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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 ...
South Carolina Court Finds DOC Erred in Treating Cases as No-Parole Offenses by On November 12, 2015, the South Carolina Court of Appeals held the state’s Department of Corrections (DOC) had erred in interpreting a statute as requiring prisoners with a second conviction for conspiracy to manufacture or intent to ...
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 ...
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