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Federal Judge: Vigo County Must Decide On New Jail Site By Mid-May

A federal judge says Vigo County officials have less than ... officials are working to make the conditions at the current jail somewhat better by hiring more staff and providing more recreation time. ... read more

Federal judge sees Vigo jail progress

“It will be the first time ... federal detainees. “Sorry,” the judge said, later adding, “The court is well aware of the premium on bed space. Prime real estate in the state of Indiana now is jail ... read more

Overcrowding puts Marion County Jail in 'crisis mode'

Overcrowding is an issue Marion County has encountered before. In 2007, a federal judge dismissed ... in a state prison are now serving the time in local jails. There are about 136 such offenders in ... read more

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Judge changing who goes to jail before trial

There's a cost to taxpayers, too, for every night spent in jail. Amidst growing debate about an overcrowded county jail and ... take a little extra time to go through (the file),” Hoffman said. The ... read more

From homelessness to jail and back: King County tries to halt cycle

Instead of getting treatment, Neeley is one of more than a thousand people — most of them homeless — who cycle in and out of King County ... now. In February, Neeley was back in court again, where a ... read more

Vigo County will have to increase jail staffing

"For the first time, the jail has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge," Wright ... the panel could rule the county may not house more than 200 inmates in the jail in Terre Haute, where the ... read more

Harris County Judges May Face a Reckoning Over Bail On Election Day

Harris County, which includes Houston, has been locked in a legal battle for two years over its practice of keeping people accused of minor crimes in jail if they can’t afford to pay bail. A landmark ... read more

Court Orders Vigo Co. Officials To Deliver Monthly Progress Reports On New Jail

Vigo County officials must submit a plan for development of a new jail to a federal ... three new full-time staff for the current jail, and will consider seven more. It is unclear what size staff ... read more

When does your religion legally excuse you from doing part of your job?

This is one of the questions in the Kentucky County Clerk marriage ... whatever Davis thinks of the federal judge’s order, she has to comply with it or risk being jailed again (as of this update, she ... read more

Seattle federal judge orders nationwide halt to immigration ban

In one of the strongest blows yet to President Trump's controversial immigration ban, a federal judge in Seattle on ... said it would seek a review of the Seattle judge's order. "At the earliest ... read more

Federal Judge Blocks SB 4, Texas' Controversial Immigration Enforcement Law

AUSTIN, TX — A federal district judge ... the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Judge Garcia correctly realized that SB 4 is an unconstitutional 'solution' in search of a problem that would ultimately ... read more

UPDATED: Federal Judges Disregard Impact of Abortion Law on Poor Women

In an opinion largely upholding Texas’ strict 2013 abortion law, three federal appeals judges disagreed that poor women face ... the inability to take time off work and internal immigration ... read more

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