The subject of the constitutional rights of prison inmates has come increasingly to the attention of the public in recent years as violence in the prisons has erupted with alarming frequency. One of the major issues arising out of prison strife concernsthe inmate’s claim to procedural due process in the prisons; and, specifically, his ability to receive adequate legal assistance in disciplinary hearings. A prisoner incarcerated in a state institution looks to the fourteenth amendment for protection.
Stephen M. Nickelsburg, Adam C. Goldstein, Emily Maw, and Keith Nordyke∞ By ruling in January that “Miller announced a substantive rule that is retroactive,” the Supreme Court ensured that individuals previously sentenced to mandatory life without parole for crimes
Sarah Russell∞ I. Introduction II. State Parole Boards and Juvenile Cases III. Parole Release Decisions and the Crime of Conviction I. Introduction In a series of recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has placed Eighth Amendment limits on the sentences
Beth Caldwell∞ Abstract This article presents findings from a study on the implementation of California’s new Youth Offender Parole Hearing law, which aims to provide juvenile offenders with meaningful opportunities to obtain release from adult prison. It contributes to the
This study uses interviews with judges to examine the role of remorse in judicial decisionmaking.