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Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Reform of Florida’s Criminal Justice Laws Urged by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Florida taxpayers spend around $2.3 billion annually on the state’s Department of Corrections – twice what they spend on Florida’s 28 public colleges combined. At least five other states also led by Republican governors and GOP ...
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 8, 2017
Filed under: Sentencing, Juveniles
California Court Refuses to Reduce Juvenile's 32 Years-to-Life Under Miller v. Alabama by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On January 24, 2017, a three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two, largely upheld the sentence of a man who was sentenced in 2011, at age ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Random Drug Tests Do Not Violate Kansas Guard's Fourth, Fourteenth Amendment Rights, Tenth Circuit Holds by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On February 6, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a decision of a Kansas federal district court judge dismissing a lawsuit filed by a ...
Mississippi Closes Troubled Former Youth Prison by Citing budgetary cuts, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) finally closed the troubled, privately-operated Walnut Grove Correctional Facility (WGCF) on September 15, 2016. As previously reported in PLN, Walnut Grove had been under a federal consent decree since 2012 over allegations of guards ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Private Prison Companies’ Plan to License “Baby Jails” Fails in Texas Legislature by Bob Libal by Bob Libal Legislation developed by private prison corporation GEO Group that would have licensed immigrant family detention centers as “child care facilities” failed in the Texas legislature in May 2017 following widespread opposition by ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Immigration, Juveniles
Federal Judge Claims Three-year-olds Can Understand Immigration Law by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis In a deposition taken in a federal lawsuit challenging the lack of legal representation for children in deportation hearings, a longtime immigration judge caused the Justice Department to distance itself from his claim that he had ...
Article • August 22, 2017
No Violation of Law for Sex Offender Volunteering for Church Youth Group; New Jersey Indictment Dismissed by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On March 22, 2016, a New Jersey appellate court affirmed the dismissal of an indictment that charged a sex offender with violating a statute which forbids such offenders ...
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 ...
Article • August 21, 2017
Filed under: Sentencing, Juveniles
Louisiana Supreme Court Invalidates Juvenile's 99-Year Sentence under Graham v. Florida and Orders Parole Eligibility by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Graham v. Florida, 560 U.S. 48, that life sentences without parole for non-homicide juveniles constituted cruel and unusual punishment. On October ...
Article • August 10, 2017
Juvenile Sex Offender from Michigan Required to Register in Kentucky; Court Holds Adjudication Counts as Conviction for Registration Purposes by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 20, 2016, the Supreme Court of Kentucky upheld the conviction of a former Michigan man for failing to register as a sex offender ...
Butzer v. CoreCivic, FL, Complaint, Juvenile Sexual Assault, 2017 Case 5:17-cv-00360-JSM-PRL Document 1 Filed 08/07/17 Page 1 of 8 PageID 1 Fl LED UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT MIDDLE DISTRICT OF FLORIDA 2Dl1 AUG - 7 AH 9: 33 CASE NO. ('" ' .. ., LESLEY BUTZER, as Mother and Next ...
Publication • July 27, 2017
New York City Board of Correction - An Assessment of Enhanced Supervision Housing for Young Adults, 2017 An Assessment of Enhanced Supervision Housing for Young Adults New York City Board of Correction July 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ............................................................................................................................................................ III This Assessment .............................................................................................................................................................. iii Young Adult ESH ........................................................................................................................................................... iv ...
Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales - Annual Report 2016-2017, 2017 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 HC 208 HM Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales Annual Report 2016–17 Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 5A of the Prison Act ...
J.J. v. Litscher, WI, Complaint, Juvenile Solitary Confinement, 2017 Case: 3:17-cv-00047 Document #: 1 Filed: 01/23/17 Page 1 of 40 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN J.J., by and through his next friend, Sakeena Jackson; K.D., by and through her next friends John Levy and Meranda ...
J.J. v. Litscher, WI, Preliminary Injunction, Juvenile Solitary Confinement, 2017 Case: 3:17-cv-00047-jdp Document #: 71 Filed: 07/10/17 Page 1 of 10 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WISCONSIN J.J., by and through his next friend Sakeena Jackson; K.D., by and through her next friends John ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Juveniles
Washington State Leads the Nation in Jailing Juvenile Status Offenders by More than two decades have passed since the murder of 13-year-old runaway Rebecca Hedman spurred Washington State lawmakers to pass a bill allowing judges to send at-risk children to juvenile detention centers. But implementation of the “Becca Bill” has ...
V.W. v. Conway, NY, Preliminary Injunction, Juvenile Solitary, 2017 Case 9:16-cv-01150-DNH-DEP Document 68 Filed 02/22/17 Page 1 of 51 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------V.W., a minor, by and through his parent and natural guardian DERECK WILLIAMS, R.C., a minor, by and through his parent and ...
V.W. v. Conway, NY, Complaint, Juvenile Solitary, 2016 Case 9:16-cv-01150-DNH-DEP Document 1 Filed 09/21/16 Page 1 of 42 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ---------------------------------------------------------------x V.W., a minor, by and through his parent : and natural guardian DERECK WILLIAMS; : R.C., a minor, by and through his ...
V.W. v. Conway, NY, Settlement, Juvenile Solitary, 2017 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -------------------------------------------------------------·}{ V.W., a minor, by and through his parent and natural guardian DERECK WILLIAMS, et al., on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Plaintiffs, 16-CV-1150 (DNH) (DEP) v. EUGENE CONWAY, Onondaga ...
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