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Face-to-Face Family Visits Return to Some Jails by By Mindy Fetterman, Stateline The jailhouse scene from 2014 remains vivid in Rebecca Shlafer’s mind. A 3-year-old girl came to the Washington County Jail in Stillwater, Minnesota, to see her dad. “She ran down the hall, jumped up in a chair and ...
Legacy of Mass Incarceration: Parental Incarceration Impacts One in Fourteen Children by Christopher Zoukis A recent study by the research firm Child Trends revealed a stunning consequence of our nation’s policy and practice of mass incarceration: one out of every fourteen children in the U.S. has a parent who is ...
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 ...
Oregon Prison Parenting Program Dramatically Reduces Recidivism by Mark Wilson Oregon prisoners who complete a parenting program are significantly less likely to engage in criminal behavior and substance abuse after release, a long-term study found. More than half of America’s 2.3 million prisoners have children under the age of 18 ...
Study Argues that Conjugal Visits Can Reduce Number of Prison Rapes by Researchers at Florida International University contend that states where sexual intercourse between prisoners and their visiting spouses is allowed have fewer rapes and sexual assaults than states where conjugal visits are prohibited, El controversial finding that disputes the ...
Idaho DOC Can’t Stop Love; State Senator’s Ex-wife Weds Prisoner by Mark Wilson Lance Conway Wood, 48, was described as “a strong-willed inmate” with an extensive “history of ‘crossing the line’” who “exploits the human weaknesses of prison staff,” according to a federal judge. Wood, however, undoubtedly views himself as ...
Overcrowding at South Dakota Prison Impacts Family Visitation Program by A surge in female prisoners incarcerated on low-level drug charges led to the temporary shutdown of a program at the South Dakota Women’s Prison that helps prisoners maintain family ties and relationships. The Parent and Children Together (P.A.C.T.) program provides ...
Benefits of Allowing Prisoners to Raise Babies Born in Prison by Matthew Clarke Programs that allow pregnant prisoners to keep their babies and raise them in prison appear to have benefits for both the babies and their mothers. According to a recent report, two-thirds of the over 200,000 women incarcerated ...
Article • January 11, 2016
Mississippi First to Begin Conjugal Visits, Latest to End Them by David Reutter After a century of using conjugal visits as prisoner –control practice, Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) Commissioner Christopher B. Epps has brought that privilege to an end. Only five states now allow conjugal visits. In the Jim ...
Article • March 5, 2015 • from PLN March, 2015
Screening Out Family Time: The For-Profit Video Visitation Industry in Prisons and Jails by Bernadette Rabuy Screening Out Family Time: The For-Profit Video Visitation Industry in Prisons and Jails by Bernadette Rabuy and Peter Wagner Every Thursday, Lisa* logs on to her computer and spends $10 to chat for half ...
Predictors and Effects of Prison Visitation for Children, Melinda Tasca, ASU Dissertation, 2014 The author(s) shown below used Federal funds provided by the U.S. Department of Justice and prepared the following final report: Document Title: “It’s Not All Cupcakes and Lollipops”: An Investigation of the Predictors and Effects of Prison ...
Publication • February 7, 2014
Extended Family Visits in Prison, Office of Legislative Research Report, 2014 Office of Legislative Research Research Report February 7, 2014 2014-R-0053 EXTENDED FAMILY VISITS IN PRISON By: Christopher Reinhart, Chief Attorney EXTENDED FAMILY VISITS QUESTION  Defined as a prolonged visit in an area apart from the inmate population Provide ...
Article • December 15, 2013 • from PLN December, 2013
Ninth Circuit Affirms Finding that Claim Accrues Each Time a Request for Conjugal Visits is Denied by On November 21, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s finding that a prisoner’s challenge to the denial of his request for conjugal visits was not barred by the ...
Prison Visitation: A Fifty State Survey by Chesa Boudin by Chesa Boudin, Trevor Stutz and Aaron Littman This article presents a summary of the study’s findings. The full study and data set will be published in a forthcoming volume of the Yale Law and Policy Review: Chesa Boudin, Trevor Stutz ...
Article • May 15, 2012 • from PLN May, 2012
New York Prison System Allows Same-Sex Partners to Participate in Family Reunion Program by In late April 2011, the New York Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) formally adopted a regulation permitting same-sex married partners and those in civil unions to participate in the prison system’s family reunion program, also referred ...
Gay and Lesbian Prisoners: Recent Developments and a Call for More Research by Zachary Wolfe, Esq. by Zachary Wolfe, Esq.1 This is an interesting time in the changing legal landscape relating to gay and lesbian prisoners, but public and scholarly attention is lacking. Rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered ...
Article • August 15, 2008
New York Prisoner's Crime and Sentence Prevents Family Reunion Program Participation by New York state prisoner Steve Williamson appealed the 2006 dismissal of his pro se action against the Department of Correctional Services (DOCS) for denying him participation in the Family Reunion Program (program). The state appellate court affirmed the ...
Article • August 15, 2008
Ban on EFUs and Artificial Insemination for CA Lifers Upheld by California denies conjugal visits to persons sentenced to life without parole or to life without a parole date established by the parole board. The plaintiff is serving so much time that no parole date appears likely. The court declines ...
Article • June 15, 2008 • from PLN June, 2008
California Homosexual Prisoner Family Visits Policy Draws Fire by California’s newly adopted state prison policy permitting overnight conjugal visits for registered domestic partners who are in prison has been praised by homosexual advocacy groups but has drawn fire from religious conservatives. Prison conjugal visiting began in 1918 in Mississippi as ...
Article • May 15, 2007
No Right to Family Visits by The court of appeals for the Second circuit held that New York prisoners have no right to participate in a family (AKA conjugal) visiting program. Prisoners have a right to marriage but not to marital privacy. All courts to consider this issue have concluded ...
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