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Prison Legal News

From its website:
"Prison Legal News, a project of the Human Rights Defense Center, is an independent 72-page monthly magazine that provides cutting edge review and analysis of prisoners' rights, court rulings and news concerning criminal justice-related issues. PLN has a national (U.S.) focus on both state and federal prison issues, with some international coverage. PLN provides information that enables prisoners and other concerned individuals and organizations to gain a better understanding of a broad range of criminal justice topics, including issues related to the protection and enforcement of prisoners' rights."

PLN's has brought many lawsuits challenging official policies and practices that allegedly interfere with PLN's free speech rights, including the ability to communicate with prisoners. The goal is to open up mail policies not only for PLN's speech but for all publishers and others who want to communicate with people who are incarcerated.
The below cases represent a special subset of the full Clearinghouse collection.
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1 Human Rights Defense Center v. Management & Training Corporation
3:17-cv-1082 (N.D. Ohio)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Management & Training Corporation
North Central Correctional Complex
Prison Conditions
PC-OH-0032
Marion County
Coding Complete
2 Human Rights Defense Center v. County of Los Angeles
2:17-cv-04883 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
County of Los Angeles
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0128
Los Angeles County
Coding Complete
3 Human Rights Defense Center v. Ballard
3:17-cv-00057-GFVT (E.D. Ky.)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-KY-0009
Coding Complete
4 Human Rights Defense Center v. Greene County
3:17-cv-00381-TMR (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 2017 - Case Ongoing
Greene County
Greene County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-OH-0017
Greene County
Coding Complete
5 Prison Legal News v. Cook County
1:16-cv-06862 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2016 - Case Ongoing
Thomas J. Dart
Cook County Jail
Jail Conditions
PC-IL-0037
Cook County
Coding Complete
6 Prison Legal News v. Wickersham
2:15-cv-12350 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Macomb County
Jail Conditions
PC-MI-0038
Macomb County
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7 Lopez v. Brown
15-cv-02725 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Prison Conditions
PC-CA-0071
Coding Complete
8 Prison Legal News v. Federal Bureau of Prisons
1:15-cv-02184 (D. Colo.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Federal Bureau of Prisons
United States Penitentiary, Administrative Maximum Facility at Florence, Colorado
Prison Conditions
PC-CO-0025
Fremont County
Coding Complete
9 Prison Legal News v. Jones
3:15-cv-00452 (E.D. Tenn)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Knox County Sheriff's Office
Jail Conditions
JC-TN-0006
Knox County
Coding Complete
10 Prison Legal News v. Tulare
No. 1:15-cv-01650-SAB (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
County of Tulare
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0122
Tulare County
Coding Complete
11 Prison Legal News v. Ryan
2:15-cv-02245-BSB (D. Ariz.)
Filed 2015 - Case Ongoing
Arizona Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-AZ-0021
Coding Complete
12 Prison Legal News v. County of Ventura
2:14-cv-00773 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2017
County of Ventura
Ventura County Sheriff's Department
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0108
Ventura County
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13 Prison Legal News (PLN) v. Lewis County
3:14-cv-05304-JRC (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2014 - Closed
Lewis County
Lewis County Jail
Jail Conditions
JC-WA-0009
Lewis County
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14 Disability Rights Florida v. Crews
1:14-cv-23323 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Florida Department of Corrections
Dade Correctional Institution
Prison Conditions
PC-FL-0021
Dade County
Coding Complete
15 Prison Legal News v. The GEO Group
1:14-cv-01957-JMS-DKL (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
The GEO Group
The GEO Group
Prison Conditions
PC-IN-0019
Boca Raton
Coding Complete
16 S.W. v. Williams
1:14-cv-896 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners
Hamilton County Juvenile Court
Juvenile Institution
JI-OH-0011
Coding Complete
17 Prison Legal News v. County of San Diego
3:14-cv-02417 (S.D. Cal.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
County of San Diego
San Diego County Jails
Jail Conditions
JC-CA-0112
San Diego County
Coding Complete
18 Jamal v. Kane
1:14-cv-02148 (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Pennsylvania
Prison Conditions
Speech and Religious Freedom
PC-PA-0037
Coding Complete
19 Carpenter v. Pallito
531-9-13 (State Court)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2014
Vermont Department of Corrections
Prison Conditions
PC-VT-0004
Washington County
Coding Complete
20 Prison Legal News v. Stolle
2:13-cv-00424-MSD-TEM (E.D. Va.)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2015
Virginia Beach Sheriff
Virginia Beach Sheriff's Office
Jail Conditions
JC-VA-0014
Norfolk (independent) city
Coding Complete
21 Prison Legal News v. Columbia County
3:12-cv-00071-SI (D. Or.)
Filed 2012 - Closed
Columbia County
Jail Conditions
JC-OR-0010
Coding Complete
22 Prison Legal News v. Betterton
2:12-cv-00699 (E.D. Tex.)
Filed 2012 - Closed 2013
Upshur County Jail
Upshur County
Jail Conditions
PC-TX-0015
Upshur County
Coding Complete
23 In the Matter of Rates for Interstate Inmate Calling Services / Wright Petition II
WC Docket No. 12-375 (No Court)
Filed 2012 - Case Ongoing
Federal Communications Commission
Prison Conditions
PC-DC-0028
Washington, DC
Coding Complete
24 Prison Legal News v. County of Sacramento
2:11-CV-00907 JAM-DAD (E.D. Cal.)
Filed 2011 - Closed 2012
County of Sacramento, California
Prison Conditions
JC-CA-0065
Sacramento County
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25 Kelly v. Corrections Corporation of America
1:11-cv-00185-EJL (D. Idaho)
Filed 2011 - Case Ongoing
Corrections Corporation of America
Prison Conditions
PC-ID-0007
Coding Complete
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