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Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Sanitation, Vermin
Seventh Circuit: Rodent Infestation Claims Survive Summary Judgment by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that an Illinois prisoner’s claims regarding a rodent infestation were prematurely dismissed because he presented triable issues of fact for a jury. Illinois state prisoner Marcos Gray was confined at the Stateville Correctional Center ...
Article • September 11, 2017
"No Toilet, No Ventilation": Prisoners Describe Horrific Conditions in Harvey's Flood Zone by Candice Bernd by Candice Bernd, Truthout This story is the sixth piece in "America's Toxic Prisons," an investigative, collaborative series between Truthout and Earth Island Journal. This series dives deeply into the intersection between mass incarceration and ...
Rats, bugs and ‘natural’ deaths at nation’s largest women’s prison by Julie K. Brown by Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald Yvonne McBride was a physically healthy 26-year-old woman when she entered Lowell Correctional Institution for women June 20, 2013. The Florida Department of Corrections noted in its exam of McBride ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Amended Complaint, Jail Conditions, 2006 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 60 Filed 03/31/06 Page 1 of 21 PageID: 248 TRUJILLO RODRIGUEZ & RICHARDS, LLC Lisa J. Rodriguez Nicole M. Acchione 8 Kings Highway West Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (856) 795-9002 Counsel for Plaintiffs UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Consent Decree, Jail Conditions, 2017 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 215-2 Filed 05/15/17 Page 2 of 15 PageID: 3760 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY CORRI DITTIMUS BEY, MEL VIN CLARK, MARK ELLIOTT and DONALD RUDD on behalf of themselves and all others similarly ...
Dittimus-Bey v. Taylor, NJ, Order Approving Consent Decree, Jail Conditions, 2017 Case 1:05-cv-00063-JBS-JS Document 225 Filed 06/30/17 Page 1 of 3 PageID: 3929 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY CORRI DITTIMUS BEY, et al., Plaintiffs, v. CAMDEN COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITY, et al., CIVIL ACTION NO. 05-cv-0063 ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Former Michigan Prisoner Claims Sewage Spill Linked to Hepatitis C by Panagioti Tsolkas by Panagioti Tsolkas "That was just like opening a fire hydrant" is how former Michigan state prisoner Glen Lilly described the thousands of pounds of raw sewage that flooded the basement at the Parnall Correctional Facility as ...
ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Malnutrition, Disease Result in Deaths in Overcrowded Haitian Prisons by On February 20, 2017, the Jamaica Observer reported that overcrowding, malnutrition and infectious diseases that flourish in tight quarters have led to an increasing number of prisoner deaths, including 21 at the Port-au-Prince National Penitentiary the previous month. “This is ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Plumbing, Sanitation
Flooding Forces Evacuation of Over 4,000 Texas Prisoners by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke Historic flooding along the Brazos River in southeast Texas last year forced the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to evacuate three facilities near Rosharon that housed more than 4,000 prisoners. The evacuations began on May ...
National Jail Experts Decry Conditions at Monterey County, California Jail by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union has highlighted substandard conditions at the Monterey, California County Jail.  Plaintiffs’ attorneys Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP charged that jail officials have failed to ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Settlement in Baltimore Prison Conditions Class-Action Suit by The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (MDPSCS) agreed to a settlement in a class-action suit challenging conditions of confinement and the provision of medical care at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC). The case encompassed BCDC and the Women’s ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
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 ...
Michigan’s Wayne County Jails Plagued with Inhumane Conditions by The jails in Michigan’s Wayne County are “inhumane for everybody,” according to one law enforcement official. The outmoded and dangerous jails were supposed to be replaced, but cost overruns at a new state-of-the-art facility forced the county to discontinue the project. ...
DC Lawyers' Report Slams Prisoner Conditions at District of Columbia Jails by Derek Gilna It has been an open secret for many years that the District of Columbia jail system is a human-rights disaster.  Our nation's capital's correctional system's faults have been compiled in a 73-page report prepared by the ...
South African Prison Evacuated Due to Squalor; Two Prisoners Die from Rat-Borne Disease by Christopher Zoukis As bad as it gets in some U.S. prisons, conditions at the notorious Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town, South Africa are so abysmal that the government was forced to temporarily close the facility and ...
Mold-infested Prisons Sicken Guards and Prisoners by by Spencer Woodman, The Intercept During much of her three years awaiting trial in New York’s Rikers Island jail, Candie Hailey was locked in a solitary confinement cell ventilated by a mold-covered air duct. The purpose of the vent was, of course, to ...
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