Prisoner Petitions – District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia Prisoner Petitions Cases filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia In November 2016, the Council of the District of Columbia passed the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act of 2016 (IRAA), providing a sentencing review opportunity for some (but not all) individuals sentenced in Washington, D.C. who were convicted of an offense … Read more Prisoner Petitions – District of Columbia (DC)

Prisoner Petitions – Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut Prisoner Petitions Civil Rights, Death Penalty, General, Mandamus and Other, Motions to Vacate Sentence, Prison Condition, Prisoner. Connecticut’s habeas corpus process, designed to safeguard against unjust imprisonment, is overwhelmed. In the last decade, 7,442 habeas petitions have been filed. As of March, about 1,600 were pending. The vast majority, prosecutors say, are without merit. … Read more Prisoner Petitions – Connecticut (CT)

Prisoner Petitions – Colorado (CO)

Colorado Prisoner Petitions Cases Civil Rights, Death Penalty, General, Mandamus and Other, Motions to Vacate Sentence, Prison Condition, Prisoner Petitions: Civil Detainee: Conditions of Confinement. District of Colorado Hon. Philip A. Brimmer, Chief Judge Jeffrey P. Colwell Esq., Clerk of Court Prisoner/Detainee Guide to Civil Lawsuits in the United States District Court for the District … Read more Prisoner Petitions – Colorado (CO)

Prisoner Petitions – California (CA)

In California, anyone who is in prison, or otherwise restrained in some way by the criminal justice system, can bring a writ of habeas corpus petition to challenge their imprisonment. The right to do this is guaranteed by the California Constitution. A parole suitability hearing is often a very stressful and significant event for inmates, … Read more Prisoner Petitions – California (CA)

Prisoner Petitions – Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas Prisoner Petitions Cases Civil Rights, Death Penalty, General, Mandamus and Other, Motions to Vacate Sentence, Prison Condition May 12, 2020: Arkansas state officials announced that 300 inmates had been released from state prisons, and the state’s Board of Corrections have made over 1,200 inmates eligible for parole since April. The releases follow an April 20 … Read more Prisoner Petitions – Arkansas (AR)

Prisoner Petitions – Arizona (AZ)

Arizona Prisoner Petitions Cases Arizona Inmates in jails and prisons are at risk of a death sentence due to Coronavirus. Department of Corrections does not have an adequate plan to protect inmates from the spreading of the deadly and contagious virus. Inmates with weak immune systems, poor health, and the elderly may become ill or … Read more Prisoner Petitions – Arizona (AZ)