Category Archives: Federal Court

Federal Court Says Texas Prisons Without Air Conditioning Violates Eighth Amendment

Monday, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a Texas case that extreme heat can violate prisoners' rights. The case, which involved a 64-year-old former Texas Department of Criminal Justice inmate suffered from hypertension and other medical ailments,

Texas Lawsuit Alleges Prisons Without Air Conditioning are Inhumane

A lawsuit was filed by the Texas Civil Rights Project on behalf of 58 year old Larry Gene McColuum who died while suffering a seizure in the soaring 100 degree heat while incarcerated in a Texas prison.  McCollum was taken

Federal Judge Says Texas Parole Officials Can Be Held Liable for Sex Offender Restrictions

  Once again, a Federal Judge in Austin, Texas has slapped the hand of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles from imposing Condition X without due process. In an order issued last week in Austin, Texas, U.S. District Judge

Once Again, Court Says No to Parole Board

In a case of "Won't they ever learn"? a federal judge, Judge Lee Yeakel, issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles from imposing Condition X without due process. While the issue of the Board's policy

Federal Court Issues Injunction Against Texas Board of Pardons and Parole

As reported on ParoleNow.com last week, an Austin federal judge agreed with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals that the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole could not unilaterally impose sex offender conditions, known as Condition X, on parolees who