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  • ‘Oh My God’: CNN’s Camerota reacts to ‘devastating’ report of Chinese torture of female prisoners

    02/20/2021 10:24:23 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 82 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | February 20, 2021 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    CNN’s Alisyn Camerota expressed shock on her show “New Day” Friday when she heard a report concerning the systematic and brutal gang-raping and torture of women prisoners in internment camps in the Xinjiang province of China. The segment was with correspondent Ivan Watson and Camerota began the report with some background: “This morning, shocking allegations of gang-rape in detention camps in China. The U.S. government accuses China of the mass internment of up to 2 million members of mostly Muslim ethnic minority groups in recent years,” Camerota stated. “Part of a policy that the U.S. State Department says amounts to...
  • Millions in California coronavirus jobless benefits sent to out-of-state prisoners, analysis finds

    01/05/2021 10:10:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    LA Times ^ | 01/05/2021 | ANITA CHABRIA, RICHARD WINTON, PATRICK MCGREEVY
    In the latest revelation of potential criminal fraud involving California jobless benefits, an analysis has found that more than $42 million in claims went to out-of-state prison and jail inmates, giving more clarity to what officials now estimate could be $4 billion in scammed coronavirus relief funds. A large number of Florida inmates, including a man sentenced to 20 years for second-degree murder, are among the thousands of out-of-state prisoners who have allegedly received California pandemic unemployment benefits, according to a December analysis commissioned by the state Employment Development Department and reviewed by The Times. The disclosures come as state...
  • Court Orders Immediate Release Or Transfer 1,700 San Quentin Prison Inmates Over COVID Outbreak

    10/20/2020 8:52:11 PM PDT · by rey · 53 replies
    CBS Bay Area ^ | 20 Oct 20202
    SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — A state appeals court ordered San Quentin State Prison on Tuesday to immediately cut its inmate population by half, which would require transferring or releasing about 1,700 inmates, citing the state’s inability to manage a deadly COVID-19 outbreak at the prison. The First District Court of Appeal in San Francisco ruled that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and San Quentin Prison Acting Warden Ron Broomfield “have acted with deliberate indifference and relief is warranted,” the court opinion stated. The ruling stemmed from a case involving 64-year-old Ivan Von Staich, who along with...
  • Murphy signs bill to release thousands of N.J. prisoners early beginning the day after Election Day

    10/20/2020 4:56:08 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 20 replies
    Nj.com ^ | Nj.com
    Gov. Phil Murphy signed a first-in-the nation bill Monday reducing sentences in a prison system with the highest coronavirus death rate in the country — a move that will release at least 2,000 inmates beginning next month.
  • A Political Prisoner In Iran’s Vakilabad Prison Speaks

    09/23/2020 11:07:40 PM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud
    The EuroAsia Review journal ^ | Sep.22,2020 | Peter Tase
    Interview By: Peter Tase Vakilabad Prison is located in the city of Mashhad in eastern Iran. This prison has reportedly been the site of hundreds of secret executions carried out by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Not only have the executions taken place secretly, but neither the prisoners nor their families were informed prior to their execution. Mr. Ahmed Shaheed, the former UN special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, has documented more than 300 secret executions in Vakilabad during the past years. Vakilabad Prison is massively overcrowded, which puts the prisoners under severe pressure, with many of...
  • Nearly 200 inmates at York County [PA] Prison have tested positive for the coronavirus since April: officials

    09/05/2020 1:48:41 PM PDT · by lightman · 24 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 5 September A.D. 2020 | Jenna Wise
    York County officials confirmed 190 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus since testing began at the prison last spring. According to county spokesman Mark Walters, 173 inmates or detainees are in isolation as of Saturday. A majority of their positive test results were discovered this week during mass testing, Walters said. He said they are still awaiting the results of 60 tests. “As stated [Friday] the increase in positive results experienced earlier this week, is not unexpected considering the congregate living situation present in the Prison facility and with the increase in communicative spread that we are seeing in...
  • 18,000 prisoners to be released by end of August, California Department of Corrections says

    07/17/2020 11:00:33 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 11 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/15/2020 | Bethany Blankley
    An estimated 8,000 inmates could be eligible for release by the end of August, in addition to the state’s reduction of about 10,000 inmates since Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in March, the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) said.The CDCR says its previous “pandemic emergency decompression efforts” have reduced inmate populations system-wide by approximately 10,000 people already, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission within its facilities.“These actions are taken to provide for the health and safety of the incarcerated population and staff,” CDCR Secretary Ralph Diaz said in a news release. “We aim to...
  • As many as 8,000 California prisoners to be released early in effort to stop coronavirus spread

    07/10/2020 1:32:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 64 replies
    ktla ^ | 07/10/2020
    As many as 8,000 California prisoners could be released ahead of schedule in an unprecedented attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19 inside state prisons, with more than half of the releases expected by the end of the month. The announcement on Friday by top advisors to Gov. Gavin Newsom offered stark evidence of the dire health conditions at several California prisons. On Monday, the top medical officer for the state prison system was removed from his position following criticism of inmate transfers that are believed to have led to a much larger coronavirus problem in prisons than existed this...
  • Illinois releases 146 sex offenders, including 3 ‘sexually dangerous persons’ convicted in Winnebago, Ogle counties

    05/03/2020 12:06:39 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    mystateline.com ^ | Apr 29, 2020 | MyStateLine.com
    ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The State of Illinois has released 146 sex offenders statewide, including 3 considered “sexually dangerous persons” convicted in Winnebago and Ogle counties. The State of Illinois released a list of almost 4,000 inmates released from prisons, including 64 convicted of murder. A list released by the state shows each inmate who had their sentence commuted by Gov. JB Prtizker or were released early by the Illinois Department of Corrections. Dennis Secrist, 74, and Brett Singley, 40, who were convicted of sex crimes in Ogle County, and Daniel Anderson, 71, who was convicted in Winnebago County, were...
  • Mayor Asks Criminals to Postpone Predatory Behavior [semi-satire]

    04/06/2020 10:37:40 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 April 2020 | John Semmens
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner went on TV to try to persuade criminals "to wait until the COVID-19 pandemic eases up, before you go out to rob, rape, or murder someone. I know you have needs. I know you have scores to settle. But the risk to your own health at this time is too great. Prey on the wrong person and you could get sick and maybe die. I'm not asking you to give up your careers or stifle your passions. I'm just advising you to be patient so you can violate the law later without undue risk to yourself."...
  • Cuyahoga County Jail inmates being released due to concern of coronavirus spread

    03/14/2020 9:53:19 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 16 replies
    WJW Fox 8 ^ | March 14, 2020 | Natasha Anderson
    CLEVELAND (WJW) — The Cuyahoga County Court is looking to release hundreds of inmates from the Cuyahoga County Jail Saturday morning due to coronavirus concerns. Judges concerned about the virus spreading through the jail. Cuyahoga County judges are holding a special Saturday morning session to try to settle cases with guilty pleas, release inmates or send them to prison, or release them on house arrest. Administrative Judge Brendan Sheehan told the I-TEAM earlier this week that inmates are already in poor health, and it wouldn’t take much for the coronavirus to spread wildly behind bars. Sheehan also said almost any...
  • Trump Inspires Former Prisoners: 'You Are Made by God for a Great and Noble Purpose'

    02/24/2020 7:06:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/24/2020 | Megan Fox
    President Trump spoke at an unusual graduation ceremony on Thursday and inspired the class of graduates, all former prisoners. HOPE for Prisoners assists formerly incarcerated people with reentry into society by providing long-term support and services. Founder Jon Ponder experienced significant challenges on his release from prison and noted the lack of resources for others in his situation. He started HOPE for Prisoners to help others.Trump has often expressed his support for criminal justice reform, signing into law several acts that reduced sentencing, shortened jail terms, and stopped the chaining of women in prison as they give birth. His...
  • President Trump Delivers the Commencement Address at Hope for Prisoners Graduation Ceremony

    02/23/2020 2:47:11 PM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/20/20 | The White House
    Just found this - others have probably seen it but could not find it when did a search here. Another unsung but awesome deed by our President, speaking at the commencement of the Hope for Prisoners graduation ceremony in Las Vegas. The President starts speaking at 50:07.
  • Bloomberg Used Prison Labor To Make Campaign Calls

    12/26/2019 6:20:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/26/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    In one of the more surprising – and puzzling – stories of the 2020 Democratic primary race, we learned this week that New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg has been busy creating jobs long before he gets the chance to do so as president. As a bonus, the jobs were exclusively for women, making his efforts even more relevant in the current political landscape. Unfortunately for him, the press figured out that the jobs he was creating were for female prisoners in an Oklahoma lockup. Oops. (The Intercept) Former New York City mayor and multibillionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg...
  • Thousands of inmates in prisons deserve to die for what they've done, and only Epstein dies? Wow...

    08/12/2019 5:42:46 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 6 replies
    News | 12 August 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    So much injustice everywhere. Those deserving of severe punishment and/or execution don't receive it, and yet this man with all of his wealth and connections does die? Now, reports say his cell mate was transferred prior to his death. If all of those inmates who haven't been executed for crimes far worse than Jeffrey's haven't been executed, isn't it time for prison reform?
  • In 5 States, 1 in 5 Prisoners are Muslims

    08/05/2019 9:25:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 08/05/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    At 1%, Muslims are still a small percentage of the population. But there’s one place in America where they are vastly over-represented. State prisons. Take Maryland, which has an estimated 70,000 Muslims, making up over 1% of the population. But of Maryland's 18,562 prisoners, 5,084 were Muslims. That's 27.4% or over 1 in 4 prisoners. It would also mean that 1 out of 13 Muslims in Maryland may have been in a state prison. Those are startling numbers, yet they come from Muslim Advocates, an Islamist legal advocacy group. Both MA’s numbers and the number of Muslims in different states...
  • Expert exposes China’s ‘horrific’ organ harvesting program

    05/23/2019 8:16:56 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 23 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 5/23/19 | Diane Montagna
    ROME, May 23, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — The Chinese government is harvesting organs from prisoners while they are still alive to supply its lucrative organ transplant industry, a leading expert on China has told LifeSiteNews. He is therefore calling on the Vatican to speak out. Steven Mosher, founder and president of the Population Research Institute, sat down for an interview in Rome this week with LifeSiteNews editor-in-chief John-Henry Westen (see full video below). Westen spoke with Mosher at the May 20-21 John Paul II Academy for Human Life and the Family conference on “Brain Death: A Medicolegal Construct: Scientific & Philosophical...
  • Two Little Words Missing from Bernie Sanders Allowing Boston Bomber To Vote

    04/26/2019 12:03:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/26/19 | Judi McLeod
    Democrats have cornered the market on the young, the dead, illegals flooding the southern border and the general prison population as a viable voting bloc. Two little words are missing from the trending headline, ‘Bernie Sanders Wants Boston Bomber To Be Allowed to Vote’. The two missing words? “FOR ME!”. But it’s not just Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, whose vote Sanders wants, but the potential votes of some possible 183,000 murderers and 164,000 rapists. In fact, Socialist Sanders, Sugar Daddy Dispenser of Free Stuff for All, wants all convicted U.S. felons, no matter how heinous their crime, to be able...
  • Federal appeals court rules prisoners have no right to sex reassignment surgery

    04/02/2019 1:48:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2019 | Alex Swoyer
    A transgender prisoner says she’ll pursue her fight to have Texas pay for gender reassignment surgery after suffering a loss at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. A lawyer for Vanessa Lynn Gibson, born as Scott Lynn Gibson, says she’ll ask the full 5th Circuit to rehear the case after a three-judge panel upheld the state’s policy that denies funding for the reassignment surgery. The state will cover hormone and mental health care treatment. In a 2-1 ruling published Friday, the court said refusing to facilitate the surgery does not constitute cruel and unusual punishment as defined by the...
  • Hamas demands condition of terrorist prisoners be improved

    04/01/2019 3:17:01 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/19 | Dalit Halevy
    Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said that the main subject of the meeting between the terrorist organization and UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov was the treatment of Hamas members held in Israeli prisons. According to the Islamic Jihad-affiliated website PALTODAY, Haniyeh told Mladenov that there is a Palestinian Arab consensus on the issue of the security prisoners. In addition, letters were sent from the leadership of the security prisoners, in which the "grave situation" was noted in the prisons because of the measures taken against them. The Hamas leadership asked the UN Secretary-General's envoy to...