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  • Ex-U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. reports to federal prison

    10/28/2013 10:55:49 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2013 | Brendan O'Brien
    Former Illinois Representative Jesse Jackson Jr., once one of the most promising black politicians in the United States, reported to federal prison on Monday to begin serving a 2-1/2 year sentence for misusing campaign funds, according to a family spokeswoman. Jackson, a former Democratic representative and the son of civil rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., entered a federal correctional facility in Butner, North Carolina, family spokeswoman Bunnie Jackson-Ransom said in a statement. "I am happy to report that he is in good spirits, all things considered," said North Carolina Representative G.K. Butterfield, who accompanied Jackson to the prison,...
  • Shutdown keeps prison guards from getting paid … but prisoners still making bank

    10/14/2013 12:39:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, October 11, 2013, 1:55 PM | Leslie Larson
    Employees at federal prisons aren’t able to collect a paycheck during the government shutdown, even though the inmates they are overseeing are being paid. A group of 100 guards at a federal prison camp in Yankton, S.D., still have to work in order to “protect human life and property,” but will have to trust the government to make good on their promise to retroactively pay them. In a cruel twist, the criminals locked up in the facility are still receiving their money for services rendered while they are in custody because there is a different funding tier for the prisoners’...
  • Rod Blagojevich is Peeling Potatoes in (Federal) Prison

    09/30/2013 7:17:17 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 41 replies
    89 WLS AM ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Bill Cameron
    Rod Blagojevich is peeling potatoes in prison Rod Blagojevich is "a lovely guy," according to defense attorney Sam Adam Sr. Apparently he isn't the only one with that assessment. Adam says that Blago's fellow prisoners "just adore him." So what does the Bureau of Prisons have him doing? "They've got him working in the kitchen peeling potatoes just like I did in the Army! They've given him a lot of time to run and exercise. He’s settled in now, which knowing the Bureau of Prisons, they’ll probably transfer him!"
  • U.S. Prison Warden: Muslim Prayers Led to Gangs

    06/28/2013 8:59:00 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 27 June 2013
    U.S. prison warden: Muslim prayers led to gangs The warden of a U.S. prison holding high-risk inmates, including American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh, insisted Thursday that he was obeying a court order to allow daily group prayer by permitting inmates to pray in pairs within their cells. Warden John Oliver told a federal judge that when the prison allowed group prayer earlier this year, Muslim inmates formed gangs and bullied other prisoners. Lindh attended the hearing by video conference from the high-security unit that houses him and about 40 other inmates, including several convicted on terror charges. A U.S....
  • Ex-IRS Agent Sentenced to Prison in Murder-for-Hire Plot

    04/17/2013 6:25:48 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 4 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 13, 2013 | Tony Perry
    Ex-IRS agent sentenced to prison in murder-for-hire plot A former IRS agent who opened a tax preparation business was sentenced Friday to nearly 24 years in prison for defrauding clients out of more than $11 million and then attempting to hire a hit man to kill four of them. Steven Martinez, 51, of Ramona was sentenced in San Diego federal court to 286 months in prison and five years of supervised release. He was also ordered by District Court Judge William Hayes to forfeit all the property, including a home in Mexico, and other possessions that he purchased with clients'...
  • Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit

    08/28/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 27, 2012 | ALYSSA NEWCOMB
    Father of 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh 'Proud' of Son's Testimony in Group Prayer Lawsuit The father of John Walker Lindh, the young American who was captured in Afghanistan after 9/11 and sentenced to prison for aiding the Taliban against U.S. troops, said he is proud of his son for fighting in court today for the right to pray with other Muslim prisoners. "I was really proud of John," Frank Lindh told ABCNews.com. "Today he did such a good job of explaining the daily prayer. It was a really well informed testimony. It shows how much depth of knowledge he...
  • 'American Taliban' Lindh seeks group prayer in Indiana prison

    08/26/2012 11:33:21 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/26/12 | ap
    INDIANAPOLIS – An American-born Taliban fighter imprisoned in Indiana will try to convince a federal judge that his religious freedom trumps security concerns in a closely watched trial that will examine how far prisons can go to ensure security in the age of terrorism. John Walker Lindh was expected to testify Monday in Indianapolis during the first day of the trial over prayer policies
  • Fiery Reaction to Marine’s Stolen Saddam Rifle (Marine Convicted of Possessing Iraqi AK-47)

    07/07/2012 5:22:04 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 53 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 6, 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    Fiery Reaction to Marine’s Stolen Saddam Rifle Is it among the spoils of war? Or worthy of a felony conviction that carries a 10-year prison sentence? The recent conviction of a Twentynine Palms Marine from Hemet has sparked a debate from readers and a fierce defense from the Marine himself. To rewind, Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller was convicted last week of illegal possession of a machine gun. Federal prosecutors said he smuggled a chrome-plated AK-47 that once belonged to Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard back to his home in Hemet after a 2005 tour in Iraq. Miller now...
  • Hemet: Marine convicted of smuggling rifle from Saddam palace (AK-47 stolen from Saddam's palace)

    07/03/2012 9:21:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 59 replies
    The Press Enterprise ^ | July 3, 2012 | JOHN ASBURY
    Hemet: Marine convicted of smuggling rifle from Saddam palace - An AK-47 seized from Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard, belonging to Twentynine Palms Marine Joel Cleve Miller. Federal prosecutors said former Staff Sgt. Joel Cleve Miller, 40, was found guilty of possession of an illegal chrome AK-47 that he smuggled back from Iraq during a 14-month tour in 2005. When he returned to his home in Hemet, he bragged to several friends that he smuggled the gun back after it once belonged to Saddam Hussein’s Royal Guard. The U.S. Marine Corps discharged Miller in December 2011 after 20 years in the...
  • Roy Kulcsar Disbarred (Defense Attorney "was a real crook" says Jailed Mob Crook & Former Client)

    06/25/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 1 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | Sunday, June 24, 2012 | Larry McShane | NY Daily News
    Defense attorney Roy Kulcsar disbarred for using inmates to recruit new clients Attorney -- who defended terrorist Ramzi Yousef -- paid prisoners through commissary accounts Renowned defense attorney Roy Kulcsar didn’t chase ambulances — just inmates. And to make sure he caught them, he paid cash. Kulcsar funneled nearly $20,000 in illegal “retainers” to dozens of federal prisoners as compensation for steering fellow felons to his law practice, authorities said. The cash-for-clients deal operated between August 2004 and February 2010, with Kulcsar depositing funds into prison commissary accounts, a federal disciplinary committee reported last month. Kulcsar, who once represented 1993...
  • Bureau of Prisons assigns number to Blagojevich (40892-424)

    03/07/2012 8:18:36 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    SJ-R.com ^ | Mar 06, 2012 | AP
    Bureau of Prisons assigns number to Blagojevich (FBI mugshot of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich) The Federal Bureau of Prisons has given Blagojevich the number 40892-424. Typically, once inmates are assigned a number, it is their individual number throughout their prison term. It is also typically affixed to their prison clothes. The 55-year-old Blagojevich has been ordered to report to prison on March 15. While he has asked to be incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution Englewood in Colorado, he could be sent elsewhere. Blagojevich in December received a 14-year sentence. He was sentenced on 18 corruption-related counts, including charges that...
  • "Book 'em Danno!" ... John Edwards' Mug Shot Released

    06/15/2011 11:36:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | June 15, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    John Edwards' mug shot released By: CNN Political Unit (CNN)–Former U.S. Senator John Edwards, pleaded not guilty to conspiracy and campaign law violations in early June. His mug shot was obtained by CNN following a Freedom of Information Act request. The plea came after a federal grand jury indicted him on six counts, including conspiracy, issuing false statements and violating campaign contribution laws. A grand jury has been investigating whether money given to support Edwards' mistress, Rielle Hunter, by benefactors of Edwards should have been considered campaign donations, a contention Edwards' team has disputed. A plea deal between the two-time...
  • Nancy Pelosi clashes with Charles Rangel over pending censure

    12/02/2010 1:36:58 PM PST · by Justaham · 69 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 12-2-10 | JOHN BRESNAHAN & JONATHAN ALLEN
    With a censure vote looming this afternoon, Rep. Charlie Rangel clashed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) in a closed-door meeting this morning, as the New York Democrat and his supporters demanded the right to seek a lesser punishment for a series of ethics violations. Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) came to the floor shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon to offer the censure resolution against Rangel, who was found guilty of 11 ethics violations related to his personal finances. Lofgren and Bonner are taking one hour of floor time for the resolution, half of which will be...
  • State Prison Numbers Dip for First Time Since 1972

    03/17/2010 1:15:58 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 9 replies · 193+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-17-10 | Bob McCarty
    For the first time in 38 years, the number of state prisoners in the United States has declined, according to a new survey by the Pew Center on the States.
  • This is what the terrorists did to me -- and why they should be tried at Gitmo

    01/31/2010 3:53:39 AM PST · by Scanian · 56 replies · 2,667+ views
    NY Post ^ | January 30, 2010 | LOUIS PEPE
    President Obama finally listened to the outcry of New York, and is considering moving the trial of 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheik Mohammed and other al Qaeda members out of the city, perhaps to Guantanamo Bay. Finally, some wisdom. It would be better there. It's military. They're not going to mess around. These dangerous terrorists will not be allowed to spread their hate, or hurt anyone else. Nobody knows better than me. I was a federal prison guard at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. In 2000, I was with a prisoner, Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, taking him back to his cell....
  • Ohio DSS director who checked out Joe the Plumber is an Obama donor

    10/27/2008 10:07:10 PM PDT · by flyfree · 81 replies · 2,626+ views
    Ohio's Head of Job and Family Services Approved a Child-Support Search on Joe Wurzelbacher Immediately After Third Debate; Her Excuse? "Oh, We Always Do That" Confirmed: Max Donor to Obama Helen Jones-Kelley (two e's in Kelley) just happens to be a maximum $2300 contributor to Barack Obama.
  • Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber

    10/24/2008 5:54:27 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 110 replies · 3,528+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | October 24, 2008 | Randy Ludlow
    Government computers used to find information on Joe the Plumber Investigators trying to determine whether access was illegal Friday, October 24, 2008 8:41 PM By Randy Ludlow The Columbus Dispatch "State and local officials are investigating if state and law-enforcement computer systems were illegally accessed when they were tapped for personal information about "Joe the Plumber." Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher became part of the national political lexicon Oct. 15 when Republican presidential candidate John McCain mentioned him frequently during his final debate with Democrat Barack Obama. The 34-year-old from the Toledo suburb of Holland is held out by McCain as an...
  • Bureau of Prisons Can Suspend Attorney-Client Privileges (War On Terror)

    06/07/2007 7:07:40 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 7 replies · 703+ views
    Government Security News ^ | June 6, 2007 | GSN
    Bureau of Prisons can suspend attorney-client privileges One month after the 9/11 attacks, the Department of Justice issued an interim rule that gave its Bureau of Prisons the right to scrap traditional notions of attorney-client privilege in order to monitor conversations between inmates suspected of terrorism and their lawyers. Last month, the department announced that the final version of that rule, which will become effective on June 4, extends from four months to one year the time period during which such intrusive monitoring of those jailhouse conversations can take place. The final rule also extends the authority to impose such...
  • Kushner released, goes down the Shore (billionaire Dem sex freak, videoed BIL with hooker)

    08/28/2006 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Liz · 44 replies · 4,342+ views
    Star-Ledger ^ | Monday, August 28, 2006 | ALEXI FRIEDMAN AND KASI ADDISON
    Millionaire real estate developer Charles Kushner is home.......he will be back at the firm he founded before his downfall on tax fraud and other charges. The one-time political heavyweight was released from a Newark halfway house Friday after finishing what remained of a reduced sentence....... Kushner, a prominent philanthropist who has given millions to schools, hospitals and charities, and contributed to the campaigns of politicians including former Gov. James E. McGreevey, toppled from grace in 2004 after a lengthy investigation into his finances. He admitted to making campaign contributions in the names of partners and cheating on his taxes by...
  • Lil' Kim Released From Federal Prison

    07/03/2006 1:14:47 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 5,161+ views
    http://www.comcast.net ^ | 7 3 06 | KATHY MATHESON
    PHILADELPHIA - Lil' Kim celebrated Independence Day one day early with her release from a federal detention center Monday morning after nearly 10 months behind bars. The rapper, who was sent to prison for lying about a shootout outside a New York radio station, walked out of the jail looking glamorous in sunglasses and an all-white, cleavage-baring outfit. Carrying a balloon and a bouquet of white roses, she waved to dozens of cheering onlookers _ some carrying signs that said, "Welcome Home, Queen Bee" _ before getting into a silver Rolls-Royce. The car pulled into a nearby parking lot where...
  • Murderer escapes federal prison - Inmate Escapes From Pollock Penitentiary

    04/05/2006 9:09:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 2,704+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 4/5/06 | Terry Frieden
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- FBI agents and U.S. marshals are searching for a convicted murderer who escaped Wednesday from a federal prison in Louisiana. Richard McNair, 47, is serving a life sentence in the U.S. penitentiary in Pollock, Louisiana, after being convicted of murder and burglary in North Dakota. "This inmate is considered to be dangerous and should not be approached," the U.S. Bureau of Prisons said in a statement. Officials describe McNair as a 6-foot tall, 210-pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He has scars on his left wrist and both knees.
  • Ex-state senator surrenders himself to federal prison (Georgia)

    12/15/2005 9:04:50 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 7 replies · 493+ views
    Former state Sen. Charles Walker surrendered himself to a federal prison on Thursday afternoon after a last-minute appeal to federal judges failed. Walker was sentenced this month to more than 10 years in federal prison for tax evasion, mail fraud and conspiracy charges. He and his attorneys hoped an emergency petition with the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would allow him to remain free on bond until judges made a ruling, but the request was denied Wednesday. Once one of the most powerful legislators in Georgia, the Augusta Democrat was convicted in June of 127 of 137 crimes and...
  • Walker gets 10-year prison term [GA Democrat]

    11/29/2005 12:34:02 PM PST · by ncountylee · 23 replies · 1,343+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 11/29/05 | JAMES SALZER
    AUGUSTA — A federal judge Tuesday sentenced former Senate Majority Leader Charles Walker to more than 10 years in prison and ordered him to pay a $150,000 fine and $698,000 in restitution. The Augusta Democrat received 121 months in prison, and his companies were fined $70,000 in the fraud and theft case. He and the companies also were ordered to pay $80,000 in court fees. U.S. District Judge Dudley Bowen said he wanted to "send a message to other would-be corrupt politicians." Walker stole at least $425,000 from a charity he created and bilked newspaper advertisers out of another $200,000,...
  • Photo's: Historic United States Disciplinary Barracks (Ft. Leavenworth KS)Before and After

    05/07/2005 10:32:50 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 162 replies · 14,993+ views
    Fellow Freeper StarCMC allowing me to use her site to host these photo's | May 8, 2005 | self / Chele / Former Military Chick
    Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary. There are several prison's in the greater Leavenworth area besides the military and federal penitentiary. - FMC * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This actually a distance photo, from a viewing deck, as you can see far away, again, this is the "Big House" the Federal Penitentiary. - FMC * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * For the life of me I cannot remember the type of animal (type of live stock) that is in...
  • Rep. Jennings convicted (former MN DIM)

    07/26/2005 2:39:30 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 8 replies · 463+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 7-26-05 | Paul Gustafson,
    Former state Rep. Loren Jennings, accused of using his office to financially benefit a firm in which he had a financial stake, was convicted Tuesday of two counts of mail fraud and one count of money laundering by a federal court jury in St. Paul. A federal court jury in St. Paul acquitted him of four other charges following a nine-day trial. No date has been set for his sentencing by U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle. Jennings, 54, of Harris, declined to comment as he left court after the verdicts Tuesday afternoon. But defense attorney Doug Kelley said Jennings will...
  • Federal prisons at Coleman to start using killer fences

    07/02/2005 7:24:06 AM PDT · by Cowman · 17 replies · 841+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | Jul 1,2005 | By MARK SCOLFORO
    By MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press Writer Two high-security federal prisons in central Florida and five others will be getting fences that can kill prisoners who touch them, a $10 million project intended to allow the prisons to operate with fewer perimeter guards. The 12-foot-high "stun-lethal" fences, similar to ones already used at some state prisons, can be set to deliver electrical shocks to prisoners who touch them once and fatal shocks if they are touched a second time. The federal Bureau of Prisons expects to award contracts for the fences in late fall, bureau spokeswoman Traci Billingsley said. "This new...
  • Man headed to prison in fraud scam (TX)(Put your SS money here)

    05/19/2005 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Dubya · 20 replies · 380+ views
    Star-Telegram ^ | May. 19, 2005 | Bill Miller
    DALLAS - Larry Tyler, the former securities salesman from Fort Worth who pleaded guilty last fall to defrauding nearly 500 mostly elderly clients, was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison. U.S. District Judge Barefoot Sanders also ordered Tyler, 51, to serve three years of supervised release after he gets out of prison and to pay $23.8 million in restitution to the people he scammed. He also ordered Tyler to report to prison by 2 p.m. June 19. Tyler, stoic and dressed in a dark suit, was allowed to make a statement before Sanders rendered the sentence. "I am deeply...
  • Threat May Land Woman in Prison

    05/13/2005 2:39:51 PM PDT · by SaveTheChief · 70 replies · 2,317+ views
    The Peoria Journal-Star ^ | May 13, 2005 | ANDY KRAVETZ
    PEORIA - A Pekin woman faces up to 10 years in federal prison for allegedly threatening President Bush by telling him in a letter she had put anthrax in the note. Jessica A. Moyer, 21, appeared in U.S. District Court in Peoria on charges of threatening the president and mailing a threatening communication. She said little except to her attorney, Bill Anderson, during the five-minute hearing. Moyer's address was listed in court records as 4105 N. Brookdale, Apt. 2C3, but Pekin police report no such address. The indictment was handed down April 20 but unsealed Thursday. It alleges Moyer sent...
  • (Miami child-molestor/weatherman) Bill Kamal Talks About Life Behind Bars

    05/09/2005 6:18:43 PM PDT · by mhking · 90 replies · 5,259+ views
    Bill Kamal Talks About Life Behind Bars POSTED: 10:26 am EDT May 9, 2005 UPDATED: 6:53 pm EDT May 9, 2005 DEVEN, Mass. -- In an exclusive jailhouse interview, Bill Kamal -- the former Channel 7 chief meteorologist -- sits down and tells everything to Local 10 News.Our community was shocked when we learned he had driven to Fort Pierce to meet who he thought was a 14-year-old boy. He was caught in an Internet sex sting, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years in prison.We saw the evidence. We heard the sickening details of the conversations on the...
  • The Bureau of Prisons Explains Islam (with an assist from CAIR)

    02/12/2005 6:32:25 AM PST · by Land_of_Lincoln_John · 14 replies · 644+ views
    Daniel Pipes.org ^ | February 10, 2005 | Daniel Pipes
    Many branches of government need to understand Islam, but probably none deal with Muslims and their religious practices in so practical and detailed a way as do the wardens of prisons. It is therefore particularly dismaying to see that the highest prison authority in the United States, the Bureau of Prisons (which oversees all federal correctional facilities), has bought the Islamist line. My evidence for this comes from the Annual Refresher Training (ART) that all BOP staff must participate in. The 2005 course includes a lesson plan, "Islam in the Correctional Environment," designed by the Training and Staff Development Branch...
  • Ravens running back Lewis sentenced to four months in federal drug case

    01/26/2005 8:05:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 478+ views
    AP Sports on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/05 | Harry R. Weber - AP
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens running back Jamal Lewis was sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday for using a cell phone to try to set up a cocaine deal about 4 1/2 years ago. The penalty, worked out with prosecutors in October, should allow Lewis to return to the Ravens well before the start of the 2005 season. At most, he could miss the opening of training camp. He also will spend two months in a halfway house and perform 500 hours of community service following his prison term. Lewis pleaded guilty to trying to set up the drug...
  • Report: Martha whips up crab apple jelly in prison

    10/20/2004 2:37:09 PM PDT · by daviddennis · 66 replies · 2,004+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10/20/2004 | Rich Calder
    October 20, 2004 -- Martha Stewart's recipe for doing hard time in prison: whip up something sweet with crab apples. The guru of good living spent some time last week picking crab apples from trees that dot the grounds of her federal lockup in West Virginia — and used them to make a tasty dish.
  • Woman arrested for cruise ship threats sentenced to two years

    09/23/2003 4:59:28 AM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 27 replies · 256+ views
    AP via the Sacramento Bee ^ | September 23, 2003 | JAYMES SONG
    <p>A California woman who pleaded guilty to planting notes threatening to kill Americans aboard a Hawaii-bound cruise ship, forcing the ship to be diverted, was sentenced Monday to two years in federal prison.</p> <p>Kelley Marie Ferguson, of Laguna Hills, could have faced up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 under the USA Patriot Act for penning notes threatening that Americans would die if the Royal Caribbean's Legend of the Seas stopped at a U.S. port.</p>
  • Bull's Eyeful, The sordid saga of Katica Crippen, 2nd Amend. pinup girl. (Project Prison Rape)

    02/16/2003 10:54:50 PM PST · by coloradan · 89 replies · 877+ views
    Westword ^ | Feb 13 2003 | DAVID HOLTHOUSE
    Bull's EyefulThe sordid legal saga of Katica Crippen, Second Amendment pinup girl.BY DAVID HOLTHOUSE   Katica Crippen wore an electronic monitoring device -- and nothing else -- when she posed for this photo, which landed her back in prison. He had the camera, the studio and the guns. She had the tribal tattoos, the icy blue eyes and the desire. They met on the Internet in May 2000 in a chat room for Colorado singles. They volleyed flirtatious notes. She told him her name was Katica, pronounced "Kah-tee-kah." It's Hungarian, she said. She was 34 then, and she was hot...
  • Edwin Edwards preparing for next stage of his life: Federal prison

    10/20/2002 3:55:43 AM PDT · by Pern · 14 replies · 15,163+ views
    The Advocate Online (Baton Rouge) ^ | Oct. 20, 2002 | Christopher Baughman
    Even in retirement, Edwin Edwards could never find the time to finish the autobiography he started eight years ago. He never expected he would eventually find the time while serving a 10-year sentence in a federal prison. "I'll have plenty of time to do that now," the 75-year-old Edwards said. "I'll have little else to do." Whatever Edwards writes in his book, his version of events will no doubt conflict with how others view him. While he might recall a popular and colorful politician, others might remember a flippant gambler who skirted the line between right and wrong and finally...
  • Suit alleges mistreatment of Egyptian in Louisiana federal prison

    09/09/2002 2:52:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies · 203+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9-9-02 | DOUG SIMPSON
    <p>An Egyptian national who was detained on Sept. 12, 2001, was denied access to a lawyer for two weeks, prevented from practicing his Muslim faith and given repeated body cavity searches while in a federal prison in Louisiana, according to a lawsuit filed on his behalf Monday.</p>