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  • U.S. Supreme Court again rejects Rod Blagojevich appeal

    04/16/2018 8:17:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jason Meisner
    The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He's scheduled to be released in 2024. Blagojevich's lawyers had wanted the high court to take up his case to make clear what constitutes illegal political fundraising. They argued that politicians are vulnerable to prosecution because the line between what's allowed and what's illegal is blurry.His convictions included trying to extort a children's hospital for contributions and seeking...
  • Hefty prison sentence for Park Geun-hye, ex-President of South Korea (24 years, $16.8 million)

    04/06/2018 3:47:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/05/18
    <p>SEOUL, South Korea -- Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The conviction, which she can appeal, is the latest hit in a dramatic fall for South Korea's first female president.</p>
  • Louisiana House passes bill to expand use of state prisoner labor

    04/02/2018 5:36:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 4/2/18 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The Louisiana House of Representatives voted 75-7 to potentially expand the use of state inmate labor by the government Monday (April 2). The legislation generated no debate from lawmakers on the House floor, but all seven lawmakers who voted against the bill are African American Democrats. House Bill 84 would allow the governor to authorize prisoners to do work other than custodial duties at the Department of Corrections headquarters in Baton Rouge. Officials are currently using prisoners to build a fence around the building, among other things, and it's "unclear" if inmates can be used for those jobs. Gov. John...
  • Palm Sunday Massacre’ killer quietly freed from prison

    04/01/2018 8:07:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies ^ | 3/31/18 | Shawn Cohen, Aaron Feis and Larry Celona
    The fiend behind one of the most infamous mass shootings in city history — the “Palm Sunday Massacre” that left eight children and two young moms dead in Brooklyn in 1984 — has been quietly released from an upstate prison. Christopher Thomas slaughtered the innocents in an East New York apartment on a rainy Palm Sunday — the blood-soaked culmination of a beef with the home’s owner, convicted cocaine dealer Enrique ­Bermudez. Thomas, now 68, was released nearly three months ago and is ­believed to be living in Queens. “He doesn’t deserve to be on the street . . . He killed...
  • Tarrant County woman sentenced to five years in prison for illegally voting in 2016

    03/29/2018 3:25:33 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 03/29/18 | Mitch Mitchelle
    A judge sentenced a Rendon woman to five years in prison Wednesday for voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election while she was on supervised release from a 2011 fraud conviction. Crystal Mason, 43, waived her right to a jury trial and chose to have state District Judge Ruben Gonzalez assess her sentence. J. Warren St. John, her defense attorney, said after the verdict was rendered that an appeal had already been filed and he is hopeful his client will soon be released on bond. "I find it amazing that the government feels she made this up," St. John told...
  • Japan Is So Broke That Its Prisons Are Full Of 80+ Year Old ‘Felons’

    03/22/2018 11:08:53 AM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    Sovereign Man ^ | 3-22-2018 | Simon Black
    Mrs. F.’ was 84 years old the first time she ever went to prison. Her crime? Petty shoplifting. She stole rice, strawberries, and cold medicine. She served her time. Got released. Then shoplifted again so that she’d go back to prison. She’s now 89 years old serving out another 2 ˝ year sentence, not too far away from where I am right now, at a women’s prison about 60 miles outside of Tokyo. Did you know? You can receive all our actionable articles straight to your email inbox... Click here to signup for our Notes from the Field newsletter. She’s...
  • In Spain, two rappers heading to prison for “insulting the King”

    03/19/2018 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Hot ^ | March 19, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Lately, whenever we’ve wound up covering stories out of Spain, they’ve been related to the Catalan independence movement. Today, however, the lens swings away from that region and back to Madrid. There was a concert held there recently by various artists including a rap musician named Josep Miquel Arenas, better known as Valtonyc. The show was informally considered a “farewell performance” because, barring success in a last minute appeal, Arenas is heading off to prison for a few years. His crime? He insulted the king, among other things. (WaPo) The headliner tonight was Josep Miquel Arenas, 24, the artist known...
  • Transgender visitor at a prison files lawsuit after she was ordered by guards to remove her...

    03/14/2018 9:06:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Mar 15, 2018 | ap
    FULL TITLE: Transgender visitor at a prison files lawsuit after she was ordered by guards to remove her underwear because a screening machine detected 'unknown object' in her pants A transgender woman who tried to visit her incarcerated brother has filed a federal lawsuit claiming that Louisiana prison officers ordered her to remove her underwear and show her genitals before she could leave the facility. Donald Nelson, a 48-year-old New Orleans resident who goes by the name 'China,' said in the complaint filed Tuesday that officers at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola insisted on searching her vehicle after she refused...
  • World's 'Most Hated CEO' Gets 7 Years In Prison

    03/09/2018 11:15:26 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 16 replies ^ | 03-09-2018 | David
    Martin Shkreli isn’t challenging the government any longer. The ‘Pharma Bro’ fraudster convicted of misleading investors to the tune of $10.4 million—has just been sentenced to 7 years in prison. Journalists in the courtroom, reporting on Twitter, said the judge thought Shkreli was truly remorseful now, but that a minimal sentence would not serve to deter him from future fraud. Prosecutors had been seeking a 15-year prison sentence. Not long ago, he put a bounty on Hillary Clinton’s hair. Two weeks ago, he was still arrogant and challenging the government, crying ‘conspiracy’. Last week, he started begging for mercy. Today,...
  • 76 Reoffend So Far After Louisiana Mass Prison Release

    02/20/2018 12:57:19 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 15 replies
    I haven't figured out FR yet ^ | February 20, 2018 | Charles Fain Lehman
    After being released under Louisiana's criminal justice reforms, 76 former state incarcerees have been rearrested for crimes ranging from parole offenses and bank fraud to aggravated assault and armed robbery. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards's office was quick to emphasize that these 76 constituted a small percentage of the 1,900 offenders who were released late last year, the Shreveport Times reported. A spokesperson told the Times that "the vast majority… [are] living up to the terms and conditions of their release." That release was a product of the Louisiana Justice Reinvestment Act (LJRA), a 10 bill package passed last November...
  • San Quentin staffer made me a sex slave, murderer says. He’s awarded $65,000

    02/07/2018 12:45:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | Matier & Ross
    The #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and abuse has taken an unusual gender and geographic turn, with a convicted murderer in San Quentin State Prison being awarded $65,000 in damages by a federal jury after being turned into a “sex slave” by a female prison staffer. “This type of claim probably would not have been taken as seriously five years ago, but now people are willing to challenge authority and take into account the claims of people dispossessed by society,” said Ben Rothstein, an attorney at San Francisco’s high-powered Keker, Van Nest & Peters law firm who, with co-counsel Julia...
  • Illegals commit crimes at double the rate of native-born: Study

    02/01/2018 2:33:48 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    The crime rate among illegal immigrants in Arizona is twice that of other residents, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Friday, citing a new report based on conviction data. The report, from the Crime Prevention Research Center, used a previously untapped set of data from Arizona that detailed criminal convictions and found that illegal immigrants between 15 and 35 are less than 3 percent of the state’s population, but nearly 8 percent of its prison population.
  • Conviction data show illegal immigrants commit more crimes than native-born Americans: study

    02/01/2018 2:31:46 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 28, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A report based on conviction data suggests that illegal immigrants in Arizona commit crimes at twice the rate of other residents. According to the report from the Crime Prevention Research Center, illegal immigrants between ages 15 and 35 account for 3 percent of Arizona’s population but make up approximately 8 percent of the prison population, the Washington Times reported.
  • Brilliant Strategery – DOJ and FBI Demand Access To Nunes Memo While Making Wrong Assumptions….

    01/25/2018 3:14:15 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 73 replies ^ | 1/24/18 | sundance
    Stunning development. But Things Are Not What They Seem ! You’ve likely begun to hear about this letter from DOJ to Devin Nunes. Please read it and evaluate. Important Tip: Notice the DOJ/FBI are referencing the Nunes Memo from a perspective of they know what the underlying documents are:
  • Chasing Hillary memoir will detail 10 years of reporting on Hillary Clinton

    01/23/2018 12:23:51 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | January 22, 2018 | by DAVID CANFIELD
    This April, Harper will publish Chasing Hillary, a new political memoir from New York Times writer-at-large Amy Chozick, EW can confirm exclusively. The book will provide a remarkably intimate and deeply personal portrait of Hillary Clinton as she withstood two dramatic losses for the presidency. Chozick’s book is the result of a decade’s worth of reporting on the former U.S. Secretary of State. Chozick’s front-row seat to Clinton’s presidential campaign implosion in 2008 led to her getting assigned the “Hillary Beat” through to 2016, when she’d once again face a painful defeat, this time in the general election to Donald...
  • As Small Riots Rage at Coalinga State Hospital, Details Begin to Emerge (Pornography)

    01/23/2018 11:24:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | January 17, 2018 | RORY APPLETON
    Patients at Coalinga State Hospital remained on lockdown Tuesday as a few details began to emerge about violent protests that have erupted since new rules restricting the use of personal electronic devices were put into place. Since it started this lockdown, the California Department of State Hospitals has released little information on what caused the lockdown, how that cause is being addressed or how long it will be in place and did not respond to The Bee’s questions by deadline Tuesday. On Tuesday, the Associated Press reported that Department of State Hospital officials cited lawsuit testimony claiming that a “porn...
  • Owner Financing...60,000 SF former prison in Northeast Colorado (craigslist)

    01/01/2018 5:49:55 PM PST · by dynachrome · 28 replies
    craigslist ^ | 12-17 | repurposed materials/idustrial thrift store
    Property Size: 60,000 Sq Ft on 7 acres Property History: This facility was built in the mid-1980's. The last female inmates left in 2010. The property has been unoccupied this 2010. Property Blueprints and Aerial Photo: attached Property Highlights: High security facility 8" Precast Concrete Construction on Walls, Ceiling, and Floor (This facility is designed to withstand an F5 tornado) 4" Water Line 3-phase Electric Emergency generator Wet fire sprinkler system Property is located in an industrial park in Brush Brush, CO Highlights: Located on I-76 just one hour drive northeast of Denver and Denver Int'l Airport Major agriculture region...
  • Why Hillary Clinton Needs To Go To Prison In 2018

    01/01/2018 3:22:21 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    TAD ^ | 1-1-2018 | Michael Snider
    In the United States, nobody is supposed to be above the law, and that includes our elected officials. If top politicians are permitted to break the law over and over again and get away with it, that sends an absolutely terrible message to everyone else in our society, and it threatens the legitimacy of our entire system of justice. Hillary Clinton has been caught red-handed mishandling classified documents, it appears that she greatly betrayed our nation during the Uranium One deal, evidence has emerged that she has committed gross violations of campaign finance law, and the very deep corruption at...
  • Nearly 95 Percent of Foreign Nationals in Federal Prison Are Illegal Aliens

    12/23/2017 4:08:07 AM PST · by smileyface · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | John Binderr
    The vast majority of foreign nationals sitting in American federal prisons are illegal aliens, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealed in a year-end report. According to newly released data, nearly 95 percent of all foreign nationals in DOJ custody are illegal aliens in the U.S. In total, there are 58,766 known or suspected foreign nationals in federal prisons at the end of the 2017 Fiscal Year. This includes 39,455 foreign nationals who are in Bureau of Prisons (BOP) custody and 19,311 foreign nationals under U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) supervision. Of the nearly 60,000...
  • Another Christmas coming with Wendell Brown still in Chinese prison

    12/22/2017 11:40:25 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 4 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec. 21, 2017 | Dan Wetzel
    DETROIT — A little over six weeks ago, UCLA basketball players LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley were arrested in China for shoplifting, setting off an international incident. With considerable politicking, they were quickly released from detention to their luxury hotel [snip] Except to Wendell Brown, and other Americans like him, who still sit in Chinese jails awaiting even a verdict or resolution of their cases. [snip] Wendell Brown, 31, played football at Detroit King High School, Ball State and in the CFL. In 2015, he moved to Chongqing, China, to coach in an American football league, teach English...