Case: Zab v. Rhode Island Department of Corrections

PM-2017-4195 | Rhode Island state trial court

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Case Summary

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.) This case involves two lawsuits, consolidated on appeal, that were filed by people serving life sentences in Rhode Island state prison. The litigants challenged Rhode Island's "civil death" statute, which prevented people who were serving life sentences from bringing civil lawsuits. Ultimately, the Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that the civil death statute violated the state's Constitution. 269 A.3d 741.

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State / Territory: Rhode Island

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Criminal Justice (Other)

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