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Indiana Woman Settles Claim that Clay County Police Officer Grabbed Her Breasts During Traffic Stop by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis An Indiana woman who claimed that a Clay County, Indiana Reserve Sheriff's Deputy used unjustified, excessive, sexual force against her during a traffic stop settled her claim for an ...
Article • December 7, 2017
Sexual Assault Claim Against Suffolk County, New York Jail Moves Forward by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis District Judge Ann M. Donnelly recently granted the Plaintiffs' motion to amend their 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint against the Suffolk County, New York jail, as well as the county sheriff and several ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Montana County Settles Suit over Prisoner’s Rape for $125,000 by In November 2016, Jefferson County, Montana agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by a prisoner who was allegedly raped in the county jail. Audemio Orozco-Ramirez was being held on immigration charges when he claimed he ...
Five Years after Implementation, PREA Standards Remain Inadequate by Derek Gilna “We should not be tolerating rape in prison.” – President Barack Obama, July 2015 by Derek Gilna The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), passed unanimously by Congress in 2003, was a rare instance of bipartisan cooperation, and its passage signaled ...
Oregon Prison Guard Freed on Sex Charge, Victim Detained as Material Witness by "She was in chains,” said Betsy Rawls, an attorney representing a former prisoner who was incarcerated as a material witness against the prison guard who sexually abused her. “Belly chains and shackles. And she’s the victim.” The ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
New York City Agrees to Settle with Rikers Island Rape Victims for $1.2 Million by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In May 2017, the City of New York agreed to pay $1.2 million to two female prisoners to resolve claims of rape and sexual assault by a male guard at ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Tenth Circuit Holds Jail Guard May be Liable for Prisoner-on-Prisoner Assault by On November 14, 2016, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the denial of qualified immunity to a Colorado jail guard who failed to protect a prisoner from being assaulted. James Durkee was incarcerated at the Summit County ...
Brief • October 27, 2017
R.W. v. Kiser, FL, Settlement, Sexual Assault on Teen in Prison, 2017 R.W. common law or statut01y, which the undersigned now has, or which may hereafter acc1ue, on account of or in any way growing out of, the events, physical assault and/or sexual assault and related injuries which were described ...
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 ...
Publication • September 11, 2017
Prisoners' Rights Project of the Legal Aid Society - Letter to BOC Seeking Variance From Standards to Eliminate Sexual Abuse and Sexual Harassment in Correctional Facilities, 2017 1• ~• THE Prisoners' Rights Project 199 Water Street New York, NY 10038 T (2 12) 577-3530 F (2 12) 509-8433 www.legal-aid.org ·= ...
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 ...
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