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Brief • March 16, 2017
Filed under: Wrongful Death, Suicides
Nealman v. Maben, PA, Second Amended Complaint, Medical Negligence and Wrongful Death from Suicide, 2016 Case 1:15-cv-01579-CCC Document 52 Filed 10/14/16 Page 1 of 32 DEVON M. JACOB, ESQUIRE Pa. Sup. Ct. ID: 89182 JACOB LITIGATION P.O. Box 837, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055-0837 717.796.7733 | djacob@jacoblitigation.com Counsel for the Plaintiff IN ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
Nealman v. Laughlin, PA, Memorandum on Motions, Medical Negligence and Wrongful Death from Suicide, 2016 Case 1:15-cv-01579-CCC Document 47 Filed 08/31/16 Page 1 of 34 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA TAWNA Z. NEALMAN, as the Personal Representative of the Estate of Benjamin Shelley ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Statistics/Trends, Suicides
Prisoner Suicides and Attempts Increasing in Texas by Matthew Clarke The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) reported a 40% increase in suicides between 2008 and 2014. As of September 2015, the average number of suicide attempts in Texas prisons each month had jumped 28% from 81.7 attempts per month ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Escape is Latest Problem at Troubled Privately-run Texas Jail by Matthew Clarke In October 2015, Phillip Henry Freeman disappeared from the Liberty County Jail near Houston, Texas. He was recaptured living in a wooded area in Arkansas in late January 2016. His escape was the latest in a slew of ...
‘We Felt We Weren’t Qualified To Be Making These Decisions’ by A former corrections officer talks about her frustration with the lack of mental health care in jails. By Jacquie Lee, The Huffington Post Melanie Bailey, 44, was a corrections officer at Lancaster County Correctional Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, until ...
‘In My Heart, I Know My Brother Did Not Kill Himself’ by Michael Paul was arrested for jaywalking and died in custody. His family wants to know why. By Mercy Yang, The Huffington Post Michael Paul, a 48-year-old from Crestline, California, was taken into custody at the Twin Peaks sheriff’s station ...
‘He Wasn’t A Criminal. He Needed Help.’ by Linda Spies’ son Jake was supposed to be on suicide watch, but still ended up dead. By Mercy Yang, The Huffington Post Lawrence Michael “Jake” Spies Jr. died on Sept. 19, 2015, at the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville, California, at ...
Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago by And Since Then, At Least 810 People Have Lost Their Lives in Jail By Dana Liebelson & Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post Over the past year, there have been so many stories of violence and injustice in America, and even the most ...
No place to be sick: When jail cell becomes a death chamber by Olympia makes no effort to regulate Washington’s jails, the state’s psychiatric hospitals of last resort By Levi Pulkkinen, SeattlePI.com Jimi Johnson, bottom, was 27 when he killed himself at Mason County Jail on April 23, 2013. Two ...
Michigan’s Wayne County Jails Plagued with Inhumane Conditions by The jails in Michigan’s Wayne County are “inhumane for everybody,” according to one law enforcement official. The outmoded and dangerous jails were supposed to be replaced, but cost overruns at a new state-of-the-art facility forced the county to discontinue the project. ...
Model Mental Health Care Diversion System Started by Miami Judge by David Reutter Thanks to the efforts of Florida Eleventh Circuit Court Judge Steve Leifman, Miami-Dade County is leading the way in how police and the courts deal with the mentally ill. As PLN has reported over the years, jails ...
Two Fulton County Jail Employees Subject to Liability in Detainee’s Suicide by A Georgia Court of Appeals held in March 2016 that two employees of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office could be held liable in the suicide of a pre-trial detainee. The ruling came in a lawsuit brought by the ...
Orleans Parish Jail Settles Prisoner Suicide Suit for $1.75 Million by Derek Gilna On March 11, 2016, Orleans Parish jail officials in Louisiana agreed to pay $1.75 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from the 2011 suicide of a mentally ill detainee. The suit, filed against Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin ...
Building Bridges - An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration, Bazelon Center, 2002 Building Bridges An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration MODEL LAW AND COMMENTARY ...
A Way Forward - Diverting People with Mental Illness from Inhumane and Expensive Jails into Community-Based Treatment that Works, ACLU & Bazelon, 2014 A WAY FORWARD: Diverting People with Mental Illness from Inhumane and Expensive Jails into Community-Based Treatment that Works TABLE OF CONTENTS I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.......................................................................................................... 1 A. FINDINGS............................................................................................................................ ...
A Community Mental Health Model in Corrections, Kupers, 2015 A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MODEL IN CORRECTIONS Terry A. Kupers* The jail and prison population in the United States has been multiplying exponentially for four decades. We now have almost two-and-a-half million people behind bars, and during the same years the ...
California County Settles Suits over Two Jail Prisoners’ Deaths for $1.6 Million by Matthew Clarke In mid-2014, Sutter County, California settled lawsuits brought by the families of two county jail prisoners who died. The family of Rodney Bock received $800,000 while the family of Nathan Prasad received $825,000. The jail ...
Missouri Jail Detainee Becomes Comatose, Treated in Hospital for Three Weeks by Christopher Zoukis In September 2015, Bernard Scott, 44, was arrested for various traffic violations and jailed at the Pine Lawn, Mo. jail in St. Louis County. He was held on a $360 bond. While in detention he called ...
DC Lawyers' Report Slams Prisoner Conditions at District of Columbia Jails by Derek Gilna It has been an open secret for many years that the District of Columbia jail system is a human-rights disaster.  Our nation's capital's correctional system's faults have been compiled in a 73-page report prepared by the ...
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