Prison Litigation Reform Act

  Litigating Claims Under the P.L.R.A. Under the Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prisoners shall be protected from inhumane treatment or anything considered to be “cruel and unusual” while they are incarcerated in a U.S. Prison. When the Eighth Amendment was first passed to protect prisoners, “cruel and unusual” meant extreme forms of torture or death. However, revisions have been made to the law to prohibit conditions such as sexual assault, violence, poor prison living conditions, and lack of proper medical treatment. Unfortunately, prisoners are still victims of inhumane treatment in prisons across the United States. In 1996, in [...]

By |2016-08-08T22:06:48+00:00August 8th, 2016|Categories: Prison Reform|Tags: , , |

Coping When a Loved One is Sentenced to Prison

  Grief When a Family Member is Incarcerated I just returned to my office after a difficult morning in court.  My client was sentenced to serve 25 years in prison for a crime that I believe does not merit such a harsh penalty.  This is an aspect of my work that I dislike to say the least.  Of course, I replay all my defense strategies in my mind, making sure that I did not fail my client along the way.  I also try to comfort the family members in this time of grief. In all honesty, I cannot say that I know what [...]

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