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Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Filed under: Lockdowns, Jail Specific
Cook County Jail Locked Down on Mother’s Day; Over 200 Workers Absent by Monte McCoin by Monte McCoin On Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day – 86 guards called out sick at the Cook County Jail in Chicago while another 120 cited the Family Medical Leave Act to justify ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Filed under: Jail Specific, Booking Fees
Supreme Court Declines to Hear Case on Jail Booking Fees by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to rule on the issue of jail “booking fees” – fees charged when arrestees are jailed, which are not always returned upon their release. The case involved a ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Prisoners in Flint, Michigan Lied to About Water Crisis; Lawsuit Settles by David Reutter by David M. Reutter As the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan developed in 2015 and 2016, detainees held at the Genesee County Jail (GCJ) were told the water they drank, cooked with and bathed in ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Virginia Jail Pays $250,000 to Settle Suit for Failure to Accommodate Deaf Prisoner by In December 2016, a $250,000 settlement was reached in a lawsuit brought by a deaf prisoner who was effectively unable to communicate during a six-week stay at a jail in Arlington County, Virginia. The suit pushed ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
New York City Agrees to Settle with Rikers Island Rape Victims for $1.2 Million by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In May 2017, the City of New York agreed to pay $1.2 million to two female prisoners to resolve claims of rape and sexual assault by a male guard at ...
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 ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Tenth Circuit Holds Jail Guard May be Liable for Prisoner-on-Prisoner Assault by On November 14, 2016, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the denial of qualified immunity to a Colorado jail guard who failed to protect a prisoner from being assaulted. James Durkee was incarcerated at the Summit County ...
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 ...
$285,000 Settlement in Wrongful Death Suit Against Ohio Jail by On December 13, 2016, officials in Butler County, Ohio agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by the daughter of a woman who died in the county’s jail just over four years earlier. Butler County will pay $285,000 in damages and ...
Seitz v. Allegheny Cty, PA, Settlement, Pregnant Solitary, 2017 Case 2:16-cv-01879-CRE Document 43-1 Filed 11/09/17 Page 1 of 37 Case 2:16-cv-01879-CRE Document 43-1 Filed 11/09/17 Page 2 of 37 Case 2:16-cv-01879-CRE Document 43-1 Filed 11/09/17 Page 3 of 37 Case 2:16-cv-01879-CRE Document 43-1 Filed 11/09/17 Page 4 of 37 Case ...
Ogden v. Figgins, KS, Prelim Settlement, Mail Allowed, 2017 Case 2:16-cv-02268-JAR-KGG Document 26 Filed 07/19/17 Page 1 of 4 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS RUSSELL K. OGDEN ET AL., Plaintiffs, v. Case No. 16-CV-2268-JAR SHERIFF PETE FIGGINS, Defendant. ORDER PRELIMINARILY APPROVING SETTLEMENT AND AUTHORIZING ...
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 ...
Sandra Bland’s Family Got A Settlement, But The Fight Isn’t Over by Hundreds are still dying in our nation’s jails. By Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― An attorney for the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was found hanging in her jail cell days after she ...
‘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 ...
‘In My Heart, I Know My Brother Did Not Kill Himself’ by Michael Paul was arrested for jaywalking and died in custody. His family wants to know why. By Mercy Yang, The Huffington Post Michael Paul, a 48-year-old from Crestline, California, was taken into custody at the Twin Peaks sheriff’s station ...
‘He Wasn’t A Criminal. He Needed Help.’ by Linda Spies’ son Jake was supposed to be on suicide watch, but still ended up dead. By Mercy Yang, The Huffington Post Lawrence Michael “Jake” Spies Jr. died on Sept. 19, 2015, at the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville, California, at ...
‘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 ...
Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago by And Since Then, At Least 810 People Have Lost Their Lives in Jail By Dana Liebelson & Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post Over the past year, there have been so many stories of violence and injustice in America, and even the most ...
We Wanted To Find Troubled Jails, So We Counted The Bodies by Ten jails. More than 40 deaths. What happened in one year? By Ryan J. Reilly & Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― In any given year, the vast majority of the thousands of jails in the United ...
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