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Articles by Jenifer Lockwood

Oops! Accidental Dismissal of Case Over Alabama Jail Detainee’s Death Not Forgiven by Eleventh Circuit

by Jenifer Lockwood

Sticking with the adage that ignorance of the law is no excuse, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled on August 20, 2021, that it could not grant relief to a plaintiff who unintentionally dismissed jail guards from a suit over the allegedly wrongful ...

Floridians Face Prison for Voting from Jail

Tough-on-Crime Republicans Retaliate Against Rights Restoration Efforts

by Jenifer Lockwood and Panagioti Tsolkas

In February 2022, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) concluded an eight-month investigation involving the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections Office’s effort to register voters in the county jail. So far, the effort has resulted in ...