Prison Law Blog

Sara Mayeux

Friday Roundup

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  • Watch the above video: Missouri went from 5,000 to 30,000 inmates in the ’90s.
  • Another privatization lawsuit: The group ProgressOhio has joined with prison guards to file suit challenging Gov. John Kasich’s plan to privatize several prisons, alleging violations of the Ohio Constitution. The complaint is here.
  • Georgia grand jury declines to indict prison guards accused of severely beating several inmates. (Disproving, I suppose, the adage that a prosecutor can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.)
  • Will Illinois be the next state to face litigation over prison overcrowding?
  • U.S. and Texas partner to begin deporting 11,000 foreign citizens serving time in Texas prisons.
  • California considering reforms in response to the Pelican Bay hunger strike. (More from NPR.)
  • This interview with Rep. Jerrold Nadler touches on prisoners’ rights.
  • Do federal inmates in private prison have the right to sue?
  • Colorado prisoners learn green jobs, Indiana inmates fix bikes.

Written by sara

August 26, 2011 at 8:12 am

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