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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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
Dear Librarian: Filling the Information Gap for Prisoners with No Internet Access by Christopher Zoukis For most Americans, life without Google or Wikipedia would be quite different, and living without Internet access probably unimaginable. One might ask, “How would I obtain the information I need to live my life?” Yet ...
Child Support Relief Coming for Incarcerated Parents by In the last days of the Obama administration, regulators quietly ease the child support burden on parents in prison. by Eli Hager, The Marshall Project Squeezing in an executive action just a month before president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, on December 20, 2016 ...
ICE Deportations Peaked in FY 2012, Declined from 2013 to 2015 by Derek Gilna Despite the fact that the Obama administration has deported more people than any other president in U.S. history, in 2015 the number of deportations conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) reached a low not seen ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Breaking Promises - Violation sof the MA Pregnancy Standards & Anti-Shackling Law, Prison Birth Project, 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 ...
Oregon Prison Parenting Program Dramatically Reduces Recidivism by Mark Wilson Oregon prisoners who complete a parenting program are significantly less likely to engage in criminal behavior and substance abuse after release, a long-term study found. More than half of America’s 2.3 million prisoners have children under the age of 18 ...
Video Visitation Companies Try to Stop In-Person Visitation at Texas Jails by Matthew Clarke In one of the latest attempts to squeeze money out of those least able to afford it, companies that specialize in providing phone and video visitation services to prisoners in Texas jails on a local monopolistic ...
Massachusetts’ Anti-shackling Law Limits Restraints on Pregnant Prisoners but Problems Persist by Joe Watson by Joe Watson and Matt Clarke Being pregnant is stressful – just ask any woman who has been pregnant. Incarceration adds to that stress and removes support systems, so prisoners face problems during their pregnancy, birthing ...
GA: Calls for Better Prenatal Care in Jails After Pregnant Mom Loses Baby by A recent lawsuit filed against Clayton County, Georgia, and Sheriff Kem Kimbrough has prompted human rights organizations and Georgia lawmakers to clamor for set guidelines for county jails across the state regarding the proper treatment of ...
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