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  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 47 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    TUCSON, - A U.S. study indicates cigarettes are being replaced as currency among state prisoners by another highly-coveted item -- instant ramen noodles. Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, said ramen noodles are on the rise as a form of currency among male inmates in U.S. state prisons due to cost-cutting measures leading to a drop in food quality and quantity. Gibson-Light, who is due to present his study at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said the rise of ramen has less to do with the popularity of tobacco...
  • UK prisons: Staff afraid to stand up to jihadis for fear of being labeled “racist”

    08/22/2016 11:25:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    Wardens in prisons in the UK (and throughout the West) are failing “to stop jihadi poison spreading in jails: Staff face being labelled racist if they stand up to hate preachers.” Calling out jihadist doctrine renders one a so-called “islamophobe,” and this label — intended to browbeat the infidel — must be fully resisted. UK prisons today show why: this label is enabling jihad activity. In America, it’s no different, as federal prisons are described by experts as “breeding grounds” for terrorists. The implications are severe…. “Prisons have long been criticized for a culture that can make some inmates more...
  • In U.S. Jails, a Constitutional Clash Over Air-Conditioning

    08/16/2016 11:46:38 AM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | ALAN BLINDER
    In places like Louisiana and Texas, sweltering states where elected officials cherish tough-on-crime credentials, it is politically poisonous to be perceived as coddling prisoners. And many officials simply say that temperatures are not anywhere near as dire as prisoners and their lawyers claim. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which is facing an array of lawsuits over the issue of jail temperatures, including a class-action case, said in a statement that “the well-being of staff and offenders is a top priority for the agency and we remain committed to making sure that both are safe during the...
  • North Carolina man freed after 28 years in prison

    08/12/2016 12:46:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | BBC
    A North Carolina man who spent 28 years in prison on murder charges has been released after a judge ruled his trial was unfair. Authorities will now consider whether Johnny Small, 43, should face a second trial in the 1988 murder of Pam Dreher. Judge W Douglas Parsons ruled that there was not enough evidence to convict Small. He also found that during the 1989 trial witnesses lied and police withheld key evidence. On his first night in nearly 30 years outside of prison, Small slept on a cousin's sofa. After years of sleeping in cell, he preferred sleeping in...
  • Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks

    08/05/2016 6:43:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | AUG 4, 2016 | DAN NOYES
    I-TEAM Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks VIDEO AND IMAGE AT ABC7 By Dan Noyes Thursday, August 04, 2016 07:11PM SAN FRANCISCO -- An urgent bulletin is going out to law enforcement Wednesday, warning of a new threat of attacks against officers on the street and in prisons. It has to do with what's called Black August. A reporter for KGO-TV - KABC's sister station in San Francisco - obtained the bulletin from a law enforcement source. The bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Sacramento Intelligence Unit and the FBI's National Gang Intelligence Center warns of...
  • Non-violent drug offender commutes the sentences of 214 non-violent drug offenders

    08/04/2016 8:45:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/16 | Robert Laurie
    'Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow' Barack Obama is, rather famously, a non-violent drug offender. In his youth, he roamed Hawaii with the Choom Gang and indulged in the local fare. As he wrote in his book, Dreams of my Father: I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though—Mickey, my potentional intiator had been just a little too eager for me to go through with that.
  • Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence

    08/03/2016 11:04:58 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 29 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 serving life sentences. The White House says it's the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. The commutations bring to 562 the total number of sentences Obama has shortened. The White House says that's more than the past nine presidents combined. Almost 200 of those who have benefited were serving life sentences. White House counsel Neil Eggleston says Obama will continue granting clemency to more inmates...
  • Hillary hit Hard (Iowa parade showcases Clinton in prison... )

    08/03/2016 9:03:12 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    Daily Times Harold ^ | 02 AUG 16 | Mathew Rezab
    Hillary hit hard August 2, 2016 Arcadia It was a typical summer celebration in small-town Iowa. The sun was shining on children carrying bags full of candy as the Arcadia Fire Department was celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday with a parade, a party in the park and a big water fight that would serve as the grand finale. A young blond boy, no more than 8 years old, ran out into the street near the intersection of West Center and South Gault streets because one float was handing out water balloons. The child grabbed his balloon, took aim and...
  • 'Make My Day' Law Shields Prison Cell Killer

    07/06/2016 6:26:54 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 23 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | Emma Gannon
    DENVER (CN) — Citing the state's "Make My Day" law, which immunizes the use of force to protect one's dwelling, a Colorado appeals court found that the same logic shields inmates who stab fellow prisoners to death.     As its name suggests, Colorado's "Make My Day" statute draws inspiration from the famous line Clint Eastwood delivers as Dirty Harry in the film "Sudden Impact."     Antero Alaniz, who is already serving life without parole for a 2005 conviction, invoked the law when he was charged for the 2011 murder of a fellow inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility.     State records show that Alaniz, 36, has since...
  • Teen killer’s story inspires push to change Tenn. law

    07/04/2016 10:10:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    MSN/USA Today ^ | July 5 2016 | Anita Wadhwani
    NASHVILLE — When she was just 16, Cyntoia Brown climbed into a pickup truck with a stranger, drove to his home, got into his bed — then shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun as he lay naked beside her. Brown, now 28, is serving a life sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women for the murder of Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent.
  • Why I Can't Stand Orange is the New Black's Author Piper Kerman

    06/29/2016 5:39:05 PM PDT · by InHisService · 49 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 6-29-16 | Mary Kirchhoff
    Why I Can’t Stand Author Piper Kerman of Orange is the New Black Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black was a best seller several years ago, which spawned a popular Netflix T.V. series of the same name. Less than 50 pages into the book I couldn’t stand her. Her behavior and attitude later in the book confirmed that feeling. The actual charge she does time for doesn’t bother me nearly as much as what kind of person Piper is – and isn’t. Among other things, Piper Kerman is a self-centered elitist snob, and I straight up do not like...
  • U.S. Spends More on Medical Care for Inmates than Seniors, Veterans, Military Personnel

    06/21/2016 4:46:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21, 2016
    President Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that there’s an extra special place in his heart for incarcerated criminals, but this is a bit much. The administration spends a lot more money on the medical care of jailed convicts than retired seniors on Medicare, active U.S. military personnel or veterans, including an extra $100 million in one year alone, according to a federal audit released this month. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) consistently pays outside doctors and hospitals more to treat inmates than Medicare or other federal agencies would pay for the same services, according to the report which is the...
  • Martha Stewart: Prison TV Was on 'BET at All Times,' 'Had to Get Up Early to Watch News'

    06/09/2016 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 8, 2016 | Monica Sanchez
    Martha Stewart says Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” pales in comparison to “the real thing.” In an interview with comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, Stewart spoke fondly of her time in women's federal prison. "When you live through something like 'Orange is the New Black' ... the real characters are better," said Stewart, who served five months behind bars in 2004 to 2005 for insider trading. She conceded that she does not watch the Netflix series, premiering its fourth season on June 17. “Too close to home?” Handler asked. “Well, no. It’s not as good as the...
  • Trump calls for Clinton to be jailed

    06/02/2016 9:53:04 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 171 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 12:27 AM ET, Fri June 3, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Trump calls for Clinton to be jailed By Jeremy Diamond, CNN Updated 12:27 AM ET, Fri June 3, 2016 San Jose, California (CNN)Donald Trump on Thursday called for his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to be imprisoned. "I will say this, Hillary Clinton has got to go to jail," Trump told supporters here as he slammed Clinton's foreign policy speech earlier in the day in which Clinton called Trump dangerous and "temperamentally unfit" to be president. "Folks, honestly, she's guilty as hell," Trump said of the Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state....
  • Not All The Bad Guys Are Behind Bars

    05/29/2016 8:19:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/16 | Dave Merrick
    If the founders could see the leader we have, and how vulnerable to collapse we are at present, they would weep A while back I was invited to tour a newly opened maximum-security prison. My host, an upper echelon officer of the state’s Department of Corrections, drove me to the big gate at the multi-facility prison grounds. Along the way were a half-dozen subsequent checkpoints with mirrored, bulletproof windows that housed the vaguely-silhouetted guards who monitored dozens of cameras. At the huge, brick and concrete ‘New Max’, we walked among twenty-foot-high cyclone and barbed-wire walls topped with concertina wire. The...
  • REGNERY: Why Are Liberals Anxious to Free Violent Criminals From Prison?

    05/16/2016 10:41:11 AM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2016 | Alfred S. Regnery
    Backers of the criminal justice reform bill pending in Congress are intent on reducing the population of the federal prisons. Their premise? Prisons are overflowing with minor drug offenders who have no reason to be incarcerated – “mass incarceration” is the term they like to use. As many have pointed out, that premise is a lie. Less than one percent of the federal prison population is there for drug possession, and most of those pled down from a more serious offense. But the left is intent on releasing prisoners anyway – mostly before their sentences run. Those to be let...
  • All the Fun Things Anders Breivik Can Do In His “Inhuman” Prison

    04/20/2016 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Apr. 20, 2016 | LUXE LOCKDOWN
    Mass murderer of children gets a computer, a Playstation, and his own kitchen—but that’s not enough for the Norway court that called his prison conditions “degrading.” A Norway court just ruled that the prison where mass-murderer Anders Breivik is being held violated his human rights—but the perks he enjoys at the Scandinavian lock-up are downright plush. On Wednesday, an Oslo district court awarded Breivik—who killed 77 people in a 2011 shooting spree, including 69 children at the Utoya summer camp—with 331,000 kroner (roughly $40,600) and a promise for improved living conditions. Ruling from a makeshift courtroom in the prison gym,...
  • Mass killer Anders Breivik's human rights breached in prison, court rules

    04/20/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 20, 2016 | Tim Hume and Olav Mellingsater, CNN
    Oslo, Norway (CNN) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has won part of his lawsuit against the state over his solitary confinement in a high-security prison, a court announced Wednesday. The Oslo district court found the 37-year-old's treatment in prison violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibiting "inhuman or degrading treatment," and ruled that his conditions must be eased. The court also ordered the government to pay legal costs of 331,000 kroner ($40,600) for the right-wing extremist, who killed 77 people in a shooting rampage and bombing attack in 2011.
  • Government builds first ever safe space

    04/14/2016 12:58:30 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    American Irony ^ | 4-14-16 | The Looking Spoon
    Responding to petitions and pleas of a minority of millennials who are as tired of being coddled as they are of being offended, the government has completed construction for the nation's first ever safe space. Constructed under the authority of an agency that was newly formed via an executive order by President Obama the Department of Understanding Millennials Better (DUMB) plans to open the 10,000 facility up to its first inhabitants in the coming weeks and already has a waiting list that is ten times that capacity. The facility will be known as "The Safe Space," or "the SS" for...
  • 'Affluenza' teen Ethan Couch tentatively ordered to serve 2 years in jail

    04/13/2016 10:04:59 AM PDT · by PROCON · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | April 13, 2016 | Jason Hanna
    A Texas judge ordered Wednesday that "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch spend 720 days in jail -- nearly two years -- as a condition for his continued probation for a 2013 fatal drunken-driving crash. However, the judge said he'd give the defense two weeks to make an argument against the order. "Nothing is set in stone, so I might reconsider," the judge said in a court hearing in the case in Tarrant County, Texas.
  • Aussie digger critical after savage attack by ISIS supporter inside NSW prison cell

    04/09/2016 8:06:41 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 26 replies
    7 News ^ | 10th April 2016
    A former soldier, who served in East Timor, is fighting for his life after a brutal attack by an ISIS supporter who was locked in the same prison cell of a New South Wales jail. The pair were placed together at Kempsey prison’s maximum security section, on the state’s Mid North Coast on Thursday morning, just a few hours before the unprovoked attack. It is believed the 18-year-old attacker choked the 40-year-old and carved ‘e4e’ into the front and back of the victim's head with a sharp object during the attack, to signify the group’s ‘eye for an eye’ torture...
  • Inmate serving life sentence for murder shot, killed while trying to escape prison unit (Arkansas)

    04/07/2016 12:40:05 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 33 replies
    Twitter ^ | 07 APR 16 | Brandon C Riddle
    A 41-year-old inmate at the Varner Unit was shot and killed Thursday while attempting to escape, according to a spokesman with the Arkansas Department of Correction. Spokesman Solomon Graves identified the inmate as Christopher Wilson of Saltillo. Wilson had been at the prison since 2003 after receiving a life sentence without parole for pleading guilty to two counts of capital murder, records show. Wilson entered the plea to avoid the death penalty in the December 2002 beating deaths of a woman and her 8-month-old son, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sept. 3, 2003. The husband of Pamela Kay Reed, 26, found...
  • What Photos Will Hillary Have On Her Cell Wall?

    04/06/2016 8:26:16 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 53 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/6/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What photos/drawings do you think Hillary Clinton will put up on the wall of her cell in prison? I think she'll have a photo of Sean Connery and a drawing by Barney Frank of some ducks.
  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Blagojevich appeal

    03/28/2016 11:39:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | March 28, 2016 | Jon Seidel
    The United States Supreme Court on Monday decided not to hear an appeal by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich. That decision was noted in a list of orders posted Monday on the court’s website.Blagojevich, 59, reported to a federal prison in Colorado four years ago to begin serving a 14­-year sentence. He was convicted of 18 counts over two trials. Among other things, he was accused of attempting to trade his power to appoint someone to a U.S. Senate seat — the one recently vacated by President Barack Obama — in exchange for personal benefits. A three-­judge appellate panel tossed...
  • Angry IDF veterans and other Israelis protest jailing of soldier

    03/28/2016 2:09:58 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 26/3/16
    Demonstrators waving posters, honking horns and yelling slogans gathered in Be’er Sheva Saturday night to protest against the arrest and jailing of an IDF soldier who shot and killed a terrorist who was apparently “neutralized” in Hebron last week. The protesters stood across from Prison No. 4 on Saturday night, where the soldier is incarcerated, according to Israeli radio. One of the protesters spoke with Channel 1 as other bystanders shot video with their cellphones, saying that he had served as a member of the Border Guard Police, and as a father of two combat soldiers,...
  • ACLU accuses Kentucky prison of illegal anti-gay mail ban

    03/23/2016 9:08:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2016 11:34 AM EDT
    The American Civil Liberties Union is challenging a ban on letters, magazines and other mail sent to inmates at a Kentucky prison that contains material with gay-related content, news reports said Wednesday. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Kentucky ACLU legal director William Sharp has written to the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex to object to a policy that prohibits prisoners from receiving items that “promote homosexuality.” …
  • Bill Clinton Trashes Obama: 'Awful Legacy of the Last Eight Years'

    03/21/2016 2:43:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 21, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    At an event today in Spokane, Washington, Bill Clinton called for putting "the awful legacy of the last 8 years behind us and the 7 years before that where we were practicing trickle down economics."
  • North Korea releases video it says shows crime that led American student to be sentenced 15 years

    03/18/2016 10:11:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/18/2016 | Neil Connor, Telegraph
    North Korea has released a grainy video that it claims shows American student Otto Warmbier attempting to steal a propaganda banner from a hotel — an accusation for which he received 15 years of hard labor. The short clip at the Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang shows an unidentifiable figure removing a sign from a wall before placing it on the floor. The banner in the hotel apparently says: "Let's arm ourselves strongly with Kim Jong Il patriotism," referring to the isolated state's leader who died in 2011. The short security-camera footage could not be verified, and the clip shows...
  • Hundreds turn out to hear Clinton in Tampa

    03/10/2016 3:11:56 PM PST · by mdittmar · 36 replies
    nbc-2 ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | nbc-2
    Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are campaigning for Democratic votes in Florida on Thursday. Hundreds of people turned out for a Clinton campaign stop in Tampa, where the former First Lady and current frontrunner appeared at the Ritz Ybor.Supporters began lining up at 7:30 a.m. and an extra screen was set up for an overflow crowd anxious to hear her message in her first Tampa appearance since a failed presidential campaign in 2008.The former secretary of state leads Sanders by a margin of 62 percent to 32 percent among likely Florida Democratic voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll...
  • Former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle binge eating in prison, already gained 30 pounds in three months

    Jared Fogle has not been eating fresh in prison — he’s already gained 30 pounds behind bars, according to a report. The sandwich-peddling pedophile has packed on the pounds in just three months thanks to his new prison diet: meals filled with sugar and fat. Jared Fogle has reported gained 30 pounds on his new prison diet. Joey Foley/Getty Images Jared Fogle has reported gained 30 pounds on his new prison diet. Fogle, the disgraced Subway spokesman who rose to fame after dropping 245 pounds eating a diet filled with sandwiches, has traded turkey and veggie subs for cakes and...
  • The FBI's Investigation of Clinton's Emails Makes Sanders the True Democratic Front-Runner

    02/29/2016 12:00:56 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | February 29, 2016 | by H.A. Goodman
    During my senior year in college, I applied to become an intern at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute. After passing a lengthy background check, I was given the lowest level security clearance. However, if I had been linked in any way to an ongoing law enforcement investigation, I'd never have been accepted even as an intern, and certainly would never have been given the lowest possible security clearance. Truth be told, you couldn't get a job at McDonalds if you were linked to an FBI investigation. Today, Hillary Clinton is linked to an ongoing FBI investigation, because she used...
  • 50 days, 55 shootings: Gangs blamed for Santa Ana's most violent week

    02/20/2016 5:17:42 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Orange County Register (CA) ^ | February 19, 2016 | By LOUIS CASIANO JR.
    SANTA ANA -- Three people died and two others, including a police officer, were wounded in a rash of shootings across the city this week, underscoring what the police chief on Friday called a surge in brazen gang-related crimes. Santa Ana police Chief Carlos Rojas said it was the worst week in a year already rocked by the 'busiest' January for his department since 2011. "We're seeing more gang activity now, and I think a lot of that has to do with gang members being released into the community and more of a soft-on-crime approach," Rojas said.
  • 52 Dead in Mexican Prison Fire

    02/11/2016 9:06:11 AM PST · by ExSoldier · 37 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 2/11/2016
    At least 52 inmates have been killed in a prison fire and riot in Northern Mexico, the Nuevo Leon state governor confirms.
  • ‘Concussion’ doc bombshell: ‘Bet’ OJ Simpson has CTE

    01/29/2016 12:21:10 PM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Jan. 28, 2016 | Mark W. Sanchez
    O.J. Simpson's best defense may be coming 22 years after the death of Nicole Brown Simpson. The neuropathologist who discovered the brain disease that is rocking the NFL believes Simpson suffers from it. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who first identified chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), said he is beyond confident Simpson suffers from the disease that is caused by repeated brain trauma.
  • US Special Forces help free dozens of Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan

    12/04/2015 11:53:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 04, 2015 | Fox News
    A joint Afghan-U.S. special forces operation freed at least 40 Afghan prisoners from a Taliban prison in the southern Helmand province, authorities said Friday. The troops carried out a helicopter assault on the prison in Nawzad district Thursday night, according to a statement from U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The operation freed 40 prisoners, who were captured Afghan police, army and border police. No U.S. ground forces were involved in the raid, Fox News confirmed.
  • DeLay: FBI 'Ready to Indict' Hillary

    01/25/2016 4:40:12 PM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 95 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | Monday, 25 Jan 2016 05:23 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    The FBI is ready to indict Hillary Clinton and if its recommendation isn't followed by the U.S. attorney general, the agency's investigators plan to blow the whistle and go public with their findings, former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV. "I have friends that are in the FBI and they tell me they're ready to indict," DeLay said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show." "They're ready to recommend an indictment and they also say that if the attorney general does not indict, they're going public."
  • Trump Hints at Hillary Prosecution if "Republican gets in" (observation from watching Reno Rally)

    01/10/2016 4:16:19 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    Starting at the 20:40 mark She should never be allowed to run because what she did is totally illegal, totally illegal. General Petraeus and many others have suffered greatly because of doing 5% of what she did. Now, the only question is are they going to give her a pass because of the fact that the democrats control the process. And I think if they do that I thinks it`s going to be actually very bad from an election standpoint for her And you know honestly if a Republican gets in they`re going to end up doing something anyway because...
  • Checkmate: Hillary ordered aide to strip classification markings to get around security protocols

    01/09/2016 8:29:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    That's a felony, of the 10-years-in-prison variety, and the statute couldn't be clearer. Hillary Clinton is a felon. There is now no question about that. That doesn’t mean she’s guaranteed to be charged or even convicted, since you still have to allow for the corruption and politicization of the justice system, unfortunately. But no serious person can argue she is not guilty of a felony after the e-mail the State Department released (with great reluctance, I’m sure) late last night. In it, she is talking with her then-deputy chief of staff Jake Sullivan, who is supposed to be getting her...
  • Mom Who Overslept While Son Walked to School Could Get 10 Years in Prison

    12/05/2015 6:17:12 PM PST · by Twotone · 112 replies
    Reason ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 | Lenore Skenazy
    Maria Hasankolli, the Connecticut mom who was arrested after police found her eight-year-old son walking to school while she overslept, had her court appearance yesterday. Here is what she wrote to me: "So I just left court. I was informed that "risk of injury to a minor" (my charge) carries with it a ten year sentence, five thousand dollar fine, and five years probation. My case was continued to January 6th, 2016."
  • Transgender prisoner jailed for sexually assaulting 3 year old boy sues Nebraska prison

    11/11/2015 12:30:20 PM PST · by detective · 29 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 11, 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    A man jailed for sexually assaulting a three-year-old boy and possessing child porn is suing Nebraska's prisons system for denying him hormone therapy as he looks to start a sex change. Dillon Shadle, 23, identifies as a woman and has legally changed his name to Riley Nicole Shadle but is still listed as male by Nebraska's Department of Corrections.
  • Calif. Man Can't Sue D.A. for Mistaken Arrest

    11/10/2015 5:09:20 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 21 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Monday, November 9, 2015 | JEFF D. GORMAN
    (CN) - A California man who was jailed in a case of mistaken identity and then sexually assaulted by his cellmate cannot prevail on his false imprisonment claim, a state appeals court ruled.     Valentino Bocanegra says his ordeal began when he was pulled over and mistakenly arrested by Palm Springs police in July 2011 on an outstanding warrant issued for another man.     Bocanegra said that during what began as routine traffic stop, he was cooperative with police and produced a driver's license showing his name as "Jose M. Gonzalezbocanegra."     However, the officers assumed he was "Jose Gonzales," who was then wanted for a...
  • Israel frees Islamic Jihad terrorist who went on hunger strike

    11/04/2015 5:40:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/11/15 | Ben Ariel
    Israeli authorities said late Wednesday they had freed Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian Arab terrorist who held a two-month hunger strike in an attempt to pressure Israel to free him. "Mohammed Allan has just been released," Sivan Weizman, a spokeswoman for Israel Prisons Service, said in a message quoted by AFP. Allan's father Nasser al-Din Allan told AFP earlier that he would take his son for a hospital checkup on Thursday. Allan was arrested in November 2014 and held under a measure known as administrative detention. He first began his high-profile 65-day hunger strike in June in protest of his administrative...
  • AP: Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct

    11/01/2015 11:35:03 AM PST · by keat · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2015 | Norman Merchant
    OKLAHOMA CITY — Flashing lights pierced the black of night, and the big white letters made clear it was the police. The woman pulled over was a daycare worker in her 50s headed home after playing dominoes with friends. She felt she had nothing to hide, so when the Oklahoma City officer accused her of erratic driving, she did as directed. She would later tell a judge she was splayed outside the patrol car for a pat-down and then made to lift her shirt and pull down her pants to prove she wasn't hiding anything. She described being ordered to...
  • The Myth of Criminal-Justice Racism

    10/22/2015 9:23:42 PM PDT · by 100American · 9 replies
    www.city-journal.org ^ | October 22, 2015 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    The most poisonous claim in the dominant narrative is that our criminal justice system is a product and a source of racial inequity. The drug war in particular is said to be infected by racial bias. “Mass incarceration” is allegedly destroying black communities by taking fathers away from their families and imposing crippling criminal records on released convicts. Finally, prison is condemned as a huge waste of resources. Nothing in this dominant narrative is true. Prison remains a lifetime achievement award for persistence in criminal offending. Drug enforcement is not the driving factor in the prison system, violent crime is....
  • Prison pork prohibition pulled promptly

    10/17/2015 11:02:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 17, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    In a pig’s eye. Last week we told you about the menu change at federal prisons where pork products disappeared from the table back on October 1st. What was up with that? At the time I wondered whether it had to do with pressure from religious groups who don’t eat pork or perhaps some sort of political shenanigans between the administration and the pork industry. We don’t have all of those answers yet, but the resulting uproar spurred somebody to action and the ban on pork in prison has apparently been ended… at least in part. (Washington Post) After a...
  • Veteran FBI Agent's Bombshell: Hillary Could Be Going To Jail for 10 Years

    10/16/2015 12:02:12 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 96 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 10/16/2015 | Kevin Whitson
    As the investigation into the “gross negligence” of Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material continues, one anonymous FBI agent says she could be facing 10 years in jail under the Espionage Act. The Act, according to the FBI agent, requires one who discovers the negligence to inform superiors. In the case of the alleged mishandling of classified documents and emails, Clinton would have needed to inform her only superior, the president, and he stated last week that he was not informed. According to the Daily Mail, “Obama said flatly during a ‘60 Minutes‘ interview on Sunday that ‘No,’ he did...
  • Candidates take a stand, affirm that Black Lives Matter

    10/13/2015 9:08:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 13, 2015 | Amanda Sakuma
    Democratic presidential candidates stumbled early in their campaigns by underestimating the growing political power of the Black Lives Matter social movement. But in Tuesday night’s debate, those 2016 hopefuls were out to prove that they would not be caught flat-footed again. “Black lives matter,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said unequivocally. “The reason those words matter is the African-American community knows that on any given day some innocent person like Sandra Bland can get into a car, and then three days later she’s going to end up dead in jail,” he added, referencing a woman whose death while in police custody...
  • FR EXCLUSIVE: YouTube - Hillary planned secret emails 15 years ago

    10/13/2015 9:42:30 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | oct 2015 | douglas carl films
    Note from DFU: this clip is my property along with many, many hours of candid moments with Hillary Clinton. Some of the clips appeared in our film, HILLARY! UNCENSORED. WATCH 23 SECONDS OF HISTORY.In this clip, you will see Hillary at Spago restaurant in Beverly Hills at a 2000 fundraiser. Fifteen years ago was the precursor to the current email scandal. She did not want anyone to have access to her email because of the fear of investigations. The paranoid Hillary had to control the information. We have about an hour on tape from this event. Yes, that is comic...
  • Too Many Black People in Prison -- And Other Fairy Tales

    10/12/2015 7:33:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/12/2015 | Colin Flaherty
    The great and powerful Leo Strine figured it all out: Too many black people are spending too much time in prison. Strine should know: He is Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.  Strine is heading a commission of black history professors, public defenders, diversity officers, ACLU staffers and others to set this right. Their mission: Figure out why cops keep arresting, prosecutors keep prosecuting, juries keep convicting, and judges keep sending so many black people to prison for No Reason What So Ever. And why black people keep returning to prison once they are let out. Not just...
  • Obama admin bans pork products from federal prisons – you’ll be FURIOUS when you hear why

    10/10/2015 10:20:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 55 replies
    BPR ^ | October 10. 2015 | Tom Tillison
    The Obama administration has banned bacon, pork chops, pork links, ham and all other pork products from all federal prisons. But for those concerned that the U.S. government is bending to the will of Muslim inmates, the Bureau of Prisons, which falls under the charge of the Justice Department, insists the change was made based on a survey of prisoners’ food preferences, the Washington Post reported.[snip]“In general we welcome the change because it’s facilitating the accommodation of Muslim inmates,’ said CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper. “We hope it’s not an indication of an increasing number of Muslims in the prison system.”[snip]The...