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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s Jail Under Fire for Deaths, Civil Rights Abuses by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis At least four people, including a newborn, have died in Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County Jail since April 2016. The facility, run by Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., houses about 950 detainees daily. ...
Deaths at North Carolina Jail Due to Lack of Medical, Mental Health Care by The deaths of four pre-trial detainees at the Durham County Jail in North Carolina are under investigation. Over the past 16 years, 10 other prisoners have died at the facility. Officials are remaining mum, referring questions ...
Holland v. County of San Luis Obispo, CA, Settlement, Restraints Blood Clot, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release (the "Settlement Agreement") is made by and between: "Plaintiffs:" Sharon Holland and Carty Holland, individually and in their capacity as Successors in Interest to Andrew Holland and representatives ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Man Smuggles Poison into Jail, Commits Suicide Following Arrest for Failure to Pay Ambulance Bill by Less than two hours after he was arrested for not paying an outstanding debt, Rex Iverson, 45, was found unresponsive in a holding cell at a jail in Box Elder County, Utah. An ambulance ...
Texas Prisoner was Emaciated and Sick when Killed by Cellmate by A fight with his cellmate, Joe Greggs, led to the January 19, 2016 death of prisoner Alton Rodgers at the William P. Clements Unit in Texas. An official report listed Rodgers’ fatal injury as trauma consistent with having his ...
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 ...
Brief • July 17, 2017
Fret v. City of New York, NY, Complaint, Rikers Island Suicide, 2012 ~ILED 4s 201 i Apr Bronx County Clerk I ' I I $UPRE E COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUN Y OF BRONX i-------- -------------------------------------------------------------X <fJIANC RLO G. FRET, as Administrator of the estate of ARIS ...
Seventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment to Defendants in Prisoner’s Wrongful Death Case by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 17, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court&rsquo;s order granting summary judgment in favor of the warden and a private health care provider in a case ...
Brief • June 29, 2017
Powell v. Barnes, WA, Amended Complaint, Failure to Protect, 2017 Case 2:16-cv-00352-JLR Document 41 Filed 01/10/17 Page 1 of 32 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR ...
Brief • June 12, 2017
Craft v. Norman Robinson, OH, Complaint, Death Row Suicide, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO EASTERN DIVISION LISA CRAFT, individually and as Administratrix of the Estate of BILLY SLAGLE, 7015 Westlake Ave. Parma, OH 44129 CASE NO. JUDGE And CASEY LOPEZ 2129 West 83rd Street Cleveland, OH, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Michigan Prisoner’s Suicide Under Investigation; Lawsuit Filed by David M. Reutter by David M. Reutter A Michigan prison guard has been criminally charged following an investigation into her role in a prisoner&rsquo;s suicide &ndash; an investigation that also resulted in a federal lawsuit and an admission of misconduct from the ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Three Murders in Alabama Prisons in Ten Days; State Senate Passes Reform Bill by Alabama state prisons tallied a deadly streak of three unrelated homicides within the 10-day period between February 16 and 26, 2017. Two stabbing deaths were reported at the Elmore Correctional Facility; the third death occurred after ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Two Prisoners Killed in Second Nebraska Prison Riot in Two Years by Prisoners Damon Fitzgerald, 39, and Michael Galindo, 31, died in Nebraska&rsquo;s second deadly prison riot in two years. Officials at the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution offered few details about the deaths, but said the March 2, 2017 disturbance ...
Gangs, Privatization Create “Chaotic” Conditions in Mississippi Prisons by David M. Reutter By David M. Reutter Mention prison and most people imagine dark thoughts.&nbsp; The reasons for those thoughts vary from a fear of losing personal freedom to the images from Hollywood that portray prison as a gladiator school where ...
Bear v. Delaware County, OH, Settlement, Taco Bell Negligence, 2017 MAZANEC, RASKIN & RYDER Co., L.P.A. -----attorneys and counsellors at l a w - - - - Celebrating More Than Thirty Years of Excellence Douglas C. Boatright Email: dboatright@mrrlaw.com Direct Dial: (614) 324-1043 May 9, 2016 Jennifor L. Branch, Esq. ...
Helijas v. Correctional Medical Care, NY, Decision and Order re Settlement, Jail Suicide, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-01049-DJS Document 163 Filed 07/28/17 Page 1 of 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK GAIL HELIJAS, as Administratrix of the Estate of Lucky Lee Wilkins, Jr., Plaintiff, -v- Civ. No. 1:15-CV-1049 ...
Woodman v. Michigan DOC, MI, Complaint, FOIA request, 2017 I II•' I'9 STATE OF MICHIGAN IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS SPENCER WOODMAN, Plaintiff, CaseNo. v KL Hon. MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Defendant. ----------------------------------------------------------~/ HONIGMAN MILLER SCHWARTZ AND CoHN LLP Robert M. Riley (P72290) Marie L. Greenman (P80811) Cooperating Attorneys, American ...
Sharbaugh v. Beaudry, FL, Complaint, Wrongful Death Failure to Protect, 2016 Case 3:16-cv-00126-MCR-EMT Document 1 Filed 03/24/16 Page 1 of 33 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA (Pensacola) RUSSELL K. SHARBAUGH, as the Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF RICKY DEAN MARTIN, Plaintiff, v. ...
Sharbaugh v. Beaudry, FL, Order Granting Emergency Mot, Wrongful Death Failure to Protect, 2017 Case 3:16-cv-00126-MCR-EMT Document 94 Filed 05/11/17 Page 1 of 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PENSACOLA DIVISION RUSSELL K SHARBAUGH, as the Personal Representative of the ESTATE OF RICKY DEAN MARTIN, Plaintiff, v. ...
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