Federal prison workers hope ‘three billboards’ will help them fight Trump’s budget cuts

Posted by on Mar 8, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments:   tRump does not understand at all the need for criminal justice reform. Here we see that his ill-conceived budget cuts pose a real danger to B O P staff. While most inmates are not violent, there are plenty who will, and do, attack staff.   Excerpts: If it worked for Hollywood, federal prison workers hope it works for them. Prison union officials are adopting the theme of the Oscar-winning movie Three Billboards...

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Is Nothing Sacred? kra Parkland Shooting Victims Called “Paid Actors” – Letter to the Editor – kra

Posted by on Feb 24, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues |

Letter to the Editor – Is nothing sacred? – 2/24/18 Is nothing sacred? The tragic slaying of 17 innocent people, most of them children? What do the right-wing nutty gun people and Republicans do in response to the heinous murder of 17 people? Do they roll their sleeves up and try to solve the problem? Do they praise the youngsters now energized to prevent future mass murders? No, they spread lies. They attack the victims and...

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Five Reasons South Florida’s Pro-Trump Private-Prison Company Is Evil

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse |

Ken’s Comments:   It is no exaggeration to call private prisons “evil”. See scores of articles here on prison abuse. The author of this article reminds us that these atrocious companies (I have SEEN “Correct Care Solutions” in action in Delaware D O C , and they are abominable!) spend millions of dollars in campaign donations, to keep their lucrative contracts coming.  Excerpts from the Article:   You...

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Trump Administration Kills Obama’s Forensic Evidence Reliability Reform Efforts – Sessions. ” Backgress” kra

Posted by on Jan 7, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments:   This is nearly as stupid as Sessions’ recent repeal of sensible marijuana policies (don’t interfere with states’ rights). What good can possibly come from this move?! And as a former prosecutor I add: SHAME on the National District Attorneys Association. For the umpteenth time I remind you that the prosecutor’s job is to be fair, to do justice!   Excerpts from the Article:   Less...

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Politics Has No Role In the Justice System! Our Constitution Demands it, by Establishing Three Branches of Government. kra

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues, Videos |

This video shows the profound truth that politics should have no role in our justice system. I watched every minute of the Watergate Hearings. Every minute of it. It was the summer of 1973 and I was studying for the Bar Exam. So I watched the hearings, crammed for the Bar Exam during the commercials, and made audio tapes of my notes from law school, which I played in my sleep! What a fantastic education on Constitutional law it was. What a...

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