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Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On March 31, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted final approval to a historic settlement between the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and New York State that will ...
Langford v. Bullock, MT, Fifth Amended Complaint, ADA Compliance, 1993 t Langford v. Racicot PC-MT-001-001 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "lark J. Lopez idward I. Koren National Prison Project the American Civil Liberties Jnion Foundation L875 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009 Telephone: 202/234-4830 Edmund F. Sheehy, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
PLN Files Censorship Suit against Jail in Tulare County, California by PLN Files Censorship Suit against Jail in Tulare County, California On October 29, 2015, Prison Legal News filed a federal lawsuit alleging unconstitutional censorship of publications sent to prisoners at the Bob Wiley Detention Facility in Tulare County, California. ...
Supermax Censorship Claimed by Prison Legal News by Alan Prendergast Supermax Censorship Claimed by Prison Legal News by Alan Prendergast The U.S. Penitentiary Administrative Maximum outside Florence, Colorado, better known as ADX, has a deserved reputation as the highest-security supermax prison on the planet. It houses some of the most ...
Article • November 15, 2013 • from PLN November, 2013
PLN Files Censorship Suit Against Nevada DOC by On June 27, 2013, Prison Legal News filed suit in U.S. District Court against Nevada Department of Corrections (DOC) Director James G. Cox and other defendants, seeking to enjoin unconstitutional censorship by state prison officials. The lawsuit contends that the Nevada DOC ...
Article • November 15, 2013 • from PLN November, 2013
PLN Challenges Postcard-only Policy at Tennessee Jail by On October 10, 2013, Prison Legal News filed a federal lawsuit against Sullivan County, Tennessee, the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office and Sheriff J. Wayne Anderson, alleging that the county jail unconstitutionally censored books, magazines, letters and other correspondence sent to prisoners and ...
Prisoner Denied Pornography in a Wisconsin Prison by A Wisconsin appellate court held that a prisoner’s lawsuit against guards for denying him pornography was properly dismissed. The Court of Appeals, District IV, affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Green Bay Correctional Institution prisoner Charles Downing on January 3, ...
$75 Awarded for Magazine Denial; Access to Personal Law Books Denied by On January 3, 2001 a U.S. Magistrate judge upheld the denial of a prisoner's access to personal law books and awarded $75 for magazines denied by the unit. Louisiana State prisoner Leo J. Schwartz, III was segregated over ...
Article • February 15, 2011
Gang Validation - The New Inquisition by Steve Champion On July 23, 2010, my cell was searched and three boxes of my property (legal material, books, notes, and personal writings) were confiscated and turned over to Institutional Gang Investigations (I.G. I.) for possible gang validation. The reason for the action, ...
Fourth Circuit Affirms Ban on Publications in Jail by On May 7, 1993, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling upholding a ban on pre-trial detainees receiving publications of any sort. Stephen Hause, an on-again off-again prisoner at the Harry County Detention Center ...
North Dakota DOC's "No-Passing" and "Publisher Only" Rules Upheld by The Supreme Court of North Dakota has upheld the constitutionality of the "no-passing" and "publisher-only" rules of the North Dakota Department of Corrections (DOC). Reuben Larson, a North Dakota state prisoner, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari in ...
BOP Removes Religious Books; Capitulates After Public Outrage, Lawsuit by In June 2007, the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) began removing thousands of religious books from its prison chapels. The purge of religious literature, which occurred nationwide, was part of a long-delayed post-September 11 directive intended to prevent radical Islamic ...
Months of Cold-Wet Conditions States Inadequate Shelter Claim by The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a Michigan prisoner offered sufficient evidence to support his Eighth Amendment inadequate shelter claim. The Court's decision came in the appeal of William Spencer, who brought claims relating to his pre-trial detention ...
National Conference for Prison Book Projects Held in Urbana-Champaign by Brian Dolinar On November 3, 2007, a conference in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois brought together 88 participants from 29 different prison book projects across the country. A similar event of this kind has not taken place since a 2002 conference in Philadelphia. ...
Rikers Island Diapered Mentally Ill in Segregation by Prison officials in New York City have been charged in a lawsuit filed upon behalf of four mentally ill prisoners with depriving those prisoners of their basic human rights and placing them in diapers while in isolated segregation. The prisoners, who were ...
More Settlements and Verdicts in New Hampshire False Disciplinary Charge Case by A federal jury in New Hampshire has awarded a total of $150,000 to two former prisoners in the continuing saga of false disciplinary charges by a guard at the Hillsborough County Jail. These cases stem from the actions ...
Alabama Segregation Mail Ban, Conditions, Unconstitutional by The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held that conditions of segregation and prohibitions of mail receipt by segregation prisoners at the Holman Unit of the Alabama State Penitentiary were unconstitutional. This appeal was consolidated to include several actions filed by prisoners alleging unconstitutional ...
Challenge to Prison Library Purge Properly Exhausted by Plaintiff challenged prison censorship on the ground that similar books to those he was denied were in the prison library; so they purged the prison library of 21% of its contents, e.g., Sophie's Choice, Myra Breckinridge, and "a number of works by ...
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