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Article • December 11, 2017
$5,000 to Transgender Prisoner in Maryland Sexual Harassment Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton By Lonnie Burton On August 17, 2015, an administrative law judge in Maryland ruled that state prison officials were guilty of sexually harassing and mistreating a transgender prisoner and awarded her $5,000 in damages. The ruling was the ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Montana County Settles Suit over Prisoner’s Rape for $125,000 by In November 2016, Jefferson County, Montana agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by a prisoner who was allegedly raped in the county jail. Audemio Orozco-Ramirez was being held on immigration charges when he claimed he ...
Publication • November 17, 2017
Progress Report DOJ Prison Rape Elimination Act Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Progress Report on the Department of Justice’s Implementation of the Prison Rape Elimination Act WORKING DRAFT Evaluation and Inspections Division 15-1 October 2014 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA) required ...
Five Years after Implementation, PREA Standards Remain Inadequate by Derek Gilna “We should not be tolerating rape in prison.” – President Barack Obama, July 2015 by Derek Gilna The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), passed unanimously by Congress in 2003, was a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, and its passage signaled ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright By now all PLN subscribers should have received our fundraiser mailing which includes our 2016 annual report and details our many activities, ranging from publishing and litigation to advocacy and media outreach. This provides a great overview of the depth and ...
Publication • September 11, 2017
Prisoners' Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society - Letter to BOC Seeking Variance From Standards to Eliminate Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Correctional Facilities, 2017 1• ~• THE Prisoners' Rights Project 199 Water Street New York, NY 10038 T (2 12) 577-3530 F (2 12) 509-8433 www.legal-aid.org ·= ...
Illinois Pays $450,000 to Prisoner Who was Raped, Punished for Reporting It by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton An Illinois State prisoner who was raped agreed to settle his lawsuit against Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) officials who punished him for reporting the sexual assault. The $450,000 payout was one ...
CIVIC - Sexual Assault Complaint, 2017 Thomas D. Homan, Director Claire Trickler-McNulty, Assistant Director, Office of Detention Policy and Planning U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement 500 12th Street, SW Washington, D.C. 20536 John F. Kelly, Secretary John Roth, Inspector General Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Lane SW Washington, D.C. ...
Bureau of Justice Statistics - PREA Data Collection Activities, 2017 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics DATA COLLECTION PROFILE June 2017, NCJ 250752 Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 PREA Data Collection Activities, 2017 The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 (PREA; P.L. 108-79) ...
Doe v. Dart, IL, 5th Amended Complaint, Cook County Sexual Assault, 2016 Case: 1:14-cv-08296 Document #: 149 Filed: 11/15/16 Page 1 of 34 PageID #:1666 Case: 1:14-cv-08296 Document#: 137-1 Filed: 07/29/16 Page 2 of 34 PagelD #:1491 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, EASTERN DIVISION JANE ...
Article • April 13, 2017
Prison Rape Elimination Act Finally Extended to ICE Detention Facilities, But Not to Private or County Jails by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Ten years after the federal government passed the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), which applied to Bureau of Prison (BOP) facilities, the Justice Department by rule has ...
Female Inmates and Sexual Assault by Christina Piecora by Christina Piecora, Jurist edited by Josh Guckert JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Piecora, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the first article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic ...
A Boy Among Men by Maurice Chammah What happens when you throw a teenager into an adult prison? Guess. by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. ...
PLN Exclusive! Wisconsin DOC Audit Reveals Contract Violations by Community Corrections Provider by Derek Gilna Genesis Behavioral Services, a private company, contracts with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) to provide community corrections services to male offenders at a facility in Kenosha – including certified substance abuse, mental health, domestic ...
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 ...
Tenth Circuit Rules on $3.38 Million Verdict in CCA Prison Sexual Abuse Case by Derek Gilna In February 2012, a federal jury in New Mexico awarded $3.38 million to three female prisoners who were raped by Anthony Townes, a guard at the Camino Nuevo Women’s Correctional Facility, which was operated ...
The Rape Victims Silenced by Their Prison Cells by A prison chaplain who admitted to sexually assaulting three prisoners may spend less than a year behind bars. Why don’t we seem to care? by Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post When Leticia Villarreal, 42, began her prison sentence at McPherson Unit, a ...
Florida Jail Policy Changes, but Housing Naked Suicidal Detainees Together Continues by The rape of a pretrial detainee and a subsequent lawsuit forced Florida’s Duval County Jail (DCJ) to change its policies in housing. Advocates, however, argue the new policy is still “incredibly ill-advised.” Mark Baker, 35, was arrested for ...
Ninth Circuit: Congress Can Criminalize Federal Sex Crimes Committed in State Facilities by Mark Wilson The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held in August 2015 that Congress is authorized to criminalize sexual assaults in facilities where federal prisoners are held by agreement with state and local governments. On March 5, ...
UN Committee Against Torture Issues Report on United States by Matthew Clarke The United Nations Committee Against Torture issued a combined report encompassing its third to fifth periodic reports on the United States at its 1276th and 1277th meetings held on November 20, 2014. The report lauded some improvements under ...
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