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December 14, 2018

How the State, Prisons, and Guards Keep Books from Incarcerated People

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Teen Vogue

December 12, 2018

New Jail Database Shows Lengthy Pretrial Incarceration Continues In Mississippi’s Local Jails

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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 Treatment

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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 lawsuit

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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.

Chicago Tribune

November 9, 2018

DA on hot seat, accused of rigging case against former death row inmate

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4WWL

November 8, 2018

Oral Argument: Garza v. Idaho (U.S. Supreme Court)

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Supreme Court of the United States

November 8, 2018

State ordered to review transgender inmate’s request to move to female prison

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Chicago Sun-Times

November 5, 2018

Police lawsuits provide an inside view of cash register justice in Louisiana

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Scalawag

October 31, 2018

Argument analysis: Court skeptical that a lawyer may unilaterally countermand client’s instruction to file a criminal appeal

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SCOTUS blog

October 30, 2018

U.S. Supreme Court hears Garza v. Idaho arguments on defendant’s right to appellate review

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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...