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Article • September 1, 2017
Filed under: Hunger Strikes, Food, Suicides
New York Courts Affirms Prison's Right to Force Feed Prisoner by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On December 29, 2016, a New York appellate court ruled that prison officials did not violate a prisoner's rights by medically force feeding him. The court found that the prison's responsibilities for "safety and ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Fourth Circuit Rules Lawsuit over Inadequate Prison Food Not Barred by Res Judicata by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On April 25, 2016, the Fourth Circuit overturned a district court’s order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a South Carolina prisoner who alleged that the food served at a state prison ...
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 ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
California Court Vacates Prison Infraction Charging Prisoner for Refusing Meals by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton The California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two, has invalidated a prison infraction that charged a hunger-striking prisoner with “participating in a riot, rout, or unlawful assembly,” as it was unsupported by ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Food, Qualified Immunity
Eighth Circuit Rejects Qualified Immunity on Inadequate Nutrition Claim by On June 13, 2016, the Eighth Circuit affirmed a district court’s denial of qualified immunity to several defendants on a civilly-committed sex offender’s inadequate nutrition claim. Thomas Ingrassia was civilly committed to the Missouri Sexual Offender Rehabilitation and Treatment Services ...
Article • July 26, 2017
Filed under: Food, Commissary
Sentences that End with Food by Joe Watson by Joe Watson, Edible Baja Arizona The men at Tucson’s state prison get comfortable cooking Every Saturday afternoon, Matt Patton helps me escape from prison, 18 ounces at a time. He stops at my bunk inside this institutional warehouse and reaches into the ...
Marquez v. McMahon, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:14-cv-01196-JGB-DTB Document 50 Filed 02/17/17 Page 1 of 19 Page ID #:281 LAW OFFICES OF VINCENT W. DAVIS & ASSOCIATES DANIEL C. SHARPE, ESQ., SBN 267075 150 North Santa Anita Avenue, Suite 200 2 Arcadia, California 91006 Telephone; (626) 446-6442 ...
Tennessee Corrections Institute - Minimum Standards for Local Adult Correctional Facilities, 2015 0 1 1400-1-.01 Preface (1) Under the authority of T.C.A. 41-4-140, the Tennessee Corrections Institute is required to establish minimum standards for local jails, lock-ups, workhouses and detention facilities in the state and conduct an annual inspection of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Order Approving Consent Decree, Jail Conditions, 2017 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 225 Filed 06/30/17 Page 1 of 3 PageID: 3929 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY CORRI DITTIMUS BEY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, et al., CIVIL ACTION NO. 05-cv-0063 ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On March 31, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted final approval to a historic settlement between the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and New York State that will ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Suit Over Denial of Ramadan Meals; $3,600 Settlement by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On January 4, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a Muslim prisoner who was denied several sack meals during Ramadan. Michael L. ...
ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
Publication • June 28, 2017
Ohio Inspector General - Report of Investigation re Aramark, 2017 State of Ohio Office of the Inspector General RANDALL J. MEYER, Inspector General Report of Investigation AGENCY: OHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION & CORRECTION FILE ID NO.: 2016-CA00020 DATE OF REPORT: JUNE 15, 2017 The Office of the Ohio Inspector General ...
Brief • June 16, 2017
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Mot for Order Req Show Cause Contempt, Inmate Fund Misappropriation, 2017 FILED Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 133 Filed 02/22/17 Page 1 of 14 2017 Feb-22 AM 11:32 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHEASTERN ...
Brief • June 16, 2017
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Order re Civil Contempt, Inmate Fund Misappropriation, 2017 FILED Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 169 Filed 06/15/17 Page 1 of 4 2017 Jun-15 AM 08:56 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHEASTERN DIVISION JOHNNY MAYNOR, et al., ...
Brief • June 1, 2017
Thompson v. Holm, WI, Settlement, Ramadan Fasting, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN MICHAEL L. THOMPSON, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 13..cv.. 00930-nj WILLIAM HOLM, MATTHEW LARSON, RANDALL LASHOCK, BRUCE BLEICH, and JOHN DOE, Defendants. RELEASE AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Tins Release and Settlement Agreement ...
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