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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 ...
Wrongful Death Lawsuit Spurs Re-Training of Syracuse, N.Y. Jail Guards by In the wake of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by a former prisoner's widow, guards at the Onondaga County Justice Center Jail in Syracuse, N.Y., have purportedly been re-trained in the humane treatment of prisoners with drug abuse and ...
$1 Million Settlement in Oklahoma City Jail Fatal Prisoner Beating Suit by Matt Clarke by Oklahoma County approved a $1 million settlement in a civil rights suit involving a prisoner who was first denied his anti-seizure medication then fatally beaten by guards when he had a seizure in an Oklahoma ...
Special Report – The Use of Deadly Force Against Parolee Delvin Wright by CDCR, CA OIG, 2008 SPECIAL REPORT THE USE OF DEADLY FORCE AGAINST PAROLEE DELVIN WRIGHT BY THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL DAVID R. SHAW INSPECTOR GENERAL BUREAU OF INDEPENDENT REVIEW ...
Cook County Pays $550,000 in Prisoner’s Beating Death by Illinois’ Cook County paid $550,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the widow of a prisoner who was beat to death by three guards at the Bridgeview Courthouse. The prisoner, 40, was arrested in May 2000 for throwing a brick through ...
Two Illinois Jail Guards Indicted in 2011 'Take Down,' Death of Homeless Man by Joe Watson Two former Illinois jail guards who were employed by the Lake County Sheriff's Office north of Chicago were indicted October 29, 2014, on felony charges related to the death of a homeless man booked ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
Gavira v. County of Los Angeles, CA, Deposition - Baca Pt 2, Prisoner Excessive Force Death, 2004 ;OURT OF TIlE STA1E m' CALIFORNIA 1 IF LOS ANGELES, CENTRAL DlSTRlCT 2 3 FOR THE DEFENDANTS: APPEARANCES OF COUNSEL CONTINUED: 4 ESGAVIRA, as Guardian ad MANNING & MARDER KASS, ELLROD, RAMIREZ LLP ...
Restraint Chair Deaths, Abuses Prompt Questions, Criticism and Lawsuits by Joe Watson Like another jail detainee more than seven years before him, Joshua Grose died while strapped into a restraint chair at the York County Detention Center in South Carolina. In the early morning hours of October 12, 2013, following ...
$6.4 Million Settlement in Death of Baltimore Man in Police Custody by The City of Baltimore reached a settlement of $6.4 million in the high-profile death of Freddie Gray, 25, in April 2015.  The September 2, 2015, agreement “spares us all having the scab of April this year picked over ...
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