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  • Majority of 230 protesters arrested on Inauguration Day will face 10 years in prison and $25k fine

    01/21/2017 10:28:12 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 113 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01/21/17 | Anna Hopkins
    Most of the 230 rioters arrested after violent protests erupted in Washington D.C. following Donald Trump's inauguration will be charged with felony rioting, federal prosecutors said on Saturday. The charge carries a punishment of up to ten years in jail and a $25,000 fine. Thousand of protesters launched a violent rampage just blocks away from the White House as anti-Trump demonstrators smashed store windows, set fire to cars and threw bricks at police. Many of those arrested are due to appear in court on Saturday, according to WUSA 9. Heated clashes broke out in McPherson Square and along K Street...
  • PRISON INTERVIEW: Why this Woman Had to Kill a Man in a Wheel Chair in Phoenix, AZ (2012)

    01/18/2017 9:30:58 AM PST · by johnk · 9 replies
    YT ^ | 1/10/2017 | Colin Flaherty YouTube Channel
    Prison (Jail) interview of remorseless woman convicted of torturing (3 days) and killing a supposed snitch.
  • Wife of Bill Clinton - Theme Song for 2017 (performed by Johnny Cash)

    01/18/2017 9:04:44 AM PST · by johnk · 7 replies
    YT ^ | 1/18/17 | self
    Wife of Bill Clinton Here is my chosen theme Song for 2017-2018 for one of the greatest criminals in our nations history. (Performed by Johnny Cash)
  • ‘Ice cream killer’ is so dangerous, she’s headed to a men’s prison

    01/18/2017 8:09:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lia Eustachewich and Jamie Schram
    Watch out, guys! An Austrian femme fatale known as the “Ice Cream Killer” will have plenty of new men to choose from at her new lockdown. Estibaliz Carranza, 38, will be transferred to an all-male prison because she’s too dangerous to be locked up at a women’s facility, but authorities might be playing right into her hands. The maniacal murderess has a history of luring men into her web and then killing and slicing up their bodies with a chainsaw. In 2012, she was sentenced to life behind bars for the dismemberment murders of her ex-husband and her onetime lover...
  • Bernie Madoff Is Peddling Hot Chocolate in Prison Yard

    01/14/2017 11:26:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 13, 2017 | Lia Eustachewich
    Ponzi king Bernie Madoff is seeking new business ventures behind bars — in the hot chocolate market. Madoff , 78, has bought up all Swiss Miss packets from the commissary at the Butner federal correction complex in North Carolina, and is reselling them for a profit, according to a report. “Bernie really was a successful businessman with quite original insights into the market, and he’s continued applying his business instincts in prison,” journalist Steve Fishman told MarketWatch after interviewing Madoff at length for his new podcast “Ponzi Supernova.” “He made it so that if you wanted any, you had to...
  • 51 Inmates Refuse To Be Locked In Cells At State’s Maximum Security Prison

    01/09/2017 5:44:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | January 9, 2017
    State Police responded to the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Facility in Shirley after dozens of inmates refused to be locked in their cells Monday evening. The Department of Corrections says 51 inmates in the P-1 Housing Unit at the maximum security prison were involved in the incident. All corrections officers were safely evacuated from the unit and the prison’s Special Operations team regained control of the inmates at approximately 7:00 pm. Souza Baranowski prison cell (WBZ-TV) Souza Baranowski prison cell (WBZ-TV) The situation is still being assessed, but there were no injuries to any officers. A source tells WBZ the unit was...
  • Probe of Hillary's email to continue 'full throttle'

    01/09/2017 7:08:26 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 28 replies
    WND ^ | 1-9-2017 | staff
    If Hillary Clinton thinks the investigation of her private, unsecured email server ended with her failed bid for the presidency in November, she’d better think again, because now the top GOP investigator says a House Republican probe could zero in on “a lot of other characters” involved in the Clinton scandal. “This was never a political targeting in the beginning, and just because there was a political election doesn’t mean it goes away,” House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said Monday. “There were a lot of other characters involved in this that we have to look at.”...
  • An update: The Hillary For Prison Movement Story (When does she go?)

    01/07/2017 7:56:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    **SNIP** Through all the craziness, we knew that we were doing the right thing in spreading the message, because we realized that true journalism in the US was failing the American Public. The US media let the Clintons wipe away the messages of their crimes, and the news stories just covered the Kardashians and other vapid blather... but through the Hillary For Prison Movement, the AMERICAN PUBLIC said "NO, we want to talk about Benghazi, we want to talk about Classified Emails, we want to talk about Perjury.” If the media won’t keep the conversation active, then WE need to...
  • Convicted killer first U.S. inmate to get state-funded sex-reassignment surgery

    01/06/2017 10:10:23 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | January 6, 2017 | Don Thompson
    A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner’s attorneys confirmed Friday. California prison officials agreed in August 2015 to pay for the surgery for Shiloh Heavenly Quine, who was convicted of first-degree murder, kidnapping and robbery for ransom and has no possibility of parole.
  • ‘Give the Man a Chance:’ San Quentin Inmates Who Supported Clinton Say Trump Deserves a Shot

    01/04/2017 7:39:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 4, 2017 | Riya Bhattacharjee
    "Economically, he is going to do for the country what has not been done in modern history." — The "Oracle of San Quentin"“Welcome to prison.” Rahsaan Thomas greets me with a firm handshake and a big grin inside the Catholic chapel at San Quentin. It's job fair day at the prison in December, and things are busier than usual. Thirty seven inmates, including Thomas, are interviewing with 33 potential employers from around the Bay Area. They are hopeful. In the bright scenario that they make it out of prison, they could get hired by the owners of yoga studios, dog...
  • Federal judge orders state to provide Mumia Abu-Jamal with (expensive) hepatitis C treatment

    01/04/2017 6:02:52 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 4, 2017 | Robert Moran
    A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Mumia Abu-Jamal should be provided new medications by the state to treat his hepatitis C infection. [Snip] The state has about 7,000 inmates with hepatitis C, and treating them - at a cost of $84,000 to $90,000 per person - would cost $600 million. [Snip] Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther and sometime radio reporter, was found guilty of the Dec. 9, 1981, slaying [of a 25-year old police officer]. He was sentenced to death in 1982, but that sentence was overturned by a federal appeals court and reduced to life without parole.
  • Appeals Court Revives Clinton Email Server Suits

    12/28/2016 12:11:31 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 28, 2016 | Mary Pascaline International
    An appeals court reversed a lower court’s ruling on Tuesday saying two U.S. government agencies did not do enough to recover emails pertaining to the investigation involving former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she served as secretary of state. The three-judge panel — comprised of Judges Stephen Williams, Brett Kavanaugh and Robert Wilkins — ruled that the lower court judge should not have thrown out the cases as moot after the State Department received thousands of emails from the FBI and Clinton. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of...
  • Blagojevich asks for presidential commutation

    12/23/2016 5:39:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    chicago.suntimes.com ^ | Dec. 23, 2016 | Jon Seidel
    Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is seeking a presidential commutation, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Justice. The longshot request comes more than four months after U.S. District Judge James Zagel reinstated the 14-year prison sentence Blagojevich, 60, is serving for a series of schemes that included his attempt to sell then-President-elect Barack Obama’s U.S. Senate seat. The news of Blagojevich’s commutation request also comes days after Blagojevich’s lawyer, Leonard Goodman, filed a brief with the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking for yet another sentencing hearing.
  • Ground Truth

    12/22/2016 11:47:10 AM PST · by Pontiac · 21 replies
    TampaBay Times ^ | 12/22/16 | Ben Montogmery
    For more than a century, boys were sent to the Florida School for Boys reformatory in the north Florida town of Marianna. Many were beaten brutally and bear the physical and psychological scars to this day. Many boys, though, never came home. They died, some under mysterious circumstances. They were buried in unmarked graves and they were forgotten. Several years ago, a young anthropology professor from the University of South Florida decided she would try to answer the many questions about what happened to these boys and, if she could, return their remains to their families. To get to the...
  • Judge orders Fattah to prison despite appeal

    12/20/2016 11:15:30 AM PST · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 20, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) will have to appeal his corruption conviction from prison starting in January, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday. Fattah, 60, was sentenced last week to 10 years in prison on charges of fraud, bribery and money laundering after a jury convicted him on more than 20 counts. He has been ordered to report to prison by Jan. 25. Fattah had argued a Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that limits the legal definition of bribery would likely help his appeal, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. In his opinion, however, U.S. District Judge Harvey Bartle III...
  • Obama brag: More prison sentences cut than 'any president in history'

    12/20/2016 10:45:43 AM PST · by kevcol · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | December 20, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    President Obama slashed the sentences of over 200 prisoners Monday in an unusually flashy way — he bragged that no other president had done more. "Today, President Obama granted clemency to 231 deserving individuals — the most individual acts of clemency granted in a single day by any president in this nation's history," heralded the White House.
  • Is Chicago really that corrupt? Yes

    12/17/2016 6:54:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/14/2016 | John Kass
    Most aldermen, most politicians are hos," corrupt Chicago Ald. Arenda Troutman said, rather famously, on federal tape. She wasn't speaking about gardening tools, was she? Troutman was talking about the politics of Chicago, which is, if you've forgotten, the political corruption capital of the United States. Troutman represented the South Side's 20th Ward. At her 2009 sentencing, she squirted a few tears, sobbed, prayed, begged and then got four years in federal prison anyway. And on Wednesday her replacement, Ald. Willie Cochran, a former Chicago police officer who campaigned as something of a corruption buster, was himself indicted on federal...
  • Former Rep. Chaka Fattah sentenced to 10 years in prison

    12/12/2016 11:52:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 12, 2016 | Cristina Marcos
    Former Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Monday on charges of money laundering, bribery and fraud. Fattah, 60, resigned from the House in June after being convicted on more than 20 counts of corruption. He'll have to report to prison by Jan. 25, 2017, to begin his sentence. Prosecutors had called for Fattah to receive 17 to 22 years in prison. Fattah had already lost the Democratic primary for the Philadelphia-area seat he represented for 22 years. His successor, Rep. Dwight Evans (D), was sworn in on Nov. 14 to finish the remaining weeks...
  • Iran Frees Criminals If They Volunteer in Syria

    12/10/2016 10:49:12 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Saturday, 10 December 2016
    Iranian authorities are pardoning some of their most notorious criminals from its prisons as long as they agree to volunteer to fight in Syria, a local media outlet has reported. Al-Hissar News, a local human right news website focused on Iranian prisoners, revealed how Tehran coaxes Iranian and Afghan prisoners with promises of amnesty if they returned intact from the war. According to the source, prisons authority confirmed that the volunteered prisoners would be considered “martyrs”, in addition to benefits and perks to be rewarded to their families if they are killed while fighting on the frontlines. Thousands of Iranian...
  • Feds eye Ohio prison for housing Haitian illegal immigrants

    11/04/2016 6:28:31 AM PDT · by tekrat · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/4/2016 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Haitians crossing illegally into the U.S. via the Mexican border could wind up in an Ohio prison under a federal plan to accommodate them pending immigration hearings. The Department of Homeland Security is negotiating with the operators of the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center to lease space to house an anticipated influx of Haitian illegal immigrants, according to the Wall Street Journal. Officials with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a division of DHS, expect thousands from the impoverished island nation to cross across the U.S.’s southwestern border from Mexico. The proposed use of the prison, which is operated by private company...
  • The people speak!!!

    11/03/2016 8:21:58 AM PDT · by TruthFactor · 15 replies
    self | 11/3/2016 | Sefl
    My dream last night. Everywhere, across this great land, I saw long lines at the polling stations on election day with everyone in line yelling "LOCK HER UP!, LOCK HER UP!, LOCK HER UP!!!!" MAGA!!!
  • FReep your local city

    10/31/2016 11:48:11 AM PDT · by \/\/ayne · 10 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10/31/2016 | \/\/ayne
    Operation Banner Suggestion for FReep and How To Do It The FReep: Car or truck with banner or large sign "Hillary For Prison 2016" or "Bill Clinton Is A Rapist." How To Do It (right): Ingredients: 5 people with cellphones, two cars, three cellphone headsets, large banners and a sign. Action: "Banner" car or truck drives around the city with very large banner "Hillary For Prison 2016," "Bill Clinton Is A Rapist" or both. The "Sign Car" has a Driver and Passenger. The "Banner Car Passenger" has a sign saying "You are being videotaped" on one side and "911 has...
  • Security vet: 'Smoking gun' email should put Hillary in prison

    10/28/2016 6:46:46 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Sep 8, 2016 | Jerome Corsi
    The handling of an email to Hillary Clinton from longtime adviser Sidney Blumenthal discovered in a new release of documents is a “smoking gun” violation of national security laws requiring a prison sentence, charges a former military intelligence officer. Clinton forwarded the Aug. 8, 2009, email – clearly marked “Classified” – to a personal, nonsecure email address registered to aide Huma Abedin, huma@clintonemail.com. Abedin then forwarded the message to another personal, nonsecure account, humamabedin@yahoo.com.
  • Polls: More Americans Want Hillary in Prison than in the White House

    10/24/2016 12:11:17 PM PDT · by safetysign · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    New polling data found more Americans think Hillary belongs in prison than in the White House. Subverse.com reported: A new poll has revealed that most Americans disagree with the FBI’s decision not to file criminal charges against Hillary Clinton — that means more people want to see the candidate behind bars than behind a desk in the oval office. Of 1,000 voters polled by Rasmussen Reports on October 18 and 19; 65% believe that Clinton broke the law with her use of a private server — and 53% believe that the FBI should have filed criminal charges. Meanwhile, according to...
  • Putting Too Many People in Prison Puts Michigan at Risk

    10/20/2016 10:33:42 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/13/2016 | Kahryn Riley
    Michigan’s major cities — which have been among the most violent in the nation in recent years — saw a major drop in crime last year. Generally speaking, it is the safest time in decades to live in Michigan. The FBI recently released the 2015 edition of its annual report, “Crime in the United States.” The report is a compilation of data that law enforcement agencies around the country voluntarily submit to FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program (UCR). According to the UCR website, 18,000 city, university, county, state, tribal and federal law enforcement agencies participate in the program, which has...
  • US state of Georgia prepares to execute cop killer

    10/19/2016 1:53:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 19 October 2016 | By Afp
    The southern US state of Georgia was preparing Wednesday to execute a man convicted of killing a police officer, after the state parole board denied a request for clemency. Gregory Lawler, 63, was set to die by lethal injection at 7 pm (2300 GMT) at a prison in Jackson, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside Atlanta, prison authorities said. According to court documents, Lawler during a domestic dispute in 1997 opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on two officers at his home, killing one and seriously wounding the other.
  • Hillary Clinton’s curious relationship with major Swiss bank draws attention

    07/30/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The State Department (which Hillary Clinton used to run and where she still holds significant influence) has been very clear about one thing. There is no relationship between donations to the Clinton Foundation and actions taken by the Secretary of State during her tenure there. Period. Full stop. End of discussion. Perish the thought. You’re all just a bunch of Clinton haters who are trying to stop the ongoing charity work of these wonderful people. And yet for some strange reason we keep seeing stories like this. Hillary hadn’t even finished unpacking her things in her new office at...
  • Conway: It's Not Up to Trump Whether Clinton Is Jailed

    10/12/2016 1:39:54 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 71 replies
    NBC ^ | October 12, 2016 | Erik Ortiz
    When Donald Trump threatens to lock up Hillary Clinton if he were president, he's merely "channeling the frustrations of millions of Americans" — and doesn't ultimately have that power, his campaign manager suggested Wednesday. "It wouldn't be up to him whether or not she goes to jail.That would have to be fully adjudicated through the regular channels like it would be for anyone else," Kellyanne Conway said on ABC's "Good Morning America."
  • Trump says Clinton 'should be in prison,' questions her health and loyalty to Bill

    10/02/2016 1:54:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 2, 2016
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stepped up his personal attacks on Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton Saturday night, telling supporters in Pennsylvania that Clinton "should be in prison" over her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Trump made the apparently unscripted statement as chants of "Lock her up!" rang out at the rally in Manheim, Pa. Trump himself has avoided using such language in the past. But this time, he joined in. The real estate mogul also made an apparent reference to former President Bill Clinton's sexual indiscretions, saying that Hillary Clinton's "only loyalty is to her...
  • Bill Clinton Praises the Clinton Global Initiative at Final Annual Meeting

    09/21/2016 9:02:51 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-21-2016 | John Hayward
    85 The Clinton Global Initiative’s final meeting this week wrapped up with a speech from Bill Clinton, who praised the controversial organization as “a profound advance in the conduct and impact of modern philanthropy
  • LOW ENERGY HILLARY: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ‘DOWNRIGHT DEPRESSING’

    09/19/2016 10:03:56 PM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 19, 2016 | Charlie Spiering
    Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton admitted that the presidential race she was running in had become “downright depressing” during a rally at Temple University in Philadelphia specifically branded for millennials.
  • A False Conviction Is Overturned, but the System That Allowed It Remains

    09/10/2016 5:00:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 September 2016 | Jim Dwyer
    Here is the case of a missing paragraph that turned into a trap door that dropped a man into prison. The paragraph vanished from a police report in a Brooklyn criminal case, but essential information has been hidden from people accused of crimes in courthouses across the country. Even though failing to share exculpatory information is among the most serious breaches of ethics and law for the police and prosecutors, there is little personal or institutional accountability for such tactics. In 2010, to convict a man named Wayne Martin of killing two people during a stickup of a Brooklyn tire...
  • Insolent veteran tells Hillary he'd 'have been prosecuted and imprisoned' if he'd done what she did

    09/08/2016 6:40:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/08/16 | Robert Laurie
    How dare he speak this way to the queen? Someone at NBC really dropped the ball last night. Not only did Trump fare pretty well during the MSNBC Commander-in-Chief Forum, Hillary came away looking really, really, bad. As Dan pointed out earlier, the media is freaking out - falling all over itself in an attempt to prop-up Hillary’s performance. The size of their meltdown, as usual, is inversely proportional to how badly their preferred candidate is doing. The less successful she is, the more they lose it. So it has to drive them nuts that the following question (asked by...
  • Clinton's private email leaker jailed for 4+ years

    09/04/2016 5:53:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/03/16
    A Romanian man who helped expose the existence of Hillary Clinton's private email domain used during her time as U.S. secretary of state was sentenced on Thursday to 52 months in prison by a federal court.http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/09/01/clintons-private-email-leaker-jailed-for?videoId=369730605&videoChannel=1003&channelName=Politics
  • Obama shortens prison sentences of 111 convicts - White House

    08/30/2016 2:42:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/30/16 | Staff
    WASHINGTON, Aug 30 - U.S. President Barack Obama shortened the prison sentences of 111 convicts serving time for drug-related offenses in his second round of clemency grants this month, the White House said on Tuesday. Obama has now granted a total of 673 commutations during his presidency, more than the number granted by the 10 previous presidents combined, as he seeks to reform the criminal justice system, it said. For some of the convicts, the commutations mean they will serve only half of their original prison sentences. For instance, Sly Stallone Aikens of South Carolina, serving a sentence of 36
  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    TUCSON, - A U.S. study indicates cigarettes are being replaced as currency among state prisoners by another highly-coveted item -- instant ramen noodles. Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, said ramen noodles are on the rise as a form of currency among male inmates in U.S. state prisons due to cost-cutting measures leading to a drop in food quality and quantity. Gibson-Light, who is due to present his study at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said the rise of ramen has less to do with the popularity of tobacco...
  • UK prisons: Staff afraid to stand up to jihadis for fear of being labeled “racist”

    08/22/2016 11:25:15 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | CHRISTINE WILLIAMS
    Wardens in prisons in the UK (and throughout the West) are failing “to stop jihadi poison spreading in jails: Staff face being labelled racist if they stand up to hate preachers.” Calling out jihadist doctrine renders one a so-called “islamophobe,” and this label — intended to browbeat the infidel — must be fully resisted. UK prisons today show why: this label is enabling jihad activity. In America, it’s no different, as federal prisons are described by experts as “breeding grounds” for terrorists. The implications are severe…. “Prisons have long been criticized for a culture that can make some inmates more...
  • In U.S. Jails, a Constitutional Clash Over Air-Conditioning

    08/16/2016 11:46:38 AM PDT · by massmike · 53 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 08/16/2016 | ALAN BLINDER
    In places like Louisiana and Texas, sweltering states where elected officials cherish tough-on-crime credentials, it is politically poisonous to be perceived as coddling prisoners. And many officials simply say that temperatures are not anywhere near as dire as prisoners and their lawyers claim. A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, which is facing an array of lawsuits over the issue of jail temperatures, including a class-action case, said in a statement that “the well-being of staff and offenders is a top priority for the agency and we remain committed to making sure that both are safe during the...
  • North Carolina man freed after 28 years in prison

    08/12/2016 12:46:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 Aug 2016 | BBC
    A North Carolina man who spent 28 years in prison on murder charges has been released after a judge ruled his trial was unfair. Authorities will now consider whether Johnny Small, 43, should face a second trial in the 1988 murder of Pam Dreher. Judge W Douglas Parsons ruled that there was not enough evidence to convict Small. He also found that during the 1989 trial witnesses lied and police withheld key evidence. On his first night in nearly 30 years outside of prison, Small slept on a cousin's sofa. After years of sleeping in cell, he preferred sleeping in...
  • Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks

    08/05/2016 6:43:21 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | AUG 4, 2016 | DAN NOYES
    I-TEAM Prison guards, police warned of possible 'Black August' attacks VIDEO AND IMAGE AT ABC7 By Dan Noyes Thursday, August 04, 2016 07:11PM SAN FRANCISCO -- An urgent bulletin is going out to law enforcement Wednesday, warning of a new threat of attacks against officers on the street and in prisons. It has to do with what's called Black August. A reporter for KGO-TV - KABC's sister station in San Francisco - obtained the bulletin from a law enforcement source. The bulletin from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Sacramento Intelligence Unit and the FBI's National Gang Intelligence Center warns of...
  • Non-violent drug offender commutes the sentences of 214 non-violent drug offenders

    08/04/2016 8:45:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/16 | Robert Laurie
    'Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow' Barack Obama is, rather famously, a non-violent drug offender. In his youth, he roamed Hawaii with the Choom Gang and indulged in the local fare. As he wrote in his book, Dreams of my Father: I had learned not to care. I blew a few smoke rings, remembering those years. Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though—Mickey, my potentional intiator had been just a little too eager for me to go through with that.
  • Obama shortens terms for 214 prisoners; 67 had life sentence

    08/03/2016 11:04:58 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 29 replies
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is cutting short the sentences of 214 federal inmates, including 67 serving life sentences. The White House says it's the largest batch of commutations on a single day in more than a century. Almost all the prisoners were serving time for nonviolent drug offenses. The commutations bring to 562 the total number of sentences Obama has shortened. The White House says that's more than the past nine presidents combined. Almost 200 of those who have benefited were serving life sentences. White House counsel Neil Eggleston says Obama will continue granting clemency to more inmates...
  • Hillary hit Hard (Iowa parade showcases Clinton in prison... )

    08/03/2016 9:03:12 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 26 replies
    Daily Times Harold ^ | 02 AUG 16 | Mathew Rezab
    Hillary hit hard August 2, 2016 Arcadia It was a typical summer celebration in small-town Iowa. The sun was shining on children carrying bags full of candy as the Arcadia Fire Department was celebrating its 100th anniversary on Saturday with a parade, a party in the park and a big water fight that would serve as the grand finale. A young blond boy, no more than 8 years old, ran out into the street near the intersection of West Center and South Gault streets because one float was handing out water balloons. The child grabbed his balloon, took aim and...
  • 'Make My Day' Law Shields Prison Cell Killer

    07/06/2016 6:26:54 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 23 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | July 6, 2016 | Emma Gannon
    DENVER (CN) — Citing the state's "Make My Day" law, which immunizes the use of force to protect one's dwelling, a Colorado appeals court found that the same logic shields inmates who stab fellow prisoners to death.     As its name suggests, Colorado's "Make My Day" statute draws inspiration from the famous line Clint Eastwood delivers as Dirty Harry in the film "Sudden Impact."     Antero Alaniz, who is already serving life without parole for a 2005 conviction, invoked the law when he was charged for the 2011 murder of a fellow inmate at Sterling Correctional Facility.     State records show that Alaniz, 36, has since...
  • Teen killer’s story inspires push to change Tenn. law

    07/04/2016 10:10:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    MSN/USA Today ^ | July 5 2016 | Anita Wadhwani
    NASHVILLE — When she was just 16, Cyntoia Brown climbed into a pickup truck with a stranger, drove to his home, got into his bed — then shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun as he lay naked beside her. Brown, now 28, is serving a life sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women for the murder of Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent.
  • Why I Can't Stand Orange is the New Black's Author Piper Kerman

    06/29/2016 5:39:05 PM PDT · by InHisService · 49 replies
    Kirchhoff's Law ^ | 6-29-16 | Mary Kirchhoff
    Why I Can’t Stand Author Piper Kerman of Orange is the New Black Piper Kerman’s Orange is the New Black was a best seller several years ago, which spawned a popular Netflix T.V. series of the same name. Less than 50 pages into the book I couldn’t stand her. Her behavior and attitude later in the book confirmed that feeling. The actual charge she does time for doesn’t bother me nearly as much as what kind of person Piper is – and isn’t. Among other things, Piper Kerman is a self-centered elitist snob, and I straight up do not like...
  • U.S. Spends More on Medical Care for Inmates than Seniors, Veterans, Military Personnel

    06/21/2016 4:46:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 21, 2016
    President Obama has repeatedly demonstrated that there’s an extra special place in his heart for incarcerated criminals, but this is a bit much. The administration spends a lot more money on the medical care of jailed convicts than retired seniors on Medicare, active U.S. military personnel or veterans, including an extra $100 million in one year alone, according to a federal audit released this month. The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) consistently pays outside doctors and hospitals more to treat inmates than Medicare or other federal agencies would pay for the same services, according to the report which is the...
  • Martha Stewart: Prison TV Was on 'BET at All Times,' 'Had to Get Up Early to Watch News'

    06/09/2016 5:46:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    MRC TV ^ | June 8, 2016 | Monica Sanchez
    Martha Stewart says Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” pales in comparison to “the real thing.” In an interview with comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, Stewart spoke fondly of her time in women's federal prison. "When you live through something like 'Orange is the New Black' ... the real characters are better," said Stewart, who served five months behind bars in 2004 to 2005 for insider trading. She conceded that she does not watch the Netflix series, premiering its fourth season on June 17. “Too close to home?” Handler asked. “Well, no. It’s not as good as the...
  • Trump calls for Clinton to be jailed

    06/02/2016 9:53:04 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 171 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 12:27 AM ET, Fri June 3, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Trump calls for Clinton to be jailed By Jeremy Diamond, CNN Updated 12:27 AM ET, Fri June 3, 2016 San Jose, California (CNN)Donald Trump on Thursday called for his likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to be imprisoned. "I will say this, Hillary Clinton has got to go to jail," Trump told supporters here as he slammed Clinton's foreign policy speech earlier in the day in which Clinton called Trump dangerous and "temperamentally unfit" to be president. "Folks, honestly, she's guilty as hell," Trump said of the Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as secretary of state....
  • Not All The Bad Guys Are Behind Bars

    05/29/2016 8:19:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/16 | Dave Merrick
    If the founders could see the leader we have, and how vulnerable to collapse we are at present, they would weep A while back I was invited to tour a newly opened maximum-security prison. My host, an upper echelon officer of the state’s Department of Corrections, drove me to the big gate at the multi-facility prison grounds. Along the way were a half-dozen subsequent checkpoints with mirrored, bulletproof windows that housed the vaguely-silhouetted guards who monitored dozens of cameras. At the huge, brick and concrete ‘New Max’, we walked among twenty-foot-high cyclone and barbed-wire walls topped with concertina wire. The...