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Brief • May 25, 2017
Jeffryes v. Vance, NY, Memo in Support of Petition, Black Lives Matter Arrest, 2016 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------------------x In the matter of the Application of MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF PETITION ARMINTA JEFFRYES and CRISTINA WINSOR, Index No.: Petitioners, RJI ...
Brief • May 25, 2017
Jeffryes v. Vance, NY, Petition and Complaint, Black Lives Matter Arrest, 2016 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------------------x In the matter of the Application of VERIFIED PETITION AND COMPLAINT ARMINTA JEFFRYES and CRISTINA WINSOR, Index No.: Petitioners, RJI No.: For a Judgment and ...
Brief • May 25, 2017
Jones v. Zimmer, NV, Settlement, Retaliation for Organizing, 2015 Case No. 2:12-cv-01578-JAD-NJK 1 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE 2 CHRISTOPHER A. JONES v. SGT. ZIMMER, ET AL. 3 USDC Case No. Case No. 2:12-cv-01578-JAD-NJK 4 This Settlement Agreement and Release ("Agreement") is entered into between 5 Christopher A. Jones, the pro ...
White v. Dona Ana County Detention Center, NM, Recommendation, Mailroom Law Library, 2011 Case 2:08-cv-00955-WJ-GBW Document 138 Filed 01/12/11 Page 1 of 45 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO DENVER JAMES WHITE, Plaintiff, v. No. CV 08‐0955 WJ/GBW DONA ANA COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, ET ...
Brief • May 22, 2017
Fields v. City of Philadelphia, PA, Amicus Brief, False Arrest Video On-Duty Police, 2016 Case: 16-1651 Document: 003112450483 Page: 1 Date Filed: 10/31/2016 Nos. 16-1651 (lead), 16-1650 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT _________________ AMANDA GERACI, Plaintiff-Appellant v. CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, et al., Defendants-Appellees _________________ ...
Brief • May 18, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Judgment, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 82 Filed 08/28/00 Pg 1 of 1 ~' AO 450 (Rev. 5/85) Judgment In 1 Clvll C.. Pg ID 296 • ~nii£h ~ta:i£s c!§l istrirt Qlourt ~~~~~~-E=A:..:.:.ST-=-=E~RN:..;_~~~~~DISTRJCTOF~~~M-I_C_H_I_G_A_N~~~~~~~~~ JOHN VINCENT, SR., and JOHN VINCENT, JR.,. Plaintiffs, JUDGMENT IN A ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Frasier v. Evans, CO, Recommendation, Video of Excessive Force, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-01759-REB-KLM Document 63 Filed 03/03/17 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 40 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 15-cv-01759-REB-KLM LEVI FRASIER, Plaintiff, v. CHRISTOPHER L. EVANS, Denver Police Officer, #05151, CHARLES C. ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Memo and Order, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 81 Filed 04/28/00 Pg 1 of 14 Pg ID 178 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION JOHN VINCENT, Sr. and JOHN VINCENT, Jr., Plaintiffs, Case No. 99-CV-71416 V. HONORABLE AVERN COHN BILL ...
Publication • May 17, 2017
Northern Kentucky Law Review - False Teeth, 1990 FALSE TEETH? THORNBURGH'S CLAIM THAT TURNER'S STANDARD FOR DETERMINING A PRISONER'S FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS IS NOT "TOOTHLESS" Alphonse A. Gerhardstein* I. INTRODUCTION Prison rules are easy to create. "Once established, rules have great success at survival.... By ...accumulations of permanent rules passed ...
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
PLN Settles Censorship Suit Against Illinois County for $75,000, Policy Changes by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 17, 2016, Kane County, Illinois ratified a settlement agreement with Prison Legal News to resolve a federal lawsuit after dozens of copies of PLN sent to prisoners at the county’s jail ...
Dismissal of Federal Prisoner’s Lawsuit over Improper Solitary Confinement Affirmed by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has dealt a blow to the constitutional rights of imprisoned writers. On December 11, 2012, after serving a lengthy sentence for arson-related crimes in connection with ...
Denial of Summary Judgment Upheld in Prisoner’s Retaliation, Excessive Force Suit by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On July 29, 2015, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district court’s denial of summary judgment to two U.S. Marshals who allegedly arranged to have a prisoner beaten at an ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Texas Prison System Bans Social Media for Prisoners by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) added a rule to the April 2016 version of its Offender Handbook that bars prisoners from using any form of social media. Rule 111.N.4 states that “Offenders are prohibited ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Tiger v. Pynkala, TN, Complaint, Excessive Force Hotel Arrest, 2014 APPENDIX F Case 2:14-cv-02312-JDT-dkv Document 9 Filed 06/16/14 Page 1 of 22 PagelD 137 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE Civil Action No. 2: 14-cv-2312-JlH-dkv Ms. Tiger Plaintiff, V. JASON S. PYNKALA, individually; CAMRON ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Tiger v. Pynkala, TN, Order to Affirm Judgment of Dismissal, Excessive Force Hotel Arrest, 2015 APPENDIX A Case: 15-5103 Document: 28-2 u'?~. Filed: 11/16/2015 Page: 1 ~ NOT RECOMMENDEDFOR FULL-TEXTPUBLICATION No. 15-5103 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SIXTH CIRCUIT ~========~ ~ FILED TIGER, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. JASON S. PYNKALA, ...
Article • April 24, 2017
Sentenced to Shut Up: To Protect Free Expression, Curb Prison Censorship by David M. Shapiro By David M. Shapiro, Truthout If Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail" were written in 2017, the missive might not have made it out of the jail and into history. Today, too many American prisons ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
PLN Files Censorship Suit Against Cook County, Illinois by On June 30, 2016, Prison Legal News filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Cook County, Illinois, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart and Cook County jail officials, alleging they unconstitutionally censored PLN’s monthly publication and books mailed to prisoners at the jail. ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Michigan County Jail Loses Appeal on Legal Mail, Settles with ACLU by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Officials in Livingston County, Michigan have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, which argued that a “postcard-only” policy for mail sent to prisoners at ...
Article • March 31, 2017
Filed under: Censorship, First Amendment
What If MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Had Been a Facebook Post? by Dave Maass by Dave Maass, Electronic Frontier Foundation Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham City Jail” is considered by many civil-rights historians to be one of the seminal writings of the era, on par with King’s “I ...
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