U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco Attends 2015 Ninth Circuit Corrections Summit
ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), was invited to attend the 2015 Ninth Circuit Corrections Summit, which was held on November 4-6, 2015, in Sacramento, California.
The U.S. District Court Judges from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, together with other Federal judges and court staff, U.S. Attorneys, members of the bar, state and federal corrections officials, and deputy state attorneys general participated in the summit. The summit was held in an effort to more effectively manage prisoner litigation within states in the Ninth Circuit, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Some of the topics covered at the summit were segregated housing, health care delivery, prison grievance procedures, strategies for prisoner cases filed in federal court, and class action litigation.
In a press release announcing the summit, Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals stated that "[t]he challenges of prisoner litigation have never been greater, and we need fresh perspectives and initiatives to address these critical issues.” He further stated that “[t]he summit allows all of the stakeholders to share perspectives, gain understanding and discuss how to more effectively manage inmate litigation, from the initial grievance to trial and beyond.”