Kalamazoo man who sought return to prison apparently kills himself

Posted by on Jan 19, 2020 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse | 0 comments

What a coincidence! Just 2 days ago, before seeing this article, I was discussing this problem with the Mom of an inmate! Why have I included this article? Because it describes the plight of many, many more than are reported.  Our prisons are so abysmal and abominable that I have seen inmates commit suicide  … and many more do than ever are reported. As I and others have pointed out, prison officials often lie about “cause of...

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Sentencing reform debate shines light on lack of substance abuse treatment in prisons

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | 0 comments

Good.  This is another wildly dysfunctional part of the system.  I know from my many contacts, my readings, and my own experience, that virtually NONE of the prison run programs are effective! The private companies submit a bid of 13 million $$$, or 40 million$$$, … to provide a treatment program. The program looks good on paper, the contractor gets the big bucks, …. and the difference between what is on the proposal and what goes...

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The Injustice of This Moment Is Not an ‘Aberration’ From mass incarceration to mass deportation, our nation remains in deep denial.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, War on Drugs | 0 comments

From the woman who sparked a fire with the book , “The New Jim Crow”! I have written several articles on the issues she raises, but I did not correlate the mass deportation to mass incarceration, which, as she points out, is no coincidence. Excerpts from the Article: Ten years have passed since my book, “The New Jim Crow,” was published. I wrote it to challenge our nation to reckon with the recurring cycles of racial reform, retrenchment...

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Devin Nunes was directly involved in the push for Biden Ukraine investigations, says Lev Parnas – Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani, says he helped arrange meetings between Nunes and Ukrainians.

Posted by on Jan 17, 2020 in Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

This lying weasel, Nunes, like so many other squirming slime balls trying to defend tRump, is in DEEP shit and may well get indicted! We have seen him lie b4, scurry to secret meetings with tRump, etc. He is in it up to his neck! As a former prosecutor and trial attorney who has cross-examined thousands – yes, thousands – of lying witnesses, I know a “heap big liar” when I see one, and Nunes is IT. Sure, Parnas is...

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Florida Supreme Court rules convicted felons must pay fines, fees before voting – BAD Decision! – kra

Posted by on Jan 17, 2020 in Backgress - Sessions, Featured, Other Issues | 0 comments

This is one PISS POOR DECISION, and I was not happy to see this headline.  As you can see in the Article, given the fucked up state of the law in Florida, the court had not much choice. Made by judges who have NO idea how difficult it is to bounce back financially after being locked up for years. Sheeeeeit, it has been 8 years for me and I still need to beg for money occasionally! Although Florida voters, using common sense, passed a referendum...

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