Ginnie Graham: Years after single mom got 12 years for selling $31 of weed, Oklahoma is still No. 1 for locking up women

Posted by on Nov 15, 2017 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   What’s with Oklahoma? It is just pathetic that Oklahoma is jailing women this way, destroying families. The sentence in her case was downright barbaric! 12 years in prison for selling less than $50 worth of marijuana! In a day and age where pot is rapidly becoming legal (now available in 29 states) this sort of sentence is outrageous. Is it any wonder that people have so little respect for the...

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For-Profit Delco Prison Settles Inmate Suicide Lawsuit for $7M – Another Outrage!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   How many more such tragedies and wastes of YOUR money do we have to see before people raise hell about it! Such situations could easily be prevented at a tiny fraction of what this now costs. And it is YOUR taxpayer money thus wasted! As for the settlement “policy changes”, unless there is vigorous monitoring and enforcement, that is not worth the paper it is written on! How do I know? From my...

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Va. case shows desperate need to put the mentally ill in treatment, not prison

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Featured, Mental Illness | Comments

Ken’s Comments:  I doubt that I shall live long enough to see politicians wake up to the realization that they are harming many by our massive neglect of the mentally ill! Our prisons are awash in them, and the cost of such stupidity – shortsightedness – is about $444 BILLION each year … YOUR hard earned money down the drain. We send more than 2 million Americans with mental illness to jail every year!    ...

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Bowe Bergdahl gets dishonorable discharge, avoids prison time

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Many no doubt agree with our moron of a President, when he says this sentence is a disgrace. That is the easy, uninformed, position.  tRump, who never served in the military, who knows nothing about justice, who says what he thinks his “base” wants to hear, is dead wrong. This sentence is a testament to fairness in the face of public pressure to lynch the wrongdoer! The guy walked off. He had mental...

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Doctors Call for Release of Girl with Cerebral Palsy After Border Agents Remove Her from Hospital

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   When the Donald says he is getting tough on immigration, this is the kind of outrageous crap we see. This, and the tortuous conditions of ICE “Detention Centers”. READ all about them on this website!   Excerpts:   The American Civil Liberties Union is demanding the immediate release of a 10-year-old girl who was removed from the children’s hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, and taken into...

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Sex offender registries endanger the lives they’re meant to protect

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Yes, it is true, and many law enforcement officers are starting to realize the folly in the registries. There are several related articles on this website. As for the “draconian restrictions”: I had a friend named Bill, whom I met at DIMH shelter. He had been imprisoned for 28 years, and had been out for about two years when he was re-arrested. During that time he had obtained a job, a car, and an...

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