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Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Escapes
Washington: Sentence for Escape Conviction Can Only be Enhanced by Other Escapes by Division III of the Washington State Court of Appeals held on June 21, 2016 that a sentence for a conviction of “escape from community custody” may only be enhanced or increased by other escape convictions. Washington state ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Prisoner’s Escape from Illinois Jail Aided by Former Guard, Incompetence by Christopher Zoukis A convicted murderer’s brazen escape from an Illinois jail was aided by a former guard who provided him with information that “substantially assisted him,” as well as apparent incompetence among jail staff, according to the Kankakee County ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Escapes
Georgia Prisoner Caught Sneaking into Prison Charged with Escape by FBI Special Agent James Hosty wrote in a recent federal criminal complaint that “Since in or about January 2013, the Atlanta Police Department ... has been investigating instances of inmates temporarily escaping from the prison camp at USP Atlanta and ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Escape is Latest Problem at Troubled Privately-run Texas Jail by Matthew Clarke In October 2015, Phillip Henry Freeman disappeared from the Liberty County Jail near Houston, Texas. He was recaptured living in a wooded area in Arkansas in late January 2016. His escape was the latest in a slew of ...
Pennsylvania: $99,000 Settlement for 22 Years in Solitary Confinement by David Reutter A Pennsylvania federal district court held that general issues of material fact required a jury to determine whether a prisoner’s Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated when he was held in solitary confinement for over 22 years. ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
New York Prison Scrutinized, Employees Charged Following High-profile Escape by Derek Gilna The June 6, 2015 escape of two New York state prisoners from the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora revealed troublesome issues that will not soon go away. While many news outlets focused on the spectacular nature of the ...
Tennessee Prisoner Escapes Privatized Medical Jail Care to Obtain Surgery by To obtain needed surgery, a prisoner escaped from Tennessee’s Trousdale County Jail (TCJ). Prior to being booked into TCJ to serve a probation violation sentence, Don R. White, Jr. 31, was scheduled for hernia surgery. “When I walked in, ...
Article • November 1, 2016
Filed under: Work Release, Escapes
Florida Supreme Court: Unauthorized Absence from Work is 'Escape from Custody' for Work Release Prisoner by Lonnie Burton In a decision handed down on September 3, 2016, the Florida Supreme Court upheld the escape conviction of a man who left his work site without permission while he was on work ...
Kansas Supreme Court Holds State Immune from Suit Over Murder by Escapee by Matthew Clarke On April 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of Kansas held that the son of a woman murdered by an escaped state prisoner could not sue the state for her personal injuries and wrongful death. The ...
Article • October 27, 2016
Former Prison Guard Escapes from Texas State Jail by Charlie Davis, Jr.--a former Texas prison guard--escaped from the Wheeler State Jail in Plainview, Texas, on October 27, 2014. Davis, 36, worked as a guard at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Clements Unit in Amarillo, a maximum-security prison, from April ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Michigan Courthouse Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 2 Injured by Larry Darnell Gordon, 45, was being transported to a Berrien County court proceeding on July 11, 2016 when he overpowered a deputy, stole his gun and tried to take hostages during an escape attempt. Gordon fatally shot two bailiffs in the ...
Twelve Killed as Eighty-One Escape From Iraqi Prison by During the evening of September 27, 2012, prisoners at an Iraqi prison in Tikrit, the hometown of Saddam Hussein which is about 80 miles north of Baghdad, broke into a storeroom where weapons are kept. They seized the weapons and engaged ...
Escapes and Crime at New Jersey's Privately-Run Halfway Houses by Matthew Clarke New Jersey has embarked on a grand experiment – shifting state prisoners from expensive state prisons into less expensive, privately-run halfway houses. The state prison system bas less than 25,000 beds while the around two dozen halfway houses ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Texas Judge and District Attorney Allegedly Bribed to Let Killer Escape by Matthew Clarke In a case that is beyond the pale of the usual high level of corruption in south Texas, a state district judge, the District Attorney of Cameron County and an attorney who was formerly a state ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Hurricane Sandy Facilitates Mass Escape from New Jersey's Logan Hall by Matthew Clarke Hurricane Sandy and a lack of preparation or training for unusual weather helped prisoners at the notorious Logan Hall halfway house to run rampant, including a mass escape of fifteen prisoners. Although designated a "halfway house," Logan ...
Article • August 10, 2016
High-Profile Escapes from New Haitian Prison Highlight Country's Problems by Derek Gilna The recent daring escape of prisoner Clifford Brandt from Haiti's prison in Crois-des-Bouquet was yet another embarrassment for the country's criminal justice system.  Beset by rampant corruption, nepotism, financial problems, and incompetence, the prison suffered the biggest jailbreak ...
Article • August 9, 2016
Daring MCC Chicago Escape Directs Unwanted Attention on BOP Operations by Derek Gilna The mission statement on the wall of every Bureau of Prisons (BOP) facility makes clear the main priority of BOP staff, and it’s not “rehabilitation.” The BOP sees its main duty to keep prisoners locked up, at ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Shoatz v. Wetzel et al, PA, Complaint, 8th Am escape prolonged isolation, 2013 !aaassseee 222:::000555-­-­-mmmccc-­-­-000222000222555 DDDooocccuuummmeeennnttt 666333555 FFFiiillleeeddd 000555///000888///111333 PPPaaagggeee 111 ooofff 111333 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA RUSSELL SHOATZ, a/k/a RUSSELL SHOATS Plaintiff, v. JOHN E. WETZEL, in his official capacity as ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Shoatz v. Wetzel et al, PA, Settlement, 8th Am escape prolonged isolation, 2016
Brief • July 19, 2016
J.W. v. City of Ferguson, MO, Complaint, jail guard rape escape, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI EASTERN DIVISION J.W., Plaintiff, v. CITY OF FERGUSON, JARIS HAYDEN, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No.: PLAINTIFF DEMANDS JURY TRIAL COMPLAINT - CIVIL ...
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