Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last month, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. A...more
Most people are excited to see friends and family on television. Unfortunately, for acquaintances of the newly incarcerated in Salt Lake City, they may get their chance....more
According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the population of the federal prison system has increased by nearly 700% from 1970 to 2005. Most of the increase in the population is due to the growth in the number of...more
Inmates in the Riverside County jails served a federal class-action lawsuit last week, claiming the county is subjecting them to cruel and unusual punishment by depriving them of basic medical and mental health care. Among...more
Earlier this month mayoral candidate Mark Crockett offered his view on reducing repeat criminal offenders and saving the state a lot of money in the process....more
One of the great things about being invited to be on a panel at the Pro Bono Institute's wonderful annual conference is that, even though I was presumable asked because I know something about the topic, I always learn much...more
An inmate in a New Mexico county jail who was put in solitary confinement for nearly two years without being charged has won a $15.5 million settlement.
A jury awarded Stephen Slevin $22 million in his suit against...more
Greg Baker, a former inmate at Butner Correctional Facility here in North Carolina, is suing the federal government. Mr. Baker alleges that medical malpractice at the Federal Correctional Complex resulted in the spread of...more
An inmate of the Milwaukee County Jail sued the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office claiming that he was denied the right to vote. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the inmate was not allowed to vote because he never completed...more
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