Can I Get Out of Jail While My Federal Criminal Appeal is Pending?
New Jersey has classified most drug possession as a fourth or third degree crime, often resulting in prison sentences for the offenders. In July 2012, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill with bipartisan support giving...more
Last year, in an attempt to rein in the harshest punishments for minors convicted of major crimes, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not impose mandatory sentences of life in prison without parole for juvenile...more
Women Employees Abused at Arizona Prison, Civil Rights Agencies Charged -
PHOENIX - The GEO Group, Inc., a prison management company, will pay a total of $140,000 to two women and furnish other relief to settle a...more
At the end of the day, jail is almost never the answer. Study after study shows that jail rarely helps prevent future crime. In cases where the judge requires punishment, our clients are rarely sentenced to jail. We have had...more
When is a trial not a trial? Answer: When it is a preliminary hearing.
If you are arrested on felony or Class A misdemeanor charges, you have the right to a preliminary hearing....more
Cooperation. The word is filled with meaning for enforcement professionals. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice profess to weigh it heavily when making charging and sanctioning...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
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
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
Wicca is a pagan-based religion growing in popularity in Europe and North America. One sign of growth can be measured by the increased number of legal decisions relating to the practices of Wiccans. The most recent of these...more
Matt Kaiser, a Washington DC federal criminal defense attorney at The Kaiser Law Firm PLLC (http://www.tklf.com), discusses what has to happen to be released from prison while an appeal is pending in federal court.
A prisoner who called out for his anti-seizure medication for days but was not given them by prison medical providers has won a $12 million jury verdict.
Ray Fox was in an Illinois state prison in 2007 when he suffered a...more
Traditionally, New Jersey has considered the offense of driving while the driver’s license is suspended or revoked as a traffic matter, punishable by additional suspensions, fines, and short jail terms....more
In New Jersey’s juvenile court system, family court judges are invested with a great deal of discretion about what to do with juveniles who are adjudicated delinquent for committing acts that would constitute crimes had they...more
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