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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Immunity Of Correctional Officers
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Section 26809(h) of 28 U.S. Code clearly provides a waiver of sovereign immunity and "extends the waiver to any claim for one of the six enumerated torts committed by a Federal investigative or law enforcement officer... Read More

Judge Denies Muslim Inmate's Lawsuit Over Beard
Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND, Va. - (AP) Virginia's prison system did not violate a Muslim inmate's religious rights when it refused to allow him to grow a 1/8-inch beard, which he believes is required by his religion, a federal judge has ruled. William Couch, a... Read More

Lawyer For Texas Exonerees Faces State Bar Misconduct Suit
Posted on 18 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ARLINGTON, Texas - (AP) The State Bar of Texas has filed a lawsuit against an attorney who collected millions of dollars from wrongly convicted ex-inmates, saying he committed professional misconduct by charging fees that were illegal and unconscionable... Read More

Feds Sue California Over Sikh Inmate Beard Punishment
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of California alleging that a Sikh inmate who refused to trim his beard for religious reasons was unfairly disciplined. Sukhjinder Basra has said that guards told him... Read More

U.S. Supreme Court To Consider California Prison Crowding
Posted on 29 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) In a case pitting states rights against the power of the federal judiciary, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments about a federal court order requiring California to release inmates from its overcrowded prisons. At issue... Read More

FDA Sued Over Shipments Of Drug Used In Executions
Posted on 3 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) A lawsuit has been filed against the Food and Drug Administration and it urges a judge to block overseas shipments of a key drug used in U.S. executions. The drug, sodium thiopental, has been in short supply since the sole U.S. maker decided to stop... Read More

Family Of Slain Oklahoma Couple Sue Arizona Officials
Posted on 19 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY — (AP) The family of an Oklahoma couple who authorities say was killed by two escaped prisoners from Arizona and an accomplice filed a lawsuit Thursday that accuses the prison where the inmates were held of being so negligently operated... Read More

Alabama Settles Lawsuit Over Conditions At Tough Prison
Posted on 24 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - (AP) Alabama will increase staffing at its highest-security prison, disclose reports of inmate violence there, seek outside help to eliminate prisoner weapons and fix leaky roofs to settle a federal lawsuit filed by inmates over conditions... Read More

Cook County, Ill., Inmates File Lawsuits Alleging Illegal Shackling During Childbirth
Posted on 21 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ILLINOIS - (Medical News Today) Twenty female former inmates in Cook County, Ill., have filed lawsuits against the county sheriff's office claiming they were handcuffed by their wrists or shackled by their legs during labor and childbirth . . ... Read More

Judge Rules Against Gag Order In Idaho Prison Lawsuit
Posted on 29 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOISE, Idaho - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday agreed with The Associated Press and rejected Correction Corporation of America's request for a sweeping gag order in a lawsuit between Idaho inmates and the private prison company. In the lawsuit ... Read More