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Brief • May 19, 2017
Abascal v. Fleckenstein, NY, Settlement, Meal Deprivation, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK _______________________________________________ ISIDRO ABASCAL, Plaintiff, -against STIPULATION OF SETTLEMENT AND DISCONTINUANCE PURSUANT TO RULE 41(A) DENNIS FLECKENSTEIN and CHESTER KOSMOWSKI, Civil Action No. 06-cv-0349 Defendants. _______________________________________________ WHEREAS, the parties hereto have agreed to settle ...
Doe v. Dart, IL, 5th Amended Complaint, Cook County Sexual Assault, 2016 Case: 1:14-cv-08296 Document #: 149 Filed: 11/15/16 Page 1 of 34 PageID #:1666 Case: 1:14-cv-08296 Document#: 137-1 Filed: 07/29/16 Page 2 of 34 PagelD #:1491 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS, EASTERN DIVISION JANE ...
Article • May 8, 2017
Solitary Confinement Is Used to Break People -- I Know Because I Endured It by Monica Cosby by Monica Cosby, Truthout Solitary confinement. Administrative segregation. Administrative detention. Restrictive housing. Temporary confinement. Protective custody. Appropriate placement. There are many names for solitary confinement. In the Illinois prisons where I was incarcerated, it ...
Dismissal of Federal Prisoner’s Lawsuit over Improper Solitary Confinement Affirmed by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has dealt a blow to the constitutional rights of imprisoned writers. On December 11, 2012, after serving a lengthy sentence for arson-related crimes in connection with ...
Denial of Summary Judgment Upheld in Prisoner’s Retaliation, Excessive Force Suit by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On July 29, 2015, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a federal district court’s denial of summary judgment to two U.S. Marshals who allegedly arranged to have a prisoner beaten at an ...
Brief • May 4, 2017
Filed under: Whistleblowing
Adams v. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Dept, CA, Amended Complaint, Sheriff Whistleblower, 2016 Case 2:15-cv-04501-JFW-JPR Document 43 Filed 01/19/16 Page 1 of 12 Page ID #:401 THE LAW OFFICES OF GREGORY W. SMITH Gregory W. Smith, State Bar No. 134385 2 Diana Wang Wells, State Bar No. 284215 9100 Wilshire ...
Joyce v. County of Lackawanna, PA, Amended Complaint, Retaliation for Overtime Disabilities, 2016 Case 3:16-cv-00279-RDM Document 17 Filed 05/26/16 Page 1 of 50 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 16-cv-002 79-UN 4 ALLEN P. JOYCE, ANTHONY P. MARIANO, WILLIAM FERRARIO, JEREMY ...
Article • April 26, 2017
BOP Settles Prisoner Retaliation Claim for $7,350 by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled a claim of retaliation brought by prisoner Kevin L. Shehee for $7,350.00 in December 2000. Shehee was serving a 262-month sentence at Federal Correctional Institution Manchester, Kentucky when he filed his 42 ...
Wrongfully Terminated BOP Employee Entitled to Attorney Fees and Damages by David Patrick McDonald was a Cook Supervisor at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, New York when he discovered that a supervisor was sexually harassing a female employee. He reported this to two supervisors and began suffering workplace retaliation ...
Brief • April 12, 2017
Malik v. Ayers, NY, Complaint, Assault by Guard, 2009 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ----------------------------X SULTAN MALIK, Plaintiff, COMPLAINT -againstCRAIG L. SKELLY, RANDY BANKS, SHAWN D. PIERSON, TIMOTHY J. HABLE, JOEL R. AYERS, SEAN F. DAVIS and DAVID NAPOLI, JURY TRIAL DEMANDED Defendants. ----------- ----------------- X ...
Brief • April 12, 2017
Malik v. Ayers, NY, Jury Verdict, Assault by Guard, 2017 Case 6:09-cv-06283-FPG-JWF Document 93 Filed 04/10/17 Page 1 of 2 SULTAN MALIK, Plaintiff, vs. Case# 09-CV-6283-FPG JOEL AYERS, TIMOTHY HABLE, and SEAN DAVIS, Defendants. 1. Do you find, by a preponderance of the evidence, that Defendant Joel Ayers and/or Defendant ...
Publication • April 10, 2017
Office of the Washington State Auditor - Whistleblower Investigation Report, 2017 Whistleblower Investigation Report Department of Corrections Published March 13, 2017 Report No. 1018764 Office of the Washington State Auditor Pat McCarthy March 13, 2017 Jody Becker-Green, Acting Secretary Department of Corrections Report on Whistleblower Investigation Attached is the official ...
Article • April 5, 2017
Filed under: Whistleblowing
Federal Office of Special Counsel Aids BOP Whistleblower by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Bureau of Prison culture of retaliation against whistleblowers appears to be alive and well, at least in the instance of Linda Thomas, a BOP employee who was punished for revealing the unearned compensation of a ...
PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou by John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant. He left the CIA in March 2004, later serving as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior intelligence advisor ...
Article • April 1, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright This month’s cover story, an interview with former CIA officer John Kiriakou, is part of our ongoing series of interviews with interesting people who have experience with the U.S. criminal justice system. The interview with John is around 8,000 words. A ...
Prison Legal News Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou - Full Interview by   Note: This is the full PLN interview with John Kiriakou; a shorter version was published as our April 2017 cover story, here. John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
Braham v. Lantz, CT, Settlement Agreement, inmate fired from job in retaliation for filing grievances, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF CONNECTICUT MICHAEL BRAHAM, Plaintiff, : CIVIL ACTION NO. VS. : 3:08CVI564(DEW) THERESA LANTZ, ET AL. Defendants. RELEASE OF LIABILITY AS TO DEFENDANTS KNOW ALL BY THESE PRESENTS that ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Prisoners Say They Paid a Bloody Price for a Guard’s Injury by Tom Robbins Prisoners describe a rampage by correctional officers in a New York prison. The prisoners were just starting their day on July 6, 2016 when dozens of corrections officers burst into their dormitory, shouting for everyone to ...
New York Prisoner’s $150,001 Judgment Reversed Due to Hearsay Evidence by In April 2016, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a $150,001 judgment awarded to a New York prisoner, holding the district court had erred in admitting a hearsay report as evidence. Isidro Abascal filed a civil rights action ...
Article • February 22, 2017
Filed under: Retaliation, Whistleblowing
BOP Pays 7,500 Settlement at Retaliation Claim by The federal Bureau of Prisons paid $7,500 and agreed to not report the suspension of a guard who alleged reprisal in a discrimination complaint. Lt. Norma Jean Vasquez alleged she was subject to retaliation for her previous participation in an “OIA investigation” ...
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