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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 ...
Prisoner Cannot Be Punished for Engaging in Permitted Conduct by The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed and remanded a district court jury verdict in favor of a prison warden who punished a prisoner for engaging in conduct not prohibited by prison rules. Larry Coffman, a prisoner at Missouri ...
$450 Award in Prisoner Wrongful Keeplock Suit by $450 Award In Prisoner Wrongful Keeplock Suit Ignacio Rosado, a prisoner at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility (SSCF), filed a pro se law suit against SSCF, for wrongfully placing him on "keeplock" status for 7-days. In 1999, a prison guard told Rosado ...
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 ...
$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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
El Paso County Jail Conditions Unconstitutional by The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals reviewed a district court's order that found conditions at Texas' El Paso County Jail were unconstitutional and ordered injunctive relief to correct the violations. The district court ordered that exercise and recreational areas be installed; prisoner diets ...
Summary Judgment of Tennessee Prisoner's Appeal of Disciplinary Ruling Reversed by Summary Judgment of Tennessee Prisoner's Appeal of Disciplinary Ruling Reversed In this case involving a prison disciplinary proceeding, the Tennessee Court of Appeals held that material factual disputes surrounding a prisoner's waiver of his right to 24-hour notice and ...
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 ...
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 ...
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