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Publication • June 7, 2017
ACLU SoCal - Letter Re Lexipol Policy On “Immigration Violations”, 2017 April 12, 2017 VIA E-MAIL Bruce Praet, Chairman Lexipol, LLC bpraet@aol.com Re: Lexipol Policy On “Immigration Violations” Dear Mr. Praet, It has come to our attention that your company has provided legally erroneous policy language on the enforcement of ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Missouri Prisoners Vexed by Bills for Incarceration Costs by Matthew Clarke by Matt Clarke Current and former Missouri state prisoners have been experiencing “sticker shock” as they are presented with bills for the cost of their incarceration. The Missouri Incarceration Reimbursement Act (MIRA) has been around since 1988, but wasn’t ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Delaware Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Retroactively Unconstitutional by On December 15, 2016, Delaware’s Supreme Court issued a unanimous 15-page decision that held the unconstitutionality of the state’s death penalty statute should be applied retroactively to prisoners previously sentenced to death. [Also, see p. 54.] While the ruling only mentioned ...
Prop 47 Makes Thousands of Drug, Property Offenders Eligible for Release by Joe Watson The passage of California's Proposition 47 in November 2014—which reduced many felony drug-possession and property crimes to misdemeanors— might be a harbinger of criminal-justice reform nationwide. But for now, reform advocates will gladly accept the imminent ...
Publication • July 28, 2016
Laws and Regulations, California Board of Psychology, 2015 California Board of Psychology Laws and Regulations State of California Department of Consumer Affairs Edmund G. Brown Jr. Governor California Board of Psychology Laws and Regulations 2015 EDITION 2015 EDITION State of California Department of Consumer Affairs Edmund G. Brown Jr. Governor ...
Publication • February 15, 2016
Filed under: News, State Legislation
California Lifer Newsletter, Issue 42, December, CLN, 2011 Volume 7 Number 6 CLN #42 DECEMBER 2011 CALIFORNIA LIFER NEWSLETTER™ Legislation & Initiatives SENATO R GAINES WITHDRAWS ANTI-LAWRENCE BILL; SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING CANCELLED Senate Bill 391 (Sen. Gaines) (#) Please see CLN # 41, p. 1; #39, p. 5. SB 391 ...
Article • December 3, 2015 • from PLN December, 2015
Texas Enacts Legislation to Reduce Wrongful Convictions by Matthew Clarke Texas Enacts Legislation to Reduce Wrongful Convictions by Matt Clarke Legal experts in Texas are trying to iron out a wrinkle they say is an unintended consequence arising from a new law governing discovery in criminal cases, but despite the ...
Article • December 1, 2015 • from PLN December, 2015
California Legislation Permitting NVDP Incarceration Held Unconstitutional by Mark Wilson California Legislation Permitting NVDP Incarceration Held Unconstitutional by Mark Wilson The California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, held on January 20, 2015 that a section of California’s realignment legislation improperly amended Proposition 36, a voter initiative, in violation of the ...
Article • November 10, 2015
New Hampshire Legislative Report Criticizes Prisoner Work Release Controls by Derek Gilna New Hampshire Legislative Report Criticizes Prisoner Work Release Controls         by Derek Gilna        State legislatures nationwide, confronted with tight budgetary constraints, have demanded more efficiency out of the programs they fund, and New Hampshire is no exception.  The Office ...
Article • November 3, 2015
Budget Savings Plan for Michigan Department of Corrections a Failure by Christopher Zoukis Budget Savings Plan for Michigan Department of Corrections a Failure by Christopher Zoukis In December 2012, the Michigan legislature passed a law that would allow up to 250 retired state prison guards to come back to work ...
Mass Incarceration: The Most Important Political Issue of 2016 No One Wants to Talk About by David J. Krajicek Mass Incarceration: The Most Important Political Issue of 2016 No One Wants to Talk About The mushrooming prison population is a political ticking timebomb. by David J. Krajicek Five years ago, ...
Article • October 26, 2015 • from PLN November, 2015
Ohio Appellate Court Orders Review of State Budget Over Private Prison Sale by Gary Hunter Ohio Appellate Court Orders Review of State Budget Over Private Prison Sale by Gary Hunter Ohio Governor John Kasich joined legislators in protesting an order by Ohio’s Tenth District Court of Appeals that instructed a ...
Article • October 14, 2015
Report Finds Two Percent of Counties Produce Majority of Death Penalty Cases by Derek Gilna Report Finds Two Percent of Counties Produce Majority of Death Penalty Cases by Derek Gilna A report issued by Death Penalty Information Center claims that only 2% of all U.S. counties are responsible for a ...
Article • October 14, 2015
Two States Approach Stun Gun Law Differently by Two States Approach Stun Gun Law Differently On June 9 and 10, 2014, Connecticut and Vermont passed laws regulating taser use by police; but, different catalysts led focus to different aspects of regulation. In Connecticut, where 22-yer-old Jose Maldonado died after being ...
Article • October 14, 2015
California Enacts Youthful Offender Legislation by California Enacts Youthful Offender Legislation California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on September 27, 2014 Assembly Bill 1276 establishing a panel-based review board to determine whether incoming prisoners, age 22 and under, are to be housed in maximum security units. The bill, advocated ...
Article • October 6, 2015
$10 Million Budgeted to Oregon Counties for Criminal Justice Reforms by Mark Wilson $10 Million Budgetetd to Oregon Counties for Criminal Justice Reforms by Mark Wilson On August 1, 2013, the Oregon legislature passed a sentencing reform bill, designed to shift “low level” offenders from prison to community corrections. With ...
Article • September 25, 2015 • from PLN October, 2015
North Carolina Prisons Slow to Change Attitudes about Mentally Ill Prisoners by David Reutter North Carolina Prisons Slow to Change Attitudes about Mentally Ill Prisoners by David M. Reutter The head of North Carolina’s Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice is calling for more than $20 million in additional ...
Article • June 3, 2015 • from PLN June, 2015
Federal Court Strikes Down Pennsylvania Law that Restricts Prisoners’ Speech by Derek Gilna Federal Court Strikes Down Pennsylvania Law that Restricts Prisoners’ Speech by Derek Gilna Pennsylvania state lawmakers and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett both claimed they had good intentions when they enacted legislation that restricted prisoners’ free speech ...
Article • May 6, 2015 • from PLN May, 2015
Exonerated Colorado Prisoner Receives $1.2 Million under New Compensation Law by Joe Watson Exonerated Colorado Prisoner Receives $1.2 Million under New Compensation Law by Joe Watson A man who spent over 17 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit became the first Colorado prisoner to receive damages from ...
Article • April 9, 2015 • from PLN April, 2015
Washington Enacts Wrongful Conviction Compensation Law; County Reneges on $10.5 Million Settlement with Exonerated Prisoners by Washington Enacts Wrongful Conviction Compensation Law; County Reneges on $10.5 Million Settlement with Exonerated Prisoners Washington has joined the list of states that provide compensation for defendants who were wrongfully convicted and subsequently exonerated. ...
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