Category: Federal Guidance

By Scott Limmer

An attorneys blog about criminal law and procedure, college discipline, Title IX and cases of Interest

Biden Orders DOJ to Stop Using Private Prisons

Phasing Out Private Prisons During his first week in office, President Joe Biden on January 26 issued an executive order directing the Department of Justice (DoJ) not to renew any leases the agency has with privately-owned prisons, as part of what he termed the new administration’s campaign to change “its whole approach” towards racial equity. […]

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Widespread COVID-19 Threats Faced by Jails and Prisons Across the Country

As the global pandemic affects daily life worldwide, both national and state governments are trying to come to terms with COVID-19 threats to inmates and corrections staff in America’s jails and prisons. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP), which runs the 122 federal corrections facilities nationwide last year holding about 220,000 inmates, or about 10% of […]

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DOE Set to Propose New Title IX Rules for Schools

Press reports say the Department of Education (DOE) is nearly ready to propose new regulations that would define more narrowly how schools and colleges must deal with sexual harassment and discrimination, scaling back the requirements outlined in regulatory guidance offered by the Obama administration in 2011 and again in 2014. A front-page New York Times […]

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