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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

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

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