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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 ...
Article • November 1, 2016
Texas Plans to Allow In-Prison Marriage Ceremonies for Prisoners by Texas prison officials have announced plans to permit what has long been prohibited in Texas prisons--weddings. The move was spurred by the elimination of proxy marriages for prisoners, the traditionally method used by Texas prisoners to marry. Proxy marriages allow ...
Article • September 8, 2016
Britain Allows Same-Sex Civil Partnerships Inside Prisons by Same-sex prisoner couples in Britain, including those in the highest security classification, have been given the go ahead to enter into civil partnership and have appropriate ceremonies. Prison Service Order 4445 outlines the requirements for prisoners seeking to enter into same-sex civil ...
Article • August 19, 2016
Fifth Circuit Reverses Supervised Release Condition Prohibiting Defendant from Residing with Anyone Who Is Not A Blood Relative or Who He Is Not Married To by On June 16, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a supervised release condition prohibiting a defendant from living with ...
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 ...
Wood v. Panther, ID, Complaint, OR retaliation harassment transfer marriage, 2015 Case 1:15-cv-00092-CWD Document 2 Filed 03/17/15 Page 1 of 20 Case 1:15-cv-00092-CWD Document 2 Filed 03/17/15 Page 2 of 20 Case 1:15-cv-00092-CWD Document 2 Filed 03/17/15 Page 3 of 20 Case 1:15-cv-00092-CWD Document 2 Filed 03/17/15 Page 4 of ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
Seventh Circuit Reverses Denial of Former Prison Guard’s Marriage to Prisoner by Derek Gilna Rebecca Riker, a kitchen supervisor at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Indiana, became romantically involved with prisoner Paul Vest, who also worked in the kitchen. When their relationship was exposed, Riker resigned her position and ...
Article • March 30, 2016
Filed under: Discrimination, Marriage
Missouri: Law Requiring Prisoners’ Presence for Marriage Licenses Unconstitutional by Joe Watson U.S. District Judge Gary Fenner ruled on February 6, 2014, that a Missouri law that effectively prohibits prisoners from getting married is unconstitutional because it violates the due process clause of the 14th Amendment. The law – Missouri ...
Article • February 2, 2016 • from PLN February, 2016
Texas Prisons to Allow In-person Wedding Ceremonies after Prohibition on Proxy Marriages by Prisoners in Texas will once again be allowed to marry someone on the outside under new rules formulated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDJC) in the wake of an outcry of public opinion following a ...
Article • July 7, 2015 • from PLN July, 2015
Filed under: Gay/Lesbian, Marriage
Arizona Department of Corrections Adopts Same-Sex Marriage Policy by Michael Brodheim Arizona Department of Corrections Adopts Same-Sex Marriage Policy by Michael Brodheim Corrections officials in Arizona have changed a policy related to prisoner marriages to allow same-sex unions, now that such marriages are legal in the state. However, prisoners are ...
Article • July 9, 2014 • from PLN July, 2014
England, Increasing Number of States Allow Same-Sex Prisoner Marriages or Civil Unions by England, Increasing Number of States Allow Same-Sex Prisoner Marriages or Civil Unions Prisoners in England, including those in the highest security classification, are being allowed to enter into same-sex civil partnerships due to a policy change that ...
Brief • February 25, 2014
Filed under: Marriage
Gillpatrick v. NE DOC - Complaint Filed in Lancaster District Court *** EFILED *** Case Number: D02CI140000669 Transaction ID: 0001080219 Filing Date: 02/25/2014 07:09:21 AM CST IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LANCASTER COUNTY, NEBRASKA PAUL GILLPATRICK and NICCOLE WETHERELL, ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Brief • February 6, 2014
Filed under: Marriage
Amos v. Higgins, MO, Judgement, Marriage Licenses, 2014 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI CENTRAL DIVISION JULIA AMOS, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. MICHELE A. HIGGINS, Moniteau County Recorder of Deeds, in her official capacity, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Case ...
Article • August 15, 2013 • from PLN August, 2013
West Virginia Court-Supervised Parole and Condition Barring Association with Spouse Upheld by West Virginia's Supreme Court has upheld a circuit court's authority to impose court-supervised parole, and affirmed a parole condition that barred a parolee's association with convicted felons – including her spouse. On June 9, 2009, Karen Tanner pleaded ...
Publication • 2013
Filed under: Marriage, Fathers in Prison
Focus - Neither Here Nor There Incarceration and Family, Kristin Turney, 2013 Neither here nor there: Incarceration and family instability Kristin Turney Kristin Turney is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Family instability in the United States has increased dramatically since the 1970s. Demographic changes in ...
Article • June 15, 2012 • from PLN June, 2012
Filed under: Family, Marriage
Hawaii ACLU Files Suit on Behalf of Women Who Want to Marry Prisoners by Alex Friedmann On May 15, 2012, the ACLU of Hawaii filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the state Department of Public Safety (DPS) of unlawful discrimination by prohibiting four women from marrying Hawaii prisoners housed ...
Texas’ Parole Condition X Violates Due Process by Gary Hunter Texas’ parole Condition X has come under scrutiny in a federal court case. On December 12, 2008, a U.S. magistrate judge issued a 30-page order granting partial summary judgment in favor of parolee David Brian Jennings, after concluding that the ...
Article • August 15, 2009 • from PLN August, 2009
Eleventh Circuit Reverses Dismissal of Challenge to Florida DOC Ban on Pen Pal Requests by The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court order dismissing a Florida prisoner’s civil rights action that challenged a prison policy which prohibited him from sending letters to churches and ministers requesting ...
Article • July 15, 2009
Prison Officials Must Assist Prisoners in Getting Married by Failing to assist a prisoner in getting married is a cognizable First Amendment violation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided on July 31, 2003. Laura Toms and Ira Chaiffetz, an Ohio prisoner, had a hard time getting ...
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