This is a blog on criminal politics and the legal issues surrounding prisons. One of the more prominent themes is the never-ending debate over what the goal of prisons should be: retribution, banishment or rehabilitation.
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A petition to the Supreme Court, Dallas County v. Duvall, alleging conditions of confinement when inmate contracted staph (MRSA) virus losing sight in the eye, looks interesting. Even more curious, an entire handful of cases set for November argument in the Supreme Court in, surprise, ineffective...
Almost one year since I have been without computer...whew. The android, while good for many things doesn't cut the mustard when posting. Let's go see what's new around the b-sphere (still call it that?). Now let's see how easy it is to post hyperlinks with the Ipad... here. Pretty cumbersome. ...
The Summer issue is dedicated to mass incarceration and problems.Dædalus was founded in 1955 as the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and established as a quarterly in 1958. It draws on the enormous intellectual capacity of the American Academy, whose Fellows are among the...
Greene v Camreta to be heard by the High Court. Jumping into a new controversy over child sex abuse, Tuesday to decidewhether the Constitution p the authority to interview children at school of sexual assault. The specific issue is wheth social workers must obtain a warrant before such interviews....
Supreme Court hears Connick v Thompson today. Will unfettered patterns of abuse go unheeded?John Holloway writes in Slate yesterday.Grits has good references as well.
Wonder if recent reclass effort in Md triggers due process or other constitutional protections such as raised in recent ruling in Pennsylvania. Renchensky v. Williams, 3d Cir. (Oct. 4 2010).
Here is an example of what i spoke of re wrongful conviction and reasons why they happen. Good comments at the link. Dallas has another one. wish i knew how to post a link with my new droid...dallasnews.comWall St Journal carries the story too.
Does an individual have standing to sue and if so why do victims not do so? nybooks.com "What to do about gitmo" by david cole.
Technology allows me to post via mobile device. I joined the new revolution due only to fact my home computer is fubar.Taking 3 years following my release Texas's innocence commision report fails to mention at least one reason for a wrongful conviction, environmental factors and outside influence...
Here is an interesting decision from the Supreme Court on the interplay between SORNA and Montana state law. The Ninth Circuit ruled that the federal juvenile registration provision were ex post facto as applied to respondent. Respondent remains on Montana's sex offender registry; the Supreme...