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Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Reform of Florida’s Criminal Justice Laws Urged by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Florida taxpayers spend around $2.3 billion annually on the state’s Department of Corrections – twice what they spend on Florida’s 28 public colleges combined. At least five other states also led by Republican governors and GOP ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Kansas Supreme Court: Four Years of Pretrial Detention too Long by In December 2016, the Kansas Supreme Court ordered the release of a man who had been held in jail more than four years awaiting trial under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act (KSVPA). The state’s high court held that ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Brennan Center Asks: “How Many Americans Are Unnecessarily Incarcerated?” by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna After three years of research, the highly-respected, non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice at New York University’s School of Law published an extensive report in December 2016 which concluded that while “mass incarceration has emerged as ...
Article • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
New York Prison Cannot Hold Sex Offender Beyond Expiration of Sentence by The Supreme Court's Appellate Division, Third Department, held that the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) may not hold a prisoner beyond his maximum sentence expiration date even if suitable post-release housing has not ...
Kirkland v. DiLeo, NJ, Settlement, Judicial Misconduct, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE BETWEEN WENDELL KIRKLAND and ANTHONY KIRKLAND AND LOUIS M.J. DiLEO and THE CITY OF LINDEN This Settlement Agreement and Mutual Release (hereinafter "Agreement"), dated , 2017, is made by and between Wendell Kirkland and Anthony Kirkland (alternatively ...
Brief • 2017
Filed under: Overdetention, Immigration
Palacios-Valencia v. San Juan County BoC, NM, Class Action Settlement, ICE Detainers, 2017 Case 1:14-cv-01050-WJ-KBM Document 129-1 Filed 03/03/17 Page 1 of 31 EXHIBIT A Case 1:14-cv-01050-WJ-KBM Document 129-1 Filed 03/03/17 Page 2 of 31 agreed the Third Amended Complaint relates back to the original Complaint filed on November 19, ...
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, 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, ) ) ) ...
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 ...
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 ...
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