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High Court Rules For Prison Victim Of Sexual Assault
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a $625,000 judgment against Ohio prison officials who did nothing to prevent a guard's sexual assault of an inmate and then punished the victim. The justices unanimously agreed that... Read More

Lawsuit File In Texas Prison Death That Sparked Riot
Posted on 8 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

EL PASO, Texas - (AP) Family members of an illegal immigrant whose death at a West Texas prison set off an inmate riot have filed a federal lawsuit. The suit on behalf of Jesus Manuel Galindo was filed Wednesday in El Paso. Full version available to lexis... Read More

Georgia Inmate's Lawsuit Claims Execution Drug Expired
Posted on 15 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ATLANTA - (AP) A federal judge said he would likely rule by Tuesday on a lawsuit from a Georgia death row inmate who claims the state's stockpile of a key lethal injection drug has expired and could cause him to die in excruciating pain. Roy Willard... Read More

WA Settles With Inmate Shackled During Childbirth
Posted on 20 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SEATTLE - (AP) The Washington Department of Corrections has settled for more than $100,000 with a former inmate who says she was shackled while she gave birth in 2007. Casandra Brawley will receive $125,000 from the state to settle the lawsuit, which... Read More

Pa. Federal Inmate Sues Over Discarded Sandwiches
Posted on 6 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LORETTO, Pa. - (AP) An inmate of a federal prison in central Pennsylvania is suing, saying he was wrongly punished for "theft" when all he did was take about 30 sandwiches that a vendor threw in the garbage while restocking a dining hall machine... Read More

Inmate Who Was Savagely Beaten Sues Pa. County
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SCRANTON, Pa. - (AP) An inmate who suffered a near-fatal beating at a northeastern Pennsylvania prison claims in a federal lawsuit that prison officials showed "deliberate indifference" and ignored warnings about his safety. The suit was filed... Read More