Inmates are enjoying Facebook, communicating with family and friends
Prisoners who are are convicted murderers and rapists seen to be sharing pictures
Openly flaunting drugs, money and even having parties
Inmates don’t have Internet access and cell phones are supposed to be banned
Investigation in Tennessee prison system says 70 inmates have been disciplined
Whilst the idea of prison is to curtail ones freedom, it seems that tens of inmates in Tennessee are living life [...]
From Ron Paul:
Whenever the federal government decides to reform something, we can be fairly sure the problem is about to get worse, especially if they call the plan bi-partisan. The bi-partisan immigration reform proposal launched last week in the U.S. Senate will be no different.
The new plan, introduced by Sens. McCain and Schumer, would provide a path to citizenship for many of those in the United States illegally. This would [...]
December 12, 2012
After 50 years in the Rock n’ Roll business, the Rolling Stones, the Heavy Weight Champions of Rock n’ Roll, have released a new greatest hits package that includes a hard-hitting, anti-establishment single titled, “Doom and Gloom.”
Just in time for the so-called apocalypse, “Doom and Gloom” proves once again that these guys can still deliver by sticking to their roots.
The music video depicts the destruction of the American [...]
Ethan A. Huff
November 3, 2012
China has promised to phase out its organ harvesting operations and move to a volunteer organ donation system over the next few years, reports the Associated Press. As you read this, keep in mind that if Natural News had published an article just two days ago with the headline, “China harvesting organs from executed prisoners,” we would have been widely branded a bunch of “conspiracy theorists” [...]
California officials, under U.S. Supreme Court orders to lower the population of its crowded prisons by 33,000 to bring a shoddy health care system up to constitutional standards, say they can’t comply and shouldn’t have to.
In a filing late Friday with a three-judge federal panel in San Francisco, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said it can provide adequate medical care at higher population levels – about 6,000 higher [...]
June 3rd, 2012
When the political and economic systems of entire nations collapse the consequences are devastating.
Earlier this year pharmacies and hospitals in Greece were unable to provide life saving medicines due to a shortages caused by a freeze in the flow of credit from manufacturers to distributors to patients. A collapse in the country’s economy has forced many Greeks to turn to black market barter economies and has left millions financially devastated, with [...]
Dramatic situation in the Corinth prison, problems in Patra and Alikarnassos – Prisons are running out of food!
At a time when the entire country is being tested by the economic crisis, some people are quite literally on the verge of destitution and hunger.
At a time when the empty state coffers can not support any concept of a welfare state, with “frozen” financing towards education and health, the prison system could [...]
At a time when the entire country is being tested by the economic crisis, some people are quite literally on the verge of destitution and hunger. At a time when the empty state coffers can not support any concept of a welfare state, with “frozen” financing towards education and health, the prison system could not be an exception.
The financing for many prisons has decreased to a minimum for some months [...]
Report by Justice Department says that one out of ten inmates is sexually victimized at least once while in prison
Majority of sexual victimization occurs at state prisons, report shows
After report’s release, White House immediately ordered prisons increase efforts to stop rape
The Obama administration ordered federal, state and local prisons to increase efforts to stop prison rape by issuing mandatory screening, enforcement and prevention regulations in hopes of reducing sexual victimization [...]
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration is ordering federal, state and local prisons to increase efforts to stop prison rape by issuing mandatory screening, enforcement and prevention regulations in hopes of reducing sexual victimization behind bars.
The Justice Department announced the regulations Thursday on the heels of a new study showing that almost 1 in every 10 former state or local prisoners reported being sexually victimized at least once in prison.
The new regulations are [...]
Americans, Britons and Canadians Endorse Alternative Penalties
Few respondents in the three countries believe their respective prison systems are equipped to allow prisoners to re-enter society.
People in the United States, Britain and Canada hold differing views on specific elements of their justice systems, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.
The online survey of representative national samples shows that respondents support the notion of using alternative penalties rather than [...]
It is not just American brutality in handling education loans. Brutal are also our numerous wars and our prison system. Our incarceration of our own citizens is unmatched anywhere in the world. Brutality is usually the face of Fascism:
“in 1980, there were about two hundred and twenty people incarcerated for every hundred thousand Americans; by 2010, the number had more than tripled, to seven hundred and thirty-one. No other country [...]
The Oregon Department of Corrections is considering closing multiple prisons in the state’s 14,000-inmate, 14-prison corrections system, going far beyond previously disclosed plans to shut down one Salem facility.
Corrections leaders have drawn up budget-cutting plans that call for scrapping 1,500 to 1,800 beds and laying off 350 to 400 employees.
New corrections director Colette Peters outlined the potential cuts — totaling $17.2 million — in an e-mail sent to all [...]
November 8, 2011
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man hatched a creative scheme to avoid going to prison on a drug charge: He lied to authorities and said he was an illegal immigrant so he could get deported to Mexico and evade time behind bars.
The jig was up, however, when 27-year-old Jaime Alvarado returned to the U.S. using his passport and was arrested again by Salt Lake City police.
Privatization has nothing to do with saving money and everything to do with giving kickbacks to politically connected contractors like Corrections Corporation of America:
Sheriff Michael Page of Hernando County, Florida, is the latest in a line of Sheriffs to inherit the headache that is the county jail. After being operated by CCA for 22 years, the facility had fallen into exceptional disrepair, after CCA had neglected to [...]
The chief psychiatrist for California’s overcrowded prison system was paid $838,706 in 2010, more than any other state employee that year, payroll figures released today show.
The doctor, whose name wasn’t released, had a salary range of $261,408 to $308,640, according to data released today by California Controller John Chiang. The total compensation was raised by bonuses or payout of unused vacation time, according to the controller’s office.
The figures show that [...]
The real scandal around the endowment by the Koch brothers of two chairs at Florida State University http://www.salon.com/news/politics/w…ofessors_kochs is that state universities now have to seek such outside money and accept strings. The reason they have to do so is that many state legislatures have chosen not to have state universities any more. At many ‘state universities’ the state contribution to the general operating fund is [...]