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Brief • May 19, 2017
Stamps v. Town of Framingham, MA, Brief of Amici Curiae, Wrongful Death Police Shooting, 2015 Case: 15-1141 Document: 00116895544 Page: 1 Date Filed: 09/29/2015 Entry ID: 5941384 15-1141 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIRST CIRCUIT EURIE A. STAMPS, JR. and NORMA BUSHFAN, Co-Administrators of the Estate of Eurie ...
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 ...
Herrera v. City of Brea, CA, Plff's Memo Opp Order SJ, Malicious Prosecution, 2015 Case 8:12-cv-01650-SS Document 109 Filed 02/17/15 Page 1 of 31 Page ID #:1996 1 John Burton, State Bar No. 86029 jb@johnburtonlaw.com 2 THE LAW OFFICES OF JOHN BURTON 4 East Holly Street, Suite 201 3 Pasadena, ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Simpson v. Yellowstone County, MT, Opinion and Order, Wrongful Death Stolen Car, 2017 Case 1:15-cv-00099-SPW Document 69 Filed 01/24/17 Page 1 of 33 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA BILLINGS DIVISION ESTATE OF LOREN SIMPSON et al, CV 15-99-BLG-SPW Plaintiffs, OPINION AND ORDER vs. YELLOWSTONE ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Vicarious Liability Not Available in Medical Malpractice Claim by NY Prisoner by Last year, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division held the state’s Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) could not be found vicariously liable for the actions of contract physicians. Steven Garofolo filed a medical malpractice claim ...
Brief • May 4, 2017
McDaniel v. Tom Green County, TX, Complaint, Wrongful Death Medical Neglect, 2016 Case 6:16-cv-00002-C Document 1 Filed 01/08/16 Page 1 of 14 PageID 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SAN ANGELO DIVISION CHARLEY McDANIEL, and CORY WILLIAMS, individually and as heirs at law to the ...
California Sheriff’s Largest Campaign Donors include Corizon and Aramark by Greg Dober by Greg Dober  In Alameda County, California, Corizon Correctional Healthcare is facing questions regarding campaign contributions to County Sheriff Greg Ahern.  While investigating two inmate deaths at Santa Rita jail, in Alameda County, television station, KTVU-2 uncovered public ...
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 ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Ninth Circuit: “Debatable” Constitutionality Requires Qualified Immunity by The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that prison officials were entitled to qualified immunity for refusing to surgically repair a prisoner’s umbilical hernia because it was “debatable” whether they had complied with the Eighth Amendment. Washington state prisoner Fleet Hamby suffered ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
Nealman v. Laughlin, PA, Memorandum on Motions, Medical Negligence and Wrongful Death from Suicide, 2016 Case 1:15-cv-01579-CCC Document 47 Filed 08/31/16 Page 1 of 34 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA TAWNA Z. NEALMAN, as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Benjamin Shelley ...
Eighth Circuit Upholds Dismissal of Minnesota Prisoner Medical Deliberate Indifference Lawsuit by On November 24, 2014, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued a ruling that affirmed a district court order granting summary judgment to Olmstead County, Minnesota defendants in a lawsuit in which the family of a deceased ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Eighth Circuit Affirms Denial of Immunity to Prison Guard Sued for Calling Prisoner a "Snitch" by On December 16, 2014, the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that a federal district court judge in Alabama correctly denied a motion for summary judgment to a state prison lieutenant who was ...
Tenth Circuit Reverses Qualified Immunity for Prisoner’s Rape, Affirms for One Jailer by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit dismissed the interlocutory appeal of a sheriff and jailer who were denied qualified immunity for the rape of a mentally ill female prisoner. It also reversed the denial ...
‘We Felt We Weren’t Qualified To Be Making These Decisions’ by A former corrections officer talks about her frustration with the lack of mental health care in jails. By Jacquie Lee, The Huffington Post Melanie Bailey, 44, was a corrections officer at Lancaster County Correctional Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, until ...
‘People Who Work In The System Become Desensitized To How Brutal It Is To Cage Someone’ by Alec Karakatsanis of Equal Justice Under Law explains how even a few days in jail can throw a life “into disarray.” By Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post Alec Karakatsanis is the co-founder ...
‘She Was Afraid To Go Back To Jail’ by By Liz Adetiba, The Huffington Post Athena Covarrubias, 40, was arrested in August 2015 on a drug charge and three bond forfeiture warrants. She was taken to Texas’ Travis County Jail, where she hanged herself 12 days later. Her cousin, Kelly ...
Texas’ Largest Jail Hasn’t Learned Much From Sandra Bland’s Death by Poor and frightened people are still dying in this understaffed facility. By Ryan J. Reilly & Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post Harris County Jail, which serves the Houston area, is one of the largest jails in the country. Like ...
At Virginia's Supermax Prisons, Isolation and Abuse Persist Despite Reforms by By Katie Rose Quandt and Jack Denton, Solitary Watch Red Onion State Prison, a supermax complex in the southwest corner of Virginia near the Kentucky border, has long had a reputation as one of the harshest prisons in the nation. ...
No place to be sick: When jail cell becomes a death chamber by Olympia makes no effort to regulate Washington’s jails, the state’s psychiatric hospitals of last resort By Levi Pulkkinen, SeattlePI.com Jimi Johnson, bottom, was 27 when he killed himself at Mason County Jail on April 23, 2013. Two ...
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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