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Prison Legal News - Featured Article
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An Interview with Noam Chomsky on Criminal Justice and Human Rights

On February 5, 2014, Prison Legal News editor Paul Wright interviewed Noam Chomsky, 75, at his home in Lexington, Massachusetts. Professor Chomsky is the foremost dissident intellectual in the United States, and for decades has been a prominent critic of U.S.
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Study: TASER Shocks May Cause Fatal Heart Attacks by Matt Clarke A study involving eight people who lost consciousness immediately after being ...

Court Awards $802,176 in Fees, Costs in PLN Censorship Suit Against Oregon County In March 2014, a U.S. District Court ordered Columbia ...

Placing Rival Gang Members in Same Cell Not Per Se Unconstitutional The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals applied the harmless error test ...

Arkansas Suing Prisoners for Incarceration Costs Arkansas officials are suing prisoners under the State Prison Inmate Care and Custody Reimbursement Act (Act), ...

U.S. Supreme Court: District Courts Can Make Federal Sentences Consecutive or Concurrent to Future State Sentences On March 28, 2012, the U.S. ...

Idaho Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of Section 1983 Claims in Jail Suicide Case by Mark Wilson The Idaho Supreme Court has affirmed a ...

Why Thereís an Even Larger Racial Disparity in Private Prisons Than in Public Ones by Katie Rose Quandt Itís well known that people ...

Private Corrections Institute Issues First Annual Awards for Activism, Advocacy and Reporting on Private Prisons On January 7, 2014, the Private Corrections ...

Kentucky Supreme Court: Probation Cannot be Extended for Sex Offender Treatment The Supreme Court of Kentucky has held that a probationerís period ...

Islamic Organization Petitions to Let Muslim Women Prisoners Wear Hijabs by Christopher Zoukis In May 2013, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) petitioned ...

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