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  • Segregated Prisons for Terrorists are Here, but They are Too Little, Too Late

    07/10/2017 11:34:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    High-risk terrorists will now be kept in segregated prisons in the UK, but the damage has already been done; the response is too little, and it leaves the main recruiters still controlling the prison populations. What’s worse is that the Government is well aware of the radicalization that takes place behind bars and is actively involved in letting it happen. It has been known since at least 2007 by the British government that Radical Islamists are using the prison system to convert and radicalize prisoners. Whether it is by offering protection to those who embrace Islam, or by threats to...
  • California Must Provide Trans Prisoners With Compression Underwear

    05/04/2017 11:53:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 4, 2017 | Sam Dorman
    A U.S. district judge last week ordered California state prison officials to provide free chest-flattening underwear, also known as compression tops, to transgender inmates at women's prisons and feminine accessories to transgender inmates at men's prisons. Requiring inmates to buy compression tops "effectively" denies those items to individuals who cannot afford them, according to U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar, who issued the order on Friday. Taxpayers, therefore, must foot the bill.
  • The Case for Segregated Islamic Prisons

    04/07/2017 7:37:58 AM PDT · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In almost every country where there is a radical Islamist influence, we see groups of dangerous people engaged in efforts to radicalize the young and/or misguided. And there is no place more likely for this to happen than in the prison system. As far back as 2010, before many people even realized there was a problem, Sharia law was being imposed on prison populations by Muslim gangs. A BBC report told of forced conversions under threat of death, and young prisoners being forbidden to even look at prison guards, let alone ask for help. Since then, the situation has gotten...
  • How White Liberals Enable Crime in Black Communities

    02/15/2017 6:35:35 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 15, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    Ordinary black people cannot afford to go along with the liberal agenda that calls for undermining police authority. That agenda makes for more black crime victims.Let’s look at what works and what doesn’t work.In 1990, New York City adopted the practice in which its police officers might stop and question a pedestrian. If there was suspicion, they would frisk the person for weapons and other contraband. This practice, well within the law, is known as a “Terry stop.”After two decades of this proactive police program, New York City’s homicides fell from over 2,200 per year to about 300. Blacks were...
  • Bones of 19th century prison ship inmates buried in mudbank are now being uncovered [tr]

    02/02/2017 9:36:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2017 | Anthony Joesph
    Bones of 19th century prison ship inmates, which have been buried in mudbank, are not being uncovered. Human bones including skulls, teeth and vertebrae, litter the shoreline on grisly Deadman's Island off the coast of Sheppey, Kent. The uninhabited mudbank, which lies just 40 minutes from central London, was used as a mass burial ground for criminals who died on board prison ships, like those referenced in Charles Dicken's novel Great Expectations, in the 1800s.
  • DOC memo: We're no longer calling inmates "prisoners", "convicts" or "offenders"

    11/04/2016 10:18:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    komonews.com ^ | Nov. 3, 2016 | Pete Combs
    They were once prisoners, inmates or offenders. Now, the nearly 19,000 residents of Washington’s 12 state prisons will be referred to another way. Those serving time in prison will no longer be referred to as “offenders” or “convicts,” according to a memo from the leader of the Department of Corrections. If they’re in a class behind bars, they’ll be called “students.” If they’re in the prison infirmary, they’ll be called “patients.” And, spokesman Jeremy Barclay said, if no other moniker applies, they’ll be called “incarcerated persons.” “Secretary of Corrections Richard Morgan has put out a memo to staff requesting...
  • Europe's prisoner suicide problem

    10/14/2016 10:02:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 10.13.2016 | Lewis Sanders IV
    Europe has one of the highest rates of prisoner suicides compared to other regions, according to the WHO. Prison reform advocates have called for alternative solutions for tackling the harrowing phenomenon. While questions over security and personal well-being have emerged in the wake of the Chemnitz explosives suspect Jafer Albakr’s death, figures show that prisoner suicides happen far too often. […] The UN Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) suggested in 2014 that suicide among prisoners appeared more frequently in Europe than other geographical regions, averaging 62 suicides per 100,000. …
  • The Fate of Kuwaiti POWs During Operation Iraqi Freedom

    04/05/2006 8:45:06 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 6 replies · 649+ views
    The Morning Paper | 04/05/06 | vanity
    Translated Text of an Iraqi Document Concerning Kuwait POWs As the opening date of Operation Freedom neared, Qusai Saddam Hussein-one of Saddam’s bloodthirsty sons, made arrangements to move captured Kuwaiti prisoners into critical locations, to serve as “human shields”. There were 448 Kuwaitis, captured during the First Gulf War ,when Saddam made his infamous incursion into Kuwait. By the terms of the UN Cease Fire agreements –signed by Iraq on 3/03/91- all Kuwaitis were supposed to have been freed and repatriated without delay. Clearly,this never happened ; and sadly,the ultimate fate of these 448 helpless captives is unknown. CMPC-2003-012666 Republican...
  • Rick Manning: Soros and Koch Brothers Collude to Empty Federal Prisons

    08/24/2016 6:00:07 AM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Aug 2016 | Rick Manning
    Billionaire socialist political investor George Soros is behind Black Lives Matter and the attempt to empty the prisons to move America further left, so what are the Koch brothers doing joining them? Soros’ hub of his political web is the group, Open Society, which was hacked and its email traffic spilled into the public domain, showed that its U.S. Programs Board, in October of 2015, approved an expenditure of $650,000 to the Black Lives Matter movement, which has been at the epicenter of disruptive riots designed to transform the criminal justice system. And Politico reported that just a few weeks...
  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 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...
  • Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons: Report

    08/18/2016 8:44:07 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1145 EST 18 AUT 16 | Christine Wang
    Justice Department says it will end use of private prisons: Report The Justice Department is reportedly planning to stop using private prisons. Shares of GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America were originally halted on the news, but have since reopened, falling more than 20 percent. This story is developing. Please check back for further updates. Click here for the latest on the markets.
  • 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...
  • Court says prisons can’t throw away key for young murderers

    05/26/2016 5:59:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 46 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 5/26/16 | Bob Egelko
    Ruling in the case of a Richmond teenager serving 50 years to life for a 2011 killing, the California Supreme Court said Thursday that youths serving potential life terms for murder are entitled to parole hearings within 25 years under a new state law. The court also ruled 6-1 that the teenager, Tyris Franklin, should have another hearing before his trial judge in Contra Costa County to allow witnesses to describe his mental state, lack of maturity and other factors that might have contributed to the crime. That evidence wasn’t allowed at Franklin’s sentencing hearing, because the 50-to-life term was...
  • Prison Guard Union Provides Lurid Claims for U-M Anti-Privatization Report

    04/06/2016 7:06:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A study published by the University of Michigan claims that the state's decision to hire a nonunion contractor to run prison cafeterias led to gangs. But the report’s methodology allowed a labor union critical of privatization to hand-pick which prison guards participated in focus groups that the author used as a foundation for his report. According to the report, "The Michigan Corrections Officers recruited participants, arranged interview locations, and reimbursed participants for travel." Roland Zullo wrote the publication for the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy at the University of Michigan. It concluded that the contractor's employees...
  • Norway Has Some Luxury Prisons that are Better than Most American Hotels

    03/16/2016 8:36:42 AM PDT · by pinochet · 28 replies
    In the name of the secular humanist religion of "human rights", some prisons in Norway have facilities that are better than most American hotels. The opinions of crime victims do not matter. There is something fundamentally wrong in sending criminals to luxury resorts, which should instead be set aside to reward people who do good work in local communities. From the BBC Website: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35813470 "Two Norwegian institutions vie for the title of the world's "nicest" or "most humane" prison. Inmates on the prison island of Bastoey, south of Oslo, are free to walk around in a village-style setting, tending to...
  • Islam Conversion in U.S. Prisons

    11/29/2015 2:16:09 PM PST · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 33 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | December, 2010 | J. Michael Waller
    In addition to immigration, the state, federal and local prisons of the United States may be a contributor to the growth of Islam in the United States. J. Michael Waller claims that Muslim inmates comprise 17-20% of the prison population in New York, or roughly 350,000 inmates in 2003. He also claims that 80% of the prisoners who "find faith" while in prison convert to Islam.[1] These converted inmates are mostly African American, with a small but growing Hispanic minority.[2] Waller also asserts that many converts are radicalized by outside Islamist groups linked to terrorism, but other experts suggest that...
  • Thanksgiving is a Time for Caring, for the Children of the Incarcerated

    11/26/2015 8:08:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Timothy Head
    The Thanksgiving season is upon us, and as most Americans look forward to spending this special time of year with family and friends, many other Americans, including 2.7 million children, are forced to spend the holidays without their mother and/or father, through no fault of their own. In all too many homes, there will be an empty seat at the Thanksgiving table. The U.S. criminal justice system incarcerates more citizens than any other country in the world including, incredibly, those with authoritarian (or worse) governments. That makes it impossible to ignore the high cost we pay as a society for...
  • Islamist extremists extorting 'infidel tax' from fellow prisoners in some British jails

    11/01/2015 4:57:49 PM PST · by dead · 20 replies
    Daily Miail ^ | 11/1/15
    Inmates in category A prisons claim Islamists threatened and bullied them Extremists told non-Muslim prisoners to pay jizya as a protection tax Some prisoners said they had to ask friends and family outside prison to transfer money to pay the tax Non-Muslim inmates in several of Britain's category A prisons are being forced to pay a 'protection tax' to radical Muslim prisoners out of fear of facing violence. The 'tax', known as 'jizya', was found to be enforced by some Islamist extremist prisoners in four of Britain's largest prisons. The investigation suggests that religious extremists in prison are using...
  • Obama: Too many folks in our prisons

    10/31/2015 10:11:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 93 replies
    investors.com ^ | Oct. 31, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. Today, there are 2.2 million people behind bars in America and millions more on parole or probation. Every year, we spend $80 billion in taxpayer dollars to keep people incarcerated. Many are non-violent offenders serving unnecessarily long sentences. I believe we can disrupt the pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails. I believe we can address the disparities in the application of criminal justice, from arrest rates to sentencing to incarceration. And I believe we can help those who have served their time and earned a second chance get the support they need to...
  • California prisons break ground with sex-reassignment policy

    10/23/2015 1:29:34 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 23, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    After a historic legal settlement that will allow a California inmate to undergo sex-reassignment surgery, the state’s prisons will implement the nation’s first guidelines that would authorize surgical procedures sought by transgender inmates who are suffering from severe mental problems. The guidelines call for panels of state health professionals to review appeals for sex-reassignment surgery from inmates whose doctors say their patients are under significant distress because of a mental condition known as gender dysphoria. The inmate must have been taking hormones for at least a year and have consistently expressed a desire to change his or her biological gender...