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Article • February 24, 2017
Our Bail System Is Leaving Innocent People To Die In Jail Because They’re Poor by When freedom is only available to those who can afford it, many end up paying with their lives. By Nick Wing, The Huffington Post Of the nearly 750,000 inmates confined in jails around the U.S. ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Studies on Financing of Judicial Campaigns Indicate Need for Reform by Derek Gilna Several recent reports have examined the impact that skyrocketing campaign spending has on state court judicial elections, and whether the infusion of cash into such races is compromising judicial impartiality and integrity. One study, “Bankrolling the Bench: ...
Article • February 8, 2017 • from PLN February, 2017
Death Penalty Opponents File Suit to Thwart California’s Prop. 66 by On November 9, 2016, death penalty opponents led by former state Attorney General John Van de Kamp and former El Dorado County supervisor Ron Briggs filed a lawsuit challenging Proposition 66, which had been approved by voters just a ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright Since we started publishing PLN in 1990, the injustices of the parole system, or that of never-ending punishment and sentences without end, has been an enduring theme. In the 1970s it was prisoners’ rights activists and advocates who called for an end to parole ...
This cruel new policy makes it near impossible for kids to see their incarcerated parents by By Dana Bazelon, Vox Unless you are an attorney, it requires a great deal of effort and some organization to visit someone in prison. You have to want it. There are forms to be signed ...
Model Mental Health Care Diversion System Started by Miami Judge by David Reutter Thanks to the efforts of Florida Eleventh Circuit Court Judge Steve Leifman, Miami-Dade County is leading the way in how police and the courts deal with the mentally ill. As PLN has reported over the years, jails ...
Report Finds Charging Criminal Justice Fees Perpetuates Mass Incarceration by Matthew Clarke The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law released a report in May 2015 titled, “Charging Inmates Perpetuates Mass Incarceration.” Mass incarceration refers to the fact that the United States, which has around 5% ...
Continued Need for Prison and Criminal Justice Reforms by Advocates for prisoners’ rights and criminal justice reform have never forgotten the September 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, which resulted in the deaths of 33 prisoners and 10 employees. The institutionalized brutality at Attica, which led ...
Publication • January 4, 2017
Correcting Food Policy in Washington Prisons, Prison Voice Washington, 2016 This report describes how the unhealthy food served and sold to people incarcerated in state prisons directly violates the state’s Healthy Nutrition Guidelines and will lead to costly health care expenditures on preventable diseases, in violation of Executive Order 13-06. ...
Crime Survivors Speak - First-Ever National Survey on Victims' Views on Safety and Justice, ASJ, 2016 ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY & JUSTICE ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE ABOUT ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), a project of the Tides Center, is ...
Building Bridges - An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration, Bazelon Center, 2002 Building Bridges An Act to Reduce Recidivism by Improving Access to Benefits for Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities upon Release from Incarceration MODEL LAW AND COMMENTARY ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Cell Taught, Self Taught - The Chicano Movement Behind Bars, Chase, 2015 589949 research-article2015 JUHXXX10.1177/0096144215589949Journal of Urban HistoryChase Special Section: Urban America and the Carceral State Cell Taught, Self Taught: The Chicano Movement Behind Bars Urban Chicanos, Rural Prisons, and the Prisoners’ Rights Movement Journal of Urban History 2015, Vol. ...
Confronting Criminal Justice Debt - A Guide for Policy Form, CJPP, 2016 CONFRONTING CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEBT A GUIDE FOR POLICY REFORM September 2016 CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY PROGRAM HARVARD LAW SCHOOL A © Copyright 2016, Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School. All rights reserved. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Confronting Criminal Justice Debt: ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Considerations in building an individual or system-wide medical care case, Medical issues panel, UCLA Prisoners’ Advocates Conference, September 2016 Considerations in building an individual or system-wide medical care case Medical issues panel, UCLA Prisoners’ Advocates Conference, September 2016 1. Gather facts  prisoners and former prisoners (get people to exhaust ...
A Way Forward - Diverting People with Mental Illness from Inhumane and Expensive Jails into Community-Based Treatment that Works, ACLU & Bazelon, 2014 A WAY FORWARD: Diverting People with Mental Illness from Inhumane and Expensive Jails into Community-Based Treatment that Works TABLE OF CONTENTS I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY.......................................................................................................... 1 A. FINDINGS............................................................................................................................ ...
Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell, ASCA, 2016 Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell: Aiming to Reduce Time-In-Cell Reports from Correctional Systems on the Numbers of Prisoners in Restricted Housing and on the Potential of Policy Changes to Bring About Reforms Association of State Correctional Administrators The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program Yale Law ...
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A Vision for Black Lives - Policy, Demands for Black Power, Freedom & Justice, M4BL, 2016 P OLIC Y. M 4 BL .ORG Black humanity and dignity requires Black political will and power. Despite constant exploitation and perpetual oppression, Black people have bravely and brilliantly been the driving force pushing ...
The New Slave Revolt by By Chris Hedges, TruthDig A nationwide prison work stoppage and hunger strike, begun on Sept. 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica uprising, have seen over 20,000 prisoners in about 30 prisons do what we on the outside should do—refuse to cooperate. “We will not only ...
Attica Prison Guards Who Viciously Beat Prisoner Avoid Jail Time but Lose Jobs by George Williams, now 33, was in his prison cell watching TV as the scene that would lead to his brutal beating unfolded below him. Williams’ ordeal began during mail call in New York’s Attica Correctional Facility. ...
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