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  • Trump May Be Inching Toward Broad Criminal Sentencing Reform

    10/14/2018 7:44:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 14, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump frequently brings up prison reform at his Make America Great Again rallies. The subject is on his short list of favored topics, like the wall at the Mexican border and killing NAFTA. Trump brought up prison reform in his 2018 State of the Union address. On Monday, he thanked the International Chiefs of Police for working with him on the issue. The question is, will Trump embrace reform of federal mandatory minimum sentencing? At times Trump looks as if he is ready to make the plunge. In June, he commuted the sentence of Alice...
  • Disgraced former Congressman Weiner set to be let go from federal prison three months early

    10/08/2018 6:03:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/08/18 | REUVEN BLAU
    Full title - Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner set to be let go from federal prison three months early due to good behavior **SNIP** Weiner – who was sentenced to 21 months of hard time for sexting with a minor – will be let go on May 14, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. He’s currently being held in the Federal Medical Center at Devens, a former military facility in Massachusetts. Federal prisoners are not eligible for parole. But they can get as much as 54 days shaved off annually for good behavior.
  • Switzerland Votes to Send People to Prison for Homophobia and Transphobia

    10/05/2018 6:51:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Pink News ^ | 10/2/18 | Ella Braidwood
    Switzerland has voted to make homophobic and transphobic crimes punishable with up to a three year prison sentence. The National Council voted to criminalise homophobic and transphobic acts, putting it on a par with the way the country treats racism.  The council voted 118 for and 60 against to introduce a prison sentence for homophobia and transphobia. However, the motion still needs to be passed by the Council of States before it can become law. National councillor Mathias Reynard, who put forward motion, posted on Twitter on September 25: “National Council accepts my parliamentary initiative against homophobia and transphobia!...
  • Grassley asks Ford's legal team for records of contacts with Feinstein and Hirono [tr]

    10/05/2018 2:08:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 5, 2018 | Daniel Chaitin
    Full Title: Grassley asks Ford's legal team for records of contacts with Feinstein and Hirono 'in light of recently uncovered information' "In addition to the evidence I requested in my October 2 letter," Grassley continued in his letter, "in light of recently uncovered information, please turn over records and descriptions of direct or indirect communications between Dr. Ford or her representatives and any of the following: (1) U.S. Senators or their staffs, particularly the offices of Senators Feinstein and Hirono, other than your communications with me and my staff in preparation for the September 27 hearing; (2) the alleged witnesses...
  • Bill Cosby, 81, is handcuffed and led straight to prison after a judge sentenced him to between...

    09/25/2018 12:36:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 61 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | September 25, 2018 | Emily Crane For Dailymail.com and Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Bill Cosby, 81, is handcuffed and led straight to prison after a judge sentenced him to between three and 10 YEARS for drugging and assaulting a woman over a decade ago - and branded him a 'sexually violent predator' Bill Cosby emerged from a Pennsylvania courtroom in handcuffs and was led straight to state prison on Tuesday after being sentenced to three to 10 years for drugging and molesting a woman more than a decade ago. Judge Steven O'Neill handed down Cosby's sentence on Tuesday afternoon as the 81-year-old comedian sat back in his chair with his head...
  • $18 Million Worth of Cocaine Found Amid Banana Shipment Sent to Texas Prison

    09/24/2018 7:07:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 23, 2018
    On Friday, department officers went to pick up two pallets of donated fruit and quickly discovered something off about the weight of the boxes. “One of the sergeants just noticed one of the boxes didn’t seem quite right,” Jeremy Desel, department spokesperson, told CNN affiliate KTRK. This isn’t the first time drug smugglers have tried to use fruit to hide contraband. In 2017, almost two tons of marijuana was disguised as limes in a commercial shipment coming across the Texas-Mexico border. More than 34,000 of the fake fruit packages were discovered by an imaging inspection system and narcotics K-9 team....
  • Tommy Robinson & Ezra Levant: EXCLUSIVE interview

    09/17/2018 3:49:27 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Rebel Media ^ | 12/9/18 | Ezra Levant
    https://www.TheRebel.media/tommyrobinson For the first time since his release, Tommy Robinson sits down for a full-length interview, with Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media. PS: Tommy is going BACK to court; please help continue to crowdfund his legal defence at http://www.SaveTommy.com #TommyRobinson #interview #UK
  • Journalist Paralyzed, Gravely Ill in Turkish Prison

    09/05/2018 4:39:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 5, 2018 at 4:00 am | Uzay Bulut
    Medeni Duran wrote that his imprisoned brother Metin "cannot walk, speak, or eat and does not recognize anyone anymore. He can only breathe." Mistreatment and even torture of journalists and media employees, along with arbitrary arrests, are getting alarmingly commonplace in Turkey. At least 183 journalists and media workers in Turkey in are being held, either in pretrial detention or serving a prison sentence, according to the Platform for Independent Journalism. Dissident journalists and writers in Turkey increasingly face government threats and arbitrary arrests for their work and opinions, but for Metin Duran, the punishments have been even more...
  • Dog in therapy program for prison inmates is found dead

    09/04/2018 4:35:04 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 14 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 4, 2018
    Facebook LEBANON, Ohio - A nonprofit in Lebanon is pulling out of its program for inmates at the Warren Correctional Institution. The program allowed some inmates to interact with dogs. But one canine, a German shepherd named Evie, was recently found dead in the prison. Katherine Hartung had been fostering Evie through Joseph's Legacy. Evie had a tough life, "a broken hip, having surgery. Living on the streets... She was a part of our family," said Hartung. --snip-- She says the dog was a Houdini of sorts, jumping over fences and even unlocking doors. So she handed her over to...
  • Rally in New Haven calls for fair wages for incarcerated workers

    08/26/2018 2:56:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Chron ^ | 8/25/18 | Valerie Bannister
    NEW HAVEN — Ending modern day slavery in prisons in the United States was one of the demands made at a rally Saturday in New Haven where about 70 people gathered for speeches and a march in support of a nationwide prison strike for reforms, including more than below minimum wage pay and rehabilitation services. “No justice, no peace,” the crowd chanted in unison, some holding signs, led by Jamarr Jabari of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, New Haven. “It’s time for us to start treating people as human beings, not just for profit,” he said. “We’re fighting for...
  • Abortionist Robert Rho Finally Jailed after Conviction in Botched Abortion Death

    08/25/2018 2:42:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    OPERATION RESCUE ^ | August 24, 2018 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Queens, New York – On July 9, 2018, two years to the day after abortionist Robert Rho killed Jaime Lee Morales during a horrifically botched abortion, Rho surrendered into the custody of the Downstate Correctional Facility, a maximum security state prison in Fishkill, New York. Morales died on July 9, 2016, after Rho conducted a fatal second-trimester abortion on her at his now-shuttered Liberty Women’s Health Care in Flushing. During the abortion, which he attempted in one day instead of the recommended two days, he inflicted serious internal injuries, including a lacerated cervix, perforated uterus and nicked uterine artery. After...
  • For years, Protestant preachers were allowed to visit prisoners in Russia. Then everything changed.

    08/22/2018 6:02:35 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Meduza Russia ^ | Aug 2018 | Sasha Sulim
    Ten years ago, Vitaly Mokrushin became the pastor of a Mennonite church in the town of Sol-Iletsk, in Russia’s Orenburg region, leading a small congregation of 20-25 people. The 42-year-old former locomotive mechanic found God in 1996. In the mid-2000s, he regularly visited the “Black Dolphin” prison colony. He visited prisoners on a weekly basis for several years, holding services, singing religious hymns, reading sermons, and using the prison’s PA system to communicate with inmates who weren’t allowed to gather in the same room. Roman Lunkin, a senior researcher at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Philosophy, told Meduza...
  • Inmates will go on strike by refusing to eat and work to protest 'prison slavery'

    08/21/2018 3:01:15 AM PDT · by Libloather · 87 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/19/18 | Keith Griffith
    Prison inmates across the country are preparing to go on strike by refusing to eat or work, as a way to protest what they call 'prison slavery' and poor conditions. Though the extent of the planned strike is not known, prisoners in at least 17 states say they will be taking part in coordinated action, which will begin on Tuesday and last through September 9. Organizers say the strike is partly in response to the April riot in South Carolina's Lee Correctional Institution, where seven inmates were killed by other prisoners when gang tensions boiled over. The masterminds of the...
  • Media Buzz at 29:40, Frank Luntz: I don't have "N word" tape.

    08/19/2018 2:09:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Media Buzz ^ | 19/8/18
    Great talk by Frank Luntz, right after Ben Shapiro, who is also worth listening to.
  • U.S. special counsel recommends six months in prison for Papadopoulos

    08/18/2018 2:23:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 17, 2018 8:49 PM | David Alexander
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller recommended in a court filing on Friday that a judge sentence former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in prison for lying to federal agents investigating whether Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty in October to lying to FBI agents and is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 7. According to Mueller’s sentencing memorandum to the judge, Papadopoulos lied about his contacts with people who claimed to have ties to top Russian officials, including his meeting with a professor who said Russia had “dirt” on Democratic presidential...
  • Prison Reform: An Unlikely GOP Issue

    08/14/2018 3:05:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Prison reform has normally been an issue embraced by Democrats, not Republicans. But, perhaps, like so many other things in the Trump administration, this, too, is about to change. Last Thursday, President Trump held a roundtable discussion at his Bedminster, New Jersey, property, five governors were in attendance. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 37.8 percent of prison inmates in the U.S. are black, 58.3 percent white, 2.3 percent Native American and 1.6 percent Asian. Yet, blacks are arrested more, charged more, sentenced more harshly and confined to prison longer, even for minor infractions. In Georgia, according to Department...
  • Trump Falls for the 'Criminal Justice Reform' Hoax

    08/11/2018 6:13:36 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 24 replies
    Trump has swallowed the Criminal Justice Reform Hoax, hook, line, and sinker. Something he never did in the primaries but now is embracing.
  • Kanye West Jokes He Worried About Kim Kardashian Around Trump: 'He's a Player'

    08/09/2018 10:43:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    People Magazine ^ | August 10, 2018 | Alexia Fernandez
    Kanye West might have worried a little bit about wife Kim Kardashian West when she visited President Donald Trump. The “Fade” rapper, 41, shared his thoughts on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star’s visit to the White House in May during a wide-ranging interview with Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Thursday night in which the musician spoke about everything from his love of Trump, porn and his Bipolar diagnosis. When Kimmel, 50, asked West how he felt about the reality star meeting Trump on behalf of a 62-year-old great-grandmother who was incarcerated for 22 years, the father...
  • Rev. Jamal Bryant calls Trump meeting with inner-city pastors 'a stain on the body of Christ'

    08/03/2018 11:09:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 3, 2018 | Lauren Lumpkin
    Baltimore Rev. Jamal Bryant had strong words for the influential inner-city pastors who met with President Donald Trump on Thursday for a meeting about prison reform, job growth and other issues affecting inner cities. “This is a stain on the body of Christ. This is a stain on our community,” the pastor said in a 25-minute Periscope video Thursday night. “I need to know how all of ya’ll were smiling at that table while the whole world frowns at what this represents and what it looks like. The blood is dripping off your hands.” The pastors have been heavily criticized...
  • Senate Should Pass the First Step Ac

    07/25/2018 9:20:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2018 | Star Parker
    It is rare these days in Washington to see bipartisan support for anything, let alone for a major issue with far reaching implications for the nation. This is why the bipartisan passage in the House, 360-59, of the First Step Act to reform our federal prisons is such big news. The 360 "yes" votes included 134 Democrats. The bill focuses on improving the management of our existing federal prison population and the abysmal statistics regarding recidivism -- the likelihood that an ex-con will wind up back in prison. Data point to 68 percent of those released within three years, and...