Multiple Lawsuits Allege “Slave Labor” Under Guise of Drug Treatment – A Familiar Abuse, and OUTRAGEOUS! kra

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments: Another outstanding article from our friends at PLN.  See my previous article on the chicken plant; here we see the abuses and the lawsuits are piling up. I shall inquire with the state judicial ethics Board in a few days, and file a complaint against that judge. YOU should do the same! Speak out and get these fools held accountable!  Write Letters to the Editor!   READ THESE IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO MAKE...

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“I Won’t Back Down” – My Theme Song. kra

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs | Comments

I remember when our criminal justice system worked well. There was time to have proper trials. There were nearly zero wrongful convictions. Our prison population was about 338,000 (now over 2.1 million). That was 1973, the year I graduated from law school. That was before the “war on drugs” got ramped up. That was 45 years ago; that is how long it has taken us to create the dysfunctional justice system seen in America today. Nixon...

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38 NC jail inmates have died this year. Nearly half involved lack of supervision.

Posted by on Jan 1, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   Inmates are killed by prison stall every day in America, either by outright murder – usually by beating – or from medical neglect. If you don’t think so, subscribe to our newsletter or to Prison Legal News’ newsletter and learn what really goes on in our prisons. “In Long’s case and 17 others, state investigators found problems with inmate supervision”.  No shit, Sherlock! As I...

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He sought help to get off heroin. He ended up paralyzed in jail, and then dead. Not a Rare Case! kra

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Featured, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | Comments

Ken’s Comments:   You know that I get so many articles about prison abuse that I can post only a small fraction of them. The most outrageous, of course, are the senseless deaths, like the death of Joel, the son of my new friend Christine Kerscher. We will be seeking justice for Christine and Joel. Here is another one. There are several articles here too about addicts dying in prison because the prison intake systems are so deficient...

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Good News! Our Officials are Starting to Get the Message – Policies are Changing! Letter to the Editor kra

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs | Comments

In preparing my Letter to the Editor,  I called my friend, Judy Smith at the Board of Pardons, to get the actual numbers. Astonishingly (I mean this is an incredible departure of their practice of “deny, deny, deny”!) 39 out of 40 Applications for a Pardon were recommended to the governor for approval. Of the 11 inmates who applied for a commutation (sentence reduction – early release), three were granted (the three men whom...

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