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Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
Michigan’s Wayne County Jails Plagued with Inhumane Conditions by The jails in Michigan’s Wayne County are “inhumane for everybody,” according to one law enforcement official. The outmoded and dangerous jails were supposed to be replaced, but cost overruns at a new state-of-the-art facility forced the county to discontinue the project. ...
Mold-infested Prisons Sicken Guards and Prisoners by by Spencer Woodman, The Intercept During much of her three years awaiting trial in New York’s Rikers Island jail, Candie Hailey was locked in a solitary confinement cell ventilated by a mold-covered air duct. The purpose of the vent was, of course, to ...
Buford-Lewis v. Marion County, IN, Complaint, jail conditions, 2007 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 1 Filed 04/26/2007 Page 1 of 9 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 1 Filed 04/26/2007 Page 2 of 9 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 1 Filed 04/26/2007 Page 3 of 9 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 1 Filed 04/26/2007 Page 4 of 9 Case ...
Buford-Lewis v. Marion County, IN, Settlement, jail conditions, 2008 Case 1:07-cv-00527-SEB-DML Document 58 Filed 12/01/2008 Page 1 of 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA INDIANAPOLIS DIVISION ANTHONY BUFORD-LEWIS, III, et al., Plaintiffs, v. MARION COUNTY, INDIANA, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. ...
Illinois: Prisoner Wins Settlement from Cook County Sheriff on Battery Claim by Derek Gilna Illinois’ Cook County Jail is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous correctional facilities in the nation. An antiquated jail lacking many of the updated security features found in other jails, it is riddled ...
Former Detainee Alleges Unconstitutional Conditions at Illinois Jail, Accepts $7,501 Judgment by On April 24, 2013, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a former pretrial detainee at the Edgar County Jail (ECJ) in Illinois stated a claim concerning unconstitutional conditions of confinement at the facility. The appellate court ...
East Mississippi Prison Nightmare by Christopher Zoukis On May 30, 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center and law office of civil rights attorney Elizabeth Alexander filed an 83-page complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, seeking class-action relief for mentally ill ...
Mom’s E-mail Forces Hawaiian Lawmakers to Tour “Hellhole” Prison by Joe Watson It took one mother of a complaint to get lawmakers in September 2011 to visit a dilapidated prison in Hawaii. Prison officials, however, put on a good show for their guests. The grumblings about Hawaii’s prison conditions are ...
$55,000 Settlement in DC Jail Prisoner’s Confinement Conditions Suit by The District of Columbia (DC) paid $55,000 to settle prisoner Lawrence Caldwell’s lawsuit that asserted various unconstitutional conditions at the DC Jail. In a clear, detailed pro se complaint, Caldwell outlines numerous conditional factors that violate his constitutional rights. He ...
New Orleans Jail Conditions Found Unconstitutional by Jimmy Franks In June, August and November 2008, the Orleans Parish Prison (OPP) in New Orleans, Louisiana was the target of a U.S. Department of Justice investigation conducted by the agency’s Civil Rights Division. Under the auspices of the Civil Rights of Institutionalized ...
Settlement in Idaho Jail Condition Class-Action Suit by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On August 4, 2009, a consent decree was entered in a class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of jail prisoners with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over conditions of confinement at the Canyon County ...
New York City Jail Conditions Still Unconstitutional a Quarter Century Later by After 25 years of litigation, officials overseeing New York City jails are still unable to provide environmental conditions that do not violate the constitutional rights of the pretrial detainees they hold. As such, a federal district court refused ...
Article • September 15, 2009 • from PLN September, 2009
Prisoners Not Evacuated, Parolees Rounded Up as Hurricanes Hit by Gary Hunter On September 8, 2008, Texas Governor Rick Perry issued a disaster declaration for 88 counties as Hurricane Ike bore down on the Texas coastline. The 900-mile wide storm, with winds in excess of 100 mph “...is now in ...
No Qualified Immunity for Pepper Spraying Alabama Prisoner; Case Settles After Remand by David Reutter by David M. Reutter The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that pepper spraying a prisoner, keeping him in a small cell for longer than necessary to gain his compliance, and not allowing him to ...
Consent Judgment Entered in Connecticut Prison Conditions Case by On October 17, 1989, a consent judgment was entered resolving various claims regarding the constitutionality of living conditions at the Connecticut Correctional Institution at Somers. The settlement requires the defendants to (1) eliminate housing in a barbershop and card room; (2) ...
Jail Liable for Rape of Women Prisoners; Short Duration of Bad Conditions Okay by The two female plaintiffs were sexually assaulted by a jailer while serving 48-hour sentences for minor offenses. The jailer was subsequently fired and pled guilty to criminal charges as to one plaintiff. At 1307 n. 5: ...
Article • August 15, 2008
No Federal Right to Safe Workplace for Jail Guards by The plaintiff jail employee alleged that she was injured as a result of contamination in the jail ventilation system (raw sewage was leaking into the air supply). There is no federal constitutional right to a safe workplace. There is no ...
New York Does DOCs Double Celling Suit Dismissed by The New York State prison system's practice of double-celling at Woodbourne Correctional Facility does not violate the Eighth Amendment. There was no evidence of denial of adequate food, medical care, or clothing. Protection from Inmate Assault (627, 629): There was little ...
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