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In-the-News Article • September 19, 2017
PLN managing editor comments on fines imposed against CCA for count violations Sept. 19, 2017 Articles with PLN Quotes Olympian Private prison firm faces $44K fine for inmate count issues BY JONATHAN MATTISEAssociated Press SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 1:37 AM   NASHVILLE, TENN.  Tennessee corrections officials have fined a private prison ...
In-the-News Article • September 17, 2017
PLN quoted regarding opioid overdoses among prisoners Sept. 17, 2017 Articles with PLN Quotes The Morning Call Jail staff trained to use narcan to prevent opioid overdoses September 17, 2017   Just before Northampton County Jail unveiled an anti-opioid antidote program this summer, staff at its work release facility in ...
In-the-News Article • September 14, 2017
PLN article mentioned in story on jail body scanners Sept. 14, 2017 Articles that mention PLN Kitsap Sun (WA) he search for better jail security has an answer Rob Woutat, Community columnist Published 2:00 p.m. PT Sept. 14, 2017   In a three-day period in September, 89 new prisoners were ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Illegal 24-Day ICE Detention Nets Lawful Permanent Resident $99,000 Settlement by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In 2008 a lawsuit filed by a Mexican citizen who had obtained lawful permanent resident status in the United States and was later detained while trying to return to the U.S. from Mexico was ...
Article • September 13, 2017
$10,000 Settlement for California Man Unlawfully Detained by ICE by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 1, 2013, U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti, sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco Division, signed a stipulated order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a man ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Lawful Sudanese Immigrant Receives $60,000 Settlement for Five Days Unlawful ICE Detention by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On November 2, 2004, U.S. District Judge Charles K. Wolff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, signed an order approving the settlement in, and dismissing, a case ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Naturalized U.S. Citizen Receives $400,000 after Being Illegally Held by ICE for 71 Months by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Rennison Vern Castillo served honorably in the United States Army. He received the National Defense Service Medal and an Army Service Ribbon. While serving the country, Castillo was sworn in ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Dismissal of Ill. Prisoner's Dental Care Lawsuit Affirmed By Seventh Circuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided that a lower court's dismissal of Illinois state prisoner's lawsuit against a private medical contractor and a prison dentist ...
Article • September 12, 2017
Washington Court of Appeals Holds No Duty of Protection Owed By DOC to Felon Under Community Supervision by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 14, 2017, Division Three of the Washington State Court of Appeals held in a 2-1 ruling that the Department of Corrections (DOC) was not liable ...
Article • September 12, 2017
$1.3 Million+ Award of Attorney's Fees and Costs Approved in New York Unlawful Confinement Case that Netted Only $1 in Damages by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 17, 2016, Judge Jed A. Raskoff, sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, issued an ...
Article • September 12, 2017
Arizona's No-Bail Constitutional Provision for Certain Sex Crimes Violates Federal Constitution, State Supreme Court Says by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 9, 2017, the Arizona Supreme Court struck down a state constitutional provision which barred bail in certain sex offense cases where the alleged victim was under 15 ...
Article • September 11, 2017
"No Toilet, No Ventilation": Prisoners Describe Horrific Conditions in Harvey's Flood Zone by Candice Bernd by Candice Bernd, Truthout This story is the sixth piece in "America's Toxic Prisons," an investigative, collaborative series between Truthout and Earth Island Journal. This series dives deeply into the intersection between mass incarceration and ...
Article • September 8, 2017
Fifth Circuit Reinstates Part of Louisiana Prisoner's Failure-to-Protect, Medical Indifference Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 9, 2017, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmedin part and reversed in part a district court's order granting summary judgment to prison officials in a ...
Article • September 8, 2017
Filed under: Sentencing, Juveniles
California Court Refuses to Reduce Juvenile's 32 Years-to-Life Under Miller v. Alabama by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On January 24, 2017, a three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, largely upheld the sentence of a man who was sentenced in 2011, at age ...
Article • September 8, 2017
First Circuit Denies Qualified Immunity to Police Officer for Arrest Without Probable Cause by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit set aside a lower court ruling which granted summary judgment to a police officer who was sued for ...
Article • September 8, 2017
Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Minnesota Prison Workplace Injury Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 2, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the ruling of a federal district court in Minneapolis which dismissed a lawsuit filed by a prisoner who lost three ...
Article • September 8, 2017
Filed under: Tax Law, Religion Defined
Seventh Circuit Denounces "Sovereign Citizen" Claims in Otherwise Routine Denial of Frivolous Suit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton John Jones Bey sued the State of Indiana and county officials to enjoin them from taxing property he owns in Marion County, Indiana. He also sought a refund of past taxes ...
Article • September 7, 2017
Filed under: Control Units
Maine Judge Rules Prisoner's Nearly Two-Year Stay in Segregation Without Explanation Defies Due Process, Orders Hearing on Damages by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 23, 2015, Kennebec, Maine, Superior Court Justice M. Michaels Murphy found in favor of a state prisoner who claimed prison officials violated his due ...
Article • September 7, 2017
Filed under: Contractor Misconduct
Red-Light Camera Company to Pay $20 Million Settlement to City of Chicago to Settle Fraud and Bribery Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., a red-light camera company located in Australia, agreed on February 3, 2017, to pay the city of Chicago $20 million to settle ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Judicial Watch Not Entitled to Internal Department of Defense Memo In Bowe Bergdahl Case, D.C. Circuit Court Rules by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 7, 2017, a three-judge panel sitting in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed a ruling of the D.C. District Court ...
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