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Article • October 9, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Vermont Supreme Court Invalidates Sex Offender Probation Conditions by Last year the Vermont Supreme Court vacated four sex offender probation conditions, finding that they improperly delegated judicial authority to probation officers and were overbroad, unconstitutional or based upon insufficient findings. In 2013, Owen Cornell was convicted of a sex offense ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Filed under: Probation
HOPE and SCF Probation Programs Criticized in Study by Derek Gilna Although incarceration levels in the U.S. have receded slightly this decade – to around 2.2 million people in 2016, according to the Prison Policy Initiative – the number of offenders on some form of probation or community supervision has ...
Article • August 30, 2017 • from PLN September, 2017
Utah Supreme Court Reverses Termination of Prisoner’s Parental Rights by On December 6, 2016, the Supreme Court of Utah reversed the termination of a prisoner’s parental rights because the juvenile court had interpreted a state statute as prohibiting the appointment of counsel for the prisoner. C.B.S. is a Utah prisoner ...
Article • August 24, 2017
Notice of Sex Offense Admission Requirement Not Required to Find Florida Probationer Violated Treatment by David Reutter by David Reutter The Florida Supreme Court held a defendant may be found guilty of violating probation for failing to admit to engaging in sexually deviant behavior during a sex offender program. Warren ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Probation, First Amendment
Ninth Circuit Reverses Revocation of Supervised Release Over Blog Post by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The federal government's attempt to restrict a former prisoner’s First Amendment right to free speech has been reversed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Darren Chaker was convicted of a white collar crime ...
Article • July 28, 2017 • from PLN August, 2017
Filed under: Witnesses, Probation
Tenth Circuit Remands Two-year Sentence for Federal Probation Violation by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On October 25, 2016, the Tenth Circuit remanded a case involving a federal probation violation for resentencing due to the improper admission of hearsay testimony from a probation officer. Tremale Henry was on federal supervised ...
Article • July 20, 2017
Tennessee Private Probation Firm Probed for Alleged Abuses by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna Various misdemeanor probationers in Rutherford County, Tennessee have filed a federal lawsuit against Rutherford County, Pathways Community Corrections (PCC), previously known as Providence Community Corrections, and various probation officers, seeking injunctive relief and class action status ...
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 • June 30, 2017 • from PLN July, 2017
Embattled Private Probation Company Ceases Operations by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In July 2016, Pathways community Corrections, a private probation company, announced that it had voluntarily ceased operations in Tennessee following a series of complaints, a federal lawsuit and an investigation by state officials that uncovered evidence the company ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Three State Supreme Courts Rule on Post-release Issues for Sex Offenders by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke In six separate opinions, the Supreme Courts of Kansas, Ohio and Colorado ruled on issues related to sex offender registration and probation requirements. In a trio of decisions handed down on April 22, ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Probation Revocation for Refusal to Participate in Polygraph Tests Upheld by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis On May 16, 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling which found a convicted sex offender did not violate the terms of his probation by refusing to participate in court-ordered treatment ...
Brief • 2017
Rodriguez v. Providence Community Corrections, TN, Settlement, Private Probation, 2017 SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE This Settlement Agreement and Release is entered into by named plaintiffs Cindy Rodriguez, Steven Gibbs, Paula Pullum, Yolanda Carney, Jacqueline Brinkley, Curtis Johnson, and Fred Robinson (“Named Plaintiffs”), defendant Rutherford County, Tennessee (“Rutherford County”), defendant Providence ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Early Dismissal of Probationer's Lawsuit on Qualified Immunity Grounds Reversed By Ninth Circuit by On March 29, 2016, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed an Oregon federal district court ruling which dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man whose probation was revoked ...
$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 ...
Seventh Circuit Tells Wisconsin Probationer with Gender Dysphoria how to Proceed by Matthew Clarke On December 23, 2015, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the appeal of a Wisconsin probationer with gender dysphoria who was denied a preliminary injunction to allow her to move from a men’s homeless shelter ...
Georgia’s Supreme Court Rules on Private Probation Services by The Georgia Supreme Court held on March 25, 2016 that common law allows for tolling of privately-supervised misdemeanor probation sentences, and that such common law was not abrogated when lawmakers passed the State-Wide Probation Act. The case was before the state ...
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 ...
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