State admits recording jail conversations between defense lawyers and clients – Blatantly Illegal! kra

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   They do whatever the hell they want to do, like blatantly violate inmates’ rights in this way, because they so seldom are held accountable! Lock them UP!   Excerpts from the Article:   For four years, a tucked-away monitoring system in a certain visitation room at the Anchorage jail recorded conversations between attorneys and their clients — defendants in criminal court – without anyone knowing. Now...

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Criminal justice system policies are changing for the better – by Ken Abraham – PUBLISHED

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   This editorial was PUBLISHED in the Delaware State News of 1/16/18, P A4.  You should look into the goings on of the Board of Pardons in YOUR state, and then use this as a guide to either praise them, or, if they still “deny, deny, deny”, to shame them in the press!      Criminal justice system policies are changing for the better – By Ken Abraham The Delaware State News has printed many...

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The remarkable rehabilitation of Matthew Charles makes a case for prosecutorial discretion – The Need for Prosecutors with Sense! kra

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Here we see another absurdity of current drug laws, and we are reminded that the prosecutors have the ability to avoid and to correct many injustices. READ also How Bad Prosecutors Cause Bad Policing – Good analysis and Some GREAT Ideas to Inject More Fairness Into the System.    Excerpts from the Article:   Matthew Charles went home to Nashville in 2016 after 20 years in federal prison. He found a...

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In Vermont, lawmakers lead the way on legalizing recreational pot – Other States Lack Leadership! kra With Letter to Editor

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Why is it that Vermont is the only state in which the lawmakers have legalized marijuana? It is because legislators in other states are grossly uninformed as to the wasteful cost and harm done by current marijuana policies and as to the benefits of legalization, and they lack the guts to do what flat-out makes sense. But they don’t; they equivocate by saying things like “let’s wait and see what...

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How One Mississippi Teen Went 1,266 Days Behind Bars Before Receiving a Mental Evaluation – Outrageous! kra

Posted by on Jan 12, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   See my many articles about the problems, and rampant injustice, caused by warehousing our mentally ill in prisons. This is the painfully well documented account of a young man named Tyler, who languished for 48 months in prison before getting the court-ordered mental health evaluation. It also relates the judge’s preposterous ruling that there was “good cause” for the delay, so typical of officials...

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Massachusetts: Reform Legislation Introduced after Study on Solitary Confinement Published

Posted by on Jan 9, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Here we see that use of solitary does not reduce violence, and, in fact, decreases public safety.  READ SUBTLE BUT REAL SERIOUS DAMAGE TO SOCIETY caused by the war on drugs. Backfire Effect kra  What most of the authors of articles about solitary confinement don’t know is the real reason that many inmates are put there. What is that reason? Totally illegally, and criminally, guards will manufacture false...

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