Portland woman went to jail with $30.97 in cash. She’s suing after getting debit card in return loaded with service fees
By Maxine Bernstein | The Oregonian/OregonLive When Danica L. Brown was arrested in Portland during a 2014 protest, the downtown jail confiscated the $30.97 in cash she carried with her. Upon her release the next morning, she was handed a Numi Financial MasterCard debit card loaded with the same amount. Brown soon learned the card came […]
Brown v. Stored Value Cards, 9th Circuit, Opinion, Debit Cards, 2020
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CROSSOVER
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CROSSOVER BILLS
CROSSOVER CROSSOVER DAY   What is Crossover Day:  Crossover day, which is the point in the session after which Senate and House only considers legislation/bills sent to it by the other.   February 11th marks “Cross Over” the last day to pass pending legislation in each chamber of the Virginia General Assembly. Bills not passed […]
2020 Legislative Agenda
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SB 793 Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes.(Fishback)
UPDATE: Senate SB793; Parole for Fishback Eligibility’s (344) Bill SB 793 Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan   SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that an incarcerated person is eligible for parole if (i) such person was sentenced […]
2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION – CJR BILLS
 When you believe in something, fight for it. When you       see Injustice, fight harder than you ever fought before. ​ 2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM BILLS As of 01/20/2020 SENATE BILL NO, 793 (SB 793) (FISHBACK) Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Introduced by: Jennifer L. McClellan SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED: […]
Brown v. Stored Value Cards Inc, Prisoner Debit Cards, Appeal, 2019
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Protests for Prison Reform 1/8/2019
For Immediate Release: December 23, 2018   Campaign for Prison Reform Celebrates Restoration of Voting Rights and Calls on Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) To Stop Separating Families   Four Simultaneous Events to be Held on Tuesday, 1/8/2019 at 10:00 a.m. One in Each FDC Region   Contact:  Region 1: Lakey Love butterflylake@gmail.com, 850-345-0018. Region […]
Prisoners File Unprecedented Environmental Lawsuit Against Proposed Federal Prison in Kentucky
By Panagioti Tsolkas / Prison Legal News After more than three years of a controversial environmental review process for the proposed USP Letcher, conducted by the Bureau of Prisons and their consulting firm Cardno, lawyers filed a lawsuit in November 2018 on behalf of 21 federal prisoners spread across the country. Plaintiffs in the case […]