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Third Circuit Finds that Prisoners’ Verbal Grievances are Constitutionally Protected by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Third Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner’s verbal grievance made to prison staff was protected speech under the First Amendment, and gave rise to a civil action when the prisoner ...
Seventh Circuit Reinstates Illinois Prisoner’s Religious Rights Suit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 17, 2016, the Seventh Circuit granted the appeal of an Illinois state prisoner who had sued for violations of his religious rights. The appellate court held that a previous claim he had filed in ...
Harris v. Adams County Sheriff's Department, CO, Settlement, Quran and Halal Meals, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE ("Agreement") is made by and between, Marquise D. Harris ("Plaintiff')~nd Adams County Board of County Commissioners, its current and former officers, agents, servants and employees, the ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
DC Circuit Court Reverses Dismissal of Suit Challenging CMU Placement by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned portions of a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by three federal prisoners – Yassin Aref, Kifah Jayyousi and Daniel McGowan – who sought damages ...
Harris v. Adams County Sheriff's Department, CO, Complaint, Quran and Halal Meals, 2016 Case 1:16-cv-00574-REB-MEH Document 1 Filed 03/09/16 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 22 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. \ b ·- c, \t - bO ~ -q- ':\ (fo ...
Human Rights Clinic - Designed to Break You, UT School of Law, 2017 Designed to Break You HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS ON TEXAS’ DEATH ROW APRIL 2017 A R E P O RT F R O M T H E H U M A N R I G H T S ...
Are French Prisons Radicalizing Muslim Prisoners? by Joe Watson The demographics inside French prisons have become a hot-button issue in the aftermath of eleven terrorist attacks that have occurred in France since January 2015. At least six individuals involved in those attacks are believed to have been inducted into radical ...
BOP Pays $30,000 to Settle Prison Counselor's Religious Discrimination Claim by Lonnie Burton On March 18, 2002, a settlement agreement was finalized resolving a complaint brought by a federal prison counselor who alleged she was targeted for discrimination because of her religious beliefs. PLR is now reporting on this case ...
BOP Settles Religious and Gender Discrimination Claim for $1,000 by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) claim of religious and gender discrimination for $1,000.00 in March 2003. The complaint, brought by senior prison guard Wallace L. Austin, alleged discrimination by the staff at ...
Brief • September 1, 2016
Gartrell v. FBOP, PA, Order denying of Def MTD, RFRA Bivens Action Muslim prayer times and locations, 2011 Case 1:10-cv-02160-WWC Document 39 Filed 10/12/11 Page 1 of 5 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA ISADORE GARTRELL, Plaintiff v. FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS, et al., ...
9-11 Detainees' Illegal Detention Claims Dismissed, Prisoner Abuse Claims Remain by Matthew Clarke In a 99-page, unpublished opinion dated June 14, 2006, New York federal district judge John Gleeson dismissed the illegal detention claims by eight ex-prisoners arrested in a post-9-11 sweep of illegal immigrants. He refused to dismiss their ...
Article • August 12, 2016
BOP Settles Religious Discrimination EEOC Complaint for $20,000 by David Gordon Murphy was a guard at the FDC in Seatac, Washington, when he was terminated on April 16, 1998. With the assistance of Seattle attorney William Knowles, he filed an EEOC complaint alleging a supervisor had made rude comments about ...
Article • August 9, 2016
Department of Justice Gives Formal Approval on Bureau of Prisons' Communications Management Units by Christopher Zoukis Nearly a decade after the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) began operating its notorious "Communications Management Units" (or CMU's), the Department of Justice (DOJ) has formally issued a final rule approving the BOP's restrictive ...
Shaheed v. USA, IL, Amended Complaint, Muslim Mistreatment, 2008 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Hakeem Shaheed, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) United States of America, Michael K. Nalley, ) Regional Director of the North Central Region of the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, ...
Davis et al v. Abercrombie et al, HI, Order denying Def Mot to Transfer Venue, CCA religious discrimination denial retaliation, 2011 Case 1:11-cv-00144-LEK -BMK Document 28 Filed 05/27/11 Page 1 of 27 657 PageID #: IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII RICHARD KAPELA DAVIS; et ...
Davis et al v. Abercrombie et al, HI, Proposed Amicus Brief - ACLU, CCA religious discrimination denial retaliation, 2012 Case 1:11-cv-00144-LEK-BMK Document 191-2 Filed 10/16/12 Page 1 of 16 #: 3766 DANIEL M. GLUCK #7959 LOIS K. PERRIN #8065 LAURIE A. TEMPLE #8716 ACLU OF HAWAII FOUNDATION P.O. Box 3410 ...
Davis et al v. Abercrombie et al, HI, Declaration - Hughes, CCA religious discrimination denial retaliation, 2013 Case 1:11-cv-00144-LEK-BMK Document 247-17 Filed 03/11/13 Page 1 of 4 4896 PageID #: IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HA WAIl RICHARD KAPELA DAVIS, CIVIL NO. 11-00144 LEKlBMK MICHAEL ...
Davis et al v. Abercrombie et al, HI, Declaration - Gluck, CCA religious discrimination denial retaliation, 2013 Case Document198-1 247-9 Filed Filed 10/22/12 03/11/13 Page Page11ofof35 PagelD PageID#:#: Case 1:11-cv-00144-LEK-BMK 1:11-cv-00144-LEK-BMK Document 4133 4871 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT OF THE STATE OF HAWAII RICHARD KAPELA DAVIS, MICHAEL CIV. ...
Davis et al v. Abercrombie et al, HI, Plf Mot for PO, CCA religious discrimination denial retaliation, 2013 Case 1:11-cv-00144-LEK-BMK Document 247 Filed 03/11/13 Page 1 of 4 4814 PageID #: NATIVE HAWAIIAN LEGAL CORPORATION 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1205 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Telephone: (808) 521-2302 Fax: (808) 537-4268 SHARLA ...
Davis et al v. Abercrombie et al, HI, Order Granting SJ Motion, CCA religious discrimination denial retaliation, 2013 Case 1:11-cv-00144-LEK-BMK Document 390 Filed 09/13/13 Page 1 of 51 8668 PageID #: IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF HAWAII RICHARD KAPELA DAVIS, MICHAEL HUGHES, DAMIEN KAAHU, ROBERT ...
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