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Department of Justice Opposes Finding of Racial Discrimination against BOP by Donald Ernest Thompson, who is black, was a correctional supervisor (GS-11 Lieutenant) at FCI Englewood in Littleton, Colorado when he was made Disturbance Control Team Leader. Two white members of the team objected to his appointment, claiming he had ...
Brief • April 26, 2017
USA v. Rhode Island DOC, RI, Complaint, Racial Discrimination in Hiring, 2014 Case 1:14-cv-00078-S-LDA Document 1 Filed 02/10/14 Page 1 of 11 PageID #: 1 uNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF RHODE ISLAND . UNITEp STATE~ O¥ Al\ffiR:J:CA, Plaintiff, v. Civil Action No.: STATE OF RHODE ISLAND, RH()DE ISLAND DEPAllTMENT ...
Armstrong v. Schwarzenegger, CA, Findings of Fact, Failure to Accommodate Inmates with Disabilities, 2010 Case4:94-cv-02307-CW Document1700 Filed02/03/10 Page1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of ...
Coffey v. Ochiltree County, TX, Amended Complaint, Jail Suicide, 2016 Case 2:16-cv-00071-J-BB Document 19 Filed 06/01/16 Page 1 of 9 PageID 85 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AMARILLO DIVISION JOELLA VERLEE COFFEY, in her individual capacity; TERRY MAY, in his individual capacity and with ELIZABETH MAY and ...
Coffey v. Ochiltree County, TX, Settlement Agreement, Jail Suicide, 2017 Case 2:16-cv-00071-J-BB Document 83 Filed 03/09/17 Page 1 of 18 PageID 395 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AMARILLO DIVISION JOELLA VERLEE COFFEY and TERRY MAY, in Their Individual Capacities and on Behalf of ...
Report Finds Alabama Prisons Are Deliberately Indifferent to Prisoner’s Medical Needs by David Reutter by David Reutter Alabama prisoners live in “human warehouses” where “systemic indifference discrimination and dangerous – even life-threatening – conditions are the norm.” That factual finding was drawn in a 2014 report that followed an investigation ...
Article • April 13, 2017
Prison Rape Elimination Act Finally Extended to ICE Detention Facilities, But Not to Private or County Jails by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Ten years after the federal government passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), which applied to Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities, the Justice Department by rule has ...
National Jail Experts Decry Conditions at Monterey County, California Jail by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union has highlighted substandard conditions at the Monterey, California County Jail.  Plaintiffs’ attorneys Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP charged that jail officials have failed to ...
Publication • April 10, 2017
WA Attorney General - Public Records Act Violations Records, 2015 1 found in violation of the Public Records Act during the specified time period cannot be related 2 to the allegations in Plaintiff's complaint. For similar reasons, this interrogatory is overly 3 broad and unduly burdensome. Plaintiff has equal access ...
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 ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Federal Dismissals Not In Forma Pauperis Strikes in Arkansas by On May 5, 2016, the Arkansas Supreme Court reversed the revocation of a prisoner’s in forma pauperis status, finding that dismissed federal court actions could not be counted as strikes under state law. Arkansas Code Annotated (ACA) § 16-68-607 prohibits ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Connecticut DOC Settles Five Percenters Religious Rights Suit by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Connecticut Department of Corrections (DOC) has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a state prisoner and entered into a consent decree recognizing his religion. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. § ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Denial of Sex Offender Treatment Nets Disabled Utah Prisoner $60,000 by The Utah Department of Corrections (DOC) agreed to pay a former prisoner $60,000 for effectively adding 13 years to his sentence by denying him sex offender treatment due to his disabilities. In 1996, Richard Ramirez was convicted of sexually ...
One Survivor's Crusade Reveals a Plague of Errors in Nation's Sex Offender Registries by Steve Friess Estimates of the number of entries with crucial mistakes run into the tens of thousands. One man—and pretty much only one man—is trying to fix them. by Steve Friess, Take Part Tim Fisher steps slowly ...
Publication • March 31, 2017
Joint letter in support of federal law that suspends drivers licenses - April 2017 April XX, 2017 Dear Member of Congress, The undersigned organizations urge you to actively support the repeal of 23 U.S.C. 159, a federal law that mandates states to automatically suspend driver’s licenses of people convicted of ...
Prisoner A v. State of Vermont, VT, Pltff Mot Prelim Injunct, Delayed Release, 2015 Case 2:15-cv-00221-wks Document 4 Filed 10/15/15 Page 1 of 7 U.S. CJ~:, T,:n~T COURT DISTRiCT C~ ht·to~l U.S. DISTRICT COURT F;L[D FOR THE DISTRICT OF VERMONT 20150CT 15 PH 2:31 PRISONER A, Plaintiff, ) ) ) ...
Prisoner A v. State of Vermont, VT, Verified Complaint, Delayed Release, 2015 Case 2:15-cv-00221-wks Document 1 Filed 10/15/15 Page 1 of 10 u.s. c.;~- 1 .:c.r cDURT •_I:C',·',~10tH O! I::.TR"f"·;1..., U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF VERMONT t v ..'-, · - • ·- ' :· :I_·::.D 20150CT 15 ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Smith v. State of Delaware, DE, Opinion on Mot for Prelim Injunct, Compliance with Mental Health Settlement, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE EVERETT E. SMITH, Plaintiff, Civ. No. 16-503-LPS v. STATE OF DELAWARE, Defendant. Everett E. Smith, Howard R. Young Correctional Institution, Wilmington, ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
United States v. State of Delaware, DE, Exhibits, Compliance with Settlement Agreement, 2016 Case 1:15-cv-00688-GMS Document 38 Filed 08/31/16 Page 18 of 31 PageID #: 275 EXHIBIT A Case 1:15-cv-00688-GMS Document 38 Filed 08/31/16 Page 19 of 31 PageID #: 276 Attachment #2 Disciplinary Mental Health Assessment Form DISCIPLlNARY Case ...
Publication • March 29, 2017
HRDC letter in support of Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act - March 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS March 29, 2017 SENT VIA EMAIL ONLY Senator Cory A. Booker United States Senate 359 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 RE: Support for the Dignity for ...
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