California Starts Phase-Out of Most State Juvenile Prisons, but Loophole Allows Two to Remain Open

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Prison Abuse | 0 comments

A smart move; get rid of the loopholes!  Numerous studies have shown that 75% kids sent to juvenile prisons end up in adult prisons!   Excerpts from the Article: Beginning in July 2021, California will stop accepting nearly all youth offenders at three facilities operated by the Division of Juvenile Justice (“DJJ”). This resulted from an August 2020 deal between Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Legislature whereby the majority of...

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STAR Program Redirecting Mental Health Emergency Calls Away From Police a Success in Denver

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This program or policy should be in EVERY major city!   Excerpts from the Article USA Today reports that Denver, Colorado, is showing success with a new program that directs emergency 911 calls that deal with mental health issues, drug abuse, and homelessness to a two-person civilian team composed of a medic and clinician called the Support Team Assistance Response (“STAR”) pilot program. Originally managed by the city’s safety department...

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Woman sues MN Department of Corrections, says officer sexually assaulted her during transport

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Prison Abuse | 0 comments

This is the entire article from Prison Legal News.  I wish I had a dollar for every case of such abuse; pray that she wins!   Woman sues MN Department of Corrections, says officer sexually assaulted her during transport Randy Beehler, a defendant in the civil case, pleaded guilty last week to third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the state’s criminal case. A woman is suing the Minnesota Department of Corrections and former...

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Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission -Expand the Court NOW – 4/8/21

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

Letter to the Editor or Op Ed Submission -Expand the Court NOW – 4/8/21 The United States Supreme Court has been notoriously understaffed for decades. In fact, the Court accepts 100-150 of the more than 7,000 cases that it is asked to review each year. With a couple of arcane exceptions, like treaty disputes, it is entirely within the justices’ discretion which cases to take. Right now, your chances are about 1 in 70. Let’s improve those odds...

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Family and friends concerned Noah Green was unraveling before Capitol attack

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Mental Illness | 0 comments

Another instance of tragic neglect of our mentally ill. How to get someone committed INVOLUNTARILY   Excerpts from the Article: Brendan Green said the troubling signs his brother was unraveling built up until the night before authorities said Noah Green launched an attack outside the Capitol. Brendan Green said his brother was violently ill Thursday evening in the Virginia apartment they shared, before he left and sent a forlorn text that...

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