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Brief • July 20, 2017
Cox v. Baxley, VA, Complaint, Failure to Protect, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ROANOKE DIVISION COX, DEWAYNE JACKSON (a/k/a Dwayne Cox), Plaintiff v. BENJAMIN BAXLEY; JUSTIN MILES; JOSHUA PINKERMAN; AND BRADLEY QUINN; Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Cox v. Baxley, VA, Verdict, Failure to Protect, 2017 DEWAYNE JACKSON COX, Plaintiff, V. BENJAMIN BAXLEY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 7:16CV00408 VERDICT FORM Before: Hon. Glen E. Conrad United States District Judge Question 1 Do you find that the ...
Gangs, Privatization Create “Chaotic” Conditions in Mississippi Prisons by David Reutter By David Reutter Mention prison and most people imagine dark thoughts.  The reasons for those thoughts vary from a fear of losing personal freedom to the images from Hollywood that portray prison as a gladiator school where violence reigns ...
Article • April 5, 2017
Denver Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Ignoring and Instigating Prisoner Attacks by Gary Hunter by Gary Hunter Video surveillance cameras captured jail guard Gaynel Rumer walking briskly past a cell where a prisoner was being beaten and tortured without ever looking inside. According to a lawsuit filed by Jamal Hunter the ...
Orange Crush: The Rise of Tactical Teams in Prison by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout Since Ferguson, there has been a public outcry over militarized police who shoot down African Americans on the streets of our cities, but less is known beyond prison walls about guards who regularly brutalize those ...
Fourth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of FTCA Failure-to-Protect Suit by Matthew Clarke On December 29, 2015, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit alleging federal prison officials had failed to properly search prisoners who were placed in a recreation cage where they assaulted and repeatedly stabbed ...
Johnson v. Johnson, TX, Complaint, Rape by Prisoner, 2002 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS WICHITA FALLS DIVISION RODERICK KEITH JOHNSON (#623028), Michael Unit, Tennessee Colony, Texas, ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) GARY JOHNSON, Executive Director, Texas ) Department of ...
Mississippi: Hinds County Jails in Crisis, Face Mandated Reforms by David Reutter The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a letter in May 2015 that described the findings of an investigation which concluded two jails in Hinds County, Mississippi were violating prisoners’ rights. The county has since entered into a ...
Photo of Prisoner Beaten by Georgia Gang Members Posted Online by Prisons are designed to be closed institutions, cut off from the rest of the world. Contraband cell phones, however, are opening them up and exposing the reality of what happens behind the walls. When Demetria Harris saw a photo ...
Article • October 25, 2016
Federal Court Orders Release of Prisoner from S.H.U.; Ninth Circuit Reverses by Lonnie Burton Robert Lee Griffin has been in prison since 1970. In 1979 he was validated as a member of the Aryan Brotherhood ("AB") and placed in the Secure Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison in ...
Oregon DOC Sees Spike in Gang-related Murders by Mark Wilson “This is a systemic problem,” said attorney Dennis Steinman, who represented the widow of an Oregon prisoner murdered in his cell. “This is not only about Snake River. This is about the prisons statewide.” Steinman appears to be correct, given ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Mexico: Drug Cartel Used Prison to Dispose of Bodies by Mexico’s national defense department calls the Zetas “the most formidable death squad to have worked for organized crime in Mexican history.” U.S. officials agree, saying the gang is “the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico.” One ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
California v. North Side Oakland, CA, Appellants Opening Brief, gang affiliation proof, 2011 JULIA SHERWIN (State Bar No. 189268) MICHAEL J. HADDAD (State Bar No. 189114) GINA ALTOMARE (State Bar No. 273099) HADDAD & SHERWIN 505 Seventeenth Street Oakland, California 94612 Telephone: (510) 452-5500 Fax: (510) 452-5510 Attorneys for Defendant-Appellant ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
California v. North Side Oakland, CA, Appellants Reply Brief, gang affiliation proof, 2011 JULIA SHERWIN (State Bar No. 189268) MICHAEL J. HADDAD (State Bar No. 189114) GINA ALTOMARE (State Bar No. 273099) HADDAD & SHERWIN 505 Seventeenth Street Oakland, California 94612 Telephone: (510) 452-5500 Fax: (510) 452-5510 Attorneys for Defendant-Appellant ...
Violence in Mississippi Prisons Exacerbated by Guards’ Assistance by David Reutter A contributor, perhaps the most serious one, to violence in Mississippi prisons is the accessory before the fact by guards. Prisoners being able to access cells and cellblocks not their own due to locks being easily overcoming via design ...
Oregon Prisoner Assailant Shot to Death by On August 29, 2014, an Oregon prison guard shot and killed a prisoner for the first time in at least 30 years. Jayson Matthew Withers entered Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) custody on May 13, 2010. Sentenced to eight and a half years ...
Castillon v. CCA, ID, Complaint, Gang Partnership, 2012 TJ Angstman Wyatt B. Johnson ANGSTMAN JOHNSON 3649 Lakeharbor Lane Boise, Idaho 83703 Telephone: (208) 384-8588 Facsimile: (208) 853-0117 Johnson ISB: 5858 Angstman ISB: 5738 Nikki Smith 3649 Lakeharbor Lane Boise, Idaho 83703 Telephone: (208) 384-8588 Facsimile: (208) 853-0117 Smith ISB: 9030 ...
Mucha v. Boehm, PA, Complaint, Willful Failure to Protect Gang Beating, 2011 Case 5:11-cv-00624-TR Document 1 Filed 01/28/11 Page 1 of 22 IN TIlE liN U) STATES lllSTRICT conn FOR nUl EASTERN DlSTllICT OF PENNSYLVANIA JOliN H'litS MI'l'iIA. ;~ \I ~ PI;l1nufr '_, Lilli JAMI'S IlUIIIM. TOI 1!l1l1 iSl,mK. WILLIAM ...
Brief • July 25, 2016
Filed under: Gang Policies, Prison Gangs
Ex rel John Russo v. North Side Oakland, CA, Opinion, Gang as Public Nuisance, 2011
Johnson v. CCA, TN, Complaint, inmate-inmate assault gang in ad seg, 2003 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0276 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0277 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0278 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0279 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0280 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0281 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0282 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0283 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0284 CCA-AF (6/2/14 ...
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