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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? If [...]

2021-01-20T15:22:16-06:00By |Categories: Rights of Inmates in Prisons and Jails|Tags: |Comments Off on Filing a Lawsuit Against a Jail After Mistreatment

Man Exonerated, Receives $3.1 Million Settlement After Decades in Jail

After close to 40 years behind bars for a murder that he did not commit, Frederick Clay was released from prison and awarded a $3.1 million settlement. Mr. Clay, now 57-years old, was exonerated three years ago after investigators reached a conclusion that the Boston Police Department’s poor investigation led to his wrongful conviction. The settlement [...]

2020-11-20T12:03:52-06:00By |Categories: Wrongful Conviction|Tags: |Comments Off on Man Exonerated, Receives $3.1 Million Settlement After Decades in Jail

Protecting Your Civil Rights in a Post-Floyd World

When George Floyd, an African-American man, was killed by a police officer during an arrest in Minneapolis, MN in May 2020, it set off a firestorm of protests. People objecting to the circumstances of his death, and to police violence against black people in general, organized protests across the United States and internationally. Reactions to Floyd’s [...]

2020-08-18T12:00:15-05:00By |Categories: Civil Rights|Tags: , |Comments Off on Protecting Your Civil Rights in a Post-Floyd World

7th Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision Concerning Military Employment

David Mueller, Joliet Police Department Sergeant and member of the National Guard, received orders to report for full-time National Guard duty from May to September 2016. Shortly thereafter, Mueller received an email from Joliet’s Chief of Police indicating that he would be placed on an unpaid leave of absence, that he would not accrue personal time [...]

2020-03-10T10:22:04-05:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Tags: |Comments Off on 7th Circuit Reverses Lower Court Decision Concerning Military Employment

$750,000 Manufactured Evidence Verdict Upheld by Judge

A $750,000 verdict has been upheld by U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall in favor of a man who alleged that members of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) crafted evidence against him during a murder investigation. The judge conceded that the narratives CPD detectives and the plaintiff Anthony Tucker told regarding the incident were completely different [...]

2020-03-10T10:22:26-05:00By |Categories: Wrongful Conviction|Tags: , |Comments Off on $750,000 Manufactured Evidence Verdict Upheld by Judge