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Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Private Probation Company Agrees to End Drug Testing Absent Court Order by David Reutter by David Reutter In a preliminary consent order, Sentinel Offender Services, a private probation company, agreed to stop its practice of drug testing probationers without court approval. The order was entered in a class-action case challenging ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Arizona Supreme Court Clarifies Proper Standard for Reviewing Search of a Probationer's Home by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The Arizona Supreme Court has cleared up confusion in the state about the amount of suspicion required to legally search a probationer's home without a warrant. Christian Adair was on probation ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Payne v. County of Cook, IL, Amended Complaint, Illegal Police Search, 2016 Case: 1:15-cv-03154 Document #: 120 Filed: 04/12/16 Page 1 of 49 PageID #:782 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION ORANGELO PAYNE, Plaintiff v. ) ) ) ) COUNTY OF COOK, ...
Brief • July 12, 2017
Payne v. County of Cook, IL, Judgment, Illegal Police Search, 2016 1:15-cv-03154 ILND 450 (Rev.Case: 10/13) Judgment in a Civil ActionDocument #: 155 Filed: 12/09/16 Page 1 of 1 PageID #:1075 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS Orangelo Payne, Plaintiff(s), Case No. 15 cv ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Ninth Circuit: Warrantless Probationary Cell Phone Search Unconstitutional by The Ninth Circuit Court of Ap­peals has held that a warrantless, suspicionless search of a probationer’s cell phone violated the Fourth Amendment, and that evidence discovered during the search must be suppressed. Paulo Lara was on probation for a California drug ...
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 ...
$175,000 in Damages, Attorney Fees Against Sentinel Offender Services by A Georgia state jury awarded $50,000 to a woman for false arrest and imprisonment by Sentinel Offender Services, a private probation company. The award was the outcome in the first trial of more than a dozen lawsuits filed against the ...
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 ...
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 • August 22, 2016
$300,000 Settlement in California Officers’ Planting of Gun on Parolee by The city of Oakland, California paid $300,000 to a man who spent nearly two years in jail after a police officer planted a gun on him. The settlement follows a jury verdict in the case. Among local audiences, Lorenzo ...
Federal Probation Officer Sexually Abuses Five Women by A 22-year veteran federal probation officer faces indictment and suit for sexually abusing five women under his supervision, from late 2006 until retiring in mid-2009. Gaillynn Monica Abbott filed a July 20, 2010, federal lawsuit against her federal probation officer, Mark John ...
The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities, Justice Center, 2013 The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities A report prepared by the Council of State Governments Justice Center The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in ...
Article • June 3, 2016 • from PLN June, 2016
Washington DOC Ends Marijuana Testing for Parolees by Christopher Zoukis The Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) announced on June 1, 2014 that it will no longer test parolees for marijuana use – a move that will allow some 14,000 parolees to enjoy recreational marijuana like other citizens in the state. ...
Custodial Interrogation of Parolee Requires Miranda Warnings by The Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a parolee subjected to custodial interrogation by parole agents concerning new crimes is entitled to receive Miranda warnings. Under the facts of this case, the court found the parolee’s incriminating statements should be suppressed. Nathan Cooley ...
Publication • March 8, 2016
OH Parole Board - Guidelines Manual, OH DRC, 2007 OHIO PAROLE BOARD GUIDELINES MANUAL Third Edition July 1, 2007 Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Terry J. Collins, Director July 1, 2007 Preface The purpose of the Ohio Parole Board revised Guidelines Manual is to assist the Parole Board in ...
Digital Darkness and Silence for Sex Offenders in the Information Age by Andrew Extein by Andrew Extein, Truthout Is my Furby a computer?” With five months in jail and eight months of parole behind him, and four years of probation to go, Trevor finds himself contemplating the artificial intelligence of ...
Supreme Court Reinstates Challenge to North Carolina Post-Release GPS Sex Offender Monitoring by Derek Gilna Supreme Court Reinstates Challenge to North Carolina Post-Release GPS Sex Offender Monitoring by Derek Gilna In a March 30, 2015 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court addressed a North Carolina law that requires certain sex offenders ...
Article • June 1, 2015
$300,000 Settlement in EAJA Suit by David Reutter $300,000 Settlement in EAJA Suit by David Reutter The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) agreed to pay $300,000 to settle a claim under the Equal Access to Justice Act for “Attorney’s fees, expert fees and costs” to challenge the BOP’s “Violation of its ...
Lifetime GPS Monitoring of Sex Offenders Upheld in South Carolina by Lonnie Burton Lifetime GPS Monitoring of Sex Offenders Upheld in South Carolina by Lonnie Burton South Carolina’s Supreme Court hasrejected a challenge to a state law that requires lifetime GPS monitoring of certain sex offenders who violate the terms ...
Your Home Is Your Prison: How to Lock Down Your Neighborhood, Your Country, and You by Maya Schenwar Your Home Is Your Prison: How to Lock Down Your Neighborhood, Your Country, and You By Maya Schenwar On January 27th, domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander will walk out of Florida's Duval ...
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