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Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report, Author Becomes New DOC Commissioner by The deaths of 25 Alaska prisoners over an 18-month period were examined in a November 2015 report provided to Governor Bill Walker, who then replaced the state’s corrections commissioner with the author of the report. The handling of ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Suicide at Texas Jail Results in Firings, Lawsuit, Investigation and Legislation by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On July 10, 2015, Sandra Bland was stopped while driving in Prairie View, Texas. The 28-year-old Illinois native was in the process of moving to Waller County when she was stopped by Texas ...
Brief • July 10, 2017
Raynor v. Pugh, VA, Settlement, Medical Neglect, 2016 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT This Settlement Agreement ("Agreement"), by and between Plaintiff James Herman Raynor ("Raynor") and Defendant Gerard Pugh ("Pugh") is entered into for the purpose of settling James Herman Raynor v. G. Pugh, in his individual capacity, Civil Action No. 1:13-cv1117-LMB-JFA ("Civil ...
Jacobs v. Allegheny County, PA, Verdict, Abuse at Jail, 2017 I Case 2:08-cv-00470-JFC Document 632 Filed 06/23/17 Page 1 of 32 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA ANDRE JACOBS, Plaintiff, V. ALLEGHENY COUNTY, MICHAEL O'KEEFE, WILLIAM EMERICK, RAMON RUSTIN, JAMES DONNIS, RONALD POFI, LOUIS ...
Council of State Governments - Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project, 2002 police chiefs | consumers | pretrial service administrators | probation officials | state legislators | substance abuse providers | state corrections directors | judges | district attorneys | families | parole board members | county executives | public ...
Williams v. Snohomish County, WA, Amended Complaint, Wrongful Death TASER, 2016 Case 2:16-cv-00455-RSL Document 4-17 Filed 03/31/16 Page 1 of 13 1 Honorable Judge Hollis Hill 2 3 4 5 6 7 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KING 8 9 ...
Williams v. Snohomish County, WA, Settlement, Wrongful Death TASER, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS 1. Plaintiffs. Nancy Williams, a single person, individually and as the Personal Representative of the Estate of William Charles Williams, deceased; and Trina Blau, individually and Jeffrey Williams, individually. 2. Defendant. Snohomish County. ...
IDOC Monitoring Team - First Annual Report, Rasho v. Baldwin, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE CENTRAL DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS PEORIA DIVISION ASHOOR RASHO et al., Plaintiffs, vs. DIRECTOR JOHN R. BALDWIN, et al., Defendants ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. ...
America's Private-Prison Industry Has Always Been All Right by Rick Paulas President Donald Trump has restored consumer confidence in private prisons—but they were never in danger of failing to begin with. by Rick Paulas For the country's largest private prison corporation, the last six months at the stock market have ...
Brief • May 26, 2017
M.P. v. Texas Youth Commission, TX, Memo on Enforcement, Juvenile Pepper Spray, 2007 TEXAS YOUTH COMMISSION ED OWENS DIMITRIA D. POPE Acting Executive Director Conservator November 27, 2007 To: All TYC Staff From: Dimitria D. Pope Acting Executive Director Steve Foster General Counsel Re: TYC Rule 97.23 (Use of Force) ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Gray v. County of Riverside, CA, Req for Prod of Docs, Jail Health Care, 2013 1 AKIN GUMP STRAUSS HAUER & FELD LLP SHAWN HANSON (SBN 109321) 2 AMIT KURLEKAR (SBN 244230) NICHOLAS GREGORY (SBN 275582) 3 KELSEY MORRIS (SBN 277859) SAURISH BHATTACHARJEE (SBN 286264) 4 580 California Street, Suite ...
Dodson v. CoreCivic, TN, Complaint, Lack of Diabetes Treatment, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE NASHVILLE DIVISION DOUGLAS DODSON, TAZARIUS LEACH, RICHARD LITTLE, JASPER VICK, ET AL, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
State of Louisiana - Security & Contract Compliance Review, CCA, 2014 BOBBY JINDAL jAMES M. Le B L\NC Governor Secretary Department of Public Safety and Corrections December 31, 2014 Harley Lappin, Executive Vice·President CCA - Winn Correctional Center 10 Burton Hills Boulevard Nashville, TN 37215 Dear Mr. Lappin: I appreciate ...
Publication • May 9, 2017
Filed under: Suicides, Staff Training
San Diego County Grand Jury - Examining the Issue of Suicides in San Diego Jails, 2017 EXAMINING THE ISSUE OF SUICIDES IN SAN DIEGO JAILS SUMMARY The suicide rate in San Diego County jails is the highest in all of California's large county jail systems. According to the San Diego ...
$200,000 Settlement Over Oklahoma Jail Prisoner’s Death by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke A $200,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed over the death of a mentally ill Oklahoma jail prisoner emphasizes what Oklahoma sheriffs have been saying for years: they are ill prepared to deal with the rapidly increasing number ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Staffing, Staff Training
Healthcare and Handcuffs: BOP Assigns Medical Staff to Security Positions by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), facing chronic guard shortages, has resorted to either paying overtime to officers who work additional shifts or assigning nurses and other healthcare staff to security positions. In the ...
Florida’s Prison System Agrees to Upgrade Care of Mentally Ill by David Reutter by David Reutter In 2015, Disability Rights of Florida obtained a settlement that requires the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) to more humanely care for mentally ill prisoners at Dade Correctional Institution (DCI), the same prison where ...
California Sheriff’s Largest Campaign Donors include Corizon and Aramark by Greg Dober by Greg Dober  In Alameda County, California, Corizon Correctional Healthcare is facing questions regarding campaign contributions to County Sheriff Greg Ahern.  While investigating two inmate deaths at Santa Rita jail, in Alameda County, television station, KTVU-2 uncovered public ...
Videos Show the Dark Side of Shadow Mountain Youth Psych Facility by Rosalind Adams by Rosalind Adams, BuzzFeed TULSA, Oklahoma — By the time police arrived at the psychiatric hospital, one of the adolescent units was out of control. The new manager had been attacked, a handful of its teenage patients ...
What Are Correction Officers So Afraid Of? by Dana Goldstein Besides the danger, being ignored. by Dana Goldstein, The Marshall Project If you're a correction officer (CO), you know what each day is likely to have in store: a treadmill of stress and often nastiness, in an environment outsiders rarely think ...
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