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  • Illinois releases 146 sex offenders, including 3 ‘sexually dangerous persons’ convicted in Winnebago, Ogle counties

    05/03/2020 12:06:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies ^ | Apr 29, 2020 |
    ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The State of Illinois has released 146 sex offenders statewide, including 3 considered “sexually dangerous persons” convicted in Winnebago and Ogle counties. The State of Illinois released a list of almost 4,000 inmates released from prisons, including 64 convicted of murder. A list released by the state shows each inmate who had their sentence commuted by Gov. JB Prtizker or were released early by the Illinois Department of Corrections. Dennis Secrist, 74, and Brett Singley, 40, who were convicted of sex crimes in Ogle County, and Daniel Anderson, 71, who was convicted in Winnebago County, were...
  • Mayor Asks Criminals to Postpone Predatory Behavior [semi-satire]

    04/06/2020 10:37:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 April 2020 | John Semmens
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner went on TV to try to persuade criminals "to wait until the COVID-19 pandemic eases up, before you go out to rob, rape, or murder someone. I know you have needs. I know you have scores to settle. But the risk to your own health at this time is too great. Prey on the wrong person and you could get sick and maybe die. I'm not asking you to give up your careers or stifle your passions. I'm just advising you to be patient so you can violate the law later without undue risk to yourself."...
  • Cuyahoga County Jail inmates being released due to concern of coronavirus spread

    03/14/2020 9:53:19 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    WJW Fox 8 ^ | March 14, 2020 | Natasha Anderson
    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cuyahoga County Court is looking to release hundreds of inmates from the Cuyahoga County Jail Saturday morning due to coronavirus concerns. Judges concerned about the virus spreading through the jail. Cuyahoga County judges are holding a special Saturday morning session to try to settle cases with guilty pleas, release inmates or send them to prison, or release them on house arrest. Administrative Judge Brendan Sheehan told the I-TEAM earlier this week that inmates are already in poor health, and it wouldn’t take much for the coronavirus to spread wildly behind bars. Sheehan also said almost any...
  • Trump Inspires Former Prisoners: 'You Are Made by God for a Great and Noble Purpose'

    02/24/2020 7:06:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2020 | Megan Fox
    President Trump spoke at an unusual graduation ceremony on Thursday and inspired the class of graduates, all former prisoners. HOPE for Prisoners assists formerly incarcerated people with reentry into society by providing long-term support and services. Founder Jon Ponder experienced significant challenges on his release from prison and noted the lack of resources for others in his situation. He started HOPE for Prisoners to help others.Trump has often expressed his support for criminal justice reform, signing into law several acts that reduced sentencing, shortened jail terms, and stopped the chaining of women in prison as they give birth. His...
  • President Trump Delivers the Commencement Address at Hope for Prisoners Graduation Ceremony

    02/23/2020 2:47:11 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/20/20 | The White House
    Just found this - others have probably seen it but could not find it when did a search here. Another unsung but awesome deed by our President, speaking at the commencement of the Hope for Prisoners graduation ceremony in Las Vegas. The President starts speaking at 50:07.
  • Bloomberg Used Prison Labor To Make Campaign Calls

    12/26/2019 6:20:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    In one of the more surprising – and puzzling – stories of the 2020 Democratic primary race, we learned this week that New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has been busy creating jobs long before he gets the chance to do so as president. As a bonus, the jobs were exclusively for women, making his efforts even more relevant in the current political landscape. Unfortunately for him, the press figured out that the jobs he was creating were for female prisoners in an Oklahoma lockup. Oops. (The Intercept) Former New York City mayor and multibillionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg...
  • Thousands of inmates in prisons deserve to die for what they've done, and only Epstein dies? Wow...

    08/12/2019 5:42:46 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 6 replies
    News | 12 August 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    So much injustice everywhere. Those deserving of severe punishment and/or execution don't receive it, and yet this man with all of his wealth and connections does die? Now, reports say his cell mate was transferred prior to his death. If all of those inmates who haven't been executed for crimes far worse than Jeffrey's haven't been executed, isn't it time for prison reform?
  • In 5 States, 1 in 5 Prisoners are Muslims

    08/05/2019 9:25:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/05/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    At 1%, Muslims are still a small percentage of the population. But there’s one place in America where they are vastly over-represented. State prisons. Take Maryland, which has an estimated 70,000 Muslims, making up over 1% of the population. But of Maryland's 18,562 prisoners, 5,084 were Muslims. That's 27.4% or over 1 in 4 prisoners. It would also mean that 1 out of 13 Muslims in Maryland may have been in a state prison. Those are startling numbers, yet they come from Muslim Advocates, an Islamist legal advocacy group. Both MA’s numbers and the number of Muslims in different states...
  • Expert exposes China’s ‘horrific’ organ harvesting program

    05/23/2019 8:16:56 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5/23/19 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, May 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Chinese government is harvesting organs from prisoners while they are still alive to supply its lucrative organ transplant industry, a leading expert on China has told LifeSiteNews. He is therefore calling on the Vatican to speak out. Steven Mosher, founder and president of the Population Research Institute, sat down for an interview in Rome this week with LifeSiteNews editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen (see full video below). Westen spoke with Mosher at the May 20-21 John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family conference on “Brain Death: A Medicolegal Construct: Scientific & Philosophical...
  • Two Little Words Missing from Bernie Sanders Allowing Boston Bomber To Vote

    04/26/2019 12:03:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/19 | Judi McLeod
    Democrats have cornered the market on the young, the dead, illegals flooding the southern border and the general prison population as a viable voting bloc. Two little words are missing from the trending headline, ‘Bernie Sanders Wants Boston Bomber To Be Allowed to Vote’. The two missing words? “FOR ME!”. But it’s not just Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose vote Sanders wants, but the potential votes of some possible 183,000 murderers and 164,000 rapists. In fact, Socialist Sanders, Sugar Daddy Dispenser of Free Stuff for All, wants all convicted U.S. felons, no matter how heinous their crime, to be able...
  • Federal appeals court rules prisoners have no right to sex reassignment surgery

    04/02/2019 1:48:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    A transgender prisoner says she’ll pursue her fight to have Texas pay for gender reassignment surgery after suffering a loss at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A lawyer for Vanessa Lynn Gibson, born as Scott Lynn Gibson, says she’ll ask the full 5th Circuit to rehear the case after a three-judge panel upheld the state’s policy that denies funding for the reassignment surgery. The state will cover hormone and mental health care treatment. In a 2-1 ruling published Friday, the court said refusing to facilitate the surgery does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment as defined by the...
  • Hamas demands condition of terrorist prisoners be improved

    04/01/2019 3:17:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/19 | Dalit Halevy
    Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that the main subject of the meeting between the terrorist organization and UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov was the treatment of Hamas members held in Israeli prisons. According to the Islamic Jihad-affiliated website PALTODAY, Haniyeh told Mladenov that there is a Palestinian Arab consensus on the issue of the security prisoners. In addition, letters were sent from the leadership of the security prisoners, in which the "grave situation" was noted in the prisons because of the measures taken against them. The Hamas leadership asked the UN Secretary-General's envoy to...
  • Greek Cypriot prisoners buried alive in Turkey: report

    03/22/2019 4:29:38 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 44 replies
    Cyprus-Mail ^ | July 7th, 2016 | George Psyllides
    Nestoros said the CMP regularly raised the matter of a mass grave in Adana. He added that they also knew of a mass grave in the area of Kyrenia’s Botanical Gardens from information provided by a Greek Cypriot survivor. Plus, the CMP had testimony that bodies had been collected in the area. Under the headline “Buried Alive,” Afrika reported on Thursday that Greek Cypriots taken prisoner were brutally murdered and buried near a river. The information came from a man who claimed he was at the Kyrenia harbour working when he overheard two Turkish soldiers talking about it. At the...

    10/14/2018 7:47:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/14/2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    Since President Donald Trump took office, his administration has secured the release of 17 prisoners foreign governments had detained. “We’ve had 17 released, and we’re very proud of that record. Very proud. And we have others coming,” Trump said Saturday evening as he welcomed home Joshua Holt, an American citizen who had been detained in Venezuela for two years without trial. Unlike his predecessor, the president has managed to bring these prisoners home without freeing terrorists or paying millions of dollars in suspected ransom payments. 1. Sabrina De Sousa: Portuguese-American Sabrina De Sousa, a former CIA agent, was arrested and...
  • UN rights experts call on Iran to halt imminent executions of Iranian Kurds

    09/08/2018 5:34:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Kurdistan Human Rights Network ^ | 7 September 2018 | KHRN
    GENEVA (7 September 2018) – UN human rights experts* have appealed to Iran to halt the imminent executions of Iranian Kurd prisoners Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, amid serious concerns that they did not receive a fair trial and were tortured during pre-trial detention. They also reiterated calls to halt the execution of Mr. Ramin Hossein Panahi. “We urge the Government of Iran to immediately halt their executions and to annul the death sentences against them in compliance with its international obligations,” the experts said in a joint statement, following reports that they will be executed on 8 September.“We are alarmed...
  • US considers Guantanamo, Iraqi prisons for ISIS fighters captured by Syrian rebels: report

    08/30/2018 12:08:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 30, 2018 | Ellen Mitchell
    The Trump administration is considering sending hundreds of captured ISIS fighters held in Syria to an Iraqi prison or the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, NBC News reported Monday. Five U.S. officials told NBC that several of the highest-value fighters could possibly go to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. Those detainees include Alexandar Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh, two Islamic State fighters who took part in killing Americans, including journalists James Foley Steven Sotloff, and other Western hostages. A group of about 600 ISIS fighters are currently being held by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in a rebel-controlled area...
  • U.N. Rights Expert Urges N. Korea Prisoner Amnesty

    06/07/2018 11:32:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Naharnet ^ | June 7, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    A top U.N. rights expert called Thursday for North Korea to begin freeing prisoners under a "general amnesty" ahead of next week's historic nuclear summit. Tomas Ojea Quintana, the U.N.'s special rapporteur on human rights in North Korea, called on Pyongyang to "issue a general amnesty to release hundreds of prisoners." He hailed North Korea's recent release of three U.S. prisoners, and urged the country to broaden its "amnesty" to anyone being arbitrarily detained there, which he said was basically all prisoners. "There is no rule of law in the country... no due process of law," he told reporters in...
  • DNC Vice-Chairman Says Prison Bible Studies "Poaching Our Voters" [semi-satire]

    05/28/2018 10:49:13 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 May 2018 | John Semmens
    Democratic National Committee Vice-Chairman Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) called Republican efforts to encourage prison inmates to participate in Bible studies "an attempt to poach voters who rightly ought to be supporting Democrats." "While the Bible studies message is not overtly political it conveys values that implicitly support the GOP agenda," Ellison contended. "Take the admonition 'thou shalt not steal.' This insinuates a personal right to property that runs counter to our Party's belief that property ought to redistributed more fairly. I mean, a lot of guys are in jail because they tried to implement a redistribution on their own initiative....
  • BREAKING: Trump: Secretary of State Pompeo heading back from North Korea with 3 released prisoners

    05/09/2018 5:39:13 AM PDT · by LiveFreeOrDie2001 · 183 replies
    CNBC ^ | Mike Calia
    President Donald Trump said Wednesday that three American prisoners released from North Korea were headed home.
  • Bizarre! Washington prisoners knitting ‘chicken sweaters’?

    01/31/2018 6:50:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies ^ | Jan. 31, 2018 | JASON RANTZ
    “Peppa” the chicken struts around in his newly-made sweater. (Washington Corrections Center for Women) So, uhm, prisoners at Gig Harbor’s Washington Corrections Center for Women are spending some of their time behind bars knitting sweaters for chickens because, well, they’re cold. It’s a weird and, admittedly, adorable story. The WCCW currently has two chicken coops. The fertilizer produced is used on the prison’s gardens, which grows food for local food banks. But given the chilly temperatures, the chickens are freezing. That got Human Resources Consultant Paula Andrew (aka the “Chicken Lady”) thinking: why not get the prisoners to knit them...