Brown v. Plata

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3 Jun, 2011

Should We Listen To An Argument of Fear? Relieving Overcrowded Prisons May Actually Increase Public Safety

2019-03-18T18:47:58-05:00June 3rd, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

If we release prisoners to relieve overcrowding, then prisoners will rape, rob and murder our citizens. That is frightening; therefore we shouldn’t release prisoners, even though the State cannot afford to humanely incarcerate them. This argument was at the heart of Justices Scalia and Alito’s dissenting opinions last week in the California prison [...]

31 May, 2011

More Coverage of Brown v. Plata

2019-03-18T18:47:59-05:00May 31st, 2011|Tags: , , , |

The discussion about the Supreme Court's landmark decision last week in Brown v. Plata continues unabated. There are basically two sides of the debate. Those predicting that a release of prisoners will create a crime wave in California, and therefore, the Supreme Court should not have upheld the release order. You can find these views [...]

23 May, 2011

Prisoners Win, Prisoners Win

2019-03-18T18:48:01-05:00May 23rd, 2011|Tags: , , , , |

In what is undoubtedly the biggest win for inmates serving time in deplorable prison conditions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the Prison Litigation Reform Act DOES authorize the release of prisoners to remedy the egregious violation of prisoners’ constitutional rights. The case is Brown, et al. v. Plata, et al., No. [...]