Month: October 2015

Mental Illness and Prison Reform

by Aaron Lawson Summary In New York State, “nearly one-third of…prisoners in solitary confinement have been diagnosed with either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.”[1] Mentally ill prisoners fall into a vicious cycle where they are placed into solitary confinement because their

Posted in Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Legal Pulse

New Developments in Assisted Suicide Legislation

by Shannon Crane   This month, the California legislature passed the “End of Life Option” bill into law. This makes California the fifth state to legalize physician-assisted death by either legislative action or court ruling. Under section 443.2 of the

Posted in Criminal Law, Health Law, Legal Pulse