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Brief • May 19, 2017
Filed under: Food, Religious Diet
Woodring v. Commissioner, IN, Settlement, Kosher Diet, 2016 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION BRIAN WOODRING, Plaintiff, V. No. 1:16-ov-62855-RLY-MPB COMMISSIONER, INDIANA OF CORRECTION, Defendant. Private Settlement Agreement "Hie parties enter into this Private Settlement Agreement pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §3626(c) and say that: 1. The ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Filed under: Food, Religious Diet
Woodring v. Commissioner, IN, Settlement Authorization, Kosher Diet, 2016 Release and Authorization Brian Woodring says that: 1. I am the plaintiff in the case entitled Woodring v. Commissioner, Indiana Department of Correction, No. 1:16-cv-2855-RLY-MPB. 2. I am aware that this case challenges the fact that I have not been allowed ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Filed under: Food, Religious Diet
Woodring v. Commissioner, IN, Dismissal Notice, Kosher Diet, 2016 Case l:16-cv-02855-RLY-MPB Document 13 Filed 11/22/16 Page 1 of 2 PagelD #: 32 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION BRIAN WOODRING, Plaintiff, No. l:16-cv-02855-RLY-MPB COMMISSIONER, INDIANA OF CORRECTION, Defendant. Notice of Voluntary Dismissal Plaintiff, by counsel, files ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Filed under: Food, Religious Diet
Woodring v. Commissioner, IN, Complaint, Kosher Diet, 2016 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION BRIAN WOODRING, Plaintiff, No. V. COMMISIONER, INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, Defendant. Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief Introduction 1. Brian Woodring is a Jewish prisoner who has been committed to the custody ...
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 ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Connecticut DOC Settles Five Percenters Religious Rights Suit by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Connecticut Department of Corrections (DOC) has settled a federal lawsuit filed by a state prisoner and entered into a consent decree recognizing his religion. The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. § ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Oregon: Muslim Prison Visitor Receives $40,000 for Discrimination, Retaliation by The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) agreed to pay a female Muslim visitor $40,000 for religious discrimination and retaliation by state prison guards. Myell Thompson, who converted to the Islamic faith, wears a traditional head covering known as a hijab. ...
Exposing the Audacious Project to Make Christian Converts in America's Prisons by Tanya Erzen With a higher incarceration rate than anywhere in the world, the United States prison system has placed its faith in Christian prisoners. by Tanya Erzen, Beacon Press It’s hard to focus on anything, much less the Book ...
Gartrell v. FBOP, PA, Gartrell Expert Policy Proposal, RFRA Bivens Action Muslim prayer times and locations, 2012 CONFIDENTIAL SUBJECT TO FRE 408 FOR SETTLEMENT PURPOSES ONLY Isadore Gartrell v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, et al. FCI Schuylkill Muslim Prayer Policy Proposal This Muslim Prayer Policy Proposal sets forth alternatives to ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
Gartrell v. FBOP, PA, Settlement Agreement, RFRA Bivens Action Muslim prayer times and locations, 2012 555 Eleventh Street, NW., Suite 1000 Washington, D.C. 20004-1304 Tel +1.202.637.2200 Fax +1.202.637.2201 www.lw.com LATH AM&WAT KIN SLLP April 16, 2012 Ronald Reagan Federal Building Suite 220 228 Walnut Street P.O. Box 11754 Harrisburg, PA ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Michigan Prison Officials Held in Contempt for Violating Ramadan Order by David Reutter A Michigan federal district court twice found state prison officials in contempt for failing to comply with its orders regarding the provision of “adequate nutrition during the Islamic Month of Ramadan.” As a result, they were ordered ...
Brazilian Prisoners Receive Mind-altering Drugs to Modify their Behavior by Derek Gilna In a controversial move, Brazilian prisoners convicted of murder and rape have been allowed to take a drug called dimethyltryptamine (DMT), in a drink known as Ayahuasca, as part of a spiritual rehabilitation program. Generally ingested in a ...
"Work Therapy"—How the Salvation Army's Chain of Rehabs Exploits Unpaid Labor by By Kenneth Anderson, The Influence Normally when we hear about people who use drugs being sent to forced labor camps as so-called “addiction treatment,” we think of places like Vietnam, China or the former Soviet Union. Surely nothing ...
A Primer on Prisoners’ Constitutional Rights by Alex Friedmann Prison Legal News (PLN) regularly reports on prison and jail-related court decisions involving violations of prisoners’ constitutional rights. Those who are new to the arena of civil rights litigation and unfamiliar with prisoners’ few remaining rights may need a basic introduction ...
NY: Prisoner's Abuse Claim Survives Motion to Dismiss by Lonnie Burton On December 2, 2014, a federal judge denied New York City's attempt to dismiss a suit filed by a Riker's Island prisoner who claimed he was attacked and beaten by a jail guard without provocation or justification. The excessive ...
Nevada Prisoner Receives $500, Other Considerations, in Settlement of Complaint Asserting Numerous Civil Rights Violations by Lonnie Burton On April 18, 2016, the Nevada Department of' Corrections (NDOC) agreed to pay a state prisoner $500 and make other policy changes' as part of a settlement agreement resolving the federal civil ...
Article • October 3, 2016 • from PLN October, 2016
Eleventh Circuit Upholds Alabama DOC Short Hair Policy Following Remand from Supreme Court by The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) does not overcome the Alabama Department of Corrections’ (ADOC) “short hair policy” for prisoners, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held. The ruling was issued on remand ...
Oregon Habeas Cognizable to Challenge Confinement in Florida and Colorado under Interstate Compact by In a pair of rulings, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that prisoners incarcerated in other states under the Interstate Corrections Compact (ICC) may challenge the conditions of their confinement in habeas corpus actions against Oregon ...
Article • September 9, 2016
Prison Seminary Program Expands with $2M Donation by For those who believe religion can lower recidivism, a college-level seminary curriculum launched in California's prisons is a godsend. The Urban Ministry Institute (UMI) began as an experiment at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, about an hour southeast of Los Angeles, ...
Article • September 9, 2016
First Circuit Holds RLUIPA Does Not Provide Relief from Transfer to Remote Prison Where Opportunities for Religious Exercise Are Limited by The First Circuit has held that the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act ("RLUIPA"), 42 U.S.C. §§ 2000cc et seg., does not provide a basis for relief where ...
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