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Article • November 17, 2017
US Parole Activists Aim to Overhaul a Failing System by Jean Trounstine by Jean Trounstine The United States has the shameful reputation of being the world's largest jailer, and as the Prison Policy Initiative reported in March, 2017, 2.3 million people are currently locked up in prisons and jails. This mass incarceration ...
Publication • November 17, 2017
A Place to Call Home A Place to Call Home A Vision for Safe, Supportive and Affordable Housing for People with Justice System Involvement © 2017 Prisoner Reentry Institute John Jay College of Criminal Justice City University of New York 524 West 59th Street, Suite 609BMW New York, NY 10019 ...
Article • November 6, 2017 • from PLN November, 2017
Filed under: Parole, Parole Conditions
Federal Halfway House Closures Threaten to Extend Prison Time, Delay Reentry by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Trump administration has proposed a reduced budget for the federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) that would require the agency to cut its staff. As another result of budget cuts, the BOP has ...
Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Parole Remains Elusive for Virginia Prisoners by David Reutter by David Reutter Virginia has more than 3,500 prisoners eligible for parole, representing over 9% of its prison population of 38,000 – a significant number considering that the state abolished parole over 20 years ago. Still, even for those long-serving prisoners ...
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 ...
Publication • 2017
An Evaluation of Seven Second Chance Act DOJ 2017 The author(s) shown below used Federal funding provided by the U.S. Department of Justice to prepare the following resource: Document Title: An Evaluation of Seven Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration Programs: Impact Findings at 18 Months Author(s): Ronald D’Amico, Christian Geckeler, ...
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. ...
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