Month: July 2019

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Inadequate Healthcare in Arizona’s Prisons Challenged by Families and Organizations

In May 2019, federal judge Roslyn Silver threatened the state of Arizona with a $1.7 million fine for contempt of court after the state failed to comply with a legal settlement from five years ago. Another judge had already given the state of Arizona a $1.4 million for the same reason in 2018. The settlement was about …

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The Elements of a False Imprisonment Charge

In the event that an individual unlawfully detained another individual, this might be considered false imprisonment, also known as wrongful imprisonment, criminal confinement, or criminal restraint. Put simply, false imprisonment involves detaining another individual against their will, with the alleged offender intending to detain the falsely imprisoned individual without lawful authority. However, proving false imprisonment …

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