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Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Fourth Circuit Reinstates Prisoner’s Lawsuit Over Coerced Penis Surgery by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 7, 2016, a unanimous panel of the Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit partially reinstated a lawsuit brought by a West Virginia state prisoner who claimed prison officials had coerced him to ...
Some Lawsuits Resolved Against New Mexico Prison Doctor, Others Still Pending by Christopher Zoukis Since 2013, former New Mexico prison doctor Mark E. Walden, nicknamed “Dr. Fingers,” has faced allegations that he sexually abused a number of state prisoners. As a result of the alleged sexual assaults, he has been ...
Hawaii Warden Subjected Female Prisoners to “Shame Therapy” by The head of the Kauai Community Correctional Center (KCCC) came under fire after admitting he had humiliated female prisoners by showing them sexually-oriented films in an attempt to administer “shame therapy.” Warden Neal Wagatsuma denied he had shown porno­graphy to the ...
Extended Sentence by The formerly incarcerated are facing crippling prison debt when they get out, and it needs to stop. By Larry Schwartztol and Abby Shafroth, Slate When David Silva returned in 2006 from serving 38 months in New Jersey state prison for offenses related to his substance abuse, he faced more than ...
Ellis et al v. CCA, IN, Complaint, nurses sued based on poor conditions and inadequate treatment, 2011 STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF MARION ) ) SS: ) MARION COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT CAUSE NO. HARRIETT ELLIS, TIA MARTIN, ) DELORES McNEIL, ANONI ELMORE, ) PATRICIA FORREST, and SHAVON JONES, ) ) ...
Brief • November 4, 2015
Callaway v. City of Austin, TX, Plain. Order on Motion to Dismiss, Involuntary Blood Draw Procedure, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-00103-SS Document 59 Filed 07/14/15 Page 1 of 29 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION CAROLINE CALLA WAY, Plaintiff, V. F!Lm 2115 JUL It ...
Brief • November 4, 2015
Callaway v. City of Austin, TX, Plain. Response to Def. Amended Motion to Dismiss, Involuntary Blood Draw Procedure, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-00103-SS Document 53 Filed 05/18/15 Page 1 of 20 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION CAROLINE CALLAWAY, Plaintiff, § § § § ...
Brief • November 4, 2015
Callaway v. City of Austin, TX, Plain. Response to Def. Motion to Dismiss, Involuntary Blood Draw Procedure, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-00103-SS Document 46 Filed 05/07/15 Page 1 of 15 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION CAROLINE CALLAWAY, Plaintiff, vs CITY OF AUSTIN; TRAVIS ...
Article • October 19, 2015
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Holds Forcible Medication for Death Row Prisoner Unauthorized by Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Holds Forcible Medication for Death Row Prisoner Unauthorized On September 11, 2013, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals held that a trial court lacked authority under the competency-to-be-executed statute, Texas Code ...
Article • March 15, 2014 • from PLN March, 2014
California Female Prisoners Sterilized by More than 130 female prisoners at two California facilities were sterilized over a four-year period without required state approval, and some of the women have claimed they were pressured, harassed and even tricked into signing forms agreeing to the sterilizations. The procedure, known as tubal ...
Mangaung and Beyond: Private Prison Exemplifies South Africa’s Criminal Justice Woes by James Kilgore In recent months a battle has erupted at Mangaung prison in South Africa. Mangaung, located near the city of Bloemfontein, is one of the country’s two privately-operated correctional facilities. Managed by British-based G4S, which bills itself ...
Ninth Circuit Vacates Plethysmograph & Medication Conditions by Ninth Circuit Vacates Plethysmograph & Medication Conditions The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a lower court should have articulated findings supporting special conditions of supervised release requiring a sex offender to submit to plethysmograph testing and medication. In September 2003, ...
California: CDCR Pays $475,000 to Settle Wrongful Death Suit by In November 2009, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) entered into a Settlement Agreement with the parents and siblings of Joseph Sullivan who, in June 2006, took his own life while incarcerated at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison (CVSP). ...
Article • March 15, 2011 • from PLN March, 2011
Filed under: Medical, Forcible Treatment
Terminally Ill Maryland Prisoner May Refuse Treatment; State’s Highest Court Denies Forced Treatment by Mark Wilson The Maryland Court of Appeals held that prison officials cannot force a terminally ill prisoner to undergo kidney dialysis treatment. In 1995, Troy Reid was sentenced to 40 years in the custody of the ...
Article • March 15, 2011 • from PLN March, 2011
Have a Cell Phone in Your Rectum? Body Cavity Searches OK’d in First Circuit, but Surgical Searches Are Not by Brandon Sample It is okay to look for contraband in a prisoner’s rectum so long as the search is done by medical staff in a non-abusive manner, according to the ...
Physicians for Human Rights: CIA Performed Illegal Medical Experiments While Torturing Prisoners by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke According to a report released by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) in June 2010, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) performed illegal non-consensual human medical experiments on high-value terrorism detainees in connection with ...
Article • July 15, 2010 • from PLN July, 2010
Pennsylvania County Jail Settles Medical Indifference Suit for $55,000 by Butler County, Pennsylvania has agreed to settle a medical deliberate indifference lawsuit for $55,000. In April 2006, James Raub was arrested and taken to the Butler County Prison. During the booking process, he told guards and a nurse that he ...
$125,000 Paid For Illegal Colonoscopy to Search for Drugs by On July 18, 2009, a New York State parolee, Tunde Clement, agreed to a $125,000 settlement in a lawsuit he filed in 2007 against Albany County, New York and Albany Medical Center Hospital. Clement's attorney, John F. Queenan, claimed his ...
Article • July 15, 2009
Prison Officials Entitled to Make Medical Decisions for Delusional Prisoner by California’s Fifth Appellate District has held that a court’s decision to grant prison administrators authorization to consent to medical treatment on a prisoner’s behalf was proper. The decision to grant a prison doctor’s petition under Probate Code section 3201 ...
Article • January 15, 2009 • from PLN January, 2009
U.S. Homeland Security Illegally Drugged Immigrants for Deportation by Gary Hunter Until recently, immigrants destined for deportation due to their illegal residency status in the United States faced the possibility of being drugged before leaving. Since 2003, there have been more than 250 cases where psychotropic drugs were inappropriately administered ...
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