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Author:  Margaret  Moreland.

Source: Volume 16, Number 04, November/December 2012 , pp.51-52(2)

Offender Programs Report

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This issue reviews two legal proceedings. In the first, Firth v. Shoemaker,2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 18823 (10th Cir. September 7, 2012), Scott Firth was required to participate in a sex offender treatment program as a condition of probation, failed to do so, and was returned to prison and his sentence extended indefinitely; Firth filed suit claiming denial of due process. In Davis v. Prison Health Services, 679 F.3d 433 (6th Cir. 2012), Ricky Davis was removed from an off-site public works employment program because, Prison Health Services claimed, his diabetes made his participation a health risk. Davis claimed that he was taken off work release not because of health issues but because he was homosexual, and he filed an administrative appeal.

Keywords: Sex offenders; indeterminate sentences; bias

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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