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“This Man Will Almost Certainly Die” by Dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. The Bureau of Prisons itself says there’s a problem. And yet the privatization scheme continues. by Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation Where Claudio Fagardo-Saucedo grew up, on the colonial streets of ...
Tennessee Jail Seizure Death Claims Survive Dismissal; Physician Claims Dismissed for No Deliberate Indifference Allegations by Mark Wilson A Tennessee federal court dismissed deliberate indifference claims against a jail doctor for a prisoner's seizure death, absent allegations of his personal involvement or awareness. The court refused to dismiss claims brought ...
BOP Settles Handicapped Discrimination Lawsuit for $65,000 by Christopher Zoukis The Bureau of Prisons settled a claim of discrimination on the basis of handicap brought by former employee Terry L. Ryckman in January 2001. Ryckman was employed by the Bureau as a prison guard at United States Penitentiary Florence, Colorado ...
Texas Federal Jury Awards $2.25 Million in Private Prison Medical Neglect Case by On October 24, 2012, a Texas federal jury awarded $2.25 million to the survivors of a federal prisoner who died while in the custody of a private prison due to prison officials' failure to provide him with ...
Article • August 24, 2016
Illinois Prisoner Receives $12 Million Jury Award in Medical Neglect Suit by Matthew Clarke On January 18, 2013, an Illinois federal jury awarded an Illinois prisoner $12 Million against an Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) Correctional Medical Technician (CMT) who failed to provide him his anti-seizure medication which allowed him ...
Rice v. Montgomery County, KY, Complaint, SHP private medical jail malpractice drug withdrawal seizure lack of medication, 2016 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF KENTUCKY CENTRAL DIVISION at LEXINGTON [Filed Electronically] DIANA RICE, Administratrix of the estate of RONALD CALVIN GAUNCE, deceased, and NEXT FRIEND of Mr. Gaunces’ minor ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Luke v. Warren County, OH, Complaint, jail medical epilepsy, 2015 Case: 1:15-cv-00288-TSB Doc #: 26 Filed: 08/12/15 Page: 1 of 12 PAGEID #: 128 Case: 1:15-cv-00288-TSB Doc #: 26 Filed: 08/12/15 Page: 2 of 12 PAGEID #: 129 Case: 1:15-cv-00288-TSB Doc #: 26 Filed: 08/12/15 Page: 3 of 12 PAGEID ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Luke v. Warren County, OH, Dismissal, jail medical epilepsy, 2016 Case: 1:15-cv-00288-TSB Doc #: 30 Filed: 01/28/16 Page: 1 of 2 PAGEID #: 147 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF OHIO Cheryl Luke, : : Case No. 1:15-CV-288 Plaintiff, : : Judge Timothy S. Black vs. : ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Luke v. Warren County, OH, Stip PO jail medical epilepsy, 2015 Case: 1:15-cv-00288-TSB Doc #: 26 Filed: 08/12/15 Page: 1 of 12 PAGEID #: 128 Case: 1:15-cv-00288-TSB Doc #: 26 Filed: 08/12/15 Page: 2 of 12 PAGEID #: 129 Case: 1:15-cv-00288-TSB Doc #: 26 Filed: 08/12/15 Page: 3 of 12 ...
Sixth Circuit Rejects Qualified Immunity Defense by Guards in Wrongful Death Suit by Derek Gilna On August 21, 2015, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal filed by jail officials seeking reversal of a district court’s denial of qualified and statutory immunity in a case involving a prisoner’s ...
Brief • March 11, 2016
Gonzalez v Ford Co, IL, Order on Motn to Certify Appeal as Frivolous, wrongful death seizure, 2015 2:13-cv-02115-HAB # 108 Page 1 of 7 E-FILED Wednesday, 16 December, 2015 02:24:44 PM Clerk, U.S. District Court, ILCD UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS ARTHUR GONZALEZ, as Administrator For the ...
Article • December 1, 2015 • from PLN December, 2015
Family of MCC Chicago Prisoner Settles Wrongful Death Claim for $700,000 by Derek Gilna Family of MCC Chicago Prisoner Settles Wrongful Death Claim for $700,000 by Derek Gilna Federal prisoner Habib Solebo entered the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in Chicago, Illinois with a myriad of health problems despite his young age ...
Brief • October 9, 2015
Richardson v. Crawford County Correctional Facility, PA, Amended Complaint, Failure to Treat, Medical, 2012 Case 1:10-cv-00275-DSC-SPB Document 60 Filed 02/23/12 Page 1 of 6 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA – ERIE Gary L. Richardson, Plaintiff ) ) v. ) No. 1: 10 cv ...
Article • September 24, 2015 • from PLN October, 2015
16 Years of Failure to Treat Neurological Disorder Results in $48,000 Award by David Reutter 16 Years of Failure to Treat Neurological Disorder Results in $48,000 Award by David Reutter A New York Court of Claims awarded a prisoner $48,000 for pain and suffering caused by prison medical staff rendering ...
Seventh Circuit: New Trial for Wrong Legal Standard in Jail Death Case by Mark Wilson Seventh Circuit: New Trial for Wrong Legal Standard in Jail Death Case by Mark Wilson In an amended decision on August 14, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held a district court had abused ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
$400,000 Settlement in Suit Over Minnesota Prisoner’s Death Due to Medical Neglect by Matthew Clarke $400,000 Settlement in Suit Over Minnesota Prisoner’s Death Due to Medical Neglect by Matt Clarke On May 1, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) agreed to pay a $400,000 settlement in a federal lawsuit ...
Article • April 9, 2015 • from PLN April, 2015
$12,500 Settlement for Pennsylvania Prisoner Denied Medication by David Reutter $12,500 Settlement for Pennsylvania Prisoner Denied Medication by David Reutter Pennsylvania’s Allegheny County Jail (ACJ) agreed to pay $12,500 to settle two lawsuits claiming guards and medical staff had failed to treat a prisoner’s epilepsy. The suits involved the treatment ...
Article • March 5, 2015 • from PLN March, 2015
Illinois Prisoner Receives $12 Million Jury Award in Medical Neglect Suit by Matthew Clarke Illinois Prisoner Receives $12 Million Jury Award in Medical Neglect Suit by Matt Clarke n January 18, 2013, an Illinois federal jury awarded a state prisoner $12 million against an Illinois Department of Corrections (DOC) certified ...
$2.25 Million Jury Verdict against LCS in Texas Prisoner Death Suit by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On October 24, 2012, a federal jury in Texas awarded $2.25 million to the estate and survivors of a prisoner who died at a facility operated by LCS Corrections Services (LCS), after finding ...
Five Prisoner Deaths in Eighteen Months at Small Ohio Jail by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke The deaths of five prisoners in 18 months might pass without notice in a large jail system, but that many deaths at the 270-bed Portage County jail, located about 30 miles southeast of Cleveland, ...
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