ABA report captures impact of privatization of fees on the poor

Posted by on Oct 14, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

My good friend and great lawyer, Steve Hampton, sent me this article.  Second only to “the war on drugs”, privatization is the worst thing to happen to our criminal justice system. Excerpts from the Article: Hefty fees for services such as drug testing and electronic monitoring are weighing down low-income people moving through the criminal justice system, according to a report by the American Bar Association. The report,...

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Project links pediatricians, child psychiatrists

Posted by on Oct 5, 2020 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

PART OF MY JOB IS TO EDUCATE FOLKS. KIDS WITH MH ISSUES ARE FAR MORE LIKELY TO ENCOUNTER THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. THIS WILL HELP PREVENT THAT. Lord knows there is a huge need for more of this. With all of the stress brought on by the pandemic, kids need this more than ever. The mental health of all Americans is largely ignored, with many having undiagnosed illnesses. It was tough enough on kids b4 the pandemic; I have given numerous talks...

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Woman sues, says she was hospitalized after prison dentistry

Posted by on Sep 7, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs |

Corizon is notorious for its awful “health care”! Here again we see that a short sentence for drug charges nearly  resulted in death due to prison officials’ medical incompetence and cruelty. Excerpts from the Article: A woman who says she suffered a life-threatening infection after Idaho’s prison staffers denied her antibiotics following dental surgery is suing state officials and Corizon Health, claiming she was...

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When Does “Normal Living” Happen in Recovery? – Interesting – kra

Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

As a former addict – clean 14 and a half years now – naturally this caught my attention among the hundreds of articles I get monthly. The article reminds me of some philosophy classes – much talk, many questions, no answers! I don’t agree with the characterization of many “likes and dislikes” as “addiction”. Some of the author’s attitudes are formed by the structure/principles of NA and AA....

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Phelps, Ohno open up about suicide, depression in new doc

Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Featured, Mental Illness, Prison Abuse |

Depression is the most widespread undiagnosed MH problem in America, and it is rampant in our prisons. The MH care in prisons is a total FARCE! In Delaware, for example, there is one psychiatrist for more than 6,000 inmates; the others are “licenses clinicians”, and I have SEEN what the do/know. They must have had to take a test and fail it to become licensed! These superstars should be praised for speaking out about it. MH...

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