Ninth Circuit Rules for California in Dispute Over Solitary-Confinement Settlement

California is not violating a settlement agreement with suspected gang members formerly housed in solitary confinement by keeping them confined to their general population cells for up to 23 hours a day, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.

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RICO Phone Rates

A nationwide RICO class action in federal court claims that Global Tel*Link, Securus Technologies and 3CInteractive conspired “to fix inflated prices for calls between incarcerated individuals and their family members, friends, attorneys, and others, while also repeatedly lying to local governments and their own customers about the costs of those calls.”

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No Prisoner Release

A federal judge in New York denied six inmates’ request to release all prisoners at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn whose age or medical condition puts them at a heightened risk from Covid-19. The judge noted there had been no Covid-related fatalities and only one Covid-related hospitalization at the facility. 

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