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Dead Bodies and Billions in Tax Dollars by David Gambacorta by David Gambacorta, The Philadelphia Inquirer The secret, dangerous world of private prisons Something was wrong with Thomas Bryant. He couldn't eat or sleep. His body was drenched in a cold sweat, and he trembled and shook like a radiator ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$187,000 Settlement for TX County Jail Administrator Turned Whistleblower by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A former jail administrator in Bastrop County, Texas, agreed to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit for $187,000 against his old boss, a former sheriff who had pleaded guilty to charges of corruption and abuse of ...
Brief • July 31, 2017
Adams v. Sentinel Offender Services, GA, Complaint, Private Probation Fees, 2017 Case 1:17-mi-99999-UNA Document 1922 Filed 07/25/17 Page 1 of 54 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION ) STACEY ADAMS, ) ) JERRY SAINT VIL, on behalf of ) themselves and others ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Tennessee Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct, Excessive Force Charges by A Tennessee sheriff has admitted to using his authority to have sex with jail prisoners on several occasions and using excessive force on another prisoner. Fentress County Sheriff Charles Scott “Chucky” Cravens, 47, pleaded guilty on April 20, 2017 ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Policing for Profit: Law Enforcement Agencies Abuse Civil Asset Forfeiture by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke While crime may not pay, policing can be very profitable when law enforcement agencies are allowed to seize assets not only from criminals but also people merely suspected of breaking the law. No criminal ...
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. ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Supreme Court Lets Prosecutors Off the Hook for Withholding Evidence by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In a June 22, 2017 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to punish prosecutors for withholding potentially exculpatory discovery information from defense attorneys at the time of trial. In a case that was widely ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Suicide at Texas Jail Results in Firings, Lawsuit, Investigation and Legislation by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland was stopped while driving in Prairie View, Texas. The 28-year-old Illinois native was in the process of moving to Waller County when she was stopped by Texas ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
ACLU Connecticut - Earning Trust, 2017 EARNING TRUST Addressing police misconduct complaints in Connecticut Earning Trust Addressing police misconduct complaints in Connecticut A report of the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut Credits The research for this report was conducted by Lillian McKenzie and Rachel Spears under the guidance and ...
ACLU - re Private Military and Security Companies, UN Working Group, 2017 Written Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union Before the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and Impeding the Exercise of the Right of Peoples to Self Determination ...
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
Local Entities Tax-Exempt Bonds for Facilities to House Federal Prisoners under IRS Review by David Reutter by David M. Reutter The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is auditing dozens of tax-exempt bond-financed jail deals. The audits are looking into whether the bonds are no longer tax-exempt and are taxable private-activity bonds. ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Scandals Rock Denver Sheriff's Department by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In a department that is riddled with scandals, so many that Sheriff Gary Wilson resigned on Monday, July 21, Denver Sheriff's Department Division Chief Elias Diggins was appointed in his place on a temporary basis. Adding to Denver's woes, ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Tennessee Private Probation Firm Probed for Alleged Abuses by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Various misdemeanor probationers in Rutherford County, Tennessee have filed a federal lawsuit against Rutherford County, Pathways Community Corrections (PCC), previously known as Providence Community Corrections, and various probation officers, seeking injunctive relief and class action status ...
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