Arciniega v. Freeman

In Arciniega v. Freeman (1971) 404 U.S. 4, a parolee had his parole revoked on the sole ground that he worked at a restaurant where other ex-convicts worked. The trial court found him in violation of a parole condition prohibiting him from associating with other ex-convicts. In a per curiam opinion, the high court reversed and held that the condition was not intended to prohibit "incidental contacts between ex-convicts in the course of work on a legitimate job for a common employer." (Ibid.) The court did not consider whether the condition was vague or overbroad.