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$200,000 Settlement Over Oklahoma Jail Prisoner’s Death by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke A $200,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed over the death of a mentally ill Oklahoma jail prisoner emphasizes what Oklahoma sheriffs have been saying for years: they are ill prepared to deal with the rapidly increasing number ...
Coats v. Harris County, TX, 7th Amended Petition, Wrongful Death Cocaine, 2016 10/28/2016 7:20:43 PM Chris Daniel - District Clerk Harris County Envelope No. 13515582 By: TERESA KIRBY Filed: 10/28/2016 7:20:43 PM CAUSE NO. 2012-55551 BARBARA COATS, Individually, as Personal Representative of the Estate of JAMAIL AMRON, Deceased, and as ...
Coats v. Harris County, TX, Jury Verdict, Wrongful Death Cocaine, 2017 .. _. A -, ORIGINAL ___,A CAUSE NO. 2012-55551 BARBARA COATS, Individually, as Personal Representative of the Estate of JAMAIL AMRON, Deceased, and as Heir to the Estate of JAMAIL AMRON, Deceased; and - - --------ALrA:MRON-;fndivTcfriallyand as Heir to ...
Florida’s Prison System Agrees to Upgrade Care of Mentally Ill by David M. Reutter by David M. Reutter In 2015, Disability Rights of Florida obtained a settlement that requires the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) to more humanely care for mentally ill prisoners at Dade Correctional Institution (DCI), the same ...
Guard’s Lethal Scalding of Prisoner Unresolved after Two Years by David Reutter by David Reutter More than two years after prisoners Darren Rainey’s dead body was removed from the shower in the mental health unit at Florida’s Dade Correctional Institution (DCI), no official cause of death has been ruled and ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Texas City Settles Suit Over Jail Prisoner’s Death for $1.25 Million by Matthew Clarke by Matthew Clarke In April 2016, the City of Arlington, Texas agreed to pay the estate of a man who died in the municipal jail $1.25 million to settle a wrongful death suit. Two jailers were ...
Borges v. City of Eureka, CA, Pltff Supp Brief Opp Mot, Wrongful Death Failure to Treat, 2016 1 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale K. Galipo (Bar No. 144074) dalekgalipo@yahoo.com 2 21800 Burbank Boulevard, Suite 310 3 Woodland Hills, California 91367 Telephone: (818) 347-3333 (818) 347-4118 4 Facsimile: 5 ...
Borges v. City of Eureka, CA, Pltff Supp Brief Opp Mot 2, Wrongful Death Failure to Treat, 2016 1 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale K. Galipo (Bar No. 144074) dalekgalipo@yahoo.com 2 21800 Burbank Boulevard, Suite 310 3 Woodland Hills, California 91367 Telephone: (818) 347-3333 (818) 347-4118 4 Facsimile: ...
Jailers in California, Georgia Acquitted of Abusing Prisoners by Matthew Clarke In unrelated cases, jail guards charged with abusing prisoners were acquitted of the most serious charges filed against them in California and Georgia. Former jail deputies Christopher Johnson and Robert Kirsh were acquitted by a federal jury on the ...
Michigan Jail Prisoner’s Family Sues over Death after Beating by Guards by The family of a prisoner who died about a week after being assaulted by guards at Michigan’s Wayne County Jail (WCJ) filed a wrongful death lawsuit in April 2015. The suit alleges inadequate medical care, and seeks $25 ...
Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago by And Since Then, At Least 810 People Have Lost Their Lives in Jail By Dana Liebelson & Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post Over the past year, there have been so many stories of violence and injustice in America, and even the most ...
We Wanted To Find Troubled Jails, So We Counted The Bodies by Ten jails. More than 40 deaths. What happened in one year? By Ryan J. Reilly & Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― In any given year, the vast majority of the thousands of jails in the United ...
Texas’ Largest Jail Hasn’t Learned Much From Sandra Bland’s Death by Poor and frightened people are still dying in this understaffed facility. By Ryan J. Reilly & Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post Harris County Jail, which serves the Houston area, is one of the largest jails in the country. Like ...
Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report by The deaths of four Alaska prisoners has placed a focus on that state’s prison system.  The handling of the deaths and a lack of training was criticized in a report that preceded the replacement of corrections commissioner. Gov. Bill Walker called the report’s ...
Summary Judgment Reversed in Puerto Rican Arrestee’s Wrongful Death Suit by In February 2016, the First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment to Puerto Rico police officers in a civil rights action alleging they used excessive force against an arrestee and denied him medical care. The ...
Krome Detention Center has Long History of Detainee Abuse by David Reutter Immigration reform was a recurring theme in the recent presidential election. The national debate has focused on what should be done with the millions of undocumented immigrants who reside in the United States, but as events at the ...
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 ...
Nevada Attorney General Investigates Shooting of Two Handcuffed Prisoners by Derek Gilna Two handcuffed Nevada state prisoners held in administrative segregation at the high-security High Desert State Prison were shot by guards on November 12, 2014 after they began fighting, allegedly after those same guards deliberately encouraged them to fight. ...
Texas County has High Number of In-Custody Deaths by Between 2005 and October 2014, 91 prisoners from Lubbock County, Texas, died in custody. This included 61 who died while imprisoned in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), 16 in Lubbock Police Department custody, 12 in the custody of the ...
New Wrongful Death Trial Prompts Potential $600,000 Settlement; Judge Gave Faulty Jury Instructions, Finds Excessive Force by On December 5, 1999, 29 year-old Damon Lowery’s life came to a tragic and, in police custody.  Now, more than five years later, the new trial looming, Portland, Oregon, officials are considering paying ...
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