Last week, Judge Consuelo Marshall ruled that the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) must release low-risk offenders from Lompoc’s prison complex to home confinement. This decision came after the revelation that nearly 1,000 inmates have been infected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The lawsuit, originally presented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California,…

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With COVID-19 cases plaguing both state and federal prisons, inmates are seeking medical furloughs to reduce their exposure to the virus. However, many requests go unanswered or outright denied by the facility. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unanimously that these rejections are eligible for appeal. Medical Furloughs under NJ Executive order lacking The New…

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