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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 ...
White v. Dona Ana County Detention Center, NM, Recommendation, Mailroom Law Library, 2011 Case 2:08-cv-00955-WJ-GBW Document 138 Filed 01/12/11 Page 1 of 45 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW MEXICO DENVER JAMES WHITE, Plaintiff, v. No. CV 08‐0955 WJ/GBW DONA ANA COUNTY DETENTION CENTER, ET ...
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 ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Filed under: Legal Mail
Vermont Supreme Court Adopts Prison “Mailbox Rule” by In Houston v. Lack, 487 U.S. 266 (1988), the U.S. Supreme Court held that it was unfair for courts to refuse to file prisoners’ pleadings because they were filed late if the prisoner delivered the pleading to prison officials before the filing deadline. ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Michigan County Jail Loses Appeal on Legal Mail, Settles with ACLU by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Officials in Livingston County, Michigan have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, which argued that a “postcard-only” policy for mail sent to prisoners at ...
$5,000 Settlement for Prison Interfering with California Prisoner's Mail by In November 2015, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DORC) settled for $5,000 a federal civil rights action brought by DORC prisoner Sherman Manning alleging interference with Manning's mail and retaliation for his publication of books critical of the ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Eleventh Circuit Reverses Finding that Seizure of Prisoner’s Legal Mail Stated Claim by A Georgia federal district court, in denying a motion to dismiss, found an attorney has a Fourth Amendment right to “privacy and possessory interest in letters mailed to him, and that the government may not take and ...
Article • August 24, 2016
Pennsylvania Policy Requiring Control Number for Qualification as Legal Mail Unconstitutional by David Reutter Finding that no legitimate penological interest existed to support a Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PDOC) policy that required a PDOC-issued control number be included on correspondence for it to qualify as legal mail, a Pennsylvania U.S. ...
Article • August 19, 2016
Court Orders California Prison Officials to Process Prisoner’s Administrative Appeals by Court Orders California Prison Officials to Process Prisoner’s Administrative Appeals In February 2008, a Superior Court in California held that Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP) officials had improperly “screened out” two administrative appeals filed by SVSP prisoner Lorenzo Fosselman, ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Inmate Mail and Incoming Publications, PA DOC, 2011 POLICY STATEMENT Commonwealth of Pennsylvania • Department of Corrections Policy Subject: Policy Number: Inmate Mail and Incoming Publications Date of Issue: December 2, 2011 Authority: Signature on File DC-ADM 803 Effective Date: December 23, 2011 John E. Wetzel I. AUTHORITY The Authority ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Inmate Mail Policy, UT DOC, 2011 DC-ADM 803, Inmate Mail and Incoming Publications Procedures Manual Section 3 - Handling and Distribution of Mail 4. Outgoing correspondence must be sealed and delivered to the mailroom by the staff coordinator. E. Incoming Publications 1. General Procedures a. Incoming publications are not to ...
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 ...
Davis et al v. Abercrombie et al, HI, Letter to Gluck ACLU re legal mail, CCA inmate mail policy, 2009 Case 1:11-cv-00144-LEK-BMK Document 191-4 3785 Filed 10/16/12 Page !' f,. 1 of 2 "'- r' 'I \ LL\'IH LINGLE GOVERNOR ('" PageID #: j etA YTON A. FRANI( DIRECTOR DAVID ...
Brief • July 19, 2016
Filed under: Legal Mail
Williams v. Russo et al, GA, Order on MTD, legal mail, 2015.pdf Case 5:14-cv-00287-CAR Document 37 Filed 01/14/15 Page 1 of 9 THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF GEORGIA MACON DIVISION MARIO WILLIAMS, : : Plaintiff, : : v. : : No. 5:14‐cv‐287 (CAR) ANDREW RUSSO, ...
Brief • July 12, 2016
ACLU Michigan v. Livingston County et al, MI, Order, Livingston Co Jail post-card only mail policy, 2016 2:14-cv-11213-DPH-RSW Doc # 82 Filed 03/31/16 Pg 1 of 20 Pg ID 1206 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FUND OF MICHIGAN, Civil Action No. ...
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 ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Filed under: Jail Misconduct, Legal Mail
Mangiaracina v. Arpaio et al;. 9th Cir, Amicus Brief - ACLU, legal mail tampering, 2015 (1 of 31) Case: 14-15271, 05/29/2015, ID: 9554401, DktEntry: 27-1, Page 1 of 24 Case No. 14-15271 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT Nick Mangiaracina, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Joseph M. Arpaio, named as ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Filed under: Jail Misconduct, Legal Mail
Mangiaracina v. Arpaio et al;. 9th Cir, Def Opening Brief, legal mail tampering, 2015 Case: 14-15271, 05/26/2015, ID: 9549562, DktEntry: 25-1, Page 1 of 43 No. 14-15271 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT __________________________________________________ Nick Mangiaracina, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Joseph M. Arpaio, named as Sheriff Joe ...
Brief • June 7, 2016
Filed under: Jail Misconduct, Legal Mail
Mangiaracina v. Arpaio et al;. 9th Cir, Plf Reply Brief, legal mail tampering, 2015 Case: 14-15271, 06/25/2015, ID: 9588323, DktEntry: 32-1, Page 1 of 71 No. 14-15271 UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT Nick Mangiaracina, Plaintiff/Appellant, v. ON APPEAL FROM THE UNITED STATES COURT FOR THE DISTRICT ...
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