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Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Tennessee: High Cost of Drugs Cited as Reason to Deny Prisoners Hep C Treatment by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Tennessee prison officials “turn a blind eye” to the medical needs of prisoners infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a class-action lawsuit filed in July 2016 alleges. While ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Judge Orders Florida DOC to Immediately Start Treating Prisoners with HCV by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna For many years, the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) has largely denied treatment to prisoners infected with hepatitis C – a blood-borne disease that can have serious long-term health effects. In doing so, ...
Brief • November 17, 2017
Hoffer v. Jones, FL, Order for Class Certification, HepC Treatment, 2017 Case 4:17-cv-00214-MW-CAS Document 152 Filed 11/17/17 Page 1 of 15 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION CARL HOFFER, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Case No. 4:17cv214-MW/CAS JULIE L. JONES, in her official capacity as Secretary of ...
Brief • November 17, 2017
Hoffer v. Jones, FL, Preliminary Injunction, HepC Treatment, 2017 Case 4:17-cv-00214-MW-CAS Document 153 Filed 11/17/17 Page 1 of 32 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE DIVISION CARL HOFFER, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Case No. 4:17cv214-MW/CAS JULIE L. JONES, in her official capacity as Secretary of the Florida ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Hepatitis, Failure to Treat
$5,000 Settlement to California Prisoner Denied Hepatitis C Treatment by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On May 5, 2015, the state of California and plaintiff/prisoner William T. Coats agreed to settle Coats' medical negligence lawsuit for $5,000. Coats had sued several medical personnel at the Deuel Vocational Institute - Tracy ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Fourth Circuit Reverses Judgment in Favor of BOP in Deliberate Indifference Case by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Fourth Circuit has reversed a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of Bureau of Prisons (BOP) officials on a prisoner’s claim that his Eighth Amendment rights were violated. Paul ...
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 ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Hep C: The Deadliest Killer in Colorado’s Prisons is a Curable Virus by Alan Prendergast by Alan Prendergast, Westword When Joseph Deaguero went to prison almost three years ago, he had a pretty good idea of what to expect. He had been behind bars before, for a series of assaults and domestic-violence ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Former Michigan Prisoner Claims Sewage Spill Linked to Hepatitis C by Panagioti Tsolkas by Panagioti Tsolkas "That was just like opening a fire hydrant" is how former Michigan state prisoner Glen Lilly described the thousands of pounds of raw sewage that flooded the basement at the Parnall Correctional Facility as ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright For the past 30 years, as mass incarceration rates have skyrocketed, so has the number of prisoners infected with hepatitis C (HCV). This is in part because so many prisoners are current or former intravenous drug users, and so much time ...
Publication • 2017
American Friends Service Committee - Drug Sentencing in Arizona A Prescription for Failure, 2017 Drug Sentencing in Arizona: A Prescription for Failure Written by: Rebecca Fealk, MPA Caroline Isaacs, MSW American Friends Service Committee – Arizona August 2017 Written by: Rebecca Fealk, MPA Caroline Isaacs, MSW American Friends Service Committee ...
Opposition to Prison Is an Environmental Fight in Appalachia by Sara Imperiale by Sara Imperiale A proposed federal prison has become the focus of opposition for advocates concerned about the project's most notable feature: it’s slated for a mountaintop coal removal site. Coal companies mine by mountaintop removal predominately in ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Order, Failure to Treat Hep C, 2016 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 38 Filed 05/06/16 Page 1 of 5 UNITED STATES DISTRlCT COURT "KORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ADAM CORRIS, Plaintiff; -against- STIPULATION A~D ORDER OF DISCONTINUANCE PURSUANT TO RULE 4l(A) CARL J KOENIGSMANN, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, ...
Hoffer v. Jones, FL, Complaint, HepC, 2017 Case 4:17-cv-00214-MW-CAS Document 1 Filed 05/11/17 Page 1 of 51 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Tallahassee Division CARL HOFFER, RONALD MCPHERSON, and ROLAND MOLINA, individually and on behalf of a Class of persons similarly situated, ) ) ) ) ) ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
NY State Prisoner Settles Case Over DOC’s Denial of Hepatitis C Treatment by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Adam Corris, incarcerated at the Gouverneur Correctional Facility in New York, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in 2015 claiming that he had been diagnosed with hepatitis C but prison staff wrongfully ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Physician Expert Report, Failure to Treat Hep C, 2015 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 6-4 Filed 10/19/15 Page 1 of 85 EXHIBIT A Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 6-4 Filed 10/19/15 Page 2 of 85 ~u~ ~ ~11\~ ~ The Miriam Hospital September 15, 2015 A Lifespan Partner Alissa Hull ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Memo in Support of Pltff Motion, Failure to Treat Hep C, 2015 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 6-2 Filed 10/19/15 Page 1 of 21 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________ ADAM CORRIS, Plaintiff, MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Affidavit, Failure to Treat Help C, 2015 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 6-3 Filed 10/19/15 Page 1 of 12 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________ ADAM CORRIS, Plaintiff, -against- AFFIDAVIT Civil Action No. 9:15-cv-1205-GTS-TWD CARL KOENIGSMANN, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Department of Corrections and ...
Article • March 27, 2017
Filed under: Corizon, Medication, Hepatitis
The Class Action Cure by Mike Mosedale by Mike Mosedale, Minnesota Lawyer Among the peculiar ironies about the intersection of medicine, public policy and the law in contemporary American life, not many are weirder than the fact that only one segment of the nation’s population –and a largely reviled one, at ...
Brief • March 17, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Complaint, Failure to Treat Hep C, 2015 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 1 Filed 10/07/15 Page 1 of 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________ 9:15-CV-1205 ADAM CORRIS, Plaintiff, -againstCARL KOENIGSMANN, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, ROBERT KASULKE, M.D., ...
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