a bird and a bottle

More on the PLRA
March 26, 2007, 2:45 pm
Filed under: civil rights, criminal justice, law, news, politics

I got an email today from SAVE – the Coalition to Stop Abuse and Violence Everywhere – with the Top Ten negative results of the PLRA, and important reasons that we should push Congress to take up amending the Prison Litigation Reform Act.

Number 1. is that under the PLRA several men who were raped and sodomized by a corrections officer could not bring suit under the PLRA because ‘bare allegations of assault’ do not constitute physical injury, a necessary prerequisite for a PLRA suit.

Read the rest of the top ten here (pdf).

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Glad you’ve been blogging about this…

Comment by Scott Lemieux

Thanks, Scott. Glad to see you’ve taken an issue too. Seems we share a lot politically….

Comment by bean

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