In Goodman vs. Ortiz, the District of New Jersey Granted 2241 relief to an inmate that had taken classes as part of the Risk and Needs Assessment Program.
Category: Inmate Rights
Every individual is guaranteed certain rights under the United States Constitution and other laws. Although prisoners do not have full constitutional rights, the Eighth Amendment provides protection against cruel and unusual punishment. This protection also requires that prisoners be afforded a minimum standard of living.
The Bureau of Prisons has announced new tools in the implementation of the First Step Act.
When we look at inmates and their voting rights, we see that about 4.5 million citizens both in and out of prison are currently ineligible to vote. As the 2020 presidential election grows nearer, voting rights and voter disenfranchisement are at the forefront of conversations regarding voter turnout. Voter Disenfranchisement One aspect of voter disenfranchisement […]