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Article • September 6, 2017
Prison Cannot Restrict Legal Visits by a Prisoner's Family Member/Attorney by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Michigan Department of Corrections Rule 607, which mandated that an attorney who is also a family member of a prisoner could not have legal visits with the prisoners, has been ruled unconstitutional. The Rule ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Federal Court Orders California to Allow SHU Prisoner Contact Attorney Visits by On April 14, 2014, a California federal court ordered the California State Prison-Corcoran to allow Security Housing Unit (SHU) prisoner Andrew R. Lopez contact visits with attorney Robert Navarro and another attorney. In the instant action, Lopez filed ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Medical, Attorney Visits
Arkansas Attorney Sues to Gain Access to Incarcerated Client by A lawyer in Little Rock, Arkansas was forced to file a lawsuit to gain access to his client in a criminal case. Attorney Patrick Benca, who represented Antoine Ramon Jackson on a capital murder charge, filed the six-page suit on ...
Brief • May 18, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Judgment, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 82 Filed 08/28/00 Pg 1 of 1 ~' AO 450 (Rev. 5/85) Judgment In 1 Clvll C.. Pg ID 296 • ~nii£h ~ta:i£s c!§l istrirt Qlourt ~~~~~~-E=A:..:.:.ST-=-=E~RN:..;_~~~~~DISTRJCTOF~~~M-I_C_H_I_G_A_N~~~~~~~~~ JOHN VINCENT, SR., and JOHN VINCENT, JR.,. Plaintiffs, JUDGMENT IN A ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Memo and Order, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 81 Filed 04/28/00 Pg 1 of 14 Pg ID 178 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION JOHN VINCENT, Sr. and JOHN VINCENT, Jr., Plaintiffs, Case No. 99-CV-71416 V. HONORABLE AVERN COHN BILL ...
CCA Prison Caught Recording Attorney-Client Meetings, Sharing Videos with Prosecutors by In March 2017, Special Master David R. Cohen filed a request with the U.S. District Court in Kansas, seeking to enlarge his investigation into whether the Leavenworth Detention Center (LDC) and the private contractor that operates the facility, Corrections ...
ICE Bans Crayons in Family Detention Center Visiting Area by Prisoners who cause property damage in correctional facilities often receive swift punishment. It was no different for the very young prisoners held in one of the United States’ most controversial detention centers. Housed with their immigrant mothers in the GEO ...
Brief • July 14, 2016
ACLU AL v. Ingle, AL, Complaint, Due Process Prisoner Attorney Visitation, 2011 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA JASPER DIVISION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION OF ALABAMA and ALLISON NEAL, Plaintiffs v. RODNEY INGLE, in his official capacity as Sheriff of Fayette County, Alabama, ...
Courts Divided on Confidentiality of Attorney-Prisoner Email by Derek Gilna The fact that prosecutors and corrections officials read emails between prisoners and their lawyers comes as no surprise to most defense attorneys, many of whom find it ironic that the very public officials paid to enforce the laws do not ...
Article • July 6, 2016 • from PLN July, 2016
California Jail Ordered to Restore Attorney-Client Contact Visits by Derek Gilna The Wayne Brown Correctional Facility in Nevada County, California changed its rules in 2013 to prohibit defense attorneys from having contact visits with their clients, allegedly due to security and cost concerns. Several prisoners filed suit, and a superior ...
Picarella et al v. Johnson et al, PA, Amended Complaint, denial of mail visition recreation counsel 8th Am, 2015
Picarella et al v. Johnson et al, PA, Complaint, denial of mail visition recreation counsel 8th Am, 2014 Case 1:14-cv-01874-CCC-CA Document 1 Filed 09/26/14 Page 1 of 13 Case 1:14-cv-01874-CCC-CA Document 1 Filed 09/26/14 Page 2 of 13 Case 1:14-cv-01874-CCC-CA Document 1 Filed 09/26/14 Page 3 of 13 Case 1:14-cv-01874-CCC-CA ...
Picarella et al v. Johnson et al, PA, Order, denial of mail visition recreation counsel 8th Am, 2016
Picarella et al v. Johnson et al, PA, Settlement Agreement, denial of mail visition recreation counsel 8th Am, 2015
Article • July 13, 2013
Irregularities Undermine Legitimacy of Second Version of 9/11 Trials by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke When the American government first determined that it would proceed with trials by military tribunal against the prisoners it held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the decision was met with skepticism by human rights advocates. The ...
Article • March 15, 2013
Iowa Supreme Court Supports Prisoner Suppression Motion by Derek Gilna In a case of first impression, the Iowa Supreme Court has reversed an Iowa Court of Appeals decision denying a "limited statutory right to a custodial in-person consultation with an attorney," and suppressed an operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated ...
Article • November 15, 2011 • from PLN November, 2011
Filed under: Visiting, Attorney Visits
Alabama Sheriff Capitulates to ACLU in Challenge to Denial of Attorney Visits by The ACLU of Alabama has reached a settlement that allows its staff members to have consultation visits with prisoners at the Fayette County Jail (FCJ). The settlement was reached within six weeks after the ACLU sued the ...
Article • August 15, 2011 • from PLN August, 2011
Judge Rejects Challenge to BOP’s Special Administrative Measures by Brandon Sample On January 27, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Lewis T. Babcock dismissed a lawsuit challenging Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) imposed by the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). SAMs are authorized under 28 C.F.R. § 501.3(a). Mohamed Rashed Daoud Al-Owhali, ...
Article • May 15, 2011
Second Circuit: Jail Can Deny Paralegals with Prior Felonies Privileged Visits by On May 13, 2003, the Second Circuit court of appeals held that a New York jail could deny privileged visitation rights to paralegals with prior felony convictions. Rogers Hicks and John Ives are paralegals with prior felony convictions ...
Army Prisoners Isolated, Denied Right to Legal Counsel by Dahr Jamail The military’s treatment of Army prisoners is “part of a broader pattern the military has of just throwing people in jail and not letting them talk to their attorneys, not let visitors come, and this is outrageous. In the ...
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