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  • Former congressman Weiner spends Father’s Day in jail with his son

    06/18/2018 12:40:57 PM PDT · by bgill · 18 replies
    nbcmontana ^ | June 18, 2018 | circa
    Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner was visited by his mother Frances Finkelstein and 6-year-old son, Jordan on Father’s Day, according to The publication snapped pictures of the two leaving the federal prison where Weiner is currently incarcerated for sexting a teenage girl. His wife and former staffer to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, Huma Abedin, was not present for the visit. Huma was only present to pick the two up after their visit, according to She briefly exited the car to help her son.
  • Demirtas TV speech from prison (Edirne Prisone in Turkey)

    06/18/2018 10:13:45 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    ANF News ^ | 18 Jun 2018, 12:38 | ANF NEWS DESK Monday
    “On June 24th, don’t put your fear in the envelope that you will cast in the ballot box, but your hopeful message for the future. Say “One vote HDP, one vote for Demirtas.” Below is the election speech of HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş, aired yesterday (June 17) on the TRT News channel. note: Video at the Link “Dear brothers and sisters, the beautiful people of my country, I greet you with my warmest feelings, love and longing. In this election campaign, one that will be called a disgrace in terms of our political history, I am...
  • Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes charged with criminal fraud, conspiracy

    06/16/2018 10:09:03 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 30 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/16/18 | By Ken Sweet
    Federal prosecutors indicted Elizabeth Holmes on criminal fraud charges for allegedly defrauding investors, doctors and the public as the head of the once-heralded blood-testing startup Theranos. Federal prosecutors also brought charges against the company's former second-in-command. Holmes, who was once considered a wunderkind of Silicon Valley, and her former Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Balwani, are charged with two counts conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud each, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of California said late Friday. If convicted, they could face prison sentences that would keep them behind bars for the rest...
  • 'Certain death' for Tommy Robinson in new prison

    06/14/2018 5:38:43 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva (Israeli National News) ^ | (6-14-18) 14/06/18 14:14 | Mordechai Sones
    Activist Robinson transferred yesterday to Onley Prison with high Muslim majority, known as violent prison. Tens of thousands demonstrate. Anti-Muslim takeover activist Tommy Robinson was jailed last month for a “breach of the peace” while live-streaming a trial involving a Muslim rape gang outside Leeds Crown Court. He was sentenced to 13 months in prison for interfering with court proceedings. At first he was transferred to a prison that was considered relatively safe. However, his transfer to Onley means "certain death", say observers. Robinson’s manager Caolan Robertson said a large majority of the prison population of Onley is Muslim. Various...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants Trump to spring him from prison

    06/13/2018 3:47:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption – is seeking President Donald Trump’s help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Kilpatrick, writing on the Free Kwame Project website, says he has undergone a spiritual transformation since resigning from office in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal. “By God’s grace, I have received a pardon from Him, through Christ Jesus. I pray that I will receive the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well,” he writes.
  • Judge orders Washington prison to provide Ramadan meals

    06/11/2018 12:02:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies
    AP ^ | June 11, 2018 | AP
    SEATTLE — A federal judge has ordered the Washington Department of Corrections to provide nighttime meals to Muslim inmates who have been fasting during the month of Ramadan, after several said prison officials refused to do so. The Council on American-Islamic Relations sued the department Sunday on behalf of four prisoners at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe, including one who said he’s lost 15 pounds since Ramadan began in mid-May.
  • HDP’s Demirtas: “This country is sick of Erdogan”

    06/06/2018 11:55:58 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 5 Jun 2018, 12:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    Demirtaş stated that the people are sick of the AKP and will tell Erdoğan they have had enough in these elections. He said: “We don’t have the slightest expectation from the AKP. At this point, AKP is the representative of a racist, fascist mindset." HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş responded to German news magazine Der Spiegel’s questions in writing through his lawyers. “THERE IS FASCISTIC PRESSURE, BUT OUR BASE IS COURAGEOUS” To Der Spiegel’s question “You had left your post at the party in February, you wanted to leave politics to its own rhythm. But now, you...
  • Demirtas to German media: I will get to the second turn

    06/03/2018 11:04:06 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    ANF News ^ | Saturday, 2 Jun 2018, 17:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    HDP Presidential candidate spoke to German media from prison HDP presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş answered questions sent by the German DPA agency. The HDP presidential candidate is in Edirne prison and, as part of his campaign, he is giving interviews to various foreign media.  Interviews with hime were also featured in German newspapers such as Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Phase), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Der Standaard. Asked about his detention condition, Demirtaş said: “Despite all the difficulties, I am good and I my moral is high. We are two in a small cell. We have radio, television and newspapers. We can...
  • HDP’s Demirtas: The AKP is doomed to lose

    06/03/2018 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    ANF News ^ | Sunday, 3 Jun 2018, 15:00 | ANF NEWS DESK
    HDP Presidential candidate sends out tweets to voters from Edirne prison. Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş is using all possible means within the limited conditions offered by Edirne prison where he is held for over 18 months. Demirtaş has sent new tweets out to voters on Sunday. The messages address various issues. “They won the 16 April referendum, by throwing us in prison. Now, on 24 June they keep me in jail to win. For this, they are putting pressure on all courts including the Constitutional Court”. “Some judges, who have looked at my files, have come...
  • Still Dying On The Inside: The Case For Ending Imprisonment Of Women

    05/26/2018 12:00:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Mat 22, 2018 | Deborah Coles
    This month marks ten years since the death of Pauline Campbell. Pauline became a formidable campaigner exposing the harm inflicted on women within the prison system. This followed the death of her 18-year-old daughter in Styal prison in 2003. It was campaigning by Pauline Campbell, bereaved families and Inquest around the sharp rise in deaths across the women’s estate, and in particular deaths at Styal in the early 2000s, that persuaded the then Labour government to commission Baroness Jean Corston to conduct an independent review of women in the criminal justice system. Corston’s ground-breaking report, published in March 2007, offered...
  • Keith Ellison: Republicans Doing Bible Studies In Jails Are Making It Harder For Dems To Win (Video)

    05/21/2018 4:59:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 52 replies
    DailyCaller ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Caruso
    Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison said at a Democratic event Monday that Republicans doing “Bible studies” in prisons is hurting Democrats’ chances at winning voters. “You know, back when I was in Minnesota State Legislature, I got the impression that maybe Democrats could possibly have an advantage with folks in this area who might vote for us,” Ellison said. “Not true. We will have to fight for their vote like we do with every other vote because I learned that a lot of Republicans will go to jails and do Bible studies and other things.”
  • Meek Mill: Jay-Z Convinced Him to Cancel Trump Visit

    05/18/2018 7:33:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    TMZ ^ | May 18, 2018
    Meek Mill bailed on a visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Friday after a late-night call from Jay-Z ... TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the story ... Meek agreed to travel to the White House to discuss prison reform. President Trump is hosting a Prison Reform Summit. Participants include members of Congress, various activists and, clearly, people who have become victims of the system. We're told Jay called Meek Thursday night and made it clear ... meeting with Trump would be problematic for his image and for the cause. We're told other high-profile African-Americans also called Meek and voiced serious concern....
  • Antifa Bike Lock Prof May Face 11 Years In Prison

    05/18/2018 4:02:13 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies ^ | 5/17/18 | Rob Shimshock
    Former Diablo Valley College professor Eric Clanton may face 11 years in prison for allegedly busting a Trump supporter’s head with a bike lock, according to an interview he did with Rolling Stone entitled “Antifa on Trial: How a College Professor Joined the Left’s Radical Ranks.”I love how this headline suggests that it’s UNUSUAL for professors to be part of the radical left; perhaps this author needs to tune in to Campus Unmasked. But I guess if you define “radical” to include only outright violence and not anti-white and and anti-Israel curriculum, readings from the Marxist Frankfurt School, etc., you...
  • UK Proposes Prison Time For Offensive Online Posts

    05/11/2018 6:38:46 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/10/2018 | Amy Balog
    The Sentencing Council for England and Wales has drafted new guidelines proposing prison sentences of between 26 weeks and six years for social media posts deemed hostile toward a race, religion or sexual identity. The proposals have been made in relation to the Public Order Act, which prohibits all activities “intended or likely to stir up hatred” against minority groups, including transgender people.
  • Ex-Rep. Bill Jefferson, freed from prison, wants to void $392,000 judgment against him

    05/04/2018 12:48:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies ^ | 5/4/18 | Drew Broach
    Seven months removed from prison, former U.S. Rep. William Jefferson of Louisiana is trying to undo a $392,000 civil judgment for stockholders in a defunct telecommunications company that figured into his criminal case. He's asked a federal judge in Louisville, Ky., to reverse the order that he pay the money to iGate Inc. investors. The reason: The convictions on which the civil award rested have been overturned. "Thus, no basis any longer exist[s] on which this court may maintain its judgment and order," Jefferson's motion says.The lawsuit was filed 11 years ago by Daniel Cadle of Newton Falls, Ohio, on...
  • At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

    05/02/2018 1:41:53 PM PDT · by walford · 36 replies
    LA Times/AP ^ | Jun 04, 2017 | Staff
    ...The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase.
  • U.S. Supreme Court again rejects Rod Blagojevich appeal

    04/16/2018 8:17:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 16, 2018 | Jason Meisner
    The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He's scheduled to be released in 2024. Blagojevich's lawyers had wanted the high court to take up his case to make clear what constitutes illegal political fundraising. They argued that politicians are vulnerable to prosecution because the line between what's allowed and what's illegal is blurry.His convictions included trying to extort a children's hospital for contributions and seeking...
  • Hefty prison sentence for Park Geun-hye, ex-President of South Korea (24 years, $16.8 million)

    04/06/2018 3:47:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    CBS News ^ | 4/05/18
    <p>SEOUL, South Korea -- Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a corruption scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her ouster. The conviction, which she can appeal, is the latest hit in a dramatic fall for South Korea's first female president.</p>
  • Louisiana House passes bill to expand use of state prisoner labor

    04/02/2018 5:36:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 18 replies ^ | 4/2/18 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The Louisiana House of Representatives voted 75-7 to potentially expand the use of state inmate labor by the government Monday (April 2). The legislation generated no debate from lawmakers on the House floor, but all seven lawmakers who voted against the bill are African American Democrats. House Bill 84 would allow the governor to authorize prisoners to do work other than custodial duties at the Department of Corrections headquarters in Baton Rouge. Officials are currently using prisoners to build a fence around the building, among other things, and it's "unclear" if inmates can be used for those jobs. Gov. John...
  • Palm Sunday Massacre’ killer quietly freed from prison

    04/01/2018 8:07:12 PM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies ^ | 3/31/18 | Shawn Cohen, Aaron Feis and Larry Celona
    The fiend behind one of the most infamous mass shootings in city history — the “Palm Sunday Massacre” that left eight children and two young moms dead in Brooklyn in 1984 — has been quietly released from an upstate prison. Christopher Thomas slaughtered the innocents in an East New York apartment on a rainy Palm Sunday — the blood-soaked culmination of a beef with the home’s owner, convicted cocaine dealer Enrique ­Bermudez. Thomas, now 68, was released nearly three months ago and is ­believed to be living in Queens. “He doesn’t deserve to be on the street . . . He killed...