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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
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 ...
Washington: Sanctions For Insolent/Threatening Language In Grievances Constitutional by Washington: Sanctions For Insolent/Threatening Language In Grievances Constitutional The Court of Appeals of the State of Washington, Division I, held that sanctions resulting from a prisoner's use of insolent and threatening language on an administrative grievance did not violate the First ...
Confiscation of Political Literature, Denial of Hearing Notice and Witnesses States Claim by Confiscation of Political Literature, Denial of Hearing Notice and Witnesses States Claim The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held a district court erred in dismissing a prisoner's civil rights complaint for failure to state a cause of ...
No Punishment for Possession of Radical Religious Literature by The Second Circuit Court of Appeals held a prisoner's complaint was sufficient to defeat summary judgment and require a trial. The civil rights action was filed by a New York prisoner who spent 7 of his 15 years in prison in ...
Work Release Removal May State Claim by The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held a prisoner's complaint that alleged due process and. equal protection claims relative to his removal from work release stated a claim. The civil rights action filed by a prisoner held at Illinois' Stateville Correctional Center sought ...
Qualified Immunity Denied In Pretrial Detainee's 3-Year Segregation Without Due Process by Qualified Immunity Denied In Pretrial Detainee's 3-Year Segregation Without Due Process A Federal District Court in Illinois has found a pretrial detainee's rights were violated when he was placed in segregation for nearly three years without a hearing ...
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 ...
Dismissal Reversed on Disciplinary Segregation Case Where Fact Issues Remained by The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, partly reversing the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, affirmed its prior decision in Gaines v. Stensberg, 292 F.3d 1222 (10th Cir. 2002), holding that dismissal of a 42 ...
Alabama Jail Totality Of Conditions Suit by The US District Court Of Alabama ruled on a action brought by the prisoners at the Choctaw County jail. The prisoners complained of numerous violations of state codes for safety, and violations of their constitutional right to be free from cruel and unusual ...
WA Prisoner Gets Major Infractions Expunged And Good Time Restored After Filing PRP by The Washington State Court of Appeals, Division 3., dismissed the Personal Restraint Petition (PRP), of Waldo E. Waldron-Ramsey, after the Washington Department of Corrections (WDOC), expunged the infraction's he had been found guilty of, and restored ...
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