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Rutherford County Arrest and Detention of Juveniles Settlement

Rutherford County, Tennessee is settling a consolidated class actions alleging it maintained de facto policies involving false arrests and wrongful detention of certain juveniles. The complaint alleged that Rutherford County had violated state laws in de facto policies of (a) requiring juveniles charged with a juvenile or unruly offense be taken into custody and taken  Read more

Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center

Los Angeles County Sheriff ICE Hold Settlement

The Country of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department will be paying $14 million to settle a class action that alleged that it improperly detained people when their criminal cases were finished, and that it would not accept bail from people with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds.  Read more

ICE Officer Detaining Man

Ocean County Correctional Facility Strip Search Settlement

Ocean County is settling a class action alleging that individuals admitted to its correctional facility who were charged with non-indictable offenses were illegally strip-searched.   Read more

Global Tel Link Mississippi Prison RICO, Bribery, and Money Laundering Class Action

This class action is one of eleven RICO lawsuits filed by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood against individual and corporate conspirators in a Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) prison bribery scandal. Global Tel Link (GTL) provides inmate telephone calling (ICS) and other services to inmates in Mississippi jails. This class action alleges that GTL paid  Read more

Union County Strip Search Class Action Settlement

Plaintiffs in this lawsuit allege that individuals admitted to the Union County Correctional Facility between May 1, 2006, and June 30, 2008, who were charged with non-indictable offenses were illegally strip searched due to faulty booking procedures.  Read more