/Tag: prisons
27 May, 2011

Should Private Prison Guards Be Liable Under Bivens?

2019-03-18T18:48:00-05:00May 27th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , |

The Supreme Court granted certiorari last week almost assuredly to reverse a Ninth Circuit ruling creating a Bivens action for prisoners wanting to sue prison personnel at privately-run correctional facilities. The case is Minneci, et al., v. Pollard, No. 10-1104. After having read the lower court decision and cert-stage briefs, I am [...]

2 May, 2011

Prisoner News Roundup

2019-03-18T18:48:02-05:00May 2nd, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the next month I will be focusing on prisoners’ issues, because I know that many prisoners’ families come to the CockleBur to keep up-to-date on legal developments affecting prisoners. So here is a roundup of the latest prisoner stories in the news. Last week, the New York Times published an editorial entitled, [...]

14 Feb, 2011

The Omitted Parts: The Smart on Crime Report

2019-03-18T18:48:06-05:00February 14th, 2011|Tags: , , , |

Last week a number of distinguished organizations released a new report meant to urge Congress and the President into making substantive changes to the way this country deals with crime. In my last post, I pointed out the strengths of the report. In this post, I want to discuss a few items that [...]