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Articles by Jimmie Franks

10th Circuit: Prisoner Mail Protected by First Amendment

By Jimmy Franks

In a decision filed December 18, 2008, the 10th Circuit reversed a district court dismissal of a §1983 claim brought by a prisoner in the Saline County Detention Center in Salina, Kansas. The prisoner, Kendall Trent Brown, filed the civil rights claim pro se on March 7, ...

Vengeance Meets Recidivism

By Jimmy Franks

As vote-hungry politicians and vengeance-minded citizens continue to make it increasingly difficult for parolees to successfully reintegrate into society, prison recidivism remains a problem of epic proportions. Viewed objectively, the correlation between these two phenomena is readily apparent, although no one seems intent upon making any positive ...