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Illinois Pays $450,000 to Prisoner Who was Raped, Punished for Reporting It by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton An Illinois State prisoner who was raped agreed to settle his lawsuit against Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) officials who punished him for reporting the sexual assault. The $450,000 payout was one ...
Brief • June 15, 2017
Singletary v. Rodriguez, NY, Settlement, Excessive Force Seg Retaliation, 2015 OCT-30-201~ ..,, •' •.· 14:~0 NYo \ USDS SDNY Case 1:15-cv-01193-PGG Document 19 Filed 11/02/15 Page 1 of 19 DOCUMENT ELECTRONICALLY FILED i· ·. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW _____________________________________ "_____ "YORK ___________________ :x: "'· DOC#: DATE ...
Brief • May 25, 2017
Jones v. Zimmer, NV, Settlement, Retaliation for Organizing, 2015 Case No. 2:12-cv-01578-JAD-NJK 1 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE 2 CHRISTOPHER A. JONES v. SGT. ZIMMER, ET AL. 3 USDC Case No. Case No. 2:12-cv-01578-JAD-NJK 4 This Settlement Agreement and Release ("Agreement") is entered into between 5 Christopher A. Jones, the pro ...
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 ...
Pennsylvania: $99,000 Settlement for 22 Years in Solitary Confinement by David Reutter A Pennsylvania federal district court held that general issues of material fact required a jury to determine whether a prisoner’s Eighth and Fourteenth Amendment rights were violated when he was held in solitary confinement for over 22 years. ...
Texas: Complaint Filed Over Contaminated Water, Conditions at Eastham Unit by Panagioti Tsolkas The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has become a litmus test for dealing with toxic environmental conditions for prisoners. Earlier this year, prisoners at the Wallace Pack Unit and their advocates on the outside succeeded in ...
Nebraska: Portions of Lawsuit over Guard’s Sexual Assault Allowed to Proceed by Last year, the Nebraska Court of Appeals held a prisoner’s claim alleging an intentional tort related to a sexual assault by a guard was barred by the State Tort Claims Act (STCA), but claims of intentional and negligent ...
Massachusetts Prisoners Involved in Reform Efforts Transferred, Held in Solitary by Christopher Zoukis Three Massachusetts state prisoners have been placed in segregation in apparent retaliation for their prison reform activism. Timothy Muise, Shawn Fisher and Steven James, all incarcerated at the medium-security prison MCI Shirley, were taken from their cells ...
Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Federal Prisoner’s Bivens Claim, Discusses Inmate Accident Compensation Act by Derek Gilna On May 11, 2016, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s dismissal of a former prisoner’s civil rights action. Stephen Ted Koprowski, who was incarcerated at USP Ft. McCreary in ...
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 ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Shoatz v. Wetzel et al, PA, Complaint, 8th Am escape prolonged isolation, 2013 !aaassseee 222:::000555-­-­-mmmccc-­-­-000222000222555 DDDooocccuuummmeeennnttt 666333555 FFFiiillleeeddd 000555///000888///111333 PPPaaagggeee 111 ooofff 111333 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA RUSSELL SHOATZ, a/k/a RUSSELL SHOATS Plaintiff, v. JOHN E. WETZEL, in his official capacity as ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Shoatz v. Wetzel et al, PA, Settlement, 8th Am escape prolonged isolation, 2016
Online Series Exposes Effects of Solitary Confinement on Women by Joe Watson An online series on women in solitary confinement illustrates that the practice of extreme isolation is as sadistic and corrosive to female prisoners—if not more so—as it is to men. The two-part series at solitarywatch.com, written by prisoner ...
California: Settlement in Race-based Prison Lockdown Suit; $2.375 Million in Fees and Costs by Lonnie Burton On July 21, 2014, a California federal judge approved class-action status in a lawsuit filed by state prisoners challenging the statewide practice of race-based prison lockdowns. U.S. District Court Judge Troy L. Nunley of ...
Nebraska District Court Rules on Medical Deliberate Indifference Case by Nebraska District Court Rules on Medical Deliberate Indifference Case On November 13, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska denied in part and granted in part motions proffered by three different groups of defendants in a ...
The Way Forward to End Solitary Confinement Torture: Where’s the Army? by Todd Ashker by Todd Ashker On the subject of SHU and Ad-Seg constituting torture, for those of us who may not be familiar with the specifics and in light of CDCr’s steady stream of propaganda – saying, “We ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
Settlement Moots Appeal of Claims Denied by Summary Judgment by David Reutter Settlement Moots Appeal of Claims Denied by Summary Judgment by David Reutter The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a prisoner’s civil rights appeal after finding it was rendered moot by the parties’ post-trial settlement agreement. Nevada ...
$71,000 Settlement in Iowa Prisoner’s Sexual Harassment Claim by David Reutter $71,000 Settlement in Iowa Prisoner’s Sexual Harassment Claim by David M. Reutter A former Iowa prisoner received a $71,000 settlement after being sexually harassed at her prison job in a case that established prisoners have civil rights protections with ...
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