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Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
$25,000 Federal Jury Award in Suit over Teenager Raped in Oklahoma Jail by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On March 2, 2016, a federal jury awarded $25,000 to a woman who had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by a Tulsa, Oklahoma jailer when she was a minor held at the Tulsa ...
Brief • May 2, 2017
Doe v. City of NY, NY, Complaint, Sexual Abuse Rikers Island, 2015 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK JANE DOE 1 and JANE DOE 2, on behalf of themselves and all similarly situated women, Plaintiffs, COMPLAINT CIVIL ACTION NO. -againstTHE CITY OF NEW YORK and BENNY SANTIAGO, ...
Article • April 5, 2017
Pennsylvania Sees Rash of Corrupt Guards by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Between 2012 and 2014, at least 14 Pennsylvania jail and prison guards were arrested. Most of the arrests stem from corrupt acts while on duty, and the seriousness of the acts ranger from tawdry to downright predatory ...
Montoya v. Board of County Commissioners of the County of Rio Arriba, NM, Amended Complaint, Sexual Assault, 2015 Case 1:16-cv-00253-JCH-GBW Document 4-1 Filed 04/18/16 Page 65 of 86 STATE OF NEW MEXICO COUNTY OF RIO ARRIBA FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT RHIANNON MONTOYA, Plaintiff, v. No. D-117-CV-2015-00078 COUNTY OF RIO ARRIBA ...
Brief • April 5, 2017
Montoya v. Board of County Commissioners of the County of Rio Arriba, NM, Settlement Agreement, Sexual Assault, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE_IN FULL FOR THE SOLE AND ONLY CONSIDERATION OF Fifteen Thousand 00/ 100 16,000.00), Rhiannon Montoya (Releasor) forever releases and discharges Rio Arriba County, the Board of County Commissioners ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Lawsuit Claims Ohio Jail Guards Raped, Tortured Female Prisoner by According to a lawsuit filed on January 27, 2017, a woman incarcerated at the Warren County, Ohio jail in May 2013 was “so desperate for help she attempted to write on the cell wall, in her own blood, ‘God, please ...
Female Inmates and Sexual Assault by Christina Piecora by Christina Piecora, Jurist edited by Josh Guckert JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Piecora, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the first article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic ...
Afdahl v. Melgar, NJ, 2nd Amended Complaint, Sexual and Physical Assault,2013 A CONNELL FOLEY FOLEY LLP CONNELL Livingston Avenue Avenue 85 Livingston 85 New Jersey Jersey 07068 Roseland, New 07068 Roseland, (973)535-0500 (973) 535-0500 Attorneys for for Plaintiffs Afdahl, Canada, Attorneys Plaintiffs Afdahl, Canada, Clark, Satorius, and and Streater Ellis, ...
Some Lawsuits Resolved Against New Mexico Prison Doctor, Others Still Pending by Christopher Zoukis Since 2013, former New Mexico prison doctor Mark E. Walden, nicknamed “Dr. Fingers,” has faced allegations that he sexually abused a number of state prisoners. As a result of the alleged sexual assaults, he has been ...
One Oregon Prisoner + Sex with Two Jailers = 86 Months in Prison by Mark Wilson Two Oregon jail employees who pleaded guilty to 40 criminal charges were sentenced to 36- and 50-month prison terms for having sex with the same prisoner 19 times. Jill Curry, 38, a civilian jail ...
Georgia Prison Guards Face Sexual Assault Charges by Two prison guards have been criminally charged with sexually assaulting prisoners at the Emanuel Women’s Facility in Twin City, Georgia. Capt. Edgar Daniel Johnson was the highest ranking officer at the prison, and Channel 2 Action News was present to record his ...
Nebraska: Portions of Lawsuit over Guard’s Sexual Assault Allowed to Proceed by Last year, the Nebraska Court of Appeals held a prisoner’s claim alleging an intentional tort related to a sexual assault by a guard was barred by the State Tort Claims Act (STCA), but claims of intentional and negligent ...
Second Circuit Expands Protections from Sexual Abuse by Prison Staff by Derek Gilna In an October 7, 2015 corrected ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a district court’s dismissal of a lawsuit filed by two New York state prisoners alleging they had been sexually abused ...
A Texas-Sized Failure - Sexual Assaults in TX Prisons, PJL TAASA, 2016 A TEXAS-SIZED FAILURE: Sexual Assaults in Texas Prisons A joint report of the Prison Justice League & 1the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault Acknowledgements This report was written by Erica Gammill & Elia Inglis. All content copyright © ...
New Report Says ICE Inspection Problems Perpetuate Prisoner Abuse by Derek Gilna The National Immigrant Justice Center and the Detention Watch Network recently released a joint report sharply critical of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency and its oversight methods, terming them "fundamentally unchanged and unreformed.  The ICE detention ...
Wardens “Retire” from Two California Women’s Prisons by The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) called the July 29, 2016 “retirement” of wardens at two state women’s prisons a “coincidence.” However, Colby Lenz, a legal advocate with the California Coalition for Women Prisoners, commenting on the abrupt departures of ...
Tenth Circuit Rules on $3.38 Million Verdict in CCA Prison Sexual Abuse Case by Derek Gilna In February 2012, a federal jury in New Mexico awarded $3.38 million to three female prisoners who were raped by Anthony Townes, a guard at the Camino Nuevo Women’s Correctional Facility, which was operated ...
The Rape Victims Silenced by Their Prison Cells by A prison chaplain who admitted to sexually assaulting three prisoners may spend less than a year behind bars. Why don’t we seem to care? by Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post When Leticia Villarreal, 42, began her prison sentence at McPherson Unit, a ...
$55,000 Settlement for Federal Prisoner Repeatedly Raped By Guard by Lonnie Burton On November 20, 2003, a federal prisoner settled a lawsuit she filed against the United States, a guard, and the warden at a federal prison in San Diego on a claim that she was repeatedly raped by a ...
Michigan: Suit Against Prison Doctor for Sexual Abuse May Proceed by Lonnie Burton On June 22, 2016, United States District Court Judge Sean F. Cox of the Eastern District of Michigan issued an order adopting a magistrate's recommendation to deny a motion to dismiss filed by a prison doctor who ...
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