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Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Washington Supreme Court Reverses Prisoner’s Parental Termination Order by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In January 26, 2017, a divided Washington Supreme Court held that a trial court could not terminate the parental rights of an incarcerated father without considering the facts of his incarceration as required by legislative amendments ...
Article • October 24, 2017
Ohio Supreme Court Declares Poor Relative Not Suitable to Adopt Her Nephew by Christopher Zoukis By Christopher Zoukis The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that an imprisoned mother's sister was not a suitable placement for the mother's sheltered child because she was poor. Brittany J. gave ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Filed under: Children of Prisoners
California Appeals Court Reverses Termination of Parental Rights for Indian Child Welfare Act Notice Violation by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The California Court of Appeal for the First Appellate District has reversed a lower court's order terminating the parental rights of two imprisoned parents due to a failure to ...
Article • August 31, 2017
Indiana: Incarcerated Mother's Parental Rights Termination Overturned by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On November 10, 2016, the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed a lower court's order terminating the parental rights of a mother who found herself serving a seven month jail sentence for a drug offense. The appellate court ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Utah Supreme Court Reverses Termination of Prisoner’s Parental Rights by On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court of Utah reversed the termination of a prisoner’s parental rights because the juvenile court had interpreted a state statute as prohibiting the appointment of counsel for the prisoner. C.B.S. is a Utah prisoner ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Visiting, Fathers in Prison
New York Court Rules Mother Not Required to Bring Child to Prison to Visit Incarcerated Father by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 20, 2016, a New York state appeals court upheld a ruling by a judge of the Family Court of Warren County denying a petition by an ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Montana Supreme Court Upholds Termination of Incarcerated Father's Parental Rights, But Vacates Incarceration As a Basis for Doing So by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of Montana approved a district court order terminating the parental rights of a father serving a ten year ...
Brief • June 26, 2017
Hidalgo v. New Mexico Dept of Corrections, NM, Temporary Restraining Order, Breastfeeding, 2017 FILED IN MY OFFICE DISTRICT COURT CLERK 6/16/2017 3:35:10 PM STEPHEN T. PACHECO Gloria Landin FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT COUNTY OF SANTA FE STATE OF NEW MEXICO MONIQUE HIDALGO, individually and as next friend to ISABELLA HIDALGO, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Children of Prisoners
WA: Prisoners May Not Have Their Incarceration Used Against Them at Child Dependency Proceedings by On July 14, 2016, the Washington Supreme Court issued a decision affirming statutory provisions that strengthen the rights of incarcerated parents when the state initiates child dependency proceedings or tries to terminate parental rights. In ...
Brief • 2017
Woods v. Marler, PA, Complaint, Pre-trial Visitation, 2017 Case 2:17-cv-04443-MAK Document 1 Filed 10/05/17 Page 1 of 43 fu-ioooo~iood horem~~,:,?,~~~ili~!! •~ire ofptoodm.,J:l:-t'l:,:d~Y ~~ JS 44 (Rev. 06/17) ·s form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of ...
Publication • 2017
ACLU - U.S. ICE's Detention and Treatment of Pregnant Women, Letter to CRCL and DHS, 2017 September 26, 2017 VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL Cameron Quinn Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Lane, SW Washington, DC 20528 John Roth Inspector General Department of Homeland Security ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Harris v. City of Chicago, IL, Response to Mot to Bar Def Expert, Wrongful Conviction, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-04391 Document #: 250 Filed: 01/30/17 Page 1 of 8 PageID #:5995 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION NICOLE HARRIS Plaintiff, v. CITY OF CHICAGO, ...
Brief • May 4, 2017
Mendiola-Martinez v. Arpaio, AZ, Settlement, Shackling Pregnant Prisoners, 2016 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND GENERAL RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS This Settlement Agreement and General Release of All Claims (hereinafter "Agreement") is made by Plaintiff Miriam Mendiola-Martinez and Defendants Joseph M. Arpaio, and Maricopa County (hereinafter "Plaintiff," "Defendants," and/or the "Undersigned"). · WHEREAS, ...
Brief • May 2, 2017
Mendiola-Martinez v. Arpaio, AZ, Amended Complaint, Shackling Pregnant Prisoners, 2012 Case 2:11-cv-02512-DGC Document 7 Filed 05/14/12 Page 1 of 19 1 2 3 4 Joy Bertrand, Esq. PO Box 2734 Scottsdale, Arizona 85252-2734 Telephone: 480-656-3919 Fax: 480-361-4694 joyous@mailbag.com www.joybertrandlaw.com Arizona State Bar No. 024181 5 6 ATTORNEY FOR: PLAINTIFF 7 ...
Article • May 1, 2017
Behind bars, beyond means: the crushing expense of loving someone in prison by Lisa Riordan Seville by Lisa Riordan Seville and Zara Katz, The Guardian When Kristal Bush’s mother nearly went broke from the expense of visiting her son in prison, Kristal saw an opportunity to connect Philadelphia families to loved ...
Publication • April 10, 2017
The Prison Birth Project and Prisoners’ Legal Services of MA - Breaking-Promises, 2016 BREAKING PROMISES: VIOLATIONS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS PREGNANCY STANDARDS & ANTI-SHACKLING LAW © May 2016 The Prison Birth Project and Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts Prison Birth Project 400 Dwight Street Holyoke, MA 01040 collective@theprisonbirthproject.org www.theprisonbirthproject.org The Prison ...
HRDC Supports Lawsuit Against Jailing of Immigrant Children by The Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC), the parent organization of Prison Legal News, has joined a friend-of-the-court brief in a lawsuit challenging the federal government’s practice of holding young, immigrant children in prison-like facilities for indefinite periods of time. In an ...
Article • March 31, 2017
Filed under: Mothers in Prison
The Pen by Rebecca Onion Inmates at America’s oldest women’s prison are writing a history of it—and exploding the myth of its benevolent founders. by Rebecca Onion, Slate In 1873, two Quaker reformers living in Indiana, shocked by allegations of sexual abuse of female prisoners at the state’s unisex institution, pushed ...
Brief • March 17, 2017
Harris v. City of Chicago, IL, Motion to Bar Def Expert, Wrongful Conviction, 2017 Case: 1:14-cv-04391 Document #: 213 Filed: 01/06/17 Page 1 of 13 PageID #:3892 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION NICOLE HARRIS, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
EPI - Mass Incarceration and Children's Outcomes, 2016 Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes Criminal justice policy is education policy Report • By Leila Morsy and Richard Rothstein • December 15, 2016 Summary: Parental incarceration leads to an array of cognitive and noncognitive outcomes known to affect children’s performance in school. ...
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