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Brief • May 19, 2017
Marom v. City of New York, NY, Order on Reconsideration, Police Misconduct and Overdetention, 2016 Case 1:15-cv-02017-PKC-SN Document 66 Filed 07/29/16 Page 1 of 10 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK -----------------------------------------------------------x YOTAM MAROM, MIRIAM ROCEK, and DON FITGERALD, Plaintiffs, -against- 15-cv-2017 (PKC) MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ON ...
Brief • May 19, 2017
Walker v. City of Calhoun, GA, Brief of Amicus Curiae, Indigent Arrestee Bail Debtors Prison, 2016 Case: 16-10521 Date Filed: 08/18/2016 No. 16-10521-HH Page: 1 of 34 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT _________________ MAURICE WALKER, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, Plaintiff-Appellee ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Sentinel, Overdetention
Private Probation Company Agrees to Multiple Settlements in Georgia by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In July 2016, just before trial, Sentinel Offender Services, a private probation company, agreed to pay a $200,000 settlement to LaSaundria J. Walker for illegally keeping her in jail after she completed her term of ...
Prisoner A v. State of Vermont, VT, Verified Complaint, Delayed Release, 2015 Case 2:15-cv-00221-wks Document 1 Filed 10/15/15 Page 1 of 10 u.s. c.;~- 1 .:c.r cDURT •_I:C',·',~10tH O! I::.TR"f"·;1..., U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF VERMONT t v ..'-, · - • ·- ' :· :I_·::.D 20150CT 15 ...
Prisoner A v. State of Vermont, VT, Pltff Mot Prelim Injunct, Delayed Release, 2015 Case 2:15-cv-00221-wks Document 4 Filed 10/15/15 Page 1 of 7 U.S. CJ~:, T,:n~T COURT DISTRiCT C~ ht·to~l U.S. DISTRICT COURT F;L[D FOR THE DISTRICT OF VERMONT 20150CT 15 PH 2:31 PRISONER A, Plaintiff, ) ) ) ...
Publication • March 16, 2017
Senator Grassley - Letter to FBOP on Untimely Release of Prisoners, 2017 February 22, 2017 VIA ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION The Honorable Thomas R. Kane Acting Director Federal Bureau of Prisons 320 First Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20534 Dear Acting Director Kane: In a 2014 news article, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) ...
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 ...
Krome Detention Center has Long History of Detainee Abuse by David Reutter Immigration reform was a recurring theme in the recent presidential election. The national debate has focused on what should be done with the millions of undocumented immigrants who reside in the United States, but as events at the ...
Mississippi: Hinds County Jails in Crisis, Face Mandated Reforms by David Reutter The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a letter in May 2015 that described the findings of an investigation which concluded two jails in Hinds County, Mississippi were violating prisoners’ rights. The county has since entered into a ...
American Jail Population Remains Steady by Christopher Zoukis The population of America's jails at mid-year 2014 remained steady at approximately three-quarters or a million prisoners, at 744,600 men, women, and children.  This number represents a 1.8 percent increase from 2013 levels, but still lower than the 2008 high of 785,500 ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Local Jails Increasingly Refuse to Comply with ICE Detainers by Joe Watson Hundreds of municipalities across the country – including major cities such as Los Angeles and others with large populations of immigrants – are refusing to honor requests from federal officials to hold undocumented immigrants in jail for possible ...
ACLU Sues California as Incompetent Defendants Wait in Jail for Mental Health Treatment by Joe Watson The ACLU filed a lawsuit last year on behalf of defendants declared incompetent to stand trial who languish in county jails across California while they await transfers to state mental health facilities. When the ...
Justice Department Impedes Release of "Legally Innocent" Prisoners by Derek Gilna Despite several recent high-profile cases where the U.S. Justice Department has urged the release of prisoners who all parties agreed were "legally innocent, dozens more remain behind bars.in North Carolina. The cases arise in instances where men were imprisoned ...
Article • September 6, 2016
Man Detained in Dallas Jail without Trial Longer Than Maximum Sentence by Matthew Clarke A man who was arrested for criminal trespass spent 200 days in the Dallas County Jail awaiting a court date on a charge that carries a maximum of 180 days in jail. The 37-year-old unidentified man ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Oregon Prosecutor & Defense Attorney Face Discipline for Illegal Confinement of Mentally Ill Defendant by The Oregon State Bar has voted to pursue disciplinary action against the Washington County District Attorney and a mentally ill criminal defendant's attorney for causing the man's illegal confinement. Donn Thomas Spinosa stabbed his wife ...
Utah Prisoners Incarcerated Longer Due to Lack of Rehabilitation Program Space by Since 2011, the average length of a Utah state prisoner's incarceration has increased by three months. The reason is a lack of space in rehabilitation programs--especially programs for sex offenders—combined with a parole board requirement that prisoners complete ...
Article • August 24, 2016
Civil Suit Against Wise County, Virginia for Case of Mistaken Identity by In a case of mistaken identity, an innocent man residing in Memphis, Tennessee was extradited to a regional jail in Wise County, Virginia where he remained incarcerated for more than three months. Once the Commonwealth’s Attorney could be ...
New York Holds Sex Offenders Past Their Release Dates Because of 2005 Law by Joe Watson New York's Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) is reinterpreting statutes governing where sex offenders can live post incarceration to keep scores of them behind bars past their release dates. Since February 2014, ...
Report Reveals “Guaranteed Minimums” Drive ICE Detention by An updated report by Detention Watch Network (DWN), in cooperation with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), has exposed the practice of “guaranteed minimum” bed quotas in detention facilities operated by or for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The term refers to ...
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