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Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Denial of Sex Offender Treatment Nets Disabled Utah Prisoner $60,000 by The Utah Department of Corrections (DOC) agreed to pay a former prisoner $60,000 for effectively adding 13 years to his sentence by denying him sex offender treatment due to his disabilities. In 1996, Richard Ramirez was convicted of sexually ...
Langford v. Bullock, MT, Fifth Amended Complaint, ADA Compliance, 1993 t Langford v. Racicot PC-MT-001-001 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "lark J. Lopez idward I. Koren National Prison Project the American Civil Liberties Jnion Foundation L875 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, DC 20009 Telephone: 202/234-4830 Edmund F. Sheehy, ...
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Ninth Circuit reversed an Oregon federal district court ruling which dismissed a lawsuit filed by a man whose probation was revoked ...
Florida’s Civil Commitment Center a “Living Death Sentence” by David Reutter According to state officials, the Florida Civil Commitment Center (FCCC), which holds up to 720 residents billed as the worst sexual predators in the state, is necessary to ensure public safety. For Correct Care Recovery Solutions, a spin-off company ...
Brazilian Prisoners Receive Mind-altering Drugs to Modify their Behavior by Derek Gilna In a controversial move, Brazilian prisoners convicted of murder and rape have been allowed to take a drug called dimethyltryptamine (DMT), in a drink known as Ayahuasca, as part of a spiritual rehabilitation program. Generally ingested in a ...
Article • November 15, 2016
Utah's Sex Offender Population Filling Up Prisons by Christopher Zoukis The State of Utah is starting to feel the strain from harsh sentencing laws targeting sex offenders that it passed in recent years. While most states are enjoying a decline in prison populations in the last decade, Utah's counts are ...
Oregon “Incorrigible Masturbator’s” Life Sentence Unconstitutionally Disproportionate by Mark Wilson The Oregon Court of Appeals held on June 17, 2015 that a true life sentence for “an incorrigible masturbator” was an unconstitutionally disproportionate punishment – a decision subsequently upheld by the state Supreme Court. Under ORS 137.719(1), certain recidivist sex ...
Inquisitorial Telephonic Hearing to Screen Civil Rights Case Deemed Unlawful by In reversing an Illinois federal district court’s dismissal of a civilly committed sex offender’s civil rights action, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals did not mince words when condemning the lower court’s use of a merit review proceeding as ...
Indiana Federal Court Certifies Habeas Corpus Class of Prisoners Disciplined for Refusing to Admit Guilt in Sex Offender Program by Matthew Clarke On September 30, 2015, a U.S. district court certified a class of Indiana state prisoners who refused to admit their guilt as part of the Indiana Sex Offender ...
Article • October 24, 2016
Banished Texas Civilly Committed Sex Offenders Commit Crimes in Other States by Matthew Clarke The Texas Office of Violent Sex Offender Management (OVSOM), which supervises civilly committed Texas sex offenders, has been the subject of multiple controversies in recent months. These included secretly housing civilly committed sex offenders (CCSOs) in ...
First Unconditional Release from Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program by U.S. District Court Judge Donovan Frank ruled in June 2015 that the Minnesota Sex Offender Program (MSOP) was unconstitutional for indefinitely confining offenders who had completed their prison terms. In August 2016, a state Supreme Court panel ordered sex offender Eric ...
Appeals Court Strikes Down Stringent Sex-Offender Probation Conditions by Derek Gilna Charles Murray was sentenced to 95 months' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography, and as part of that sentence was required to fulfill "various special conditions of supervised release that, for example, require(d) him to ...
9th Circuit: "Adam Walsh" Detention Doesn't toll Supervised Release Term by Derek Gilna The 9th Circuit has ruled that the period of time spent in civil confinement under the Adam Walsh Act did not constitute "imprisonment" and that a defendant's period of supervised release continues to run during that time. ...
Article • September 8, 2016
Court Upholds Guilty Plea Although Defendant Wasn't Advised of "Adam-Walsh" Impact by Derek Gilna Mark Allen Youngs pleaded guilty to child pornography offenses, and as part of the sentencing process was advised by the district court his various rights under Rule 11, but did not advise him of possible ramifications ...
Article • September 8, 2016
4th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of "Adam-Walsh" Prosecution of Sean Robert Francis by Sean Robert Francis, whose "Adam-Walsh" civil commitment proceedings were the subject of a recent Prison Legal News cover story, has won yet another legal victory. Francis had previously prevailed in a district court action wherein the judge ruled ...
Article • September 8, 2016
Virginia Court Affirms Parole Revocation for Sex Offender Who Refused to Admit Guilt by Lonnie Burton On May 17, 2016, the Court of Appeals of Virginia denied the appeal of a man whose parole was revoked when he refused to admit that he was guilty of the offense for which ...
State Audit Finds Problems at Texas Office of Violent Sex Offender Management by Matthew Clarke The Texas State Auditor's Office released an audit report on the Office of Violent Sex Offender Management (Office) in January 2015. The report listed many problems, including a lack of controls over the management of ...
Female Montana Prison Nurse Receives 25 Years for Mixing Business With Pleasure by Derek Gilna A former nurse at a Montana men’s prisons said  “I still claim my innocence” that she was guilty of having unauthorized sexual contact with male prisoners at a drug treatment facility at which she worked, ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Despite Initial Approval, Belgian Prisoner Denied Euthanasia by Derek Gilna Belgian prisoner Frank Van Den Bleeken, who in 1989 raped and killed Christiane Remacle, a student from Antwerp, was sentenced to life and has spent over 30 years in prison. Most European countries, unlike the United States, have abolished the ...
Utah Prisoners Incarcerated Longer Due to Lack of Rehabilitation Program Space by Since 2011, the average length of a Utah state prisoner's incarceration has increased by three months. The reason is a lack of space in rehabilitation programs--especially programs for sex offenders—combined with a parole board requirement that prisoners complete ...
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