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Pro Se Newsletter Vol. 20, No. 1

Table of Contents

  1. Dangerous Contraband
  2. A Message from the Executive Director – Karen Murtagh-Monks
  3. Court of Appeals Accepts Cases Raising Issues Related to PRS
  4. Phone Surcharges Not Tax
  5. Commissioner Fischer Lowers Phone Charges
  6. Best Wishes to Betsy Sterling, Director of Special Litigation and Projects
  7. Doctor’s Testimony Would Not Have Been Redundant
  8. No Constitutional Right to Production of the Hearing Tape
  9. Reversal Does Not Necessarily Bring Program Restoration
  10. Guilty Plea is Bar to Challenge to Determination of Guilty
  11. Denial of Right to Review Evidence Leads to Reversal and Rehearing
  12. Transcript of Log Entries Reasonable Substitute for Log
  13. No Transcript Required Where Tapes Were Played at Hearing
  14. Court Dismisses Challenge to Condition of Supervision for Failure to Exhaust Administrative Remedies
  15. Majority Finds that DOP Properly Considered Statutory Factors; Dissent Thinks Not
  16. Rescission of Parole Based on Victims’ Statements Did Not Exceed DOP’s Authority
  17. Court Awards $3,600 for 120 Days of Wrongful Confinement
  18. First Department Rules Claim for Damages for Unlawfully Imposed PRS Lacks Merit
  19. Spousal No Contact Condition Found to be Arbitrary and Capricious
  20. Court Permits Re-sentencing 25 Years After Sentence Was Originally Imposed
  21. Inmate Entitled to 10% of Award that is Subject to Son of Sam Law
  22. Funds Held by Surrogate’s Court are Funds of a Convicted Person
  23. Challenges to the Denial of Grievances
  24. Court Finds Action Seeking Damages for Wrongful Confinement is Time ABrred
  25. County Did Not Make Diligent Effort to Strengthen Father’s Relationship – Court refuses to Terminate Parental Rights
  26. Court Grants Order of Protection Relating to Conduct While in Prison
  27. Wrongful Imposition of PRS: Federal Due Process Claim Survives; State Claim of Wrongful Imprisonment Dismissed