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November 30, 2020
Shifting the Focus to White-Collar Crimes

Shifting the Focus to White-Collar Crimes

White-collar criminals who escaped notice during the Trump administration may be held to greater scrutiny under Biden, according to a recent article in the Portland Press Herald. Corporate wrongdoing, cheating on taxes, and taking foreign bribes are expected to be key focuses for federal prosecutors. Under the Trump administration, there was a 30% drop in […]

Prison Civil Rights Violations – Prison Assault and Abuse – Prison Inmates’ Suicide as Possible Civil Rights Violation

Prison Civil Rights Violations – Prison Assault and Abuse – Prison Inmates’ Suicide as Possible Civil Rights Violation

When prison officials assault or abuse inmates, the inmates may sue those officials and the municipality that runs the prison. A plaintiff inmate can hold the corrections officers directly responsible for the assault or abuse through theories of assault and battery or negligence. The inmate may also hold the municipality directly responsible through a claim […]