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  • Blacks still drawn to Islam despite FBI raids

    10/30/2009 11:04:49 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies · 1,115+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/30/2009 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    By now, Sekou Jackson is used to the questions: Why does he need to leave a work meeting to pray? Don't black Muslims convert to Islam in jail? Why would you even want to be Muslim? "It's kind of a double whammy to be African-American and Muslim," said Jackson, who studies the Navy at the National Academy of Science in Washington. "You're going to be judged." Jackson's struggle may have gotten harder when the FBI raided a Detroit mosque Wednesday, saying its leader preached hate against the government, trafficked in stolen goods and belonged to a radical group that wants...
  • Sir Allen Stanford Attacked in Jail

    09/27/2009 4:03:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 1,019+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 26 Sep 2009 | Leonard Doyle
    The jailed Texas billionaire Sir Allen Stanford has been hospitalised after a jailhouse brawl with another inmate. Stanford was badly beaten but his injuries were not said to be life-threatening. The incident occurred at the privately run Joe Corley detention centre north of Houston, Texas. A US Marshalls spokesman said: "He got into an altercation with another inmate. He's being examined by medical staff and treated for his injuries." His lawyer Kent Schaffer added: "Mr Stanford is fine. Contrary to reports, he is not in intensive care at the hospital. "I understand his injuries are not serious enough to keep...
  • Outrage As Feds Curb Shoe Bomber Prison Rules

    09/20/2009 5:19:04 PM PDT · by massmike · 24 replies · 1,170+ views
    bostonherald.com ^ | 9/20/2009 | Jessica Fargen
    Airplane shoe bomber Richard C. Reid no longer faces severe limits on his prison activities or communications after the Obama administration quietly ended years of hard-nosed curbs against the British-born al-Qaeda terrorist. This summer the Justice Department halted six years of measures that kept Reid from associating or praying with fellow jailed Muslim terrorists, and limited his access to the news media and pen pals.
  • (IL) Gov. Quinn To Release 1,000 Non-Violent Prisoners

    09/19/2009 9:57:54 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 8 replies · 814+ views
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 18 SEPTEMBER 2009 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    Cost-Cutting Move Criticized By Political Challenger Dan Hynes CHICAGO (STNG) ― In another byproduct of Illinois' fiscal woes, Gov. Quinn Friday signed off on the early release of 1,000 non-violent prison inmates who will be sent home this fall. Quinn's move is expected to save the state $5 million annually. "We're doing this because of the budget crisis as well as to enforce Gov. Quinn's prison-reform efforts. We believe these low-level, non-violent offenders…can be better served in the community where there are more resources and services available than at IDOC," said Januari Smith, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of...
  • Insane Killer Escapes During Mental Institution's Field Trip

    09/18/2009 1:40:19 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 64 replies · 2,419+ views
    FOXNews ^ | FOXNews
    Police are searching for killer committed to a mental institution after he escaped during a field trip to the Spokane County Interstate Fair. Spokane County sheriff's Sgt. Dave Reagan says 57-year-old Phillip Arnold Paul was last seen Thursday morning in the northeast part of the fairgrounds. The sheriff's office told KXLY in Spokane that they were "dismayed" that the Eastern State's Hospital didn't notify authorities for more than an hour and a half after they knew he was missing. "It appears now there was a two hour lapse from the point he disappeared from his attendant to the sheriff's office...
  • Bagram inmates can challenge detention: Pentagon

    09/14/2009 9:10:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies · 474+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 9/14/09 | afp
    The Pentagon is to give some 600 prisoners held in the US air base in Bagram, Afghanistan, the right to challenge their detention, Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman said Monday. "It's basically a review procedure that ensures people go in front of a panel periodically to give them the opportunity to contest their detention," he told reporters. The inmates would be aided by a uniformed "personal representative" who would "guide them through this administrative process, to help gather witness statements," Whitman added.
  • Mich. shooting suspect cuts arm while in jail

    09/12/2009 5:33:51 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies · 500+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 12, 2009 | ED WHITE
    OWOSSO, Mich. (AP) - A jailed Michigan trucker charged with gunning down two people, including an anti-abortion protester, cut his arm in an apparent suicide attempt, prosecutors said Saturday as they disclosed that the man's mother once worked with another intended victim. Harlan James Drake, 33, was taken to a hospital with a self-inflicted wound near his wrist, Shiawassee County Prosecutor Randy Colbry said. He didn't know exactly when Drake was transported or what he used to cut himself. "He attempted suicide. It sounds like he's going to make it but it's a serious gash, a very serious wound to...
  • Traficant: I Could Have Been Hurt While In Prison

    09/10/2009 8:33:34 PM PDT · by elizabethgrace · 32 replies · 1,791+ views
    AP ^ | September 10, 2009 | AP
    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A former Ohio congressman who was freed after seven years in federal prison said he was put in jeopardy behind bars because of his views. James Traficant spoke in an interview to be broadcast Thursday night on the Fox News show "On The Record With Greta Van Susteren."
  • Prison Officials Struggling to Prevent Cell Phone Usage by Inmates - Video 9/7/09

    09/07/2009 6:36:39 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 23 replies · 896+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 7, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is a video report about Maryland Prison officials who are struggling to prevent the illegal use of cell phones by prison inmates. More than 900 cell phones were confiscated from inmates last year. Inmates have reportedly used smuggled cell phones to make extortion calls, and even order hits on witnesses. NOTE: It makes you wonder just how prevalent this problem is around the country. . . . (VIDEO)
  • LA firefighters killed trying to save inmate crew

    08/31/2009 7:16:38 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 32 replies · 1,645+ views
    AP via Breitbart ^ | Aug 31, 2009 | N/A
    As the roaring wall of flame raged through the Angeles National Forest, firefighters Ted Hall and Arnie Quinones worked feverishly to protect their fire-crew camp, made up mostly of prison inmates. But all too suddenly, the fire invaded the campsite. Hall and Quinones shepherded 55 inmates and several corrections and fire personnel into a cinderblock dining hall to shelter them from the blaze. The fire burned through the camp, leaving it in ruins. The dining hall provided adequate shelter for now, but Hall and Quinones knew they had to get everyone to safety. So they jumped in an engine truck...
  • 3,900 stimulus checks went to prison inmates

    08/26/2009 7:34:24 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 9 replies · 826+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 26, 2009 | Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government sent about 3,900 economic stimulus payments of $250 each this spring to people who were in no position to use the money to help stimulate the economy: prison inmates. The checks were part of the massive economic recovery package approved by Congress and President Barack Obama in February. About 52 million Social Security recipients, railroad retirees and those receiving Supplemental Security Income were eligible for the one-time checks. Prison inmates are generally ineligible for federal benefits. However, 2,200 of the inmates who received checks got to keep them because, under the law, they were...
  • Opps. Feds give Stimulus Money to Convicts

    08/25/2009 3:11:05 PM PDT · by 51773photo · 3 replies · 433+ views
    Barry's Obamanation ^ | 8-25-09 | Jesse Ellis
    There is no way, a freeloading governmental health plan, run by civil servants with little or no accountability can ever hope to compete against the profit driven private sector, who's very existence and survival is on the line daily, prompting a degree of responsibility, quality and customer satisfaction that assures fewer mistakes are made, and insuring by the very nature of capitalism, an ever expanding thirst for better, faster, and cheaper service....
  • Stimulus Checks Mistakenly Sent to 1,700 Inmates, Federal Agency Says

    08/25/2009 1:22:36 PM PDT · by mware · 59 replies · 3,526+ views
    NFox News ^ | Aug 25, 2009 | By Judson Berger
    The inspector general's office for the Social Security Administration is looking into the problem as part of its broader audit on stimulus spending. The Social Security Administration acknowledged the $425,000 glitch following a report that nearly two-dozen inmates in Massachusetts had wrongly received the $250 stimulus checks.
  • California Assembly Balks at Early Release of Inmates

    08/22/2009 5:45:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 7 replies · 710+ views
    cnn.com ^ | August 21, 2009 | Don Thompson
    California Assembly Speaker Karen Bass plans to strip the most controversial provisions from a Senate-approved plan that would have trimmed the state's prison population by 27,000 inmates. The Assembly version would keep about 10,000 more inmates behind bars and leave the state with a new, nearly $200 million budget hole, Bass said early Friday. Bass said the new plan -- to be considered Monday -- would do away with proposals by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to allow home detention with electronic monitoring for inmates with less than 12 months to serve, who are over age 60 or who are medically incapacitated....
  • Pink handcuffs the latest in prison fashion (Video of inmates with Pink Shorts also!)

    08/21/2009 9:36:23 PM PDT · by greatdefender · 12 replies · 2,299+ views
    KTUU 2 ^ | 20 AUG 2009 | Jason Moore
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- When Sherry Johnston left a Palmer courtroom Wednesday, there were lingering questions: What will her sentence be? Where is Levi? And what's with the pink handcuffs? Turns out there's a story behind those pink handcuffs that puts Sherry Johnston six degrees of separation from one of the most infamous sheriffs in the land. Shortly after Johnston pled guilty to possessing the painkiller OxyContin with the intent of delivering it she prepared to head back to jail. That's where Court Services Officer Pierre Burkett comes in, sporting of all things pink handcuffs. Both Johnston and her attorney, Rex...
  • Inmate cuts may open gate for Colorado crime

    08/21/2009 3:48:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 622+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | August 21, 2009 | Kirk Mitchell
    Gov. Bill Ritter's plan to cut the state budget through inmate releases could reduce Colorado's prison population by 1,000 in a year and immediately save $19 million. It will also almost certainly accelerate the commission of new crimes, and could force layoffs from a privately run prison. Ritter's plan calls for trimming parole supervision for some inmates already out of prison, and releasing some non-sex-offender inmates early and placing them on parole. A total of 5,700 inmates or parolees could see their status change as a result of Ritter's cut. A Metropolitan State College of Denver professor says it's unavoidable...
  • SPECTOR'S 'KILLER' COMPLAINT (Wrongly Thinks Hes in Prison With Manson, Sirhan Sirhan)

    08/20/2009 11:10:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 829+ views
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2009
    Music legend-cum-murderer Phil Spector is whining about being locked up in a "snake pit" of a prison with such other high-profile killer nutjobs as Charles Manson and Sirhan Sirhan -- but California corrections officials say Spector is full of beans. "Imagine sending me to the same prison -- shows how low they can go," fumes Spector in a letter to a buddy, Bay Area music manager Steve Escobar. "They'd kill you in here for a 39-cent bag of soup!" SNIP Spector wrote Escobar that Phil's 29-year-old wife, ex-Playboy model Rachelle Short, has begun making an 800-mile round trip drive to...
  • Spector: Im scared in this snake pit prison

    08/19/2009 8:40:43 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 36 replies · 2,257+ views
    The Sun (London) ^ | August 19, 2009 | JAMES CLENCH
    Spector: Im scared in this snake pit prison By JAMES CLENCH Published: Today rigTeaserImage JAILED music legend Phil Spector has told of his terror at being held in a "snake pit" prison with crazed killers. The record producer, 69, is banged up in the same nick as cult massacre maniac Charles Manson.
  • Santa Cruz mass murderer kills self in prison

    08/18/2009 6:20:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 19 replies · 704+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 18, 2009 | Henry K. Lee
    An inmate convicted of the 1970 murders of a Santa Cruz County eye surgeon, his family and his secretary has committed suicide, a prison official said today. John Linley Frazier, 62, killed himself Thursday while serving a life sentence at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione (Amador County), said prison spokeswoman Michelle Hamilton.
  • Convicted killer of 4 Calif. officers found dead

    08/17/2009 9:50:54 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 8 replies · 953+ views
    DELANO, Calif.Authorities say an inmate convicted of killing four California Highway Patrol officers died over the weekend at Kern Valley State Prison in an apparent suicide. Sixty-seven-year-old Bobby Augusta Davis was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after correctional officers found him unresponsive in his maximum-security single cell. Davis was serving four consecutive life sentences for the April 6, 1970 murders of George Alleyn, Walt Frago, Roger Gore and James Pence. The "Newhall Incident" had been the deadliest for California law enforcement until the fatal shooting of four Oakland police officers in March. Davis originally received the death penalty, but his...