Jailhouse video shows deputies watching as inmate dies

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, Videos | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Our friend Pam McKinney in Chicago sent me this one. We have seen similar videos from Rikers Island and other prisons. More outrageous treatment of the mentally ill in America’s new “insane asylums”, the prisons. This article reminds me of the many times I saw guards laughing at the anguish of inmates.    Excerpts from the Article: Jailhouse video reveals California sheriff’s deputies watching...

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Federal judge considers $1M in fines for prison medical provider’s ‘intractable failures’ – “Do it, Your Honor!” kra

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Our friend and great attorney Steve Hampton, one of few who will sue the prison staff, sent this article. Corizon Health has a long record of deadly deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, and perhaps this sort of fine will send the message they need to get! This awful company makes tens of millions of dollars with contracts in one state alone, and they operate in dozens of states. If they are going to be...

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Alabama sheriff pocketed $750K in inmate food money as a result of unusual law – “Mr. Greed” strikes again! kra

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Uncategorized | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Attorney Steve Hampton sent me this article, and it is yet another reminder that antiquated and poorly written laws provide excuses for this sort of outrageous conduct.    Excerpts from the Article:   An Alabama sheriff who is paid $93,000 a year was able to pocket more than $750,000 from excess money in an inmate food fund over a three-year period, thanks to a state law passed before World War II. ...

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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 | Comments

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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Speak Out on Important Issues! Letter to the Editor about pay/performance gap.

Posted by on Mar 18, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs | Comments

I was a state employee for 6 years (1 as law clerk to the Supreme Court, and 5 as Deputy Attorney General, handling thousands of criminal cases, where I saw how lazy/incompetent too many government workers are. Since then, during the past 40 years, I have see great real personal harm done to many by too many such state and federal workers. Raise a little hell about it; they work for YOU!    I sent this out to my 250+ press email list this...

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Letter from a concerned citizen, Pam Rehmer, about racism in the criminal justice system.

Posted by on Mar 17, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

A friend of mine in Massachusetts sent me this letter [she should send it out as a Letter to the Editor, perhaps with the introductory sentence being “I am writing to increase awareness of a major problem in our criminal justice system”] and I include it here because racism is a major problem in the system. Although polls show that 74% of Americans don’t think the system is racist, many, many studies show that it is. Read...

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