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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 • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Prisoner Rights Event Prompts Florida Prison System Lockdown by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The "Millions for Prisoners Human Rights March," held in Washington, D.C. on August 19, 2017, apparently prompted a statewide lockdown by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) to prevent any displays of solidarity with the free-world ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
T.S. v. Twentieth Century Fox, IL, Class Action Complaint, Juvenile Lockdown Filming, 2016 Case: 1:16-cv-08303 Document #: 1 Filed: 08/24/16 Page 1 of 37 PageID #:1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION T.S., a minor by and through his parent and guardian, S.S.; Q.B., ...
Semelbauer et al v. Muskegon Co, MI, Plf BiO to Def Mot PSJ, jail gender discrimination 8th Am, 2015 Case 1:14-cv-01245-JTN Doc #49 Filed 07/01/15 Page 1 of 32 Page ID#1350 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION MICHELLE SEMELBAUER, et al., PAULETTE ...
Semelbauer et al v. Muskegon Co, MI, Plf Reply BiS, jail gender discrimination 8th Am, 2016 Case 1:14-cv-01245-JTN ECF No. 105 filed 08/02/16 PageID.2008 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION MICHELLE SEMELBAUER, PAULETTE BOSCH, DENISE VOS, CRISA BROWN, ...
Article • July 28, 2016
10-Month Lockdown at North Carolina Prison Caused by Fights or Understaffing by About 600 prisoners at North Carolina’s Scotland Correctional Institution (SCI) were on a 10-month lockdown as of September 2014.  The lockdown proceeded in stages from total isolation to a few privileges. The lockdown began on December 28, 2013, ...
Article • July 6, 2016 • from PLN July, 2016
Indiana Prisoner Dies after Cell Extraction by In 2012, Pendleton Correctional Facility prisoner Justin Addler was one of 40 people charged in connection with a cell phone smuggling ring at three Indiana prisons. The phones were used to arrange sales of methamphetamine, heroin and LSD outside the facilities. [See: PLN, ...
Breaking News: 18 Deaths in Six Months at Mississippi State Penitentiary by Derek Gilna Prison Legal News has learned through a public records request that 18 prisoners died at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman in just over a six-month period. The most recent reported death was that of Terry ...
Incident Report - Lee Adjustment Center, CCA, 2004 PRIVILEGED AND CONFIDENTIAL FORM 5-IA REVISED: 12/01/02 CORRECTIONS CORPORATION OF AMERICA INCIDENT REPORT INCIDENT NUMBER:04-i205-245-I DATE OF INCIDENT:September 14.2004 I. Type of Incident: PRIORITY I q q q q Death - any person Escape Rape (forced sexual assault) Inmate disturbance (major property ...
Brief • March 14, 2016
Mitchell v Cate, CA, Declaration in Support of Plt Mot, race-based lockdown, 2013 Case 2:08-cv-01196-TLN-EFB Document 189 Filed 05/15/13 Page 1 of 70 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 PRISON LAW OFFICE DONALD SPECTER (SBN 83925) WARREN E. GEORGE (SBN 53588) REBEKAH EVENSON (SBN 207825) 1917 Fifth Street Berkeley, ...
Illinois: Prisoner Wins Settlement from Cook County Sheriff on Battery Claim by Derek Gilna Illinois’ Cook County Jail is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous correctional facilities in the nation. An antiquated jail lacking many of the updated security features found in other jails, it is riddled ...
California: Settlement in Race-based Prison Lockdown Suit; $2.375 Million in Fees and Costs by Lonnie Burton On July 21, 2014, a California federal judge approved class-action status in a lawsuit filed by state prisoners challenging the statewide practice of race-based prison lockdowns. U.S. District Court Judge Troy L. Nunley of ...
Prison: America’s Most Vile Export? by Baz Dreisinger Prison: America’s Most Vile Export? The U.S. incarceration problem is now the world’s to solve. by Baz Dreisinger Behind the bars of a prison in Brazil, the federal agent on duty sidled up to me. “You’re getting a good report, yes?” he ...
Article • October 28, 2015
$12,000 Settlement for California Prisoner in Equal Treatment Suit by $12,000 Settlement for California Prisoner in Equal Treatment Suit In the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California, prisoner Steven D. Brooks settled, in June 2013, for $12,000 his §1983 civil rights claim alleging violation of his ...
Article • October 26, 2015 • from PLN November, 2015
Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison by Mark Binelli Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison by Mark Binelli, New York Times Magazine For years, conditions inside the United States’ only federal supermax facility were largely a mystery. But a landmark lawsuit is finally revealing the harsh world within. In prison, Rodney Jones told ...
Lawsuits Over Riot at CCA Prison in Colorado Settle for $600,000 by Derek Gilna Lawsuits Over Riot at CCA Prison in Colorado Settle for $600,000 by Derek Gilna Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), confronted with the prospect of a jury trial scheduled to last 25 weeks on the claims of ...
Article • January 10, 2015 • from PLN January, 2015
The Globalization of Supermax Prisons, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross (Rutgers University Press, 2013). 240 pages, $28.95 paperback by Gary Hunter The Globalization of Supermax Prisons, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross (Rutgers University Press, 2013). 240 pages, $28.95 paperback Book review by Gary Hunter "Zero tolerance” is a phrase that ...
Article • October 23, 2014
North Carolina’s Prisoners on Eighth Month of Lockdown and Counting by David Reutter Prisoners in the close custody unit at North Carolina’s Scotland Correctional Institution (SCI) have been on indefinite lockdown since December 28, 2013. Prison officials contend the lockdown is in response to security needs, but the circumstances make ...
Article • July 9, 2014 • from PLN July, 2014
Flimsy Reasons for Prolonged, Frequent Lockdowns State Eighth Amendment Claim by David Reutter Flimsy Reasons for Prolonged, Frequent Lockdowns State Eighth Amendment Claim by David Reutter The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that an Illinois prisoner’s complaint that frequent lockdowns for substantial periods of time deprived him of ...
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