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Article • January 3, 2017
Seventh Circuit Holds Special Parole May Not be Reimposed Following Revocation by On September 16, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that a term of special parole may not be re-imposed by the U.S. Parole Commission (commission) following revocation of a term of special parole imposed by a ...
Publication • December 30, 2016
Class V Restitution, Work Release, and Community Supervision or Custody Master Agreement, WA DOC and City of Seattle, 2015
Community Cages - Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration, AFSC, 2016 COMMUNITY CAGES: Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration e h t f o t r a P l Treatment Indusetriax Compl 2tic #no series AUGUST 2016 COMMUNITY CAGES: Profitizing community corrections and alternatives to incarceration AUGUST 2016 ...
By the Numbers - Parole Release and Revocation Across 50 States, Robina Institute, 2016 1 Parole Release and Revocation Across 50 States INTRODUCTION BY THE NUMBERS: A publication by the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice ROBINA INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL LAW AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LAW ...
Article • December 8, 2016 • from PLN December, 2016
Heck Satisfied if Ruling Fails to Address Issues but Reverses Conviction by The Third Circuit Court of Appeals held an order vacating a sentence imposed by a lower court constitutes a favorable termination of proceedings under Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994) [PLN, Sept. 1994, p.12], despite the fact ...
Another Appeal in New York Post-Release Supervision Case by Matthew Clarke On October 14, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin held she would retain jurisdiction over a class-action civil rights lawsuit in order to determine the damages to be awarded former prisoners for the imposition or continuation of post-release ...
If the Risk is Low, Let Them Go by by Renee Feltz, The Indypendent Back in 1978, Mujahid Farid had already decided to turn his life around when he entered the New York prison system to begin a 15-year-to-life sentence for attempted murder of an NYPD officer.  Held in Rikers Island ...
A Primer on Prisoners’ Constitutional Rights by Alex Friedmann Prison Legal News (PLN) regularly reports on prison and jail-related court decisions involving violations of prisoners’ constitutional rights. Those who are new to the arena of civil rights litigation and unfamiliar with prisoners’ few remaining rights may need a basic introduction ...
Article • November 7, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Oregon Parole Board Incorrectly Prohibited Legal Assistant from Speaking at Parole Hearing by Mark Wilson Last year, the Oregon Court of Appeals held that a prisoner was improperly compelled to choose between having his mother or a legal assistant speak on his behalf at a parole hearing. Oregon state prisoner ...
Article • November 7, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
Supervised Release Term Does Not Limit Prison Sentence Upon Violation by The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals held “that upon revocation of supervised release a defendant may be sentenced to the felony class limits contained in [18 U.S.C.] § 3583(e)(3) without regard to imprisonment previously served for revocation of supervised ...
Article • November 1, 2016
Texas Parole Commissioner Indicted for Falsifying Parole Records by Matthew Clarke On October 1, 2014, a Walker County grand jury indicted Texas parole commissioner Pamela Freeman for making "a false entry in a government record, to-wit: Parole memorandum, said false entry being that an inmate 'refused to interview.'" Freeman, who ...
Nearly 2% of U.S. Adults on Parole or Probation at Year-End 2013 by Matthew Clarke According to a statistical report released by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics in October 2014, there were nearly 4.8 million U.S. adults on some form of community supervision at the end ...
8th Circuit: "Favorable Termination" Rule Applies Even if Plaintiff No Longer Incarcerated by Lonnie Burton In Heck v. Humphrey, 512 U.S. 477 (1994), the Supreme Court ruled that a prisoner could not bring a suit for damages for an unconstitutional conviction or imprisonment, unless and until the underlying conviction has ...
Exonerated Prisoner Appointed to Connecticut’s Parole Board by Christopher Zoukis In an unusual turn of events, a former prisoner was appointed to Connecticut’s Parole Board. While ex-prisoners are typically not considered as parole board members, state officials decided that Kenneth F. Ireland was a qualified candidate. In 1989, when he ...
Article • September 14, 2016
$15,000 Settlement in D.C. Prisoner’s Bogus Parole Revocation Suit by The District of Columbia (D.C.) paid $15,000 to settle the lawsuit of prisoner George Hill for negligence and false imprisonment. On October 15, 1999, Hill surrendered himself to the D.C. Jail, believing there was a parole violation warrant. On September ...
9th Circuit: "Adam Walsh" Detention Doesn't toll Supervised Release Term by Derek Gilna The 9th Circuit has ruled that the period of time spent in civil confinement under the Adam Walsh Act did not constitute "imprisonment" and that a defendant's period of supervised release continues to run during that time. ...
Article • September 8, 2016
Virginia Court Affirms Parole Revocation for Sex Offender Who Refused to Admit Guilt by Lonnie Burton On May 17, 2016, the Court of Appeals of Virginia denied the appeal of a man whose parole was revoked when he refused to admit that he was guilty of the offense for which ...
Parolees Violated Without New Charges Bloat Wisconsin Prison Population by Matthew Clarke Due to policies and practices which are costly to society and former parolees, well over half the 7,727 people sent to prison in Wisconsin in 2013 were imprisoned for parole rule violations without any new criminal charges. Those ...
Should Spend Less Violating Parolees, Probationers by A recent report argues that California's parolees and probationers are proportionally far less of the population arrested for new crimes and, thus, law-enforcement resources should target the overwhelming majority of offenders who aren't under community supervision. The study, released in 2013 by the ...
Publication • September 1, 2016
Filed under: Prison Reform, Parole, Probation
Missouri Policy Shortens Probation and Parole Terms, Protects Public Safety, PEW, 2016 A brief from Aug 2016 Missouri Policy Shortens Probation and Parole Terms, Protects Public Safety Individuals on community supervision can earn credits to reduce their sentences Overview In 2012, Missouri established an “earned compliance credits” policy that allows ...
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