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Advanced Correctional Healthcare’s Brutal Brand of Jailhouse Medicine by Timothy Strayer in his hospital bed in Dearborn County ICU after spending just one month behind bars at the county jail. by Brian Sonenstein, Shadowproof Timothy Strayer was approaching 70 years of age and suffering from multiple chronic illnesses in the ...
Deaths Due to Neglect in U.S. Jails Reflect Nation’s Values by David Reutter While brutality and murders committed by police officers – particularly against unarmed black men – have gained increased public attention over the past few years, the deaths of people in jail due to the negligence or deliberate ...
Michigan Jail Subject of Wrongful Death Lawsuit and PLN Censorship Suit by The family of a prisoner who died from drug withdrawal symptoms at Michigan’s Macomb County Jail (MCJ) filed a lawsuit against the facility and its private medical contractor, Correct Care Solutions, in March 2015. On June 11, 2014, ...
A Community Mental Health Model in Corrections, Kupers, 2015 A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MODEL IN CORRECTIONS Terry A. Kupers* The jail and prison population in the United States has been multiplying exponentially for four decades. We now have almost two-and-a-half million people behind bars, and during the same years the ...
Tennessee Prisoner Escapes Privatized Medical Jail Care to Obtain Surgery by To obtain needed surgery, a prisoner escaped from Tennessee’s Trousdale County Jail (TCJ). Prior to being booked into TCJ to serve a probation violation sentence, Don R. White, Jr. 31, was scheduled for hernia surgery. “When I walked in, ...
“This Man Will Almost Certainly Die” by Dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. The Bureau of Prisons itself says there’s a problem. And yet the privatization scheme continues. by Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation Where Claudio Fagardo-Saucedo grew up, on the colonial streets of ...
Corizon Faces Suit for Failing to Administer Tube Feedings to Pennsylvania Prisoner by Christopher Wallace, 30, was arrested on February 12, 2015 on charges of robbing two banks. According to his attorney, Wallace committed the crimes in a desperate attempt to secure funds to pay for feeding tubes he required ...
Merits Ruling on Procedurally Flawed Grievance Satisfies PLRA by The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that district courts may not enforce a prison’s procedural rule to find a failure to exhaust administrative remedies after prison officials declined to enforce the rule themselves. The Court also found the district ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Former Pennsylvania Prison Doctor Sentenced for Fraud; Accomplices Convicted by The former medical director of Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County Prison (LCP) was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to numerous schemes to defraud the government. Dennis Erik Fluck Von Kiel was employed as LCP’s medical director from ...
Tenth Circuit: No Summary Judgment on Official Capacity Claims by Mark Wilson The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s denial of summary judgment on individual capacity claims against an Oklahoma sheriff related to a prisoner’s suicide. The appellate court held it lacked jurisdiction to consider official capacity ...
Colorado Guards Joke While Prisoner Dies from Easily Preventable Cause by Matthew Clarke The death of 35-year-old Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) prisoner Christopher Lopez at the San Carols Correctional Facility on March 17, 2013, would have been rejected if submitted as a plot for a novel. It is too ...
$290,000 Settlement for Federal Prisoner in Medical Negligence, Loss of Hearing Claim by Lonnie Burton On December 17, 1999, the United States agreed to pay $290,000 to a federal prisoner who permanently lost his hearing after he received inadequate medical care during his incarceration at two federal prisons in Florida. ...
Federal Judge Clears Way for Civil Rights Suit in Oklahoma Jail Death by Medical Cell #1 became a “burial crypt” inside the David L. Moss Detention Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Elliot Williams, a mentally-ill 37-year-old veteran, lay paralyzed with a broken neck on the concrete floor, naked, cold and ...
Private Medical Contractors in Kentucky Not Entitled to Qualified Immunity by The Kentucky Court of Appeals held that a trial court improperly granted summary judgment to the defendants in a civil action alleging a prisoner received negligent medical care at the Hardin County Detention Center (HCDC). HCDC contracts with Southern ...
Arizona Fines Wexford SIOK for Neglect, Hep-C Exposure by Arizona's Department of Corrections (ADC) disciplines private contractors like parents who banish teenagers to the cozy confines of their bedrooms. Wexford Health Sources, which recently took over prisoner healthcare in Arizona after winning a three-year. $349-million contract, was lined a paltry ...
Michigan: Suit Against Prison Doctor for Sexual Abuse May Proceed by Lonnie Burton On June 22, 2016, United States District Court Judge Sean F. Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan issued an order adopting a magistrate's recommendation to deny a motion to dismiss filed by a prison doctor who ...
Report Finds Abuse of Blind, Deaf, Elderly and Disabled Texas Prisoners by Matthew Clarke The Prison Justice League (PJL), a group advocating prison reform in Texas, released a report entitled Cruel & Unusual Punishment: Excessive Use of Force at the Estelle Unit. The report found that blind, deaf, elderly and ...
Article • September 6, 2016
New York Dentist Sentenced to Jail for Upcoding Billing of Prisoner Care by An oral surgeon who had a contract to provide care to prisoners at 26 upstate New York prisons was sentenced to jail for stealing $14,000 from the state. Dr. Timothy O’Keefe was charged in May 2014 in ...
Female Montana Prison Nurse Receives 25 Years for Mixing Business With Pleasure by Derek Gilna A former nurse at a Montana men’s prisons said  “I still claim my innocence” that she was guilty of having unauthorized sexual contact with male prisoners at a drug treatment facility at which she worked, ...
Untreated Intoxication Death at Massachusetts Jail Results in $232,500 Settlement by The City of Lowell, Massachusetts agreed to a $232,500 settlement in a civil rights action related to the alcohol poisoning death of a woman in the Lowell Police Department (LPD) lockup. Police officers arrested Alyssa Brame, 31, on January ...
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