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ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
Loberg v. Los Angeles, CA, Settlement, Jail Suicide, 2017. STATEMENT OF PROCEEDINGS FOR THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY CLAIMS BOARD HELD IN ROOM 648 OF THE KENNETH HAHN HALL OF ADMINISTRATION, 500 WEST TEMPLE STREET, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA 90012 ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017, AT 9:30A.M. Present: ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Iowa Prisoner Awarded $1,000 for Jail Beating by A late December 2016 decision by the Board of Supervisors for Black Hawk County, Iowa not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling paved the way for a $1,000 judgment won by a prisoner who was beaten by other prisoners. James Robert Ernst ...
BOP Potentially Liable for Valley Fever Outbreak at Privately-run California Prison by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On May 20, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated lawsuits filed by two federal prisoners who had sued the government and two prison contractors for failing to protect ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Smith v. County of Santa Cruz, CA, Complaint, Jail Suicide, 2015 Case5:15-cv-03032-PSG Document8 Filed08/24/15 Page1 of 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Jonathan Che Gettleman, SBN 243560 CABALLERO & GETTLEMAN, LAW OFFICE INC. 223 River Street, Suite D Santa Cruz, California 95060 TELEPHONE: 831-427-2658 FACSIMILE: 831-515-5228 ...
Corrections Corporation of America Held in Contempt of Court for Falsifying Records at Idaho Prison by Lonnie Burton On May 23, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed an Idaho federal district court ruling that found Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) -- a private prison ...
Tenth Circuit Reverses Qualified Immunity for Prisoner’s Rape, Affirms for One Jailer by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit dismissed the interlocutory appeal of a sheriff and jailer who were denied qualified immunity for the rape of a mentally ill female prisoner. It also reversed the denial ...
‘She Was Afraid To Go Back To Jail’ by By Liz Adetiba, The Huffington Post Athena Covarrubias, 40, was arrested in August 2015 on a drug charge and three bond forfeiture warrants. She was taken to Texas’ Travis County Jail, where she hanged herself 12 days later. Her cousin, Kelly ...
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 ...
At Virginia's Supermax Prisons, Isolation and Abuse Persist Despite Reforms by By Katie Rose Quandt and Jack Denton, Solitary Watch Red Onion State Prison, a supermax complex in the southwest corner of Virginia near the Kentucky border, has long had a reputation as one of the harshest prisons in the nation. ...
No place to be sick: When jail cell becomes a death chamber by Olympia makes no effort to regulate Washington’s jails, the state’s psychiatric hospitals of last resort By Levi Pulkkinen, SeattlePI.com Jimi Johnson, bottom, was 27 when he killed himself at Mason County Jail on April 23, 2013. Two ...
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 ...
Article • February 21, 2017
$130,000 Settlement for BOP Prisoner Injured in Cell by A $13,000 settlement was reached in a lawsuit alleging a prisoner suffered a severe injury due to “a dangerous condition” that existed in his cell at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. While attempting to gain access to his bunk ...
Orange Crush: The Rise of Tactical Teams in Prison by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout Since Ferguson, there has been a public outcry over militarized police who shoot down African Americans on the streets of our cities, but less is known beyond prison walls about guards who regularly brutalize those ...
Three Reports Provide Data on Prisoners Held in “Restrictive Housing” by Derek Gilna An October 15, 2015 report by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), covering the time period from 2011-12 – the most recent period for which statistics are available – indicated that on an ...
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Illinois Jail Prisoner’s Failure-to-Protect Suit by In a September 16, 2015 ruling, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a district court had improperly dismissed an Illinois jail prisoner’s failure-to-protect lawsuit based on his refusal to sign a medical release form. Mario Reyes was a pretrial ...
Florida County Votes against New Jail on Former EPA Superfund Site, Opts to Stay in Flood Zone by Panagioti Tsolkas Controversy arose at a November 12, 2015 Escambia County Commission meeting in Pensacola, Florida over a plan to construct a new jail. The county’s old jail had been damaged by ...
Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of FTCA Failure-to-Protect Suit by Matthew Clarke On December 29, 2015, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging federal prison officials had failed to properly search prisoners who were placed in a recreation cage where they assaulted and repeatedly stabbed ...
Prisoner Deaths, Labor Conflicts Precipitate Loss of CA County Corizon Contract by Derek Gilna In August 2016, the Alameda County, California Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to end its ties with Corizon Health, Inc., and awarded a contract for county jail medical services to California Forensic Medical Group (CFMG). The ...
Johnson v. Johnson, TX, Complaint, Rape by Prisoner, 2002 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS WICHITA FALLS DIVISION RODERICK KEITH JOHNSON (#623028), Michael Unit, Tennessee Colony, Texas, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) GARY JOHNSON, Executive Director, Texas ) Department of ...
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