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  • True Justice Reform Must Include Performance-Based Contracting

    10/17/2020 5:11:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 27, 2020 | David Williams
    On the campaign trail, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden have repeatedly highlighted their efforts to reform the broken criminal justice system. President Trump and Vice President Pence have rightly touted the First Step Act of 2018, which expanded options for inmates looking to get back on the right side of the law. Meanwhile, Joe Biden has advocated for job training for incarcerated individuals, as well as utilizing alternatives to prison, such as rehabilitation facilities.  While these proposals are wholly reasonable, Biden has unfortunately muddied the conversation on criminal justice reform by vilifying private prisons. These non-government institutions...
  • Wrongfully convicted Nevada woman receives $2.8M in settlement following new state law (32 years in prison. (She was innocent)

    10/12/2020 9:40:52 PM PDT · by Signalman · 17 replies
    8news ^ | 10/12/2020 | Caroline Bleakley
    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A Nevada woman has been awarded a $2.8 million settlement from the state of Nevada and a Certificate of Innocence after spending 32 years in prison on a wrongful murder conviction. Cathy Woods, 68, also known as Anita Carter, was released from prison in 2015 when new DNA evidence linked the 1976 killing of a Reno college student to an Oregon inmate, Rodney Halbower, who has since has been convicted of two San Francisco Bay Area slayings that happened during the same period. In August 2019, the Washoe County Commission voted to pay Woods nearly $3...
  • New statewide COVID Alert NY app informs New Yorkers of possible exposure

    10/01/2020 11:53:44 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies ^ | October 1, 2020 | Mark Hallum
    New York State rolled out on Thursday a new $700,000 app that will automatically inform users whether or not they have been exposed to someone testing positive for COVID-19. Paid for by the Bloomberg Foundation, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday that COVID Alert NY will protect the personal information of users while taking a load off the shoulders of the state’s contact tracing corp. According to Larry Schwartz, a former high-ranking aid to the governor, this is achieved not through location services tied to smartphones but through the device’s Bluetooth proximity detection. Once a person tests positive, they are given...
  • California will house transgender inmates by their gender identity

    09/26/2020 8:18:40 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 32 replies
    KTLA ^ | September 26, 2020 | Associated Press
    Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law on Saturday requiring California to house transgender inmates in prisons based on their gender identity — but only if the state does not have “management or security concerns.”
  • Climate Campaigners Turn Their Focus On Meat

    09/21/2020 9:30:33 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 21 replies ^ | Sep 22, 2020 | By Jason Junior Last updated
    Climate campaigners have spent years pushing for defunding and divestment from fossil fuel companies. Now, as their arguments gain traction, they are taking aim at the emissions-heavy meat and dairy industries. “At some point those companies will no longer generate any revenue due to ecological limits. The financial markets aren’t pricing in those risks,” said Mark Campanale, founder of Carbon Tracker, the think-tank that popularised the notion that global warming would lead to unviable “stranded assets” in the hydrocarbon sector. Fossil fuel companies dismissed for years the idea of an inevitable energy transition making their investments unviable but some now...
  • The way you walk may soon be used by authorities to identify you

    09/20/2020 9:59:40 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 60 replies ^ | 16 September 2020 | By David Adam
    Your walk is as unique as your fingerprint and harder to hide than your face. Now governments and companies are waking up to the power of gait analysis LIAM GALLAGHER, formerly of the band Oasis, tends to stroll with a roll to his shoulders. John Wayne’s slow swagger has been linked to everything from a misaligned leg to small feet. Some say Vladimir Putin’s distinctive shuffle is thanks to KGB weapons training that encouraged operatives to dampen the swing of one arm to keep it closer to their gun. Considering that walking is such an everyday function of a bipedal...
  • California to close 2 prisons and early release 20,000 convicts

    09/13/2020 10:10:27 PM PDT · by glasseye · 62 replies
    Doctor currently working for CA dept of corrections | 09/13/2020 | glasseye
    California plans to close 2 prisons and early release 20,000 prisoners around the election, prolly right after the elections. An old friend, known him for 40 years+ works as a doctor for the California Department of Corrections and they were told last week there will be closings very soon and some of the physicians will be losing their jobs. I trust this source ENTIRELY.
  • Angela Davis, Nas discuss abolishing prisons (Useful Idiot Alert!)

    03/14/2014 2:47:35 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 54 replies
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Imagine there are no prisons; it may be hard to do. Yet that is exactly what social activist Angela Davis challenged an audience of about 725 people to do Monday night at Lehigh University in Bethlehem. The program’s topic was “Mass Incarceration: The Prison Industrial Complex.” **** She also is the author of eight books, including “Are Prisons Obsolete?” and a founding member of Critical Resistance, a national organization dedicated to the dismantling of the prison industrial complex by “challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.”
  • Six bizarre gender bills Sacramento may pass in final days

    08/26/2020 12:45:18 PM PDT · by TedMartin · 16 replies
    Press California ^ | 8/26/20 | Greg Burt
    Sacramento, Calif. — The California Senate and Assembly are considering numerous odd sex-related pieces of legislation in the last week of the 2020 legislative session. They include a bill that would fund sterilizing drugs and surgeries for children and adults with gender dysphoria. Another that gives male inmates the legal right to live in women’s prisons and requires guards to use language confirming gender identities such as “transsexual, non-binary, two-spirit and māhĆ«.” And a third that lowers the penalties for adults who have sex will same-sex minors. Here’s more about these and three other bills in the California Family Council’s...
  • Six prison guards are stabbed and left with broken bones after being attacked by a mob of inmates in the recreation yard at a San Diego jail

    08/17/2020 11:12:23 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2020 | SOPHIE TANNO
    Six prison guards have been stabbed and left with broken bones after being attacked by 20 inmates in a recreational yard. The guards and two of the inmates were hospitalized following the incident.
  • San Quentin death row inmate dies of COVID-19 complications (11th executed by Wuhan virus)

    08/03/2020 10:14:23 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 20 replies
    SFgate ^ | August 2, 2020 | Bay City News Service
    A prisoner on San Quentin's death row died Sunday at an outside hospital, apparently from complications related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Sunday. Orlando G. Romero, 48, was sentenced to death in Riverside County on Aug. 28, 1996, for first-degree murder and second-degree robbery while armed with a firearm. .... He was admitted onto death row on Sept. 4, 1996 Romero is the 11th condemned prisoner at San Quentin to die since late June, the Department of Corrections said. He was the 20th San Quentin prisoner overall to die from complications of COVID-19,...
  • Man Gets 20 Years In Prison For Threatening Donald Trump, Prosecutor

    08/02/2020 9:58:09 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8-2-2020 | Amy Furr
    A Pennsylvania man convicted of threatening President Donald Trump and a district attorney was sentenced to 20 years in prison Thursday. “Authorities charged 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo with threatening to ‘put a bullet’ in Trump and then-Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli and threatening ‘lethal force’ against police,” according to the Associated Press (AP). Authorities caught Christy in Ohio in 2018 following a manhunt that spanned several states and Canada, WNEP reported. The article continued: While he was on the run, federal officials say Christy broke into several homes and businesses, stealing food, firearms, and vehicles. Federal officials said...
  • UN Reports North Korea’s Abuse of Women: Rape, Forced Abortion

    08/01/2020 3:18:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 1, 2020 | Katie Yoder
    Media commentators and feminists regularly promote abortion nationally in the name of women’s “freedom.” But they would do well to take a look internationally, or, more specifically, North Korea, to see how abortion is wielded against women. On July 28, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report detailing “human rights violations against women detained” in North Korea, or the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The report centered on interviews with more than 100 women “who were subjected to forced repatriation and subsequent detention” from 2009 to 2019. They later escaped – to reveal chilling...
  • Ex-49ers All-Pro Dana Stubblefield convicted of raping disabled woman, faces life in prison

    07/28/2020 2:57:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/28/20 | Jason Owens
    Former NFL All-Pro Dana Stubblefield has been convicted of raping a developmentally disabled woman. A jury in Santa Clara, California found Stubblefield guilty on Monday of rape by force, oral copulation by force and false imprisonment. The jury determined he used a gun in the act. He was found not guilty on a third charge of rape of a person incapable of giving consent. Stubblefield faces 15 years to life in prison after the conviction. Woman showed up for a babysitting interview Prosecutors argued that Stubblefield lured the 31-year-old woman to his California home in 2015 through a babysitting website....
  • Pedo Called Mr Rape Torture Kill Is FREED – Despite Vowing To Reoffend And Attack More Kids

    07/17/2020 3:51:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    The Sun ^ | 07/17/20 | Israel Salas-Rodriguez
    A PEDO who calls himself Mr Rape, Torture, Kill has been released from a mental health hospital after more than two decades, despite vowing to re-offend.Officials in Orange County are warning residents around the release of “dangerous sex offender” Cary Smith, 59, an admitted pedophile, whose been incarcerated since 1999.Smith, a former Costa Mesa resident, was held under the state’s Welfare and Institutions Code after a series of civil trials.The trial's determined that he “demonstrated danger of inflicting substantial physical harm” to children, according to a press release from officials.The 59-year-old was admitted to Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino back in 1999,...
  • Three Chinese Nationals Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Photography of U.S. Naval Installation in Key West, Florida [June 5, 2020]

    07/13/2020 4:03:21 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | June 5, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Florida
    Key West, Fl. -- Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida and George L. Piro, Special Agent in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Miami Field Office announced that three People’s Republic of China (PRC) foreign nationals were sentenced today to prison terms for illegal photography of military installations at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Key West, Florida (NAS Key West).  Lyuyou Liao, 27, was sentenced to the statutory maximum term of 12 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release, after pleading guilty to illegally entering NAS Key West on December 26,...
  • Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star

    07/10/2020 12:45:04 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | Steve Holden, Newsbeat
    Danny Trejo: The actor who went from prisoner to film star [Image] Danny Trejo has been shot, stabbed, crushed, eaten and tortured . . . multiple times. Con Air, Zombie Hunter and 3-Headed Shark Attack (yes . . . that's a real film) are just three of the movies in which he's ended up dead. If you're a Breaking Bad fan, he's the guy whose head famously ends up on top of a tortoise. According to one survey, the 76-year-old has died on screen more than any other actor. "It shows I've been working," he jokes. And if you didn't...
  • E-mail to Teachers

    07/07/2020 8:26:10 AM PDT · by Help! · 24 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 ^ | 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 Maxwell’s lawyers launch bid to spring her from prison on bail as it’s claimed she’ll be offered plea deal

    07/05/2020 5:38:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/05/20 | James Beal
    GHISLAINE Maxwell’s 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 she’d 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...