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Publication • August 11, 2017
HRDC ex part comment to FCC re Chairman Pai's Conflict of Interest Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 9, 2017 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing: WC Docket 17-126 WC Docket 12-375 GN Docket ...
Publication • August 10, 2017
FCC comment requesting recusal of Chairman Pai on ICS issues - August 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 9, 2017 Secretary Marlene H. Dortch Federal Communications Commission 445 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20554 Re: Ex Parte filing: WC Docket 17-126 WC Docket 12-375 GN ...
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, ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Filed under: Telephone Rates
Alaska Prisoners Riot Over Excessive Phone Rates by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A disturbance at Alaska's Lemon Creek Correctional Center left a housing unit uninhabitable after prisoners and guards clashed over the prison's excessive telephone rates, a "smartmouth" guard's comments on the subject, and other issues. According to prisoners ...
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 ...
Kickback publication • July 12, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
California Rates July 2017 NOTICE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION Below are the Global Tel*Link (GTL) IWTS current calling rates. These rates reflect changes to IWTS interstate call rates that were made in mid-2013. There are no call set-up charges, also known as a surcharge, ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Prison Phone Update: Appellate Court Deals Major Blow to Prisoners and Their Families by Carrie Wilkinson by Carrie Wilkinson In a September 2016 article on the fight for comprehensive prison and jail phone reform, PLN reported that while limits on ancillary fees had been implemented by the FCC, intrastate (in-state) ...
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 ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright For the past 30 years, as mass incarceration rates have skyrocketed, so has the number of prisoners infected with hepatitis C (HCV). This is in part because so many prisoners are current or former intravenous drug users, and so much time ...
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 ...
Kickback publication • June 20, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
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Publication • June 19, 2017
HRDC comment to FCC in response to rulemaking regarding contraband wireless devices in prisons and jails Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS June 19, 2017 The Honorable Ajit Pai, Chairman Federal Communications Commission 445 12th St. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20554 Re: Comment on Report and Order 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 ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
ICE Settles Suit Filed by Immigration Detainees, Pays $405,000 in Attorney Fees by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Immigration and Customs (ICE) officials in northern California agreed to settle a three-year-old federal class-action lawsuit that focused on ICE policies which unnecessarily restricted the ability of immigration detainees to communicate with ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Global Tel*Link Agrees to Pay $8.8 Million in Class-action Settlement by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Global Tel*Link (GTL), the telecom company known for exploiting prisoners with high phone rates to maintain communication with their friends and family members, agreed on March 27, 2017 to pay $8.8 million to settle ...
Publication • June 8, 2017
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Press Release re Amicus Brief in Support of Phone Fee Reform 2016 State of Minnesota M3«s ^?«iS8^ OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 102 STATE CAPITOL LORI SWANSON ST. PAUL, MN 55155 ATTORNEY GENERAL TELEPHONE: (651) 296-6196 September 23, 2016 Paul Wright, Executive Director Pluman Rights Defense Center P.O. Box 1151 ...
Gangs, Privatization Create “Chaotic” Conditions in Mississippi Prisons by David M. Reutter By David M. Reutter Mention prison and most people imagine dark thoughts.  The reasons for those thoughts vary from a fear of losing personal freedom to the images from Hollywood that portray prison as a gladiator school where ...
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