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Michigan’s Wayne County Jails Plagued with Inhumane Conditions by The jails in Michigan’s Wayne County are “inhumane for everybody,” according to one law enforcement official. The outmoded and dangerous jails were supposed to be replaced, but cost overruns at a new state-of-the-art facility forced the county to discontinue the project. ...
Maryland Prisoner’s Death Occurs Under Unusual Circumstances by The death of prisoner Louis S. Leysath III, 35, at Maryland’s Jessup Correctional Institution was the subject of an investigation after he was found dead in a steam-filled cell on February 20, 2015. Leysath, serving a 30-year sentence after pleading guilty to ...
Federal Judge Orders Texas Department of Criminal Justice to Provide Safe Water to Prisoners by Derek Gilna On June 21, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Keith Ellison ordered the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to provide prisoners at the Wallace Pack Unit in Navasota with drinking water free of ...
“Deadly Heat” in U.S. Prisons is Killing Inmates and Spawning Lawsuits by By Alice Speri, The Intercept In the summer months, 84 inmates at the Price Daniel Unit, a medium-security prison four hours west of Dallas, share a 10-gallon cooler of water that’s kept locked in a common area. An ...
Brief • August 3, 2016
Ball v. LeBlanc, LA, Judgment, 8th Amendment Heat Exposure, 2013 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ELZIE BALL, ET AL. CIVIL ACTION VERSUS JAMES M. LEBLANC, ET AL. NO.: 13-00368-BAJ-SCR RULING AND ORDER I. INTRODUCTION On August 5, 2013, this matter came before the Court for a non-jury ...
Publication • August 3, 2016
Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons, HRC, 2014 This report does not represent the official positon of the School of Law or of The University of Texas, and the views presented here reflect only the opinions of the individual authors and of the Human Rights Clinic. 1 Contents Acronyms & Abbreviations ...
Heat in US Prisons and Jails, Columbia Law School, 2015 HEAT IN US PRISONS AND JAILS Corrections and the Challenge of Climate Change By Daniel W. E. Holt August 2015 © 2015 Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law develops legal ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Eldrige v. Ryan et al, AZ, Mot for Declaratory Relief, inmate-inmate assault hot liquid, 2014 Case 2:13-cv-00888-DLR-ESW Document 144-1 Filed 12/11/14 Page 1 of 9 EXHIBIT A Case 2:13-cv-00888-DLR-ESW Document 144-1 Filed 12/11/14 Page 2 of 9 1 2 3 4 STACY SCHEFF, Attorney P.O. Box 40611 Tucson, AZ 85717-0611 ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Cole et al v. Livingston et al, TX, Memo and Order granting class certification, heat exposure, 8th Am, 2016.pdf Case 4:14-cv-01698 Document 473 Filed in TXSD on 06/14/16 Page 1 of 22 United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Cole et al v. Livingston et al, TX, Memo and Order, heat exposure, 8th Am, 2016 Case 4:14-cv-01698 Document 348 Filed in TXSD on 01/22/16 Page 1 of 20 United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION KEITH COLE, ...
Brief • July 7, 2016
Cole et al v. Livingston et al, TX, Order granting PI - Cole, heat exposure, 8th Am, 2016 Case 4:14-cv-01698 Document 477 Filed in TXSD on 06/21/16 Page 1 of 15 United States District Court Southern District of Texas ENTERED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION ...
Amnesty International: Sudanese Prisoners Housed in Shipping Containers by On May 27, 2016, Amnesty International reported that the South Sudan was using repurposed shipping containers to house prisoners at a detention site in Gorom. Amnesty’s Regional Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Muthoni Wanyeki, warned that ...
UK Security Company’s Long History of Controversy, Misconduct by Derek Gilna According to its website, G4S is the world’s “leading global integrated security company.” Besides providing security services, it also operates private prisons and immigration detention centers, provides electronic tagging (monitoring) for offenders on community supervision and has a prisoner ...
Incarceration, Justice and the Planet: How the Fight Against Toxic Prisons May Shape the Future of Environmentalism by Panagioti Tsolkas Prisons inspire little in terms of natural wonder. It might be a weed rises through a crack and blooms for a moment. It might be a prisoner notices. But prisoners, ...
W.P. C No. 406 of 2013, Supreme Court of India, Order, inhumane prison conditions, 2013 REPORTABLE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) NO.406/2013 RE - INHUMAN CONDITIONS IN 1382 PRISONS ORDER Madan B. Lokur, J. 1. Prison reforms have been the subject matter of ...
U.S. District Court Judge Awards Prisoner $1 in FCI Phoenix Retaliation Suit by Christopher Zoukis Federal District Court Judge Earl H. Carroll found that prisoner Nancy Ann Blum was retaliated against by Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix Warden C. E. Floyd and awarded her $1.00. Blum, a prisoner at the women's ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Caddell v Livingston, TX, Order denying MTD, jail heat stroke, 2015 Case 4:14-cv-03323 Document 39 Filed in TXSD on 03/17/15 Page 1 of 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS HOUSTON DIVISION BRADLEY CADDELL, Plaintiff, v. BRAD LIVINGSTON, et al., Defendants. § § § § § CIVIL ACTION ...
Article • August 9, 2014 • from PLN August, 2014
Heat-related Deaths in Texas Prisons Lead to Lawsuits, Reluctant Changes by Matthew Clarke Heat-related Deaths in Texas Prisons Lead to Lawsuits, Reluctant Changes by Matt Clarke and David M. Reutter Prisoners across the nation are currently experiencing the oppressive heat of summer – particularly in the Southern states. Those incarcerated ...
McCollum v. Livingston, TX, Brief Supporting Mtn. for Sanctions, Heat Stroke Death, 2014 Case 3:12-cv-02037-L Document 187 Filed 06/05/14 Page 1 of 19 PageID 3095 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION STEPHEN McCOLLUM, and SANDRA McCOLLUM, individually, and STEPHANIE KINGREY, individually and as independent administrator of ...
Brief • May 30, 2014
McCollum v. Livingston, TX, Response to Mtn. for Sanctions, Heat Stroke Death, 2014 Case 3:12-cv-02037-L Document 183 Filed 05/30/14 Page 1 of 17 PageID 2938 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS DALLAS DIVISION STEPHEN McCOLLUM, et al., Plaintiffs, § § § § § § § v. BRAD LIVINGSTON, ...
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