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Etowah County Jail in Alabama Accused of Denying Medical Care for Pregnant Inmates

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice  Pregnancy Justice has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama jail alleging mistreatment of a pregnant detainee which put mother and baby at serious risk. The advocacy group further exposes years of neglect and civil rights violations at the facility. In a new civil rights lawsuit filed by advocacy [...]

2023-11-06T08:52:23-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights, Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Comments Off on Etowah County Jail in Alabama Accused of Denying Medical Care for Pregnant Inmates

Son of Prisoner Who Died in ICE Custody Wants Answers About Suspicious Death

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice While detained at the Prairieland Detention Center (PDC) in Alvarado, TX in 2018, Armenian immigrant Gourgen Mirimanian died in what his family believes was a cover-up by LaSalle Corrections, the private prison company that oversees the detention center. Mirimanian entered Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody with hypertension and [...]

2023-09-29T07:46:10-05:00By |Categories: Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Comments Off on Son of Prisoner Who Died in ICE Custody Wants Answers About Suspicious Death

Supporters Want Baker County, FL Prison Shut Down Due to Mistreatment of Detainees

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Surrounding the federal courthouse in Jacksonville, Florida last month were civil rights activists vying for justice for detainees of the Baker County Detention Center. Immigrants detained in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody have been allegedly mistreated; denied access to basic human needs as well as privacy [...]

2024-01-24T12:50:51-06:00By |Categories: Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Comments Off on Supporters Want Baker County, FL Prison Shut Down Due to Mistreatment of Detainees

G&E Obtains Favorable Ruling in Wrongful Death and Disability Discrimination Case

In a recent decision, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia held that Plaintiff’s claims for wrongful death and disability discrimination under the Rehabilitation Act can proceed. This follows a motion to dismiss by defendant CoreCivic, Inc., who operates the Stewart Detention Center in Georgia. The plaintiff filed the lawsuit in [...]

2022-02-11T10:35:48-06:00By |Categories: Civil Rights, Discrimination, Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Comments Off on G&E Obtains Favorable Ruling in Wrongful Death and Disability Discrimination Case

Filing a Lawsuit Against a Jail After Mistreatment

If you are arrested and sent to jail, you deserve fair and safe treatment. This is a constitutional right. However, prisoner mistreatment and harm does occur in prison systems across the country. When you suffer mistreatment or injury in jail, it is important to explore your legal rights. Can You Sue a Jail for Mistreatment? [...]

2022-04-29T09:37:03-05:00By |Categories: Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Tags: |Comments Off on Filing a Lawsuit Against a Jail After Mistreatment