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On January 15, 2008, the New York State Senate and Assembly passed a bill that mandates the removal of imprisoned people with serious psychiatric disabilities from 24-hour solitary confinement. Under the new law, these individuals will be moved into treatment-based secure facilities instead.
The law also requires the state to conduct mental health assessments of everyone housed in segregated or special housing units (known as SHUs).
The Associated Press reports in part:
New York has had more p
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ID: House approves $70 million for maximum security prison for mentally ill prisoners
House approves funding to plan for mental health facility The Associated Press, Edition Date: 03/18/08 Idaho Statesman BOISE, Idaho ? The House has approved $3 million in funding to draw up plans for a maximum security facility for mentally ill...
The Supreme Court Limits the Mentally Ills Right of Self-Representation
The New York Times recently published an article entitled "Self-Representation by the Mentally Ill is Curbed," which can be accessed here, that discusses the 7-2 decision of Indiana v...
2008 Law School Summer Boot Camp for Students of Color
The Summer Boot Camp is an online distance learning program designed to provide that intense preparation for law students of color. The Boot Camp teachs students to study effectively for law school, introduces students to the writing, thinking and test-taking...
i'm losing it...
...clearly i'm going crazy if i get home after a long day of paper writing [and then a bit of post-paper beer drinking...], i take out my computer, boot it up, and say to myself: "yay, it's the weekend! that means i can boot into linux instead of windows!" *hides face*
WI Department of Corrections Bans WI Prisoners From Receiving Books from WI Books to Prisoners Group
Wisconsin Books to Prisoners/Rainbow Books 426 W. Gilman St., Madison, WI 53703 Contact: Camy Matthay August 4, 2008 Email: email@example.com ARE WISCONSIN PRISONERS LOSING THE RIGHT TO READ? WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS BANS WISCONSIN BOOKS TO PRISONERS FROM SENDING BOOKS...
Bye, bye to federal Boot Camps
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Howard O. Kieffer of BOPWatch reports on the forthcoming closing of federal Boot Camps: The last inmates for the Bureau's ICC programs (Boot Camp) will be received this Friday, January 7, 2005...