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Termination of Parental Rights

D.W. appeals the circuit court order terminating his parental rights to his child, K.J. D.W. argues that the circuit court erroneously exercised its discretion in granting the petition to terminate his parental rights because the circuit court failed to weigh relevant facts affecting the best interests of the child in consideration of the petition for the termination of parental rights (TPR).

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Prisoner – Deliberate Indifference

LaVertis Stewart, an inmate at Dixon Correctional Center, sued the assistant warden, two doctors, and a medical corporation under the Eighth Amendment, claiming that they were deliberately indifferent to his serious medical needs by refusing to grant him an exemption to wearing a restrictive security device, a black box, when he left the facility for medical appointments.

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