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  • Keith Ellison: Republicans Doing Bible Studies In Jails Are Making It Harder For Dems To Win (Video)

    05/21/2018 4:59:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at a Democratic event Monday that Republicans doing “Bible studies” in prisons is hurting Democrats’ chances at winning voters. “You know, back when I was in Minnesota State Legislature, I got the impression that maybe Democrats could possibly have an advantage with folks in this area who might vote for us,” Ellison said. “Not true. We will have to fight for their vote like we do with every other vote because I learned that a lot of Republicans will go to jails and do Bible studies and other things.”
  • Three inmates escape Orangeburg County Detention Center

    05/20/2018 8:44:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    WRAL ^ | May 20, 2018 04:35 AM EDT | Mayci McLeod 
    Orangeburg County investigators are searching for three inmates who escaped the Orangeburg County Detention Center Saturday night. ... 27-year old Tyshon Demontrea Johnson who is charged with murder, 20-year-old Curtis Ray Green who is charged with murder, and 27-year-old Christopher Shannon Boltin who is charged with carjacking and grand larceny. All three are considered to be dangerous.
  • Transgender: AG Sessions Ends Obama’s Mixed-Sex Prison Policy

    05/14/2018 8:07:26 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | NEIL MUNRO
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ deputies are ending President Barack Obama’s last-minute decision to impose the transgender ideology in federal prisons. Obama’s January 2017 transgender policy directed prison officials to allow men to move into women’s prisons if the men claim a female “gender identity.” Sessions’ revised policy says officials “will use biological sex as the initial determination” when assigning people to either male or female prisons, according to the policy document published May 11 by Buzzfeed. Critics said Obama’s transgender policy would have created huge risks of rape because few people who say they are transgender have undergone genital cosmetic...
  • U.S. rolls back protections for transgender prison inmates

    05/12/2018 12:02:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 12, 2018 12:34 PM | Maria Caspani
    The Trump administration has rolled back protections for transgender prison inmates introduced under former President Barack Obama after some prisoners challenged the policies in court. An inmate’s biological sex will now be used to make the initial decision as to where transgender prisoners are housed, instead of the gender to which they identify, according to a change in guidelines announced on Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The move, decried by transgender rights advocates, comes after four women held at a Texas detention center filed a federal lawsuit. The inmates argued that the previous prison guidelines, introduced in January...
  • All inmates in NYS prisons to get free tablets

    02/01/2018 5:32:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 94 replies
    WKBW ^ | 1/31/18
    Under a new state contract, all inmates in New York State prisons will receive free tablets.The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) is partnering with JPay, a company that specializes in inmate and corrections-related services. JPay is providing the tablets at no cost to the state or inmates, and DOCCS is not taking commissions for the tablets.The tablets will be preloaded with educational content and DOCCS plans to make additional services available through the tablets, such as Prison Rape Elimination Act reporting, Grievance filing, and the potential for placing commissary orders.According to DOCCS, JPay will get money from transactions that happen...
  • Hate preacher Abu Hamza is pictured as a shrunken and pathetic figure (tr)

    12/25/2017 5:19:48 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 24, 2017 | GARETH DAVIES and LARA KEAY
    A picture has emerged of an ageing Abu Hamza cutting a shrunken and pathetic figure without his infamous hooks. Two years of solitary confinement has taken its toll on the hate preacher, who has launched an appeal claiming his prison conditions are a breach of his human rights. Despite only being 59, his hair and beard are now completely white and his sturdy frame has morphed into a scrawny shape. The black and white snap appears to have been taken within the confines of the US Supermax prison in Colorado where he is trying to be moved from. Hamza has...
  • Bureau of Prisons: 1 in 5 Inmates Is Foreign-Born

    12/22/2017 11:16:02 AM PST · by Rockitz · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 December 2017 | John Binder
    About 1 in 5 inmates in Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody is foreign-born, a Department of Justice (DOJ) report reveals. A new report from Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ DOJ showed that out of the 185,507 inmates currently in BOP custody, 39,455 of the inmates — or about 21 percent — were foreign-born who either entered the U.S. illegally or legally. According to the newly released data, 51 percent of the 39,455 foreign-born inmates in BOP custody are illegal aliens who are subject to final deportation orders. Another 38 percent of the foreign-born inmate population remain under investigation by the Immigration and Customs...
  • DOJ Releases New Numbers: One-in-Five Federal Prisoners Are Foreign Born, Most Illegal Aliens

    12/21/2017 1:59:16 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 21, 2017 | by Katie Pavlich
    The Department of Justice has released new quarterly numbers, as required through an executive order signed by President Trump earlier this year, detailing how many foreign born individuals are currently incarcerated in the U.S. federal prison system. According to the numbers, one-in-five individuals were born outside of the U.S. and a significant number are illegal aliens. From the Alien Incarceration Report: A total of 58,766 known or suspected aliens were in in DOJ custody at the end of FY 2017, including 39,455 persons in BOP custody and 19,311 in USMS custody. Of this total, 37,557 people had been confirmed by...
  • Inmate with facial skull tattoo escapes (Don't judge book by cover)

    11/28/2017 7:49:59 AM PST · by rey · 42 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 28 Nov 2017
    STOCKTON — Authorities say an inmate with a skull tattooed on his face has escaped from a work crew in Central California. The San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Corey Hughes was discovered missing from his work crew near Interstate 5 in Stockton on Monday afternoon. Hughes was serving time on a weapons charge and is due to be released in February. The sheriff's office released a photo of Hughes, who has blonde hair and a tattoo on his face that resembles a skull and appears to be homemade.
  • Charles Manson Hospitalized ... 'It's Just a Matter of Time'

    11/15/2017 5:26:07 PM PST · by blueyon · 76 replies
    tmz ^ | 11/15/17 | tmz??
    Charles Manson is in the hospital and, as one source familiar with his situation tells TMZ, "it's not going to get any better for him." We're told Manson was rushed to a Bakersfield hospital 3 days ago, and has been wheeled around on a gurney for various treatments ... escorted by 5 uniformed cops. We're told the 83-year-old Manson, who lays still covered in blankets, looks ashen. Our sources say Manson's health has been steadily deteriorating and, as it was put to us, "It's just a matter of time."
  • Anthony Weiner to report to prison on Monday

    11/04/2017 9:05:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Anthony Weiner to report to prison on Monday Eyewitness News Updated 1 hr 44 mins ago NEW YORK (WABC) -- Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner has to report to federal prison on Monday. The 53-year-old was sentenced to 21 to 27 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl. Weiner will serve his time at the Federal Medical Center, Devens, in Massachusetts. The facility houses more than 1,100 male inmates who require medical or mental health care. It offers sex offender treatment. The sentencing in September completed the sordid downfall of the New York Democrat, whose penchant for exchanging lewd...
  • Houston Texans Owner Apologizes For National Anthem Protest Comments

    10/27/2017 3:40:32 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/2017 | David Hookstead
    Texas Houston owners Bob McNair apologized Friday afternoon for comments he made during an owners meeting about national anthem protests.McNair previously said about the national anthem protests, “We can’t have the inmates running the prison.”It didn’t take long for him to change his tune and apologize. He released the following statement on Twitter: I regret I used that expression. I never meant to hurt anyone and I was not referring to our players. I used a figure of speech that was never intended to be taken literally. I would never characterize our players or our league that way and I apologize...
  • [CA] State prison guards kill inmate, wound another as they try to break up fight

    10/22/2017 12:52:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    The incident occurred Friday afternoon at California State Prison-Sacramento as the guards tried to stop two inmates from attacking another in the yard, said Krissi Khokhobashvili, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The prison is located in Folsom. The guards initially used less-than-lethal force — including 40-millimeter impact rounds, which are similar to rubber bullets — in trying to break up the fight, she said. The rounds are not intended to penetrate the skin. They resorted to pepper-spray grenades, then fired a warning shot, Khokhobashvili said. When a fourth inmate joined in the fight, the guards...
  • Blagojevich mops prison floors, maintains innocence

    09/12/2017 10:31:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 12, 2017
    More than five years into his 14-year sentence on corruption convictions, Rod Blagojevich, who once held the highest office in Illinois, finds himself on cleaning duty at a Colorado federal prison. "I've been given the jurisdiction to sweep and mop two floors," he said in an interview with WMAQ-TV in Chicago from prison released Monday, along with an interview in Chicago magazine. "So my jurisdiction has shrunk from the fifth biggest state in America, to these two floors. But I don't care what anybody says, I believe in clean government, and I believe in clean floors."
  • Prisoners escape from British Virgin Islands jail in wake of Hurricane Irma

    09/12/2017 10:26:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Sky News ^ | September 12, 2017
    About 100 "very serious" prisoners have escaped from a jail on the British Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The convicts pose a "serious threat of the complete breakdown of law and order" on the islands, according to foreign minister Sir Alan Duncan. Speaking to MPs in the Commons, Sir Alan said marines from RFA Mounts Bay were used to "protect the Governor and everything else about law and order" after the storm hit on Friday. He also revealed that more than 500,000 British nationals have been in the path of the hurricane, and 997 British military personnel...
  • Creation Therapy Works for Criminals

    09/12/2017 8:32:08 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | September 10, 2017 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation Therapy Works for Criminals by David Coppedge Prisoners locked up in cells day after day, year after year, would calm down if nature could be brought to them, says a new study. Look at this photo. Does it improve your mood? What if you had nothing else to look at but bare walls? Havasu Creek, by David Coppedge. We’ve reported that hospital patients recover better when shown scenes of nature (5/20/01). Now, augmenting a report from last year, a project at the University of Utah found that nature imagery calms prisoners in solitary confinement and maximum security cells, too:
  • Escaped inmate should be easy to spot

    08/30/2017 12:56:39 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 47 replies
    http://nypost.com/ ^ | 08/30/2017 | Associated Press
    The US Marshals’ New Hampshire Joint Fugitive Task Force says 42-year-old Eric Judkins was an inmate at a halfway house in Manchester. He failed to return to the facility on Monday night. Judkins was serving part of a 27-month sentence for assault on a fellow inmate in federal prison. Authorities say the assault happened while Judkins was serving a 17˝-year sentence for a 1999 bank robbery...
  • Students are the new masters – and the result is campus tyranny

    08/23/2017 9:26:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 70 replies
    www.spectator.co.uk ^ | Aug 23, 2017 | Brendan O'neill
    Universities are now factories of conformism; only the brave and resilient will survive them In a few weeks, a new intake of students will arrive, all fresh-faced and excited, at universities around the country. They’ll be thrilled at the prospect of escaping the wagging finger of mum and dad, eager to absorb new ideas. But I’m afraid they are in for a rude awakening. Unless they’re very fortunate, they will soon find themselves enveloped in a world that’s more censorious than stimulating and taught not to question ideas but to learn by heart the progressive creed. It will take...
  • Trump Administration Moves to Expand Deportation Dragnet to Jails

    08/21/2017 7:27:00 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    NY Times ^ | Aug 21, 2017 | CAITLIN DICKERSON
    The Trump administration is working with like-minded sheriffs from around the country on a plan to channel undocumented immigrants from local jails into federal detention, according to several sheriffs involved in the discussions. If it succeeds, it could vastly expand the dragnet that has already begun to transform immigration enforcement in the United States. The plan is intended to circumvent court decisions that have thus far limited the role of local law enforcement in immigration. It involves a legal move regarding detainers, which are requests by Immigration and Customs Enforcement to local sheriffs or police departments to hold people who...
  • Judge Offers Inmates Reduced Sentences in Exchange for Vasectomy

    07/21/2017 11:02:06 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    nbc ^ | Jul 21 2017, 2:56 pm ET
    Judge Sam Benningfield signed a standing order, which permitted inmates to have their sentences shortened by 30 days in exchange for the sterilizing procedure. Female inmates can also get the birth control implant Nexplanon, which prevents pregnancy for four years, for the same sentence reduction. ... “Offering a so-called ‘choice’ between jail time and coerced contraception or sterilization is unconstitutional," Hedy Weinberg, ACLU-TN executive director, said in a statement. ... Since the program began, 32 women have received the birth control implant and 38 men have agreed to have a vasectomy, News Channel 5 reported. It was not immediately clear...