Supreme Court Decides on Inmate Religious Practices

The Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 20 that prison officials cannot arbitrarily ban peaceful religious practices in the country’s correctional institutions.

Supreme Court Favors DNA Sampling Before Conviction

By Audrey Arthur
After a divided Supreme Court ruled that obtaining DNA samplings prior to conviction is not in violation of the U.S. constitution, legislators are following the cleared path to bring DNA sampling bills in their respective states.

California Realignment Picture Comes into Focus

By Joshua Sebold
California became the primary guinea pig in the prison industry after federal judges ordered the cash-strapped state to reduce its prison population within two years, starting in May of 2011, due to unsafe levels of prison overcrowding, a ruling later upheld by the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Orders Calif. To Release Inmates

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court has ordered California to release tens of thousands of prisoners to relieve overcrowding.

Supreme Court Hears California Prison Case

The U.S. Supreme Court had a schooling in the problems that plague California’s prison system as it heard oral arguments in Case No. 09-1233.