Minnesota prisons pile on solitary confinement, often for minor offenses, causing lasting mental problems for inmates. Other states are scaling back. Story by Andy Mannix, Star Tribune • Illustration by Clay Rodery Sunday, December 4, 2016 Anthony Nasseff lay awake for hours silent, staring at the metal slot on his prison cell door, waiting for his breakfast tray to appear. That signaled morning: the beginning of another day of tedium, despair and loneliness. Nasseff was a 20-year-old inmate at Minnesota’s Oak Park Heights prison when a disorderly conduct citation earned him an initially short stay in solitary confinement. It lasted three years. For at least 23 hours a day, walled off from all outside sounds, Nasseff was confined inside an 8 ½-by-11-foot cell. A single bed, concrete bench, shower and toilet left just enough space for him to do push-ups. A camera mounted on the ceiling watched him at all times. Unseen hands flushed the toilet and … [Read more...] about Excessive solitary confinement scars Minnesota prison inmates
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PUBLISHED: 15:43 10 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:10 10 April 2019 Hannah Somerville The council offices in Dockside. Picture: Ken Mears Archant An employment tribunal has opened into the cases of three managers sacked for gross misconduct from Newham Council’s repairs and maintenance service. Richard Musson, Westley Mitchell and Amrik Thathy claim to have been unfairly dismissed last July and are seeking to recover between £37,000 and £58,000 each from the council.Their dismissal took place after an investigation into overtime payments in the division, which is responsible for repairs to tenants’ homes in the borough.All three have admitted to making inaccurate overtime claims in 2017 but claimed in the tribunal they did so on the instruction of the then-operations director, Tony Abbs.They have also pointed out that other RMS operatives investigated over the same issue only received written warnings – and in one case was later … [Read more...] about Managers sacked for gross misconduct take council to tribunal
By: Akhil George 2 March 2019 8:07 AM GMT The High court of Allahabad has directed the Aligarh Muslim University to hold a post decisional hearing in a case where a student was expelled from the rolls for a period of 10 years, after finding that the expulsion order was made without complying with the principles of natural justice. The petitioner, a PhD student of the university, assailed the order of the university by which he was expelled from the rolls of the university for a period of 10 years and debarred from further studies or admission of re-admission in the university. The impugned order was passed by the university on the basis of the report furnished by the disciplinary committee which found that petitioner's acts amounted to indiscipline and other misconduct in terms of Aligarh Muslim University Students Conduct and Discipline Rules, 1985. Disciplinary proceeding was set in motion against the petitioner on the background of an episode of mass violence in the … [Read more...] about Allahabad HC Directs To Grant Post Decisional Hearing To Student Expelled By AMU For 10 Years [Read Judgment]
By: Ashok Kini 2019-02-02T06:39:43+05:30 Recap of everything that happened in the Supreme Court of India in the first month of the year 2019. Significant Rulings and Happenings Collegium Recommendations and ControversiesOn January 10, the Supreme Court Collegium recommended elevation of Justice Dinesh Maheswari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna to Supreme Court. This decision became controversial as it was in reversal of the previous decision taken on December 12, 2018, to recommend the elevation of Justices Pradeep Nandrajog and Rajendra Menon, Chief Justices of Rajasthan and Delhi High Courts, respectively. Some former Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, including former CJI Justice RM Lodha, Justice AP Singh, and Justice Chelameswar, voiced their opinion on this 'change' of decision by the Collegium. Former Delhi High Court judge and Senior Advocate Kailash Gambhir wrote to the President of India, questioning the Supreme Court Collegium recommendation.On … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Monthly Digest-January 2019
America’s foremost attorney for far-right extremists wanted “a little gravy,” then lied to cover it up. That’s just part of his twisted journey through a lax legal system. By Luke O'Brien 12/27/2018 03:09 pm ET Updated 2 minutes ago One morning this June, a group of lawyers filed into the office of the State Bar of Nevada and closed the door. It was summer in Las Vegas, the morning temperature already nearing 100 degrees, but inside the low-slung tan building, the lawyers had a chilly question to address: what to do about one of their own. Marc Randazza had been a problem for years. Randazza, who represents conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and many other far-right extremists, had long relied on lawyer buddies to pump his public image. By their telling and his own, Randazza was a First Amendment “badass.” But he was a combative badass, even vicious, and he’d left a trail of bad blood and trampled ethics behind him. Randazza had … [Read more...] about Alex Jones’ Lawyer Violated Legal Ethics By Soliciting Porn Bribes. Just How Dirty Is Marc Randazza?