Extending home confinement past the COVID-19 pandemic is a blurry legal line.
There are many covid concerns in the federal prison system. In this post, we examine an identified concern as well as a proposed bill to address said concerns. Covid Concerns by Prison Employees and Inmates In an article for The Washington Post, Kim Bellware outlined a letter from Senators Warren and Durbin to Bureau of […]
Garza vs. Idaho is an important Supreme Court case from 2019 that dealt with an attorney’s duties to inform the client of the right to appeal a criminal conviction. This decision had not previously been listed on our blog so we are doing it now. Garza signed two plea agreements in the State of Idaho. […]
As part of the First Step Act (FSA) implementation, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is required to perform assessments on BOP inmates using the Department of Justice’s risk and needs assessment tool known as the Prisoner Assessment Tool Targeting Estimated Risk and Need (PATTERN). The tool is designed to measure risk of recidivism of inmates. […]
As part of the First Step Act (FSA) implementation, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) system is required to perform assessments on all BOP inmates using the DOJ’s risk and needs assessment tool known as the Prisoner Assessment Tool targeting Estimated Risk and Need (PATTERN). The tool was released in […]