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Court Upholds Red Onion Security Classifications (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant Virginia Department of Corrections on plaintiff’s suit alleging that the classification procedures that allegedly have prevented him from earning his release from the highly restrictive segregated confinement conditions at Red ...

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Court Upholds Red Onion Security Classes (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to defendant correctional officials in this suit by an inmate who asserts constitutional challenges to certain classification procedures that allegedly have prevented him from earning his release from highly restrictive living conditions ...

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Company’s Nonsolicitation Claim Advances (access required)

A company that offered physical and occupational therapy services to skilled nursing facilities may sue a competitor for breach of a Nondisclosure Agreement the parties signed during negotiations for de­fendant to buy plaintiff, by alleged solici­tation of plaintiff’s staff; however, ...

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Inmate Loses Challenge to Security Procedures (access required)

A Roanoke U.S. District Court grants summary judgment to the Virginia De­partment of Corrections in a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 lawsuit claiming that the inmate’s 16 years spent in administrative segre­gation at Virginia’s Red Onion maximum security prison and classification ...

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Inmate’s Security Status May Violate RLUIPA (access required)

The Virginia Department of Correc­tions wins summary judgment in this lawsuit filed by an inmate in the Red On­ion maximum-security prison, challeng­ing Operating Procedure 830.A, under which plaintiff was classified in “Inten­sive Management”; also, the Roanoke U.S. District Court denies ...

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Court Upholds Prison Security Classification (access required)

An inmate classified as Intensive Management, or “IM” status at Red Onion maximum security prison, and who has advanced to a higher status with more privileges under the Virgin­ia Department of Corrections’ Operat­ing Procedure 830.A, loses his consti­tutional challenge to ...

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