Five years after a settlement was reached, Judge Roslyn Silver is ordering the Arizona Department of Corrections (DOC) to act, presenting three options: comply with the settlement, create a new settlement, or go to trial. Both parties were given until Oct. 23 to decide and inform the court.
Silver's order follows a recent report...Arizona News
Special expert appointed by U.S. District Judge Roslyn Silver to review Arizona prison healthcare submitted a report on Oct. 4 recommending the state to steer clear of privatizing inmate healthcare and recommended that Silver instead override a state law requiring Arizona to contract healthcare for prisons from third parties. Following...Arizona News
The state's inmate lawsuit filed in 2012 is far from a case-closed as attorneys remain unsatisfied with Arizona prison healthcare conditions and request an additional round of contempt-of-court fines for the state's continued failure to comply with settlement requirements.
According to an AP News story, attorneys challenging the...Arizona News
After years of litigation, settlements and agreements, a judge presiding over the legal settlement concerning the quality of inmate care in Arizona’s prisons has raised the possibility of throwing out the four-year agreement and resuming with litigations.
This follows the state’s continuous noncompliance with the mandates...Arizona News
Lawyers representing over 34,000 inmates, whom are challenging the quality of healthcare in Arizona's prisons, are looking for another $1.6 million from the state in additional litigations fees. Since filing the lawsuit in March of 2012, the prisoner's attorneys have incurred $6.1 million in legal costs.
Following the 2014...