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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 • 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 ...
Publication • March 29, 2017
HRDC letter in support of Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act - March 2017 Human Rights Defense Center DEDICATED TO PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS March 29, 2017 SENT VIA EMAIL ONLY Senator Cory A. Booker United States Senate 359 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 RE: Support for the Dignity for ...
McBride v. MDOC, MI, Class Action Complaint, Deaf Inmate Communication, 2015 2:15-cv-11222-SFC-DRG Doc # 1 Filed 03/31/15 Pg 1 of 51 Pg ID 1 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN MARY ANN MCBRIDE; BRIAN STANLEY WITTMAN; and RALPH WILLIAMS, on behalf of themselves and ...
Face-to-Face Family Visits Return to Some Jails by By Mindy Fetterman, Stateline The jailhouse scene from 2014 remains vivid in Rebecca Shlafer’s mind. A 3-year-old girl came to the Washington County Jail in Stillwater, Minnesota, to see her dad. “She ran down the hall, jumped up in a chair and ...
“A Living Nightmare” by Women Visiting Loved Ones Jailed at Rikers Describe a Pattern of Invasive Searches by Guards By Raven Rakia, The Intercept Reprinted with permission from The Intercept. The Intercept's story was produced in partnership with WNYC.   On July 2, 2015, Jasmine Quattlebaum took the bus to Rikers Island to ...
$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 ...
ICE Bans Crayons in Family Detention Center Visiting Area by Prisoners who cause property damage in correctional facilities often receive swift punishment. It was no different for the very young prisoners held in one of the United States’ most controversial detention centers. Housed with their immigrant mothers in the GEO ...
Legacy of Mass Incarceration: Parental Incarceration Impacts One in Fourteen Children by Christopher Zoukis A recent study by the research firm Child Trends revealed a stunning consequence of our nation’s policy and practice of mass incarceration: one out of every fourteen children in the U.S. has a parent who is ...
This cruel new policy makes it near impossible for kids to see their incarcerated parents by By Dana Bazelon, Vox Unless you are an attorney, it requires a great deal of effort and some organization to visit someone in prison. You have to want it. There are forms to be signed ...
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