In Louisiana jail, inmate deaths mount as mental health pleas unheeded – This should NOT be happening in America! kra

Posted by on Jun 17, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   This lengthy article highlights the needless deaths of five young men with serious mental illness, all arrested for minor infractions. In one Louisiana parish alone, 25 such men died in recent years. The story is the same all over America. I get the calls, weekly, from family members whose loved ones – seriously mentally ill – have had their medications suddenly stopped, or have been brutally beaten by...

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Sessions cites Bible to defend separating immigrant families – Wow! kra

Posted by on Jun 15, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   This AG’s policies concerning enforcement of immigration laws are unfair, unwarranted, and a national disgrace! I could cite a dozen quotes from the Bible to contradict Sessions – many reporters have read some on air. Excerpts from the Article:   Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited the Bible on Thursday in his defense of his border policy that is resulting in hundreds of immigrant children being...

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The Surge in Border Crossing Prosecutions Is Causing Chaos and Confusion in Federal Court

Posted by on Jun 9, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   For years now, federal courts have been so overloaded that justice is rare. Now this. Our government proudly strips children from their parents … and then detains them in deplorable ICE run private prisons  … what the HELL! Do we really want our prisons full of people who committed nonviolent misdemeanors?!       Excerpts from the Article:   It’s been less than two months since...

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Florida inmates’ families will have to pay for video ‘visits’ – A Major Step Backwards! kra

Posted by on Jun 3, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues | Comments

  Ken’s Comments:   This is just more exploitation of the poor for financial gain. It flies in the face of rehabilitation.  Can you say “Greedy and fucked up”?  Studies show that those with in person visits fare better in prison and are less likely to re-offend!The boycott can work. I organized a successful boycott of Delaware D O C phones when they tried to raise rates about 3 years ago!   This is really funny...

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Watchdog: Mississippi nonprofit has lost $6.7M, can’t show it’s aiding inmates – Not Surprised – kra

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Like too many other nonprofits, Mississippi Prison Industries Corp. has abused the system. It is burdened with well paid staffers at the top (can you say “Delaware Center for Justice”?!) while actually doing little to benefit people, has disregarded some requirements of state law, shows signs of kickbacks or bribes (why else missing invoices?), and failed to fulfill its designated mission. In most...

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Did Kansas feds improperly listen to calls? 85 times, prosecutor wouldn’t tell judge – Hold the “fact-ducking” witnesses in Contempt!! kra

Posted by on May 19, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments: What the hell is wrong with these so-called investigators. Senate hearings, judges, too many other shirk their duty to get the TRUTH by allowing answers like “I’m not authorized to answer the question.” That answer is bullshit!  Just like so many in recent hearings concerning Trump have said they decline to answer questions based on a “privilege” they do not even have! Hell, I watched every...

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