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Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
California Court Vacates Prison Infraction Charging Prisoner for Refusing Meals by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton The California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, Division Two, has invalidated a prison infraction that charged a hunger-striking prisoner with “participating in a riot, rout, or unlawful assembly,” as it was unsupported by ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Voting
First Circuit Allows City to Include Prisoners in Census Counts by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The First Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a district court’s order barring the city of Cranston, Rhode Island from counting the 3,433 prisoners held at the Adult Correctional Institution (ACI), located in that ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Cox v. Baxley, VA, Complaint, Failure to Protect, 2016 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA ROANOKE DIVISION COX, DEWAYNE JACKSON (a/k/a Dwayne Cox), Plaintiff v. BENJAMIN BAXLEY; JUSTIN MILES; JOSHUA PINKERMAN; AND BRADLEY QUINN; Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
Brief • July 20, 2017
Cox v. Baxley, VA, Verdict, Failure to Protect, 2017 DEWAYNE JACKSON COX, Plaintiff, V. BENJAMIN BAXLEY, et al., Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) Civil Action No. 7:16CV00408 VERDICT FORM Before: Hon. Glen E. Conrad United States District Judge Question 1 Do you find that the ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Filed under: Prison Reform
Two Non-profit Foundations Provide Funding, Leadership for Criminal Justice Reform by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke On April 12, 2016, the MacArthur Foundation announced grants totaling nearly $25 million to support 20 jurisdictions working to create fairer and more effective systems of local law enforcement. The grants are part of ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
George Soros’ Quiet Overhaul of the U.S. Justice System by Scott Bland Progressives have zeroed in on electing prosecutors as an avenue for criminal justice reform, and the billionaire financier is providing the cash to make it happen. by Scott Bland, Politico While America's political kingmakers inject their millions into ...
National Police Accountability Project - CLE Seminar Brochure, DC, 2017 Name:_____________________________________ Firm: _____________________________________ Address:___________________________________ City:_______________ State:___ Zip:___________ Phone:_____________ E-mail_________________ Please bill my: [ ] Visa [ ] MC [ ] Discover Card #_____________________________________ Expiration Date: _____________________________ CVV Code: ______________________________ Signature: __________________________________ [ ] Check enclosed (Please make check payable to: ...
Publication • June 14, 2017
Filed under: Lobbying, Bail, Bail Bonds
ACLU - $elling Off Our Freedom, 2017 MAY 2017 $ELLING OFF OUR FREEDOM How insurance corporations have taken over our bail system CONTENTS Color Of Change and ACLU’s Campaign for Smart Justice would like to acknowledge: Katie Unger, who spearheaded the research and analysis for this report. Thanks to the ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Three Murders in Alabama Prisons in Ten Days; State Senate Passes Reform Bill by Alabama state prisons tallied a deadly streak of three unrelated homicides within the 10-day period between February 16 and 26, 2017. Two stabbing deaths were reported at the Elmore Correctional Facility; the third death occurred after ...
New Report Examines “Treatment Industrial Complex” by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna As public and legislative pressure builds to reduce the number of prisoners held in state and federal correctional facilities, the private prison industry has changed gears to offer rehabilitative and treatment services – a shift criticized in a ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Corporate Cash Helps Fill Indiana Politicians’ Coffers by Leah Carter, James Benedict, Madison Hogan and Paige Ferguson by Leah Carter, James Benedict, Madison Hogan and Paige Ferguson On paper, Indiana has a strict cap on campaign contributions from corporations. But in practice, it’s easy for businesses to turn on the ...
Brief • June 8, 2017
Filed under: Jail Misconduct, Voting
Buroff v. Gladieux, IN, Amended Complaint, Voter Disenfranchisement, 2017 USDC IN/ND case 1:17-cv-00124-TLS-SLC document 18 filed 06/06/17 page 1 of 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT NORTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA FORT WAYNE DIVISION DEMETRIUS BUROFF and IAN BARNHART, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Plaintiff, v. DAVID GLADIEUX, ...
Alliance for Safety and Justice - Crime Survivors Speak, 2016 ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY & JUSTICE ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE ABOUT ALLIANCE FOR SAFETY AND JUSTICE Alliance for Safety and Justice (ASJ), a project of the Tides Center, is a national organization that aims to ...
Council of State Governments - Criminal Justice Mental Health Consensus Project, 2002 police chiefs | consumers | pretrial service administrators | probation officials | state legislators | substance abuse providers | state corrections directors | judges | district attorneys | families | parole board members | county executives | public ...
Publication • June 6, 2017
Filed under: Voting, Release and Reentry
The Sentencing Project - Collateral Consequences, Testimony of ED Before US Commision on Civil Rights, 2017 Testimony of Marc Mauer Executive Director The Sentencing Project Collateral Consequences: The Crossroads of Punishment, Redemption and the Effects on Communities Before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights May 19, 2017 Thank you for ...
Gangs, Privatization Create “Chaotic” Conditions in Mississippi Prisons by David M. Reutter By David M. Reutter Mention prison and most people imagine dark thoughts.  The reasons for those thoughts vary from a fear of losing personal freedom to the images from Hollywood that portray prison as a gladiator school where ...
Senators Emanuel Cleaver and Luis Gutierrez - Letter re Private Prison Campaign Contributions, 2017 EMANUEL CLEAVER, II http: //WWW.HOUSE.GOV/CLEAVER FIFTH DISTRICT, MISSOURI TWITIER.COMIREPCLEAVER FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITIEE FACEBOOK.COM/EMANUELCLEAVER II HOUSING ANO I NSURANCE SUBCOMMITTFE OVERSIGHT ANO IN'IESTIGATIONS SUBCOl.U.llTTEE ([ongr.esg i~ousr itf tlrr !nit.eh §taf.eg nf iRrprr.s.enfatiur.a March 2, 2017 Damon Hininger ...
Brief • May 25, 2017
Jones v. Zimmer, NV, Settlement, Retaliation for Organizing, 2015 Case No. 2:12-cv-01578-JAD-NJK 1 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE 2 CHRISTOPHER A. JONES v. SGT. ZIMMER, ET AL. 3 USDC Case No. Case No. 2:12-cv-01578-JAD-NJK 4 This Settlement Agreement and Release ("Agreement") is entered into between 5 Christopher A. Jones, the pro ...
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic - Imprisoned Justice, Penn State Law, 2017 IMPRISONED JUSTICE: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers May 2017 PHOTO CREDIT: TOP PHOTO: STEVEN RUBIN; BOTTOM PHOTOS: STEVE PAVEY Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic Imprisoned Justice: Inside Two Georgia Immigrant Detention Centers 1 “SEGREGATION IS LIKE HELL. ...
California Sheriff’s Largest Campaign Donors include Corizon and Aramark by Greg Dober by Greg Dober  In Alameda County, California, Corizon Correctional Healthcare is facing questions regarding campaign contributions to County Sheriff Greg Ahern.  While investigating two inmate deaths at Santa Rita jail, in Alameda County, television station, KTVU-2 uncovered public ...
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