Inmate's Rights & Prison. Legal news and articles for April 26 - 30, 2017

Number of prisoners in French hit over 70000, exceeds capacityOver 20 years, Nebraska prison officials let 73 inmates defy law by not submitting DNA samplesDeath of longtime Maine State Prison inmate not deemed suspiciousInmate who died at Maine State Prison had filed federal civil rights suitInmate who died at Maine State Prison had filed federal civil rights suitColorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victimsPennsylvania prison censors Workers World call for May Day strikeColorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victimsColorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victimsColorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victimsWorkers in Oregon prison unit say critical report inaccurateState, victims clash over whereabouts of notorious criminalsA thousand Palestinian prisoners are on a hunger strike. This woman is fighting for their rights.Liberia: 'Appalling' Prison Conditions UnearthedColorado is hiding inmates; victims want to know where they are

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One captured, two still missing after three inmates escape from a southeast Ohio prison
newsnet5.comApril 2, 2017

NELSONVILLE, Ohio - Authorities have captured one man and are searching for two others who escaped from a state-run regional prison in southeast Ohio. Nelsonville police say 30-year-old David Skeens was found in Licking County after escaping around ...more »

Indonesian Prisoners Display Handicrafts in Bid for Rehabilitation
Indonesia Expat (registration) (blog)April 5, 2017

Secretary General of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights Rantam Sariwanto Bambang said this exhibition makes good on a commitment by the industry ministry to help foster skills of prison inmates, helping hedge against the chance of recidivism when ...more »

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Number of prisoners in French hit over 70000, exceeds capacity
Daily SabahApril 30, 2017

Overcrowded prisons lead to increasing tensions inside the institutions and are an object of concern for prison directors, prison guard unions and associations working for prisoners' rights. By April 1, 1,883 persons were sleeping on mattresses on the ...more »

Over 20 years, Nebraska prison officials let 73 inmates defy law by not submitting DNA samples
Omaha World-HeraldApril 30, 2017

A state law passed in 1997 says that sex offenders “shall” submit their DNA samples — and shall pay a fee to have their DNA collected. Later in 1997, the Nebraska Supreme Court upheld law enforcement's use of force to collect a DNA sample from the ...more »

Death of longtime Maine State Prison inmate not deemed suspicious
Press HeraldApril 29, 2017

He filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in 2007 alleging that Maine State Prison officials violated his First Amendment right to freedom of speech by transferring him to the prison in Maryland. But it was dismissed in U.S. District Court in Maine in ...more »

Inmate who died at Maine State Prison had filed federal civil rights suit
Bangor Daily NewsApril 29, 2017

BANGOR, Maine — A 53-year-old Maine State Prison inmate who died Saturday morning had sued state correctional officials in federal court in 2007 alleging that his civil rights had been violated. Deane Brown died while serving a 58-year sentence for ...more »

Inmate who died at Maine State Prison had filed federal civil rights suit
Bangor Daily NewsApril 29, 2017

BANGOR, Maine — A 53-year-old Maine State Prison inmate who died Saturday morning had sued state correctional officials in federal court in 2007 alleging that his civil rights had been violated. Deane Brown died while serving a 58-year sentence for ...more »

Colorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victims
Scottsbluff Star HeraldApril 29, 2017

Prison officials have said they do not need to disclose the inmates' locations because the transfers are temporary. But 23 inmates have been held out of state for more than a decade, the investigation found. One killer has been in another state since ...more »

Pennsylvania prison censors Workers World call for May Day strike
Workers WorldApril 29, 2017

“Please also review the decisions ​to​ withhold notice from the inmates, as we believe these decisions have been made in violation of applicable laws and prisoners' constitutional rights. Please also furnish all Workers World subscribers held in ...more »

Colorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victims
The Denver PostApril 28, 2017

An investigation launched by KUSA-TV has found prison officials are refusing to tell victims where inmates are despite the U.S. Crime Victims' Rights Law and a state law both designed to guarantee that information, the station reported. The ...more »

Colorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victims
The ColoradoanApril 28, 2017

An investigation launched by KUSA-TV has found prison officials are refusing to tell victims where inmates are despite the U.S. Crime Victims' Rights Law and a state law both designed to guarantee that information, the station reported. The ...more »

Colorado inmate transfers not being disclosed to victims
Albuquerque JournalApril 28, 2017

An investigation launched by KUSA-TV has found prison officials are refusing to tell victims where inmates are despite the U.S. Crime Victims' Rights Law and a state law both designed to guarantee that information, the station (http://on9news.tv ...more »

Workers in Oregon prison unit say critical report inaccurate
OregonLive.comApril 28, 2017

Disability Rights Oregon, a prominent advocacy organization, said in the report that inmates in the unit are allowed out of their cells for only a few hours on average each week despite a pledge last year by the Oregon Department of Corrections to ...more »

State, victims clash over whereabouts of notorious criminals
9NEWS.comApril 27, 2017

The findings of our 9Wants to Know investigation into the system frustrated a former legislator who helped write the Victim Rights Act, passed by Colorado voters in 1992 and codified into state law the next year. “I do not understand how a bureaucratic ...more »

A thousand Palestinian prisoners are on a hunger strike. This woman is fighting for their rights.
Washington PostApril 27, 2017

RAMALLAH — Khalida Jarrar's neat office and smart appearance offer little indication that this time last year she was serving out a 15-month sentence in an Israeli jail cell. She's an elected Palestinian parliamentarian, a lawyer, a wife and a mother ...more »

Liberia: 'Appalling' Prison Conditions Unearthed
AllAfrica.comApril 27, 2017

The report captured abuses being meted against inmates detained at various prison centers in Liberia. According to the report captioned "Thematic report on the conditions of prisons and prisoners in Liberia", human rights conditions in Liberia's ...more »

Colorado is hiding inmates; victims want to know where they are
9NEWS.comApril 26, 2017

Over a 10-month period, 9Wants to Know repeatedly asked Hickenlooper and DOC Director Rick Raemisch for on-camera interviews to discuss the state's interpretation of the Victim Rights Act and the use of the prisoner swap. Both have declined. 9NEWS ...more »

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