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Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Virginia Jail Pays $250,000 to Settle Suit for Failure to Accommodate Deaf Prisoner by In December 2016, a $250,000 settlement was reached in a lawsuit brought by a deaf prisoner who was effectively unable to communicate during a six-week stay at a jail in Arlington County, Virginia. The suit pushed ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Global Tel*Link Fails to Derail Prison Phone Suit but Dodges Class Certification by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna An order entered by Western District of Arkansas federal judge Timothy L. Brooks on September 28, 2017 gave a mixed result to both sides in a hotly-contested lawsuit over excessive costs for ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Telephone Access
Consensual Use of Another Prisoner’s Telephone PIN is Not Oregon ID Theft by The Oregon Court of Appeals held on August 17, 2016 that the consensual use of another prisoner’s telephone PIN does not constitute the crime of identity theft under state law. Jacob Thomas Ritter was incarcerated at the ...
Brief • July 27, 2017
GTL v FCC, DC, Pet Intervenors Brief, Inmate Calling Services, 2016 USCA Case #15-1461 Document #1638459 Filed: 09/29/2016 Page 1 of 41 ORAL ARGUMENT NOT YET SCHEDULED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT No. 15-1461 (consolidated with Nos. 15-1498, 16-1012, 16-1029, 16-1038, 16-104 and 16-1057) ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
ICS Advocates - Ex Parte Submission to FCC re #Solutions2020, 2017 Lee G. Petro 202-230-5857 Direct 202-842-8465 Fax Lee.Petro@dbr.com Law Offices 1500 K Street N. W. Suite 1100 Washington, D.C. 20005-1209 (202) 842-8800 (202) 842-8465 fax www.drinkerbiddle.com CALIFORNIA DELAWARE ILLINOIS NEW JERSEY NEW YORK PENNSYLVANIA WASHINGTON D.C. WISCONSIN January 13, ...
Kickback publication • July 12, 2017
Indiana Rates - July 2017 Global Tel*Link IN_DOC, INxx Inmate Calling Rates 1st Time of Day Miles 2nd Time of Day 3rd Time of Day surcharge + surcharge surcharge Add min Add min Add min 1st min + 1st min + 1st min Local (Rate type 2) Local Extended (Rate ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York: Disciplinary Segregation Settlement Finalized; $1.6 Million in Attorney Fees Awarded by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On March 31, 2016, U.S. District Court Judge Shira A. Scheindlin granted final approval to a historic settlement between the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and New York State that will ...
ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
VanValkenburg v. Oregon Department of Corrections, OR, Amended Complaint, Hearing Disability Discrimination, 2015 Case 3:14-cv-00916-MO Document 43 Filed 03/18/15 Page 1 of 24 MATTHEW C. ELLIS, OSB No. 075800 matthew@employmentlawpdx.com 621 SW Morrison St Ste 1050 Portland, OR 97205 Telephone: 503/226-0072 SHENOA L. PAYNE, OSB No. 084392 spayne@hk-law.com Haglund Kelley ...
Osegueda v. Stanislaus County Public Safety Center, CA, Amended Complaint, Solitary Conditions and Classification, 2017 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 AMBER H LUNSFORD ( CSB No. 276908) LUNSFORD LEGAL GROUP, P.C. 1202 H Street, Suite A Modesto, CA 95354 Telephone: (209) 857-8608 LOREN L. LUNSFORD, ESQ. ( ...
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
Article • April 13, 2017
California District Court Certifies Immigration Detainee Phone Access Class Action by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has certified for class action status a lawsuit by various immigration detainees against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs ...
PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou by John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant. He left the CIA in March 2004, later serving as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior intelligence advisor ...
Prison Legal News Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou - Full Interview by   Note: This is the full PLN interview with John Kiriakou; a shorter version was published as our April 2017 cover story, here. John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
McBride v. MDOC, MI, Class Action Complaint, Deaf Inmate Communication, 2015 2:15-cv-11222-SFC-DRG Doc # 1 Filed 03/31/15 Pg 1 of 51 Pg ID 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN MARY ANN MCBRIDE; BRIAN STANLEY WITTMAN; and RALPH WILLIAMS, on behalf of themselves and ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Opinion, Telephone Terms of Service, 2016 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY BOBBIE JAMES, et al., Plaintiffs, v. GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION, INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICE and DSI-ITI LLC, Civ. No. 13-4989 (WJM) OPINION Defendants. This matter comes before the Court on Defendants’ motion ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Def Motion to Compel Arbitration, Telephone Terms of Service, 2015 Case 2:13-cv-04989-WJM-MF Document 95 Filed 08/07/15 Page 1 of 2 PageID: 767 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 200 Park Avenue Florham Park, New Jersey 07932 Philip R. Sellinger Aaron Van Nostrand Ph: (973) 360-7900 Attorneys for Defendants Global ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Opposition to Motion to Compel Arbitration, Telephone Terms of Service, 2015 Case 2:13-cv-04989-WJM-MF Document 99 Filed 08/25/15 Page 1 of 35 PageID: 820 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY BOBBIE JAMES, et al. on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Civil Action ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Def Reply BiO to Motion to Compel Arbitration, Telephone Terms of Service, 2015 Case 2:13-cv-04989-WJM-MF Document 103 Filed 09/08/15 Page 1 of 20 PageID: 894 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY BOBBIE JAMES, et al., 13 Civ. 4989 (WJM) (MF) Plaintiffs, vs. GLOBAL TEL*LINK ...
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