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Article • July 20, 2017
Report Cites Epidemic of Law Enforcement Injustices to LGBT Community by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Citing a system that appears to be based upon "maintaining structures of power based on race, poverty, ability and place," the LGBT organization Center for American Progress (CAP), takes American law enforcement to task.  ...
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 ...
ACLU - Cruel and Usual Punishment, LA County Jails, 2011 Cruel and Usual Punishment: How a Savage Gang of Deputies Controls LA County Jails A report by the ACLU National Prison Project and the ACLU of Southern California September 2011 Principal Authors Sarah Liebowitz ACLU Foundation of Southern California, Jails ...
Article • April 5, 2017
Pennsylvania Sees Rash of Corrupt Guards by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Between 2012 and 2014, at least 14 Pennsylvania jail and prison guards were arrested. Most of the arrests stem from corrupt acts while on duty, and the seriousness of the acts ranger from tawdry to downright predatory ...
Three Reports Provide Data on Prisoners Held in “Restrictive Housing” by Derek Gilna An October 15, 2015 report by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), covering the time period from 2011-12 – the most recent period for which statistics are available – indicated that on an ...
Publication • December 28, 2016
Filed under: Discrimination, Gay/Lesbian
Prison Law 2010 - Rethinking Segregation of Trangender People, Practicing Law Institute, 2010 LITIGATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICE SERIES Criminal Law and Urban Problems Course Handbook Series Number C-224 Prison Law 2010 Chair Alexander A. Reinert To order this book, call (800) 260-4PLI or fax us at (800) 321-0093. Ask our ...
Article • September 8, 2016
Britain Allows Same-Sex Civil Partnerships Inside Prisons by Same-sex prisoner couples in Britain, including those in the highest security classification, have been given the go ahead to enter into civil partnership and have appropriate ceremonies. Prison Service Order 4445 outlines the requirements for prisoners seeking to enter into same-sex civil ...
BOP Settles Sexual Orientation and Reprisal Discrimination Claims by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled multiple claims of discrimination brought by an employee in July 2001. Kimberly Ann Chermock filed a discrimination claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation at ...
Former Michigan AG Found Guilty of Stalking Gay Man by In August 2012, a federal jury in Detroit found Andrew Shirvell, a homophobic former Michigan assistant attorney general, guilty of stalking, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and invasion of privacy, in a civil suit brought by Chris Armstrong, the ...
Gender Outlaws: Transgender Prisoners Face Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse by by Emily Alpert, Oakland, California In Idaho, prisoner Linda Patricia Thompson wanted a transfer to a women's prison. A male-to-female transgender woman, or MTF, she had been living as a woman for several years, had changed her name legally, and ...
Kenneth H v. State of New York, NY, Decision, Rikers inmate-inmate rape PTSD protective custody homosexual, 2008 01/09/2009 " 11:18 ~~jr-mt~J 10 STATE OF NEW YORK· PAGE DIVIS/Lon 12129258774 01 5)1" RECEIVED JUN 2 3 • COURT OF CLAIMS KENNETH H.\ Clalm,nt, DECISION "vTHE STATE OF NEW YORK, Claim No. ...
Disputed PLRA Administrative Exhaustion Issues Properly Resolved in Bench Trial by The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held on June 18, 2015 that disputed issues of fact regarding exhaustion under the PLRA may be resolved in a bench trial. The appellate court also found the plaintiff had failed to exhaust ...
Disputed PLRA Administrative Exhaustion Issues Properly Resolved in Bench Trial by The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held on June 18, 2015 that disputed issues of fact regarding exhaustion under the PLRA may be resolved in a bench trial. The appellate court also found the plaintiff had failed to exhaust ...
Publication • March 8, 2016
Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Re Sexual Orientation Gender Identity, UNHCR, 2008 The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR GUIDANCE NOTE ON REFUGEE CLAIMS RELATING TO SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Protection Policy and Legal Advice Section Division of International Protection Services Geneva 21 November ...
Oklahoma’s Mabel Bassett Correctional Center has Highest Prison Rape Rate by Oklahoma state prison officials refused to testify at a federal hearing held on January 8, 2014. Among the items on the agenda at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) hearing was an inquiry as to why Oklahoma’s Mabel Basset ...
Unjust - How the Broken Criminal Justice System Fails LGBT People, CAP MAP AP FT JLUSA, 2016 UNJUST: HOW THE BROKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM FAILS LGBT PEOPLE February 2016 Authors Partners This report was authored by: This report was developed in partnership with: Center for American Progress The Center for ...
Publication • February 15, 2016
Filed under: Discrimination, Gay/Lesbian
NCAVP Hate Violence Against LGBTQ, NCAVP, 2008 Hate Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People in the United States 2008 A Report hy THE NATIONAL COALITION OF ANTI-VIOLENCE PROGRAMS Inside • Statistics on violence against LGBTpeople • Stories from survivors • Local infOrmation • Safety tips • Where to ...
Publication • February 12, 2016
7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Report, ICCPR Coalition Report Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Human Rights in the United States This shadow report on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights in the United States was coordinated by Global Rights and endorsed1 by: Amnesty International USA Gender ...
Publication • February 10, 2016
National Center for Lesbian Rights Testimony Before Senate Judiciary Committee on Solitary Confinement, National Center for Lesbian Rights, 2012 June 15, 2012 The Honorable Richard Durbin, Chairman Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights 224 Dirkson Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Via email to: Nicholas_Deml@judiciary-dem.senate.gov ...
Article • February 2, 2016 • from PLN February, 2016
Judge to Recommend Whether to Exonerate “San Antonio Four” of Sexual Assault Convictions by Matthew Clarke A San Antonio, Texas judge is considering what he will recommend to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals after hearing testimony that four women convicted of sexually abusing two young girls in 1994 should ...
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