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Prisoner’s Petition Made It To Supreme Court

hand of a prisoner grabbed the bars of the prison

May 25, 2016

Prison inmate Antonio Hinojosa’s hand written challenge to a California law that cost him good-time credits was rejected by the nation’s highest court, but the fact that it got there at all was pretty amazing, and two Justices sided with him in their decision. The law, which stopped good-time credits from accumulating for validated prison gang members who were placed in secure housing units, went into effect after Hinojosa started serving time and effectively lengthened his sentence by one year. Justices Sotomayor and Ginsburg’s written dissent criticized the majority’s “flimsier” arguments.

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