The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held on August 11, 2015 that guards who subject prisoners to sexual fondling may violate the prisoners’ constitutional rights. The ruling came in the wake of media reports that the New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) has high rates of staff-on-prisoner ...
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- Settlement Ends Montgomery, Alabama Debtor’s Prison, by David Reutter
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- Ninth Circuit: Appeal Challenges Probation Revocation for Exercising First Amendment Rights
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- Judge to Recommend Whether to Exonerate “San Antonio Four” of Sexual Assault Convictions, by Matthew Clarke
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- Vermont’s Policy of Sending Prisoners Out-of-State Found Unconstitutional, by David Reutter
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- In Past Three Years, Governors in Three States Declare Moratorium on Executions, by Christopher Zoukis
- $2,250 Jury Award in Arkansas Prisoner’s Excessive Force Case, by Matthew Clarke
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- Texas Prisons to Allow In-person Wedding Ceremonies after Prohibition on Proxy Marriages
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- $250,000 Settlement for Estate of PA Prisoner Killed by Mentally Ill Cellmate, by David Reutter
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- The Slow, Painful Death of Bail in New York City, by Jarrett Murphy
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