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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 ...
Arbitrator Awards $1 to Prison Worker in Harassment and Retaliation Claim by Lonnie Burton John K. Faber had been employed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) since 1981. He held the position of Specialty Instructor at the Staff Training Academy (STA) in Artesia, New Mexico, when in 1997 he ...
Bureau of Prisons Pays $300,000 for Claim Relating to Beating of Prisoner by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons agreed to settle claims relating to the severe beating of one inmate by another in February 1993. The plaintiff, Mark D. Lang, was beaten unconscious on the first day of an ...
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 ...
Idaho DOC Can’t Stop Love; State Senator’s Ex-wife Weds Prisoner by Mark Wilson Lance Conway Wood, 48, was described as “a strong-willed inmate” with an extensive “history of ‘crossing the line’” who “exploits the human weaknesses of prison staff,” according to a federal judge. Wood, however, undoubtedly views himself as ...
Wood v. Panther, ID, Complaint, OR retaliation harassment transfer marriage, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-00092-CWD Document 2 Filed 03/17/15 Page 1 of 20 Case 1:15-cv-00092-CWD Document 2 Filed 03/17/15 Page 2 of 20 Case 1:15-cv-00092-CWD Document 2 Filed 03/17/15 Page 3 of 20 Case 1:15-cv-00092-CWD Document 2 Filed 03/17/15 Page 4 of ...
Brief • June 6, 2016
Daniels v. Reddish et al, FL, Plf Res to Def MTD, transfer guard brutality inmate retaliation, 2015 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA JACKSONVILLE DIVISION RONNIE DANIELS, Case No. 3:15-cv-719-J-34MCR Daniels, v. BARRY REDDISH, MARK TAYLOR, HERBERT McCLOUD, CASEY CLARK, WILLIAM BENNETT, JAY GROVES, ...
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, ...
Eighth Circuit Denies Civilly Confined Minnesota Patients 1983 Action by Derek Gilna Civilly-committed patients in the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) filed suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) and Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) officials, alleging that various conditions of their confinement were ...
Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Illinois Prisoner's Lawsuit Related to Shooting by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a lower court erred in dismissing an Illinois prisoner's excessive force, deliberate indifference and retaliation claims. On May 16, 2009, an unidentified Stateville Correctional Center guard fired two rounds ...
Sixth Circuit Orders Judgment Against Three Defendants in Prisoner's Retaliation Case by The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated judgments in favor of three prison officials in a prisoner's lawsuit alleging a retaliatory transfer, and ordered that judgment be entered against them. The district court then awarded damages on remand. ...
Article • May 15, 2012
California Settles Prisoner's Excessive-Use-of-Force Suit for $5,000 by Michael D. Fulton, a former California state prisoner, filed a federal civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 after he allegedly was assaulted by Guard E. Jensen on December 1, 2004, while he was handcuffed and being transferred between housing ...
Illinois DOC Control Unit Case Certified as Class Action by An Illinois federal court certified a suit related to prisoner confinement in an Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) maximum security unit as a class action. Thirty-two past and present prisoners of the Tamms Correctional Center (Tamms) maximum security unit brought ...
Tennessee CCA Warden Denied Summary Judgment for Excessive Force by A Tennessee federal court denied a private prison warden summary judgment on an excessive force claim for assaulting a handcuffed prisoner. James Ingram was a prisoner at the Hardeman County Correctional Facility (HCCF) in Tennessee, which is operated by Corrections ...
Tennessee CCA Warden Fails to Prove Non-Exhaustion in Prisoner’s Excessive Force and Retaliation Suit by A Tennessee federal court denied prison officials summary judgment for non-exhaustion under the Prison Litigation Reform Act, finding that they failed to satisfy their burden of proving non-exhaustion. James Ingram was a prisoner at the ...
Article • November 15, 2011 • from PLN November, 2011
“Public Concern” Test Does Not Apply to Prisoner Retaliation Claims; Speech Must be Consistent with Status as a Prisoner by Brandon Sample The “public concern” test does not apply to prisoner claims of retaliation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held on March 31, 2010. Nonetheless, to ...
D.C. District Court Partially Dismisses Lawsuit by BOP CMU Prisoners by A lawsuit filed on behalf of prisoners held in Communication Management Units (CMUs) at federal prisons in Terre Haute, Indiana and Marion, Illinois, which alleged violations of their Constitutional rights due to placement in the CMUs, as well as ...
$55,000 Settlement in DC Jail Prisoner’s Confinement Conditions Suit by The District of Columbia (DC) paid $55,000 to settle prisoner Lawrence Caldwell’s lawsuit that asserted various unconstitutional conditions at the DC Jail. In a clear, detailed pro se complaint, Caldwell outlines numerous conditional factors that violate his constitutional rights. He ...
$2,500 in D.C. Prisoner’s Eighth Amendment Suit by The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $2,500 to settle an Eighth Amendment lawsuit filed by prisoner Cornell Barber. Barber was at D.C.’s Central Facility in Lorton, Virginia in March, 2001. On March 1, Cornell received a hemorrhoidectemy to remove hemorrhoids from his ...
Article • February 15, 2011 • from PLN February, 2011
9th Circuit: Prisoner Need Not Succumb to Threats in Order to Prevail on First Amendment Retaliation Claim by Michael Brodheim The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a prisoner threatened with retaliation for filing grievances may prevail on a claim of First Amendment retaliation even when the threat is non-specific and ...
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