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Georgia Prison Guards Face Sexual Assault Charges by Two prison guards have been criminally charged with sexually assaulting prisoners at the Emanuel Women’s Facility in Twin City, Georgia. Capt. Edgar Daniel Johnson was the highest ranking officer at the prison, and Channel 2 Action News was present to record his ...
FCI Danbury Prisoners Finally Transferred to New Women’s Facility by Three years after a “temporary” move from FCI Danbury in Connecticut, over 100 women prisoners found themselves incarcerated in a Brooklyn jail instead of a promised new federal facility. The women were told the move, which occurred after Danbury was ...
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 ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Breaking Promises - Violation sof the MA Pregnancy Standards & Anti-Shackling Law, Prison Birth Project, 2016 BREAKING PROMISES: VIOLATIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS PREGNANCY STANDARDS & ANTI-SHACKLING LAW © May 2016 The Prison Birth Project and Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts Prison Birth Project 400 Dwight Street Holyoke, MA 01040 collective@theprisonbirthproject.org ...
Wardens “Retire” from Two California Women’s Prisons by The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) called the July 29, 2016 “retirement” of wardens at two state women’s prisons a “coincidence.” However, Colby Lenz, a legal advocate with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, commenting on the abrupt departures of ...
Tennessee District Attorney Ends Sterilization in Plea Bargains; Prosecutor Fired by David Reutter The District Attorney for Davidson County, Tennessee has banned the practice of seeking sterilization as part of plea bargains in criminal cases. The policy was implemented after an assistant prosecutor refused to discuss a plea unless a ...
Tenth Circuit Rules on $3.38 Million Verdict in CCA Prison Sexual Abuse Case by Derek Gilna In February 2012, a federal jury in New Mexico awarded $3.38 million to three female prisoners who were raped by Anthony Townes, a guard at the Camino Nuevo Women’s Correctional Facility, which was operated ...
The Rape Victims Silenced by Their Prison Cells by A prison chaplain who admitted to sexually assaulting three prisoners may spend less than a year behind bars. Why don’t we seem to care? by Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post When Leticia Villarreal, 42, began her prison sentence at McPherson Unit, a ...
$100,000 Jury Verdict in BOP Gender Discrimination Case by Lonnie Burton On September 27, 2002, a federal jury sitting in the United States District Court in Colorado found in favor of the plaintiff in a gender discrimination lawsuit filed by a former Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) worker against her ...
$55,000 Settlement for Federal Prisoner Repeatedly Raped By Guard by Lonnie Burton On November 20, 2003, a federal prisoner settled a lawsuit she filed against the United States, a guard, and the warden at a federal prison in San Diego on a claim that she was repeatedly raped by a ...
Top Administrators Fired at Privately-Run Texas Jail by In September 2012, two top administrators at the Liberty County Jail (LCJ) were fired following allegations of sexual assault of a female prisoner by the head of security at the jail. The jail is located in Liberty, Texas, and operated by Community ...
Sexual Discrimination Suit Against Bureau of Prisons Settled by Christopher Zoukis A complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) regarding sexual harassment, abuse and intimidation brought against the Bureau of Prisons has been settled. Lynda Kay Laurin, a Human Resource Specialist at Federal Correctional Institution Allenwood, Pennsylvania, filed her ...
BOP Settles Claim of Race and Gender Discrimination by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled a claim of racial and gender discrimination in September 2002. Lisa Pinkston Druey, a white female prison guard at Federal Correctional Institution Yazoo City, Mississippi, filed a claim of discrimination against the Bureau of ...
Third Circuit Reverses Dismissal of New Jersey Prisoner’s Suit by On November 16, 2015, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a civil rights action brought by a former New Jersey state prisoner who was housed at a community corrections facility and allegedly mistreated when she was ...
New York City’s Rikers Island Jail Agrees to Federal Consent Decree, Reforms by Derek Gilna The Rikers Island jail complex in New York City is notorious for excessive use of force against prisoners. It has been sued dozens of times by prisoners, prisoners’ rights organizations and even the U.S. Department ...
Women and Children First ... to be Held in Detention by Joe Watson In the summer of 2014, a surge of tens of thousands of immigrant refugees from Central America brought unprecedented attention to the incarceration of families and unaccompanied children in so-called residential centers – many run by for-profit ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Sexual Assault Victim Awarded $1.5 Million in Lawsuit against Illinois Prison Guard by Christopher Zoukis A longtime Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) guard was ordered to pay $1.5 million to a female prisoner he had raped, though he did not face criminal charges for the assault. Timothy Ware, 40, a ...
Semelbauer et al v. Muskegon Co, MI, Plf BiO to Def Mot PSJ, jail gender discrimination 8th Am, 2015 Case 1:14-cv-01245-JTN Doc #49 Filed 07/01/15 Page 1 of 32 Page ID#1350 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION MICHELLE SEMELBAUER, et al., PAULETTE ...
Semelbauer et al v. Muskegon Co, MI, Plf Reply BiS, jail gender discrimination 8th Am, 2016 Case 1:14-cv-01245-JTN ECF No. 105 filed 08/02/16 PageID.2008 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION MICHELLE SEMELBAUER, PAULETTE BOSCH, DENISE VOS, CRISA BROWN, ...
Federal Probation Officer Sexually Abuses Five Women by A 22-year veteran federal probation officer faces indictment and suit for sexually abusing five women under his supervision, from late 2006 until retiring in mid-2009. Gaillynn Monica Abbott filed a July 20, 2010, federal lawsuit against her federal probation officer, Mark John ...
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