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Sotomayor Says Prisons May Be ‘Cautionary Tales’ Amid Virus

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor warned Thursday against prisons becoming “cautionary tales” amid the COVID-19 pandemic, after Justice Samuel Alito shot down a bid by a group of Texas prisoners seeking to enforce a lower court’s order on their facility’s virus protection policies…

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Virus Keeps ‘Varsity Blues’ Parents Out Of Prison, For Now

A Massachusetts federal judge said Thursday that two parents who pled guilty in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions case can delay reporting for their prison sentences due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, while denying their requests to serve their sentences at home…

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Feds Fight Virus-Based ‘Varsity Blues’ Sentencing Changes

Federal prosecutors fired back on Tuesday against requests for sentencing accommodations in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions case related to the COVID-19 pandemic, saying the U.S. Bureau of Prisons is taking precautions against the spread of the new coronavirus…

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Dean Skelos To Get Prison Release After COVID-19 Diagnosis

Former New York lawmaker Dean Skelos contracted COVID-19 and will likely be released soon from the prison where he’s serving time for a corruption conviction, attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice said in a Wednesday letter to a Manhattan federal judge…

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