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Victorianne v. County of San Diego, CA, Amended Complaint, Meth Ingestion, 2015 Case 3:14-cv-02170-WQH-BLM Document 82 Filed 06/02/15 Page 1 of 51 1 EUGENE G. IREDALE, SBN 75292 JULIA YOO, SBN 231163 2 GRACE JUN, SBN 287973 3 IREDALE & YOO, APC 105 West F Street, Fourth Floor 4 San ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Four Prisoners Murdered at South Carolina Facility by On April 7, 2017, four minimum-security prisoners at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina were found dead in a cell. A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division investigation revealed that John King, 52; Jason Kelley, 35; Jimmy Ham, 56; and William ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
California: Condemned Prisoners Smuggle Drugs to Commit Suicide by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis As the 31 states that practice capital punishment struggle to find the chemicals necessary to execute condemned prisoners, in at least one state the prisoners themselves are successfully bringing in large quantities of drugs, which they ...
Videos Show the Dark Side of Shadow Mountain Youth Psych Facility by Rosalind Adams by Rosalind Adams, BuzzFeed TULSA, Oklahoma — By the time police arrived at the psychiatric hospital, one of the adolescent units was out of control. The new manager had been attacked, a handful of its teenage patients ...
Guard’s Lethal Scalding of Prisoner Unresolved after Two Years by David Reutter by David Reutter More than two years after prisoners Darren Rainey’s dead body was removed from the shower in the mental health unit at Florida’s Dade Correctional Institution (DCI), no official cause of death has been ruled and ...
Article • April 5, 2017
Denver Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Ignoring and Instigating Prisoner Attacks by Gary Hunter by Gary Hunter Video surveillance cameras captured jail guard Gaynel Rumer walking briskly past a cell where a prisoner was being beaten and tortured without ever looking inside. According to a lawsuit filed by Jamal Hunter the ...
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 ...
Montoya v. Board of County Commissioners of the County of Rio Arriba, NM, Amended Complaint, Sexual Assault, 2015 Case 1:16-cv-00253-JCH-GBW Document 4-1 Filed 04/18/16 Page 65 of 86 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF RIO ARRIBA FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT RHIANNON MONTOYA, Plaintiff, v. No. D-117-CV-2015-00078 COUNTY OF RIO ARRIBA ...
PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou by John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant. He left the CIA in March 2004, later serving as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior intelligence advisor ...
Article • April 1, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
New York: Contraband Convictions Vacated After Guard Admits Planting Weapon by On January 17, 2017, Cayuga County Court Judge Mark H. Fandrich set aside the convictions of two New York state prisoners serving additional time on contraband charges. Naythen Aubain and Donnesia Brown had both been sentenced to two to ...
Prison Legal News Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou - Full Interview by   Note: This is the full PLN interview with John Kiriakou; a shorter version was published as our April 2017 cover story, here. John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
What Are Correction Officers So Afraid Of? by Dana Goldstein Besides the danger, being ignored. by Dana Goldstein, The Marshall Project If you're a correction officer (CO), you know what each day is likely to have in store: a treadmill of stress and often nastiness, in an environment outsiders rarely think ...
Fifth Circuit: Staff Misleading Prisoner about Grievance Process Excuses Failure to Exhaust by Matthew Clarke On August 17, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Texas prisoner’s failure to fully exhaust administrative remedies was excused because jail staff had misled him about grievance procedures. Grady Allen Davis ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Prisoner’s Escape from Illinois Jail Aided by Former Guard, Incompetence by Christopher Zoukis A convicted murderer’s brazen escape from an Illinois jail was aided by a former guard who provided him with information that “substantially assisted him,” as well as apparent incompetence among jail staff, according to the Kankakee County ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Guard Misconduct
Philadelphia Prison Guards Face Prison Time for Contraband Smuggling by Six former Philadelphia prison guards nabbed in a sting related to the smuggling of cell phones and drugs into the city’s prison system have pleaded guilty to federal charges and are facing incarceration and fines. Each was indicted on federal ...
Michigan Jail Prisoner’s Family Sues over Death after Beating by Guards by The family of a prisoner who died about a week after being assaulted by guards at Michigan’s Wayne County Jail (WCJ) filed a wrongful death lawsuit in April 2015. The suit alleges inadequate medical care, and seeks $25 ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Prisoners Say They Paid a Bloody Price for a Guard’s Injury by Tom Robbins Prisoners describe a rampage by correctional officers in a New York prison. The prisoners were just starting their day on July 6, 2016 when dozens of corrections officers burst into their dormitory, shouting for everyone to ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Guard Misconduct
Georgia: Dozens of Indictments for Prison Contraband Smuggling by David Reutter The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has had a rough couple of years. Through several rounds of law enforcement stings and federal indictments, scores of prison employees, prisoners and outside collaborators have been charged for their alleged roles in ...
The Violent American Epidemic You Won’t Hear About: Why Prison Abuse Goes Unreported and Unpunished by Daniel Denvir A culture of silence pervades America’s penal system, where victims have little recourse against powerful abusers by Daniel Denvir, Salon In April 2015, New York Administrative Law Judge Faye Lewis recommended that Rikers ...
Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report by The deaths of four Alaska prisoners has placed a focus on that state’s prison system.  The handling of the deaths and a lack of training was criticized in a report that preceded the replacement of corrections commissioner. Gov. Bill Walker called the report’s ...
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