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  • Obama promise (executive order) to close Guantánamo prison unfulfilled

    01/13/2012 5:36:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/11/12 | Jeremy Herb
    Obama promise to close Guantánamo prison unfulfilledBy Jeremy Herb - 01/11/12 08:32 PM ET The 10th anniversary of the Guantánamo Bay prison was marked with protests Wednesday, as closing the controversial detention facility remains a promise unfulfilled for President Obama. Obama campaigned on closing the facility in Cuba and, in one of his first actions as president, issued an executive order calling for it to be dismantled within one year. But as he enters the final year of his first term, human-rights groups are dismayed that the end of Guantánamo is nowhere in sight. While he remains committed to closing...
  • Watching TV on my PC (vanity)

    12/17/2011 6:10:09 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 27 replies
    Former Fetus
    Every so often I want to watch some TV program in my PC. Ok, it usually is football! When I google "this game lifestream" I usually get lots of sites from where I can download something for free that will allow me to watch the game. But I don't know anything about that site, how safe it is... Does any body have any recommendations? At least, does someone know how I can watch the Denver-New England game tomorrow? Thanks
  • Auburn Correctional Facility wedding first for prison system (NYS inmates get gay marriages)

    12/13/2011 6:18:04 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 22 replies
    The Auburn Citizen ^ | Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 3:30 am | Justin Murphy
    AUBURN — Marriage equality in New York passed another landmark Monday, as an Auburn Correctional Facility inmate married his boyfriend in the state’s first same-sex marriage ceremony behind bars. The inmate, 31-year-old Ronald Cook, married 34-year-old Marc Rodriguez, a former Auburn inmate, in a simple civil ceremony Monday morning. The two men met in the prison in 2002, Rodriguez said....
  • Blagojevich prison facts

    12/08/2011 7:01:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies ^ | Dec 8, 2011
  • Guards open fire during California State Prison riot in Sacramento

    12/07/2011 5:08:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/7/11 | Staff
    Sacramento - US prison guards have shot some prisoners while breaking up a fight involving 50 inmates at a California prison, corrections officials say. Inmates stabbed each other during the fight, and some employees suffered minor injuries as they intervened. The outbreak was in a maximum security area of the California State Prison, Sacramento. About 50 inmates were involved and an unknown number of staff were injured, said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. "We don't have a firm number yet. At least nine inmates have been transported to local hospitals for treatment of...
  • Facing their last moments with a smile: The Chinese women about to be executed for drug smuggling

    12/05/2011 1:08:50 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 61 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5th December 2011 | By Rick Dewsbury
    A young woman sits cross-legged on the ground laughing playfully as she is fed a lychee. Another plays cards in pair of baggy pink pyjamas. The moving images could show any group of young women as they go about their daily lives in prison. But just hours - and in some cases minutes - after the pictures were taken, each of the four women were led into a concrete yard and executed.
  • Perv lags getting paid to do rehab (UK pedophiles paid wages in prison to attend treatment classes)

    11/26/2011 5:46:31 AM PST · by Stoat · 6 replies
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | November 26, 2011 | John Kay
    EXCLUSIVE    Perv lags getting paid to do rehab Fury at paedo jail ‘bribes’   Courses ... inmates can even pick up the cash by not attending the sessions   JAILED paedophiles are being PAID to take courses inside to stop them offending. Under prison rules, sick inmates who attend "offender behaviour programmes" get wages the same as if they have a job in jail. They can even pick up the cash by NOT attending the sessions — if they show they were willing to go but there were no spaces available. Last night Lyn Costello, of campaigning group Mothers Against...
  • 'Shawshank' Prison Becomes Wedding Hot Spot

    11/25/2011 2:04:06 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 23 replies · 1+ views
    WLWT ^ | 11-25-11 | AP
    MANSFIELD, Ohio -- The old, imposing prison in Ohio where the movie "The Shawshank Redemption" was filmed has become a hot spot for weddings and hosts an annual bridal show. What was once known as the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield is all booked up for weddings through the end of 2012 and has begun taking reservations for 2013. The bridal show is called "Glamour in the Slammer" and is in its fifth year.
  • Angry landlord crushed mobile home while tenants fled, deputies report

    11/23/2011 7:58:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies ^ | Nov. 23, 2011 | Henry Pierson Curtis
    Landlord John Miller will miss Thanksgiving at home this year after what may be Central Florida's first case of eviction rage ending in attempted-murder charges. Miller remains held without bail in the Orange County Jail after crushing a mobile home with a large front-end loader while a terrified child cowered inside as a woman tried to save her, according to Sheriff's Office records. "Good, then I got what I wanted," Miller, 51, said after deputies told him the roof had collapsed and the small trailer was uninhabitable. The attack began Tuesday afternoon on West Ponkan Road near Apopka when 911...
  • Tony Rezko sentenced to 10.5 years in prison (wow!)

    11/22/2011 9:17:22 AM PST · by STARWISE · 114 replies · 2+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-22-11 | Natasha Korecki
    A federal judge sentenced Tony Rezko to 10 1/2 years in prison Tuesday, describing his actions under Rod Blagojevich’s tenure as “selfish and corrupt.” Rezko has already served about 44 months. His daughter burst into tears at hearing the sentence. U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said she found it offensive that Rezko put at risk the Teachers’ Retirement System by scheming for kickbacks with a board member in 2004. “You put their retirements at risk for your own greed and your own thirst for power,” St. Eve said. A pale, thin Rezko gave a brief statement before he learned...
  • Teen killers Machacek and Stamper still serving life sentences for 1987 shooting

    11/14/2011 12:28:06 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 11 replies ^ | 11-13-2011 | Kyle Feldscher
    Six teenagers were convicted of murder in Washtenaw County and sent to prison for life without the opportunity for parole, but county officials recall the most controversial and gruesome as the one involving the killing of a 13-year-old girl who thought she might have been pregnant.Christopher Machacek and Steven Stamper were just 16 years old when they picked up 13-year-old Mary Ann Hulbert in Stamper’s Ford Bronco from her Canton Township home, drove her to a field in Superior Township, blindfolded her and shot her to death because of the pregnancy scare.The two boys were later tried as adults —...
  • Warning Graphic: Judge William Adams beats daughter for using the internet

    11/01/2011 7:42:48 PM PDT · by bad company · 92 replies · 1+ views
    youtube ^ | hillary adams This video needs to go viral. It's very tough to watch though.
  • U.S. Government Seeks to Create Website Ban List

    10/28/2011 5:14:47 PM PDT · by Publius2012 · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The New American ^ | Thursday, 27 October 2011 | Written by Raven Clabough
    U.S. Government Seeks to Create Website Ban List Written by Raven Clabough Thursday, 27 October 2011 16:23 The U.S. House of Representatives recently introduced a “rogue websites” bill that has managed to attract bipartisan support even though it would force Internet Service Providers to create a list of banned websites and prevent users of those websites from accessing their sites. The list is all too similar to the “ban lists” that are found in China. reports: “US lawmakers introduced a bill on Wednesday that would give US authorities more tools to crack down on websites accused of piracy of...
  • Drug Business in Bannu Central Prison involved person beaten harshly

    10/23/2011 5:04:39 AM PDT · by musarratullah ^ | 22 october | MusarratUllahJan
    Peshawar — Seven prisoners of Bannu District Prison have been beatenby jail staff and now they are locked in death cells even though they were in trial. Theprisoners were shifted from Kohat Central Jail to Bannu Jail, because the managementof the prison is now shifting the militants and Taliban linked prisoners to differentprisons in KP Province. Now the Kohat Central Prison will be used only formilitants and other prisoners will shifted to Bannu and D.I.Khan prison. According to Bannu Prisonsources, seven prisoners detained by forces in FCR were shifted one weekbefore to Bannu District Jail. Where these prisoner were found,...
  • Herman Cain in New Interview: Abortion Should Not be Legal

    10/21/2011 12:45:12 PM PDT · by julieee · 43 replies ^ | October 21, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Herman Cain in New Interview: Abortion Should Not be Legal Washington, DC -- Herman Cain has given a new interview in which he explains his pro-life views on abortion and gives some insight as to why he made some "pro-choice" sounding comments in a CNN interview this week.
  • San Francisco police gaffes good for prison realignment plans

    10/21/2011 1:28:46 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | October 21, 2011 | Ari Burack
    Two drug-related police scandals inadvertently have helped The City prepare for an influx of inmates under the state’s recently implemented prison realignment plan. The inmate population at San Francisco’s jails dropped sharply in early 2010 after the Police Department’s drug lab scandal came to light and again this year after allegations began surfacing about police misconduct during drug raids at residential hotels, Sheriff’s Department statistics show. By Oct. 3, when courts began redirecting prisoners convicted of minor offenses to county jails instead of state prisons, San Francisco jails were running at just 60 percent of capacity. “The crime lab fiasco,...
  • Report: Worsening Conditions Eased Deal

    10/18/2011 2:54:16 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/11
    One factor that made the Shalit exchange deal possible was Israel’s crackdown on Hamas prisoners, Channel 2 news reported Tuesday. The worsening of conditions led to pressure on the Hamas leadership to sign a deal quickly, according to the report. Another factor was Hamas’ understanding that Israel did not intend to give in regarding the release of terrorist leaders, or the deportation of select murderers to foreign countries.
  • Ukraine Court Sentences Tymoshenko To Seven Years In Jail (former PM)

    10/11/2011 7:12:57 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Ukraine Court Sentences Tymoshenko To Seven Years In Jail A police officer tries to calm Yulia Tymoshenko as she reacts to the verdict. Last updated (GMT/UTC): 11.10.2011 14:08 By RFE/RL KYIV -- Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been jailed for seven years and penalized tens of millions of dollars over abuse-of-office charges in a verdict the European Union says could have "profound implications" for relations. The accusations stem from a 2009 natural-gas deal Tymoshenko signed with Russia. Judge Rodion Kireyev said Tymoshenko's actions had caused the state damages amounting to 1.5 billion hryvna (some $190 million) and he...
  • Muslim lawsuit, response rile Ohio pork industry

    10/05/2011 11:15:19 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A decision by Ohio officials to remove all pork products from prison menus in response to a lawsuit by Muslim inmates is not sitting well with the state's pork producers and processors. Both promise action of their own, including a possible counter lawsuit, to address what they consider an unfair and illogical decision.
  • Feds revise medical rules for transgender inmates

    10/05/2011 9:05:01 AM PDT · by madprof98 · 11 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 10/5/11 | Lisa Leff
    SAN FRANCISCO — Transgender inmates who did not begin treatment prior to entering federal custody can now receive hormones, specialized mental health counseling and possibly gender reassignment surgery while they are in prison, according to new rules adopted by the U.S. Bureau of Prisons as part of a court settlement. A May 31 memo issued to wardens at the nation's 116 federal prisons and made public by gay rights groups in announcing the settlement Friday states, "current, accepted standards of care" will be applied to inmates who believe they are the wrong gender. Under the bureau's previous policy, issued in...