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Article • August 31, 2017
Arkansas: Failure to Include Interested Party is Fatal to Action for Declaratory Relief by Dale Chappell by Dale Chappell Failure to include an interested party is fatal to an action for declaratory relief, the Arkansas Supreme Court held on August 3, 2017. Cedric Brown pleaded guilty to attempted first-degree murder ...
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 22, 2017
Filed under: Parole Conditions
Oregon Probation Improperly Revoked for "Action Plan" Violations by Mark Wilson by Mark Wilson The Oregon Court of Appeals vacated a probation revocation judgment, finding that the court improperly revoked for the violation of a special condition that was not imposed by the court. Valora Rivera-Waddle pleaded guilty to assaulting ...
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 ...
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 ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Housing the Unwanted by Jie Jenny Zou and Roger Miller by Jie Jenny Zou and Roger Miller, The New York World For the next three years of J. Mercado’s life, finding a suitable place to live in New York City will depend entirely on how close the building is to area ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
For Profit Drug Test Company Wrongly Reported No Shows for Completed Tests by A multi-week computer glitch by private drug testing firm Jail Alternatives for Michigan Services (JAMS) wrongly accused hundreds of pre-trial defendants of failing to show for court ordered drug testing. When her office failed to receive notice ...
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 ...
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