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Author:  Margaret  Moreland.

Source: Volume 15, Number 06, March/April 2012 , pp.83-85(3)

Offender Programs Report

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This issue reviews two legal proceedings. In the first, Toevs v. Reid , 646 F.3d 752 (7th Cir. 2011), The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit concluded that reviews conducted for inmates in the Colorado Quality of Life Level Program (QLLP) for increasing levels of inmate privileges were not “meaningful” and violated inmates’ rights to due process. In the second proceeding, Tormasi v. Hayman , 2011 U.S. App. LEXIS 18353 (3d Cir. Sept. 1, 2011), NJ inmate Walter A. Tormasi brought legal action against prison officials after an unfiled patent application was confiscated from him. The US District Court for the District of New Jersey rejected his claim. Tormasi appealed, and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s original ruling.

Keywords: privileges; patents

Affiliations:  1: Pace University School of Law Library.

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