Judge Rules Law Banning Late Evening, Early Morning Release Of Inmates Unonstitutional | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Judge Rules Law Banning Late Evening, Early Morning Release Of Inmates Unonstitutional

Play associated audio

For approximately five years, from 2004 until 2009, the city prohibited individuals from being released from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. from the city's jail facility in southeast D.C.

If officers didn't finish processing a person's release paperwork until late, individuals were stuck overnight.??

City officials had defended the 10 p.m. cutoff, saying it protected the individuals and the community. ??

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth said the practice was unconstitutional and called the cutoff law "shocking."

NPR

No Small Feat: The NBA's Shortest Player Never Gave Up

At 5 foot 3, Muggsy Bogues holds the record as shortest player in NBA history. Criticism of his height started on the basketball courts of the Baltimore projects, and continued well into his career.
NPR

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.
NPR

Ranting And Throwing Papers: An Angry Candidate Runs For Congress

State Rep. Mike Bost's rants on the Illinois House floor are the stuff viral dreams are made of. Bost says he has good reason to be upset, and wants voters to share his anger.
NPR

Israel's Solar-Powered 'Trees': For Smartphones And Community

The man-made trees are designed to create a public space where people can gather and re-charge a battery — their own and their smartphone's.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.