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Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
FCC Chairman Called Out on Conflict of Interest Concerning Prison Phone Company by Carrie Wilkinson by Carrie Wilkinson The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) submitted a formal comment on three Federal Communications Commission dockets on August 9, 2017, accusing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who formerly represented prison telecom giant Securus ...
Publication • August 23, 2017
HRDC Ex Parte Filing re GTL 2.5 Million settlement with Mississippi Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 23, 2017 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing for WC Docket 12-375 Dear Secretary Dortch: The Human ...
Publication • August 11, 2017
HRDC ex parte comment to FCC re Chairman Pai's Conflict of Interest Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 9, 2017 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing: WC Docket 17-126 WC Docket 12-375 GN Docket ...
Publication • August 10, 2017
FCC comment requesting recusal of Chairman Pai on ICS issues - August 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 9, 2017 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing: WC Docket 17-126 WC Docket 12-375 GN ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright As the summer months wear on we are again reporting on the ongoing outrage of American prisons that are deliberately built without air conditioning in some of the hottest parts of the country. As an article in this issue of PLN ...
Publication • July 17, 2017
Filed under: HRDC Publications
HRDC reply comment to FCC regarding contraband wireless devices in prisons and jails Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS July 17, 2017 The Honorable Ajit V. Pai, Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th St. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Reply Comment on Report and Order and Further ...
HRDC letter in support of Private Prison Information Act of 2017 - July 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS July 11, 2017 The Honorable Sheila Jackson Lee U.S. House of Representatives 2187 Rayburn HOB Washington, DC 20515 Re: H.R. 1980 – Private Prison Information Act of ...
Publication • June 19, 2017
HRDC comment to FCC in response to rulemaking regarding contraband wireless devices in prisons and jails Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS June 19, 2017 The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th St. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Comment on Report and Order and ...
Publication • March 29, 2017
HRDC letter in support of Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act - March 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS March 29, 2017 SENT VIA EMAIL ONLY Senator Cory A. Booker United States Senate 359 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 RE: Support for the Dignity for ...
Publication • March 28, 2017
Filed under: HRDC Publications
HRDC comment to FCC in response to Securus Motion for Extension Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS March 28, 2017 The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th St. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing for WC Docket 12-375 Dear Chairman Pai: The ...
Publication • March 21, 2017
HRDC letter in support of CA SB29 re immigrant detention - March 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS March 21, 2017 The Honorable Senator Ricardo Lara State Capitol, Room 5050 Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Support for SB 29 – Immigrant Detention Dear Senator Lara: The Human ...
Publication • February 23, 2017
Filed under: HRDC Publications
HRDC comment to FCC re lawsuit filed against GTL by the State of Mississippi Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS February 23, 2017 The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th St. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing for WC Docket 12-375 Dear ...
Publication • February 23, 2017
Filed under: HRDC Publications
HRDC comment re sentencing of GTL Consultant for bribery Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS February 21, 2017 The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th St. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing for WC Docket 12-375 Dear Chairman Pai: The Human Rights ...
Publication • January 13, 2017
HRDC NPAP CLE Seminar on Representing Victims of Law Enforcement Misconduct on the Street and in the Cell Block, March 2017 Upcoming CLE Seminar: Representing Victims of Law Enforcement Misconduct on the Street and in the Cell Block The South Florida-based Human Rights Defense Center in collaboration with the National ...
Publication • December 14, 2016
PLN comment to TN Office of Open Records Counsel re public records policy - Dec 2016 PRISON LEGAL NEWS Dedicated to Protecting Human Rights www.prisonlegalnews.org afriedmann@prisonlegalnews.org Please Reply To: Direct Dial: 615-495-6568 5331 Mt. View Rd. #130 Antioch, TN 37013 December 14, 2016 Comptroller of the Treasury Office of Open ...
Publication • November 3, 2016
Filed under: HRDC Publications
HRDC Recommendation re: prison phones and video visitation to WA State Reentry Council Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS November 3, 2016 Sent via email to: tarrad35@gmail.com Tarra Simmons, Co-Chair Washington Statewide Reentry Council Re: Washington State DOC Phone and Video Visitation Contracts Dear Tarra: The Human ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Merger of Prisoner Transport Companies Delayed after Objections Filed by Derek Gilna Prisoner Transportation Services, also known as PTS of America, LLC, bills itself as the “largest prisoner extradition company and one of the largest national transporters of detainees” in the United States. The firm, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, was ...
Department of Justice Announces Plan to Phase Out For-profit Prisons by On August 18, 2016, the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced, via a memo to the acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons, that the DOJ plans to phase out contracts with private, ...
Publication • September 1, 2016
Filed under: Census, HRDC Publications
HRDC comment filed with Census Bureau re counting prisoners - Sept 2016 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS September 1, 2016 Submitted via Email Only to: POP.2020.Residence.Rule@census.gov Karen Humes, Chief Population Division U.S. Census Bureau, Room 6H174 Washington, D.C. 20233 Re: Comment on Proposed 2020 Census Residence ...
Publication • August 26, 2016
Supplemental HRDC Comment to the CFPB re Arbitration Agreements - Aug. 2016 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 26, 2016 Submitted via Email and Postal Mail Monica Jackson Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street NW Washington, D.C. 20552 Re: Supplemental ...
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