This week, Plata v. Brown case of the week highlighting the need for prison reforms, West Virginia charges prisoners to read, Adnan Sayed of Serial fame, litigating the happiness of cows, dumb crooks, and more.
Prisoners may not pay taxes, but they do live in full service complexes with close ties to all levels of government, dependent on the funding and mechanisms of government at all levels.
A letter home, after the failure of a twenty-first century theocracy.
For-profit prisons detaining refugee children.
When an atheist prisoner self-identifies as Jewish, it provides an insight into the engine driving what Burt Likko predicts will become the next wave of litigation by the incarcerated against their jailers.
Turns out, a Muslim prisoner has a right to grow a beard even if the warden doesn’t want him to. Burt Likko digests today’s big SCOTUS case of Holt v. Hobbs to reveal something about what this means for those of us who aren’t Muslims in prison.
Does the Fourth Amendment allow law enforcement to gather an arrestee’s genetic sequence and compare it with a large FBI database of genetic material gathered from old, unsolved crimes? [Continued at NaPP]