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Article • August 7, 2017
Wiccan Prisoner Settles with NV DOC Over Denial of Hardbound Religious Books by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Donald Towne, a Nevada state prisoner and practicing Wiccan, reached a settlement of unspecified remedies in July 2008 in his pro se lawsuit against the state’s Department of Corrections (NDOC). Towne alleged ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Proselytizing
Tennessee Sheriff Settles Lawsuit over Religious Proselytization by The Bradley County Sheriff's Office (BCSO) in Tennessee agreed to a settlement to resolve a lawsuit and end the use of its Facebook page to promote or further religious statements. In addition to the settlement terms that regulate Facebook postings, the Sheriff’s ...
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 ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Suit Over Denial of Ramadan Meals; $3,600 Settlement by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On January 4, 2016, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of a lawsuit brought by a Muslim prisoner who was denied several sack meals during Ramadan. Michael L. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Brief • June 1, 2017
Thompson v. Holm, WI, Settlement, Ramadan Fasting, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN MICHAEL L. THOMPSON, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 13..cv.. 00930-nj WILLIAM HOLM, MATTHEW LARSON, RANDALL LASHOCK, BRUCE BLEICH, and JOHN DOE, Defendants. RELEASE AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT Tins Release and Settlement Agreement ...
Brief • 2017
Powell v. City of Long Beach, CA, Settlement, Hijab, 2017 RELEASE AND SETTLEMENT OF CLAIM FOR THE SOLE CONSIDERATION OF EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS ($85,000.00), tous inhand paid by the CITY OF LONG BEACH, the receipt of which ishereby acknowledged, KIRSTY POWELL ("PLAINTIFF"), DOES HEREBY RELEASE, ACQUIT, AND FOREVER DISCHARGE ...
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 ...
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