Prisoner Not Entitled To Get Phone Facility In Jail: Allahabad High Court [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesPrisoner Not Entitled To Get Phone Facility In Jail: Allahabad High Court [Read Order] Sparsh Upadhyay22 Oct 2020 1:41 AMShare This – xIn an order delivered on Tuesday (20th October), the Allahabad High Court made it clear that a prisoner isn’t entitled to phone facility in Jail.The Bench of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Saroj Yadav was hearing a writ petition wherein the petitioner (Mohan Singh) had requested the Court to provide him a phone facility in jail.Specifically, the writ petition was filed with the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn an order delivered on Tuesday (20th October), the Allahabad High Court made it clear that a prisoner isn’t entitled to phone facility in Jail.The Bench of Justice Ritu Raj Awasthi and Justice Saroj Yadav was hearing a writ petition wherein the petitioner (Mohan Singh) had requested the Court to provide him a phone facility in jail.Specifically, the writ petition was filed with the following prayer:”It is most respectfully prayed that this Hon’ble Court may graciously be pleased to:-(i) Issue a writ in the nature of mandamus to direct the respondent no. 1 to release the petitioner on parole for three months and/or(ii) Issue a writ in the nature of mandamus to direct the respondent no. 1 to provide a jail phone facility to the petitioner during the pandemic situation of Covid-19 because due to the countrywide lockdown the family members are unable to visit and meet the petitioner and/or Pass such other and further order/orders as may deem fit and proper in the interest of justice.”To this, the Court made it clear that a prisoner isn’t entitled to phone facility in Jail while observing,”Now there is no Lockdown due to COVID-19 Pandemic and the petitioner is even otherwise not entitled to get any phone facility in the jail, as such, the relief claimed in this regard is not tenable in the eyes of law, it is rejected.” (emphasis supplied)In response to the prayer of mandamus to direct the respondent no. 1 to release the petitioner on parole for three months, the Court was of the considered view that,”Such relief in the writ jurisdiction cannot be granted, particularly when the petitioner has not applied for the parole before the appropriate forum.”The writ petition being misconceived was accordingly dismissed.Notably, a full bench of the Punjab and Haryana High Court is set to consider the entitlement of prisoners who are “detected of using cell phone or in possession of cell phone/SIM card inside the jail premises” to parole or furlough.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

May 1, 2004 On the Move

first_img May 1, 2004 On the Move On the Move William A. Stetson has become associated with Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Sweet, Beard, Sobel & McCluskey in Stuart. He practices in estate planning matters, income tax and transfer tax planning for individuals and businesses, representation of taxpayers in matters contested by the IRS, and general business matters. Offices are located at 1100 S. Federal Hwy., Stuart, 34994, phone: (772) 287-4444. Frank J. Campoamor has become associated with Quarles Brady in Naples. He will focus his practice in real estate law. Offices are located at 1395 Panther Ln., Ste. 300, Naples, 34109, phone: (239) 262-5959. J. Edgar Akridge, Jr., of counsel to Akridge & Balch, has moved his office to 2931 Kerry Forest Pkwy, Ste. 101, Tallahassee, 32309, phone: (850) 894-7022, fax: (850) 894-7028. He focuses on Section 1031 exchanges of real estate, and other federal tax-related matters. Law Offices of R. Frank Myers, a personal injury practice, has relocated to: 1101 Hays St., Tallahassee 32301-2631; phone: (850)222-9840; fax: (850)222-8444; e-mail: [email protected] Jeremy Kissel and Julie Sercus have become associated with Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, P.A., in Miami. Kissel practices in matters of personal injury and insurance defense. Sercus, formerly an assistant state attorney in Dade County, concentrates in products liability defense litigation. Vivian Arenas and Charles R. Fletcher have been named partners in the Tampa law firm of de la Parte & Gilbert, P.A. Arenas practices in the areas of administrative law, eminent domain, and environmental law. Fletcher concentrates in matters of legislative, regulatory, and environmental law. Tania Carreño-Mederos, formerly an assistant attorney with Miami-Dade County at the Public Health Trust/Jackson Memorial Hospital, has become associated with Kirkpatrick & Lockhart in Miami. She concentrates in representing physician groups, health care facilities, and ancillary service companies in regulatory and transactional matters. Leonardo A. Canton has moved his office to 201 Sevilla Ave., Ste. 203, Coral Gables, 33134, phone: (305) 446-8646, fax (305) 446-0320. Kenneth W. Donnelly has become partner with Howrey Simon Arnold & White in Washington, D.C. He concentrates primarily on litigation in federal and state courts involving antitrust and other complex business claims. Timothy Shane Taylor and Mark A. Danzi have become associated with Carlton Fields. Taylor joined the construction practice group in the firm’s Miami office. Danzi joined the corporate, securities, taxation, and asset-based financing practice group in the Tampa office. Brian T. James has joined Zuckerman Spaeder in Miami. James concentrates on criminal litigation in federal and state court. Smith Clark Delesie Bierley Mueller & Kadyk in Tampa has announced that K. Mitch Espat has become a shareholder of the firm. Robert J. Telfer III, formerly of Akerman Senterfitt, has become associated with Messer, Caparello & Self, P.A., with offices at 215 S. Monroe St., Ste. 701, Tallahassee, 32301, phone: (850) 222-0720. Jennifer C. Webb, formerly of Shook, Hardy & Bacon, has become associated with Stack Fernandez Anderson & Harris, P.A. Webb focuses on litigation matters, with an emphasis on commercial and labor and employment litigation. Offices are located at 1200 Brickell Ave., Ste. 950, Miami, 33131, phone (305) 371-000. Jason Gonzalez has become a shareholder of Ausley & McMullen in Tallahassee. He concentrates on commercial litigation. Offices are located at 227 S. Calhoun St., Tallahassee, 32301, phone: (850) 224-9115. Carlton Fields in Tampa, announces that Sylvia H. Walbolt has been re-elected chair of the firm’s board of directors for her sixth term. Each term lasts one year. Walbolt has practiced law at Carlton Fields for 40 years and is chair of the firm’s appellate practice and trial support group. Carlton Fields has elected the following shareholders to the board of directors for the term of one year (ending January 31, 2005): Steven J. Brodie, Gary M. Pappas, Benjamine Reid, and Patricia H. Thompson of the firm’s Miami office; Daniel C. Johnson of the Orlando office; David R. Punzak, Gary L. Sasso and Sylvia H. Walbolt of the St. Petersburg office; Nancy G. Linnan of the Tallahassee office; Chris S. Coutroulis, Richard A. Denmon, Ruth Barnes Kinsolving, Edgel C. Lester, Jr. , Luis Prats, Thomas A. Snow, and Robert A. Soriano of the Tampa office; and Thomas A. Hanson of the West Palm Beach office. Miller, Kagan, Rodriguez & Silver, P.A., has expanded its liability defense division. Keith J. Lambdin, formerly the managing partner at Lambdin & Rosser, P.A., has joined the Miami office as head of this division, and will concentrate on developing the firm’s liability defense practice. The division handles cases in all areas of automobile liability. Genilde Guerra has become a partner with the Law Office of Robert Kravitz in Miami, and the firm name has changed to Law Offices of Kravitz & Guerra, P.A. The firm concentrates in immigration, international business transactions, and real estate law. Offices are located at 155 S. Miami Ave., Ste. 1111, Miami, 33130, phone: (305)539-0003. Francesca Russo-Di Staulo, previously of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A., has become associated with Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin in Miami. She joined the firm’s litigation & dispute resolution group. Bryan West, formerly a partner of McDermott, Will & Emery, has joined Tew Cardenas in Miami as a partner. West focuses his practice on general and complex commercial litigation and arbitration, with a particular concentration on litigation and arbitration emanating from Latin American business transactions. K. Mitch Espat has become a shareholder of Smith Clark Delesie Bierley Mueller & Kadyk in Tampa. Espat concentrates in the insurance defense, liability, and litigation departments of the firm. George W. Bush, Jr., of Palm Beach County, has become a partner with Fox, Wackeen, Dungey, Sweet, Beard, Sobel & McCluskey in Stuart. He will maintain his Palm Beach Garden’s office via satellite. He concentrates in civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on commercial litigation, and labor and employment law. Phone: (772) 287-4444, fax: (772) 220-1489. The Tenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office has added two attorneys to its staff, Sandra S. Smith and Frank Salorzano. Smith, formerly an assistant state attorney in Bartow, and Solorzano, formerly of Kaylor & Kaylor in Winter Haven, have both joined the trial division of the office. Kendra A. Loar has become associated with Fowler White Boggs Banker in Tampa. She concentrates in matters of commercial, corporate, and general business litigation, real estate litigation, general real estate matters, commercial leasing, and telecommunication tower litigation. Offices are located at 501 E. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 1700, Tampa, 33602, phone: (813) 228-7411. Dennis P. Cronin has joined the real estate department of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur in Naples. Ed Kinberg and Barbara Peterson announce the opening of the Dispute Resolution and Education Center, which provides mediation and arbitration services as well as education programs. The center is located at 2101 Waverly Pl., Ste. 200E, Melbourne, 32901, phone: (321) 722-2594, fax: (321) 722-3352. Jennifer E. Drown has joined Brinkley, McNerney, Morgan, Solomon & Tatum in Ft. Lauderdale. She concentrates in matters of intellectual property and commercial litigation. Offices are located at the Sun-Sentinel Building, 19th Fl., 200 E. Las Olas Blvd.,33301. Eric W. Neilsen, Roger D. Mason, II, and Tamaro E. Johnson have become associated with Broad and Cassel in Tampa. Neilsen, Mason, and Johnson have all joined the firm’s commercial litigation practice group. Joanne Springer has joined Morgan Lewis in Miami. She earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law in 2000. May 1, 2004 On the Movelast_img read more

Sirleaf Joins Obama at Mandela’s Centenary

first_imgFlashback: Madam Sirleaf with Ex-South African President Jacob Zuma in 2008.Former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is currently in South Africa to participate in celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of South Africa’s former President Nelson Mandela’s birth, a dispatch has said.On Tuesday, July 17, according to the dispatch, former United States President Barack Obama delivered the 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture.It may be recalled that in 2008, former President Sirleaf delivered the Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tuesday’s lecture was preceded by a panel discussion that featured former President Sirleaf, former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and the former Foreign Affairs Minister of Algeria Lakhdar Brahimi at the Obama Foundation gathering of young African leaders.Those events were also preceded by the launch of the “Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program,” a year-long initiative of leaders of Africa that will connect 200 emerging leaders from across the African continent to take on challenges in their communities.Four Liberians, including H. Zaizay, Gbovadeh Gbilia, Jarius Greaves and Mlen-Too Wesley, were selected to form part of the inaugural class of the “Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa Program.”  They joined 196 young leaders from 43 other African countries to benefit from a year-long leadership development and civic engagement program aimed at training, supporting, and connecting emerging African leaders as a means to creating positive change in their communities.In a related development, Madam Sirleaf will today join the Elders, an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights, in highlighting the extraordinary contributions made by a group of 100 brilliant grassroots organizations.Those organizations, classified as “Sparks of Hope,” are positively impacting communities in Africa and across the globe.As part of today’s events, Madam Sirleaf will again join a panel discussion with Madam Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, and Raj Panjabi, Co-founder and CEO of Last Mile Health, which is one of the “100 Sparks of Hope.”Today’s discussion will center on world peace, access to health, justice, and equality.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more