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8 Aug 2016, 3:06 pm by Elizabeth B. Carpenter
Unfortunately, prisoners are still victims of inhumane treatment in prisons across the United States. [read post]
8 Aug 2016, 3:06 pm by Elizabeth B. Carpenter
Unfortunately, prisoners are still victims of inhumane treatment in prisons across the United States. [read post]
11 Feb 2007, 10:54 pm
While lawsuits by prisoners requesting special diets that comply with religious restrictions are common in the United States, apparently they are a new phenomenon in Australia. [read post]
7 Jun 2010, 12:43 pm by Will Matthews, ACLU
But thanks to the efforts of the ACLU’s National Prison Project, which eight years ago initiated litigation aimed at improving the grossly inhumane conditions that caused the infamous Unit 32 to be, in the words of NPP’s Associate Director Margaret Winter, “an incubator for violence and mental illness,” Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) officials have agreed to close the unit and transfer its entire population to other facilities over the… [read post]
12 Oct 2014, 6:28 am by Gritsforbreakfast
District Judge Keith Ellison in the Southern District of Texas, where a class action is pending on behalf of inmates of the Wallace Pack Unit, a geriatric prison facility near Houston. [read post]
20 Aug 2014, 12:57 pm
The plaintiff filed a lawsuit against the United States Bureau of Prisons (BOP). [read post]
4 Apr 2019, 2:00 pm
Litigation can permeate prison walls and allow us into the housing units and the solitary confinement cells where prisoners live, and die. [read post]
6 Nov 2015, 2:30 pm
Earlier this week, 18 United States Senators--including New Jersey Senator and local superhero Cory Booker--called upon the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate prepaid debit cards issued to released prisoners. [read post]
7 May 2018, 12:03 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
In response to federal heat litigation, reported Gaby Banks at the Houston Chronicle, "Bryan Collier, executive director of the Texas prison system, is planning to relocate at-risk prisoners at 75 uncooled units to 29 prisons already equipped with air conditioning, according to two lawmakers briefed on the plan. [read post]
Earlier this week, 18 United States Senators–including New Jersey Senator and local superhero Cory Booker–called upon the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate prepaid debit cards issued to released prisoners. [read post]
6 Nov 2015, 9:30 am by Giskan Solotaroff & Anderson LLP
Earlier this week, 18 United States Senators–including New Jersey Senator and local superhero Cory Booker–called upon the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate prepaid debit cards issued to released prisoners. [read post]
16 Nov 2017, 12:47 pm by Gritsforbreakfast
Richards sought bond funding to expand prison capacity far beyond what was necessary to accommodate federal prison reform litigation (Ruiz v. [read post]
27 Jun 2012, 5:39 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Whitmire, though, that a majority of Texas voters likely would not choose to pay to cool prison units if you asked them, but so what? [read post]
28 Nov 2010, 7:15 pm by Timothy P. Flynn
Did you know that at any given moment, up to 2.3 million citizens are confined in our prisons in the United States?  [read post]
26 Mar 2010, 12:43 pm by Rachel Bloom, Racial Justice Program
In the United States, individuals are sent to prison as punishment, not for punishment, but that is not the case at ICC. [read post]
27 Aug 2014, 4:29 am by Gritsforbreakfast
Keep in mind, in 2012 the Fifth Circuit expressly allowed prison heat litigation in Texas to go forward, reversing the ruling of the trial judge and inspiring several more, similar suits at other Texas units. [read post]
22 Jun 2016, 3:57 am by Gritsforbreakfast
The judge's ruling stemmed from a subsidiary claim in ongoing litigation over excessive heat in the un-air conditioned unit in Grimes County, just west of Huntsville. [read post]
4 Oct 2021, 9:03 pm by Madeline Verniero
For decades, environmental health problems have plagued communities across the United States. [read post]