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$7,500 Settlement in Pennsylvania Prisoner’s “Nuisance Suit” by In January 2016, Pennsylvania’s Northumberland County agreed to pay $7,500 to settle a former prisoner’s lawsuit alleging he was denied access to the courts, visitation, recreation and receipt of incoming publications. While at the Northumberland County Prison, Charles Picarella, Jr., who is ...
$5,000 Settlement for Prison Interfering with California Prisoner's Mail by In November 2015, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DORC) settled for $5,000 a federal civil rights action brought by DORC prisoner Sherman Manning alleging interference with Manning's mail and retaliation for his publication of books critical of the ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Imprisoned Author Denied Access to His Own Published Writing by In order to survive being subjected to nearly three decades of solitary confinement, William “Billy” Blake turned to reading and, more importantly, writing. “A Sentence Worse than Death” is an essay Blake wrote for inclusion in an anthology of narratives ...
Dear Librarian: Filling the Information Gap for Prisoners with No Internet Access by Christopher Zoukis For most Americans, life without Google or Wikipedia would be quite different, and living without Internet access probably unimaginable. One might ask, “How would I obtain the information I need to live my life?” Yet ...
Article • December 8, 2016 • from PLN December, 2016
Prison Survival Guides Find Audience Beyond Soon-to-be Prisoners by Derek Gilna Those people unfortunate enough to have been incarcerated are all too aware of the harsh realities of life “on the inside.” Thanks to America’s fascination with prison as a solution for all anti-social behavior, as well as draconian sentences ...
Maryland DOC Suspends Volunteer, Drops Literature Program by Mikita Brottman led a reading and discussion group for nine Maryland prisoners serving life sentences at the Jessup Correctional Institution. A professor of literature at the Maryland Institute College of Art and a psychoanalyst, Brottman volunteered her time for two hours a ...
Article • November 8, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
United Kingdom: Prison Book Ban Overturned by Derek Gilna A writ filed by Barbara Gordon-Jones, a prisoner at HM Prison Send in Surrey, southwest of London, resulted in the reversal of a policy instituted by the British government that effectively prevented prisoners from receiving books from friends and family members. ...
Article • November 7, 2016 • from PLN November, 2016
From the Editor by Paul Wright By now everyone should have received our special fundraiser issue, which includes our 2015 annual report. We don’t get many visitors to our office in Lake Worth, Florida, and when we do reactions tend to fall into two categories when people realize we have ...
Wisconsin Jail Policies Unconstitutional But Not Enjoined by Mark Wilson A Wisconsin federal court held that a jail's disciplinary, mail, and publication rules were unconstitutional. The court declined to enjoin those practices, however, essentially rendering its holding a mere advisory opinion. On September 29, 1970 pretrial detainees of the Milwaukee ...
California: Jail’s Unsolicited Publication Distribution Ban Upheld by Mark Wilson A California federal district court held in May 2015 that jail officials did not violate the First Amendment by refusing to distribute unsolicited publications to prisoners. Crime, Justice & America, Inc. (CJA), founded by former bail bondsman Ray Hrdlicka, publishes ...
Article • August 24, 2016
Sixth Circuit Affirms Denial of Qualified Immunity for Michigan DOC Officials by On February 6, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a denial of qualified immunity for three Michigan prison officials accused of violating the First Amendment and the Religious Land Use and Institutionalize Persons ...
Article • August 23, 2016
Maryland Ban on Prisoner's Book Rescinded by Brandon Sample The Maryland Department of Corrections (MDOC) has rescinded its ban on "The Marshall Plan: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther," a book written by Marshall "Eddie" Conway, a Maryland prisoner. Acting MDOC warden Wayne Webb banned Conway's book ...
Article • August 22, 2016
Fifth Circuit: Louisiana Prisons Can't Ban Nation of Islam Newspaper by In 2005, Louisiana prison officials instituted a statewide ban on "The Final Call, a newspaper published by the Nation of Islam. The ban was based solely on the content of a statement of beliefs called "The Muslim Program" located ...
Article • August 9, 2016
California Prisoner Allowed to Sell Banned Book on Condition that Profits Go to Charity Approved by Prison Officials by In January 2012, the Warden of California’s notorious Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) stipulated to a settlement agreement with PBSP prisoner Dale Bretches, who in 2006 had filed suit pursuant to ...
Brief • August 9, 2016
Filed under: Publications/Books
Bretches v. Kirkland, CA, Complaint, Banned Prisoner Author Book Aggressive Dogs, 2009 Case3:06-cv-05277-JSW Document80 Filed12/23/09 Page1 of 46 1 2 3 4 HERMAN FRANCK (SBN 123476) ELIZABETH VOGEL (SBN 245772) FRANCK & ASSOCIATES 1801 7TH Street, Suite 150 Sacramento, California 95811 Tel. (916)-447-8400 Fax (916) 447-0720 5 6 Attorney for ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Inmate Mail and Incoming Publications, PA DOC, 2011 POLICY STATEMENT Commonwealth of Pennsylvania • Department of Corrections Policy Subject: Policy Number: Inmate Mail and Incoming Publications Date of Issue: December 2, 2011 Authority: Signature on File DC-ADM 803 Effective Date: December 23, 2011 John E. Wetzel I. AUTHORITY The Authority ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Inmate Mail Policy, UT DOC, 2011 DC-ADM 803, Inmate Mail and Incoming Publications Procedures Manual Section 3 - Handling and Distribution of Mail 4. Outgoing correspondence must be sealed and delivered to the mailroom by the staff coordinator. E. Incoming Publications 1. General Procedures a. Incoming publications are not to ...
Article • August 3, 2016
“Jail Mail:” United Kingdom’s Newest Prison System Newspaper by Derek Gilna Prisoners in United Kingdom (UK) correctional facilities have yet another newspaper to help pass the time.  “Jail Mail” is the third national newspaper in the British prison system, along with “Inside Time,” and “Converse,” and will have a print ...
Article • August 2, 2016 • from PLN August, 2016
Cell Workout, by L.J. Flanders (LC Books, 2015) by David Reutter 231 pages, $35.00 softcover Book review by David M. Reutter “In prison, people can discover new things and improve themselves in many ways; faith, fitness, a new language, education, skills and qualifications that may lead to job opportunities,” writes ...
From the Editor by Paul Wright The Campaign for Prison Phone Justice, co-founded by the Human Rights Defense Center, has led the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to curb some of the more egregious abuses of the prison telecom industry. It has also helped focus increased attention from all sources, including ...
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