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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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
Johnson v. CCA, TN, Complaint, inmate-inmate assault gang in ad seg, 2012 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0270 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0271 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0272 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0273
Brief • July 14, 2016
Almodovar v. Snyder, IL, Complaint, Ad Seg Hearings Gang Renunciation, 2000 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE SEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS JOHNNY ALMODOVAR, HERNANDEZ BAILEY-EL, PABLO BARRARA, ISIAH BELL, ARYULES BIVENS, NED BROOKS, CORNELIUS BURNS, ROOSEVELT BURRELL, GARY CLARK, SHAWN COATES, MAURICE COLEMAN, KENNARD COMBS, RICHARD FLOOD, LARRY ...
Connecticut Prisoner Wins Motion for Sanctions over Destruction of Evidence; Case Settles for $40,000 by Derek Gilna Connecticut state prisoner Tye Thomas won an important pretrial motion that found employees of the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC) were “grossly negligent” in failing to preserve key video surveillance footage of assaults ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
California State Prisoner’s Habeas Case Gets to Supreme Court but Falls Short by Derek Gilna Antonio Hinojosa, serving a 16-year sentence in California’s prison system, was deemed a “validated” gang member by prison officials, effectively stripping him of future good-time credits and extending the length of his sentence. He filed ...
Publication • May 26, 2016
Serious Incident Review - ICC Gang Fight, ID DOC, 2012 IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION Serious Incident Review (SIR) Report ,:.:). Date: 05/21/12 Type of Incident: Facility/District: -=...:IC:.;:C:.....-._ _ Incident Location: -=--.F-....:.1_ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ On 05/05/12, at 1154, the Idaho Correctional Center had an incident in ...
Article • May 12, 2016
Spokane County Facing Overcrowding Crisis in Crumbling Jail by Christopher Zoukis Spokane County (WA) is facing an overcrowding crisis at its 28-year-old jail, which is in desperate need of renovation as it processes nearly double the annual bookings it was designed to handle. While Spokane County's overcrowding problem is hardly ...
Brief • March 14, 2016
Filed under: Prison Gangs
Young v. The People ex rel. Russo, CA, Petition for Certiorari, Oakland Gang Injunction, 2011 No. 11IN THE Supreme Court of the United States YANCIE YOUNG, et al., Petitioners, v. THE PEOPLE ex rel. JOHN A. RUSSO, as City Attorney, etc., Respondent. ON PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO ...
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