PLS Executive Director, Karen Murtagh commends DOCCS on resuming the Family Reunion Program and adopting a vaccine incentive campaign.
Tag Archives: 2021
PLS Wins Groundbreaking Case in the Second Circuit
On July 1, 2021, the Second Circuit issued a landmark decision in Brathwaite v. Garland, finding that the imposition of a presumption of finality to state criminal convictions under appellate review was arbitrary and unreasonable.
DOCCS Reverses Disciplinary Hearing in Response to Lawsuit From PLS
PLS prevails in challenge to a prison disciplinary proceeding alleging guilty finding was not supported by substantial evidence and violated state regulations and DOCCS’ directives
PLS’ Advocacy Results in Decades of Time Saved
Between April 2020 and March 2021, PLS’ advocacy in the areas of disciplinary hearings, jail time, sentencing computations and parole has resulted in decades of time being removed from people’s sentences.
Second Circuit Brings Clarity to Exhaustion Requirement Under the PLRA
The Second Circuit adopts a bright-line rule regarding exhaustion under the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA).
DOCCS Announces Vaccination Campaign
DOCCS announces incentives to encourage people in prison to get vaccinated.