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What Are Correction Officers So Afraid Of? by Dana Goldstein Besides the danger, being ignored. by Dana Goldstein If you're a correction officer (CO), you know what each day is likely to have in store: a treadmill of stress and often nastiness, in an environment outsiders rarely think about and ...
Article • March 13, 2017
Another Oregon Guard Arrested for Sex with Prisoner by An Oregon prison guard faces eleven felony sex abuse charges and a misdemeanor official misconduct charge for having sex with a female prisoner, according to court documents and the Oregon State Police. Edgar P. Mickles, 50, began working at the Coffee ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
New Jersey: Jail Time for Unpaid Littering Fine Results in Civil Suit by Anthony Kneisser flicked a cigarette butt out of his car window on the New Jersey Turnpike and found himself jailed when he appeared in court in 2014 for the littering offense, as he couldn’t pay the $200 ...
Fifth Circuit: Staff Misleading Prisoner about Grievance Process Excuses Failure to Exhaust by Matthew Clarke On August 17, 2015, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Texas prisoner’s failure to fully exhaust administrative remedies was excused because jail staff had misled him about grievance procedures. Grady Allen Davis ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Police Misconduct
Local Police Department Disbanded in Wake of Speed Trap Embezzlement Scheme by Christopher Zoukis Although the short stretch of I-75 that runs near Arlington Heights, Ohio is toll-free, many unwitting motorists have paid for the privilege of passing through that area. The small village of 800, referred to as a ...
Texas District Attorney and Prosecutor Accused, Cleared of Misconduct by Matthew Clarke In June 2015, the State Bar of Texas initiated disciplinary actions against Fort Bend County District Attorney John Francis Healey, Jr. and Assistant District Attorney Mark Harold Hanna. The disciplinary petitions filed by the State Bar Commission for ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Prisoner’s Escape from Illinois Jail Aided by Former Guard, Incompetence by Christopher Zoukis A convicted murderer’s brazen escape from an Illinois jail was aided by a former guard who provided him with information that “substantially assisted him,” as well as apparent incompetence among jail staff, according to the Kankakee County ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Guard Misconduct
Philadelphia Prison Guards Face Prison Time for Contraband Smuggling by Six former Philadelphia prison guards nabbed in a sting related to the smuggling of cell phones and drugs into the city’s prison system have pleaded guilty to federal charges and are facing incarceration and fines. Each was indicted on federal ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Rikers Island Guard Trainers Lose Lawsuit for Failure to Repay Loan by The New York Post reported on September 1, 2016 that Joseph L. Garcia and Vicki Shunkwiler Garcia, a husband and wife team whose company received a $1.2 million no-bid contract to provide special ops training to Rikers Island ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Arkansas Judge Resigns after Sexual Favors Allegations by On December 31, 2016, the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission (JDDC) issued a removal letter to Carroll County District Court Judge Timothy Parker after statements from more than a dozen women indicated he had “engaged in a pattern of personal relationships ...
Michigan Jail Prisoner’s Family Sues over Death after Beating by Guards by The family of a prisoner who died about a week after being assaulted by guards at Michigan’s Wayne County Jail (WCJ) filed a wrongful death lawsuit in April 2015. The suit alleges inadequate medical care, and seeks $25 ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Prisoners Say They Paid a Bloody Price for a Guard’s Injury by Tom Robbins Prisoners describe a rampage by correctional officers in a New York prison. The prisoners were just starting their day on July 6, 2016 when dozens of corrections officers burst into their dormitory, shouting for everyone to ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Guard Misconduct
Georgia: Dozens of Indictments for Prison Contraband Smuggling by David Reutter The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has had a rough couple of years. Through several rounds of law enforcement stings and federal indictments, scores of prison employees, prisoners and outside collaborators have been charged for their alleged roles in ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Chicago Pays $4.95 Million to Family of Prisoner Who Died After Police Beating by Lonnie Burton In April 2016, the City of Chicago agreed to pay $4.95 million to the estate of a man who was brutally beaten by police officers while in custody in 2012. The settlement came after ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Contractor Misconduct
Red Light Traffic Camera CEO Sentenced for Corruption in Ohio and Illinois by The former CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc. was sentenced on October 19, 2016 to 14 months in federal prison for a bribes-for-contracts scheme in Ohio. Karen Finley, who was ousted from her position with the company ...
The Violent American Epidemic You Won’t Hear About: Why Prison Abuse Goes Unreported and Unpunished by Daniel Denvir A culture of silence pervades America’s penal system, where victims have little recourse against powerful abusers by Daniel Denvir, Salon In April 2015, New York Administrative Law Judge Faye Lewis recommended that Rikers ...
An Inmate Died Of Thirst In A Jail Run By A Loudly Pro-Trump Sheriff by Terrill Thomas’ death in Milwaukee County Jail has been ruled a homicide. By Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― Authorities have ruled the death of an inmate at a jail run by a ...
Sandra Bland’s Family Got A Settlement, But The Fight Isn’t Over by Hundreds are still dying in our nation’s jails. By Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― An attorney for the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was found hanging in her jail cell days after she ...
‘We Felt We Weren’t Qualified To Be Making These Decisions’ by A former corrections officer talks about her frustration with the lack of mental health care in jails. By Jacquie Lee, The Huffington Post Melanie Bailey, 44, was a corrections officer at Lancaster County Correctional Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, until ...
‘In My Heart, I Know My Brother Did Not Kill Himself’ by Michael Paul was arrested for jaywalking and died in custody. His family wants to know why. By Mercy Yang, The Huffington Post Michael Paul, a 48-year-old from Crestline, California, was taken into custody at the Twin Peaks sheriff’s station ...
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