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Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of FTCA Failure-to-Protect Suit by Matthew Clarke On December 29, 2015, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging federal prison officials had failed to properly search prisoners who were placed in a recreation cage where they assaulted and repeatedly stabbed ...
Mississippi: Hinds County Jails in Crisis, Face Mandated Reforms by David Reutter The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a letter in May 2015 that described the findings of an investigation which concluded two jails in Hinds County, Mississippi were violating prisoners’ rights. The county has since entered into a ...
Article • October 25, 2016
Federal Court Orders Release of Prisoner from S.H.U.; Ninth Circuit Reverses by Lonnie Burton Robert Lee Griffin has been in prison since 1970. In 1979 he was validated as a member of the Aryan Brotherhood ("AB") and placed in the Secure Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison in ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
California v. North Side Oakland, CA, Appellants Opening Brief, gang affiliation proof, 2011 JULIA SHERWIN (State Bar No. 189268) MICHAEL J. HADDAD (State Bar No. 189114) GINA ALTOMARE (State Bar No. 273099) HADDAD & SHERWIN 505 Seventeenth Street Oakland, California 94612 Telephone: (510) 452-5500 Fax: (510) 452-5510 Attorneys for Defendant-Appellant ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
California v. North Side Oakland, CA, Appellants Reply Brief, gang affiliation proof, 2011 JULIA SHERWIN (State Bar No. 189268) MICHAEL J. HADDAD (State Bar No. 189114) GINA ALTOMARE (State Bar No. 273099) HADDAD & SHERWIN 505 Seventeenth Street Oakland, California 94612 Telephone: (510) 452-5500 Fax: (510) 452-5510 Attorneys for Defendant-Appellant ...
Article • August 19, 2016
Court Orders California Prison Officials to Process Prisoner’s Administrative Appeals by Court Orders California Prison Officials to Process Prisoner’s Administrative Appeals In February 2008, a Superior Court in California held that Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) officials had improperly “screened out” two administrative appeals filed by SVSP prisoner Lorenzo Fosselman, ...
Article • August 11, 2016
California Prisoner Wins Reversal of Ex Post Facto Denial of Sentence Credits by Derek Gilna The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), has a long-standing policy of segregating gang members in Special Housing Units (SHU) to reduce violence. It also has a policy of day-for-day good time for CDCR ...
Castillon v. CCA, ID, Complaint, Gang Partnership, 2012 TJ Angstman Wyatt B. Johnson ANGSTMAN JOHNSON 3649 Lakeharbor Lane Boise, Idaho 83703 Telephone: (208) 384-8588 Facsimile: (208) 853-0117 Johnson ISB: 5858 Angstman ISB: 5738 Nikki Smith 3649 Lakeharbor Lane Boise, Idaho 83703 Telephone: (208) 384-8588 Facsimile: (208) 853-0117 Smith ISB: 9030 ...
Brief • July 25, 2016
Filed under: Gang Policies, Prison Gangs
Ex rel John Russo v. North Side Oakland, CA, Opinion, Gang as Public Nuisance, 2011
Brief • July 14, 2016
Almodovar v. Snyder, IL, Complaint, Ad Seg Hearings Gang Renunciation, 2000 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS JOHNNY ALMODOVAR, HERNANDEZ BAILEY-EL, PABLO BARRARA, ISIAH BELL, ARYULES BIVENS, NED BROOKS, CORNELIUS BURNS, ROOSEVELT BURRELL, GARY CLARK, SHAWN COATES, MAURICE COLEMAN, KENNARD COMBS, RICHARD FLOOD, LARRY ...
Connecticut Prisoner Wins Motion for Sanctions over Destruction of Evidence; Case Settles for $40,000 by Derek Gilna Connecticut state prisoner Tye Thomas won an important pretrial motion that found employees of the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) were “grossly negligent” in failing to preserve key video surveillance footage of assaults ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
California State Prisoner’s Habeas Case Gets to Supreme Court but Falls Short by Derek Gilna Antonio Hinojosa, serving a 16-year sentence in California’s prison system, was deemed a “validated” gang member by prison officials, effectively stripping him of future good-time credits and extending the length of his sentence. He filed ...
Article • May 5, 2016 • from PLN May, 2016
Why is California Thumbing its Nose at a Federal Court? by Caleb Mason The Ex Post Facto Clause of the Constitution provides that the government can’t retroactively increase the penalty for criminal conduct. It applies not just to initial sentence length but also to potential “good-time credit” prisoners can earn ...
Comment to CDCR on proposed censorship policy revisions June 2014 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS June 16, 2014 Timothy M. Lockwood, Chief Regulation and Policy Management Branch P.O. Box 942883 Sacramento CA 94283-0001 Re: Comment on California Code of Regulations and the Proposed Changes to Regulations ...
Article • March 5, 2015 • from PLN March, 2015
California: Authorized Possession of Legal Materials Cannot Serve as Basis for Gang Validation by California: Authorized Possession of Legal Materials Cannot Serve as Basis for Gang Validation The California Court of Appeal has held that documents in the possession of a prisoner who is providing legal assistance to another prisoner ...
Article • December 3, 2014 • from PLN December, 2014
Ninth Circuit: Prisoner Validated as Gang Member May Challenge Debriefing Procedures by Mark Wilson Ninth Circuit: Prisoner Validated as Gang Member May Challenge Debriefing Procedures by Mark Wilson On January 15, 2014, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a prisoner’s claim related to “debriefing” with respect ...
Article • December 3, 2014 • from PLN December, 2014
California Law Denying Good Time Credits to Gang Members in SHUs Held Constitutional by David Reutter California Law Denying Good Time Credits to Gang Members in SHUs Held Constitutional by David Reutter The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held on April 25, 2014 that a California law which denies good ...
Article • May 20, 2014 • from PLN May, 2014
High-Ranking Illinois Prison Official Fired due to Criminal History by High-Ranking Illinois Prison Official Fired due to Criminal History   According to court records obtained by the Chicago Sun Times, Xadrian R. McCraven, 44, has a lengthy criminal history that includes a 1987 conviction for disorderly conduct, a 1989 conviction ...
Article • May 20, 2014 • from PLN May, 2014
Filed under: Gang Policies
California Prison Regulation Governing Gang Validation Upheld by Ninth Circuit by Michael Brodheim California Prison Regulation Governing Gang Validation Upheld by Ninth Circuit   by Michael Brodheim   Last year the Ninth Circuit upheld the constitutionality of a California prison regulation that guides state prison officials in determining whether or ...
Placing Rival Gang Members in Same Cell Not Per Se Unconstitutional by The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals applied the harmless error test in finding that a district court’s late Rand summary judgment notice did not deprive a prisoner of substantial rights. Additionally, the appellate court held prison officials were ...
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