Free Republic 3rd Qtr 2020 Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $10,886
12%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 12%!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: prison

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • E-mail to Teachers

    07/07/2020 8:26:10 AM PDT · by Help! · 23 replies
    Teacher Friend ^ | 7/7/2020 | Multicultural Committee
    Dear Faculty, in the interest of learning for life, and to promote a deeper understanding of our own socialization in America, the Multicultural Committee would like to promote an opportunity to grow. All we ask is that you watch a documentary on Netflix called 13th and engage in honest self-reflection. We would also like to offer a chance to talk through the ideas in the film and your work as a person confronting your own socialization and implicit bias. 13th is a powerful film that discusses the criminal system in America and how the prison system has been used to...
  • Four Supervisory Correctional Officers at Angola Prison Sentenced for Beating a Handcuffed and Shackled Inmate

    07/06/2020 8:23:42 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    justice.gov ^ | July 6, 2020 | DOJ
    Four former supervisory correctional officers at Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana — Daniel Davis (43), Scotty Kennedy (52), John Sanders (34), and James Savoy Jr. (42) — were sentenced on July 2, for their roles in assaulting an inmate who was handcuffed, shackled, and not resisting, and for conspiring to cover up their misconduct by devising a false cover story, submitting false reports documenting that cover story, tampering with witnesses, and lying under oath.Kennedy, Sanders, and Savoy each pleaded guilty, and Davis was convicted in one trial of the obstruction charges and in another trial of the beating...
  • BAIL BID Ghislaine Maxwells lawyers launch bid to spring her from prison on bail as its claimed shell be offered plea deal

    07/05/2020 5:38:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/05/20 | James Beal
    GHISLAINE Maxwells lawyers are bidding to get her bail - amid claims she will be offered a plea deal. She is on suicide watch at a New Hampshire jail but may be detained in Brooklyn before facing a New York court this week. A source said: She has no record and there is no reason to think shed flee. A judge would be under pressure to keep Maxwell in custody amid the outcry over the Epstein scandal. Attorney General William Barr is said to have called prosecutors to warn no harm must come to her. It is claimed a plea...
  • AOC urges authorities to avoid Epstein failures and ensure Ghislaine Maxwells safety in prison

    07/03/2020 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Independent via MSN ^ | 7/03/20 | Louise Hall
    US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has insisted that police ensure the safety of Ghislaine Maxwell in light of the suicide of Jeffery Epstein last year. **SNIP** Maxwells arrest is a significant development, AOC tweeted. I hope the SDNY and all relevant parties have conducted an extensive review of the failures of Epsteins custody to ensure Maxwells safety as this case bears out. **SNIP** With Ms Maxwell being charged just over a month from the anniversary of Epsteins 10 August death, Rep Ocasio-Cortez urged police not to make the same mistakes this time around and protect her from harm to ensure that...
  • A 'spiritual classic' - Pell's diary

    06/27/2020 11:20:52 AM PDT · by Marchmain · 2 replies
    Church Militant ^ | June 26, 2020 | Paul Murano
    After spending 13 months in an Australian prison, Cdl. George Pell is ready to publish a personal diary of his experiences, as well as his thoughts on the Church and the world. Pell, who spent much of his time in solitary confinement, is allowing Catholic publisher Ignatius Press to release his diary, which reportedly includes musings on his life in confinement, his legal case, the Catholic Church and his efforts at reform, as well as U.S. politics and sports. Ignatius Press told the Associated Press Saturday that the first installment of the 1,000-page diary will likely be published in spring...
  • Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh reports to federal prison. What can she expect?

    06/27/2020 6:15:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 6/26/20 | Emily Opilo
    Four months after she was sentenced, former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is due to report to prison Friday at an all-female facility in Alabama. Pugh, who pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy and tax evasion in a self-dealing scheme involving her Healthy Holly childrens books, was en route Thursday to Alabama, according to her attorney Andrew White. The Democrat initially was scheduled to report in April, but won a delay that month as prison officials across the country tried to assess and contain the threat of the coronavirus. Justice Department officials limited the movement of inmates to minimize the spread...
  • Disgraced former Baltimore mayor (Pugh) to report to prison Friday

    06/26/2020 2:53:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 6/25/20
    <p>BALTIMORE (AP) - Baltimores disgraced former mayor will report to a federal prison in Alabama on Friday.</p> <p>Catherine Pugh was en route to the state Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reported. She was sentenced in February to three years in prison in a public corruption scandal over the sales of her self-published childrens books extolling exercise and nutrition.</p>
  • 'In the zone': Ami Horowitz talks with Seattle CHOP organizer, protesters

    06/17/2020 2:43:09 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 June 2020 | Ami Horowitz
    This woman in Seattle's autonomous zone means business. You can see it in her eyes and hear it in her voice. She promises destruction and violence. Her statement is VERY clear and with ambiguity. EITHER meet her demands or all hell is going to break loose somewhere.
  • Fired State Department IG Sent Confidential Info to His Personal Email Accounts

    06/12/2020 9:43:16 AM PDT · by bitt · 20 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/12/2020 | Adam Kredo
    The State Department inspector general whose recent dismissal ignited a political firestorm sent copies detailing a sensitive investigation to his personal email account, according to a probe into his conduct run by the Defense Department's inspector general. The inquiry report, dated March 17, confirms that fired State Department inspector general Steve Linick was the subject of a broad investigation related to the leaks of politically charged materials to journalists, specifically a draft evaluation report into Brian Hook, the State Departments top Iran official. The report, which was provided to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, concluded that while Linick was permitted...
  • George Floyd's girlfriend who sobbed over his casket reveals they planned to open a restaurant called Convict Kitchen - and says her final words to him before he died was: 'I love you'

    06/05/2020 2:48:41 PM PDT · by kevcol · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 5, 2020 | Alan Butterfield
    'He came to Minneapolis about five years ago from Houston. He wanted to escape the criminal environment he was in and after he was released from prison he made the move to Minneapolis to start fresh,' she said. Ross said Floyd had turned his life around since moving to the city. ... 'Floyd's dream was to open up our own restaurant he even had a named picked our Convict Kitchen. Floyd wanted to hire ex-convicts to work at the restaurant to give them a second chance like he was given. 'Floyd even had some of the foods picked out that...
  • New York and California Freed Thousands of Criminals and the Riots Began - Free the criminals. Organize riots. Watch cities burn. Repeat

    06/04/2020 7:39:38 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | June 5, 2020 | Daniel Greenfield
    New York City released over 2,650 criminals from prison to protect them from the pandemic. But they didnt stay home or wash their hands. They went back to their old jobs and 100 of them accounted for 190 arrests for crimes like burglary and robbery. A rapist was released and he went back to raping. One of the freed criminals was responsible for 18 burglaries at closed eateries. And when he was arrested, the end of bail meant that he was set loose. This looting was going on long before the riots. Now as the rioters and looters rule the...
  • Prison guard 'had hole in uniform trousers' for sessions with jailed gangster...

    05/26/2020 12:43:08 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 32 replies
    Manchester Evening News ^ | February 8, 2020 | Saffron Otter
    An 'infatuated' prison officer who had a sexual relationship behind bars with notorious criminal, Curtis "Cocky" Warren, has been jailed for two years. Stephanie Smithwhite, who has a tattoo of his name next to a rose, allegedly cut a hole in her uniform trousers for sex after 'falling in love with the wrong person', Durham Crown Court heard. The 40-year-old, who was working at maximum security HMP Frankland, denied the hole was for a sexual purpose, but the sentencing judge said it was hard to imagine why else it would be placed there.
  • False headline claim: Ilhan Omar faces 40 years in prison and deportation

    05/20/2020 3:44:09 AM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/19/20
    A widely circulated article on social media makes the claim that Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar (D) is facing 40 years in prison and deportation after newly uncovered crimes. This headline is false. Additional allegations and speculation within in the articles that the posts reference are beyond the scope of this fact check. **SNIP** One instance of the claim that she is facing 40 years in prison (here) stems from a 2019 video by The Next News Network (here) in which the host references a supposed investigation into Omar by right-wing journalist David Steinberg. David Steinberg (twitter.com/realDSteinberg) of PJ Media allegedly...
  • Former Mayor Catherine Pugh Granted 60-Day Extension To Report To Prison

    05/18/2020 7:17:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    See BS local ^ | 4/09/20
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) - Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh was granted a 60-day extension for the date that she must report to prison in Alabama. Pugh, who pleaded guilty to tax evasion and fraud in the Healthy Holly childrens book scandal, asked for the delay so that she can resolve her state perjury charge as the coronavirus pandemic has led to the closure of courts. According to court records, shes assigned to serve her sentence at a medium-security prison, Federal Correctional Institution, in Aliceville. Pugh had asked for another delay because shes been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Her perjury...
  • Lancaster Woman Imprisoned in Egypt Since Last Summer Is Released

    05/05/2020 1:16:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    PENNLIVE ^ | May 05, 2020
    An American schoolteacher imprisoned in Egypt for nearly a year without trial has been freed by Egyptian authorities and returned home to the United States, the State Department said Monday. Reem Desouky, 47, a dual Egyptian-American citizen and single mother from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was arrested on arrival at the Cairo Airport with her teenage son in July 2019 and hauled off to Qanatir Prison outside the capital. She faced charges of running a Facebook page critical of the Egyptian government. Security officials had confiscated her phone and interrogated her about her political opinions and social medias posts, according to her...
  • Rights groups call for probe into Venezuela prison riot that left 46 dead

    05/02/2020 6:50:27 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5-2-20 | Reporting by Deisy Buitrago and Vivian Sequera; Writing by Luc Cohen; Editing by Daniel Wallis
    The U.N.s Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCR) said on Twitter it was gravely concerned about the incident on Friday at the Los Llanos penitentiary in Portuguesa state. The South American countrys prisons are infamous for extreme levels of violence and poor conditions. We urge the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation, tackle overcrowding, and guarantee basic rights, the office said. The countrys prisons minister, Iris Varela, was quoted on a state radio stations website as saying the incident resulted in the deaths of 17 inmates and injuries to the prisons director, who tried to negotiate with...
  • OPEN THE ECONOMY! US Prison Study Finds 3,300 Inmates Positive for COVID-19 96% Have No Symptoms 99.2% of Minnesota Deaths Due to Underlying Conditions

    04/30/2020 11:18:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 04/30/2020 | Jim Hoft
    A new US study of the state prisons system found 3,300 inmates had tested positive for the coronavirus in four states. But only 4% of those infected with the virus showed any symptoms.Hat Tip to James CreighReuters reported: Four states have conducted widespread Covid testing of inmates in their state prison systems. These tests showed (i) most prisoners have already been infected with the virus and (ii) most importantly, more than 95% of those who were infected showed no symptoms. These results are even more remarkable because there are many inmates with underlying health issues and because males are dying...
  • Prison kitchen worker arrested in connection with prison escape...

    04/17/2020 9:19:58 PM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 8 replies
    WQOW TV ^ | April 17, 2020 | Staff
    PORTAGE (WKOW) -- A kitchen worker at Columbia Correctional Institution was arrested Thursday night and is accused of helping two men escape from the prison. Holly Marie Zimdahl, 46, of rural Pardeeville faces a possible charge of being a party the crime of escape. Thomas E. Deering, 45, and James Robert Newman, 36, scaled fences to break out of the prison just before 5 a.m. Thursday. Zimdahl is a civilian who works in the kitchen, according to a news release from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office. The two inmates were arrested Friday morning after showing up at a Rockford, Illinois...
  • Moors Murders: Secret Downing Street Files on Brady and Hindley's Release Exposed

    04/13/2020 1:49:19 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Sun, Apr 12, 2020 | Tom Evans
    MOORS murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley were the subject of of tense discussions as Downing Street debated the merits of releasing them from prison, unearthed files reveal.The Home Office proposals were put to Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1985 only for her to pour cold water on them. Hindley could have been out for her final seven years while Brady could have been free for 12 years. Previously classified files from Cabinet meetings released in 2017 by the National Archives show that Home Secretary Leon Brittan suggested Hindley could go free after 30 years while Brady could...
  • Why the US Criminal Justice System Locks up so Many Women

    04/11/2020 5:12:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NewsStatesman ^ | SOPHIE MCBAIN
    The notoriously high prison population in the US is starting to decline so why is the number of jailed women rising?On her daughters wedding day in 2003, Anisah Sabur-Mumin was in the third year of a four-year prison sentence for a variety of drug offences. She phoned her partner for news on the wedding and was sobbing down the line when she was summoned to start her shift working in the prison kitchens. As she hung up, a guard asked her what was wrong. After Sabur-Mumin repeatedly insisted she was fine and didnt want to talk about it, the...