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Article • December 7, 2017
Sexual Assault Claim Against Suffolk County, New York Jail Moves Forward by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis District Judge Ann M. Donnelly recently granted the Plaintiffs' motion to amend their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint against the Suffolk County, New York jail, as well as the county sheriff and several ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
$1.275 Million Settlement for Los Angeles County Jail Whistleblower by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In May 2017, a former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy who worked at the L.A. County jail and helped send colleagues to prison for obstructing an FBI investigation was set to receive $1.275 million after ...
Brief • December 4, 2017
Bango v Pierce County, WA, Complaint, Psych Treatment Withheld, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-06002 Document 1 Filed 12/04/17 Page 1 of 38 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 7 8 9 DONALD BANGO and SCOTT BAILEY, individually and on behalf ...
Brief • November 14, 2017
Evans v. Plumber, OH, Settlement, Jail Assault, 2017 17 -vc"31( RESOLUTION NO. 17-1536 NOVEMBER 14, 2017 RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PAYMENT BY WARRANT TO EMILY J. EVANS AND HER ATTORNEYS PICKREL SCHAEFFER & EBELING, CO., LPA IN THE AMOUNT OF $380,000. FUNDING SOURCE: OCA 611510, OBJECT 7692, FUND 680, SUBFUND 200 WHEREAS, ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Former Utah Jail Commander Pleads Guilty to Misuse of Public Money by Monte McCoin by Monte McCoin Galen Bret Allred, 47, the former commander of the Iron County Correctional Facility in Utah, pleaded guilty on September 7, 2017 to one third-degree felony count of misuse of public funds. Millard County ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Former Sheriff Arpaio Guilty of Criminal Contempt, Receives Presidential Pardon by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Former Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s words, rather than his misdeeds, finally landed him on the verge of going to prison – but he was pulled back from the brink after receiving a ...
The Elusive Dream: Closing Rikers Island by David Reutter, Matthew Clarke by David M. Reutter and Matt Clarke New York City’s Rikers Island, one of the nation’s largest jails, has a notorious history of violence – both by guards and prisoners. City leaders have long sought to solve the problem ...
Fatal Tasering at North Carolina Jail Results in $350,000 Settlement, Investigation by Federal authorities are eyeing North Carolina’s Harnett County Sheriff’s Office for civil rights violations. Their attention was drawn to the Harnett County Jail (HCJ) after a video showed guards Tasering a pre-trial detainee three times and leaving him ...
Woodruff v. County of Sussex, NJ, Settlement, Jail Assault, 2017 GENERAL RELEASE THIS RELEASE (hereafter "Agreement") is made between Robert Woodruff ("Plaintiff'') and the County of Sussex, Michael F. Strada, Homer Wanamaker, and Leslie Port ("Defendants") (referred to collectively as the "Parties"). 1. Payment. Within thirty (30) business days of ...
Brief • October 3, 2017
Dumas v. Chappell, OH, Settlement, Restraint Chair Punch, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS, entered into this 31st day of October, 2017, by and between LUCILLE DUMAS and MADELINE CHAPPELL, CRAIG MUROWSKY, DELONTE BROWN, CHERYL MOTT, MACARTHUR WILLIAMS, and CUYAHOGA ...
Brief • June 8, 2017
Martin v. County of Milwaukee, WI, Amended Complaint, Sexual Abuse Shackling, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN JANE DOE, on behalf of herself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. COUNTY OF MILWAUKEE, DAVID A. CLARKE, JR., in his Official capacity, XAVIER D. THICKLEN, And JOHN ...
Brief • June 8, 2017
Martin v. County of Milwaukee, WI, Verdict, Sexual Abuse Shackling, 2017 U.S. District Court Wisconsin Eastern UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN I JUN - 7 20171 Ste SHONDA MARTIN, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 14-CV-200-JPS COUNTY OF MILWAUKEE and XAVIER D. THICKLEN, SPECIAL VERDICT Defendants. We, the jury, ...
Brief • June 8, 2017
Filed under: Jail Misconduct, Voting
Buroff v. Gladieux, IN, Amended Complaint, Voter Disenfranchisement, 2017 USDC IN/ND case 1:17-cv-00124-TLS-SLC document 18 filed 06/06/17 page 1 of 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA FORT WAYNE DIVISION DEMETRIUS BUROFF and IAN BARNHART, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. DAVID GLADIEUX, ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Sawchuck v. Jenne, FL, Order, Attorney-Client Communications, 2007 ,~.- Case 0:06-cv-61182- KAM Document 49 " Entered on FLSD Docket 03/30/2007 Page UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Case No. 06- 61182- Civ- MARRAlJOHNSON JOSEPH SAWCHUCK and RICHARD SPENCER individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated Plaintiffs ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Sawchuck v. Jenne, FL, Order on SJ, Attorney-Client Communications, 2007 Case 0:06-cv- 61182- KAM Document 51 Entered on FLSD Docket 09/21/2007 Page 1 of 14 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA Case No. 06- 61182- Civ- MARRNJOHNSON JOSEPH SAWCHUCK and RICHARD SPENCER individually and on behalf of all ...
Thomas v. Lincoln County, OR, Complaint, Jail Death, 2017 Case 6:16-cv-00562-AA Document 48 Filed 04/28/17 Page 1 of 16 Thomas Melville, OSB# 971282 tom@greshaminjurylaw.com Gresham Injury Law Center 424 NE Kelly Ave. Gresham, Oregon 97030 Telephone: (503) 492-1100 Facsimile: (503) 667-0321 Jennifer Middleton, OSB #071510 jmiddleton@justicelawyers.com Johnson, Johnson & Schaller, ...
Fifth Circuit: Staff Misleading Prisoner about Grievance Process Excuses Failure to Exhaust by Matthew Clarke On August 17, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Texas prisoner’s failure to fully exhaust administrative remedies was excused because jail staff had misled him about grievance procedures. Grady Allen Davis ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Prisoner’s Escape from Illinois Jail Aided by Former Guard, Incompetence by Christopher Zoukis A convicted murderer’s brazen escape from an Illinois jail was aided by a former guard who provided him with information that “substantially assisted him,” as well as apparent incompetence among jail staff, according to the Kankakee County ...
The Violent American Epidemic You Won’t Hear About: Why Prison Abuse Goes Unreported and Unpunished by Daniel Denvir A culture of silence pervades America’s penal system, where victims have little recourse against powerful abusers by Daniel Denvir, Salon In April 2015, New York Administrative Law Judge Faye Lewis recommended that Rikers ...
An Inmate Died Of Thirst In A Jail Run By A Loudly Pro-Trump Sheriff by Terrill Thomas’ death in Milwaukee County Jail has been ruled a homicide. By Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― Authorities have ruled the death of an inmate at a jail run by a ...
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