PJC In The News

May

04
2017

The Baltimore Sun investigates Rent Court

  May 4, 2017: Over the past week, we’ve taken in the results of the Baltimore Sun’s yearlong investigation into Baltimore’s Rent Court and escrow process . The...

May

03
2017

Supporters of paid sick leave call on Hogan to sign bill

By Ian Duncan May 3, 2017 Supporters of sick leave rallied in front of a Highlandtown bar Wednesday morning, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to sign into law a bill that would provide...

Mar

30
2016

States look to provide lawyers for the poor in civil cases

March 30, 2016 By Dave Collins HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A flood of poor defendants representing themselves — often ineffectively — in dire cases involving...

Mar

30
2016

In a high-rent world, affordable and safe housing is hard to come by

March 30, 2016 By Pam Fessler, NPR LaToya Fowlkes is standing outside rent court in Baltimore. A judge has just ruled that Fowlkes has to pay her landlord $4,900 in rent and fees...

Jan

15
2016

The reality of Gov. Hogan's Baltimore investment

By Matt Hill, Chris Lafferty and Ty Hullinger January 15, 2016 Baltimore Sun Op-ed: A history of racism and failed development makes us skeptical about Gov. Hogan's...

Dec

08
2015

Landlords Have an Edge in Eviction Cases. They Can Afford Lawyers, and Low-Income Renters Can’t.

December 8, 2015 Slate By Jake Blumgart When a case arrives in court and only one side can retain legal counsel, the outcome tends to favor the side that can afford a...

Dec

07
2015

What It’s Like To Fight Eviction In A System Rigged Against You

December 7, 2015 ThinkProgress By Bryce Covert Sharon Bell, her husband, and her three teenage children couldn’t even safely walk up the steps to their Baltimore...

Dec

07
2015

Baltimore Renters Turn to Judge Judy to Navigate Eviction Flood

Tenant advocates decry system in crisis that steamrolls the poor. By Patrick Clark Bloomberg "Rent court'' is a Baltimore institution where landlords try to...

Dec

07
2015

Baltimore Rent Eviction Crisis: City Overrun By Corrupt Landlords, Study Finds

December 7, 2015 International Business Times By Aaron Morrison Peeling paint, rodent infestations, and leaky plumbing are legally justifiable grounds for tenants to...

Dec

07
2015

Baltimore's Rent Court: How Fairly Is It Functioning?

December 7, 2015 By Tom Hall and Jonna McKone WYPR, Maryland Morning Baltimore is a city of renters. Of its 622,000 or so residents, more than half rent, rather than own...

Dec

07
2015

Baltimore eviction rate among highest in country, study says

December 7, 2015 Baltimore Sun By Luke Broadwater Every year in Baltimore, more than 6,000 renters and their families are evicted from their homes — forced into court...

Jul

05
2015

Gov. Hogan announces ‘immediate’ closure of Baltimore Jail

By Justin Fenton and Luke Broadwater,The Baltimore Sun   Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he will immediately shut down the decrepit Baltimore City Detention Center,...

May

19
2015

Tenants of Sage Management get nearly $1 million under settlement

By Lorraine Mirabella May 19, 2015 Hundreds of current and former tenants of Sage Management housing in Baltimore will get nearly $1 million in compensation and debt forgiveness...

Apr

02
2015

Water is a basic human right, Baltimore

By Matt Hill, Zafar Shah April 2, 2015 Thousands of families catching rainwater to drink, using water from their neighbors to flush toilets — have we learned nothing from...

Mar

30
2015

Residents protest city's planned water shut-offs

By Yvonne Wenger March 30, 2015 A couple of dozen protesters rallied outside City Hall on Monday to call on officials to reverse a decision to begin turning off service for water...

Mar

30
2015

Policy makers, advocates look for ways to serve growing population of homeless youth

By Lauren Loricchio March 30, 2015 Ciera Dunlap, 25, has spent much of her life caught in the throes of uncertainty, as a homeless youth and living without a guardian in Baltimore...

Feb

03
2015

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-paid-sick-leave-20150203-story.html

By Michael Dresser and Timothy B. Wheeler February 3, 2015 Opposing sides in the debate over whether Maryland should require employers to provide paid sick leave met Tuesday in a...

Dec

04
2014

Maryland's whistleblower laws need teeth

By Sally Dworak-Fisher and Rena Steinzor December 4, 2014 In 2013, about 25,000 Maryland workers suffered on-the-job injuries severe enough to force them to miss a day or more of...

Oct

20
2014

Task force backs right to counsel in family law cases

By Madeline List, Capitol News Service Published in the Daily Record October 16, 2014 ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Many Marylanders without law degrees or deep pockets are...

Jul

16
2014

A right to counsel in critical civil cases and the role of the private bar

  July 2014, Maryland Bar Journal   By Ward B. Coe, III and Debra Gardner   On August 7, 2006, at the urging of its then-President Michael Greco,...

Mar

12
2014

Workers Persevere to Hold Construction Contractors Accountable

By Sally Dworak-Fisher, Public Justice Center, on the website of the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law March 12, 2014: It has been 75 years since the passage of this...

Mar

09
2014

Class action lawsuit alleges Sage Management charged illegal fees

Public Justice Center leads effort against company that specializes in providing housing to people using Section 8 vouchers By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun March 9,...

Dec

23
2013

Workers sue 10 Light Street contractor, developer for unpaid wages

By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun December 23, 2013   A group of construction workers have filed a class-action suit against a subcontractor for a...

Sep

24
2013

Baltimore school system sued over homeless students

Federal lawsuit claims system failed to provide transportation, other assistance to homeless students   By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun September 24, 2013 ...

Jun

18
2013

‘‘You Have a Right to a Lawyer... If You Can Afford It’’: A Look at the History of the Right to Counsel in Civil Cases and the Current Efforts to Expand It

By John Pollock, published in The United States Law Week, The Bureau of National Affairs  June 18, 2013: At some point or another, everyone in America has probably seen a TV show...

Jun

03
2013

It's All About Justice: Gideon and the Right to Counsel in Civil Cases

By John Pollock Published in Human Rights , 2013, Vol. 39, No. 4 For some, the fiftieth anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright might seem to be a strange or even inappropriate time...

May

30
2013

Ten years in and picking up steam

A retrospective on the National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel By John Pollock and Mary Deutsch Schneider Published in the May-June issue of the Clearinghouse Review ...

Apr

30
2013

O'Malley administration settles suit over Medicaid backlog

State reducing backlog of cases affecting low-income and disabled Marylanders By Luke Broadwater, Baltimore Sun   April 30, 2013: The O'Malley administration has...

Apr

30
2013

DHR to expedite thousands of Medicaid requests

By Steve Lash, Daily Record April 30, 2013: The Maryland Department of Human Resources has revamped its review process and will eliminate a backlog of more than 5,000 Medicaid...

Mar

29
2013

Gideon and civil right to counsel: Two sides of a coin

By John Pollock, published in the January-March 2013 edition of the National Legal Aid & Defender Assocation's Cornerstone It may not be immediately intuitive, but the 50th...

Feb

02
2013

'Wage theft' prevails in post-recession economy

Employers sidestep wage and labor laws to pay workers less than owed By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun   February 2, 2013   Behind the...

Jan

31
2013

Paid sick-leave bill unveiled in Annapolis

Proposal would give workers seven paid sick days a year By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun   January 31, 2013   Workers in Maryland would be...

Jan

23
2013

Advocates: Disabled can't wait

By Melody Simmons, The Daily Record January 23, 2013: Advocates for thousands of disabled and low-income patients who filed a lawsuit last week seeking to speed up claims for state...

Jan

21
2013

Disabled Marylanders join class action over delayed benefits

By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun January 21th, 2013: Citing a severe and chronic backlog, advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the state of failing...

Nov

12
2012

Paid sick leave urged in Maryland

By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun November 12, 2012: Raquel Rojas has never worked for a company that gave her paid sick leave. Sometimes even unpaid leave isn't on...

Oct

24
2012

Demanda de trabajadores contra abuso de empleadores

Univision DC television coverage October 24, 2012   WFDC News   Washington DC (EVC) Demandan a contratistas por no proporsionar el equipo adecuado y...

Oct

03
2012

Morgan State forum illuminates justice system's racial disparity

By Yvonne Wenger, Baltimore Sun October 3, 2012: Nearly every juvenile housed in Baltimore's adult prison in August -- 41 of 42 -- was black, an issue that brought more than 300...

Aug

20
2012

Top court takes on foreclosure rules in unrelated cases

By Ben Mook, Daily Record August 20, 2012: In two separate opinions published Monday, the Maryland Court of Appeals interpreted recent foreclosure laws that were enacted to protect...

Jul

11
2012

Wage Justice for Immigrants

A letter to the editor published in the City Paper from Public Justice Center attorney Andrea Vaughn July 11, 2012 Thank you for Baynard Woods’ insightful article...

Jun

15
2012

Food stamp court battle ends as state steps up on-time record

After 19 consecutive months of providing benefits on time, judge ends injunction June 15, 2012 By Yvonne Wenger After three years of intense scrutiny, a Baltimore judge...

May

31
2012

Public health officials urge USDA to withdraw plan to “modernize” poultry inspection, worker and food safety will suffer

From ScienceBlogs: The Pump Handle By Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH May 31, 2011: The Obama Administration’s quest to appease business interests’ claims about...

Mar

16
2012

Health complaint filed against asbestos removal company

Public Justice Center alleges WMS Solutions endangering employees By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun   9:15 p.m. EDT, March 16, 2012   An advocacy...

Mar

13
2012

NH court considers requiring court-appointed counsel for parents in abuse, neglect

In The Republic: www.therepublic.com By Holly Ramer, Associated Press March 13, 2012: CONCORD, N.H. — The state Supreme Court will decide whether New Hampshire should remain...

Mar

05
2012

Keeping homeless kids in school

From the Audacious Ideas blog of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore By Monisha Cherayil and Zafar Shah March 5, 2012: Kids aren’t homeowners, but they have paid an...

Feb

15
2012

Bill seeks to make websites accessible to hearing-and visually-impaired

by Steve Lash, Maryland Daily Record Published: February 15th, 2012    ANNAPOLIS — Civil-rights and business groups battled Wednesday over legislation that...

Feb

13
2012

Old statute put to new use in challenging screening practices

By Sylvia Hsieh, New England In-House February 13, 2012: There has been an uptick in class actions over employment screening practices that use consumer reports as grounds for making...

Feb

05
2012

With revenue sources down, MLSC is bracing for cuts

Posted: 6:00 pm Sun, February 5, 2012  By Steve Lash  Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer   Excerpts from the article:   Late...

Jan

30
2012

Stripping the stigma from student homelessness

January 30, 2012: Jessica Anderson's report on the rising number of homeless students in Maryland highlights a problem that has remained off the radar of many policymakers, school staff...

Jan

04
2012

MLSC honors six with annual awards

From Maryland Legal Services Corporation January 4, 2012 -The Maryland Legal Services Corporation honored six individuals and organizations at the Annual Awards Reception on December...

Dec

22
2011

State paying $60,000 to resolve inmate right’s case

WCI prisoner sought information about lockup’s health care contracts December 22, 2011 By Matthew Bieniek CUMBERLAND — The state will pay more than $60,000 in...

Dec

01
2011

Activists push for right to counsel in US civil cases

Voice of America By Mana Rabiee December 1, 2011: People who are charged with crimes in the United States have a constitutional right to have an attorney provided to them by...

Nov

27
2011

Joe Surkiewicz – MLSC recognizes 2011 justice champions

Daily Record By Joe Surkiewicz November 27, 2011: ....Debra Gardner, who will receive the Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award, is the legal director of the Public...

Nov

21
2011

Keeping youth out of adult jail

From the Audacious Ideas blog of the Open Society Institute-Baltimore By Camilla Roberson November 21, 2011: Maryland automatically charges youth as adults for certain offenses...

Nov

14
2011

Debtors to collectors: Show proof the debt is really owed

A growing number of states are requiring collectors to prove money is owed By Martin Merzer, CreditCards.com   November 14, 2011   Debt collector to...

Nov

01
2011

Pretrial Detention of Youths Prosecuted as Adults

In the November/December 2011 issue of the Maryland Bar Journal By Terry F. Hickey and Camilla Roberson Who would've thought I'd see prison at a young age Caught my...

Sep

23
2011

Maryland debt buyers need more proof to sue consumers

By Kim Brown, Voice of Russia September 23, 2011: The American housing market crisis has been well-established. But in these difficult financial times more and more people are...

Sep

18
2011

Concerns about new formula for attorneys’ fee awards

By Steve Lash, Daily Record September 18, 2011: Three times in the past 10 years, Montgomery County Circuit Court judges have tried to determine how much Joy Friolo...

Sep

17
2011

Maryland makes it tougher for debt collectors to sue consumers

By Michelle Singletary, Washington Post September 17, 2011 Maryland has joined a growing number of states in which judges must demand greater proof from debt buyers before...

Sep

13
2011

Number of homeless students soaring in Baltimore Co.

System attempting to meet need September 13, 2011, WBAL TV   BALTIMORE -- Baltimore County school administrators are reaching into shelters, local motels and the...

Sep

12
2011

Maryland tightens rules on debt buyers

Public Citizen: Consumer Law & Policy Blog September 12, 2011: Under new rules approved by the Maryland Court of Appeals last week, an affidavit and a no-show defendant will no...

Sep

11
2011

Court of Appeals approves new consumer debt rule

By Steve Lash, Daily Record September 11, 2011   In a victory for consumers, entities that purchase debts owed to credit card companies must now provide Maryland courts...

Sep

07
2011

Md. high court approves rules to protect consumers from debt collection

More proof will be required that companies own debts, attorney says By Steve Kilar and Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun   11:11 p.m. EDT, September 7, 2011 ...

Jul

25
2011

Letter to the editor regarding attorneys’ fees in cases involving low-wage workers

Letters to the Editor – 7/25/11 Posted: 7:00 pm Sun, July 24, 2011    The Daily Record’s July 19, 2011 article regarding a settlement awarding...

Jun

01
2011

Civil Right to Counsel’s Relationship to Antipoverty Advocacy: Further Reflections

From the July/August 2011 issue of the Clearinghouse Review By Debra Gardner and John Pollock In Poverty Warriors: A Historical Perspective on the Mission of Legal Services ,...

Oct

06
2010

Op-ed in Baltimore Sun: Keep Kids Out of Adult Court

Instead of automatically charging teens as adults, judicial discretion should be restored By John Nethercut 4:58 p.m. EDT, October 6, 2010   At a New Year's...

Oct

06
2010

Just Kids on Marc Steiner Show

Should our legal system continue to charge juveniles as adults for certain offenses? The Public Justice Center's John Nethercut and Community Law In Action's Laura Furr were...

Oct

04
2010

Baltimore Sun: Report Says Trying Juveniles as Adults is Counterproductive

Group emphasizes rehabilitation over punishment. By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun 12:01 a.m. EDT, October 4, 2010 When he was 16, Haymond Burton hit a man over the head...

Aug

22
2010

Retiree starts new day job helping indigent tenants

By Brendan Kearney The Daily Record August 22, 2010: On the morning of Aug. 9, Russell R. “Ronnie” Reno cinched his necktie, took special care to comb his white hair...

Dec

10
2009

Baltimore Sun: City judge rules against state in food stamp processing lawsuit

City judge rules against state in food stamp processing lawsuit Human resources agency ordered to come up with plan to cut backlog of cases By Brent Jones | brent.jones@baltsun.com 6:54 p.m....

Aug

24
2009

MD Daily Record: Of Service: It's a new era for tenants facing eviction

JOE SURKIEWICZ Special to The Daily Record August 24, 2009 Here’s a dirty little secret of the foreclosure crisis: Nationally, about 40 percent of folks losing housing...

Aug

19
2009

MD Daily Record: Baltimore City Jail Health Lawsuit Settles

Baltimore City jail health lawsuit settles CARYN TAMBER Daily Record Legal Writer August 18, 2009 7:53 PM The state has settled a long-running lawsuit over poor...

May

12
2009

Baltimore Sun Covers Case Against the State for Delivery of Emergency Food and Medical Help

Lawsuit presses case against state for food, medical aid Thousands waiting past legal deadline for emergency help By Julie Bykowicz | julie.bykowicz@baltsun.com May 12, 2009...

Sep

15
2008

Foster-care dispute to go to mediation

By: Caryn Tamber The Daily Record September 15, 2008 The two sides in the 24-year-old fight over foster care in Baltimore will sit down with a mediator. The fight began in...

Jun

30
2008

Inmates Hired to Monitor Suicide Risks

The Sun article below discusses a program being tried in Maryland to have certain inmates monitor others who are suicide risks. PJC attorney Wendy Hess is quoted as applauding the efforts to...

Jun

23
2008

Court Approves Settlement of Homeless Students Case Against Baltimore County

County school system settles suit with homeless families DANNY JACOBS Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer June 23, 2008 8:47 PM Baltimore County Public Schools will provide monitoring reports...

May

20
2008

Bill to Extend Protections to Tenants Evicted Through Foreclosures

The following article in the Baltimore Sun notes the unanimous movement towards passage of a Baltimore City bill that extends the “Clean Streets Bill” of last year to also protect tenants who...

May

10
2008

Picnic to Re-unite Sblings Separated in Foster Care

Following is an article in the Baltimore Sun celebrating a wonderful event – a picnic to re-unite brothers and sisters separated in the foster care system. The picnic was organized by Foster...

Apr

27
2008

For kids, a safety net in tatters

Following is an article in the Baltimore Sun describing the ongoing inability of the Department of Social Services to adequately protect children. PJC’s Child Welfare Fellow Rhonda...

Mar

10
2008

Baltimore Sun Reports New Law Causes Drop in Evictions

Following is an article in the Baltimore Sun, leading the Maryland section, that celebrates the drop in evictions and public dumping as a result of Baltimore City’s Clean Street Bill,...

Feb

19
2008

Daily Record Reports on Prisoners' Rights Project

Of Service Prisoners’ Rights Project focuses on the sick, forgotten JOE SURKIEWICZ Special to The Daily Record February 19, 2008 For aspiring doctor Shahed Alam, the prospect of...

Jan

14
2008

Dental Care Death Still Haunts

  washingtonpost.com    UPDATE: Dental-Care Death Still Haunts    Monday, January 14, 2008; B04    More than a...

Dec

26
2007

Attacks on prison staff are down, but inmate-on-inmate violence increased this year

The following article in the Daily Record on December 21, 2007 reports a welcome decrease in violence against corrections officers, but, as PJC Attorney Wendy Hess notes, unabated...

Dec

21
2007

Teaching current foster children how to be their own advocates

Following is a wonderful article in the Daily Record featuring the work of Shantel Randolph, an Open Society Institute Community Fellow working at the PJC with child welfare advocacy fellow...

Oct

11
2007

City judge questions fees charged in home-foreclosure cases

www.baltimoresun.com/business/bal-md.bz.taxsale07oct07,0,7370052.story baltimoresun.com Sun Follow-Up Tax-sale costs reviewed City judge questions fees charged in home-foreclosure cases By...

Oct

05
2007

Examiner Reports on Next Steps for the Rental Housing Coalition

  Local Retaliatory evictions are next issue for Baltimore City housing advocates    Stephen Janis, The Examiner  2007-10-05    ...

Aug

30
2007

Boost urged in dental care for needy kids

baltimoresun.com Boost urged in dental care for needy kids By Lynn Anderson Sun reporter August 30, 2007 The state needs to spend about $40 million over the next two years to...

Aug

06
2007

PJC Summer Law Clerks in the Daily Record

Our four summer law clerks -- Paul Di Blasi, Laura Massie, LaVonne Meyer, and Deepti Kulkarni -- are finishing their work at the PJC in the next week or so. They were interviewed last week by...

May

08
2007

A Better Balance: Baltimore Sun Editorial Calls for Better Balance in Landlord-Tenant Law

  From the Baltimore Sun A better balance  May 8, 2007  If you are a tenant down on your luck and unable to pay your rent, Baltimore is not a great...

May

07
2007

Baltimore Sun: Bill Aims to End Eviction Practice

From the Baltimore Sun Bill aims to end eviction practice Landlords would store tenants' items, could not dump on street if city passes measure By Doug Donovan Sun...

Apr

13
2007

PJC WORK IN DAILY RECORD -- AND THE FUNDRAISER THIS WEDNESDAY AT THE METROPOLITAN!

OF SERVICE The Public Justice Center shows an appetite for justice JOE SURKIEWICZ Special to The Daily Record April 13, 2007 First, a brief look at some of the important work underway at...

Mar

22
2007

Court Rules Borrower Can Use Mortgage Regulations as a Shield, But Not as a Sword

Borrower can use regs as a shield, not a sword CARYN TAMBER Daily Record Legal Affairs Writer March 22, 2007 A mortgagor cannot sue a lender for violating the federal...

Jan

30
2007

PJC Brief Supports Green Party Fight Against Subpoena

Greens fight subpoena of lawyer’s personnel file BARBARA GRZINCIC Daily Record Legal Affairs Editor January 30, 2007 Backed by a host of civil rights groups, the...

Aug

11
2006

Daily Record article: "ABA calls on U.S., states to fund right to counsel in some civil cases"

ABA calls on U.S., states to fund right to counsel in some civil cases August 11, 2006 By CYNTHIA DI PASQUALE, Daily Record Legal Affair Maryland’s proponents of a right to counsel in...

May

25
2006

Custody continuance case headed to Court of Appeals

Following in an article in the Daily Record about an upcoming argument before the Court of Appeals. The issue is whether a trial court judge wrongly refused to give a woman in a contested custody...

May

19
2006

PJC Board Member Writes "Where's the Protection" for Battered Women

Where’s the protection? May 19, 2006 By LEIGH GOODMARK, Special to The Daily Record Editor’s Note The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and contributed columns regarding...

Mar

10
2006

Civil Gideon Spreads its Wings

The following article in the Daily Record highlights the efforts of the Public Justice Center's multi-year effort to establish a right to counsel for poor people in civil cases.  We refer to...

Feb

17
2006

Kreiger Fund and Fund For Change Give $750,000 Multi-Year Unrestricted Donation to the PJC

All money’s good, but some is even better February 17, 2006 By BETSY NELSON, Special to The Daily Record   Betsy Nelson, executive director of the Association of Baltimore Area...

Jan

13
2006

Veto Override Wins: Wal-Mart Must Pay Fair Share of Workers' Health Costs

Wal-Mart veto falls Lawmakers override Ehrlich, order more spending on worker health By Andrew A. Green Sun reporter January 13, 2006 The Maryland General Assembly overrode Gov. Robert L....

Jan

10
2006

Baltimore Sun Reports Audit of Deficiencies in Foster Care System

Child welfare system assailed Audit finds state deficient in staffing, abuse probes   By Lynn Anderson Sun reporter January 10, 2006 Legislative auditors issued a stinging rebuke of...

Dec

22
2005

Advocates Barred From Investigating Foster Kids Housed in Office Buildings

Following is an article in the Baltimore Sun yesterday concerning the efforts of PJC Attorney Rhonda Lipkin and co-counsel at Venable and Whiteford, Taylor and Preston, LLP to investigate...

Nov

04
2005

Article in Charity Giving Guide Highlights Three PJC Coalitions

On Friday, November 4, the Baltimore Sun published a special advertising section produced by the Maryland Association of NonProfit Organizations called the Charity Giving Guide. An article...

Jul

12
2004

PJC Sues Jail To Obtain Information on Health Conditions

July 12, 2004 -- Attached is an article in the Daily Record about a PJC lawsuit filed against the Dept. of Safety and Corrections. The Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC, the jail) has for...

Jul

07
2004

Baltimore Sun Highlights PJC Cases on Homeless Children

The Baltimore Sun ran an excellent article this morning, below, about the instability in children's education caused by homelessness. The PJC's two class actions against Montgomery...

Jun

11
2004

Daily Record on PJC/ACLU Action to Revive Consent Decree Against City Jail

Summarized from a  Daily Record  article from June 11, 2004, about the Public Justice Center's and ACLU's litigation to revive the consent decree on conditions at the...