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Brief • May 18, 2017
Garcia v. Daniel, VA, Motion in Limine, Excessive Force Elbow Strike, 2012 Case 1:11-cv-01226-LO-TCB Document 119 Filed 10/31/12 Page 1 of 34 PageID# 1002 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA (Alexandria Division) CARLOS GARCIA, Plaintiff, v. TERRY DANIEL, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) Case# l-11-cv-1226 (LOffCB) ) ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Filed under: Immigration
Jennings v. Rodriguez, CA, Petition for Writ of Certiorari, Immigrant Incarceration, 2016 No. 15-1204 IN THE Supreme Court of the United States ___________ DAVID JENNINGS, et al., v. Petitioners, ALEJANDRO RODRIGUEZ, et al., Respondents. ___________ On Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for ...
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World, by Baz Dreisinger by Matthew Clarke book review by Matt Clarke Incarceration Nations by Baz Dreisinger (Other Press, 2016). 325 pages, $19.00 (hardcover). When John Jay College of Criminal Justice Professor Baz Dreisinger began her two-year pilgrimage to prisons ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Lopez-Valenzuela v. Arpaio, AZ, Order, No Bail for Undocumented Immigrants, 2015 Case: 11-16487, 12/03/2015, ID: 9778457, DktEntry: 124, Page 1 of 19 FILED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT ANGEL LOPEZ-VALENZUELA; ISAAC CASTRO-ARMENTA, Plaintiffs - Appellants, DEC 03 2015 MOLLY C. DWYER, CLERK U.S. COURT OF APPEALS ...
Immigration Detention Company Splurges on Lobbying Under Trump by Erin Rosa by Erin Rosa One of the country’s largest immigration jailers and private prison companies spent $420,000 lobbying the Justice Department and federal lawmakers during the first three months of 2017, more than half of what they spent last year ...
Article • April 13, 2017
Filed under: Medical Misconduct, CIA
New Study Links American Psychological Association to CIA Torture of Terror Detainees by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Psychologists are supposed to operate by a strict code of conduct that prohibits questionable practices such as facilitating potential physical and psychological damage to individuals, but a new study has revealed that ...
Article • April 13, 2017
Prison Rape Elimination Act Finally Extended to ICE Detention Facilities, But Not to Private or County Jails by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Ten years after the federal government passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), which applied to Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities, the Justice Department by rule has ...
Article • April 13, 2017
California District Court Certifies Immigration Detainee Phone Access Class Action by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has certified for class action status a lawsuit by various immigration detainees against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs ...
Publication • April 10, 2017
Filed under: Immigration
All-in-One Guide to Defeating ICE Hold Requests, 2012 THE ALL-IN-ONE GUIDE TO DEFEATING ICE HOLD REQUESTS ( a.k.a. Immigration Detainers ) Credits & Acknowledgements Author: Lena Graber, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild Editors: Ann Benson, Washington Defenders Association, Angela Junck, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Paromita Shah, National ...
PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou by John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant. He left the CIA in March 2004, later serving as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior intelligence advisor ...
Fee Award in Arizona Prison Healthcare Suit Helps Fund Legal Services for Immigrant Detainees, ACLU by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A law firm that helped represent Arizona prisoners pro bono in a lawsuit against the state’s Department of Corrections (ADC) over substandard medical treatment is using the attorneys’ fees ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Ignorance, Bureaucracy and Red Tape: U.S. Citizens Mistakenly Deported by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis According to Bryan Cox, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), “claims of U.S. citizenship of individuals encountered by ICE officers, agents, and attorneys are immediately and carefully investigated and analyzed.” However, the United ...
HRDC Supports Lawsuit Against Jailing of Immigrant Children by The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), the parent organization of Prison Legal News, has joined a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of holding young, immigrant children in prison-like facilities for indefinite periods of time. In an ...
Article • March 31, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
“PrisonCloud” Provides Limited Internet Access to Belgian Prisoners by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna According to April 2016 news reports, Belgian prison authorities have instituted limited and controlled access to online services, including the Internet, at the Beveren Prison in Antwerp. The innovative system, called PrisonCloud, has caught the attention ...
Article • March 31, 2017
The Other Conspirator: Secret Origins of the CIA's Torture Program by Barbara Myers by Barbara Myers, TomDispatch, Truthout The witness reported men being hung by the feet or the thumbs, waterboarded, given electric shocks to the genitals, and suffering from extended solitary confinement in what he said were indescribably inhumane conditions. ...
Prison Legal News Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou - Full Interview by   Note: This is the full PLN interview with John Kiriakou; a shorter version was published as our April 2017 cover story, here. John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Filed under: Immigration
In Tijuana, Mexicans Deported by U.S. Struggle to Find ‘Home’ by Sam Quinones Obama is reining in deportations, but for many in the border city it’s too late. by Sam Quinones, National Geographic photography by Eros Hoagland TIJUANA, Mexico—On the U.S. side of the border, an immigration officer unlocked a padlock on ...
Article • March 28, 2017
The Response to ‘George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine’ by “This is an important event for the Palestinian prisoner.” – Dr. Sari Nussibeh “We have to reinforce solidarity with freedom-minded people all around the world.” – Issa Qaraka “The Abu Jihad center does solidarity work movements for liberation.” – ...
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 ...
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