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Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Texas Appellate Court Upholds $100,000 Damages Award in Jail Slip-and-Fall by Matthew Clarke
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Tenth Circuit Holds Jail Guard May be Liable for Prisoner-on-Prisoner Assault by On November 14, 2016, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the denial of qualified immunity to a Colorado jail guard who failed to protect a prisoner from being assaulted. James Durkee was incarcerated at the Summit County ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Prisoner’s Failure to Protect Claim by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In March 2016, the Fourth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a prisoner’s Eighth Amendment failure to protect claim in a case that subsequently settled. The prisoner, James Herman Raynor, was held at ...
Article • September 8, 2017
Fifth Circuit Reinstates Part of Louisiana Prisoner's Failure-to-Protect, Medical Indifference Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 9, 2017, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmedin part and reversed in part a district court's order granting summary judgment to prison officials in a ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Michigan Prisoner Receives $4,000 for Injuries Sustained After Staff Ignore Bottom Bunk Directive by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On August 18, 2015, the state of Michigan agreed to pay a prisoner $4,000 to settle a lawsuit in which prison staff deliberately ignored a medically-issued "bottom bunk detail" and the ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Indiana Prisoner’s Lawsuit, Holds Prison Officials Prevented Him from Pursuing Grievances by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In an April 5, 2016 ruling, the Seventh Circuit reversed an Indiana federal district court’s order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a state prisoner who claimed prison officials failed to ...
Illinois Prisoner Fatally Shot after Standoff; Hostages File Lawsuit by On May 13, 2017, police shot and killed Kane County jail prisoner Tywon M. Salters at the Delnor Hospital in Geneva after he took first one and then another nurse hostage while recovering from surgery. The nurses filed suit against ...
Ninth Circuit: Warden Who Failed to Protect Female Prisoners from Sexual Assault Not Immune from Suit by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the former warden at the California Institute for Women (CIW) is not immune from liability for failing to protect two female prisoners ...
Beagle v. Yamhill County, OR, Complaint, Wrongful Death Medical Neglect, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00711-AA Document 1 Filed 05/08/17 Page 1 of 22 Matthew D. Kaplan, OSB No. 980699 matthew(Zl)mdkaplanlaw.com Kaplan Law, LLC 222 SW Columbia St., Suite 1111 Portland, Oregon 97201 Telephone: 503 226-3844 Facsimile: 503 943-6670 Attorney for Plaintiff UNITED ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Scandals Rock Denver Sheriff's Department by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In a department that is riddled with scandals, so many that Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned on Monday, July 21, Denver Sheriff's Department Division Chief Elias Diggins was appointed in his place on a temporary basis. Adding to Denver's woes, ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Cox v. Baxley, VA, Verdict, Failure to Protect, 2017 DEWAYNE JACKSON COX, Plaintiff, V. BENJAMIN BAXLEY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 7:16CV00408 VERDICT FORM Before: Hon. Glen E. Conrad United States District Judge Question 1 Do you find that the ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Cox v. Baxley, VA, Complaint, Failure to Protect, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ROANOKE DIVISION COX, DEWAYNE JACKSON (a/k/a Dwayne Cox), Plaintiff v. BENJAMIN BAXLEY; JUSTIN MILES; JOSHUA PINKERMAN; AND BRADLEY QUINN; Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Louisiana Fires Eight Prison Guards; Federal Investigation is Pending by On March 30, 2017, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections fired eight guards amid a federal investigation into the January 9, 2017 beating of 34-year-old prisoner John Harold at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. An internal investigation conducted ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Summary Judgment in Favor of Alabama Prison Officials Reversed; Writ of Mandamus Denied by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On September 16, 2016, the Court of Civil Appeals of Alabama reversed an order by the Montgomery Circuit Court granting summary judgment in favor of state prison officials in a lawsuit ...
Brief • June 29, 2017
Powell v. Barnes, WA, Settlement, Failure to Protect, 2017 RELEASE (TORT) FOR AND IN CONSIDERATION of the sum of ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($1,500,000.00), the Estate of Gordon "Casey" Powell, by and through its personal representative Stephanie Powell Leisure, and Gordon Clay Powell, Sr., or other ...
ACLU - Cruel and Usual Punishment, LA County Jails, 2011 Cruel and Usual Punishment: How a Savage Gang of Deputies Controls LA County Jails A report by the ACLU National Prison Project and the ACLU of Southern California September 2011 Principal Authors Sarah Liebowitz ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Jails ...
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: ...
Brief • 2017
Betts v. Spokane County, WA, Settlement, Jail Assault, 2017 17-0656 No. _ _ _ __ BEFORE THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF SPOKANE COUNTY, WASHINGTON IN THE MATIER OF SETTLING JUSTIN T BETTS ) ) V SPOKANE COUNTY, SPOKANE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. 15-2-02356-4 ) ) RESOLUTION WHEREAS, pursuant ...
Upthegrove v. Baird, WI, Settlement, Self Harm Cutting, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN SAMUEL S. UPTHEGROVE, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 15-CV-0509 LESLEY BAIRD, KURT SCHWEBKE, MARK ISAACSON, RONALD SWENSON, JEREMIAH MILLARD and ISAAC HART, Defendants.' AND IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT ...
Doe v. Dart, IL, Settlement, Cook County Sexual Assault, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRlCT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTl~RN DIVISION ) ) ) ) Plaintiff, vs. ) ) ) ) ) Smith, et al. Defendants. 14 c 8296 Honorable Judge Edmond E. Chang CONFIDENTIAL SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE NOW COMES ...
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