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Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Probation, First Amendment
Ninth Circuit Reverses Revocation of Supervised Release Over Blog Post by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The federal government's attempt to restrict a former prisoner’s First Amendment right to free speech has been reversed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Darren Chaker was convicted of a white collar crime ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Sentencing
Arkansas Prisoner’s Illegal Sentence Remanded Despite Filing Wrong Challenge by In a December 15, 2016 ruling, the Arkansas Supreme Court ordered a trial court to re-sentence a prisoner who was illegally sentenced to an extra 10 years in prison. The Court issued the order even though it dismissed the prisoner’s ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Witnesses, Probation
Tenth Circuit Remands Two-year Sentence for Federal Probation Violation by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On October 25, 2016, the Tenth Circuit remanded a case involving a federal probation violation for resentencing due to the improper admission of hearsay testimony from a probation officer. Tremale Henry was on federal supervised ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Filed under: Pardons/Clemency
Schwarzenegger Secretly Commutes Sentence of Friend's Son; Victim Notification Not Required in California Clemency Decisions by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson The California Court of Appeals held that the victim notification requirements of "Marsy's Law" do not extend to the Governor's sentence commutation authority. Near midnight on October 3, 2008, ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Tennessee Private Probation Firm Probed for Alleged Abuses by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Various misdemeanor probationers in Rutherford County, Tennessee have filed a federal lawsuit against Rutherford County, Pathways Community Corrections (PCC), previously known as Providence Community Corrections, and various probation officers, seeking injunctive relief and class action status ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Herman v. Owney, IL, Complaint, Wrongful Incarceration Rape, 2015 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COOK COUNTY, ILLINOIS COUNTY DEPARTMENT, LAW DIVISION -- ,_.;, JOHN HERMAN, Plaintiff, v. APRIL M. OWNEY, 'Defendant ) ) ) ) ) ) ) c::> -n No.: f'"l \..J 201.sL001m5 CALEND,AR/~-OOM C. DEBBOLI and complaining of ...
Brief • July 14, 2017
Ferguson v. Short, MO, Judgment, Wrongful Conviction, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI RYAN FERGUSON, Plaintiff, v. ) ) ) ) ) Case No. 14-04062-CV-C-NKL ) JOHN SHORT, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) JUDGMENT IN A CIVIL CASE ___ Jury Verdict. This ...
Urban Institute - A Matter of Time, Executive Summary, 2017 JUSTICE POLICY CENTER A Matter of Time The Causes and Consequences of Rising Time Served in America’s Prisons Leigh Courtney, Sarah Eppler-Epstein, Elizabeth Pelletier, Ryan King, and Serena Lei July 2017 This document is the executive summary for the feature ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Payne v. County of Cook, IL, Amended Complaint, Illegal Police Search, 2016 Case: 1:15-cv-03154 Document #: 120 Filed: 04/12/16 Page 1 of 49 PageID #:782 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION ORANGELO PAYNE, Plaintiff v. ) ) ) ) COUNTY OF COOK, ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Payne v. County of Cook, IL, Judgment, Illegal Police Search, 2016 1:15-cv-03154 ILND 450 (Rev.Case: 10/13) Judgment in a Civil ActionDocument #: 155 Filed: 12/09/16 Page 1 of 1 PageID #:1075 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Orangelo Payne, Plaintiff(s), Case No. 15 cv ...
Publication • July 7, 2017
Office of the Inspector General - Review of...Smart on Crime Initiative, Evaluation and Inspections Division, 2017 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Review of the Department’s Implementation of Prosecution and Sentencing Reform Principles under the Smart on Crime ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Embattled Private Probation Company Ceases Operations by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In July 2016, Pathways community Corrections, a private probation company, announced that it had voluntarily ceased operations in Tennessee following a series of complaints, a federal lawsuit and an investigation by state officials that uncovered evidence the company ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York Prison Cannot Hold Sex Offender Beyond Expiration of Sentence by The Supreme Court's Appellate Division, Third Department, held that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) may not hold a prisoner beyond his maximum sentence expiration date even if suitable post-release housing has not ...
Brief • June 29, 2017
Davis v. State of Ohio, OH, Complaint, Wrongful Incarceration, 2016 1 -~: 'o"PlG~~ FILED t IN THE COURT OF CLAIMS OF OHIO r~ FRANK C. DAVIS 15211 Martin Glen Terrace Midlothian, Virginia 23112, Plaintiff, vs. STATE OF OHIO Serve: Ohio Attorney General MikeDeWine 30 East Broad Street, 17th Floor Columbus, ...
Brief • June 29, 2017
Davis v. State of Ohio, OH, Settlement, Wrongful Incarceration, 2017 -... ' . IN THE OHIO COURT OF CLAIMS FRANK C. DAVIS Plaintiff Case No. 2016-00251-WI Judge Patrick M. McGrath Magistrate Holly T. Shaver v. STATE OF OHIO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS Defendant l. This Settlement Agreement ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Tennessee Assistant District Attorney - Letter to Parole Board, 2016 OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL GLENN R. FUNK District Attorney General September 26, 2016 David Liner Executive Director, Tennessee Board of Parole 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1300 Nashville, TN 37243 Subject: Robert Earl Polk, DOB 2/16/1983 Dear Director ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Justice Policy Institute - Defining Violence, 2016 DEFINING VIOLENCE: Reducing Incarceration by Rethinking America’s Approach to Violence Justice Policy Institute │ August 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction.……………………………………………………………..1 Part I: A moment in time: the offense reflects singular events, not a person’s capacity to change…….……………………….…..…..6  Homicide: Low recidivism rates……………………………..6 Justice ...
Publication • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Lobbying, Bail, Bail Bonds
ACLU - $elling Off Our Freedom, 2017 MAY 2017 $ELLING OFF OUR FREEDOM How insurance corporations have taken over our bail system CONTENTS Color Of Change and ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice would like to acknowledge: Katie Unger, who spearheaded the research and analysis for this report. Thanks to the ...
Affluenza Epidemic Rampant in Our Nation’s Criminal Justice System by Gary Hunter by Gary Hunter Af-flu-en-za /n. <L. affluentia, see AFFLUENCE + <LL. Influens, see INFLUENCE/: an acute and infectious disease caused by greed and favoritism in the judicial system and characterized by preferential treatment and lenient sentences for wealthy ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Double Blind: Preventing Eyewitness Error by Christopher Moraff by Christopher Moraff, The Crime Report On the evening of November 20, 1998, two teenaged girls left a Rite Aid in East Baltimore and were accosted by a knife-wielding man demanding money. During the confrontation, a 16-year-old named Toni Bullock was dragged into ...
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