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Article • August 22, 2017
New York Federal Court Allows Attorney's Fees for Time Spent Preparing Application for Attorney's Fees by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In a Memorandum & Order dated December 21, 2016, United States District Court Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis, adopted in full a magistrate's Report & Recommendation (R&R) granting just over ...
Article • August 10, 2017
Filed under: Smoking, Commissary
Jails Market E-Cigarettes to Detainees to Generate Revenue by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson Prisons and jails across the country went tobacco-free years ago, to avoid second-hand smoke lawsuits and rising medical care costs. Now, impoverished jails are selling prisoners e- cigarettes, in hopes of profiting off their addiction. “Hope ...
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 7, 2017
NV Prisoner with Hand Injury Settles for Used TV, Medical Evaluation and $40.70 in Copying Fees by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Robert Finley, a Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) prisoner, settled in August 2008 for a used television, $40.70 in legal copying fees and a medical evaluation with follow-up ...
Article • August 4, 2017
$1,514 Verdict in Favor of NV Prisoner in Jail Retaliation Case by Joe Watson by Joe Watson A federal judge returned a bench verdict in favor of Timothy H. Johnson, a prisoner at the Ely, Nevada state prison, in May 2008, awarding the plaintiff $1,514.35 in his suit alleging that ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
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
Man Smuggles Poison into Jail, Commits Suicide Following Arrest for Failure to Pay Ambulance Bill by Less than two hours after he was arrested for not paying an outstanding debt, Rex Iverson, 45, was found unresponsive in a holding cell at a jail in Box Elder County, Utah. An ambulance ...
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
South Carolina Appellate Court Upholds Prisoner’s Wage Suit by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna South Carolina state prisoner Fred Gatewood, who worked in a prison industries job, thought he was to be paid $4.00 per hour subject to various state-mandated deductions, but in fact received less. He filed wage-related grievances, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Breaking News: U.S. Attorney General Reinstates Federal Asset Forfeiture Sharing, with Conditions by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna As noted in this issue's cover story, due to past abuses, restrictions were placed on the federal equitable sharing program in which state and local law enforcement agencies could partner with federal ...
Article • July 26, 2017
Filed under: Food, Commissary
Sentences that End with Food by Joe Watson by Joe Watson, Edible Baja Arizona The men at Tucson’s state prison get comfortable cooking Every Saturday afternoon, Matt Patton helps me escape from prison, 18 ounces at a time. He stops at my bunk inside this institutional warehouse and reaches into the ...
Brief • July 25, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
Fowler v. Johnson, MI, Complaint, Driver's License Suspensions, 2017 2:17-cv-11441-LVP-MKM Doc # 1 Filed 05/04/17 Pg 1 of 32 Pg ID 1 THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN ____________________________________ ) ADRIAN FOWLER and KITIA HARRIS, ) on behalf of themselves and ) others similarly situated, ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Filed under: Informants, Bail Bonds
Federal Jailhouse Snitch Testifies Against Former Prison Doctor at Bond Hearing by David Reutter by David Reutter             Federal prosecutors used the testimony of a jailhouse snitch at a bond hearing to argue a doctor charged with tax evasion and fraud should be denied bond because ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Lipford v. City of Chicago, IL, Amended Complaint, Illegal Police Search, 2016 Case: 1:15-cv-06988 Document #: 45 Filed: 01/21/16 Page 1 of 8 PageID #:172 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION MICHAEL LIPFORD, Plaintiff, v. 15 CV 6988 CITY OF CHICAGO, G. ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Embattled Private Probation Company Ceases Operations by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In July 2016, Pathways community Corrections, a private probation company, announced that it had voluntarily ceased operations in Tennessee following a series of complaints, a federal lawsuit and an investigation by state officials that uncovered evidence the company ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Prison Phone Update: Appellate Court Deals Major Blow to Prisoners and Their Families by Carrie Wilkinson by Carrie Wilkinson In a September 2016 article on the fight for comprehensive prison and jail phone reform, PLN reported that while limits on ancillary fees had been implemented by the FCC, intrastate (in-state) ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Money/Property
Texas Judges Jail Defendants too Poor to Pay Fines, Debts by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke The original 1836 Constitution of the Republic of Texas included a prohibition against imprisoning people who were unable to pay their debts. In the modern Texas Constitution, that concept is enshrined in the state’s ...
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