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California Sheriff’s Largest Campaign Donors include Corizon and Aramark by Greg Dober by Greg Dober  In Alameda County, California, Corizon Correctional Healthcare is facing questions regarding campaign contributions to County Sheriff Greg Ahern.  While investigating two inmate deaths at Santa Rita jail, in Alameda County, television station, KTVU-2 uncovered public ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles, CA, Declaration of Plf's Counsel, Discriminatory Curfews, 2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Olu K. Orange, Esq. , SBN: 213653 ORANGE LAW OFFICES 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2900 Los Angeles, California 90010 Tel: (213) 736-9900 / Fax: (213) 417-8800 ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles, CA, Proposed Joint Stipulation, Discriminatory Curfews, 2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Olu K. Orange, Esq. , SBN: 213653 ORANGE LAW OFFICES 3435 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2900 Los Angeles, California 90010 Tel: (213) 736-9900 / Fax: (213) 417-8800 Email: ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles, CA, Notice of Mot to Compel Responses, Discriminatory Curfews, 2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Olu K. Orange, Esq. , SBN: 213653 ORANGE LAW OFFICES 3435 Wilshire Blvd., ...
Brief • April 25, 2017
Rodriguez v. City of Los Angeles, CA, Order re Notice of Mot Compel, Discriminatory Curfews, 2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 CHRISTIAN RODRIGUEZ, ALBERTO CAZAREZ, individually ...
Armstrong v. Schwarzenegger, CA, Findings of Fact, Failure to Accommodate Inmates with Disabilities, 2010 Case4:94-cv-02307-CW Document1700 Filed02/03/10 Page1 of 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 8 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 9 United States District Court For the Northern District of ...
Article • April 13, 2017
California District Court Certifies Immigration Detainee Phone Access Class Action by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has certified for class action status a lawsuit by various immigration detainees against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs ...
National Jail Experts Decry Conditions at Monterey County, California Jail by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union has highlighted substandard conditions at the Monterey, California County Jail.  Plaintiffs’ attorneys Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP charged that jail officials have failed to ...
Article • April 11, 2017
Mentally Ill, Disabled CDCR Prisoner Dies Following Use of Force Incident by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On September 7, 2013, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) prisoner Joseph Duran, 35, a mentally ill inmate who breathed through the use of a tube in his throat, died following a ...
Article • April 11, 2017
California Corrections Spending At an All Time High Despite Dramatic Decrease in Prison Population by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Compelled by court-ordered reductions in its prison population and voter initiatives reducing penalties for drug and property offenses, California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) incarcerates almost 30,000 fewer people ...
Publication • April 10, 2017
Filed under: Immigration
All-in-One Guide to Defeating ICE Hold Requests, 2012 THE ALL-IN-ONE GUIDE TO DEFEATING ICE HOLD REQUESTS ( a.k.a. Immigration Detainers ) Credits & Acknowledgements Author: Lena Graber, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild Editors: Ann Benson, Washington Defenders Association, Angela Junck, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Paromita Shah, National ...
Publication • April 10, 2017
Filed under: Notice of Rules
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BOP Potentially Liable for Valley Fever Outbreak at Privately-run California Prison by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On May 20, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reinstated lawsuits filed by two federal prisoners who had sued the government and two prison contractors for failing to protect ...
California Pays for Transgender Prisoner’s Sex Reassignment Surgery by Joe Watson by Joe Watson The rights of transgender prisoners are in the throes of a major transition. In August 2015, California&rsquo;s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) made the unprecedented decision to pay for sex reassignment surgery (SRS) for Shiloh ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Innocence Project Blasts Lack of Consequences from Prosecutorial Misconduct by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Innocence Project has published a report that examines the lack of consequences for prosecutors who engage in misconduct resulting in the conviction and imprisonment of innocent defendants. The non-profit organization examined court records in ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Filed under: PLN Litigation, Censorship
$155,000 Settlement in Lawsuit Over California Jail’s Censorship of PLN by Matthew Clarke by Matthew Clarke On July 5, 2016, a California federal district court signed off on a consent judgment in a suit filed against Tulare County, California over censorship of Prison Legal News at the county&rsquo;s jail. To ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
California Prisoners Provide Cheap Labor to Fight Dangerous Wildfires by Joe Watson by Joe Watson As a five-year drought has turned California into a tinderbox, wildfires are being fought with the help of a decades-old program that supplies cheap prison labor. Proponents of statewide prison firefighting crews &ndash; including many ...
Article • March 31, 2017
Prison Reform, Proposition 47 and the California Shell Game by Nancy Heitzeg and Kay Whitlock by Nancy A. Heitzeg and Kay Whitlock,&nbsp;Truthout In the deep fog of the yard at Central California Facility for Women (CCFW), the bright shiny headlines declaring California Proposition 47 (which reclassifies certain property and drug ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Filed under: Sanctions
Rodriguez v. County of LA, CA, Order re Pltff Mot, Monetary Sanctions, 2012 Case 2:10-cv-06342-CBM-AJW Document 155 Filed 06/07/12 Page 1 of 2 Page ID #:1876 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA WESTERN DIVISION CIVIL MINUTES--GENERAL Case Nos. CV 10-6342 CBM (AJWx) Date: June 7, 2012 Title: HERIBERTO ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Multi-ethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network v. City of Los Angeles, CA, Guzman Class Rep Declaration, McArthur Park Excessive Force, 2007 1 2 DECLARATION OF NOEL GUZMAN RE: CLASS REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES 3 I, Noel Guzman, declare: 4 1. 5 following facts. 6 2. I am over the age of eighteen. I ...
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