Trump Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Dismiss Prisoner’s Complaint that Officials Are Deliberately Indifferent to COVID-19 Risk: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears

2021-04-29T12:16:45-04:00

People For the American Way reports that Sixth Circuit judge Amul Thapar, appointed by President Trump, cast the deciding vote to affirm  the dismissal of a prisoner’s complaint that prison officials disregarded orders from Governor Whitmer and were deliberately indifferent to the extreme risk of contracting COVID-19 due to prison conditions. The article details [...]

Trump Judge Casts Deciding Vote to Dismiss Prisoner’s Complaint that Officials Are Deliberately Indifferent to COVID-19 Risk: Confirmed Judges, Confirmed Fears2021-04-29T12:16:45-04:00

Why Michigan is trying to take some prisoners’ stimulus checks

2021-04-29T12:16:39-04:00

The Detroit Free Press reports that Michigan's Attorney General has taken action against at least 50 prisoners to reimburse cost of care, as allowed under Michigan law. Many of these actions appear to be triggered by prisoners receiving federal government stimulus checks. One prisoner, Phil Brown, noted, "The amount of money that they're going [...]

Why Michigan is trying to take some prisoners’ stimulus checks2021-04-29T12:16:39-04:00

Michigan prison, McLaren Hospital among workplaces cited for alleged COVID-19 violations

2021-03-04T13:47:52-05:00

A Michigan hospital and state corrections facility are among the workplaces cited by the state for coronavirus-related safety violations. Violations and fines were issued by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration as a result of inspections that turned up inadequate safety measures and failures to protect workers. Read more: https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/02/26/mdoc-mclaren-among-employers-cited-covid-19-violations/6840826002/ [...]

Michigan prison, McLaren Hospital among workplaces cited for alleged COVID-19 violations2021-03-04T13:47:52-05:00

Whitmer plans to ease restrictions

2021-03-04T13:40:40-05:00

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her administration will announce the further loosening of restrictions across Michigan. Currently a state health department order limits indoor restaurant capacity to 25%, imposes a 10 p.m. curfew and restricts the size of inside residential gatherings to no more than 10 people from two households, through March 29. Read more: https://www.dailypress.net/news/local-news/2021/02/whitmer-plans-to-ease-restrictions/ [...]

Whitmer plans to ease restrictions2021-03-04T13:40:40-05:00

Deadline near for prisoners to apply for COVID-19 stimulus checks

2020-11-17T08:32:13-05:00

The Detroit Free Press reported that "people incarcerated across the country are now eligible to receive coronavirus stimulus checks from the federal government, but they need to act fast to meet a deadline early next month." This stimulus available to those incarcerated stems from a California lawsuit where a federal judge in California recently ruled that the, [...]

Deadline near for prisoners to apply for COVID-19 stimulus checks2020-11-17T08:32:13-05:00

US: Probation, Parole Feed Mass Incarceration Crisis

2020-08-14T15:50:25-04:00

In an article posted July 31st, 2020, Human Rights Watch highlights how parole and probation have unfortunately feed mass incarceration, not reduced it. The article uses a report published by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU which explores this dynamic and its disproportionate impact on people of color. “Probation and parole are seen as acts [...]

US: Probation, Parole Feed Mass Incarceration Crisis2020-08-14T15:50:25-04:00

Lawsuit Against Oakland County Jails – latest updates

2020-06-02T11:56:28-04:00

The Oakland Press reported on May 1st that at a federal court hearing, a judge will consider a request to make further changes at the Oakland County Jail due to COVID-19 as well as possible dismissing a class action lawsuit against the county officials. The original lawsuit alleged unsanitary conditions at the county jail are [...]

Lawsuit Against Oakland County Jails – latest updates2020-06-02T11:56:28-04:00
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