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Article • September 8, 2017
Fifth Circuit Reinstates Part of Louisiana Prisoner's Failure-to-Protect, Medical Indifference Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 9, 2017, the United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmedin part and reversed in part a district court's order granting summary judgment to prison officials in a ...
Florida Sheriff Not Immune from Suit in Hiring Decisions Allegedly Motivated By Politics, Eleventh Circuit Rules by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On December 14, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit reversed a lower court ruling and reinstated a lawsuit brought by a former Broward ...
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 ...
Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Indiana Prison Counselor's Retaliation, Sex and Age Discrimination Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On December 10, 2014, the United States Circuit Court for the Seventh Circuit upheld a district court order dismissing a lawsuit brought by a former Indiana prison substance abuse counselor ...
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
Michigan Prisoner Receives $4,000 for Injuries Sustained After Staff Ignore Bottom Bunk Directive by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On August 18, 2015, the state of Michigan agreed to pay a prisoner $4,000 to settle a lawsuit in which prison staff deliberately ignored a medically-issued "bottom bunk detail" and the ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Ninth Circuit Reinstates Arizona Prison Guards' Sexual Harassment Lawsuit against Private Prison Operator by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 14, 2016, the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of appeals vacated a district court ruling which dismissed a class action sexual harassment complaint brought by female Arizona prison guards. The ...
Article • August 21, 2017
Mass. Supreme Court: Prison Guard Not Entitled to Assault Pay After Employment Ends by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On January 21, 2008, prison guard Mark Marchand intervened to protect a fellow employee in an altercation with a prisoner. As a result, Marchand suffered an unspecified knee injury and began ...
Article • August 10, 2017
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Lawsuit by Former Prison Guards to Win Right to Carry Firearms Reinstated After D.C. Federal Court Reverses Summary Judgment by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 3, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed a D.C. District Court ruling which had granted summary judgment ...
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 • August 4, 2017
$175,000 Settlement for NY BOP Employee Allegedly Threatened, Sexually Harassed by Coworker by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Etta Traynham, a recreational specialist at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, New York City’s Federal Bureau of Prisons facility, settled a Title VII lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice for $175,000 in ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$20,000 Settlement for NJ Jail Guard Harassed for Years After Pregnancy by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Lisa Knowlton and her husband, Ronald--both guards at the Morris County, N.J. jail--settled a workplace harassment suit against the county in August 2008 for $20,000 after years of what Lisa claimed was employment ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$153,955 Jury Award for TN Jail Guard Fired Over Support for Sheriff’s Election Foe by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A mom who was fired from her job as a Tennessee jail guard because she supported the county sheriff’s election foe was awarded $153,955 in August 2008 by a U.S. ...
Jones v. LaPorte County Sheriff's Dept, IN, Settlement, Disabilities Discrimination, 2017 1200/6629 JOINT AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS The parties to this Joint and Mutual Release of All Claims are as follows: Michael A. Jones, individually and for his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns (herein referred to as ''RELEASOR'') ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Indiana Prisoner’s Lawsuit, Holds Prison Officials Prevented Him from Pursuing Grievances by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In an April 5, 2016 ruling, the Seventh Circuit reversed an Indiana federal district court’s order dismissing a lawsuit filed by a state prisoner who claimed prison officials failed to ...
Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report, Author Becomes New DOC Commissioner by The deaths of 25 Alaska prisoners over an 18-month period were examined in a November 2015 report provided to Governor Bill Walker, who then replaced the state’s corrections commissioner with the author of the report. The handling of ...
Illinois Prisoner Fatally Shot after Standoff; Hostages File Lawsuit by On May 13, 2017, police shot and killed Kane County jail prisoner Tywon M. Salters at the Delnor Hospital in Geneva after he took first one and then another nurse hostage while recovering from surgery. The nurses filed suit against ...
Ninth Circuit: Warden Who Failed to Protect Female Prisoners from Sexual Assault Not Immune from Suit by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the former warden at the California Institute for Women (CIW) is not immune from liability for failing to protect two female prisoners ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Suicide at Texas Jail Results in Firings, Lawsuit, Investigation and Legislation by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland was stopped while driving in Prairie View, Texas. The 28-year-old Illinois native was in the process of moving to Waller County when she was stopped by Texas ...
Beagle v. Yamhill County, OR, Complaint, Wrongful Death Medical Neglect, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00711-AA Document 1 Filed 05/08/17 Page 1 of 22 Matthew D. Kaplan, OSB No. 980699 matthew(Zl)mdkaplanlaw.com Kaplan Law, LLC 222 SW Columbia St., Suite 1111 Portland, Oregon 97201 Telephone: 503 226-3844 Facsimile: 503 943-6670 Attorney for Plaintiff UNITED ...
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