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Article • March 28, 2017
Jon Burge, Torturer of Over 100 Black Men, Is Out of Prison After Less Than Four Years by Flint Taylor Chicago’s notorious former police commander is released from prison. A human rights lawyer representing police torture victims responds. by Flint Taylor, In These Times Today, former Chicago police commander Jon Burge, ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Paying the Piper by David J. Krajicek by David J. Krajicek, The Crime Report Montgomery, Alabama’s City Court is a Debt-Collecting Machine Montgomery, Alabama--Anyone who wishes to enter Municipal Court in Alabama’s capital city must first be sanctioned by a court officer who scans your belongings, then polices your attire. “Tuck ...
Article • March 24, 2017
Spokane County Settles Class-Action Suit Over Jailing; Those Unable to Pay Fines by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On September 19, 2014, a Washington State federal court signed off on the preliminary settlement of a class-action lawsuit brought against Spokane County for routinely jailing people with court-ordered fines or other ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Def Motion to Compel Arbitration, Telephone Terms of Service, 2015 Case 2:13-cv-04989-WJM-MF Document 95 Filed 08/07/15 Page 1 of 2 PageID: 767 GREENBERG TRAURIG, LLP 200 Park Avenue Florham Park, New Jersey 07932 Philip R. Sellinger Aaron Van Nostrand Ph: (973) 360-7900 Attorneys for Defendants Global ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Def Reply BiO to Motion to Compel Arbitration, Telephone Terms of Service, 2015 Case 2:13-cv-04989-WJM-MF Document 103 Filed 09/08/15 Page 1 of 20 PageID: 894 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY BOBBIE JAMES, et al., 13 Civ. 4989 (WJM) (MF) Plaintiffs, vs. GLOBAL TEL*LINK ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Opinion, Telephone Terms of Service, 2016 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY BOBBIE JAMES, et al., Plaintiffs, v. GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION, INMATE TELEPHONE SERVICE and DSI-ITI LLC, Civ. No. 13-4989 (WJM) OPINION Defendants. This matter comes before the Court on Defendants’ motion ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Opposition to Motion to Compel Arbitration, Telephone Terms of Service, 2015 Case 2:13-cv-04989-WJM-MF Document 99 Filed 08/25/15 Page 1 of 35 PageID: 820 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY BOBBIE JAMES, et al. on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, Civil Action ...
Brief • March 15, 2017
James v. GTL, NJ, Order on Motion to Compel Arbitration, Telephone Terms of Service, 2016 Case 2:13-cv-04989-WJM-MF Document 117 Filed 02/11/16 Page 1 of 1 PageID: 1123 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEW JERSEY BOBBIE JAMES, et al., Plaintiffs, Civ. No. 13-4989 (WJM) v. GLOBAL TEL*LINK CORPORATION, ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Convicted Oregon Teachers Collect $10.8 Million Annual Pensions at Taxpayer Expense by Oregon teachers who sexually abuse students or commit other felonies still receive sizeable pensions, at a cost to taxpayers of at least $10.8 million annually, according to Freedom Foundation Oregon, a "think and action tank promoting individual liberty, ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Connecticut Supreme Court: Insanity Acquittee May Be Held in Prison on Bond by On November 3, 2015, the Supreme Court of Connecticut held that an insanity acquittee who was being held in a maximum-security psychiatric hospital could be held in prison if unable to pay the $100,000 bond set for ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
New Jersey: Jail Time for Unpaid Littering Fine Results in Civil Suit by Anthony Kneisser flicked a cigarette butt out of his car window on the New Jersey Turnpike and found himself jailed when he appeared in court in 2014 for the littering offense, as he couldn’t pay the $200 ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
The Financial Firm that Cornered the Market on Jails by Arun Gupta Thousands of arrestees a year are forced into get-out-of-jail-broke cards that are loaded up with deceptive fees. by Arun Gupta, The Nation A year and a half ago, after a grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Ohio: Garnishment from Exempt Funds in Prison Account States Mandamus Claim by The Ohio Supreme Court has reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a prisoner’s mandamus claims related to the garnishment of exempt funds in her prison account. Ohio state prisoner Agatha Martin Williams was sentenced to 102 months and ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Medicare Penalties Await Released Prisoners Who Apply After Age 65 by Derek Gilna Add potential penalties for late Medicare registration to the list of hurdles that prisoners must clear if they are released after their 65th birthday. Medicare regulations impose a penalty of 10% per year for each year of ...
Article • February 24, 2017
Our Bail System Is Leaving Innocent People To Die In Jail Because They’re Poor by When freedom is only available to those who can afford it, many end up paying with their lives. By Nick Wing, The Huffington Post Of the nearly 750,000 inmates confined in jails around the U.S. ...
Article • January 12, 2017
Chain Gang 2.0: If You Can’t Afford This GPS Ankle Bracelet, You Get Thrown In Jail by Eric Markowitz by Eric Markowitz, International Business Times On a recent broiling August day, Antonio Green, an out-of-work construction worker, sat in his living room, a folder full of receipts open across his legs. ...
Report Finds Charging Criminal Justice Fees Perpetuates Mass Incarceration by Matthew Clarke The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law released a report in May 2015 titled, “Charging Inmates Perpetuates Mass Incarceration.” Mass incarceration refers to the fact that the United States, which has around 5% ...
Exonerated Ohio Prisoner’s Claim for Improperly Released Medical Record to Proceed by An Ohio Court of Appeals held a trial court improperly granted summary judgment to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC) in a lawsuit claiming invasion of privacy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The suit was ...
Article • January 3, 2017
New Federal Study Shows Half of Incarcerated Veterans Have Mental Disorder by Christopher Zoukis A report compiled by a well-respected prisoner group indicates that while the Massachusetts Department of Corrections is diligent in collecting profits from prisoners' commissary purchases, it has failed to spend those funds on prisoner benefit purchases, ...
Charging the Poor - Criminal Justice Debt & Modern-Day Debtors' Prisons, Sobol, 2016 Legal Studies Research Paper Series Research Paper No. 16–09 Charging the Poor: Criminal Justice Debt & Modern-Day Debtors' Prisons Neil L. Sobol This paper can be downloaded without charge from the Social Science Research Network Electronic Paper ...
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