A blog of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section



Ma (Margaret Wycherly) visits her son Cody Jarrett (James Cagney) in the 1949 classic White Heat.

Click for entire story in Washington Post

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A panel of federal judges Wednesday refused to delay its order that California release nearly 10,000 additional prison inmates by the end of the year.

The decision rejecting a request by Gov. Jerry Brown pushed the long-running court battle back to the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether poor medical and mental health care violate the constitutional rights of inmates.


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