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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 ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Fourth Circuit Reverses Judgment in Favor of BOP in Deliberate Indifference Case by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Fourth Circuit has reversed a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Bureau of Prisons (BOP) officials on a prisoner’s claim that his Eighth Amendment rights were violated. Paul ...
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 ...
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 ...
Rats, bugs and ‘natural’ deaths at nation’s largest women’s prison by Julie K. Brown by Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald Yvonne McBride was a physically healthy 26-year-old woman when she entered Lowell Correctional Institution for women June 20, 2013. The Florida Department of Corrections noted in its exam of McBride ...
Ross v. City of Sulphur Spring, TX, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Death TASER, 2017 Case 4:16-cv-00095-RAS-CAN Document 66 Filed 03/03/17 Page 1 of 30 PageID #: 273 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SHERMAN DIVISION SHELLEY ROSS, as REPRESENTATIVE of the ESTATE of TONY CHANCE ...
Ross v. City of Sulphur Spring, TX, Settlement, Wrongful Death TASER, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SHERMAN DIVISION SHELLY ROSS, as REPRESENTATIVE of the ESTATE of TONY CHANCE ROSS, and SHELLY ROSS and TONY ROSS, in their Individual Capacity, § § § ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Amended Complaint, Jail Conditions, 2006 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 60 Filed 03/31/06 Page 1 of 21 PageID: 248 TRUJILLO RODRIGUEZ & RICHARDS, LLC Lisa J. Rodriguez Nicole M. Acchione 8 Kings Highway West Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (856) 795-9002 Counsel for Plaintiffs UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Consent Decree, Jail Conditions, 2017 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 215-2 Filed 05/15/17 Page 2 of 15 PageID: 3760 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY CORRI DITTIMUS BEY, MEL VIN CLARK, MARK ELLIOTT and DONALD RUDD on behalf of themselves and all others similarly ...
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