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ICE Detainee Sent to Solitary Confinement for Encouraging Protest of “Voluntary” Low-Wage Labor by Spencer Woodman by Spencer Woodman, reprinted with permission from The Intercept In June, officials at a privately run Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in rural Georgia sentenced an immigrant detainee to a month in solitary ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
IRS Audit Prompts New Mexico County to Convert Bonds Used for ICE Facility by Joe Watson by Joe Watson An Internal Revenue Service audit of tax-free bonds used to develop an immigrant detention facility in New Mexico was closed once the bonds were converted to taxable status. Otero County issued ...
Profiting Off Mass Incarceration: Detroit Pistons Owner Buys Private Prison Phone Company by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout The election of Donald Trump has already given an economic boost to those profiting from mass incarceration. The stock prices of the two biggest private prison builders – CoreCivic (formerly Corrections ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Private Probation Company Agrees to End Drug Testing Absent Court Order by David Reutter by David Reutter In a preliminary consent order, Sentinel Offender Services, a private probation company, agreed to stop its practice of drug testing probationers without court approval. The order was entered in a class-action case challenging ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Corizon Loses Indiana DOC Medical Contract Amid Lawsuits by David Reutter by David Reutter In 2005, at the urging of then-Governor Mitch Daniels, the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) awarded a contract to privatize medical care for prisoners. The winning bidder, Prison Health Services, merged in 2011 with Correctional Medical ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against County Jail in New York by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The family of deceased prisoner Jimmy Richardson filed a federal lawsuit against the Schenectady County Jail in New York in April 2017, alleging that the facility and its medical contractor, Correctional Medical Care, ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Louisiana Corrections Secretary: More Private Prisons Won’t Save Money by Privatizing more prisons will not save Louisiana money now or in the long run, according to the state’s Public Safety and Corrections Secretary, Jimmy LeBlanc. LeBlanc is opposed to House Concurrent Resolution 30, proposed by state Rep. Jack McFarland, which ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
$60,000 Settlement in GEO Group Employee’s Sexual Harassment Case by The GEO Group -- one of the nation's largest private prison firms, which is frequently the subject of scandal arising from repeated human rights violations at its for-profit facilities – has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against the company ...
DOJ Audit Rips Privately-operated Federal Facility; Trump Administration Presses Forward by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In December 2016, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), a watchdog agency within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), issued an audit of the federal Bureau of Prisons’ contract with private prisoner company ...
Florida Lawmaker Visits Prisons, Audits Private Prison Con-tracts by David Reutter by David Reutter In prison after prison across the state, over a period of two years, Florida state Representative David Richardson found that toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, pillows, sheets, shirts and soap were often withheld from prisoners, especially those in ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Misdemeanor Trespassing Arrest Leads to Permanent Impairment by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In March 2015, 53-year-old Ralph Karl Ingrim suffered a seizure at a Dollar General store in Amarillo, Texas. A store clerk was kind enough to call the police to have him removed. When they arrived, Ingrim allegedly ...
Article • September 13, 2017
Dismissal of Ill. Prisoner's Dental Care Lawsuit Affirmed By Seventh Circuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 15, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided that a lower court's dismissal of Illinois state prisoner's lawsuit against a private medical contractor and a prison dentist ...
Article • August 31, 2017
Illinois Court Allows Medical Indifference Case to Proceed to Trial, Denies Summary Judgment to Prison Officials for Prisoner's Tooth Pain by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In a Memorandum and Order dated November 7, 2016, U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen C. Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District ...
Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Indiana Prison Counselor's Retaliation, Sex and Age Discrimination Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On December 10, 2014, the United States Circuit Court for the Seventh Circuit upheld a district court order dismissing a lawsuit brought by a former Indiana prison substance abuse counselor ...
Mississippi Closes Troubled Former Youth Prison by Citing budgetary cuts, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) finally closed the troubled, privately-operated Walnut Grove Correctional Facility (WGCF) on September 15, 2016. As previously reported in PLN, Walnut Grove had been under a federal consent decree since 2012 over allegations of guards ...
Extensive Contraband Found During Shakedowns at Mississippi Prisons by A surprise predawn shakedown on March 3, 2017 yielded an “excessive amount of contraband” at one of Mississippi’s three privately-operated prisons, according to Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Interim Commissioner Pelicia Hall. The search at the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility was ...
HRDC/PLN Obtain Landmark Nationwide Censorship Settlement with Private Prison Company by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna On July 24, 2017, the Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), the parent organization and publisher of Prison Legal News, entered into a settlement with private prison firm Management and Training Corp. (MTC), which has ...
Numerous Lawsuits Filed Against Corizon Nationwide; Company Loses Contracts by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke Corizon Health is one of the nation's largest for-profit medical providers for prisons and jails. Recent lawsuits against the company, however, call into question the quality, and even the availability, of the healthcare services it ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Private Prisons, Advocacy
No Private Prisons in King County, Washington by On August 14, 2017, the King County Council in Washington State voted 8-1 to pass an ordinance prohibiting the county from contracting with private prison companies. The county does not currently use for-profit prisons and has contingency arrangements with other counties should ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Private Prison Companies’ Plan to License “Baby Jails” Fails in Texas Legislature by Bob Libal by Bob Libal Legislation developed by private prison corporation GEO Group that would have licensed immigrant family detention centers as “child care facilities” failed in the Texas legislature in May 2017 following widespread opposition by ...
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