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Article • December 11, 2017
South Carolina’s Treatment of Seriously Mentally Ill Found Unconstitutional by David Reutter By David M. Reutter A South Carolina Court of Common Pleas found the South Carolina Department of Corrections’ (SCDC) “mental health system exposes seriously mentally ill inmates to a substantial risk of serious harm.” The court began its ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Missouri Town Pays $1.2 Million to Settle Lawsuit over Jail Suicide by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 13, 2017, the city of Pagedale, Missouri agreed to pay $1.2 million to the family of a woman who hung herself at the city jail two-and-a-half years earlier. The resolution of ...
Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Filed under: Jail Specific, Suicides
Tennessee Judge Denies Summary Judgment Motion in Jail Suicide Suit; Case Settles by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna On June 13, 2016, U.S. District CourtJudge Waverly D. Crenshaw, Jr. denied a motion submitted by Robertson County, Tennessee officials seeking to dismiss a §1983 civil rights case brought by the mother ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Georgia Teen’s Suicide from Neglect Results in $1.7 Million Settlement by A settlement was reached last year in a lawsuit brought by the estate of a teenager who hanged himself at a Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facility. The complaint described a chilling account of neglect of a child ...
Article • September 1, 2017
Filed under: Hunger Strikes, Food, Suicides
New York Courts Affirms Prison's Right to Force Feed Prisoner by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On December 29, 2016, a New York appellate court ruled that prison officials did not violate a prisoner's rights by medically force feeding him. The court found that the prison's responsibilities for "safety and ...
Deaths at North Carolina Jail Due to Lack of Medical, Mental Health Care by The deaths of four pre-trial detainees at the Durham County Jail in North Carolina are under investigation. Over the past 16 years, 10 other prisoners have died at the facility. Officials are remaining mum, referring questions ...
Dead Bodies and Billions in Tax Dollars by David Gambacorta by David Gambacorta, The Philadelphia Inquirer The secret, dangerous world of private prisons Something was wrong with Thomas Bryant. He couldn't eat or sleep. His body was drenched in a cold sweat, and he trembled and shook like a radiator ...
Jones v. LaPorte County Sheriff's Dept, IN, Settlement, Disabilities Discrimination, 2017 1200/6629 JOINT AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS The parties to this Joint and Mutual Release of All Claims are as follows: Michael A. Jones, individually and for his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns (herein referred to as ''RELEASOR'') ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Man Smuggles Poison into Jail, Commits Suicide Following Arrest for Failure to Pay Ambulance Bill by Less than two hours after he was arrested for not paying an outstanding debt, Rex Iverson, 45, was found unresponsive in a holding cell at a jail in Box Elder County, Utah. An ambulance ...
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 ...
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 ...
Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Annual Report 2016-2017, 2017 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 HC 208 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 5A of the Prison Act ...
Brief • July 17, 2017
Fret v. City of New York, NY, Complaint, Rikers Island Suicide, 2012 ~ILED 4s 201 i Apr Bronx County Clerk I ' I I $UPRE E COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUN Y OF BRONX i-------- -------------------------------------------------------------X <fJIANC RLO G. FRET, as Administrator of the estate of ARIS ...
N.S. v. Wood, NV, Settlement, Excessive Force Delirium, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF CLAIMS This Settlement Agreement and Release of Claims (hereinafter "Agreement") is made and entered into by and between Plaintiffs Romeo Smith, and Special Administrator of the Estate of Niko Smith, and N.S., a minor by and ...
N.S. v. Wood, NV, Amended Complaint, Excessive Force Delirium, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00133-MMD-WGC Document 4 Filed 03/15/17 Page 1 of 26 1 2 3 4 TERRI KEYSER-COOPER Law Office of Terri Keyser-Cooper Nevada Bar No. 3984 3590 Barrymore Dr. Reno, NV 89512 (775) 337-0323 keysercooper@lawyer.com 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Suicides
Epidemic of Suicides in California Women’s Prison by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Suicides at the California Institution for Women (CIW) in Chino have surged to alarming levels. Six prisoners have killed themselves within the past three years, according to Krissi Khokhobashvili, spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and ...
V.W. v. Conway, NY, Complaint, Juvenile Solitary, 2016 Case 9:16-cv-01150-DNH-DEP Document 1 Filed 09/21/16 Page 1 of 42 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------------------------------------x V.W., a minor, by and through his parent : and natural guardian DERECK WILLIAMS; : R.C., a minor, by and through his ...
V.W. v. Conway, NY, Settlement, Juvenile Solitary, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------·}{ V.W., a minor, by and through his parent and natural guardian DERECK WILLIAMS, et al., on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, 16-CV-1150 (DNH) (DEP) v. EUGENE CONWAY, Onondaga ...
V.W. v. Conway, NY, Preliminary Injunction, Juvenile Solitary, 2017 Case 9:16-cv-01150-DNH-DEP Document 68 Filed 02/22/17 Page 1 of 51 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------V.W., a minor, by and through his parent and natural guardian DERECK WILLIAMS, R.C., a minor, by and through his parent and ...
McCreary v. Federal Bureau of Prisons, PA, Complaint, Mental Health Crosswords, 2017 Case 1:17-cv-01011-YK-SES Document 1 Filed 06/09/17 Page 1 of 57 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA JUSAMUEL RODRIGUEZ MCCREARY, RICHARD C. ANAMANYA, and JOSEPH R. COPPOLA, each individually and on behalf of ...
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