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  • A new calling for jailed criminals - telemarketing

    09/28/2009 7:45:38 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 20 replies · 906+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 28, 2009 | Joe Hildebrand
    CONVICTED criminals are being employed as telemarketers to cold-call people as part of a radical new prison employment program. But those called will have no idea they are talking to an inmate and the State Government will not say which organisations are using the convicts as part of a confidentiality deal. The program is designed to prepare women prisoners from Windsor's low and medium-security Dillwynia Correctional Centre for life on the outside, training them for work and stopping them from reoffending. However it is also being used as a low-cost way for companies to get cheap telemarketing work and for...
  • Jogging Song Offends Relatives of Inmates

    12/05/2005 8:16:33 AM PST · by Calpernia · 15 replies · 295+ views
    1010 WINS ^ | Dec 5, 2005 10:07 am US/Eastern
    Relatives of Cape May County Jail inmates say a song the was sung by police recruits was not music to their ears. More than 50 recruits and their trainers jogged in formation past the jail last week singing: "Jailbirds, jailbirds, look and see. You're locked up and we're free.'' Relatives, who were in the jail parking lot, say they were shocked. Jail officials don't believe any inmates heard the chant. Freeholder Bob Sheets tells The Press of Atlantic City the simple thing would be to find another song or stop singing. Sheets spoke to the county's public safety training center's...
  • Code PINK Leaders Leave Comrades In Jail, Fail To Do Jail Solidarity With Followers

    10/02/2005 8:30:48 AM PDT · by Doctor Raoul · 15 replies · 858+ views
    IndyMedia Interview With Jodie Evans
    Go to http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/130519/index.php and download the interview. One of Code PINK's leaders, Jodie Evans, complains about how long it took to process all the people arrested with Cindy Sheehan at the White House. Then she admits that she TOOK OFF when she was released at midnight rather than observe "Jail Solidarity" with the people the march leaders asked to participate. In the extremist world of far-left protest there are sacraments and rituals. Jail Solidarity is High Mass for them and Jodie disrespected all those who showed support when getting arrested, but she didn't support them. She took off for her...
  • Black Panthers in Morristown, NJ? Stay tuned

    07/09/2003 7:18:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 22 replies · 492+ views
    Black Panthers in Morristown? Stay tuned 06/05/2003 MORRISTOWN - The 1960s may have ended more than 30 years ago, but a distant name from that age - the Black Panthers - could be rejuvenated in Morristown. Abbett Avenue resident William Riley, claiming to be a member of the New Black Panther Party, came to last Tuesday's Town Council meeting to tell council members young people feel harassed by police when they walk around Morristown, notably in the predominantly black and Latino Second Ward. He warned council that police misconduct would be met with "maximum physical retaliation." Riley, 31, told the...
  • Jailed Traficant Gets 15 Percent

    11/06/2002 9:49:55 AM PST · by Registered · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Guardian-UK ^ | 11.06.02 | Guardian
    Jailed Traficant Gets 15 Percent Wednesday November 6, 2002 4:30 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s fight to take back his House seat came up short Tuesday - but he did manage to attract more than 27,000 votes in a campaign from his Pennsylvania prison cell. Traficant, who was expelled from the House in July and is serving eight years in federal prison on bribery and racketeering convictions, was running as an independent from behind bars. He finished third in Tuesday's voting, grabbing 15 percent of the vote. Democrat Tim Ryan won. ``The biggest...