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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Georgia Teen’s Suicide from Neglect Results in $1.7 Million Settlement by A settlement was reached last year in a lawsuit brought by the estate of a teenager who hanged himself at a Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) facility. The complaint described a chilling account of neglect of a child ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Family Files Wrongful Death Suit Against County Jail in New York by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The family of deceased prisoner Jimmy Richardson filed a federal lawsuit against the Schenectady County Jail in New York in April 2017, alleging that the facility and its medical contractor, Correctional Medical Care, ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Misdemeanor Trespassing Arrest Leads to Permanent Impairment by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In March 2015, 53-year-old Ralph Karl Ingrim suffered a seizure at a Dollar General store in Amarillo, Texas. A store clerk was kind enough to call the police to have him removed. When they arrived, Ingrim allegedly ...
Article • September 1, 2017
Federal Judge: Chicago Guilty of 'Bad Faith' for Refusing to Provide Documents in Police Shooting Case, Cites Ongoing Pattern of Conduct by City by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In a sternly-worded 24-page order dated January 3, 2017, U.S. District Judge Joan B. Gottschall of the U.S. District Court for ...
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke’s Jail Under Fire for Deaths, Civil Rights Abuses by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis At least four people, including a newborn, have died in Wisconsin’s Milwaukee County Jail since April 2016. The facility, run by Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., houses about 950 detainees daily. ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Almost 270 Die in Pre-trial Detention in Canadian Jails in Last Five Years by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna According to data gathered by the Reuters news agency, which culled records from various Canadian provincial governments, almost 270 prisoners awaiting trial have died over the past five years. Apparently pretrial ...
Numerous Lawsuits Filed Against Corizon Nationwide; Company Loses Contracts by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke Corizon Health is one of the nation's largest for-profit medical providers for prisons and jails. Recent lawsuits against the company, however, call into question the quality, and even the availability, of the healthcare services it ...
Deaths at North Carolina Jail Due to Lack of Medical, Mental Health Care by The deaths of four pre-trial detainees at the Durham County Jail in North Carolina are under investigation. Over the past 16 years, 10 other prisoners have died at the facility. Officials are remaining mum, referring questions ...
Holland v. County of San Luis Obispo, CA, Settlement, Restraints Blood Clot, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release (the "Settlement Agreement") is made by and between: "Plaintiffs:" Sharon Holland and Carty Holland, individually and in their capacity as Successors in Interest to Andrew Holland and representatives ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Man Smuggles Poison into Jail, Commits Suicide Following Arrest for Failure to Pay Ambulance Bill by Less than two hours after he was arrested for not paying an outstanding debt, Rex Iverson, 45, was found unresponsive in a holding cell at a jail in Box Elder County, Utah. An ambulance ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Illinois: Prison Guards Sued for Fatally Beating, Suffocating Prisoner by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 4, 2015, Illinois State prison guards identified only as officers Boland, Bufford and Deal beat prisoner Terrance Jenkins to death at the Pontiac Correctional Center while he was restrained, and suffocated him by ...
Alaska Prisoner Deaths Criticized in Report, Author Becomes New DOC Commissioner by The deaths of 25 Alaska prisoners over an 18-month period were examined in a November 2015 report provided to Governor Bill Walker, who then replaced the state’s corrections commissioner with the author of the report. The handling of ...
Widespread Abuses at Santa Clara County Jail; Three Guards Convicted of Murder by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Three guards employed at a jail in Santa Clara County, California, in the Silicon Valley area, were convicted on June 1, 2017 of second-degree murder for the fatal beating of a mentally ...
Texas Prisoner was Emaciated and Sick when Killed by Cellmate by A fight with his cellmate, Joe Greggs, led to the January 19, 2016 death of prisoner Alton Rodgers at the William P. Clements Unit in Texas. An official report listed Rodgers’ fatal injury as trauma consistent with having his ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Forced to Endure Extreme Heat, Prisoners are Casualties of Texas’ Climate Denial, Documents Show by Candice Bernd by Candice Bernd, Truthout On a spring day in May, temperatures in Dallas, Texas were already in the 90s. Sunlight glinted off the barbed wire perimeter outside the Hutchins State Jail, located just ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright by Paul Wright As the summer months wear on we are again reporting on the ongoing outrage of American prisons that are deliberately built without air conditioning in some of the hottest parts of the country. As an article in this issue of PLN ...
Beagle v. Yamhill County, OR, Complaint, Wrongful Death Medical Neglect, 2017 Case 3:17-cv-00711-AA Document 1 Filed 05/08/17 Page 1 of 22 Matthew D. Kaplan, OSB No. 980699 matthew(Zl)mdkaplanlaw.com Kaplan Law, LLC 222 SW Columbia St., Suite 1111 Portland, Oregon 97201 Telephone: 503 226-3844 Facsimile: 503 943-6670 Attorney for Plaintiff UNITED ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Thomas v. Cannon, WA, Complaint, Wrongful Death Sniper, 2015 Case 3:15-cv-05346 Document 1 Filed 05/22/15 Page 1 of 17 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT TACOMA 7 8 9 FREDRICK and ANNALESA THOMAS; and JO-HANNA READ, as Guardian ad Litem of ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Thomas v. Cannon, WA, Verdict, Wrongful Death Sniper, 2017 Case 3:15-cv-05346-BJR Document 237 Filed 07/14/17 Page 1 of 14 Honorable Barbara J. Rothstein UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE FREDRICK and ANNALESA THOMAS; and JO-HANNA READ, as Guardian ad Litem of E.T., a minor, Plaintiffs, v. ...
Brief • July 17, 2017
Fret v. City of New York, NY, Complaint, Rikers Island Suicide, 2012 ~ILED 4s 201 i Apr Bronx County Clerk I ' I I $UPRE E COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUN Y OF BRONX i-------- -------------------------------------------------------------X <fJIANC RLO G. FRET, as Administrator of the estate of ARIS ...
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