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Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Malnutrition, Disease Result in Deaths in Overcrowded Haitian Prisons by On February 20, 2017, the Jamaica Observer reported that overcrowding, malnutrition and infectious diseases that flourish in tight quarters have led to an increasing number of prisoner deaths, including 21 at the Port-au-Prince National Penitentiary the previous month. “This is ...
Article • April 24, 2017
Illinois Governor Threatens Prison Closure, Gets New Budget by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Nothing inspires politicians to scour under the seat cushions for change like a threat to close prisons. Following months of tense discourse and panic, the Illinois legislature extended its session in November to reach a new ...
National Jail Experts Decry Conditions at Monterey County, California Jail by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union has highlighted substandard conditions at the Monterey, California County Jail.  Plaintiffs’ attorneys Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP charged that jail officials have failed to ...
Article • April 11, 2017
California Corrections Spending At an All Time High Despite Dramatic Decrease in Prison Population by Joe Watson by Joe Watson Compelled by court-ordered reductions in its prison population and voter initiatives reducing penalties for drug and property offenses, California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) incarcerates almost 30,000 fewer people ...
Despite Past Problems, Prison Privatization in Ohio May Expand by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton Ohio Governor John Kasich believes in privatization of some government functions as both a way to save the state money and improve the services that residents receive. So in 2011 he submitted a budget plan ...
28 Days in Chains by Christie Thompson and Joseph Shapiro by Christie Thompson and Joseph Shapiro, The Marshall Project On February 3, 2011, corrections officers at Lewisburg federal penitentiary in rural Pennsylvania arrived outside Sebastian Richardson’s cell door. With them was a man looking agitated and rocking back and forth. He ...
Article • March 31, 2017
Prison Reform, Proposition 47 and the California Shell Game by Nancy Heitzeg and Kay Whitlock by Nancy A. Heitzeg and Kay Whitlock, Truthout In the deep fog of the yard at Central California Facility for Women (CCFW), the bright shiny headlines declaring California Proposition 47 (which reclassifies certain property and drug ...
Langford v. Bullock, MT, Fifth Amended Complaint, ADA Compliance, 1993 t Langford v. Racicot PC-MT-001-001 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "lark J. Lopez idward I. Koren National Prison Project the American Civil Liberties Jnion Foundation L875 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009 Telephone: 202/234-4830 Edmund F. Sheehy, ...
Langford v. Bullock, MT, Settlement Agreement I, ADA Compliance, 1994 FILED Honorable Leif B. Erickson Federal Magistrate Judge Missoula Division P o Box 7219 Missoula, MT. 59807-7219 lN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MONTANA HELENA DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF LITIGATION R.ELATING '!I'O CONDITIONS OF CONFINEMEfTT ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Complaint, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 1 Filed 04/05/01 Page 1 of 17 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA C. / "~i - 3 i.. ; ~·: NORTHERN DMSION JOHNNY MAYNOR, Anthony Murphree, Christopher Nichols, Yvette Barbee, ...
Maynor v. Morgan County, AL, Consent Decree, Inmate Funds Misappropriation, 2001 Case 5:01-cv-00851-AKK Document 45 Filed 09/25/01 Page 1 of 18 F·- 11'··~ L::. ·-.. r·) IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA 01SEP25 PM 3: 32 NORTHEASTERN DMSION U.S. DiS: r.;~: N.O. OF AL ...
ACLU - Caged In, 2017 CAGED IN January 2017 SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES CAGED IN At America’s Expense: SOLITARY CONFINEMENT’S DEVASTATING HARM ON PRISONERS The Mass Incarceration of the Elderly WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES © 2017 ACLU Foundation June 2012 American Civil Liberties Union 125 Broad ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Overcrowding
Overcrowding in Arkansas Prisons, Jails Spurs Call for Reforms by David Reutter Overcrowding in Arkansas prisons and jails is straining resources, fomenting violence and resulting in an increase in lawsuits. The underlying cause is apparently tighter rules mandating tougher parole guidelines – which has resulted in a state prison system ...
Trapped by Sam Levin California wastes tens of millions of dollars a year keeping people in prison long after they’ve been rehabilitated – denying parole for arbitrary reasons and destroying lives in the process. by Sam Levin, East Bay Express Part One: Cruel and Indefinite Punishment Demian Johnson knows he ...
Three Reports Provide Data on Prisoners Held in “Restrictive Housing” by Derek Gilna An October 15, 2015 report by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), covering the time period from 2011-12 – the most recent period for which statistics are available – indicated that on an ...
Australia Uses Recidivism-Based Performance Contract at Private Prison by Currently a third of all Australian women prisoners return to prison following their release, but a new pilot program initiated by the government in the state of Western Australia hopes to change those recidivism rates. According to a November 28, 2016 ...
Advanced Correctional Healthcare’s Brutal Brand of Jailhouse Medicine by Timothy Strayer in his hospital bed in Dearborn County ICU after spending just one month behind bars at the county jail. by Brian Sonenstein, Shadowproof Timothy Strayer was approaching 70 years of age and suffering from multiple chronic illnesses in the ...
Michigan’s Wayne County Jails Plagued with Inhumane Conditions by The jails in Michigan’s Wayne County are “inhumane for everybody,” according to one law enforcement official. The outmoded and dangerous jails were supposed to be replaced, but cost overruns at a new state-of-the-art facility forced the county to discontinue the project. ...
Report Finds Charging Criminal Justice Fees Perpetuates Mass Incarceration by Matthew Clarke The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law released a report in May 2015 titled, “Charging Inmates Perpetuates Mass Incarceration.” Mass incarceration refers to the fact that the United States, which has around 5% ...
Continued Need for Prison and Criminal Justice Reforms by Advocates for prisoners’ rights and criminal justice reform have never forgotten the September 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York, which resulted in the deaths of 33 prisoners and 10 employees. The institutionalized brutality at Attica, which led ...
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