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Article • August 4, 2017
$255,000 Jury Award for Man Beaten by IL Jail Guards After Judge Grants Remittitur by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Donald Martin, Jr., had been awarded $780,000 in compensatory and punitive damages by a federal jury in July 2008 after he’d sued Cook County, Ill., Sheriff Michael Sheahan and the ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$3,000 Settlement for NY Prisoner Assaulted, Harassed by Guards by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Michael Modlenaar, a former prisoner at the Upstate Correctional Facility in Malone, N.Y. settled a 42 U.S.C.S. § 1983 complaint in August 2008 for $3,000 after alleging that multiple prison guards had beaten, harassed and ...
Article • July 31, 2017
$10,000 Awarded to SC Man Kicked in the Mouth By Sheriff’s Deputy by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Robert Barnes saved a York County, S.C. sheriff’s deputy from facing criminal assault and battery charges by settling prior to trial in July 2008 for $10,000 for injuries he sustained when the ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Fourth Circuit Clarifies Rights of Pretrial Detainees; $35,000 Settlement on Remand by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals released an important decision concerning the rights of pretrial detainees on November 7, 2016. The case involved allegations of unconstitutional conduct by authorities at the New Hanover ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Tennessee Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct, Excessive Force Charges by A Tennessee sheriff has admitted to using his authority to have sex with jail prisoners on several occasions and using excessive force on another prisoner. Fentress County Sheriff Charles Scott “Chucky” Cravens, 47, pleaded guilty on April 20, 2017 ...
Widespread Abuses at Santa Clara County Jail; Three Guards Convicted of Murder by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Three guards employed at a jail in Santa Clara County, California, in the Silicon Valley area, were convicted on June 1, 2017 of second-degree murder for the fatal beating of a mentally ...
Gentry v. Floyd County, IN, Amended Complaint, Forcible Stripping, 2014 Case 4:14-cv-00054-TAB-RLY Document 17 Filed 11/12/14 Page 1 of 22 PageID #: 116 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA NEW ALBANY DIVISION ELECTRONICALLY FILED TABITHA GENTRY 1429 Locust St. New Albany, IN 4715 and VINCENT MINTON 11302 Nabb ...
Gentry v. Floyd County, IN, Settlement Agreement, Forcible Stripping, 2017 Case 4:14-cv-00054-TAB-RLY Document 126-1 Filed 07/24/17 Page 1 of 25 PageID #: 1760 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA NEW ALBANY DIVISION ELECTRONICALLY FILED TABITHA GENTRY, ET AL. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) PLAINTIFFS ...
Advocacy Center v. LeBlanc, LA, Complaint, Solitary Mental Health, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00468-JWD-EWD Document 1 07/20/17 Page 1 of 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA BATON ROUGE DIVISION ADVOCACY CENTER, * * PLAINTIFF, * * * * VS. * * JAMES M. LEBLANC, SECRETARY OF * THE LOUISIANA ...
Alcala v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-02515-JGB-DTB Document 27 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 62 Page ID #:163 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 LAW OFFICES OF DALE ...
Bishop v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:14-cv-01085-JGB-DTB Document 51 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 32 Page ID #:247 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Alabama’s Culture of Prisoner Abuse Reaches to the Top by David Reutter by David Reutter Alabama’s prison system has such an engrained culture of abusing prisoners that guards and administrators need not fear serious career consequences; in fact, they can expect to be promoted with abuse flags in their files. ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Scandals Rock Denver Sheriff's Department by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In a department that is riddled with scandals, so many that Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned on Monday, July 21, Denver Sheriff's Department Division Chief Elias Diggins was appointed in his place on a temporary basis. Adding to Denver's woes, ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Wiley-Stiger v. O'Bannon, KY, Complaint, Excessive Force, 2014 Case 3:14-cv-00295-DJH-CHL Document 1-3 Filed 04/04/14 Page 2 of 5 PageID #: 8 NO. PAMELA RENEEWILEY-STIGER JEFFERSON CIRCUIT COURT J 01727 PLAINTIFF 469 S. 13th St. Apt. 16 Louisville, KY 40203 V. COMPLAINT EDWIN O'BANNON, individually and in his capacity as a ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Wiley-Stiger v. O'Bannon, KY, Settlement, Excessive Force, 2017 RELEASE In consideration of the payment of the sum of Thirty-five Thousand Dollars by LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT") to PAMELA WILEY-STIGER GOVERNMENT ("METRO the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged, PAMELA WILEY-STIGER does hereby release and forever discharge METRO GOVERNMENT, along with ...
At Lowell, sex, death and a probe riddled with questions by Julie K. Brown by Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald Patrick Quercioli was big and burly, and with pumped muscles and an elaborate Indian tattoo on his arm, he looked more like a bodybuilder than a corrections officer. Though he’d ...
Brief • July 6, 2017
Genao v. City of New York, NY, Complaint, Excessive Force Rikers Island, 2014 / Case 2:14-cv-08122-AT Document 1 Filed 10/08/14 Page 1 of 19 JUDGE TORRES UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK 14 CV GABINO GENAO, Plaintiff, - against CITY OF NEW YORK; Former Commissioner DORA B. ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Louisiana Fires Eight Prison Guards; Federal Investigation is Pending by On March 30, 2017, the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections fired eight guards amid a federal investigation into the January 9, 2017 beating of 34-year-old prisoner John Harold at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center. An internal investigation conducted ...
“Beat Up Squad” at New York Prison Accused of Killing Mentally Ill Prisoner by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A number of prisoners at the medium-security Fishkill Correctional Facility in upstate New York swore under oath that fellow prisoner Samuel D. Harrell III was kicked and beaten to death by ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York DOCCS Has Paid $10 Million to Prisoners Beaten by Guards Over Five-year Period by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Widespread abuse by prison guards across New York State has led to at least 175 monetary awards to prisoners from 2010 to 2015 totaling around $10 million, a newspaper ...
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