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Mental Competency Consequences: The Hidden and Unreliable Data that Texas Tracks … or Doesn’t

April 11, 2022
Michele was interviewed on camera and featured in this piece that is a finalist in the "Multimedia" category for the 2022 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts from the American Bar Association. These awards recognize outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system, and are the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of this purpose.
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Punitive Excess

April 11, 2022
Michele played a key role in this publications that is the sole finalize for the 2022 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts from the American Bar Association. These awards recognize outstanding work that fosters the American public’s understanding of law and the legal system, and are the ABA’s highest honor in recognition of this purpose. Michele contributed to this chapter on correctional oversight.
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Texas Law Community Secures SCOTUS Win in Ramirez v Collier

March 24, 2022
Michele was part of the amicus brief on behalf of academic experts on prison litigation and grievance systems, and the issues addressed in our brief were essential to the Court’s ruling. The case will have a big impact not only on the right of condemned people to have spiritual advisors as they are being executed, but also with respect to the ability of incarcerated people to file lawsuits about prison conditions more generally.
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Daniel Magee will not be extradited for allegedly shooting US security guard

March 21, 2022
International coverage of Michele's work with the Scottish court is highlighted in their decision to deny extradition of a man to the United States because the court found that conditions in Texas prisons do not meet international human rights standards.
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Why has an Edinburgh court refused extradite an Aberdeen man to Texas?

March 21, 2022
International coverage of Michele's work with the Scottish court is highlighted in their decision to deny extradition of a man to the United States because the court found that conditions in Texas prisons do not meet international human rights standards.
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Do Texas prisons violate human rights? One Scottish judge says yes

March 17, 2022
In a ground breaking decision, a Scottish court denies extradition to Texas on basis of poor prison conditions. Michele urges officials to acknowledge that the state's prison standards are not up to international human rights standards.
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The Landscape of Recent State and County Correctional Oversight Efforts

March 15, 2022
Michele provides significant contributions to the Brennan Center team in this essay that explores the land­scape of prison and jail over­sight reform since 2018.
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Arizona’s privatized prison health care has been failing for years. A new court case could change that

March 14, 2022
Michele supports creating incentive to keep staffing and care at or below minimum. “There are questions about whether private health care [is] capable of providing appropriate services, given that the profit motive is going to interfere with the provision of care,” said Deitch. “They have a built-in incentive to limit the treatment that’s provided.”
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Shackles and Solitary: Inside Louisiana’s Harshest Juvenile Lockup

March 10, 2022
Michele is interviewed on juvenile systems around the country manage their most challenging youth. “They’re just throwing up their hands and saying: ‘We’ve exhausted our options. We just don’t know what to do," Michele comments.
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“No Light. No Nothing.” Inside Louisiana’s Harshest Juvenile Lockup

March 10, 2022
Michele comments on the mismanaged state of the nation's juvenile justice facilities.