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  • Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is knocked down to size

    04/09/2017 11:35:40 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 72 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 7, 2017 | Editorial Board
    The outdoor jail that was Mr. Arpaio’s marquee undertaking was a travesty. Ostensibly established to save money and deter criminals, who presumably would want to avoid sweltering in desert heat, it failed on both counts. In fact, closing the encampment will save taxpayers some $4.5 million annually. And in a recent study, the inmates there said they preferred the facility, the heat notwithstanding, to the cramped cells in conventional jails. In announcing that the encampment would be closed, after 24 years, Mr. Arpaio’s successor, Paul Penzone, a Democrat, said, “Starting today, the circus ends, and the tents come down.” Mr....
  • 1st sex reassignment inmate says women's prison is 'torture'

    03/23/2017 4:56:44 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/22/2017 | Dno Thompson
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery says she's been mistreated since being transferred to a California women's prison, where she now has a beard and mustache because officials have denied her a razor. In a hand-written federal court filing, convicted killer Shiloh Heavenly Quine called her new housing at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla a "torture unit." She said she's unnecessarily isolated from other inmates and denied basic items. (snip) Quine, 57, had the surgery she had long sought in January and was moved from a men's prison last month. She...
  • Prison Guards Who Threw Inmate in Hot Shower, Killing Him, Committed No Crime -State’s Attorney

    03/18/2017 11:57:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    Reason ^ | March 18, 2017 | Ed Krayewski
    Darren Rainey spent two hours locked in a shower inmates at the Dade Correctional Institute said prison guards left set to scalding hot before dying of the injuries caused by the water. Rainey's skin was peeling off when he was removed from the shower. Inmates say he was screaming to be let out before he died, and that guards regularly used extremely hot and cold showers to punish mentally ill patients. Nearly five years later, in a report released Friday, the state's attorney has ruled that there was no criminal conduct by the guards. In her ruling, Katherine Fernandez Rundle...
  • AG Jeff Sessions: US to continue use of privately run prisons

    02/23/2017 5:38:23 PM PST · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    boston.com ^ | 2/23/17 | ERIC TUCKER /ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an Obama administration directive to phase out their use. Stock prices of major private prison companies rose at the news. Sessions issued a memo replacing one issued last August by Sally Yates, the deputy attorney general at the time. That memo, which followed a harshly critical government audit of privately run prisons, directed the federal Bureau of Prisons to begin reducing and ultimately end its reliance on contract facilities. Yates, in her announcement, said private facilities have more...
  • Transgender bathroom battle smolders in Fort Worth federal prison

    02/23/2017 1:44:40 PM PST · by tuffydoodle · 21 replies
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | 2/22/17 | Bill Hanna
    FORT WORTH — Count federal prisons as the latest battleground for the transgender bathroom debate. Three female inmates at Federal Medical Center Carswell in Fort Worth have filed a flurry of complaints, upset over the Bureau of Prisons policy that allows transgender inmates who are still biologically male to be placed in female prisons. The women claim that they are living in a degrading and dangerous environment by being forced to share showers and bathrooms with the transgender inmates, according to complaints and motions filed in the U.S. District Court’s Northern District. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article134353039.html#storylink=cpy
  • Inmate’s Special Meal Request May Cost Taxpayers Millions

    02/11/2017 10:47:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    e of Nashville’s most notorious killers, Perry March, is suing the Department of Corrections and a food service provider for not complying with his request to be served kosher meals. In a complaint, March wrote:”It’s a case of gluttonous wolves gorging unchecked on defenseless, captive sheep.” Ten years ago, Perry March was convicted of murdering his wife and was sentenced to more than 50 years behind bars. March practices Judaism and claims that his denial of kosher meals can be blamed on anti-Semitism. Legal analyst Nick Leonardo says inmates recently won a similar lawsuit in Florida. “There’s 10,000 prisoners in...
  • Obama Administration’s Ban on Pork Products at Federal Prisons

    01/22/2017 6:35:16 PM PST · by vannrox · 40 replies
    gatewaypundit ^ | Oct 10th, 2015 1:01 pm | Jim Hoft
    CAIR Cheers Obama Administration’s Ban on Pork Products at Federal Prisons Jim Hoft Oct 10th, 2015 1:01 pm 234 Comments The Obama administration announced this week it would ban pork products including ham, bacon, pork links, and chops from all federal prisons.The Council on American-Islamic Relations cheered the news this week.The Washington Post reported: The nation’s pork producers are in an uproar after the federal government abruptly removed bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pig products from the national menu for 206,000 federal inmates.The ban started with the new fiscal year last week.The Bureau of Prisons, which...
  • Exclusive: Charles Manson left prison for hospital treatment months ago

    01/04/2017 2:46:00 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 21 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 001/04/201 | Jamie Schram
    Charles Manson has been battling an illness for some time inside a California penitentiary – and was first rushed to a hospital off prison grounds months ago, The Post has learned. “He’s been getting treatment at that hospital for a while. I was told months ago they removed him from the prison for an undisclosed illness,” a Corrections Department official told The Post on Wednesday. “He’s 82, man. He was the guy who said he’s going to live forever, but I never believed it,” the source added. The Los Angeles Times and TMZ reported Tuesday that Manson was suffering from...
  • Tacoma Cheesecake Factory apologizes for turning away armed law enforcement officers

    12/23/2016 5:44:41 AM PST · by Rebelbase · 76 replies
    News Tribune ^ | 12/21/16 | STACIA GLENN
    (snipped and excerpted)A misunderstanding that barred six state Department of Corrections officers Tuesday from having lunch at the new Cheesecake Factory in Tacoma has been resolved. By Wednesday morning, the Cheesecake Factory’s corporate office reached out to the state Department of Corrections and the six involved officers to apologize and assure them that law enforcement is indeed welcome in the chain’s restaurants. Apparently a shift manager misunderstood or miscommunicated the policy about law enforcement having service weapons on the premises.
  • Trump, Republican sweep is a 'game changer' for private prison industry

    11/24/2016 1:43:28 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 23, 2016 | Robert Ferris
    The Donald Trump-led Republican sweep is nothing short of a game changer for the beleaguered private prison contractor industry. Prison contractors GEO Group and CoreCivic (formerly known as Corrections Corporation of America) struggled throughout 2016 as federal agencies began showing signs of ending the private management of public correction and detention facilities. CoreCivic shares are up 57 percent since the election, and GEO shares are up almost 35 percent.
  • California Voters Reject Measure to Repeal Death Penalty, Approve Plan to Expedite It

    11/09/2016 9:10:38 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | NOV. 9, 2016
    California voters on Tuesday defeated a ballot measure to repeal the state’s death penalty, and instead narrowly passed a proposition that aims to amend and expedite it. The outcome concluded a closely watched ballot race to address what people on both sides of the debate have agreed is a broken system. Proposition 62, which would have replaced capital punishment for murder with life in prison without parole, garnered 46.1% of the vote. Proposition 66 intended to speed up executions by designating trial courts to hear petitions challenging death row convictions, limiting successive petitions and expanding the pool of lawyers who...
  • DOC memo: We're no longer calling inmates "prisoners", "convicts" or "offenders"

    11/04/2016 10:18:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    komonews.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2016 | Pete Combs
    They were once prisoners, inmates or offenders. Now, the nearly 19,000 residents of Washington’s 12 state prisons will be referred to another way. Those serving time in prison will no longer be referred to as “offenders” or “convicts,” according to a memo from the leader of the Department of Corrections. If they’re in a class behind bars, they’ll be called “students.” If they’re in the prison infirmary, they’ll be called “patients.” And, spokesman Jeremy Barclay said, if no other moniker applies, they’ll be called “incarcerated persons.” “Secretary of Corrections Richard Morgan has put out a memo to staff requesting...
  • Parole denied for the 9th time for John Lennon’s killer

    08/29/2016 4:01:16 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 44 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 29, 2016 4:52 pm | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — John Lennon’s killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time. The New York state Board of Parole on Monday announced that it has again denied parole to Mark David Chapman, who on Dec. 8, 1980, shot and killed the former Beatle outside his luxury Manhattan apartment. The 61-year-old Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is serving a sentence of 20-years to life in Wende Correctional Facility in western New York. In a description of its decision, the parole board noted that Chapman has since described the murder as “selfish and...
  • 40 Of Weekend's Shooting Victims Had Been Arrested 672 Times, Top Cop Says

    08/22/2016 11:19:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | 8/15/2016 | Alex Nitkin
    BRONZEVILLE — After another brutally violent weekend in Chicago, Police Supt. Eddie Johnson appeared impatient and exasperated Monday as he renewed his plea for judges and legislators to help keep repeat gun offenders off the streets."Any leader in the city of Chicago that thinks what we're seeing out on the streets is OK, shouldn't be a leader," Johnson said, his voice swelling. "Go to those neighborhoods and live there, and tell me how you feel then."Those killed over the weekend included 23-year-old Abner Garcia, an Army veteran with no criminal history, and 19-year-old Arshell Dennis, a college student whose father...
  • Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons: Report

    08/18/2016 8:44:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1145 EST 18 AUT 16 | Christine Wang
    Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons: Report The Justice Department is reportedly planning to stop using private prisons. Shares of GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America were originally halted on the news, but have since reopened, falling more than 20 percent. This story is developing. Please check back for further updates. Click here for the latest on the markets.
  • In U.S. Jails, a Constitutional Clash Over Air-Conditioning

    08/16/2016 11:46:38 AM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | ALAN BLINDER
    In places like Louisiana and Texas, sweltering states where elected officials cherish tough-on-crime credentials, it is politically poisonous to be perceived as coddling prisoners. And many officials simply say that temperatures are not anywhere near as dire as prisoners and their lawyers claim. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which is facing an array of lawsuits over the issue of jail temperatures, including a class-action case, said in a statement that “the well-being of staff and offenders is a top priority for the agency and we remain committed to making sure that both are safe during the...
  • It Is MOST Important To Nominate (and approve) Good Judges

    08/06/2016 11:03:31 AM PDT · by knarf · 8 replies
    Tenth Amendment Center ^ | August 6, 2016 | knarf
    Here is a pretty good treatise about Supreme Court Judges.Note the things to do BEFORE approving a judge. "The Court has elevated itself to a level that seems almost unreachable. It makes pronouncements and all of America bows down. But Paulson insists remedies exist, and he identifies six actions that can serve to check Supreme Court overreach. Full substantive ideological review at the appointment and confirmation stage of a judicial candidate’s judicial philosophy, including the posing of “litmus test” questions. Control over the Supreme Court’s appellate jurisdiction through aggressive use of the Exceptions Clause power (“jurisdiction stripping”). Manipulation of the...
  • Pennsylvania prison drug dog dies after being left in hot car by handler

    07/13/2016 10:46:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 23 replies
    © Copyright 2016 NYDailyNews.com. All rights reserved. ^ | July 13, 2016, 12:05 PM | BY ADAM SHRIER
    A Pennsylvania Department of Corrections K9 died after being left inside a hot car for more than two hours, officials confirmed. Totti, a 2-year-old yellow lab that worked with the department’s Drug Interdictions Unit, was left in the squad car during training exercises at the Rockview State Prison by his handler, Sgt. Chad Holland.... Pennsylvania prison officials have opened an internal investigation into Totti’s death. As the investigation continues, Holland remains employed by the department and has not been reprimanded.
  • D.C. must let ex prison guards pack heat, federal court rules

    06/09/2016 8:57:07 AM PDT · by VictimsRightsPro2a · 8 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 3, 2016 | Dr. John R. Lott Jr.
    CPRC in Fox News:D.C. must let ex prison guards pack heat, federal court rules Dr. John Lott was quoted by Fox News about the new DC Circuit Court Decision on whether DC has to follow the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act that allows retired Law Enforcement with at least 10 years experience to carry concealed. Four former prison guards who were barred from carrying concealed guns despite a 2004 federal law that gave off-duty and retired law enforcement officers the right to pack heat won a landmark court victory on Thursday. . . . Smith, who retired as a Corrections...
  • Florida Man Shoots Himself in Leg While Waiting for Job Interview

    05/10/2016 12:03:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Authorities are investigating after a part-time jail guard accidentally shot himself in the leg as he waited to interview for a janitorial job at a Florida Panhandle elementary school. The News Herald reports that while 28-year-old Travis Anthony Holland waited in his truck on Friday, he decided to replace a spent round in his Derringer revolver before storing it in a secure compartment of the truck. A police report says he shot himself in the thigh and was treated at a hospital. Police initially said the incident didn't warrant criminal charges because law enforcement officers are exempt from a state...