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Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Washington State Pays $6.5 million to Family of Diabetic Prisoner Who Died by In April 2015, a jury in Spokane, Washington awarded $8 million to the family of a 57-year-old prisoner described as a “brittle diabetic” who was allowed to die when state prison guards, rather than seeking medical attention, ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Florida Prisoners Denied Hernia Surgery Reach $2.1 Million Settlement by David Reutter by David M. Reutter A $2.1 million settlement has been reached in a class-action lawsuit alleging the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) and Corizon, the department’s former private medical provider, denied hernia operations to prisoners to save money.  ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Arrested Texas Jail Nurse Refused to Test Blood Sugar of Prisoner Who Died by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke Texas licensed vocational nurse Brittany Johnson was arrested on June 28, 2016 and charged with misdemeanor negligent homicide in the death of female prisoner Morgan Angerbauer, 20, who died of diabetic ...
$285,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Ohio Jail by On December 13, 2016, officials in Butler County, Ohio agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the daughter of a woman who died in the county’s jail just over four years earlier. Butler County will pay $285,000 in damages and ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: HIV/AIDS, Failure to Treat
Louisiana Parish Jails Lack HIV Treatment and Services by HIV-positive prisoners in Louisiana jails are not provided medication and basic services, which endangers both their health and the communities they return to upon release. That was one of the findings of “Paying the Price: Failure to Deliver HIV Services in ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Prisoner Showed Good Cause for Extension of Time by The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held a district court erred in denying a prisoner’s motion for extension of time to respond to a dispositive motion. Oklahoma state prisoner Archie Rachel, 71, filed suit in federal court regarding his medical treatment ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Lawsuit, Rejects District Court’s IFP Concerns by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Rahim McWilliams, an Illinois state prisoner, injured his hand in a fall and filed a claim in federal court for damages, claiming lack of proper medical treatment and permanent disfigurement. He alleged he was ...
DOJ Audit Rips Privately-operated Federal Facility; Trump Administration Presses Forward by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In December 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), a watchdog agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), issued an audit of the federal Bureau of Prisons’ contract with private prisoner company ...
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
Filed under: Hepatitis, Failure to Treat
$5,000 Settlement to California Prisoner Denied Hepatitis C Treatment by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On May 5, 2015, the state of California and plaintiff/prisoner William T. Coats agreed to settle Coats' medical negligence lawsuit for $5,000. Coats had sued several medical personnel at the Deuel Vocational Institute - Tracy ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Oregon ACLU & Transgender Prisoner Sue for Hormone Therapy by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson "What's happening at the Oregon Department of Corrections is unconstitutional and its inhumane treatment of people and it has to stop," said Mat dos Santos, legal director for the Oregon chapter of the American Civil ...
Dead Bodies and Billions in Tax Dollars by David Gambacorta by David Gambacorta, The Philadelphia Inquirer The secret, dangerous world of private prisons Something was wrong with Thomas Bryant. He couldn't eat or sleep. His body was drenched in a cold sweat, and he trembled and shook like a radiator ...
Article • August 7, 2017
Settlement for IN Man Deprived of Critical Meds While Incarcerated in County Jail by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Gary L. Marshall, a former Hancock County, Ind. jail prisoner, settled for unspecified damages in June 2008 after he suffered multiple seizures while incarcerated, which he attributed to the jail’s alleged ...
Article • August 7, 2017
NV Prisoner with Hand Injury Settles for Used TV, Medical Evaluation and $40.70 in Copying Fees by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Robert Finley, a Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) prisoner, settled in August 2008 for a used television, $40.70 in legal copying fees and a medical evaluation with follow-up ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$65,000 Awarded to PA Prisoner Neglected by Private Medical Provider by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Darren Johnson, a prisoner at Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution (SCI)-Graterford, was awarded $65,000 in a U.S. District Court bench trial in July 2008 after Correctional Physician Services (CPS), SCI-Graterford’s private medical care provider, was ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$3,000 Settlement for NY Prisoner Assaulted, Harassed by Guards by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Michael Modlenaar, a former prisoner at the Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y. settled a 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 complaint in August 2008 for $3,000 after alleging that multiple prison guards had beaten, harassed and ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$2,500 Settlement for Chicago Man Injured by Tight Shackles by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Markus Durden-Bey accepted a $2,500 settlement from the City of Chicago in July 2008 after alleging that, during his arrest by Chicago Police for drug possession on Feb. 20, 2007, he suffered numbness, swelling, and ...
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
Seventh Circuit: Two-month Delay in Ordering Biopsy Not Deliberate Indifference by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled on October 12, 2016 that a two-month delay in ordering a biopsy of a prisoner’s potentially cancerous masses did not constitute deliberate indifference to his ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Seventh Circuit: Medical Deliberate Indifference Case Remanded, Loses at Trial by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In August 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of prison officials accused of being deliberately indifferent to a prisoner’s serious medical needs, and ...
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