Governor Bill Walker, who then replaced the state’s corrections commissioner with the author of the report. The handling of ...
Tennessee Corrections Institute - Minimum Standards for Local Adult Correctional Facilities, 2015 0 1 1400-1-.01 Preface (1) Under the authority of T.C.A. 41-4-140, the Tennessee Corrections Institute is required to establish minimum standards for local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state and conduct an annual inspection of ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Fulton v. Mason County, KY, Settlement, Heroin Withdrawal, 2017 SETTLEMENT. RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT This Settlement, Release of All Claims and Indemnity Agreement (hereinafter, "Agreement") is entered into by Teresa Fulton, Administratrix of the Estate of Audrey Geneva Fulton, deceased (hereinafter collectively referred to as, "Plaintiff') and ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Fulton v. Mason County, KY, Amended Complaint, Heroin Withdrawal, 2015 Case: 2:15-cv-00031-WOB-JGW Doc #: 17 Filed: 11/02/15 Page: 1 of 16 - Page ID#: 168 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY NORTHERN DIVISION AT COVINGTON TERESA FULTON, Administratrix of the Estate of AUDREY GENEVA FULTON, deceased PLAINTIFF vs. ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Utah Attorney Plans Wrongful Death Suit Against County Jail by Attorney Michael Studebaker announced on February 17, 2017 that he planned to file a lawsuit on behalf of the family of Marion Herrera, a 40-year-old Ogden woman who died after 3½ days in custody at a jail in Weber County, ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Fifth Circuit Upholds $2.85 Million Award in Suit over Jail Prisoner’s Death by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On November 29, 2016, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury award of $1.5 million for pain and suffering and $917,000 for wrongful death in a lawsuit brought by survivors ...
Youell v. Correctional Medical Services, MO, Settlement, Wrongful Death Heroin, 2014 RELEASE ~TINE KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, THAT WE, YOUELL AS NEXT OF FRIEND OF ELI BOYD. A MINOR AND ISAAC BENNETT, SR. FOR THE SOLE CONSIDERATION OF TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS AND ZERO CENTS ($10,000.00) PAID TO US, ...
Rice v. Montgomery County, KY, Settlement Agreement, Wrongful Death Seizure, 2016 SETTI.FTVIENT. RELEASE qF ALL CLAIMS AND INDEMNITYAGREEMENT This Settlement, Release of All Claims and Indemnity Agreement (hereinafter, "Agreement") is entered into by Diana Rice, Adminisffatrix of the Estate of Ronald Calvin Gaunce, deceased, and Della Ford, as natural mother ...
‘She Was Afraid To Go Back To Jail’ by By Liz Adetiba, The Huffington Post Athena Covarrubias, 40, was arrested in August 2015 on a drug charge and three bond forfeiture warrants. She was taken to Texas’ Travis County Jail, where she hanged herself 12 days later. Her cousin, Kelly ...
Correctional Medical Care Pays $425,000 Settlement in Prisoner’s Opiate Withdrawal Death by Correctional Medical Care (CMC) agreed to a $425,000 settlement in a lawsuit alleging the company’s practice of putting profit before patient care resulted in the opiate withdrawal death of a prisoner at New York’s Schenectady County Jail (SCJ). ...
Michigan Jail Subject of Wrongful Death Lawsuit and PLN Censorship Suit by The family of a prisoner who died from drug withdrawal symptoms at Michigan’s Macomb County Jail (MCJ) filed a lawsuit against the facility and its private medical contractor, Correct Care Solutions, in March 2015. On June 11, 2014, ...
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 ...
Alaska Prisons and Jails Filled with Mentally Ill Prisoners by David Reutter Correctional facilities in Alaska are confronted with a record number of prisoners with mental illnesses. In February 2016, KTUU reported that 65% of Alaskan prisoners suffered from some form of mental health problem while 80% had drug or ...
Untreated Intoxication Death at Massachusetts Jail Results in $232,500 Settlement by The City of Lowell, Massachusetts agreed to a $232,500 settlement in a civil rights action related to the alcohol poisoning death of a woman in the Lowell Police Department (LPD) lockup. Police officers arrested Alyssa Brame, 31, on January ...
Jail Prisoner’s Death Results in $1 Million Judgment against Texas County by Matthew Clarke On October 22, 2015, a federal jury awarded $1 million to the survivors and estate of a prisoner who died in a Texas jail, finding jail employees were deliberately indifferent to his medical needs. Terry Lynn ...
Tattoo Artist Dies in California Jail Detox Cell by Since the for-profit California Forensic Medical Group (CFMC) took over healthcare at the Santa Cruz County Jail last year, the medical staff has been forcing police to take more injured suspects to the hospital before they get booked, likely because the potential ...
San Diego County Hit With $3 Million Dollar Jury Verdict In Prisoner Jail Death by Derek Gilna In 2011, Daniel Sisson, a 21-year-old asthma-sufferer with a severe heroin addiction and already in a drug-diversion program in San Diego County, California, was arrested again for drug possession. When he went with ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Jail Called to Scrutinize Detox Procedure in Wake of Increased Deaths by David Reutter The second death in six months of a pre-trial detainee at Pennsylvania’s Buck County prison has raised questions about its detox procedures. The scrutiny of such procedures should be a focal point for jail administrators throughout ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population, Culpeper Foundation, 1998 Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population January 1998 Funded by: Charles E. Culpeper Foundation The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 500.C Table of Contents Glossary .......................................................................................................................... i Foreword ...................................................................................................................... iii I. Introduction and Executive Summary..................................................................... 1 Most Inmates ...
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