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April 26, 2001 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent prison-rights attorney filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday accusing Orange County Juvenile Hall of keeping youngsters behind bars for too long without a court hearing. The civil rights suit contends that juveniles are not receiving hearings within 72 hours after their arrest to allow a judge to decide whether they should remain locked up. County officials strongly deny the allegations. Attorney Richard P.
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April 26, 2001 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent prison-rights attorney filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday accusing Orange County Juvenile Hall of keeping youngsters behind bars for too long without a court hearing. The civil rights suit contends that juveniles are not receiving hearings within 72 hours after their arrest to allow a judge to decide whether they should remain locked up. County officials strongly deny the allegations. Attorney Richard P.
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July 31, 1986 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Orange County judges have agreed to go along with a plan that may have some of them working on Saturdays to ensure that most people arrested for crimes are brought before a judge within 36 hours--as required by a federal court order. "It's not going to be easy," said Robert Kuhel, administrator for Central Municipal Court. "We have a 50% increase in our caseload over last year, and we need every judge we have Monday through Friday. But our judges have agreed to do anything they can to comply."
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November 15, 1987 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
Orange County, setting up a deliberate clash with the state, wants to put almost twice as many inmates in its new Santa Ana jail as would be allowed under California guidelines, officials on all sides of the issue have acknowledged. The $69-million Santa Ana Intake and Release Center, urgently needed to ease severe overcrowding in the county's jail system, already is $2 million over budget, half a year late and plagued by a rash of glitches related to its state-of-the-art design.
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April 10, 1986 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
U.S. District Judge William P. Gray Tuesday ordered Orange County officials to answer 10 questions from the American Civil Liberties Union about inmate rights in the Orange County Jail--despite vigorous arguments that he was going beyond his authority. "Once the judge looks into these areas, where does it stop?" said Deputy County Counsel Edward N. Duran.
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July 1, 1985 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
When a federal judge last week ordered Orange County to pay $39,000 to Richard P. Herman, the attorney for the prevailing side in a case against the Orange County Jail, Herman did not hide his glee. "Now I can buy that new Porsche," Herman said, smiling as he walked out of the downtown Los Angeles courtroom. James Slack, the county's attorney on the case, shuddered, but managed a smile himself. To Herman's critics--and they are numerous in county government--it was typical Richard Herman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 1987 | DAVE LESHER, Times Staff Writer
Orange County, setting up a deliberate clash with the state, wants to put almost twice as many inmates in its new Santa Ana jail as would be allowed under California guidelines, officials on all sides of the issue have acknowledged. The $69-million Santa Ana Intake and Release Center, urgently needed to ease severe overcrowding in the county's jail system, already is $2 million over budget, half a year late and plagued by a rash of glitches related to its state-of-the-art design.
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August 14, 1988
The American Civil Liberties Union is asking that Orange County Sheriff Brad Gates be found in contempt for the alleged beatings of inmates at the county jail. In papers filed in the federal district court in Santa Ana, the ACLU cited the testimony of Jack Joseph Donaldson, 40, a jail barber who is serving a two-year sentence for petty theft and for being under the influence of heroin.
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April 8, 1987 | John Needham \f7
The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Tuesday, asking a federal judge to order that no more inmates be held in medical isolation cells at Orange County Jail under current conditions. ACLU attorney Richard P. Herman, who earlier announced plans to file the suit, said that if the cells are used, they should be limited to one inmate and be monitored by closed-circuit television. In two separate incidents in January, two inmates were found dead in isolation cells.
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June 25, 2002 | JACK LEONARD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A prominent civil rights lawyer said Monday he will ask a federal judge this week to find Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona in contempt of court for failing to prevent mistreatment of inmates in the county's jail system. Attorney Richard P. Herman accused sheriff's deputies of beating jail inmates and of violating a landmark court order that governs how much time inmates must be given to exercise and eat meals.
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July 31, 1986 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
Orange County judges have agreed to go along with a plan that may have some of them working on Saturdays to ensure that most people arrested for crimes are brought before a judge within 36 hours--as required by a federal court order. "It's not going to be easy," said Robert Kuhel, administrator for Central Municipal Court. "We have a 50% increase in our caseload over last year, and we need every judge we have Monday through Friday. But our judges have agreed to do anything they can to comply."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1986 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
U.S. District Judge William P. Gray Tuesday ordered Orange County officials to answer 10 questions from the American Civil Liberties Union about inmate rights in the Orange County Jail--despite vigorous arguments that he was going beyond his authority. "Once the judge looks into these areas, where does it stop?" said Deputy County Counsel Edward N. Duran.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1985 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
When a federal judge last week ordered Orange County to pay $39,000 to Richard P. Herman, the attorney for the prevailing side in a case against the Orange County Jail, Herman did not hide his glee. "Now I can buy that new Porsche," Herman said, smiling as he walked out of the downtown Los Angeles courtroom. James Slack, the county's attorney on the case, shuddered, but managed a smile himself. To Herman's critics--and they are numerous in county government--it was typical Richard Herman.
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July 28, 1988
A federal judge Wednesday ordered Orange County Jail officials to resume reporting inmate population to lawyers who are challenging jail conditions. Orange County Jail officials had stopped providing daily reports on the population at the main jail for men in Santa Ana about a month ago, according to American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Richard P. Herman, who filed the original lawsuit challenging jail conditions and overcrowding a decade ago. After Herman complained, U.S.
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