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Brief • April 28, 2017
USA v. Odom, DC, Mot for Post-Conviction DNA Test, Wrongful Conviction Rape, 2011 SUPERIOR COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMB 1A. Criminal Division — Felony Division UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. Criminal No. F-2473-81 (CLOSED) KIRK L. ODOM MOTION FOR POST-CONVICTION DNA TESTING UNDER THE INNOCENCE PROTECTION ACT Kirk L. ...
Article • April 24, 2017
Crowd Control Techniques Subject of West Virginia Jail Abuse Suits by Lawsuits filed in 2015 against the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority (WVRJCFA) claim a special response teams used excessive force on routine searches and cell extractions.  The alleged force involves techniques normally used for crowd control. ...
Brief • April 11, 2017
Kostman and Najjar v. City of New Brunswick, NJ, 2nd Amended Complaint, Excessive Force Wrong Apt, 2012 Case 3:11-cv-00756-JAP-DEA Document 27 Filed 05/15/12 Page 1of18 PagelD: 264 By: Bryan Konoski, Esq. (BK 7563) TREYVUS & KONOSKI, P.C. 305 Broadway, 14th Floor New York, NY 10007 (212) 897-5832 bkonoski@aol.com UNITED STATES ...
Brief • April 11, 2017
Kostman and Najjar v. City of New Brunswick, NJ, Settlement Agreement, Excessive Force Wrong Apt, 2012 SETTLEMENT AGREEJ\lliNT AN]) RELEASE THIS SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE (hereinafter ''Agn:·cment"} is made between JAKE KOSTM. A.J~ and KAREEM NAJJAR their heirs, represl~ntatives, successors and assigns (herdrmfter referred tc1 as ''Plaintiffs''), CITY Of' NEW ...
Brief • April 10, 2017
Davis and Northrop v. Clark County, WA, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Incarceration, 2013 Case 3:12-cv-05765-RJB Document 22 Filed 06/07/13 Page 1 of 24 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 7 8 9 LARRY DAVIS individually, and ALAN NORTHROP individually, v. 11 ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
COA Not Required for Innocence Protection Act Appeals by The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals held last year that a Certificate of Appealability is not required to appeal the denial of a motion for DNA testing pursuant to the Innocence Protection Act (IPA), though the Court affirmed the denial of ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
NY State Prisoner Settles Case Over DOC’s Denial of Hepatitis C Treatment by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Adam Corris, incarcerated at the Gouverneur Correctional Facility in New York, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in 2015 claiming that he had been diagnosed with hepatitis C but prison staff wrongfully ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Memo in Support of Pltff Motion, Failure to Treat Hep C, 2015 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 6-2 Filed 10/19/15 Page 1 of 21 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________ ADAM CORRIS, Plaintiff, MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Affidavit, Failure to Treat Help C, 2015 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 6-3 Filed 10/19/15 Page 1 of 12 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________ ADAM CORRIS, Plaintiff, -against- AFFIDAVIT Civil Action No. 9:15-cv-1205-GTS-TWD CARL KOENIGSMANN, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Department of Corrections and ...
Brief • March 30, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Physician Expert Report, Failure to Treat Hep C, 2015 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 6-4 Filed 10/19/15 Page 1 of 85 EXHIBIT A Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 6-4 Filed 10/19/15 Page 2 of 85 ~u~ ~ ~11\~ ~ The Miriam Hospital September 15, 2015 A Lifespan Partner Alissa Hull ...
Brief • March 17, 2017
Corris v. Koenigsmann, NY, Complaint, Failure to Treat Hep C, 2015 Case 9:15-cv-01205-GTS-TWD Document 1 Filed 10/07/15 Page 1 of 16 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________ 9:15-CV-1205 ADAM CORRIS, Plaintiff, -againstCARL KOENIGSMANN, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, ROBERT KASULKE, M.D., ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Defense Attorneys Seek Access to DNA-Matching Software’s Source Code by Matthew Clarke TrueAllele DNA testing software has been employed in hundreds of criminal cases around the country since 2009. The software is used to analyze evidence containing mixtures of genetic material and determine whether it contains a match to a ...
“A Living Nightmare” by Women Visiting Loved Ones Jailed at Rikers Describe a Pattern of Invasive Searches by Guards By Raven Rakia, The Intercept Reprinted with permission from The Intercept. The Intercept's story was produced in partnership with WNYC.   On July 2, 2015, Jasmine Quattlebaum took the bus to Rikers Island to ...
Trapped by Sam Levin California wastes tens of millions of dollars a year keeping people in prison long after they’ve been rehabilitated – denying parole for arbitrary reasons and destroying lives in the process. by Sam Levin, East Bay Express Part One: Cruel and Indefinite Punishment Demian Johnson knows he ...
Orange Crush: The Rise of Tactical Teams in Prison by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout Since Ferguson, there has been a public outcry over militarized police who shoot down African Americans on the streets of our cities, but less is known beyond prison walls about guards who regularly brutalize those ...
$175,000 in Damages, Attorney Fees Against Sentinel Offender Services by A Georgia state jury awarded $50,000 to a woman for false arrest and imprisonment by Sentinel Offender Services, a private probation company. The award was the outcome in the first trial of more than a dozen lawsuits filed against the ...
How Union Contracts Shield Police Departments from DOJ Reforms by Adeshina Emmanuel Even when the federal government cracks down on police abuses, collective bargaining agreements often stymie reforms. By Adeshina Emmanuel, In These Times Few were surprised on December 7, 2015, when U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced a civil rights ...
A push to make cops carry liability insurance in Minneapolis by By Carla Murphy, The Chicago Reporter As an advocate for victims of police brutality and their families, Michelle Gross has alternately worked with and needled Minneapolis city officials. During 30 years of activism, Gross has pursued many, if not most, ...
Illinois: DNA Evidence Exonerates One Man, Implicates Another by On September 28, 2016, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office announced charges against convicted murderer Osborne Wade, 42, in connection with the brutal sexual assault and murder of a child in 1992. The charges followed an extensive investigation by the State’s ...
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 ...
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