News & Events

  • North Dakota: DOJ Changes Course After European Criminal Justice Project Participation

    July, 2016

  • Bill to Prohibit Jails From Eliminating In-Person Visits Passes Hurdle

    April, 2016

    The Senate Public Safety Committee has approved a  bill that would prohibit California jails from eliminating in-person visitation rights.

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  • Attorneys For Arizona Prisoners Ask Federal Court to Enforce Year Old Settlement

    April, 2016

    On April 11, 2016, the Prison Law Office and the ACLU National Prison Project filed in federal court in Arizona a motion to enforce the year-old settlement between the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) and prisoners in the case of Parsons v. Ryan.  The motion seeks an order requiring ADC to hire more healthcare staff to prevent further injury and death.

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  • Alameda County Halts Juvenile Probation Fees

    April, 2016

    As a result of efforts by The Prison Law Office and other advocates, thousands of low income Alameda county families will no longer have to pay juvenile probation and public defender fees.

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  • Prisoners Sue San Bernardino County Jail

    February, 2016

    Prisoners in the San Bernardino County Jail have filed a federal class action lawsuit challenging unconstitutional conditions, including failure to provide basic medical and mental health care, reasonable accommodations for disabilities, and protection from violence by other prisoners

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