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Article • August 7, 2017
NV Prisoner with Hand Injury Settles for Used TV, Medical Evaluation and $40.70 in Copying Fees by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Robert Finley, a Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) prisoner, settled in August 2008 for a used television, $40.70 in legal copying fees and a medical evaluation with follow-up ...
Brief • June 16, 2017
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Mot for Order Req Show Cause Contempt, Inmate Fund Misappropriation, 2017 FILED Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 133 Filed 02/22/17 Page 1 of 14 2017 Feb-22 AM 11:32 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHEASTERN ...
Brief • June 16, 2017
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Order re Civil Contempt, Inmate Fund Misappropriation, 2017 FILED Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 169 Filed 06/15/17 Page 1 of 4 2017 Jun-15 AM 08:56 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHEASTERN DIVISION JOHNNY MAYNOR, et al., ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Def Response to Mot Contempt, Jail Food, 2017 FILED Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 136 Filed 03/17/17 Page 1 of 21 2017 Mar-17 PM 04:10 U.S. DISTRICT COURT N.D. OF ALABAMA IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA NORTHEASTERN DIVISION JOHNNY MAYNOR, ...
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, 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 ...
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, 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, Order on Motion to Compel Arbitration, Telephone Terms of Service, 2016 Case 2:13-cv-04989-WJM-MF Document 117 Filed 02/11/16 Page 1 of 1 PageID: 1123 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY BOBBIE JAMES, et al., Plaintiffs, Civ. No. 13-4989 (WJM) v. GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION, ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Filed under: Trust Accounts
Texas Supreme Court Rules Inmate Trust Accounts Are Civil in Nature by On June 5, 2009 U.S. Justice Willett reversed in part a petition from the Court of Appeals for the Seventh District of Texas of a due-process claim for funds withdrawn from inmate trust accounts. In 2006, Texas prisoner ...
Publication • August 22, 2016
HRDC comments to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau re Arbitration Agreements - Aug. 2016 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS August 22, 2016 Submitted Online Only Monica Jackson Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street NW Washington, DC 20552 Re: Comment for Docket ...
Article • August 5, 2016
CA Prisoners Win Appeal in Failure-To-Pay Interest Case by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has remanded a case filed by several California state prisoners challenging a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) practice of refusing to credit the prisoners with interest earned on their accounts. ...
Article • November 13, 2015
Filed under: JPay, Inc., Trust Accounts
State Prison Systems Privatizing Prisoner Accounts for Commissions by State Prison Systems Privatizing Prisoner Accounts for Commissions by David M. Reutter Three state prison systems have relinquished control of their prisoner trust accounts to a private company. The contracts provide for fees on deposits and “commissions” on each transaction for ...
Wyoming Lifers Required to Maintain Savings Account by Wyoming Lifers Required to Maintain Savings Account The Wyoming Supreme Court has held that prisoners serving life sentences must still maintain mandatory savings accounts even though they have "little hope of ever leaving the prison system." In 1992, Kenneth Dale Nicodemus pled ...
Article • September 25, 2015 • from PLN October, 2015
TDCJ’s $100 Annual Fee for Prisoner Health Care Held Constitutional by David Reutter TDCJ’s $100 Annual Fee for Prisoner Health Care Held Constitutional by David M. Reutter The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has found constitutional a Texas statute requiring prisoners to pay a $100 annual health care services fee ...
Publication • September 10, 2015
HRDC response to CFPB re JPay release debit cards - Sept. 2015 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS September 10, 2015 Submitted Online Monica Jackson Office of the Executive Secretary Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 1700 G Street N.W. Washington, DC 20552 RE: Response to JPay’s May 27, ...
Publication • September 1, 2015
Joint letter to BOP re commissary rules and privacy concerns - Sept. 2015 September 1, 2015 Rules Unit, Office of General Counsel Federal Bureau of Prisons Attn: Sarah Qureshi 320 First St., NW Washington, DC 20534 VIA REGULATIONS.GOV AND FIRST-CLASS MAIL Re: RIN 1120-AB56 Proposed Rule Regarding Inmate Commissary Account ...
Article • August 1, 2015 • from PLN August, 2015
Inside the Shadowy Business of Prison Phone Calls by Eric Markowitz Inside the Shadowy Business of Prison Phone Calls An IBTimes investigation into the secretive world of selling phone calls to prisoners and their families. by Eric Markowitz Joanne Jones, an occupational therapist from Warwick, Rhode Island, has made an ...
Article • June 12, 2015
Colorado Sheriff Appropriates $349K of Unclaimed Money in Ex-Prisoners’ Accounts by Joe Watson Colorado Sheriff Appropriates $349K of Unclaimed Money in Ex-Prisoners’ Accounts by Joe Watson When is a check too small to cash? It’s when you've just been released from jail and hope to get as far away as ...
Article • May 24, 2015
Prison Hobby Shop Surcharge Upheld By California Court by Prison Hobby Shop Surcharge Upheld By California Court A California appellate court has upheld a ten percent surcharge imposed on the sale of prison inmates' hobby craft items, overturning a superior court order which held it to be unconstitutional. The case ...
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