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  • Virginia gives $25k to Muslim prison ministerial group

    01/04/2010 3:05:01 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 9 replies · 452+ views
    Richmond Times - Dispatch (Virginia) newspaper ^ | 4 January 2010 | Frank Green, Richmond Times Dispatch
    Fledgling group ministers to Muslims behind bars By Frank Green A seven-year-old prison chaplain group recently was awarded a one-of-its-kind, $25,000 state subcontract to minister to a rapidly growing faith behind bars: Islam. But the all-volunteer Muslim Chaplain Services wants more state funding... The Chaplain Service of the Churches of Virginia, a Protestant group established in 1920, has the full, $780,000 contract... Relations between the two chaplain groups are cordial... So, too, do some secular experts... Mark Hamm ... said that "Islam, by all accounts, is the fastest-growing religion among prisoners in the Western world, including the United States." And...
  • Man Who Burglarized Dodd's Office Dies Of Injury Sustained In Prison

    01/02/2010 5:51:05 AM PST · by Daffynition · 34 replies · 1,686+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | December 31, 2009 | DAVID OWENS
    <p>NEWTOWN - A Hartford man serving a 30-month prison sentence for burglarizing U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd's Hartford office died Thursday at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.</p> <p>Gilbert Soto, 50, had been taken to the UConn Health Center after being found suffering from a head injury in the shower area of the medical wing of the Garner Correctional Center in Newtown. Police initially said his death was suspicious, but a preliminary investigation by state police detectives has determined that may not be the case.</p>
  • Source: Madoff fell out of bed, injured

    12/24/2009 6:52:01 PM PST · by TaxPayer2000 · 24 replies · 1,341+ views
    abc11 via Drudge ^ | December 24, 2009
    DURHAM, NC -- A source tells ABC11 Eyewitness News that disgraced financier Bernie Madoff is being treated for serious injuries after he fell out of his prison bed. ABC11 Eyewitness News first reported that Madoff had injuries consistent with an assault. Now, the source says Madoff was not attacked in prison, but that he fell off a bed onto his face. The source said there was a lot of facial bleeding. Sources also confirmed Madoff was treated at Duke University Medical Center in Durham last Friday and discharged earlier this week. He is serving a life sentence at the federal...
  • Source: 'Madoff fell out of bed' (broken ribs, facial fractures & collapsed lung)

    12/24/2009 12:12:29 PM PST · by AAABEST · 91 replies · 3,783+ views
    ABC-11 ^ | December 24, 2009 | Staff
    DURHAM, NC -- A source tells ABC11 Eyewitness News that disgraced financier Bernie Madoff is being treated for serious injuries after he fell out of his prison bed. Now, the source says Madoff was not attacked in prison, but that he fell off a bed onto his face. The source said there was a lot of facial bleeding. (snip) According to the sources, Madoff came to Duke with facial fractures, broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
  • Pasco deputy resigns in wake of prisoner's escape at McDonald's drive-through

    12/23/2009 7:37:13 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 430+ views
    St. Pete Times ^ | December 23, 2009 | Erin Sullivan
    PORT RICHEY — Deputy Matthew Kadel was taking a man to jail the morning of July 19 when he decided to grab some food. It was 9 a.m. and he'd been working since 5. He was hungry and thirsty and had at least a 20-minute drive ahead of him. As Kadel, 45, pulled into the McDonald's drive-through and placed his order, the man in the back seat — Richard Zukoski, 21, arrested on auto burglary and theft charges — used his own handcuff key to free himself. He took off through the parking lot off U.S. 19, just south of...
  • GITMO: MUSLIMS GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER

    12/15/2009 4:30:15 PM PST · by freedomyes · 21 replies · 957+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Dec 15 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Now for those in northern Illinois, welcome to the area becoming stigmatized for a very, very long time.
  • IL: Critics bash (Democrat Governor) Quinn on early release of inmates

    12/14/2009 7:30:25 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 390+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/14/09 | John O'Connor - ap
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Critics heaped scorn on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday over a secret prison program that allowed hundreds of inmates — some violent offenders — to be released early, including some who only spent 11 days behind bars. An Associated Press report released Sunday showed that more than 850 inmates — including repeat drunk drivers, drug users and even people convicted of battery and weapons violations — were released early under the program since September. This happened because the Corrections Department abandoned a policy that all prisoners serve at least 61 days and gave inmates months of...
  • OJ Simpson beaten in prison

    12/07/2009 2:13:48 PM PST · by Main Street · 118 replies · 8,267+ views
    Drudge ^ | 12-7 | Drudge
    OJ Simpson beaten in prison, race incident, currently in hospital, sources claim... NATIONAL ENQUIRER to report details later in week... Developing...
  • OJ Simpson Beaten in Prison

    12/07/2009 3:56:54 PM PST · by The Big Feed · 5 replies · 1,690+ views
    The Big Feed ^ | December 7, 2009 | Captain Thurston
    Regardless of why, this man deserves this, and many more. The headline on Drudge read: OJ Simpson beaten in prison, race incident, currently in hospital, sources claim... NATIONAL ENQUIRER to report details later in week... Developing... This report, from last July, claims OJ was terrified that his cellmate would murder him:
  • Bristol Sheriff Still wants Inmates to Pay ( Rent,haircuts,medical visits etc.)

    11/02/2009 5:03:27 PM PST · by kellynla · 6 replies · 443+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | November 1, 2009 | staff
    Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson’s controversial program to charge inmates for rent, haircuts, medical visits and high school equivalency tests raised $750,000, but outraged inmate advocates who said the fees violated their constitutional rights and amounted to an unlawful tax. Five years after a judge struck down the program - ruling that county sheriffs do not have the authority to charge such fees - Hodgson is reviving the proposal. The state’s highest court will hear arguments in Hodgson’s appeal today. When he initially imposed the fees in 2002, Hodgson said he believed they could help teach inmates to accept responsibility...
  • Blacks in U.S. drawn to Islam despite radicals

    10/31/2009 9:42:05 PM PDT · by bogusname · 13 replies · 775+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 31, 2009 | Jesse Washington
    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 Mr. Jackson, who studies the Navy at the National Academy of Science in Washington. "You're going to be judged." Mr. Jackson's struggle may have gotten harder when the FBI on Wednesday raided a Detroit-area warehouse used by a Muslim group. The FBI said the group's leader preached hate against the government, trafficked in stolen...
  • The Movie That Just Keeps Changing Lives (now being shown in prison)

    10/31/2009 1:57:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies · 1,205+ views
    NC Register ^ | October 31, 2009 | STEVE WEATHERBE
    LOS ANGELES — Like many of Jason Jones’ best ideas, this one came in the middle of the night.A member of the production team that put out the pro-life hit movie of 2006, Bella, Jones’ previous nocturnal brainstorm had instigated Bella Hero, a campaign devoted to putting a copy of the film in the hands of every visitor to a crisis-pregnancy center in the United States. Next came Bella on Campus, which raises funds to pay for college screenings.Now, because of a chance meeting with a New York City beggar, drug addict and ex-con to whom he had given...
  • FBI: Radical Islamist Group Ruled by Inmate in "Supermax" Jail

    10/30/2009 8:22:07 AM PDT · by opentalk · 105 replies · 3,947+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | October 29, 2009 | John McCormack
    From the FBI press release on last night’s Dearborn, MI raid-turned-shootout that left radical Imam Luqman Ameen Abdullah, aka Christopher Thomas dead: Abdullah was the leader of part of a group that calls themselves Ummah (“the brotherhood”), a group of mostly African-American converts to Islam, which seeks to establish a separate Sharia-law governed state within the United States. The Ummah is ruled by Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, formerly known as H. Rapp Brown, who is serving a state sentence in USP Florence, CO, ADMAX, for the murder of two police officers in Georgia.Interesting to note the active tense used in the...
  • Blacks still drawn to Islam despite FBI raids

    10/30/2009 10:57:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 554+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 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...
  • 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.