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High Court Hears Arguments On Prisoner's Right To Sue Prison Employees
Posted on 1 Nov 2011 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A federal prisoner suing over his alleged mistreatment behind bars has failed to show that the remedies provided in Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of Federal Bureau of Narcotics (403 U.S. 388 [1971]) are applicable... 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

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