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Still No Answers by Jamycheal Mitchell’s death in a Virginia jail cell still hasn’t been explained. It should be a national scandal. by Dahlia Lithwick, Slate On August 19, 2015, 24-year-old Jamycheal Mitchell was found dead in his cell at the Hampton Roads Regional Jail in Virginia. New revelations in May 2016 about ...
FCI Danbury Prisoners Finally Transferred to New Women’s Facility by Three years after a “temporary” move from FCI Danbury in Connecticut, over 100 women prisoners found themselves incarcerated in a Brooklyn jail instead of a promised new federal facility. The women were told the move, which occurred after Danbury was ...
ACLU Sues California as Incompetent Defendants Wait in Jail for Mental Health Treatment by Joe Watson The ACLU filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of defendants declared incompetent to stand trial who languish in county jails across California while they await transfers to state mental health facilities. When the ...
Oregon Habeas Cognizable to Challenge Confinement in Florida and Colorado under Interstate Compact by In a pair of rulings, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that prisoners incarcerated in other states under the Interstate Corrections Compact (ICC) may challenge the conditions of their confinement in habeas corpus actions against Oregon ...
Massachusetts Prisoners Involved in Reform Efforts Transferred, Held in Solitary by Christopher Zoukis Three Massachusetts state prisoners have been placed in segregation in apparent retaliation for their prison reform activism. Timothy Muise, Shawn Fisher and Steven James, all incarcerated at the medium-security prison MCI Shirley, were taken from their cells ...
Article • August 11, 2016
California’s “Realignment” Law Sends 38,000 State Prisoners to County Control by John E Dannenberg California’s response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s upholding of a federal court mandate to reduce state prison overcrowding (See: PLN July 2011, p. 1)) was to “realign” 38,000 lower level offenders from state prison custody to ...
Woman Dies during 1,000 Mile Private Prisoner Transport Trip by David Reutter The death of a woman on a private transport van raised a much needed spotlight on the private prisoner transport industry. The 54-year-old woman was found slumped over in the back of the Prisoner Transportation Services of America ...
Denial of Qualified Immunity Requires Detailed Order by The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded an Arkansas federal district court’s order denying US. Marshals qualified immunity on summary judgment. At issue was a lawsuit brought by James Clayton Solomon, who was transferred from the Oklahoma City Federal Transfer Center to ...
Anderson-Bey et al v. District of Columbia, DC, Opinion, 8th Am bus conditions, 2008 Case 1:00-cv-02000-RCL Document 112 Filed 12/11/2006 Page 1 of 22 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA KENNETH ANDERSON-BEY, et aL, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, et al. Civil ...
Littles v. CCA, TN, Complaint, transport dental injury, 2007 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0071 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0072
Littles v. CCA, TN, Complaint, transport dental injury, 2008 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0067 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0068 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0069 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0070
Brief • July 19, 2016
Jackson v. Owens, GA, Settlement, inmate stabbed by inmates upon arrival, 2015 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE In exchange for the consideration described below and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, YOLANDA JACKSON in her individual capacity and as administrator of the Estate ...
Brief • July 12, 2016
Green-Vaughn v. CCA, TN, Settlement, transfer injury car accident, 2012 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0312 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0313 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0314 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0315 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0316
Green-Vaughn v. CCA, TN, Complaint, transfer injury car accident, 2012 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0317 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0318
Brief • June 6, 2016
Cunningham et al v. FBOP, CO, Emergency Mot for PI, CLA request to transfer mentally ill class member out of supermax, 2013 Case 1:12-cv-01570-RPM-MEH Document 99 Filed 09/30/13 USDC Colorado Page 1 of 33 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO Civil Action No. 12-cv-01570-RPM HAROLD ...
Louisiana Parish Saddled With Large Jail, Large Costs by Matthew Clarke Before he pleaded guilty to taking bribes and illegally spending around $150,000 of his campaign money, resulting in a 46-month federal prison sentence in 2013, former Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana Sheriff Jiff Hingle may have started his parish on a ...
Article • May 13, 2016
Florida Prison’s “Widespread Retaliation” Against Writ Writers Claim Proceeds Forward by David Reutter The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a grant of summary judgment in a prisoner’s civil rights action alleging the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) has a widespread practice and custom of transferring prisoners in retaliation for ...
Brief • April 21, 2016
Filed under: Transfers, Commissary
Sample v. BOP, DC, Complaint, FOIA phones ITS transfers and commissary, 2008 Case 1:06-cv-00715-PLF Document 22 Filed 11/15/2006 Page 1 of 14 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA BRANDON C. SAMPLE, § and § BERNARD SHAW, § v. § FEDERAL BUREAU OF ...
Brief • April 21, 2016
Filed under: Transfers, Commissary
Sample v. BOP, DC, Settlement, FOIA phones ITS transfers and commissary, 2008 Case 1:06-cv-00715-PLF Document 111 Filed 12/04/2008 Page 1 of 13 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA B~DON SAMPLE, ~ al. , ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) Civil Action No. 06-715 PLF ) Federal ...
Brief • March 10, 2016
Filed under: Transfers, Control Units
Coleman v Taylor, IL, Complaint, gen pop to ad seg transfer, 2015 Case: 1:15-cv-05596 Document #: 1 Filed: 06/24/15 Page 1 of 46 PageID #:1 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION Douglas Coleman, Aaron Fillmore, Jerome Jones, individually and on behalf of a class ...
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