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Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Oregon Prison Officials Must Provide Post-release Disability Care by An Oregon federal district court issued a preliminary injunction enjoining prison officials from releasing a disabled prisoner without assistance. Oregon state prisoner Steven Fox was an able-bodied person when he entered prison in 2010. Due to the neglect of prison officials, ...
Article • August 28, 2015 • from PLN September, 2015
Washington Prisoner Granted Injunction Ordering Outside Orthopedic Evaluation by Mark Wilson Washington Prisoner Granted Injunction Ordering Outside Orthopedic Evaluation by Mark Wilson A Washington federal district court issued a preliminary injunction ordering prison officials to have an orthopedic specialist evaluate a prisoner’s shoulder injury. Washington prisoner Shawn Francis began complaining ...
ACLU Granted Preliminary Injunction Requiring Michigan Jail to Deliver Legal Mail by David Reutter ACLU Granted Preliminary Injunction Requiring Michigan Jail to Deliver Legal Mail by David Reutter A federal district court in Michigan granted a preliminary injunction that requires officials at the Livingston County Jail (LCJ) to deliver letters ...
Update on PLN Suit Against Nevada DOC by Update on PLN Suit Against Nevada DOC Prison Legal News continues its efforts to defend its First Amendment right to communicate with prisoners in the Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC). In 1999 the NDOC banned all copies of PLN, claiming the publication ...
Article • February 15, 2014 • from PLN February, 2014
Ninth Circuit: Immigration Detainees Must be Afforded Opportunity to Challenge Continued Detention after Six Months by On April 16, 2013, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s grant of preliminary injunctive relief to immigration detainees in Southern California, affording them an opportunity to challenge their continued detention ...
Article • April 15, 2013
Preliminary Injunction Granted for Florida Prisoner's Medical Treatment by On November 19, 2009, U.S. District judge granted Motion for Preliminary Injunction that would not delay the prisoner's treatment recommended by outside specialists and physicians. In early 2008, while in State's custody, Rosemarie M. was diagnosed with uterine fibroid tumor which ...
Article • August 15, 2012 • from PLN August, 2012
New Jersey Appellate Court Holds Attorneys for Female Prisoners Temporarily Transferred to All-Male Facility May be Entitled to Fees by The Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey has held that the attorneys who represented a class of female prisoners temporarily transferred to the all-male New Jersey State ...
Article • February 15, 2012
Prisoner Who Faces No Irreparable Injury Not Entitled to Preliminary Injunction by In March 2011, the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s denial of preliminary injunctive relief to a prisoner who alleged that Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) officials were not complying with the Approved Personal Property Schedule ...
Summary Judgment for Illinois Jail Nurse Reversed in Wrongful Death Suit by Brandon Sample The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a grant of summary judgment in favor of a nurse at Illinois’ Peoria County Jail (PCJ) who was accused of providing deliberately indifferent medical care to ...
Article • October 15, 2009 • from PLN October, 2009
Injunction Against Missouri Sex Offender Halloween Restrictions Issued, Then Vacated by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke A Missouri federal judge issued an injunction against enforcement of a new Missouri law imposing Halloween-related restrictions on registered sex offenders. However, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted the injunction on October 30, ...
Article • September 15, 2009 • from PLN September, 2009
Third Circuit Upholds Ban on UCC Materials; Sixth Circuit Disagrees by Brandon Sample The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PDOC) may lawfully ban the receipt and possession of materials related to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals held on July 29, 2008. In a more recent ...
Indiana Lifelong Violent Offender Registration Preliminary Injunction Upheld in Part by On December 29, 2008, an Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a superior court’s preliminary injunction against lifelong registration for violent offenders. A July 1, 2007 Indiana statute added people who had been convicted of certain violent crimes to the ...
Colorado Federal Prisoner's Pastoral Visit Denial Settles For $10,370 by Colorado federal prisoner and Buddhist, Yu Kikumura, brought a Bivens and federal tort action against officials at the United States Penitentiary (USP) at Florence after being denied visits by non Buddhist ministers. The action was settled for $10,370 and the ...
Utah Sex Offender Internet Registry Statute Violates First Amendment by Mark Wilson On September 25, 2008, a federal court in Utah enjoined the enforcement of an amended statute requiring the state’s 7,000 registered sex offenders to report all of their Internet identifiers, including user names, passwords and website addresses. In ...
Transgender Idaho Prisoner Receives Hormone Therapy Pending Trial by A federal judge has ordered the Idaho Department of Corrections (IDOC) to provide hormone therapy to a prisoner with gender identity disorder pending trial. The preliminary injunction, issued July 27, 2007, was in response to a lawsuit filed by Jennifer Spencer, ...
New Jersey Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Barring Women Prisoners at Men’s Prison by New Jersey Court Enters Preliminary Injunction Barring Women Prisoners at Men’s Prison A New Jersey Superior Court has issued a preliminary injunction that prohibits prison officials from transferring women prisoners to the New Jersey State Prison (NJSP), ...
Court Orders Attorney General to Allow Law Students Access to Political Prisoners at Federal Supermax by Brandon Sample On January 17, 2008, U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel granted a preliminary injunction permitting University of Denver law students access to two prisoners housed at the Bureau of Prisons’ (BOP) Administrative ...
Parole Denial for Lack of Sex Offender Treatment Upheld by The plaintiff, a convicted sex offender, was denied parole inter alia because he failed to participate in mental health counseling or sex offender treatment. Later he refused to agree to a program plan which would have remedied those lacks. Then ...
Preliminary Injunction For Improved TB Testing in Pennsylvania Prisons by On September 29, 1992, a federal district court granted Pennsylvania state prisoners a preliminary injunction ordering the implementation of a new policy on the detection and treatment of tuberculosis (TB) cases in Pennsylvania state prisons. This is a, class-action suit ...
Ventura County Jail Restraint Chair Use Enjoined; Class Certified by The plaintiffs complained of abuse of restraint chairs, e.g., being strapped into them for asking questions and not being let out to go to the bathroom. The plaintiffs had standing to seek an injunction concerning the use of restraint chairs ...
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