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Pro Se Newsletter Vol. 20, No. 2

Table of Contents

  1. Court of Appeals Holds Imposition of Post-Release Supervision After Release from Incarceration Violates Double Jeopardy
  2. A Message from the Executive Director – Karen Murtagh-Monks
  3. Second Circuit Holds New York’s Predicate Felony Offender Law Unconstitutional
  4. DOCS Reverses Hearing Based on Handwriting Samples
  5. Parole Board’s Failure to Consider Sentencing Minutes Doesn’t Always Mean Reversal
  6. Law Mandating Termination of Parole After Three Years Applied Retroactively
  7. Witness Denials Result in Rehearings When Seen as Regulatory Rather than Constitutional Violation
  8. Inmate Found Guilty of Conspiring to Smuggle Drugs After Giving PIN # to Other Inmate
  9. Testimony from Testing Company Official Established that Urinalysis Test Did Not Show a “False Positive”
  10. Hearing Officer Who Was Defendant in Unrelated Lawsuit was Able to Consider Disciplinary Charges
  11. Confidential Information Lacked Sufficient Detail to Allow Hearing Officer to Conclude it was Credible and Reliable
  12. Inmate’s Challenge to Positive Urinalysis Test Fails
  13. Taking Witness Testimony Outside Inmate’s Presence Not Grounds for Reversal, Court Holds
  14. Inmate Not Entitled to Credit Time Service on Probation Against Later Sentence
  15. DOCS Not Required to Comply with CASAT Order Where Defendant Not Convicted of Drug Offense
  16. Claim for Damages for Unjust Conviction Dismissed