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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Fire Hazards
State Closes Kentucky Jail for Failure to Properly Maintain Facility by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna After numerous failed inspections and failures to perform necessary maintenance, the jail in Estill County, Kentucky was forced to close by order of state correctional officials on March 31, 2017. Approximately two dozen prisoners ...
Langford v. Bullock, MT, Fifth Amended Complaint, ADA Compliance, 1993 t Langford v. Racicot PC-MT-001-001 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "lark J. Lopez idward I. Koren National Prison Project the American Civil Liberties Jnion Foundation L875 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009 Telephone: 202/234-4830 Edmund F. Sheehy, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Four Oklahoma State Penitentiary Staff Fired After Smoke Kills Prisoner by Matthew Clarke Four employees of the Oklahoma State Penitentiary (0SP) were fired and two resigned after a prisoner died of smoke inhalation while guards ignored smoke billowing from his cell and a sabotaged smoke alarm system failed to alert ...
Iran's Mass Executions and Abuses Continue by Christopher Zoukis Iran's dismal record on human rights has been reinforced once again, via the latest wave of mass executions, prisoner abuses, and clampdowns on those who stand against its theocratic regime. On August 4, 2014, 40 prisoners were killed at Shahr-e Kord ...
Incarceration, Justice and the Planet: How the Fight Against Toxic Prisons May Shape the Future of Environmentalism by Panagioti Tsolkas Prisons inspire little in terms of natural wonder. It might be a weed rises through a crack and blooms for a moment. It might be a prisoner notices. But prisoners, ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
Directive, Facility Fires and Related Emergencies, NY DOC, 2014 STATE OF NEW YORK DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION DIRECTIVE SUPERSEDES TITLE 4902 Facility Fires and Related Emergencies DISTRIBUTION DIR# 4902 Dtd. 07/29/2013 REFERENCES (Include but are not limited to) NO. A PAGES PAGE 1 OF DATE 09/17/2014 DATE LAST ...
Third Circuit Denies Intervention in CRIPA Class-Action Suit by Mark Wilson Third Circuit Denies Intervention in CRIPA Class-Action Suit by Mark Wilson On April 11, 2014, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a prisoner’s motion to intervene in a 28-year-old class-action case on the eve of settlement. In 1986, ...
Article • October 3, 2014
13 Prisoners Die in Turkish Prison Fire by 13 Prisoners Die in Turkish Prison Fire   Thirteen prisoners died, five were injured seriously enough to require hospitalization and three guards suffered burns during a prison fire at the Suliufa prison near in southeast Turkey in June 2012. The prison is ...
Article • August 15, 2013
Closure Proper Remedy if Court’s Order Balked by Officials by The First Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a district court has the authority to order a jail or prison closed if its order to correct constitutional violations is not complied with. This civil rights action was brought by ...
Deadly Prison Fire Kills Hundreds in Honduras by They screamed from their dilapidated cells as a scorching fire swept through the prison where they were held. But the cries of prisoners burning alive inside the overcrowded Comayagua National Penitentiary in Honduras on February 14, 2012 were met by gunshots fired ...
Dallas County Passes Jail Inspections ... Finally by It took eight tries over seven years, but the nation’s seventh-largest jail system, located in Dallas County, Texas, has finally started passing inspections by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards (TCJS), most recently in March 2012. Adam Munoz, executive director of the ...
Fire at Overcrowded Chilean Prison Kills Over 80 Prisoners by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke At around 5:30 a.m. on December 8, 2010, prisoners set fire to mattresses, blankets and clothing during a fight at the San Miguel prison in Santiago, Chile. The fire grew, killing at least 81 prisoners ...
Article • June 15, 2011 • from PLN June, 2011
Filed under: Fire Hazards, News
Dozens of Israeli Prison Guards Die in Fire by At least 37 prison guards died in a forest fire in Israel in December 2010. The guards were on their way to help evacuate prisoners – including Palestinian prisoners – at the Damon jail when they were killed. The guards were ...
Article • May 15, 2011
Missouri Jail Not Liable for Injuries From Fire by The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the grant of summary judgment to jail officials in a civil rights action alleging the defendants failed to ensure a pretrial detainee’s safety after a fire broke out at the Oregon County Jail ...
New Jersey: Class-Action Status Granted in Suit Challenging Conditions of Confinement at Passaic County Jail by Michael Brodheim On May 28, 2009, a U.S. District Court granted class-action status to prisoners seeking declaratory and injunctive relief for unconstitutional conditions of confinement at the Passaic County Jail (PCJ) in Paterson, New ...
Civilly Committed Washington State Prisoner's Arson Conviction Upheld by On October 6, 2009, a Washington State court of appeals upheld a prisoner's arson conviction for setting fire to a blanket in his civil commitment room. James Moseley, a resident of the McNeil Island Special Commitment Center (MISCC), used matches to ...
Texas Prisoners Still Dying in Houston Jails, Among Other Problems by Gary Hunter Clarence Freeman’s hot check turned out to be his death warrant after it resulted in his arrest and incarceration at the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas, where he was fatally assaulted by a guard. On New ...
Consent Judgment Entered in Connecticut Prison Conditions Case by On October 17, 1989, a consent judgment was entered resolving various claims regarding the constitutionality of living conditions at the Connecticut Correctional Institution at Somers. The settlement requires the defendants to (1) eliminate housing in a barbershop and card room; (2) ...
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