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  • Federal Prisons On Lockdown In Run-up To Biden Inauguration

    01/16/2021 1:28:13 PM PST · by RBW in PA · 41 replies
    Trendingatoz ^ | 16 January 2021 | N/A
    All federal prisons in the United States have been placed on lockdown, with officials aiming to quell any potential violence that could arise behind bars as law enforcement prepares for potentially violent protests across the country in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday. The lockdown at more than 120 federal Bureau of Prisons facilities took effect at 12 a.m. Saturday, according to an email to employees from the president of the union representing federal correctional officers.
  • DC Mayor had police lock Trump-supporters inside their hotels

    01/07/2021 6:19:37 PM PST · by Enterprise · 66 replies ^ | January 7, 2021 | CQ Livingston
    Mayor Bowser had the DC Police Dept physically lock Trump supporters into their hotels in DC last night. This was HIGHLY dangerous, unconstitutional, and never done during Antifa riots.
  • Free Mitch Rutledge

    12/29/2020 4:38:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 29, 2020 | Stephen Moore
    Nearly everyone has seen the classic movie "The Shawshank Redemption." Well, it turns out there is a real life "Red" Redding, the character played by Morgan Freeman. He is in prison in Alabama. He has been there for nearly 40 years. He was guilty of his crime: a murder he committed as a teenager in a drug operation. But so many people who have interacted with Rutledge in prison see the similarities in character with Red. He grew up in a broken home with a father he never knew. His mother was a child of 13 years old and was...
  • Inmates facing big virus risks not near top of vaccine lists

    12/16/2020 7:27:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 16, 2020 | By COLLEEN SLEVIN and PATTY NIEBERG
    DENVER - Amber Johnson is terrified her 63-year-old father will get the coronavirus. He has high blood pressure, asthma and is pre-diabetic, and she worries he’s especially vulnerable as an inmate in Colorado, where outbreaks in prisons are raging. Prisons across the U.S. have been hit hard by COVID-19. Social distancing is virtually impossible behind bars: inmates sleep in close quarters and share bathrooms. Masks, hygiene supplies and safety protocols are often lacking, and many inmates have health problems that make them susceptible to the virus. Johnson believes a vaccine might be the only hope for her father, Ronald Johnson,...
  • Suspects remain on the loose after brazen daytime robbery Tuesday in East Honolulu

    12/02/2020 10:33:53 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 8 replies
    KHON2.TV ^ | December 2, 2020 | Manolo Morales
    HONOLULU (KHON2) -- A home invasion robbery on Waialae Iki ridge in East Honolulu has left neighbors shaken. HPD says the victims are a husband and wife in their 70's. They were bound with tape while the suspects looted their home. Police are asking residents to take extra precautions, even when at home. It happened Tuesday afternoon just before five o’clock. HPD says there were two male suspects. One had a gun, the other had a knife. Sources say they were able to get in through a bedroom window. Sources say the 76-year-old man who lives in the house on...
  • When a state certifies an obviously fraudulent vote count, who goes to prison?

    11/19/2020 3:00:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    11/19/20 | A friend
    Oh, I'm sure it happens all the time but this one is different. This was a well coordinated attack. The felonies are-a-flyin'. So, would it be election board members, counters, governors?
  • Man arrested for Portland assault sentenced to 20 months in prison (kicked Adam Haner in the head)

    11/11/2020 3:39:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/10/20 | Yaron Steinbuch
    <p>A 26-year-old Black Lives Matter protester has been sentenced to 20 months behind bars for knocking a motorist unconscious in Portland, according to a report.</p> <p>Marquise Love turned himself in to authorities after being caught on viral video kicking Adam Haner in the head and knocking him out outside the Multnomah County Justice Center on Aug. 12.</p>
  • Michigan Governor: Up To Six Months In Prison If Businesses Don’t Surveil Customers For Contact Tracing

    11/02/2020 1:35:07 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 144 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/01/20 | Jordan Davidson
     The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is requiring restaurants, barbershops, tattoo parlors, recreational facilities, and entertainment establishments to record the names, contact information, and visit times of all customers to “aid with contact tracing.” Any establishment that does not comply is threatened with a maximum $200 fine, a misdemeanor charge punishable with up to six months in prison, and a $1,000 civil fine for violating the state’s emergency orders.The order, announced Friday, comes as Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her administration began backtracking on the state’s latest reopening plan and tightening COVID-19 restrictions, citing rising hospitalizations and deaths. Other states...
  • Breaking: Duke Tanner Released from Prison

    11/01/2020 12:41:13 AM PDT · by japaneseghost · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/01/2020 | Donald J Trump tearjerker, gotta watch - 2.21 minutes
  • Locked Up: How the Modern Prison-Industrial Complex Puts So Many Americans in Jail

    10/30/2020 10:03:37 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 50 replies ^ | 10/30/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    There’s no two ways about it: The United States of America and its 50 state governments love putting people in prison. The U.S. has both the highest number of prisoners and the highest per capita incarceration rate in the modern world at 655 adults per 100,000. (It’s worth noting that China’s incarceration statistics are dubious, and they execute far more people than the United States. Indeed, the so-called People’s Republic executes more people annually than the rest of the world combined.) Still, that’s more than 2.2 million Americans in state and federal prisons as well as county jails. On top...
  • America’s inmate population fell by 170,000 amid COVID. Some see a chance to undo mass incarceration

    10/28/2020 7:06:20 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 28, 2020 | By LINDA SO, BRAD HEATH, JASON SZEP, NED PARKER and PETER EISLER
    The population in America’s big jails and state prisons plunged by 170,000 this spring amid the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters has found in a survey of facilities around the country. All told, localities and states held 11% fewer inmates in their custody. The unprecedented mass release was a crash effort to contain the disease. But it is also providing the United States with an opportunity to experiment with a big idea: unwinding the country’s signature practice of mass incarceration. America locks away far more people – 2.1 million – than any other nation. In jails, which largely hold people awaiting trial,...
  • 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 · 17 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 māhū.” 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...