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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 • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Forced to Endure Extreme Heat, Prisoners are Casualties of Texas’ Climate Denial, Documents Show by Candice Bernd by Candice Bernd, Truthout On a spring day in May, temperatures in Dallas, Texas were already in the 90s. Sunlight glinted off the barbed wire perimeter outside the Hutchins State Jail, located just ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright As the summer months wear on we are again reporting on the ongoing outrage of American prisons that are deliberately built without air conditioning in some of the hottest parts of the country. As an article in this issue of PLN ...
Advocacy Center v. LeBlanc, LA, Complaint, Solitary Mental Health, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00468-JWD-EWD Document 1 07/20/17 Page 1 of 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE DIVISION ADVOCACY CENTER, * * PLAINTIFF, * * * * VS. * * JAMES M. LEBLANC, SECRETARY OF * THE LOUISIANA ...
Gardner v. USA, MD, Memo re Jurisdiction, Wrongful Death Extreme Heat, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-02874-JKB Document 74 Filed 08/16/17 Page 1 of 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND * DOROTHY F. GARDNER et al., * Plaintiffs * v. * UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant * ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Settlement in Baltimore Prison Conditions Class-Action Suit by The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit challenging conditions of confinement and the provision of medical care at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). The case encompassed BCDC and the Women’s ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
Settlement in Baltimore Prison Conditions Class-action Suit by The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit challenging conditions of confinement and the provision of medical care at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). The case encompassed BCDC and the Women’s ...
Federal Court Certifies Class in Texas Prison Excessive Heat Lawsuit by Matthew Clarke On January 22, 2016, a federal district court in Texas certified a class and two subclasses, and appointed class counsel, in a lawsuit challenging excessive heat at a state prison. Keith Cole, Ray Wilson, Jackie Brannum, Dean ...
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 ...
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 ...
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