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Publication • March 16, 2017
Senator Grassley - Letter to FBOP on Untimely Release of Prisoners, 2017 February 22, 2017 VIA ELECTRONIC TRANSMISSION The Honorable Thomas R. Kane Acting Director Federal Bureau of Prisons 320 First Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20534 Dear Acting Director Kane: In a 2014 news article, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) ...
Nearly 2% of U.S. Adults on Parole or Probation at Year-End 2013 by Matthew Clarke According to a statistical report released by the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics in October 2014, there were nearly 4.8 million U.S. adults on some form of community supervision at the end ...
Article • October 25, 2016
Controversy over Oklahoma's Calculation of Prisoners' Release Dates by Matthew Clarke High-profile crimes allegedly committed by two former Oklahoma Department of Corrections (DOC) prisoners after they were released early from prison has generated controversy over how the DOC calculates release dates. Desmond La'don Campbell was convicted of attempted kidnapping and ...
Article • August 26, 2016
Oklahoma DA: Pardons Board Violated State's Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines by If a clemency board chooses to sidestep mandatory sentencing guidelines and recommend a prisoner's early release, it possesses that maneuverability. And, as an Oklahoma D.A. recently illustrated, prosecutors hate being outmaneuvered. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater accused the state's ...
Article • August 9, 2016
Washington State Prison Brass Interferes in Release of Senator’s Son by Questions are swirling about whether a Washington State legislator’s son was released 103 days early due to his mother’s political clout. Despite warnings from community corrections officers that the release would violate Washington Department of Corrections (WDOC) policy, administrators ...
Article • August 3, 2016
Florida Sheriff Faces Contempt Proceedings for Furlough Program by David Reutter The State Attorney for Florida’s Gadsden County has petitioned a state court to hold the sheriff in contempt for allowing prisoners an eight hour furlough without court approval.  “The inmates involved were supposed to have been held on bond ...
Green v. Sullivan Correctional Facility, NY, Order, sex offender release housing, 2016 State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Third Judicial Department Decided and Entered: January 21, 2016 ________________________________ THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ex rel. WILLIAM GREEN, Appellant, v 521148 OPINION AND ORDER SUPERINTENDENT OF ...
Publication • June 2, 2016
Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Untimely Releases of Inmates, OIG, 2016 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Review of the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Untimely Releases of Inmates Evaluation and Inspections Division 16-03 May 2016 EXECUTIVE ...
Publication • 2016
Filed under: Wrongful Release
WA State Senate - Investigation of Department of Corrections Early-Release Scandal, 2016 May 24, 2016 WASHINGTON STATE SENATE LAW AND JUSTICE COMMITTEE Majority Report Investigation of Department of Corrections Early-Release Scandal Senator Mike Padden, Chair Senator Steve O’Ban, Vice Chair Senator Kirk Pearson Senator Pam Roach Majority Report: Investigation of ...
Publication • 2016
Filed under: Wrongful Release
Yarmuth Wilsdon - Investigative Report Re WA DOC Early Release of Offenders Vol 1, 2016 INVESTIGATIVE REPORT RE: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS – EARLY RELEASE OF OFFENDERS VOLUME 1 – REPORT Department of Corrections – Early Release of Offenders TABLE OF CONTENTS I. INTRODUCTION .................................................................................................................1 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...................................................................................................2 III. IV. ...
Article • January 11, 2016
Filed under: Wrongful Release
California Court of Appeals Holds Consecutive Sentence Begins When Prisoner Found Suitable for Parole by In a decision handed down on May 14, 2015, a California court of appeals held that a prisoner’s consecutive sentence for a felony committed while incarcerated (custodial felony) begins on the date he is found ...
Article • January 7, 2016
Filed under: Wrongful Release, Accidents
Nebraska DOC Director Retires Amid Criticism of Department Practices by Joe Watson The retirement of Robert Houston as director of Nebraska's Department of Correctional Services did not spark reflections on his 38-year career, but rather it salted fresh wounds. Houston, 63, insisted that his retirement—submitted in papers to Nebraska Gov. ...
Article • November 3, 2015
Seventh Circuit Upholds False Imprisonment and Deliberate Indifference Dismissal by Seventh Circuit Upholds False Imprisonment and Deliberate Indifference Dismissal On September 4, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of an Illinois prisoner’s false imprisonment suit, because he was not unlawfully detained. Sex offender David Armato was ...
Article • August 1, 2015 • from PLN August, 2015
Nebraska Returns Ex-Offenders to Prison after Sentence Miscalculation Scandal by Matthew Clarke Nebraska Returns Ex-Offenders to Prison after Sentence Miscalculation Scandal by Matt Clarke Nebraska authorities have re-incarcerated nearly two dozen state prisoners who were released early because officials miscalculated their release dates. The state decided not to pursue hundreds ...
Article • April 8, 2015 • from PLN April, 2015
Tennessee County Not Required to Pay for Medical Costs after Prisoner’s Release by David Reutter Tennessee County Not Required to Pay for Medical Costs after Prisoner’s Release by David Reutter The Tennessee Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner does not have a private right of action for being ...
Article • October 3, 2014
Florida Governor Eliminates Innocence Commission by  Florida Governor Eliminates Innocence Commission   Faced with the dubious honor of 23 death row prisoner being exonerated since 1973 and 12 exonerations via DNA evidence since 2001, the Florida Supreme Court created the Florida Innocence Commission. With the stroke of his veto pen, ...
Article • October 3, 2014
Filed under: Good Time, Wrongful Release
$1.21 Million Settlement after Washington State Prisoner Released in Error Kills Store Clerk by $1.21 Million Settlement after Washington State Prisoner Released in Error Kills Store Clerk   As a result of an earned good-time mix-up, a prisoner at Walla Walla State Prison in Washington State was prematurely released on ...
Article • April 15, 2013
Kentucky DOC Cannot Alter Time Served Credit by The Kentucky Supreme Court has held that prison officials lack authority to modify presentencing custody credit. Peter Bard was charged with murdering a deputy sheriff in 1993 but the charges were dismissed when he was found incompetent to stand trial. Bard was ...
Article • December 15, 2012 • from PLN December, 2012
Arkansas Prison Director Suspended by Board of Corrections by Ray Hobbs, director of the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADOC), was suspended without pay for two weeks, starting January 2, 2012, for failing to promptly inform the Board of Corrections about a computer glitch that resulted in hundreds of prisoners being ...
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