by Derek Gilna
Immigration and Customs (ICE) officials in northern California agreed to settle a three-year-old federal class-action lawsuit that focused on ICE policies which unnecessarily restricted the ability of immigration detainees to communicate with their counsel and prepare for court hearings. The November 2016 settlement required ICE to pay ...
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More from this issue:
- Affluenza Epidemic Rampant in Our Nation’s Criminal Justice System, by Gary Hunter
- Utah Attorney Plans Wrongful Death Suit Against County Jail
- Double Blind: Preventing Eyewitness Error, by Christopher Moraff
- Arkansas Attorney Sues to Gain Access to Incarcerated Client
- Major Measles Outbreak at Detention Center in Arizona, by Christopher Zoukis
- New Mexico State Court Orders Disclosure of Corizon’s Litigation Records, by Derek Gilna
- University of Texas Researcher Makes Data on In-custody Deaths Comprehensible, by Matthew Clarke
- Chief Federal Judge in D.C. Resigns after Lawsuit Accuses Him of Rape, by Christopher Zoukis
- Michigan Prisoner’s Suicide Under Investigation; Lawsuit Filed, by David Reutter
- Private Prisons in Oklahoma Prove Costly
- Seventh Circuit Affirms Award of $1.00 in Excessive Force Case, by Christopher Zoukis
- Texas Leads the Nation in Exonerations, Costing More than $93 Million, by Christopher Zoukis
- ICE Settles Suit Filed by Immigration Detainees, Pays $405,000 in Attorney Fees, by Derek Gilna
- Three Murders in Alabama Prisons in Ten Days; State Senate Passes Reform Bill
- Perfect Storm of Overcrowding, Violence and Staff Shortages in Tennessee Prisons, by David Reutter
- Three State Supreme Courts Rule on Post-release Issues for Sex Offenders, by Matthew Clarke
- Seventh Circuit: Request to Revise Supervised Release Conditions was Premature, by Christopher Zoukis
- Washington Supreme Court Strikes Down Legal Financial Obligations Imposed on Indigent or Disabled Defendants Unable to Pay, by Lonnie Burton
- Former LA County Sheriff to Serve Three Years in Prison, by Derek Gilna
- Indiana Court Rules that Correct Conviction Must be Used when Revoking Parole, by Christopher Zoukis
- Probation Revocation for Refusal to Participate in Polygraph Tests Upheld, by Christopher Zoukis
- States Wrestle with Prison Privatization, by Christopher Zoukis
- WA: Prisoners May Not Have Their Incarceration Used Against Them at Child Dependency Proceedings
- $103,000 Settlement Between Colorado Town and ACLU Over “Pay or Serve” Jail Policy, by Matthew Clarke
- Global Tel*Link Agrees to Pay $8.8 Million in Class-action Settlement, by Derek Gilna
- Heroin Overdose Antidote Becoming More Widely Available, Including Behind Bars, by Joe Watson
- DC Circuit Court Reverses Dismissal of Suit Challenging CMU Placement, by Derek Gilna
- DC Circuit Agrees that U.S. Attorney’s Discovery Handbook is Exempt from FOIA, by Derek Gilna
- Kentucky: Disciplinary Proceeding Reversed for Failure to Review Video Footage, by Lonnie Burton
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- Marion County, Indiana Jail Plagued by Prisoner Deaths, Ensuing Lawsuits , by Lonnie Burton
- Seventh Circuit Reverses Grant of Summary Judgment to Illinois Prison Doctors, by Lonnie Burton
- Increasing Number of Cities and States Enact Bail Reform – but is it Enough?, by Joe Watson
- Harvard Law School Report Highlights Ill Effects of Criminal Justice Fees, by Derek Gilna
- New York: Prison College Program Reduces Recidivism, Receives More Funding
- Texas Lawyer Quits with 0-34 Record of Losses in Death Penalty Cases, by Matthew Clarke
- ACLU Report Details Damaging Effects of Solitary Confinement on Disabled Prisoners, by Derek Gilna
- Maine State Prison Rescinds Bra-removal Policy for Female Visitors
- AVID Prison Project Report Details Challenges Faced by Disabled Prisoners, by Derek Gilna
- PLN Settles Censorship Challenge at Oklahoma Jail for $125,000, by Derek Gilna
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More from Derek Gilna:
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- Gang Enhancement: California Court Reverses Denial of Motion for New Trial, March 16, 2018
- Washington Supremes: Former Prisoner Can Take Bar, March 16, 2018
- Not Disclosed: NSA-Obtained Evidence, March 16, 2018
- Kansas Supremes: No Lifetime Post-Release Supervision, March 16, 2018
- Mass. Disciplines Prosecutors: No More Business as Usual, March 16, 2018
- Law Enforcement Scrambles to Hide Stingray Use, March 16, 2018
- Georgia Attempts to Limit Access to Official State Law, March 16, 2018
- $ Millions to Settle Philly Police Misconduct Cases, March 16, 2018
- Fight Mass Incarceration? There’s an App for That, March 16, 2018
More from these topics:
- Judge's Husband Profited From Prison Stock, March 12, 2018. Private Prisons, Corrections Corporation of America/CoreCivic, GEO Group/Wackenhut, Judicial Misconduct, Immigration.
- Confidential ICE Handbook Lays Out Paths for Investigations to Avoid Constitutional Challenges, March 12, 2018. Immigration, Constitution, state.
- DHS Report Shows “Significant Prison Population of Incarcerated Aliens”, March 6, 2018. Immigration.
- ABA: Tennessee Court Violates Misdemeanants Right to Counsel, Feb. 22, 2018. Attorneys, Appointment of Counsel, Public Defenders.
- Ninth Circuit Blocks Deportation of ICE Detainee Who Received $125,000 for County Jail Rape, Jan. 31, 2018. Sexual Assault, Jail Specific, Immigration.
- Canada to Apologize, Pay $10.5 Million to Former Guantanamo Detainee, Jan. 31, 2018. War on Terror, Wrongful Imprisonment, Immigration.
- Poor and Mentally Ill Languish in Mississippi Jails for Months or Years Awaiting Indictments, Jan. 31, 2018. Appointment of Counsel, Public Defenders, Bail Bonds, Mental Health.
- Virginia: Undocumented Immigrant Receives $12,000 Settlement for Overdetention, Jan. 31, 2018. Overdetention, Immigration.
- “My Phone Was My Life”—Challenging Warrantless Border Searches of Devices, Jan. 19, 2018. Searches, Immigration.
- Equivocal Request for Counsel Requires Police to Seek Clarification of Suspect’s Intent Under Oregon Law, Jan. 19, 2018. Appointment of Counsel, Public Defenders, Criminal Procedure.