Federal Prison and Legal Roundup for March 20, 2021
Every day, I get news from several places online that pertains to federal criminal defense and federal prisons. I get more than I can write detailed blogs about. Here are some of them:
President Biden and Attorney General Garland have the opportunity to replace Carvajal with a new Director. The Appeal interviews intellectuals, former Correctional officers and even some inmates to determine who that should be, with some even positing that it should be a person with a public health background or even a former inmate.
Thirsty, Cold and Scooping Feces with their Hands: Crisis in Reality Winner's Texas Prison-The Intercept
The Federal Medical Center in Carswell was one of several North Texas Prisons that experienced harsh conditions in February 2021.
Press Release: AG Racine Leads Coalition of 19 Attorneys General Supporting Fair Resentencing For Low-Level Drug Offenses Under First Step Act-The DC Line
A coalition of state attorneys general file a brief that the First Step Act's Reforms should protect both low-and high-level drug offenders in an upcoming Supreme Court case.
Merrick Garland says he has 'great' concern about federal use of the death penalty, which surged under Trump-USA Today
The federal death penalty may be going back under moratorium under Attorney General Garland, who cited the alarming number of exonerations in recent years.
A group of federal congressmen form a caucus in order to propose reforms in the Bureau of Prisons
The United States Commission on Civil Rights Publishes a Study showing that women receive harsher punishments than men, citing examples from NPR reports