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  • Anthony Weiner has no friends

    08/07/2017 3:03:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 31 replies
    NY Post Page 6 ^ | 8-6-17 | Richard Johnson
    Anthony Weiner might have more friends in prison than he does now in the Union Square building where he’s been living with his son, Jordan, 5. The former congressman goes to the apartment tower’s gym most days wearing ear buds. “Nobody speaks to him. He is truly ostracized,” one source told me. “People won’t even get on the elevator with him.” Most of Weiner’s neighbors were Hillary Clinton supporters, and blame him for her loss because former FBI Director James Comey reopened the investigation into her e-mails after the feds seized Weiner’s computer. Weiner will be sentenced Sept. 8 in...
  • Man Confronts Nancy Pelosi With Ominous Warning: “Prison Time is Coming Soon, Be Ready” (VIDEO)

    08/02/2017 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 8/01/17
    (Gateway Pundit) – On Tuesday, YouTube channel, Conservative Muricans, posted a video of an unnamed man approaching House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in D.C. with an ominous message: “Prison time is coming soon, be ready.” “Nancy!”, the man called out as he went to shake Pelosi’s hand. “Hi”, Nancy said to the man hesitantly. “Prison time is coming soon – be ready.” Pelosi appeared shaken by what the man had said to her.
  • 'This is about protecting the children': Notorious child raping priest walks free from prison

    07/30/2017 11:32:11 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 20 replies
    Crime Online ^ | Saturday, July 29, 2017 | Lawrence Bonk
    Paul Shanley, a priest convicted of multiple counts of child rape, has walked free, as reported by FOX8. Shanley, 86, has spent the last 12 years behind bars after being convicted in 2005 of two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child and two counts of rape and abuse of a child, according to the sex offender registry. The Massachusetts man now begins 10 years of supervised probation, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said in a statement. Shanley was one of a number of Catholic priests convicted of child rape, the fallout from an infamous Boston Globe investigation...
  • Dennis Hastert released from prison early

    07/18/2017 10:28:29 AM PDT · by johnk · 31 replies ^ | Jul 18, 2017, 10:24 AM | by Jack O'Brien
    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was released from prison on Monday after serving 13 months for lying to federal investigators about money used to hide sexual abuse charges. In May 2015, Hastert was charged with felony counts of illegal bank structuring and lying to the FBI. In October 2015, Hastert pleaded guilty to those charges before admitting in April 2016 he sexually molested teenage boys while coaching wrestling at Yorkville High School in Illinois. A federal judge chastised Hastert for his behavior and sentenced him to 15 months in prison, which he did not appeal. His anticipated release date had...
  • Inside Erdogan’s Prisons (Turkey)

    07/15/2017 5:26:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JULY 14, 2017 | SAFAK PAVEY
    ISTANBUL — I have been a member of Turkish Parliament representing Istanbul for the opposition Republican People’s Party for the past six years. It has forced me to become a specialist in the Turkish prison system as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (A.K.P.) government has increasingly persecuted politicians, activists, professionals and all sorts of citizens who oppose his rule and arrested thousands after the failed coup attempt last July. I began by visiting five political prisoners in 2011. Now I visit over 50, who form a tiny fraction of the detainees. Among those I visit are journalists...
  • State sells Iberville farm to Russian company for $12M

    Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration has sold Point Clair Farm, a nearly 2,200 acre-site in Iberville Parish that is former prison property, for $12 million.
  • 28 Dead After Fight Among Rival Gangs in Acapulco Prison

    07/07/2017 1:07:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 6, 2017,
    Fighting erupted between rival gangs inside a state prison before dawn Thursday, and 28 inmates were killed and three wounded, officials in the Pacific resort said. Authorities had initially reported five deaths, but later raised the toll more bodies were found scattered throughout the prison. Robert Alvarez Heredia, the Guerrero state security spokesman, said in a statement that the fighting broke out around 4 a.m. He said security forces later regained control and slowly began discovering bodies in a kitchen, a cellblock and other areas. "The incident began because of the constant dispute between rival groups inside the prison," Alvarez...
  • 28 inmates killed in Mexico prison riot – officials

    07/06/2017 7:15:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies ^ | Thursday, July 06, 2017
    Rioting inmates at a Mexican prison slit their rivals' throats and beat them to death Thursday, leaving 28 dead and three wounded, officials said. Bodies were found strewn around the maximum-security wing, the kitchen, a prison yard and a conjugal visits area after the pre-dawn riot at the Las Cruces federal prison, said the security spokesman for the state of Guerrero, Roberto Alvarez. "The incident was triggered by a permanent feud between rival groups within the prison," he told a press conference. State police have regained control of the prison, backed by federal police and the army, which set up...
  • 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
    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....