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Article • August 31, 2017
Filed under: Mandamus, Parole
Denial of Parole No Basis for Writ of Mandamus in Arkansas by Dale Chappell by Dale Chappell A petitioner’s claim that his rights were violated when he was denied parole is no basis for a writ of mandamus, the Arkansas Supreme Court held on August 3, 2017. Anthony Warren filed ...
Article • August 31, 2017
Filed under: Parole
Constitutional Claim Required to Trigger Judicial Review Under Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act by Dale Chappell by Dale Chappell A petitioner must state a colorable constitutional claim to trigger entitlement to judicial review under the Arkansas Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the Arkansas Supreme Court held on August 3, 2017. Jeremy Kennedy ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Parole, Parole Conditions
Oregon Parole Board Must Define Applicable Statutory Terms by The Oregon Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner was improperly denied an early parole consideration hearing when the Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision (Board) failed to define “reasonable cause” before applying that statutory term. In 1986, George W. ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Oregon Prosecutors and Cops Bully Parole Board into Improperly Rescinding Parole; Court Orders Release by The Oregon Court of Appeals held last year that a prisoner’s release date had been improperly rescinded due to a public outcry, contrary to state law. Oregon prisoner Sidney Dean Porter was sentenced to life ...
Article • August 29, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
New York Parole Board Repeatedly Held in Contempt; One Case Reversed on Appeal by In May 2016, the New York Supreme Court in Dutchess County held the State Parole Board (the Board) in contempt for failing to follow a court order governing a parole review. New York state prisoner John ...
Going to Prison in Texas in 2015 by William T. Habern by William T. Habern, David P. O’Neil, and Debra Bone Introduction For over 30 years our firm has represented offenders and their families in prison and parole administrative and legal issues. The first version of this article was published ...
Brief • July 31, 2017
Adams v. Sentinel Offender Services, GA, Complaint, Private Probation Fees, 2017 Case 1:17-mi-99999-UNA Document 1922 Filed 07/25/17 Page 1 of 54 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA ATLANTA DIVISION ) STACEY ADAMS, ) ) JERRY SAINT VIL, on behalf of ) themselves and others ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Shootings, Parole
New York: Police Department Ordered to Produce Police Manual in Parolee Shooting Case by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Nassau County Supreme Court Judge Karen V. Murphy ordered the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) to turn over its Police Department Manual to the plaintiff in a wrongful death suit on ...
Publication • June 15, 2017
Tennessee Assistant District Attorney - Letter to Parole Board, 2016 OFFICE OF THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL GLENN R. FUNK District Attorney General September 26, 2016 David Liner Executive Director, Tennessee Board of Parole 404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1300 Nashville, TN 37243 Subject: Robert Earl Polk, DOB 2/16/1983 Dear Director ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Parole, Parole Conditions
Seventh Circuit: Request to Revise Supervised Release Conditions was Premature by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held it was premature to file a request to revise conditions of supervised release 14 years before those conditions were to go into effect. The terse per curium ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Parole, Parole Conditions
Indiana Court Rules that Correct Conviction Must be Used when Revoking Parole by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Tyrone Grayson was on parole after serving a 20-year sentence for attempted robbery and a consecutive 10-year sentence for unlawful possession of a firearm when he committed another offense. He was charged ...
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 ...
Brief • May 16, 2017
Filed under: Parole, Juveniles
Gray v. Missouri Dept of Corrections, MO, Petition, Juvenile Parole Constitutionality, 2016 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF COLE COUNTY STATE OF MISSOURI ERIC GRAY, Petitioner vs. MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, Respondent )( )( )( )( )( )( )( Cause No._____________________ JURY TRIAL DEMANDED Serve: George Lombardi, 2729 Plaza Drive Jefferson ...
Publication • May 3, 2017
Sentencing Project - Still Life, Life Sentences, 2017 STILL LIFE America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences For more information, contact: The Sentencing Project 1705 DeSales Street NW 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 628-0871 sentencingproject.org twitter.com/sentencingproj facebook.com/thesentencingproject This report was written by Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst ...
Article • April 5, 2017
New York Charges “Sober Houses” Operators with Criminal Enterprising by Dave Maass by Dave Maass New York’s Attorney General charged six people for allegedly operating a crime ring as “sober home” providers.  The homes were widely used by the state’s parole commission even as it suspected legal improprieties were ongoing. ...
Article • March 24, 2017
New York Court of Claims Awards $90,000 for Overextended Incarceration/Parole by On April 2, 2015, the New York State Court of Claims awarded a former prisoner $90,000 for being incarcerated and subjected to parole after the expiration of his sentence. The New York Department of Corrections and Community Services failed ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Filed under: Parole, Juveniles
California Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Constitutionality of Miller Fix, Giving Juveniles Sentenced to Life Parole after 25 Years by On May 26, 2016, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling which passed on a chance to rule on the constitutionality of the state legislature's response to the United ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
New Jersey Appellate Court Modifies Use of Polygraphs for Paroled Sex Offenders by On January 21, 2016, a New Jersey appellate court upheld the State Parole Board’s requirement that sex offenders take polygraph examinations but modified how the results could be used, prohibiting evidentiary use that could result in the ...
Beyond the Bars of Hopelessness: How We Can Revive Parole by By Jean Trounstine, Truthout A newly released Sentencing Project report, "Delaying a Second Chance: The Declining Prospects for Parole on Life Sentences", lays it on the line: Incarcerated people who have been sentenced to "life" but are eligible for parole are serving ...
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 ...
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