Inmate's Rights & Prison. Legal news and articles for March 29 - 31, 2014

Group: Montana warehouses mentally ill inmatesGroup: Montana warehouses mentally ill inmatesEditorial: Inmates have rights tooCharles Bronson: Britain's 'most violent prisoner' to go to European Court of ...Michigan must follow federal law on sexual abuse of 'youthful offenders' in ...Suit targets isolation at Bridgewater hospitalArizona GOP gives private prison company $1 million to house inmates who don ...This is what 30 years in Gaddafi's prison does to you.Because of sentencing error, former Tamms inmate might be released 73 years ...Toughness on crime gives way to fairness, cost realityToughness on crime gives way to fairness, cost realityToughness on crime gives way to fairness, cost realityBecause of sentencing error, former Tamms inmate might be released 73 years ...Because of sentencing error, former Tamms inmate may be released 73 years ...John Prescott: Banning books for prisoners is not a just or fair way to ...

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ACLU: Montana's mentally ill prisoners are mistreated
Billings GazetteMarch 1, 2014

HELENA — The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana said Friday that the state prison and hospital have a woefully inadequate system of treating mentally ill prisoners, denying them proper care and violating their rights. In a strongly worded 21 ...more »

Detention Worker Stands Up for Prisoners' Rights
Daily BeastMarch 12, 2014

For a corrections officer, a tour of duty can feel like serving time. Working in prison exacts a toll. Corrections officers commit suicide at alarmingly high rates and their average life expectancy is fifty-eight years. They have high divorce and ...more »

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Group: Montana warehouses mentally ill inmates
SFGateMarch 31, 2014

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials seeking to free up bed space in the state hospital transfer mentally ill patients to prison, where they are warehoused, mistreated and denied proper mental-health care, a disability-rights advocacy group claims ...more »

Group: Montana warehouses mentally ill inmates
The StateMarch 31, 2014

HELENA, Mont. — A disability-rights group claims Montana State Prison is warehousing hundreds mentally ill inmates without adequate mental-health care. Disability Rights Montana filed a lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court. It accuses seven officials ...more »

Editorial: Inmates have rights too
Calgary HeraldMarch 31, 2014

Serving time in prison has three functions — punishment, rehabilitation and public safety. The punishment aspect, however, does not mean that more punitive things should be piled arbitrarily on inmates. Nor does it mean that inmates' rights can be ...more »

Charles Bronson: Britain's 'most violent prisoner' to go to European Court of ...
Express.co.ukMarch 31, 2014

THE man dubbed the "most violent prisoner" in the UK is taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) as he bids to be released. By: Dion Dassanayake. Published: Mon, March 31, 2014. Charles Bronson, European Court of Human Rights, ...more »

Michigan must follow federal law on sexual abuse of 'youthful offenders' in ...
The Muskegon ChronicleMarch 31, 2014

... of 'youthful offenders' in prisons, attorneys say. BROOKS PRISON.jpg. Federal attorneys have stepped in to clarify how federal law about prisons applies to the state of Michigan in a lawsuit brought by state inmates alleging sexual abuse against ...more »

Suit targets isolation at Bridgewater hospital
Boston GlobeMarch 31, 2014

In an interview with the Globe, Joanne Minich said she is filing the lawsuit to get her son released from Bridgewater — the state's only prison for mentally ill inmates — and transferred to another facility. “I want to get him out,” she said. “He ...more »

Arizona GOP gives private prison company $1 million to house inmates who don ...
Raw StoryMarch 31, 2014

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Human Rights Defense Center (HRDC) contacted Raw Story with more information regarding Rep. Kavanagh's relationship with GEO Group. According to AFSC and HRDC, “[t]he company's lobbyists ...more »

This is what 30 years in Gaddafi's prison does to you.
Your Middle EastMarch 31, 2014

Yet he wants no revenge, only more human rights for all. ... Trying to come to grips with what happened, Ali Alakermi, a survivor of the colonel's jails, decided to form the “Libyan Association for Prisoners of Conscience” to make sure the past is not ...more »

Because of sentencing error, former Tamms inmate might be released 73 years ...
Belleville News DemocratMarch 30, 2014

Mills, who represented Gay on other prisoner rights cases, said that the Illinois Department of Corrections has long regarded mentally ill inmates primarily as "security problems" with inadequate concern for mental health treatment. But Mills said that ...more »

Toughness on crime gives way to fairness, cost reality
Marshfield News-HeraldMarch 30, 2014

Last month, the attorney general continued the campaign of highlighting what he described as "unnecessarily punitive'' public policy when he called for the repeal of state laws that restrict the voting rights of millions of former prison inmates. He ...more »

Toughness on crime gives way to fairness, cost reality
Montgomery AdvertiserMarch 30, 2014

Last month, the attorney general continued the campaign of highlighting what he described as "unnecessarily punitive'' public policy when he called for the repeal of state laws that restrict the voting rights of millions of former prison inmates. He ...more »

Toughness on crime gives way to fairness, cost reality
USA TODAYMarch 30, 2014

Drug addicts, swept up en masse in the aftermath of New York's so-called Rockefeller Drug Laws of 1973 and the federal Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, are being treated as medical patients rather than criminals. Marijuana, once regarded as the gateway ...more »

Because of sentencing error, former Tamms inmate might be released 73 years ...
Belleville News DemocratMarch 30, 2014

But his remaining sentence, 90-plus years of which were added through consecutive terms for throwing urine and feces on guards, has been drastically reduced after a defense lawyer discovered an error in how a state sentencing law was applied. Instead ...more »

Because of sentencing error, former Tamms inmate may be released 73 years ...
Belleville News DemocratMarch 29, 2014

Mills, who has represented Gay on other prisoner rights cases, said that the Illinois Department of Corrections has long regarded mentally ill inmates primarily as "security problems" with inadequate concern for mental health treatment. But Mills said ...more »

John Prescott: Banning books for prisoners is not a just or fair way to ...
Mirror.co.ukMarch 29, 2014

The Government's ban on books for prisoners shows that when it comes to rehabilitating inmates, its mantra seems to be 50 Shades Of Grayling! Or as Justice Secretary Chris Grayling says in his own words: “Bring right-wing solutions to social problems!”.more »

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