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Article • December 13, 2017
WA: Jail Phone Conversations Not Private, May Be Used By Prosecutors by On July 25, 2016, the Washington State Court of Appeals,  Division One, held that neither a prisoner or the person on the other end of the phone have an expectation of privacy in a jail phone call and ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Filed under: Crime, War on Drugs, Telephones
Georgia Prison Contraband Investigation Nets 130 Arrests, Guilty Pleas by David Reutter by David M. Reutter About 130 people have been arrested following a joint two-year investigation by the FBI and the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDOC). Indictments for 75 of the arrestees were announced in September 2015; another 46 ...
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 ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright By now all PLN subscribers should have received our fundraiser mailing which includes our 2016 annual report and details our many activities, ranging from publishing and litigation to advocacy and media outreach. This provides a great overview of the depth and ...
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 ...
Profiting Off Mass Incarceration: Detroit Pistons Owner Buys Private Prison Phone Company by Brian Dolinar by Brian Dolinar, Truthout The election of Donald Trump has already given an economic boost to those profiting from mass incarceration. The stock prices of the two biggest private prison builders – CoreCivic (formerly Corrections ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Former Mississippi DOC Commissioner, Co-defendants Sentenced in Massive Bribery Scheme by In January 2017, U.S. District Court Judge Henry T. Wingate sentenced Sam Waggoner, 62, to five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme involving Mississippi’s former corrections commissioner. The sentence also included two years of supervised ...
Article • October 4, 2017
More Prisons Banning In-Person Visits, Adding To Securus Tech's Pile Of Cash by Tim Cushing by Tim Cushing From the it's-ok-because-prisoners-aren't-human-beings,-amirite dept Jails and prisons continue to sacrifice what few physical interactions prisoners have with loved ones on the outside to phone service provider Securus. The New Orleans Advocate reports ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Seventh Circuit Passes on Opportunity to Weigh in on Police Use of Cell-Site Simulators by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has refused to remand a case for further fact-finding about the government's use of cell-site simulators during investigations. Damian Patrick ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
FCC Chairman Called Out on Conflict of Interest Concerning Prison Phone Company by Carrie Wilkinson by Carrie Wilkinson The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) submitted a formal comment on three Federal Communications Commission dockets on August 9, 2017, accusing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who formerly represented prison telecom giant Securus ...
Publication • August 23, 2017
HRDC Ex Parte Filing re GTL 2.5 Million settlement with Mississippi Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 23, 2017 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing for WC Docket 12-375 Dear Secretary Dortch: The Human ...
Article • August 22, 2017
No Right to Private Attorney Call for Iowa DUI Arrestee Prior to Consent to Breathalyzer Test by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On June 24, 2016, the Supreme Court of Iowa rejected the appeal of man who claimed his Sixth Amendment right to counsel was violated when he was denied ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Nevada Federal Court Dismisses Suit over Attorney-Client Phone Call Monitoring by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Attorney Donald York Evans and his client John Witherow, a Nevada state prisoner, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the monitoring of privileged phone calls between them. After lengthy proceedings the suit was ...
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
DE DOC GTL Amendment 1 March 17, 2015 TO: ALL FROM: CARMEN HERRERA IT PROCUREMENT OFFICER SUBJECT: #DTI15001-INMT_PBLC INMATE RATES AND CHARGES Contract Start and End Dates: 7/21/2015- 6/30/2018 Awarded Vendor: Global Tel*Link NEW RATES: 3/17/2016-6/30/2016 Rate Per Minute * Collect Local Intralata Interlata Interstate $0.060 $0.060 $0.060 $0.060 Prepaid ...
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
WI DOC CenturyLink/Embarq Amendment 1 exp. 12-31-17 DocuSign Envelope ID: B0DB1B28-C7D3-4CAB-9CDF-7FFC0A9804C1 AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICE CONTRACT This Amendment No. 1 to the contract for Inmate Telephone Services #C-1752 (“Amendment”) between CenturyLink Public Communications, Inc., formerly known as Embarq Payphone Services, Inc. (“CenturyLink”) and the State of Wisconsin, ...
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
WI DOC CenturyLink/Embarq Amendment 2 DocuSign Envelope ID: 460184EC-7A24-4D57-B0B0-13497B43DE81 AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICE CONTRACT This Amendment No. 2 to the contract for Inmate Telephone Services #C-1752 (“Amendment”) between CenturyLink Public Communications, Inc. (“CenturyLink”) and the State of Wisconsin, Department of Corrections (“Department” or “You” in the ICER ...
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
ND DOC Securus Contract 2017-2020
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
IA DOC ICS Amendment exp. 10-7-17
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
WY DOC Kickbacks 2014-2017 330 Marshall Street, Suite 800 Shreveport, LA 71101 Telephone: (800) 333-8856 Fax: (318) 213-8137 WYOMING DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS MONTHLY FACILITY SUMMARY Traffic Period: February 2014 Facility Service Provider: Inmate Calling Solutions Collect and Pre-Paid Collect Traffic FACILITY NAME Total Calls Total Total Revenue Minutes Reported Analysis ...
Kickback publication • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Telephones
WI DOC Kickbacks 2014-2017 Commissions Received from CenturyLink Inmate Telephone Contract Month Total Calls Total Minutes State General Fund Commission DOC Commission Jan. 14 407,266 5,317,409 $133,357.45 $66,678.73 Feb. 14 428,375 5,630,295 $141,218.78 $70,609.39 Mar. 14 494,238 6,471,722 $162,215.46 $81,107.73 April. 14 442,887 5,732,155 $143,730.37 $71,865.19 May. 14 448,820 5,729,285 ...
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