NOTE: As of June 2012, this blog is no longer being updated. For news on prison legal issues, please visit the blog Evolving Standards of Decency.
On any given day, one in 100 American adults lives in a prison or jail; this blog links to news items and legal decisions regarding conditions in those prisons and jails, and occasionally provides original commentary. The blog aims to note major developments in the law governing prisons and jails, but it does not attempt to be a comprehensive digest of that area of the law. Rather, the blog’s contents will often be more eclectic than its title might suggest, but will hopefully provide much of interest to anyone interested in the American criminal justice system. The blog is maintained and written by Sara Mayeux, a graduate of Stanford Law School and U.S. history Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University.
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