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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Victim-centered Sexual Abuse Investigations Abandon Concept of Neutrality by David Reutter by David Reutter Criminal justice reform advocates are pushing back against a new trend to “always believe the victim” in sexual assault cases, which has given rise to “victim-centered and offender-focused” investigations. The victim-centric trend has led to a ...
Mississippi Closes Troubled Former Youth Prison by Citing budgetary cuts, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) finally closed the troubled, privately-operated Walnut Grove Correctional Facility (WGCF) on September 15, 2016. As previously reported in PLN, Walnut Grove had been under a federal consent decree since 2012 over allegations of guards ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Denver Man, Accused of Rape Due to Mishandled DNA, Has Lawsuit Dismissed by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Shawnnon Hale, 24, wrongful accused of felony rape and jailed for 61 days, was released from custody in Denver, Colorado in early 2015 when the police crime lab acknowledged it had mislabeled ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Staff-Prisoner Assault
$6.5 Million Jury Award in Oklahoma Jail Rape Lawsuit by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke A federal jury awarded an Oklahoma woman $6.5 million after she was sexually assaulted by a Hollis, Oklahoma assistant police chief while held at the Harmon County jail. Tiffany Ann Glover, 33, filed a federal ...
Article • August 24, 2017
Female Prisoner Raped By Florida Sheriff's Deputy Settles Lawsuit for $91,666 by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Shortly before the scheduled date of trial in the case, a woman who said she was raped by a Bay County, Florida, sheriff's deputy during a transport run to another jail agreed to ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Staff-Prisoner Assault
Federal Prisoner Sexually Assaulted By Guard Receives $150,000 Settlement by David Reutter by David Reutter The Bureau of Prisons paid $150,000 to settle a prisoner’s Federal Tort Claim Act action that alleged she was sexually assaulted by a guard. The plaintiff, identified as V.O.M. to protect her identity was imprisoned ...
Oregon Victim Must Allow In Camera Inspection of Computer by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson The Oregon Court of Appeals held that an alleged rape victim was required to turn over her computer for in camera inspection of her internet searches. That is, a criminal defendant's right to access "important ...
Butzer v. CoreCivic, FL, Complaint, Juvenile Sexual Assault, 2017 Case 5:17-cv-00360-JSM-PRL Document 1 Filed 08/07/17 Page 1 of 8 PageID 1 Fl LED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA 2Dl1 AUG - 7 AH 9: 33 CASE NO. ('" ' .. ., LESLEY BUTZER, as Mother and Next ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Tennessee Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Sexual Misconduct, Excessive Force Charges by A Tennessee sheriff has admitted to using his authority to have sex with jail prisoners on several occasions and using excessive force on another prisoner. Fentress County Sheriff Charles Scott “Chucky” Cravens, 47, pleaded guilty on April 20, 2017 ...
Illinois Prisoner Fatally Shot after Standoff; Hostages File Lawsuit by On May 13, 2017, police shot and killed Kane County jail prisoner Tywon M. Salters at the Delnor Hospital in Geneva after he took first one and then another nurse hostage while recovering from surgery. The nurses filed suit against ...
Ninth Circuit: Warden Who Failed to Protect Female Prisoners from Sexual Assault Not Immune from Suit by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the former warden at the California Institute for Women (CIW) is not immune from liability for failing to protect two female prisoners ...
ACLU - re Private Military and Security Companies, UN Working Group, 2017 Written Statement of the American Civil Liberties Union Before the United Nations Working Group on the Use of Mercenaries as a Means of Violating Human Rights and Impeding the Exercise of the Right of Peoples to Self Determination ...
Smith v. McMahon, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-00157-JGB-DTB Document 49 Filed 02/17/17 Page 1 of 17 Page ID #:216 1 2 3 4 5 6 EANET, PC Matthew L. Eanet (SBN 227490) 550 S. Hope Street, Suite 750 Los Angeles, CA 90071 Telephone: 310-775-2495 Facsimile: 310-593-2589 E-mail: ...
Alcala v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:15-cv-02515-JGB-DTB Document 27 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 62 Page ID #:163 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 LAW OFFICES OF DALE ...
Bishop v. County of San Bernardino, CA, Amended Complaint, Taser Torture, 2017 Case 5:14-cv-01085-JGB-DTB Document 51 Filed 02/21/17 Page 1 of 32 Page ID #:247 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 LAW OFFICES OF DALE K. GALIPO Dale ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Herman v. Owney, IL, Complaint, Wrongful Incarceration Rape, 2015 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, LAW DIVISION -- ,_.;, JOHN HERMAN, Plaintiff, v. APRIL M. OWNEY, 'Defendant ) ) ) ) ) ) ) c::> -n No.: f'"l \..J 201.sL001m5 CALEND,AR/~-OOM C. DEBBOLI and complaining of ...
At Lowell, sex, death and a probe riddled with questions by Julie K. Brown by Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald Patrick Quercioli was big and burly, and with pumped muscles and an elaborate Indian tattoo on his arm, he looked more like a bodybuilder than a corrections officer. Though he’d ...
Article • July 12, 2017
Bartered sex, corruption and cover-ups behind bars in nation’s largest women’s prison by Julie K. Brown by Julie K. Brown, Miami Herald Casey Hodge stepped from the prison van, trembling under the weight of her thick handcuffs and leg shackles. The slight 25-year-old was led with a group of other ...
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 ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Chief Federal Judge in D.C. Resigns after Lawsuit Accuses Him of Rape by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, Richard Roberts, 63, unexpectedly stepped down on March 16, 2016. Although the official reason for his departure was listed ...
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