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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 ...
Michigan: Corizon Audit Finds Deficiencies, State Extends and Expands Contract Anyway by A performance audit of the Michigan Department of Corrections’ (MDOC) contract with Corizon Health for the provision of prison medical, dental and optical services uncovered a number of deficiencies. Among other issues, the Michigan Office of the Auditor ...
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, ...
California County Settles Class-action Lawsuit Over Jail Medical and Mental Health Care by Matthew Clarke In November 2015, Riverside County, California agreed to settle a federal class-action civil rights suit brought by current and former county jail prisoners who alleged violations of their constitutional right to adequate medical and mental ...
Private Jail Contractor’s Insurance Excludes Coverage of Detainee’s Death by The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an insurance company is not required to defend or indemnify a private prison contractor in the death of a pretrial detainee at a Texas jail. Mario Garcia was confined at the Brooks ...
Texas Federal Jury Awards $2.25 Million in Private Prison Medical Neglect Case by On October 24, 2012, a Texas federal jury awarded $2.25 million to the survivors of a federal prisoner who died while in the custody of a private prison due to prison officials' failure to provide him with ...
Article • August 24, 2016
Illinois Prisoner Receives $12 Million Jury Award in Medical Neglect Suit by Matthew Clarke On January 18, 2013, an Illinois federal jury awarded an Illinois prisoner $12 Million against an Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) Correctional Medical Technician (CMT) who failed to provide him his anti-seizure medication which allowed him ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Missouri to Execute Death-Row Prisoners with Drug that Killed Michael Jackson by If propofol was lethal enough to kill the King of Pop. Missouri's Department of Corrections figures that it's sufficient to execute its death-row prisoners. State DOC officials announced in May that they were replacing their three-drug method for ...
Article • August 19, 2016
Eighth Circuit Denies Stay of Execution Pending Appeal Over Execution Drug by On October 30, 2015, the Eighth Circuit court of appeals denied Missouri death row prisoner Ernest Johnson a stay pending appeal of his challenge to the type of drug being used to execute prisoners in Missouri. Johnson underwent ...
U.S. Settles Suit over Fatal Medical Negligence of Prisoner for $152,000 by Wayne David Crosser was convicted and sentenced on federal charges. He was kept in a holding cell at the MCC in San Diego while awaiting transportation to Texas for further prosecution. He suffered from a serious medical condition ...
Hawaii Prisoner Awarded $7.2 Million after Losing His Fingers and Feet by Christopher Zoukis In October 2011, 30-year-old Aaron David Persin was accosted by police officers for having an open container of alcohol. When they determined that he had warrants for missing traffic court they arrested Persin, who was homeless. ...
Article • May 12, 2016
Medicare Again Embarrassed by Funding Drugs For Prisoners by Derek Gilna At a time when both federal and state governments are struggling to pay their bills, a new government report by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) reveals that Medicare has improperly paid out ...
Brief • March 4, 2016
Sleighter v. Kent Co., MI, Answer, Jail Methadone Ban, 2013 Case 1:12-cv-01008-GJQ-ESC Doc #13 Filed 01/18/13 Page 1 of 9 Page ID#66 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN BRADLEY KEITH SLEIGHTER Plaintiff, v Case No. 1:12-cv-001008 Hon. Gordon J. Quist U.S. District ...
Brief • March 4, 2016
Ortiz v. City of Chicago, IL, Expert Report of Roberts, Wrongful Death of Diabetic Arrestee, 2013
Article • December 1, 2015 • from PLN December, 2015
New Health Care Provider Picked for Oregon Jail after Audit Criticizes Corizon by Mark Wilson New Health Care Provider Picked for Oregon Jail after Audit Criticizes Corizon by Mark Wilson A Birmingham, Alabama health care company has taken over medical care at the Washington County jail in Hillsboro, Oregon in ...
Article • December 1, 2015 • from PLN December, 2015
Family of MCC Chicago Prisoner Settles Wrongful Death Claim for $700,000 by Derek Gilna Family of MCC Chicago Prisoner Settles Wrongful Death Claim for $700,000 by Derek Gilna Federal prisoner Habib Solebo entered the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago, Illinois with a myriad of health problems despite his young age ...
Texas County Pays Prisoner’s Family $214,500 for Wrongful Death by Texas County Pays Prisoner’s Family $214,500 for Wrongful Death For two days in August 2011, Shawn Appell beat his head against a wall in his cell at the Llano County, Texas jail as guards Scottie Bryan Scoggins and Donny Stewart ...
Article • June 12, 2015
$500,000 Settlement in Detainee’s Death from Overprescribed Medication by $500,000 Settlement in Detainee’s Death from Overprescribed Medication During trial of a civil rights action that alleged constitutional violations resulting in the death of a New York pretrial detainee, a $500,000 settlement was reached. The detainee, Michael DiCamillo, died from toxic ...
Article • June 3, 2015 • from PLN June, 2015
Second Circuit: Rule 41 Dismissal Requires Five Factor Analysis by Mark Wilson Second Circuit: Rule 41 Dismissal Requires Five Factor Analysis by Mark Wilson In September 24, 2014, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that a district court had improperly dismissed a New York prisoner’s lawsuit for failure to ...
Article • June 1, 2015
$12,500 Settlement for CCA’s Failure to Treat Tennessee Prisoner by $12,500 Settlement for CCA’s Failure to Treat Tennessee Prisoner Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) paid $12,500 to settle the lawsuit of prisoner Katie J. Farr for its failure to treat her serious medical condition while held at the Silverdale Correctional ...
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