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Publication • December 30, 2016
Chicago PD police spying stingray use IMSI Freddy Martinez, of Lucy Parsons Labs l)JVISI()l\1 2 TO: zrc:d Cr F'ROM; �Jarnes R.. V"Vasf1bur1"J Ser.(;3eant njzed Crime Division 1505 Fund Purchase Request Harris "King Fish" Cellular Tracking T�e R is requesting the purchase of the Harris . �King Attached to this report ...
How Chicago Police Convinced Courts to Let Them Track Cellphones Without a Warrant by By Jenna McLaughlin, The Intercept The Chicago Police Department has acquired and used several varieties of advanced cellphone trackers since at least 2005 to target suspects in robberies, murders, kidnappings, and drug investigations. In most instances, officers ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Family Connections Bill Signed into Law in Illinois by Carrie Wilkinson Illinois Governor Bruce V. Rauner signed HB 6200, the Family Connections Bill, into law on August 22, 2016. Under the provisions of that legislation, domestic prison phone rates within the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and Department of Juvenile ...
Kickback publication • July 7, 2016
Filed under: Telephone Rates
IL DOC ICS rates confirmed July 2016 Securus - Rate Quote 1 of 2 https://securustech.net/call-rate-calculator (https://securustech.net/call-rate-calculator?p_p_auth=Q4jIdSnO&p_p_id=49&p_p_lifecycle=1&p_p_state=normal&p_p_mode=view& _49_struts_action=%2Fmy_sites%2Fview&_49_groupId=104052&_49_privateLayout=false) Password Email Address Log in to Securus Online: Type your email address Log In | Enroll Now Friends and Family (https://securustech.net (https://securustech.net Remember Me /web/securus/enroll) /f i d ) (htt // Correctional Staff ...
Article • September 16, 2015
Another Kind of Isolation - The Bureau of Prisons tightens the rules at its secretive “Communication Management Units.” by Christie Thompson Another Kind of Isolation The Bureau of Prisons tightens the rules at its secretive “Communication Management Units.” By Christie Thompson In 2006 and 2008, the Bureau of Prisons quietly ...
Brief • July 27, 2015
PLN v. IDOC, IL, Complaint, FOIA, 2015 E-Notice 2015-CH-11292 CALENDAR: 16 To: Matthew Vincent Topic matt@loevy.com NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS PRISON LEGAL NEWS vs. ILL. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS 2015-CH-11292 The transmission was received on 07/27/2015 at 6:53 AM and was ACCEPTED with ...
Filing • July 27, 2015
PLN v. IDOC, IL, Complaint, FOIA, 2015 E-Notice 2015-CH-11292 CALENDAR: 16 To: Matthew Vincent Topic matt@loevy.com NOTICE OF ELECTRONIC FILING IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS PRISON LEGAL NEWS vs. ILL. DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS 2015-CH-11292 The transmission was received on 07/27/2015 at 6:53 AM and was ACCEPTED with ...
Article • January 15, 2013 • from PLN January, 2013
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Cook County, Illinois Lowers Jail Phone Rates by Mel Motel On December 18, 2012, the Board of Commissioners for Cook County, Illinois voted to lower the outrageous cost of telephone calls made by prisoners at the Cook County Jail. The county has a contract with Securus Technologies, which operates phone ...
Article • November 15, 2012 • from PLN November, 2012
$2,500 Settlement in Illinois Prisoner’s Telephone Disconnect Suit – After Nine Years by An Illinois prisoner has accepted $2,500 to settle a lawsuit against Ameritech, in which he accused the telecommunications company of fraudulently and intentionally disconnecting phone calls made by prisoners. Prisoner Johnnie Flournoy filed suit in state court ...
Article • August 15, 2009 • from PLN August, 2009
Illinois Court of Appeals: Prisoner Has Standing to Sue Ameritech for Fraud by On July 1, 2008, an Illinois Court of Appeals held that a prisoner had standing to bring a claim against Ameritech for consumer fraud. Johnnie Flournoy, an Illinois state prisoner at the Joliet Correctional Center, filed suit ...
Article • August 15, 2008
Right to Consult, Hire Counsel Well Established and Constitutionally Protected by At 953-54: The right to hire and consult an attorney is protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of freedom of speech, association and petition. ... It has long been recognized that the First Amendment prohibits the state from interfering ...
Article • May 15, 2007
$163,900 Settlement in Illegal Shackling of Chicago Jail Prisoner by The Cook County Sheriff's Office in Illinois has agreed to pay 500 former prisoners $50 per day for each day they were illegally shackled hand and foot to a hospital bed. The lawsuit was filed originally by three prisoners, Khalil ...
Seventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Race/Exposure Claims by In an unpublished order, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of an Illinois prisoner's racial discrimination and pepper spray exposure claims. Illinois prisoner Johnnie Flournoy brought suit in federal court asserting several unrelated constitutional violations. The district court dismissed ...
Article • December 15, 2004 • from PLN December, 2004
Illinois Appeals Court Reinstates Prisoner's Telephone Disconnect Suit by The Illinois Court of Appeals for the Third District reinstated a prisoner's lawsuit against Ameritech over the company's alleged fraudulent intentional early disconnecting of prisoner phone calls. Johnnie Flournoy, an Illinois state prisoner, filed suit in state court alleging fraud and ...
Scandal-Ridden, Bankrupt MCI WorldCom Wins No-Bid California Prisoner Phone Contract by Marvin Mentor A renewed four-year no-bid prisoner phone contract was awarded in June, 2002 by the California Department of General Services to MCI WorldCom, a telephone conglomerate whose recent bankruptcy exposed the largest accounting fraud in US business history ...
High Cost of Prison Telephone Calls Goes to Illinois State Court by In a characteristically colorful opinion from Judge Richard Posner, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit breathed new life into an otherwise moribund lawsuit where plaintiffs sought relief from the exorbitant charges for collect telephone calls ...
No Qualified Immunity for Shackling Prisoner to Hospital Bed by Gregory May, a Cook County, Illinois, prisoner, filed a suit against the Sheriff and Sheriff's Department officials under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging their treatment of prisoners taken to Cook County Hospital is unconstitutional and violates the Americans with Disabilities ...
Article • February 15, 2001 • from PLN February, 2001
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
IL Prison Phone Ruling Published by In the June 2000, issue of PLN we reported that a federal district court in Illinois had dismissed a class action lawsuit challenging the phone rates charged to consumers who accept phone calls from prisoners in Illinois prisons and jails. The court's ruling is ...
Article • June 15, 2000 • from PLN June, 2000
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Illinois Phone Suit Dismissed by In the August, 1999, issue of PLN we reported that a class action suit had been filed in federal court in Illinois challenging the extortionate phone rates charged to those who accept collect calls from prisoners. On March 23, 2000, federal district court judge William ...
Article • August 15, 1999 • from PLN August, 1999
Filed under: Telephones, Telephone Rates
Class Action Suits Challenge Rip-Off Prison and Jail Phone Rates by Suit Filed in Illinois On May 5, 1999, a class action suit was filed by Illinois consumers who receive collect calls from Illinois state and county jail prisoners alleging that they are forced to pay exorbitant phone rates as ...
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