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Kissinger v. LeBlanc, LA, Amended Complaint, Retaliation for Media Contact, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00011-JWD-EWD Document 9 01/25/17 Page 1 of 20 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA WILLIAM KISSINGER, ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) JAMES LEBLANC, BURL CAIN, ) DARRYL VANNOY, SETH SMITH, ) ROBERT TANNER, ...
Kissinger v. LeBlanc, LA, Settlement, Retaliation for Media Contact, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00011-JWD-EWD Document 59-2 09/05/17 Page 1 of 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA * CIVIL ACTION * * N0.17-0011-JWD-EWD * VERSUS * JUDGE JOHN W. deGRAVELLES * * JAMES M. LEBLANC, ET AL MAGISTRATE JUDGE * ...
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 ...
CCA Mother Jones Shane Bauer Corrections Request, CCA, June 28, 2016 All of this combined with many other issues that we have raised in our interactions with Mother Jones to date demonstrate that the magazine’s reporting is defined by factual recklessness, the deliberate concealment of truth and a disgraceful lack ...
Photo of Prisoner Beaten by Georgia Gang Members Posted Online by Prisons are designed to be closed institutions, cut off from the rest of the world. Contraband cell phones, however, are opening them up and exposing the reality of what happens behind the walls. When Demetria Harris saw a photo ...
Maryland DOC Suspends Volunteer, Drops Literature Program by Mikita Brottman led a reading and discussion group for nine Maryland prisoners serving life sentences at the Jessup Correctional Institution. A professor of literature at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a psychoanalyst, Brottman volunteered her time for two hours a ...
Retaliation against Washington Whistleblowers for Reporting Faked Prison Statistics by Matthew Clarke It seemed like a great idea. The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) would try a pilot program in a couple of 130-bed pods at Airway Heights Corrections Center with the aim of improving prisoner behavior using positive ...
Petitions of Salih et al, MD, Pet Joint Reply to Memo, DOC ban on media interviews with prisoners, 2013.pdf PETITION OF * ROBERT MORGAN,# 273-810 * CIRCUIT COURT FOR FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW OF THE DECISION OF THE SECRETARY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES * ANNE ARUNDEL ...
Buford v. IN DOC, IN, Complaint, family member banned from J-Pay video social media, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-00157-SEB-TAB Document 1 Filed 02/05/15 Page 1 of 7 PageID #: 1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION VALERIE BUFORD, Plaintiff, v. COMMISSIONER, INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION, in his official ...
Article • September 15, 2012 • from PLN September, 2012
Attorney Who Brought Reporter into Prison Cleared of Ethical Violations by A Kansas lawyer who took an investigative reporter into the Topeka Correctional Facility (TCF), a women’s prison, has had the cloud of a pending ethics complaint lifted after two years. The complaint was filed with the Kansas Board for ...
Former Pennsylvania Guards Settle Retaliation Suits for $675,000 by Two former Pennsylvania jail guards settled their retaliation claims for $675,000. Lieutenants John Barry and Genevieve Butczynski were employed by Pennsylvania's Luzerne County Prison. In October 2003 both guards made critical comments in a news story which detailed problems at the ...
Article • November 15, 2011
Second Circuit Denies Connecticut Student's §1983 Claim against School Officials by Derek Gilna Second Circuit Denies Connecticut Student's §1983 Claim against School Officials by Derek Gilna The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has upheld a district court order granting summary judgment to public school officials in ...
Texas Chaplain Who Complained of Jail Conditions Reinstated, Suit Settled by In January 2011, Gail Hanson was reinstated as a volunteer chaplain at the Cameron County Jail in Brownsville, Texas. She had been banned from the facility after she publicly criticized conditions at the jail, and her reinstatement was part ...
The History of Prison Legal News by Paul Wright In May 1990, the first issue of Prisoners’ Legal News (PLN) was published. It was hand-typed, photocopied and ten pages long. The first issue was mailed to 75 potential subscribers. Its budget was $50. The first 3 issues were banned in ...
Missoula County Jail Agrees to Settle Excessive Force Suit for $490,000 by Missoula County, Montana has agreed to pay $490,000 to a mentally ill woman who was shot six times by guards with a pepperball gun. Sunny Bartell was arrested on July 1, 2006 for disorderly conduct after police were ...
Another Murder by Florida Guards, Another Acquittal by David Reutter By David M. Reutter A state jury has acquitted three Florida prison guards in the murder of death row inmate Frank Valdes. The guards, Captain Timothy Thornton, Sgt. Jason P. Griffis, and Sgt. Charles A. Brown, were exonerated of second-degree ...
Deconstructing Gus: A Former CCA Prisoner Takes On, and Takes Down, CCA’s Top Lawyer by Paul Wright by Paul Wright, et al. On June 13, 2007, former President Bush nominated Gustavus A. Puryear IV, 40, for a lifetime appointment to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. ...
Phoenix New Times Executives Arrested for Reporting About Sheriff Joe Arpaio by Matthew T. Clarke by Matt Clarke On the night of October 18, 2007, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, founders and owners of the Phoenix New Times, an independent weekly publication in Phoenix, Arizona, were arrested and charged with ...
Fifth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Mississippi Retaliation For Letters to a Newspaper Claim by In an unpublished opinion the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court?s dismissal, for failure to state a claim, of a prisoner?s retaliation suit against one prison official, but upheld the dismissal of claims ...
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