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Brief • August 9, 2017
AAAJ-ALC v. DHS, CA, Complaint, Immigration Bond Public Records, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-04388-EDL Document 1 Filed 08/02/17 Page 1 of 27 1 JAYASHRI SRIKANTIAH (CA Bar No. 189556) JENNIFER STARK (CA Bar No. 267062) 2 IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS CLINIC Mills Legal Clinic at Stanford Law School 3 Crown Quadrangle, 559 Nathan Abbott ...
Article • August 3, 2017
Filed under: Overcrowding, Sewage
Disgusting Effects of Prison Overcrowding: Sewage Backflow in My Cell by Kenneth E. Hartman by Kenneth E. Hartman, Truthout Every day the toilet in my cell fills up with a disgusting brown backflow, and at least a couple of times a week there are chunks of someone else's excrement floating in ...
Holland v. County of San Luis Obispo, CA, Settlement, Restraints Blood Clot, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release (the "Settlement Agreement") is made by and between: "Plaintiffs:" Sharon Holland and Carty Holland, individually and in their capacity as Successors in Interest to Andrew Holland and representatives ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Report: “Culture of Racism,” Frequent Use of Force at Northern California Prison by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In December 2015, California's Office of the Inspector General reported there was a “culture of racism and lack of acceptance of ethnic differences” among guards at the High Desert State Prison (HDSP), ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
California Court Vacates Prison Infraction Charging Prisoner for Refusing Meals by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton The California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two, has invalidated a prison infraction that charged a hunger-striking prisoner with “participating in a riot, rout, or unlawful assembly,” as it was unsupported by ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Infections, State Statutes
California Lifers with Possibility of Parole Entitled to SOL Tolling by The California Court of Appeal held on June 1, 2016 that the one-year statute of limitations (SOL) for a prisoner’s negligence claim was tolled because he was not serving a sentence of life without parole. California state prisoner Ernest ...
Widespread Abuses at Santa Clara County Jail; Three Guards Convicted of Murder by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Three guards employed at a jail in Santa Clara County, California, in the Silicon Valley area, were convicted on June 1, 2017 of second-degree murder for the fatal beating of a mentally ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
$6,500 Settlement after Ninth Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Retaliatory Ad-seg Case by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 26, 2016, the Ninth Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a suit filed by a California prisoner who claimed prison officials had wrongly punished him for reporting staff misconduct. ...
Ninth Circuit: Warden Who Failed to Protect Female Prisoners from Sexual Assault Not Immune from Suit by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the former warden at the California Institute for Women (CIW) is not immune from liability for failing to protect two female prisoners ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Staffing, Mandamus, Grievances
California Appellate Court Reinstates Prisoner’s Mandamus Action Against CDCR by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) prisoner Jared M. Villery filed three administrative grievances in 2014 concerning the failure of prison staff to properly discharge their duties. He alleged that staff failed to respond ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright As the summer months wear on we are again reporting on the ongoing outrage of American prisons that are deliberately built without air conditioning in some of the hottest parts of the country. As an article in this issue of PLN ...
Smith v. McMahon, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-00157-JGB-DTB Document 49 Filed 02/17/17 Page 1 of 17 Page ID #:216 1 2 3 4 5 6 EANET, PC Matthew L. Eanet (SBN 227490) 550 S. Hope Street, Suite 750 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: 310-775-2495 Facsimile: 310-593-2589 E-mail: ...
Brief • July 24, 2017
Hanson v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:14-cv-00911-JGB-DTB Document 83 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 33 Page ID #:423 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale ...
Alcala v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-02515-JGB-DTB Document 27 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 62 Page ID #:163 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 LAW OFFICES OF DALE ...
Bishop v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:14-cv-01085-JGB-DTB Document 51 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 32 Page ID #:247 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale ...
Brief • July 24, 2017
Comacho v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:16-cv-01244-JGB-DTB Document 20 Filed 03/03/17 Page 1 of 23 Page ID #:68 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale K. Galipo (SBN 144074) E-mail: dalekgalipo@yahoo.com ...
Marquez v. McMahon, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:14-cv-01196-JGB-DTB Document 50 Filed 02/17/17 Page 1 of 19 Page ID #:281 LAW OFFICES OF VINCENT W. DAVIS & ASSOCIATES DANIEL C. SHARPE, ESQ., SBN 267075 150 North Santa Anita Avenue, Suite 200 2 Arcadia, California 91006 Telephone; (626) 446-6442 ...
Brief • July 24, 2017
Smith v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-02513-JGB-DTB Document 30 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 24 Page ID #:132 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale K. ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Report Decries Human and Financial Cost of Flawed California Prosecutions by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna "We ignore flaws with the system at our own peril." Thus do the authors of "Criminal (In)justice: A Cost Analysis of Wrongful Convictions, Errors, and Failed Prosecutions in California's Criminal Justice System," summarize the ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Filed under: Pardons/Clemency
Schwarzenegger Secretly Commutes Sentence of Friend's Son; Victim Notification Not Required in California Clemency Decisions by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson The California Court of Appeals held that the victim notification requirements of "Marsy's Law" do not extend to the Governor's sentence commutation authority. Near midnight on October 3, 2008, ...
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