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Article • December 1, 2017
Prisoner Injured in Circular Saw Accident Awarded $816,000, Cut Down to $100,000 By Law by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis A Massachusetts state prisoner who worked in a prison industry workshop was awarded $816,000 in compensation for an injury sustained while working with a circular saw. The August 2, 2013 ...
Article • November 7, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Texas Appellate Court Upholds $100,000 Damages Award in Jail Slip-and-Fall by Matthew Clarke
Article • September 8, 2017
Eighth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Minnesota Prison Workplace Injury Lawsuit by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 2, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the ruling of a federal district court in Minneapolis which dismissed a lawsuit filed by a prisoner who lost three ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
California Prison Officials Shift Responsibility for Work Injuries to Prisoners by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna California state prisons are known to be dangerous and violent places, but prisoners employed in industry programs at those facilities are also at serious risk of work-related injuries, as indicated by records maintained by ...
Seventh Circuit: Prison Doctor Not Entitled to Summary Judgment on Deliberate Indifference Claim by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On September 8, 2016, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reversed a district court’s order granting summary judgment to a federal prison doctor who refused to adequately treat a ...
Brief • June 14, 2017
Crawford v. Dept of Corrections-Work Release, WV, Supreme Court Opinion, Workers Comp, 2017 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA January 2017 Term FILED June 8, 2017 No. 16-0043 released at 3:00 p.m. RORY L. PERRY, II CLERK SUPREME COURT OF APPEALS OF WEST VIRGINIA WILLIAM F. CRAWFORD, ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Hacker v. Cain, LA, Protective Order, Cataract Removal, 2015 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA ____________________________________ ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) ) N. BURL CAIN, et al ) ) Defendants, ) ____________________________________) JASON HACKER Docket No. 14-063-JWD-SCR PROTECTIVE ORDER Upon consideration of the Motion for Protective ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Hacker v. Cain, LA, Statement of Interest, Cataract Removal, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA JASON HACKER, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 3:14-00063-JWD-EWD N. BURL CAIN, et al., Defendants. STATEMENT OF INTEREST OF THE UNITED STATES Plaintiff Jason Hacker alleges that officials at the ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
California Prisoners Provide Cheap Labor to Fight Dangerous Wildfires by Joe Watson by Joe Watson As a five-year drought has turned California into a tinderbox, wildfires are being fought with the help of a decades-old program that supplies cheap prison labor. Proponents of statewide prison firefighting crews – including many ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Death Benefits for Widow of California Prison Guard to be Recalculated by A prisoner stabbed 51-year-old California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) guard Gregory Thompson eight times in the neck, shoulder and arm. He was awarded 44% permanent disability for injuries to his person and psyche. He was medically ...
Improper Analysis of Sovereign Immunity Defense Requires Remand in Georgia Negligence Claim by The Georgia Supreme Court vacated the rulings of two lower courts because they failed to apply the proper legal analysis in deciding the application of sovereign immunity. The matter before the court came on a petition for ...
Rare Corporate Prosecution: West Virginia’s “King of Coal” Sentenced for Conspiracy in Mine Deaths by Don Blankenship, the former CEO of Massey Energy, conspired to “willfully violate mandatory mine health and safety standards” to maximize his personal profits, and on April 5, 2010, an explosion attributed to safety violations claimed ...
Sixth Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Federal Prisoner’s Bivens Claim, Discusses Inmate Accident Compensation Act by Derek Gilna On May 11, 2016, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court’s dismissal of a former prisoner’s civil rights action. Stephen Ted Koprowski, who was incarcerated at USP Ft. McCreary in ...
Report: How Private Prison Companies Cut Corners to Generate Profit by Derek Gilna Private prison companies like Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and the GEO Group earn hundreds of millions of dollars each year, averaging between $2,771 and $3,366 in profit per prisoner based on 2014 data. According to In ...
U.S. District Court Judge Awards Prisoner $1 in FCI Phoenix Retaliation Suit by Christopher Zoukis Federal District Court Judge Earl H. Carroll found that prisoner Nancy Ann Blum was retaliated against by Federal Correctional Institution Phoenix Warden C. E. Floyd and awarded her $1.00. Blum, a prisoner at the women's ...
Brief • April 22, 2016
Wilder v. OH DOC, OH, Complaint, inmate dog bit injury, 2015 e -, FILED COURT OF CL.l\li,lS Of OHiO +' i "I. THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF OHIO . 2015 JUN 23 AM 10: 41 Ca~e 'r2. 0 15 - QQ59 7 Archie Wilder 414-917 Inst. Mansfield Correction~! I 1150 ...
Brief • April 22, 2016
Wilder v. OH DOC, OH, Settlement, inmate dog bit injury, 2015 . FILED COURT QF CLA!NS OF OHIO : ··- ~-ORIGINAL THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF OHIO ARCHIE WILDER #414-917, Plaintiff, -vsOHIO DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION AND CORRECTION, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) 2015 DEC ...
Williams v. CCA, TN, Complaint, prison work injury kitchen, 2010 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0222 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0223 CCA-AF (6/2/14 PRA) 0224
Brief • April 20, 2016
Pettit v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., Decision, inmate work injury, 2005 [Cite as Pettit v. Ohio Dept. of Rehab. & Corr., 2005-Ohio-3958.] IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF OHIO www.cco.state.oh.us DAVID PETTIT, et al. : Plaintiffs : v. : CASE NO. 2003-11798 Judge Fred J. Shoemaker DECISION DEPARTMENT ...
Article • March 30, 2016
$25,000 Settlement for Pennsylvania Prisoner Injured in Work Squad by A $25,000 settlement was reached in a lawsuit by a former Pennsylvania prisoner who was injured using a jackhammer on a work squad. Jeffrey Thomas was a prisoner at the work camp of the State Correctional Institution – Rockview on ...
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