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  • Jay Z Will Help Bail Out Dads for Father’s Day, Wants ‘Exploitative Bail Industry’ Dismantled

    06/18/2017 11:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Boom Box ^ | June 17, 2017 | Trent Fitzgerald
    Jay Z is continuing his fight against the criminal justice system by helping men who have been incarcerated but can’t get release due to exorbitant bail bonds. In an essay for Time magazine, Hov attacks the “exploitative bail industry” for their practices that he deems are unfair to black and brown people. “If you’re from neighborhoods like the Brooklyn one I grew up in, if you’re unable to afford a private attorney, then you can be disappeared into our jail system simply because you can’t afford bail,” Jay writes. “Millions of people are separated from their families for months at...
  • Letter from Gebze Prison: We are under torture! (Turkey)

    06/14/2017 11:28:22 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    ANF News ^ | 30 May 2017, 13:09 | OZGUR AYDIN
    Strict pressure and torture in Gebze Type M Women’s Prison has taken a systemic form. The detainees are tortured in the place called “the under door”, under the guise of searches. Inmate Evrim Konak sent a letter from the prison telling her experiences. Rights violations and torture in prisons has peaked since the declaration of the State of Emergency. Every day news of a different violation come out of the prisons, at a rate that surpasses the ‘80s. There is systemic torture in prisons and they are not open for inspection. The latest report listing the rights violations in prisons...
  • 560 babies in prisons with their mothers

    06/14/2017 11:14:34 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    ANF News ^ | 6 Jun 2017, 11:20 | News Desk
    There are 560 babies who live with their mothers in prisons in Turkey. HDP Muş MP Burcu Çelik’s 3 year old daughter Asmin Mira being brought to her mother in prison this week has brought the issue of children in prisons to the fore. HDP Adana MP Meral Danış Beştaş took the issue to the parliament and demanded the sentences be postponed until the children grow up. The 560 children who have to live with their mothers in Turkey’s prisons were taken to the Parliament’s agenda by HDP Adana MP Meral Danış Beştaş. Beştaş pointed out that only 100 out...
  • No news from Ocalan, concerns grow (in Turkey Prison)

    06/14/2017 10:30:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | Tuesday, 13 Jun 2017, 14:28 | SEDAT SUR
    Human rights defender and lawyer Eren Keskin stated that there is no legal basis for the isolation imposed upon Öcalan and stressed that this needs to end immediately and visits need to be arranged.   Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan has been held in İmralı Type F High Security Prison since February 15, 1999. The Turkish judiciary system is trampling their own laws as well as universal norms in the treatment of Öcalan, while international judicial institutions are also silent. One of the institutions that has turned a blind eye to the ongoing unlawfulness has been the European Court...
  • Crack-addicted grandmother, 49, goes back to prison for repeatedly violating conditions of her...

    06/12/2017 12:50:39 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 12, 2017 | Keith Griffith For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Crack-addicted grandmother, 49, goes back to prison for repeatedly violating conditions of her release less than a year after President Obama commuted her life sentence A grandmother in Texas has been ordered back to prison after violating the terms of her release in a commutation of her sentence by former President Obama. Carol Denise Richardson, 49, has been ordered back to prison for 14 months by a Houston judge after being arrested on a theft charge in April, violating the terms of her early release. Richardson had been released from prison in July of last year after serving...
  • After finding his doppelganger, Kansas City man is freed from prison

    06/12/2017 12:40:08 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 09 June 2017 | Tony Rizzo
    In prison for a crime he adamantly denied committing, Richard Anthony Jones repeatedly heard from others that there was another prisoner who looked just like him. Not only were they doppelgangers, but Jones was told that he and the other man shared the same first name. Jones never ran across the man, but the lawyers he passed the information on to began digging into his case and came to the conclusion that Jones was indeed an innocent man. On Wednesday, they made their case to a Johnson County judge, and on Thursday Jones walked free after serving nearly 17 years...
  • Comey: Loretta Lynch Attempted to Influence Clinton Email Investigation

    06/08/2017 12:05:15 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | June 8, 2017 | By Mark Hemingway
    There's one other very interesting thing about this exchange. Lynch's improper behavior here was previously reported, via anonymous sources, back in April in the New York Times: At the meeting, everyone agreed that Mr. Comey should not reveal details about the Clinton investigation. But Ms. Lynch told him to be even more circumspect: Do not even call it an investigation, she said, according to three people who attended the meeting. Call it a "matter." Ms. Lynch reasoned that the word "investigation" would raise other questions: What charges were being investigated? Who was the target? But most important, she believed that...
  • 8,000 Colorado Inmates Given Computer Tablets with Games, Books, Music

    05/11/2017 6:10:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/10/17 | Charlie Nash
    8,000 prison inmates in Colorado have been given computer tablets with the ability to call loved ones from the inside, play games, read books, and listen to music. “Until February, Andrew Stiern could only speak with his girlfriend on a phone in a prison day hall while 10 other inmates listened in and waited impatiently in line behind him,” reported The Denver Post . “Now the 29-year-old inmate can kick back in the limited privacy of his cell at Four Mile Correctional Center in Cañon City and call his girl on a new computer tablet anytime between 6 a.m. and...
  • Gangland executions were ordered from jail to silence this couple. Now, a reckoning.

    04/24/2017 12:54:22 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 35 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 24, 2017 | Michael Gordon
    A former government prosecutor says the gang murders of Doug and Debbie London showed an unprecedented level of “contempt” in Charlotte for the rule of law. This week, the law strikes back. On Tuesday, the two Charlotte gang members who planned and carried out the Oct. 23, 2014 killings will be sentenced to life in federal prison without parole. The punishments for Jamell “Murda Mel” Cureton and Malcolm “Bloody Silent” Hartley were preordained in September when the pair pleaded guilty in the case to avoid a death-penalty trial.
  • Bills Seek to Cut Detention by Reducing Bail Usage in California

    04/23/2017 12:12:54 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 15 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 20, 2017 | Sarah Le
    Two bills in California’s state Senate and Assembly could dramatically alter the state’s bail system, and in many cases, eliminate bail completely. Sen. Robert Hertzberg and Assemblyman Rob Bonta introduced identical bills to the Senate and Assembly called The California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017, which aims to reduce the number of people detained before trial. This month, the senate bill passed its first hurdle, the Senate Public Safety Committee. Advocates say the reforms to the bail system could help the more than 45,000 Californians currently awaiting trial or sentencing. With the most common bail amount set at $50,000...
  • Trump intervention frees U.S. citizen held three years in Egyptian prison

    04/21/2017 12:16:03 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/21/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Accused of human trafficking, she was actually trying to improve the lives of street children I never lit into Barack Obama more viciously than I did the day we learned how Kayla Mueller died, and it still makes me angry when I think about it. Caught up in a hostage situation with Doctors Without Borders, this young American Christian woman was just trying to help others and hurting absolutely no one. But Obama not only refused to help her, he threatened to prosecute her family if they paid the ransom demanded for her release. So she was tortured and killed....
  • Texas Getting First Immigrant Lockup Built Under Trump

    04/13/2017 3:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | April 13, 2017 | Meredith Hoffman, The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A private prison company has announced a $110 million federal contract to build the first new immigrant detention center under the Trump administration. The GEO Group said Thursday the 1,000-bed detention center will be in Conroe, Texas, north of Houston. It's scheduled to open by December 2018. The center coincides with President Donald Trump's promised expansion of immigration detention, part of a crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally....
  • Source: Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Seeking $2 Million for Post-Campaign Book

    04/13/2017 2:54:12 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 13, 2017 | by Tatiana Siegel
    The estranged wife of former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been meeting with literary agents about her new project, which could detail her side of the sexting scandal and her role in Clinton's run. She may have been on the losing side of the most contentious presidential battle in generations, but Huma Abedin is poised to become a winner on the publishing front. Sources say the longtime adviser to Hillary Clinton and estranged wife of disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner has been meeting with top literary agents during the past few weeks to discuss a book that is envisioned as a reflection...
  • The pursuit of Trump may have caught the Obama White House

    04/04/2017 3:00:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2017 | By Ed Rogers
    It is said that Watergate wasn’t about the crime, but about the coverup. Well, at least in the Watergate scandal, there was a proper crime — specifically, the break-in and wiretapping. The frenzy has created a scandal without perpetrators or a crime. There is a sense that Washington is on the brink, but no one can say on the brink of what. Rice has a history of a strained relationship with the truth, and for a national security adviser, she has, at times, flown close to the partisan political flame. So, what was going on? Why did she do it?...
  • Why Isn't Hillary Clinton in Jail?

    04/03/2017 2:32:58 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 3, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    She feels safe enough to "come out of the woods," exactly the time for a Trump administration special prosecutor to launch a broadside. Mentally strong people don't need five months to overcome setbacks. Thomas Edison famously said: "I have not failed 10,000 times. ... I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work." Instead of dwelling on setbacks, true leaders are resilient and persistent. Their passion for their mission - or goal - is independent of external circumstances. On the campaign trail, Trump promised supporters he would "lock her up" for what he considered to be criminal...
  • California Transgender Inmates May Soon Be Given Bras, Mascara, Lip Gloss

    03/31/2017 7:53:59 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 49 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 31, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Rule change prompted by complaints of murderer serving a life sentence Men's prisons in California may soon provide access to bras, mascara, and lip-gloss for inmates who identify as transgender. Women's prisons would also be equipped with boxers and aftershave, according to rules introduced by the Department of Corrections. The rules stem from a lawsuit brought against the state by a murderer serving a life sentence, who was the first inmate in the state to receive taxpayer-funded sex change surgery. "Transgender female inmates housed in men's facilities could have feminine undergarments, lip gloss and mascara, for instance, while transgender male...
  • Susan Rice on Trump’s wiretapping claim: ‘Nothing of the sort occurred.’

    03/23/2017 11:13:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    PBS NewsHour ^ | March 22, 2017 | BY JESSICA YARVIN
    Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice pushed back Wednesday against President Donald Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration during the 2016 election. “Nothing of the sort occurred,” Rice told PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff, in her first interview since stepping down as national security adviser when President Barack Obama left office. Rice also took aim at the Trump White House in a Washington Post op-ed Wednesday. “False statements from the White House are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior that poses real and potentially profound dangers to U.S. national security,” Rice wrote. In the PBS NewsHour...
  • Prison Guards Who Threw Inmate in Hot Shower, Killing Him, Committed No Crime -State’s Attorney

    03/18/2017 11:57:48 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 103 replies
    Reason ^ | March 18, 2017 | Ed Krayewski
    Darren Rainey spent two hours locked in a shower inmates at the Dade Correctional Institute said prison guards left set to scalding hot before dying of the injuries caused by the water. Rainey's skin was peeling off when he was removed from the shower. Inmates say he was screaming to be let out before he died, and that guards regularly used extremely hot and cold showers to punish mentally ill patients. Nearly five years later, in a report released Friday, the state's attorney has ruled that there was no criminal conduct by the guards. In her ruling, Katherine Fernandez Rundle...
  • Parolee Murders Store Owner Less Than Two Months After Being Paroled

    03/05/2017 5:19:54 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 24 replies
    WHEC-TV10 ^ | 3/3/17 | Lynette Adams and Nina Porciuncula
    A parolee has been arrested for a brazen attack on a woman at a liquor store on South Avenue Thursday evening. Police say 59-year-old Kevin Quander has been charged with first degree murder and first degree robbery. They add that Quander is currently on parole for first degree robbery, and was just released from prison on January 12, 2017. Police tell us that officers responded to South Avenue just before 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening when they found 46-year-old Charlotte Lahr of Greece seriously injured. They tell us Lahr was pronounced dead following first aid attempts by the Rochester Police Department...
  • Sanctuary bill in Pa. could cost Westmoreland County up to $65 million

    03/04/2017 1:51:38 PM PST · by 198ml · 5 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 3/4/17 | RICH CHOLODOFSKY
    Continuing to refuse federal immigration detainees at the Westmoreland County Prison could cost $65 million in state funding under a pending sanctuary cities bill being considered in Harrisburg, county officials said. “This is really a horrible piece of legislation,” Commissioner Ted Kopas said of the proposed law overwhelmingly passed by the state Senate in February and now being considered in the House. “We don't have an immigration policy because that is not our job.” The law, if passed, would slash hundreds of millions of dollars in state subsidies to cities and counties that refuse detention requests from U.S. Immigration and...