Bleg: What Do You Want to See on Prison Law Blog in 2011?
Hi all. Now that I’ve more or less gotten organized for 2011 and I’m done with my guest stint at TNC’s, the blog should be back up to full speed next week. In the meantime, I thought I’d borrow an idea from Rortybomb, and throw out a “request for requests.” What do you want to see more or less of in this space in 2011? What types of posts have been most helpful or interesting to you? Anything you just skip right over in your RSS reader?
Here’s an example of one area where I’d be interested to get some feedback. When I first started Prison Law Blog almost a year ago, I devoted a lot more space than I have in recent months to keeping track of lower federal and state court decisions on prisoners’ rights and conditions of confinement litigation. That was partly because there were some legal issues that I needed to learn more about myself and this was a handy way to do it. It sort of fell off my radar screen more recently, as I’ve been paying more attention to the broader policy landscape for various reasons. My sense is that most of my readers aren’t lawyers, and so the really technical legal posts may be more inside baseball than you’re looking for (and conversely, those of you who actually do prisoners’ rights litigation probably don’t need me to tell you about the state of the case law). But maybe I’m wrong about this — and I can certainly go back to checking in with the case law more frequently if that’s something that’s useful for folks. Of course, either way I’ll try to stay on top of big cases like the California overcrowding litigation, cases that present novel issues, or cases with particularly compelling facts — otherwise I might have to change the name of the blog! But I’m just curious as to what precise mix of content would be most useful for those of you who have kindly bookmarked, read, and spread the word about my site.
Anyway, I thought I’d open it up for feedback, requests, suggestions, etc. in two ways: you can chime in either by leaving comments or emailing me through the contact form. I look forward to hearing from you!