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Article • December 5, 2017 • from PLN December, 2017
Visitors to USP Leavenworth Turned Away Due to Disabilities by A December 2016 news report by FOX 4 Problem Solvers in Kansas City, Kansas found that visitors at the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth were sometimes unable to see their loved ones because the facility failed to accommodate their disabilities. Despite ...
Article • October 10, 2017 • from PLN October, 2017
Filed under: Mail Regulations, Visiting
Prisons, Jails Combat Smuggling by Shredding Mail, Requiring Fresh Underwear by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis The regional jail system in West Virginia receives and screens about 300,000 pieces of mail per year. Some letters contain illegal substances being smuggled into facilities for prisoners, particularly subuxone; in response, the West ...
Article • October 4, 2017
More Prisons Banning In-Person Visits, Adding To Securus Tech's Pile Of Cash by Tim Cushing by Tim Cushing From the it's-ok-because-prisoners-aren't-human-beings,-amirite dept Jails and prisons continue to sacrifice what few physical interactions prisoners have with loved ones on the outside to phone service provider Securus. The New Orleans Advocate reports ...
Article • September 6, 2017
Prison Cannot Restrict Legal Visits by a Prisoner's Family Member/Attorney by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Michigan Department of Corrections Rule 607, which mandated that an attorney who is also a family member of a prisoner could not have legal visits with the prisoners, has been ruled unconstitutional. The Rule ...
Article • August 22, 2017
Filed under: Visiting, Fathers in Prison
New York Court Rules Mother Not Required to Bring Child to Prison to Visit Incarcerated Father by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton On October 20, 2016, a New York state appeals court upheld a ruling by a judge of the Family Court of Warren County denying a petition by an ...
ACLU SoCal - Orange County Jails, 2017 JUNE 2017 A REPORT BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA JAILS PROJECT The authors of this report are Esther Lim, MSW and Daisy Ramirez, MSW. Contributing authors and researchers: David Colker, Ruth Dawson, Peter Eliasberg, Brendan Hamme, Tasha Hill and ...
Article • June 14, 2017
Federal Court Orders California to Allow SHU Prisoner Contact Attorney Visits by On April 14, 2014, a California federal court ordered the California State Prison-Corcoran to allow Security Housing Unit (SHU) prisoner Andrew R. Lopez contact visits with attorney Robert Navarro and another attorney. In the instant action, Lopez filed ...
Article • June 9, 2017 • from PLN June, 2017
Filed under: Medical, Attorney Visits
Arkansas Attorney Sues to Gain Access to Incarcerated Client by A lawyer in Little Rock, Arkansas was forced to file a lawsuit to gain access to his client in a criminal case. Attorney Patrick Benca, who represented Antoine Ramon Jackson on a capital murder charge, filed the six-page suit on ...
Brief • 2017
Woods v. Marler, PA, Complaint, Pre-trial Visitation, 2017 Case 2:17-cv-04443-MAK Document 1 Filed 10/05/17 Page 1 of 43 fu-ioooo~iood horem~~,:,?,~~~ili~!! •~ire ofptoodm.,J:l:-t'l:,:d~Y ~~ JS 44 (Rev. 06/17) ·s form, approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 1974, is required for the use of the Clerk of ...
Publication • 2017
Vera Institute of Justice - Closing the Distance The Impact of Video Visits in Washington State Prisons, 2017 August 2017 Closing the Distance The Impact of Video Visits in Washington State Prisons Léon Digard, Jessi LaChance, and Jennifer Hill This study was supported by Award Number 2012-IJ-CX-0035, awarded by the ...
Brief • May 18, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Judgment, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 82 Filed 08/28/00 Pg 1 of 1 ~' AO 450 (Rev. 5/85) Judgment In 1 Clvll C.. Pg ID 296 • ~nii£h ~ta:i£s c!§l istrirt Qlourt ~~~~~~-E=A:..:.:.ST-=-=E~RN:..;_~~~~~DISTRJCTOF~~~M-I_C_H_I_G_A_N~~~~~~~~~ JOHN VINCENT, SR., and JOHN VINCENT, JR.,. Plaintiffs, JUDGMENT IN A ...
Brief • May 17, 2017
Vincent v. Martin, MI, Memo and Order, Right to Counsel, 2000 2:99-cv-71416-AC Doc # 81 Filed 04/28/00 Pg 1 of 14 Pg ID 178 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN SOUTHERN DIVISION JOHN VINCENT, Sr. and JOHN VINCENT, Jr., Plaintiffs, Case No. 99-CV-71416 V. HONORABLE AVERN COHN BILL ...
State of Louisiana - Security & Contract Compliance Review, CCA, 2014 BOBBY JINDAL jAMES M. Le B L\NC Governor Secretary Department of Public Safety and Corrections December 31, 2014 Harley Lappin, Executive Vice·President CCA - Winn Correctional Center 10 Burton Hills Boulevard Nashville, TN 37215 Dear Mr. Lappin: I appreciate ...
CCA Prison Caught Recording Attorney-Client Meetings, Sharing Videos with Prosecutors by In March 2017, Special Master David R. Cohen filed a request with the U.S. District Court in Kansas, seeking to enlarge his investigation into whether the Leavenworth Detention Center (LDC) and the private contractor that operates the facility, Corrections ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Report Says Private Prison Companies Increase Recidivism by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In June 2016, In the Public Interest (ITPI), a non-partisan public policy group, published a report titled “How Private Prison Companies Increase Recidivism,” based upon the fact that for-profit prisons rely upon incarceration to generate revenue – ...
Article • May 1, 2017
Behind bars, beyond means: the crushing expense of loving someone in prison by Lisa Riordan Seville by Lisa Riordan Seville and Zara Katz, The Guardian When Kristal Bush’s mother nearly went broke from the expense of visiting her son in prison, Kristal saw an opportunity to connect Philadelphia families to loved ...
PLN Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou by John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former counterterrorism consultant. He left the CIA in March 2004, later serving as a senior investigator on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and senior intelligence advisor ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Oregon: Muslim Prison Visitor Receives $40,000 for Discrimination, Retaliation by The Oregon Department of Corrections (ODOC) agreed to pay a female Muslim visitor $40,000 for religious discrimination and retaliation by state prison guards. Myell Thompson, who converted to the Islamic faith, wears a traditional head covering known as a hijab. ...
Article • March 31, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
Video Calling Services vs. In-person Visitation by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Video calling* is gaining a significant foothold in local jails. The technology is seen both as less costly than in-person visitation and a potential profit generator for jailers. But it can also have a detrimental impact on prisoners’ ...
Prison Legal News Interviews CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou - Full Interview by   Note: This is the full PLN interview with John Kiriakou; a shorter version was published as our April 2017 cover story, here. John Kiriakou is a former CIA officer, former senior investigator for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ...
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