Monday, October 4, 2010

Prison Legal News, 608 F.3d 446 (9th Cir. 2010)

A non-profit organization called Prison Legal News (PLN) prints a monthly magazine containing news relating to prison conditions and legal rights of prisoners. Responding to a complaint from prisoners that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was censoring the magazine and other written materials, the PLN filed a 1983 action against the State. After a year of negotiations, in 2006 the parties reached a settlement highly beneficial to PLN, including a clause authorizing counsel for PLN to seek attorney fees and costs for their representation in the negotiations. The agreement also authorized counsel for PLN to monitor compliance with the settlement terms. Under the terms of the settlement, the court retained jurisdiction to enforce compliance. The parties subsequently informed the court they had reached a settlement.

1 comment:

  1. Too many Americans are in prison today, and it is very important to improve the penitentiary system. You seem to be a very informed person in this kind of legal issues. You can publish articles about it on Attorney Online. This is a category with prison legal news. You can publish links to legal sites in your articles promoting your legal services or services of other persons.