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  • Bill forcing feds to fix prison cameras is signed into law

    01/04/2023 3:29:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 12/27/22 | Michael R. Sisak
    WASHINGTON -- President Joe Biden signed into law Tuesday a bill requiring the federal Bureau of Prisons to overhaul outdated security systems and fix broken surveillance cameras after rampant staff sexual abuse, inmate escapes and high-profile deaths. The bipartisan Prison Camera Reform Act, which passed the Senate last year and the House on Dec. 14, requires the Bureau of Prisons to evaluate and enhance security camera, radio and public address systems at its 122 facilities. The agency must submit a report to Congress within three months detailing deficiencies and a plan to make needed upgrades. Those upgrades are required within...
  • Attack on Mexican border prison leaves at least 14 dead; more than 20 inmates escape

    01/01/2023 6:46:57 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 1, 2023 | David Propper
    Ten guards and four inmates were killed in a stunning jailbreak triggered by gunmen in armored vehicles opening fire on a Mexican state prison across the border from El Paso, Texas. At least 24 inmates escaped in the chaos. The prison in Ciudad Juarez, was under attack early Sunday and left 13 people wounded in addition to the 14 deaths, according to the Chihuahua state prosecutor’s office. Gunmen in the bulletproof vehicles arrived around 7 a.m. at Cereso No. 3 state prison and started shooting, officials said, according to the El Paso Times. Later Sunday, Mexican soldiers and state police...
  • DUI suspect attacks Florida cop for waking him at crash, then starts rapping, cops say

    12/28/2022 12:05:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Belleville News-Democrat ^ | December 27, 2022 | Mark Price
    A man released from prison two months ago is now the suspect in a bizarre DUI incident that included him attacking a Florida deputy, then rapping “you think I’m scared of prison,” according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened on Christmas when a crash was reported at the intersection of Sisco Road and Olivia Lane in Pomona Park, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Pomona Park is about 75 miles south of Jacksonville. “Upon arrival, the deputy made contact with (a man) sitting in the driver’s seat of a Hyundai Sonata that appeared to have...
  • Prison time for Miami ‘fortune teller’ who took $3M from woman to lift ‘family curse’ (#FloridaWoman)

    12/13/2022 12:05:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies ^ | December 8, 2022 | WPLG
    MIAMI – Did she see this coming? A federal judge sentenced a so-called psychic and fortune teller from Miami who prosecutors say swindled more than $3 million out of a woman by claiming she needed the money to break a family curse. Fifty-one-year-old Samantha Stevens was sentenced to spend 30 months in prison on fraud and money laundering charges, officials said Thursday. According to prosecutors, Stevens met the victim in 2012, gained her trust and convinced her that a curse had been placed on her family. Stevens claimed she needed to “perform rituals on large sums of money in order...
  • Former Subway Spokesperson And Convicted Pedophile Jared Fogle Hates Life In Prison

    12/07/2022 4:52:00 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/06/2022 | Stephanie Kaloi
    Once upon a time, Jared Fogle was essentially a household name for his commercials with Subway, which chronicled his stunning weight loss journey. Things came crashing to a halt for Fogle in 2015 when he was convicted of one count of distribution and receipt of child pornography and one count of traveling to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor. Fogle was sentenced to 15 years, eight months in prison, and he's been serving time ever since. However, a leaked letter has revealed exactly what life behind bars is like for Fogle, and it seems like he isn't having...

    11/28/2022 2:55:14 PM PST · by Enterprise · 123 replies ^ | 11/28/2022 | TMZ
    Brittney Griner will face horrific conditions during her time in a Russian prison ... with environments that will include homophobia, racism and 16-hour work days. According to The Nation's Dave Zirin, prisoners in Mordovia -- where Griner was taken to earlier this month -- are barely treated like humans.Bigotry is commonplace, medical care is nearly nonexistent ... and, Zirin says, inmates are expected to sew the uniforms for police and guards.
  • Judge Recommends Cushy Prison ‘Camp’ With ‘no Walls, Bars, or Fences’ for Elizabeth Holmes

    11/24/2022 1:41:50 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 23, 2022 | Olivia Land
    The California judge who sentenced disgraced Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes to more than 11 years in prison last week has recommended that she serve her time in a minimum-security women’s facility. Holmes, 38, was sentenced to 135 months in prison on Nov. 18 after she was convicted of defrauding investors who backed her bogus blood-testing company. According to a court filing from last week, Judge Edward Davila of the Northern District of California recommended she serve her sentence at Federal Prison Camp in Bryan, Texas.
  • 'Welcome to hell': WNBA star Brittney Griner is moved to a penal colony in central Russia, where prisoners at one notorious women's facility 'are beaten in rat-infested, slavery-like conditions'

    11/17/2022 4:11:40 PM PST · by RummyChick · 146 replies
    Imprisoned American basketball star Brittney Griner has reportedly been taken to a penal colony in Mordovia, a Russian region roughly 300 miles southeast of Moscow, to serve her nine-year sentence on drug charges. Griner has been moved to IK-2 in Yavas, one of several penal colonies in the region, according to Reuters. The WNBA All-Star's legal team confirmed the report on Thursday afternoon. 'We can confirm that Brittney began serving her sentence at IK-2 in Mordovia,' read her attorneys' statement. 'We visited her early this week. Brittney is doing as well as could be expected and trying to stay strong...
  • Federal inmate tried to shoot visitor at Arizona prison camp

    11/17/2022 2:42:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Globe Gazette ^ | 11/14/22 | Michael Balsamo
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal prison inmate who was able to obtain a firearm at a prison camp in Arizona pulled out the gun in a visitation area and attempted to shoot a visitor in the head, The Associated Press has learned.</p>
  • Illinois governor announces ‘free’ abortions for women in prison

    11/09/2022 8:55:51 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Live Action News ^ | November 7, 2022 | Bridget Sielicki
    Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has announced that incarcerated women in the state will now be able to receive taxpayer-funded abortions, at no cost to them. The policy change comes after a WBEZ investigation found that incarcerated women had been required to pay for their own abortions as well as the fees for the correctional officer accompanying them to appointments. “Moving forward, abortion procedures and their associated expenses will not be covered by incarcerated women,” Illinois Department of Corrections spokesperson Naomi Puzello wrote in a statement, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “Those who previously paid for expenses will be reimbursed.” The...
  • U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner has been sent to a Russian penal colony

    11/09/2022 9:48:58 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 56 replies
    Texas Standard News ^ | November 9, 2022 | By Charles Maynes, NPR
    MOSCOW — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner has been moved from a detention center outside of Moscow and is being sent to a Russian penal colony to begin serving out her nine-year sentence on drug smuggling charges, her lawyers said Wednesday. A statement released by Griner’s legal team says they do not have information on Griner’s “exact current location or her final destination.” The statement also said that in accordance with “standard Russian procedure,” they anticipate Russian authorities will notify Griner’s legal team and the U.S. embassy of Griner’s whereabouts upon arrival at her destination.
  • BREAKING: Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips RELEASED From Prison – Here’s The Latest…

    11/06/2022 8:54:25 PM PST · by bitt · 41 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 11/6/2022 | patty mcmurray
    BREAKING: Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips RELEASED From Prison – Here’s The Latest… By Patty McMurray Published November 6, 2022 at 8:33pm 501 Comments Share Tweet Gab Share Telegram Telegram Gettr Gettr P Share Share 100 Percent Fed Up reports- On Monday, Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt held True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht and True the Vote investigator Gregg Phillips in contempt of court over their refusal to identify a confidential informant who helped them obtain information that led to the discovery and, later, evidence that the E. Lansing, MI based election software company Konnech was storing election-related data on...
  • Extreme temperatures take deadly toll on people in Texas prisons, study finds (Go Texas!)

    11/06/2022 1:41:59 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 27 replies
    Medical Xpress / Brown University / JAMA Network Open ^ | Nov. 4, 2022 | Carl Dimitri / Julianne Skarha et al
    The U.S. has the world's largest population of prisoners, and Texas holds more incarcerated people than any other state. As climate change continues to increase the severity, frequency and duration of heat waves, the approximately 160,000 individuals in Texas prisons—as well as the people who work in these settings—come under intense physical duress in prisons without climate controls, according to a new study. The study examined the relationship between heat exposure and mortality risks in Texas prisons, focusing on how these risks vary between prisons with air conditioning and those without it. The researchers analyzed data gathered between 2001 and...
  • Tucker Carlson Draws Attention to Imprisonment of Catherine Englebrecht and Gregg Phillips

    11/05/2022 10:59:26 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    Conservative Tree House ^ | November 5, 2022 | Tucker Carlson
    True the Vote founder Catherine Englebrecht and election data security analyst, Gregg Phillips, were previously in contempt of court and placed in jail for failing to outline the participants in a 2020 hotel discussion that revealed the Konnech election data compromise that was transmitted to Chinese networks. {Go Deep} Konnech CEO Eugene Yu was arrested for exploiting access to U.S. election data, including election worker information, and transferring the files to China. Eugene Yu and Konnech sued True the Vote and are using the U.S. civil judicial system to find out who told the FBI about the Chinese data harvesting...
  • Brittney Griner meets with US officials after White House makes ‘significant offer’ to Russia

    11/05/2022 5:16:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    Pink News ^ | 11/04/22 | Amelia Hansford
    WNBA star Brittney Griner, who has been imprisoned in Russia for 260 days, has reportedly met with US embassy officials. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre confirmed on Thursday (3 November) that the basketball player had met with embassy officials as part of negotiations for her release. **SNIP** Since her imprisonment, a mass campaign by various humanities groups and fellow WNBA players has urged the US government to bring her home. Jean-Pierre said during the statement that the government had “made a significant offer to the Russians to resolve the current unacceptable and wrongful detentions of American citizens Brittney Griner...
  • Oprah Winfrey turns her back on Dr Oz and endorses Democrat John Fetterman in Pennsylvania Senate race despite 20 years on set with the television doctor

    11/04/2022 12:10:41 AM PDT · by libh8er · 112 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11.3.2022 | Harriet Alexander
    Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night turned on the TV doctor she propelled to stardom - saying she would vote for Dr Mehmet Oz's rival John Fetterman in their battle to be elected to the Senate. Oz, a Turkish-American surgeon, and Fetterman, the current lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania, are neck-and-neck ahead of next week's election. Winfrey turned Oz into a household name when she appeared on his show in 2003, and invited him onto hers in 2004. He would go on to make more than 60 appearances on her hugely influential daytime show. Yet on Thursday, the 68-year-old media mogul said...
  • Florida man claims he was driving car with 2 missing tires because of a 'curse': 'That is paranormal activity'

    11/01/2022 12:04:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 1, 2022 | Landon Mion
    A Florida man driving a vehicle missing two tires was pulled over by law enforcement and alleged that paranormal activity was responsible. Andres Orjuela-Montealegre, 29, was stopped on an Interstate 75 ramp near Marion Oaks on October 23 at about 4 a.m. after Marion County Sheriff’s deputies noticed the vehicle's hazard lights were on and that the tires on the driver's side appeared deflated. A deputy then realized that the tires were not deflated but were missing and Orjuela-Montealegre was "driving on what remained of the rim," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook. When asked about the damage to the...
  • Evers: ‘Eventually, We Should Be Looking to Lower’ Prison Population ‘as Much as Possible’

    10/28/2022 7:43:56 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/28/2022 | Ian hatchett
    During an interview with NBC News released on Friday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) defended his goal of halving the state’s prison population and argued that “eventually, we should be looking to lower it as much as possible” by “making sure that we have options for people in the beginning.” NBC News Correspondent Shaquille Brewster asked, “We were with your opponent yesterday, and one thing that we heard is, back in 2018, you said that the idea of cutting the prison population in half was absolutely a worthy goal. My question for you is, is that still your goal now?...
  • Griner faces difficult conditions at Russian penal colony, former prisoners and advocates say

    10/27/2022 8:00:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 99 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | October 26, 2022 | By Phil McCausland and Curtis Bunn
    Brittney Griner will enter a system of isolation, grueling labor and psychological torment when she is transferred to a penal colony, the successor to the infamous Russian gulag, to fulfill a nine-year sentence handed down Tuesday in Moscow, former prisoners and advocates said. “Conditions in prisons and detention centers varied but were often harsh and life threatening,” a 2021 State Department report on Russian human rights abuses said. “Overcrowding, abuse by guards and inmates, limited access to health care, food shortages, and inadequate sanitation were common in prisons, penal colonies, and other detention facilities.” The report notes that “physical and...
  • Prosecutors say Michael Avenatti should get 17 years in prison for fraud scheme

    10/25/2022 5:34:32 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11 October 2022 | Andrew Blankstein and Tim Stelloh
    Subhead:The sentence would run consecutively with a prison term Avenatti is already serving in an embezzlement case involving former adult film actor Stormy Daniels. The sentence would run consecutively with a four-year sentence handed down in a separate case in New York involving former adult film actor Stormy Daniels. Avenatti, who once represented Daniels, was found guilty in February of stealing $300,000 of the $800,000 advance Daniels was paid for her book “Full Disclosure,” which included details about an affair she says she had with Donald Trump before he was president. In the California case, Avenatti admitted pocketing millions of...