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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 • 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. ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Filed under: Family Law
Divorce Granted to Wife of Incarcerated Man Vacated By Georgia Supreme Court after Multiple Appeals by On November 7, 2016, the Georgia Supreme Court set aside a trial court decision granting a divorce judgment to the spouse of an incarcerated man. The state high court held there was no evidence ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Decision to Terminate Parental Rights of Incarcerated Father Vacated After His Conviction Overturned on Appeal by On July 7, 2016, the Rhode Island Supreme Court reversed a Family Court order terminating the parental rights of a man locked up for first degree murder after that conviction was reversed while the ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Texas Court of Appeals Upholds Termination of Prisoners’ Parental Rights by In January 2016, in separate cases, the Texas Court of Appeals upheld the termination of two prisoners’ parental rights after they used drugs and were incarcerated multiple times while child-removal actions were pending. Jade, a fictitious name given to ...
Arkansas Prisoner’s Parental Rights Terminated by The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the termination of a prisoner’s parental rights. George Blumley was in prison on October 7, 2012, when the biological mother of his nine year old son, G.B., was arrested on several charges relative to a domestic violence incident.  The ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Filed under: Prosecutors, Family, Marriage
New York DA Supervisor Engages in Kinky Fetishes, Wife Claims by Derek Gilna The estranged wife of Jeffrey Stein, the top administrative supervisor in the prosecutor’s office for Nassau County, New York, filed a civil divorce petition claiming her husband’s kinky sexual preferences gave her post traumatic stress disorder. According ...
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