Florida Federal Prison Bans Families From Mailing Books, Greeting Cards – “Backgress” – kra

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse |

Ken’s Comments:   Most state prisons allow books and cards, but require that books come directly from a publisher, not third parties. This move makes no sense, since all studies show that education is THE best way to reduce recidivism. Ms. Marsha Pawlina sent me this article, and she said the prison was opening and copying legal mail before giving it to inmates – clearly illegal. The disdain for law among prison officials is...

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American Cities and the Creeping Criminalization of Walking Montclair, California, is the latest American city to fall for the dangerous fiction that outlawing the act of walking while looking at a mobile device will make people safer.

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments:   It’s called overcriminalization. I gave a short talk on overcriminalization as a guest speaker for a tour with the Libertarian Party about 2 years ago. We spoke in NY and several other cities in the northeast. This article points to the senselessness of criminal pedestrian laws, and the inherent racism in their enforcement. Excerpts from the Article:   Walking in America is dangerous business. If you get...

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It’s Not Only The Vegas Casinos Which Reap Financial Gain But Also The Courts – Bad lawyers, Bad judges, and the absurd Nevada Judicial Discipline Commission – kra

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments:   This does not surprise me, but I have written a Letter to the Editor, and YOU should send one to papers in Nevada and elsewhere! See the details of the horrifying case of Judge Cynthia Giuliani, Tim and Candace Bock, and the corrupt lawyers and judges, detailed below! this sort of misconduct undermines the very foundation of our courts… mocks justice, and erodes confidence in the system. Call for prison terms...

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Sessions fires former FBI Deputy Director McCabe – Politics has NO place in criminal justice! kra

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments:   If  you don’t think the firing of Mr. McCabe two days before his scheduled retirement was politically motivated, you don’t know what’s going on. For months, tRump has agitated for his dismissal. tRump’ lawyer recently called for an end to investigations regarding tRump. Just before the firing, the president’s spokeswoman called McCabe a”bad actor”! The only one telling us...

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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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