December 14, 2018
How the State, Prisons, and Guards Keep Books from Incarcerated PeopleArticle
December 12, 2018
New Jail Database Shows Lengthy Pretrial Incarceration Continues In Mississippi’s Local JailsPress Release
OXFORD, Miss. – The vast majority of the 5,534 men and women detained in local Mississippi jails are not serving sentences for criminal convictions but instead are awaiting their day in court to face charges, and nearly half of the detainees have been in jail for more than 90 days. Those are some of the...
December 7, 2018
Eighth Circuit Affirms Class-Action Status for Lawsuit Against Missouri Department of Corrections’ for Lack of Hepatitis C TreatmentPress Release
ST. LOUIS – Today, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s certification of a class-action lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections and its private medical provider, Corizon LLC, for their inhumane, unconstitutional treatment of inmates with chronic hepatitis C. “Class certification allows us to force the prison system to abandon its...
November 9, 2018
Judge orders training on transgender issues for all Illinois prison staff amid inmate lawsuitArticle
After multiple suits against the Illinois Department of Corrections, a federal judge in southern Illinois recognized that the Constitution protects trans women from discrimination. The judge ordered state prison officials to re-evaluate Strawberry Hampton’s previously denied request for transfer — and also mandated that the agency develop training on transgender issues for all staff.
November 8, 2018
Oral Argument: Garza v. Idaho (U.S. Supreme Court)Video
Supreme Court of the United States
November 8, 2018
State ordered to review transgender inmate’s request to move to female prisonUncategorized
November 5, 2018
Police lawsuits provide an inside view of cash register justice in LouisianaArticle
October 31, 2018
Argument analysis: Court skeptical that a lawyer may unilaterally countermand client’s instruction to file a criminal appealArticle
October 30, 2018
U.S. Supreme Court hears Garza v. Idaho arguments on defendant’s right to appellate reviewPress Release
In an appearance before the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct 30, 2018, Amir Ali, Supreme Court and Appellate Counsel at the MacArthur Justice Center, argued Gilberto Garza Jr., was deprived of his constitutional right to a lawyer because his lawyers did not follow his instructions to appeal the legality of his plea and sentence. In...