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Shackled South African Prisoner Beaten by GEO Guards Wins Lawsuit by Derek Gilna In May 2016, private prison firm The GEO Group, which operates the maximum-security Louis Kutama Sinthumule Correctional Centre in Louis Trichard, South Africa, lost a lawsuit that alleged the company’s guards beat a prisoner while he was ...
Pennsylvania Arrest for Videotaping Cops Denied Qualified Immunity by Mark Wilson A Pennsylvania federal court held that police were not entitled to qualified immunity for "entering a family's home and arresting its owner for doing nothing more than attempting to videotape the officers' overreaction on her own property." Kia Gaymon, ...
Stutes v. Tipton et al, VT, Complaint, CCA restraint segregation, 2007 DocUrTIPOt...P° 1 „Filed QV. base 13.1 HICT or H0-7 FH r .r.1 DISTrI&F COURT 711 0 7MAR 30 U STA - FOR THE ".01S CT OF VERIviONT E No. ,.t i . - 6 Kirk STUTES, Plaintiff -uu 11 ...
Prisoners Protest Solitary Confinement at Illinois Facility by Joe Watson More than two dozen prisoners at the Menard Correctional Center in Illinois protested conditions in the prison’s high security unit (HSU) by staging a series of hunger strikes, most of them sustained for weeks. The protests at the Menard facility, ...
Washington Jail Prisoner Settles Retaliation Claim for $10,000 by Washington State’s Pierce County has agreed to pay $10,000 to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed a prisoner was subjected to retaliation in the form of solitary confinement for exercising his First Amendment right of access to the courts. Neil Grenning ...
D.C. Settles Unreasonable Strip Search, Sexual Battery Allegations for $15,750 by On May 11, 2006, the District of Columbia paid $15,750 to settle a lawsuit filed by two prisoners who claimed they were subjected to unreasonable strip searches and sexual battery by guards at the Central Facility in Lorton, Virginia. ...
Qualified Immunity for Sex Offender Cavity Searches by The plaintiff sex offenders alleged that they were harassed because of their status and were subject to retaliatory body cavity searches. Injunctive relief was not appropriate because there was no allegation that the misconduct was ongoing. Declaratory relief is inappropriate for the ...
Retaliation by NY Jail Guards Not Barred by PLRA by The plaintiff complained that the defendants retaliated against him for public criticism of police misconduct. He was arrested on seemingly trumped-up charges, transferred from Orange County to Rikers Island with false information that his claim to have been a police ...
Biased Hearing Officer Spoils Changes against Muslim Prisoner Who Circulates Petition by Biased Hearing Officer Spoils Changes against Muslim Prisoner Who Circulates Petition The plaintiff prepared a petition alleging abusive conduct by a correction officer. He was subsequently disciplined after searches of his cell and work area turned up articles ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Retaliatory Strip Searches State Claim by The court of appeals for the Fifth circuit affirmed dismissal of a Texas prisoner's challenge to an ad seg strip search policy. The court reversed the dismissal of the prisoner's claim that the strip search policy was applied in retaliation only against prisoners who ...
No Qualified Immunity for Guards Who Seized Prisoner's Legal Papers by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit reversed a district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of prison guards who had confiscated a prisoner's legal papers as an alleged act of retaliation for the prisoner's exercise ...
Perotti Needs Help by John Perotti John Perotti, Mansfield, OH On August 7, 1992, MANCI prisoncrats Bill Rachael (unit manager), Terry Knight (SHP Investigator), Mr. Fleming (SHP) and Capt. Jackson and Sgt. Harrell called a prisoner named Jerome Evans to their office and made a deal that if he set ...
Article • December 15, 1991 • from PLN December, 1991
Guards Liable for Harassing Searches of Cell by Guards Liable For Harassing Searches Of Cell Although searches of a prisoners' cell do not violate the fourth amendment, they can be "punishment" under the eighth amendment. Searches of a prisoner's cell conducted in order to harass the prisoner in retaliation for ...