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Oregon Prison Guard Freed on Sex Charge, Victim Detained as Material Witness by "She was in chains,” said Betsy Rawls, an attorney representing a former prisoner who was incarcerated as a material witness against the prison guard who sexually abused her. “Belly chains and shackles. And she’s the victim.” The ...
The Elusive Dream: Closing Rikers Island by David Reutter, Matthew Clarke by David M. Reutter and Matt Clarke New York City’s Rikers Island, one of the nation’s largest jails, has a notorious history of violence – both by guards and prisoners. City leaders have long sought to solve the problem ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
President of New York City Guards’ Union Faces Corruption Charges by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Federal officials are pursuing corruption charges against Norman Seabrook, former president of the New York City Correction Officers’ Benevolent Association (COBA). The charge of conspiracy to commit honest services fraud stemmed from Seabrook’s ...
Article • August 31, 2017
California Prison Guard's Dismissal Upheld By Appellate Court by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On November 16, 2016, the Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, in California reversed a trial court's decision to order the reinstatement of employment of a state prison guard who was fired after he ...
Mississippi Closes Troubled Former Youth Prison by Citing budgetary cuts, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) finally closed the troubled, privately-operated Walnut Grove Correctional Facility (WGCF) on September 15, 2016. As previously reported in PLN, Walnut Grove had been under a federal consent decree since 2012 over allegations of guards ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Abuses at Louisiana Jail Investigated, Ten Deputies Plead Guilty by David Reutter by David M. Reutter A federal investigation into the abuse of pretrial detainees at Louisiana’s Iberia Parish Jail resulted in guilty pleas by ten sheriff’s deputies. A trial is pending for an 11th deputy who did not plead ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
TN Prison Counselor Suspended for Posting Insults on Facebook by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A counselor at the Turney Center Industrial Complex (TCIX), a close-security prison located in southwestern Tennessee, was suspended for three days after she posted profanity-laced insults on the Facebook page for the Tennessee Department of ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Ninth Circuit Upholds Convictions of Seven L.A. Sheriff's Deputies for Obstructing FBI Agents, Grand Jury by In a decision filed August 4, 2016, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed the convictions of seven Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies who obstructed an FBI and grand jury investigation into civil ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$187,000 Settlement for TX County Jail Administrator Turned Whistleblower by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A former jail administrator in Bastrop County, Texas, agreed to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit for $187,000 against his old boss, a former sheriff who had pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and abuse of ...
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 ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
$6,500 Settlement after Ninth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Retaliatory Ad-seg Case by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 26, 2016, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a suit filed by a California prisoner who claimed prison officials had wrongly punished him for reporting staff misconduct. ...
ACLU - re Private Military and Security Companies, UN Working Group, 2017 Written Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union Before the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and Impeding the Exercise of the Right of Peoples to Self Determination ...
Brief • July 24, 2017
Comacho v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:16-cv-01244-JGB-DTB Document 20 Filed 03/03/17 Page 1 of 23 Page ID #:68 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale K. Galipo (SBN 144074) E-mail: dalekgalipo@yahoo.com ...
Smith v. McMahon, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-00157-JGB-DTB Document 49 Filed 02/17/17 Page 1 of 17 Page ID #:216 1 2 3 4 5 6 EANET, PC Matthew L. Eanet (SBN 227490) 550 S. Hope Street, Suite 750 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: 310-775-2495 Facsimile: 310-593-2589 E-mail: ...
Brief • July 24, 2017
Smith v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-02513-JGB-DTB Document 30 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 24 Page ID #:132 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale K. ...
Marquez v. McMahon, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:14-cv-01196-JGB-DTB Document 50 Filed 02/17/17 Page 1 of 19 Page ID #:281 LAW OFFICES OF VINCENT W. DAVIS & ASSOCIATES DANIEL C. SHARPE, ESQ., SBN 267075 150 North Santa Anita Avenue, Suite 200 2 Arcadia, California 91006 Telephone; (626) 446-6442 ...
Brief • July 24, 2017
Hanson v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:14-cv-00911-JGB-DTB Document 83 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 33 Page ID #:423 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 ...
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
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, ...
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