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Wisconsin Jail Policies Unconstitutional But Not Enjoined by Mark Wilson A Wisconsin federal court held that a jail's disciplinary, mail, and publication rules were unconstitutional. The court declined to enjoin those practices, however, essentially rendering its holding a mere advisory opinion. On September 29, 1970 pretrial detainees of the Milwaukee ...
Illinois: Prisoner Who Commits Disciplinary Infraction May Also Be Prosecuted In Court by In November 2011, the Illinois Court of Appeal held that a single unlawful act by a state prisoner may give rise to both disciplinary and criminal charges. In August 2000, Anthony Gay, a prisoner at Pontiac Correctional ...
Article • September 15, 2011
Washington Jail's Denial of Good Time Without Hearing Violates Due Process by Division 3 of the Washington State Court of Appeals has held that the Ferry County Jail’s denial of good time credits to a prisoner without notice or a hearing violated the federal Due Process Clause. Kenneth Atwood, a ...
Seventh Circuit Upholds False Disciplinary Charges; Due Process Violation in Transfer to Supermax Voluntarily Dismissed by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s order dismissing a prisoner’s claim that guards violated his due process rights by fabricating a disciplinary charge and then finding him guilty based upon ...
Disciplinary Rule Description Rather than Title Controls by The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals has held that "it is the content of what is contained under a title that is critical in most instances, not the title" of a "disciplinary rule"(DR). That ruling comes in the appeal of a ...
Due Process Required Before Termination from Colorado Sex Offender Treatment Program by Bob Williams The United States District Court for the District of Colorado has again found that Colorado state prisoners convicted of sex offenses have a liberty interest in receiving treatment and must be afforded due process prior to ...
More Settlements and Verdicts in New Hampshire False Disciplinary Charge Case by A federal jury in New Hampshire has awarded a total of $150,000 to two former prisoners in the continuing saga of false disciplinary charges by a guard at the Hillsborough County Jail. These cases stem from the actions ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Modification of Disciplinary Charge After Hearing Not Due Process Violation by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a prison reviewing authority did not deprive a prisoner of due process by modifying the charge of which the prisoner was found guilty. An Indiana Correctional Industrial Facility prisoner was investigated ...
$450 Paid in NY Keeplock Case by $450 Paid in NY Keeplock Case. Ignacio Rosado, a prisoner at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, was placed in keeplock status, which is confinement to a cell 23 hours a day, for 7 days in October 1999. After a guard advised no misbehavior report ...
Iowa: Due Process Not Violated In Disciplinary Proceedings by The Supreme Court of Iowa held that an Iowa state prisoner's due process rights were not violated by a prison disciplinary committee. After being charged with violating prison rules associated with the smuggling and dispensing of alcohol within the prison, Michael ...
Supreme Court Addresses Mail, Good-Time, Legal Aid, Disciplinary Issues by The U.S. Supreme Court held that restoration of good-time was unavailable under § 1983; some constitutional rights are retained in prison disciplinary proceedings; minimal due process is required if loss of good-time is a possibility; disciplinary due process procedures ordered ...
Case Remanded for Expungement of Seg Record and Damages Hearing by The Seventh Circuit court of appeals ruled that an Illinois federal prisoner was entitled to relief in the form of expungement of the record of his confinement to segregation where federal prison officials had been ordered to give the ...
Expulsion from Sex Offender Treatment Program Implicates Liberty Interest by Bob Williams By Bob Williams Finding confinement and treatment inextricably linked, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado has ruled that a Colorado prisoner may have a liberty interest in participating in a Sex Offender Treatment Program ...
INS Detainee Entitled to Wolff Protections in Disciplinary Action by The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals held a detainee of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) is entitled to the same due process rights of a prisoner in a disciplinary action. The detainee arrived in the United States as a ...
Seventh Circuit Orders Disciplinary Hearing Due Process, Attorney Access, Legal Materials Returned by Seventh Circuit Orders Disciplinary Hearing Due Process, Attorney Access, Legal Materials Returned The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ordered prison officials to cease denying prisoners due process at disciplinary hearings, access to their ...
New York Prisoner's Due Process Right's Violated At Disciplinary Hearing by The US Court Of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the lower court was correct in holding that the Department of Corrections(DOC) violated the due process rights of a prisoner. The adjustment committee and the warden discussed the ...
Article • May 15, 2007
Elevated Charges, No Lab Analysis Does Not Violate Due Process by The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that a Missouri state prisoner's due process rights were not violated as a result of disciplinary proceedings stemming from a possession of contraband charge. Prisoner Dale Holt was found ...
Article • May 15, 2007
New York Disciplinary Procedures Violate Due Process, Prisoner Awarded $750 by The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York held that disciplinary procedures extending prisoners' time in punitive segregation violated due process and that the prison's strip search policy violated the Fourth Amendment. Prisoners Zachary Morgan, Born-Allah, ...
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