Dee Finney's blog


Today's DATE February 20, 2012


PAGE 140





2-20-12 - DREAM - I got a new job that was partly on a ranch, and party near a town that had a hospital in it.

Apparently I had a son that was about a couple of years old that rode a miniature motorcycle with another kid and they raced around and around a track that was on a hill.  At one point, my son chased after what looked like a pig at first and when I ran over there to rescue the animal, it looked like a scared cat laying on the ground upside-down with its legs straight up in the air.

When I picked the animal up to comfort it, it turned out to be a child that was super genius about a year old, who could speak better English than most adults.   A man and woman who were training him said he was in an accelerated learning program.  It was amazing to hear the child speak, though I don't remember the conversation.

Where I lived was walking distance from most place and there was a pathway about three feet across and  a great number of black sheep ran through the walkway as well, nose to but, nose to butt, etc.   \

The supervisor was walking with me, and I told him it was rather uncomfortable to walk with them and he said, "yes, It is strange."

The supervisor looked rather like Danny Thomas, the comedian.  (he was Lebanse)

I then went to work, and when I signed my time card, I noted that the date was February 1st, though I don't know what date.

I had to take my son to the doctor for some kind of exam, and we walked there from where we worked because I didn't know how to find it myself yet.   One of the other secretaries went with me.

I didn't do anything in the office that day as there wasn't time.  I spent most of the day, cleaning the mud and small stones off my shoes, and putting socks into my small dorm room.

As it turned out, my room was between one where my ex-husband was assigned to the same day, and a room that a man I was attracted to, and I had to pretend not to know either one.

I heard them say, "Shut up" to each other at one point, and I was surprised they were allowed to say that.

I then went back to my office to sign out for the day, and woke up.



Roumieh inmates refuse medication in protest against prison year November 16, 2011 05:54 PM

Read more:
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::

BEIRUT: Prisoners at Lebanon’s largest prison complex Roumieh have given up their medications in a bid to pressure authorities to reduce the prison year, security sources said Wednesday.

The sources said prisoners at Ward B of the prison complex, including those with medical conditions such as diabetes, handed over their medications to the administration in protest at the government’s failure to meet their demands.

Prison reforms were carried out by the government following a three-day riot in April that left four people dead and 10 others injured. Inmates were protesting poor living conditions and demanding general amnesty.

One of the reforms that the government agreed to implement was the establishment of a number of additional prisons across the country to resolve overpopulation in facilities such as Roumieh. The largest jail in the country, Roumieh prison was built for around 1,500 prisoners, but presently houses more than 3,700 inmates.

However, the government failed to pass a law in August that would allow prisoners to seek a reduction in their prison sentence.

Human rights activists have repeatedly urged the government to implement further reforms to resolve pressing issues facing prisoners in the country.

Read more:
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::


california protest:

california prison map

by Fred Dungan
"The only public housing built during the last ten years has been jail cells." - Reverend Jesse Jackson, Jr.

In the 132 years between 1852 and 1984, the state of California built twelve prisons. In the eleven year period between 1985 and 1996, the state built sixteen more. By 2001 the Department of Corrections operated 33 prisons. Four house only women and one, the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco, incarcerates male and female offenders.

In 1977, California housed 19,600 inmates. A decade later in 1998, the inmate population had skyrocketed by an astronomical 811 percent to 159,000. By February 2000 that number had jumped to 161,000. California now runs the largest prison system in the Western world. It houses more prisoners than do the countries of France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Singapore combined. California has spent $5.2 billion on new prisons since 1977, yet it still has the most overcrowded system in the United States.

Currently, the state of California incarcerates one out of every eight prisoners in the United States. It is estimated that California will eventually need 30 to 50 new prisons to accommodate the influx of prisoners dictated by mandatory sentencing, stiffer enforcement of parole violations, and the three-strikes law.

Stress generated by packing people as if they were sardines has resulted in scandalous behavior by guards and inmates alike. In 1999 there were riots at Norco (17 inmates injured) and Chino. Guards at Corcoran had to be disciplined for staging gladiator fights. Five employees of the women's prison near Chino resigned in September 1999 amidst sexual misconduct allegations and 40 more officers were said to be involved. Investigators have expanded the probe to the other three women's prisons. At least one incident has been referred to the San Bernardino County district attorney's office for possible criminal prosecution. According to Kati Corsaut, a spokesperson for the Department of Corrections, “We are focusing the investigation on the staff.” Investigators from Internal Affairs have documented 78 cases of misconduct by guards. In February 2000, a retired correctional officer and another officer on paid administrative leave from the California Institution for Women were arraigned on one count each of engaging in sexual activity with a confined consenting adult, which is a misdemeanor under California law.

On December 20, 2001, fighting broke out in the recreation yard at Lancaster State Prison, which is located in the Mojave Desert approximately 40 miles north of Los Angeles. Startled guards used pepper spray, tear gas, and wooden bullets on the prisoners in a brutal blood bath that injured 300 (some were medivaced by helicopter). Although designed to incarcerate 2,200 prisoners, Lancaster State Prison has been made to stuff more than 4,000 in its minimum and maximum security wings.

The state's worst prison riot in more than a decade began in the morning of Wednesday, February 23, 2001, a dark overcast day, after guards at Pelican Bay State Prison had frisked more than 200 maximum-security inmates and sent them outside for routine exercise in the recreation yard. They had been outside less than an hour when one group of inmates converged on another, and the three-acre yard erupted in a rolling series of vicious battles—pitting black inmates against whites and Latinos. Guards shot 13 inmates, killing one. An additional 35 inmates were treated for less serious injuries—primarily slashing and stabbing wounds inflicted with approximately 50 homemade weapons smuggled into the yard in apparent preparation for the fight. The dead prisoner was the 56th inmate to be killed by gunfire in California state prisons in the past 30 years.

Privately operated prisons under contract with the state of California to house non-violent minimum/medium security felons have not fared any better. On October 16, 2001, eight inmates and two guards were injured in a melee involving 135 black and Latino inmates at the Victor Valley Medium Community Correctional Facility in Adelanto. While at lunch, a fight broke out over what Russ Heimerich, a spokesman for the California Department of Corrections, termed “an issue of disrespect.rdquo; A female sergeant employed by Maranatha Private Corrections, which operates the men's facility for the state, was struck in the head with a microwave oven, requiring 14 stitches to close the wound. A second guard, also female, received a blow to the face. In March 2000 more than 100 inmates had to be moved from the private Victor Valley prison to state facilities following a racially fueled insurrection.

More than 100 inmates were wounded and 20 were hospitalized with serious injuries from a nearly hour-long melee in which inmates threw mattresses and banged heads against bunk beds on February 4, 2006, at a Castaic, California facility. The North County Correctional Facility, about 40 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, is a maximum-security complex composed of five jails that together house about 4,000 inmates. The main fight was broken up by officers firing tear gas. Smaller fights broke out for at least four hours after the main brawling ended. Officials said the brawl stemmed from racial tensions. According to Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Suzuki, a 45-year-old black inmate who was a registered sex offender was killed. Twenty-six wounded inmates were treated at the jail; 20 inmates were hospitalized. No jail employees were injured. The jail has a history of race related riots. In 2000, a three-day riot at the Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic injured more than 80 inmates, leaving one in a coma. Attorneys representing 273 black inmates filed a civil rights lawsuit alleging the sheriff’s department failed to disarm Hispanic inmates.

Prison guards fired live rounds, pepper spray, and rubber bullets when faced with a riot by 38 inmates at Kern Valley State Prison on March 18, 2009 in which one prisoner was stabbed to death and 17 others injured. Four inmates were shot with a mini-14 assault rifle when guards moved in to quell the melee that erupted in the general population yard of Facility B. Four inmate made weapons were later recovered from the scene of the incident. Inmate Oscar Cruz, serving a 37 year sentence for first degree armed robbery and gang activity in Los Angeles County died of multiple stab wounds. Kern Valley, one of two state prisons in Delano, is home to more than 4,700 prisoners—nearly twice its designed capacity of 2,448, a problem that has long plagued California's 33 adult prisons.

According to prison spokesman Lieutenant Mark Hargrove, 80 officers responded to a riot on August 8, 2009, which involved some 1,300 inmates in seven dormitory-style barracks at the California Institution for Men in Chino. The riot was most likely prompted by tensions between black and Hispanic prisoners, seemingly a repeat of what happened in 2007 when an argument between a Latino and a Black inmate sparked a riot at the Chino facility in which several inmates were stabbed. In the latest sequel to what appears to be ongoing racial violence, a number of prisoners suffered injuries that required hospitalization.

On August 27, 2010, a riot broke out at Folsom prison involving 200 inmates. Guards wounded five inmates and two were injured by prisoners. The fighting broke out in the main exercise yard and lasted 30 minutes. Prison spokesman Lieutenant Anthony Gentile said guards fired their weapons after other efforts to quell the riot failed.

“We tried to control the situation with chemical agents dispersed over the crowd.” “We fired several rounds of rubber bullets and that didn't stop them from fighting.”

None of the inmates suffered serious injuries, and none of the 45 to 50 correction officers who responded were hurt.


Associated Press,, One Dead, More Than 100 Hurt in Jail Race Riot, Feb 5, 2006

Coronado, Michael, Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, Aug 10 2001, B4

Dyer, Joel, The Perpetual Prisoner Machine, Westview Press, 2000

Ismael, Katie E., Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, Oct 17 2001, B4b

Marshall, John S. and Samantha Young, Folsom Guards Fire at Rioting Prisoners, Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, Aug 29 2010, A15

Williams, Carol, Guards Fire Rounds During Fatal Prison Riot, LA Times, Mar 20, 2009, A17

overcrowded prisons

Overcrowding, long a problem, in a gym used as a dormitory at a prison in Chino, Calif., in 2007.

Published: May 23, 2011
WASHINGTON — Conditions in California’s overcrowded prisons are so bad that they violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday, ordering the state to reduce its prison population by more than 30,000 inmates.

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority in a 5-to-4 decision that broke along ideological lines, described a prison system that failed to deliver minimal care to prisoners with serious medical and mental health problems and produced “needless suffering and death.”

Justices Antonin Scalia and Samuel A. Alito Jr. filed vigorous dissents. Justice Scalia called the order affirmed by the majority “perhaps the most radical injunction issued by a court in our nation’s history.” Justice Alito said “the majority is gambling with the safety of the people of California.”

The majority opinion included photographs of inmates crowded into open gymnasium-style rooms and what Justice Kennedy described as “telephone-booth-sized cages without toilets” used to house suicidal inmates. Suicide rates in the state’s prisons, Justice Kennedy wrote, have been 80 percent higher than the average for inmates nationwide. A lower court in the case said it was “an uncontested fact” that “an inmate in one of California’s prisons needlessly dies every six or seven days due to constitutional deficiencies.”

Monday’s ruling in the case, Brown v. Plata, No. 09-1233, affirmed an order by a special three-judge federal court requiring state officials to reduce the prison population to 110,000, which is 137.5 percent of the system’s capacity. There have been more than 160,000 inmates in the system in recent years, and there are now more than 140,000.

Prison release orders are rare and hard to obtain, and even advocates for prisoners’ rights said Monday’s decision was unlikely to have a significant impact around the nation.

“California is an extreme case by any measure,” said David C. Fathi, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s National Prison Project, which submitted a brief urging the justices to uphold the lower court’s order. “This case involves ongoing, undisputed and lethal constitutional violations. We’re not going to see a lot of copycat litigation.”

State officials in California will have two years to comply with the order, and they may ask for more time. Justice Kennedy emphasized that the reduction in population need not be achieved solely by releasing prisoners early. Among the other possibilities, he said, are new construction, transfers out of state and using county facilities.

At the same time, Justice Kennedy, citing the lower court decision, said there was “no realistic possibility that California would be able to build itself out of this crisis,” in light of the state’s financial problems.

The court’s more liberal members — Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan — joined Justice Kennedy’s opinion.

The special court’s decision, issued in 2009, addressed two consolidated class-action suits, one filed in 1990, the other in 2001. In 2006, Arnold Schwarzenegger, then governor, said conditions in the state’s prisons amounted to a state of emergency.

The majority seemed persuaded that the passage of time required the courts to act.

Justice Scalia summarized his dissent, which was pungent and combative, from the bench. Oral dissents are rare; this was the second of the term. Justice Kennedy looked straight ahead as his colleague spoke, his face frozen in a grim expression.

The decision was the fourth 5-to-4 decision of the term so far. All four of them have found the court’s more liberal members on one side and its more conservative members on the other, with Justice Kennedy’s swing vote the conclusive one. In the first three cases, Justice Kennedy sided with the conservatives.

On Monday, he went the other way. This was in some ways unsurprising: in his opinions and in speeches, Justice Kennedy has long been critical of what he views as excessively long and harsh sentences.

“A prison that deprives prisoners of basic sustenance, including adequate medical care, is incompatible with the concept of human dignity and has no place in civilized society,” Justice Kennedy wrote on Monday.

In his dissent, Justice Scalia wrote that the majority opinion was an example of the problem of courts’ overstepping their constitutional authority and institutional expertise in issuing “structural injunctions” in “institutional-reform litigation” rather than addressing legal violations one by one.

He added that the prisoners receiving inadequate care were not necessarily the ones who would be released early.

“Most of them will not be prisoners with medical conditions or severe mental illness,” Justice Scalia wrote, “and many will undoubtedly be fine physical specimens who have developed intimidating muscles pumping iron in the prison gym.”

In his statement from the bench, Justice Scalia said that the prisoners to be released “are just 46,000 happy-go-lucky felons fortunate enough to be selected.” (The justices used varying numbers in describing the number of affected prisoners. California’s prison population has been declining.)

Justice Kennedy concluded his majority opinion by saying that the lower court should be flexible in considering how to carry out its order.

Justice Scalia called this concluding part of the majority opinion “a bizarre coda” setting forth “a deliberately ambiguous set of suggestions on how to modify the injunction.”

“Perhaps,” he went on, “the coda is nothing more than a ceremonial washing of the hands — making it clear for all to see, that if the terrible things sure to happen as a consequence of this outrageous order do happen, they will be none of this court’s responsibility. After all, did we not want, and indeed even suggest, something better?”

Justice Clarence Thomas joined Justice Scalia’s dissent.

In a second dissent, Justice Alito, joined by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., addressed what he said would be the inevitable impact of the majority decision on public safety in California.

He summarized the decision this way, adding italics for emphasis: “The three-judge court ordered the premature release of approximately 46,000 criminals — the equivalent of three Army divisions.

Justice Alito acknowledged that “particular prisoners received shockingly deficient medical care.” But, he added, “such anecdotal evidence cannot be given undue weight” in light of the sheer size of California’s prison system, which was at its height “larger than that of many medium-sized cities” like Bridgeport, Conn.; Eugene, Ore.; and Savannah, Ga.

“I fear that today’s decision, like prior prisoner-release orders, will lead to a grim roster of victims,” Justice Alito wrote. “I hope that I am wrong. In a few years, we will see.”

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: May 25, 2011

A picture caption in some copies on Tuesday with the continuation of an article about the Supreme Court ruling that conditions in California’s overcrowded prisons violate the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment misidentified a justice of the court. It was Antonin Scalia, not Samuel A. Alito Jr.

california prison overcrowdiing

An exhibit from Plata v. Brown showing male prisoners in an overcrowded California facility.


The Supreme Court decided Monday — by a partisan 5-4 split — to order a reduction in California’s prison population (read the full opinion here). The Court’s order stipulates that over 30,000 prisoners be removed from the state prison system within the next two years — bringing the current total of around 143,000 prisoners down to a maximum of 110,000. (The system is only equipped to handle about 80,000.)

With its decision, the Court affirmed that prison overcrowding in the state has had severe repercussions as far as the medical treatment of inmates (for both physical and mental complaints) goes — leading to conditions that constitute “cruel and unusual punishment,” and thus violate the Eighth Amendment.

Unusually, several black-and-white photographs were published with the ruling opinion, to illustrate claims about living conditions in the jails. They were only three of many more submitted to the Court as exhibits in the case. You can see more of the images that convinced the Supreme Court of prison overcrowding’s unconstitutionality below.

Continue Reading

Emma Mustich is an assistant editor at Salon. Follow her on Twitter: @emustich. More Emma Mustich

here are more articles:

Search results

The Citizen Online | Protests continue at Grootvlei Prison ...

Protests continue at Grootvlei Prison over rife corruption ... We have a strategy of reducing overcrowding and we ... Mandela interdicted from marrying Police ... -
  • [Jul 23, 2010] In 1988, while Nelson Mandela was in prison, he contracted tuberculosis (TB). TB is common in prisons, with overcrowded cells and ... Moscow protest against Vladimir Putin ... -
    More results from »
  • Pan-African News Wire: Honduras Prisons Are Overcrowded ...

    Honduras prisons are overcrowded tinderboxes Lucy Pagoada of ... Nelson Mandela Discharged After Minor ... Senegal Protests Intensify Days Before ... -
  • Indonesia moves some inmates from riot-hit prison | Jakarta ...

    ... and a handful of other inmates from the overcrowded prison on ... With anti-Western protests raging ... Bin Laden ... apartheid struggle in South Africa, Nelson Mandela ... -
  • BBC News - Brutal South African jail changes ex-convict's life

    The hardships Nelson Mandela endured in prison in South Africa exposed the terrible ... Prisons in South Africa are notoriously overcrowded -
    More results from »
  • The History Place - Great Speeches Collection: Nelson Mandela ...

    Despite this, the protests continued and the ANC ... cent of the Africans live in hopelessly overcrowded ... 11, 1990, at age 71, after 27 years in prison. In 1993, Mandela ... -
  • Revelations - The Initial Journey - Features

    ... African in a teeming African township: overcrowding ... had failed, when all channels of peaceful protest ... While in prison, Mandela flatly rejected offers made by his ... -
  • [Feb 20, 2012] ... Iran, activists point to overcrowding and inhumane conditions in US prison ... movement stages day of protests at US prisons ... Nelson Mandela: South Africa ... -
  • Nelson Mandela by Oliver Tambo | South African History Online

    ... teeming African township: overcrowding ... Mandela went from prison cell to dock and then to ... that the worldwide protests during the Rivonia Trial saved Mandela and his ... -
  • Nelson Mandela – a celebration of an icon’s life

    ... teeming African township: overcrowding ... Mandela went from prison cell to dock and then to ... convinced that the worldwide protests during the Rivonia Trial saved Mandela ... -

    Search results

    1. Constitutional Challenges to Prison Overcrowding: The ...

      McCain, Cox, and Paulus examined the link between overcrowding and general mortality rates in the Texas and Oklahoma prison systems. 280 The Texas data covered the period ...
    2. McCain Snubs Prison Guards Union - TalkLeft: The Politics Of ...

      McCain Snubs Prison Guards Union ... These policies are a significant source of the overcrowding of our prison. - Cached
    3. Releasing the Elderly Inmate: A Solution to Prison Overcrowding

      Prison overcrowding is a prevalent problem in the United States, especially ... 117 Dr. Bert Rosefield, Superintendent of the prison hospital at McCain, believes that in ...
    4. THE EFFECTS OF PRISON OVERCROWDING - Open Your Mind–Leave ...

      THE EFFECTS OF PRISON OVERCROWDING ... Cox, Paulus, & McCain, 1984, p. 1149 Toch, 1977, p. 30 Johnston, 1991, p. 19 -
    5. [PDF]

      The Effects of Prison Overcrowding on Penal Programs

      Adobe PDF
      Prison Overcrowding 2 The Effects of Prison Overcrowding on Penal Programs Introduction In ... population both illness and death rates react directly proportional ( McCain, ...
    6. [PDF]

      Overcrowding and violence in federal correctional ...

      Adobe PDF
      glaring consequence of these policies is that federal prisons are overcrowded. Paulus, Cox, McCain, and Chandler (1975) undertook an investigation of the
    7. Analytical Essay on Prison Overcrowding - 128747 - College ...

      Looks at how prison overcrowding has increased problems for police and law ... V. Cox, P. Paulus, & G. McCain, Prison Crowding Research: The Relevance for Prison ... -
    8. Law Enforcement Leaders Work to Address Overcrowded Prisons ...

      Law Enforcement Leaders Work to Address Overcrowded Prisons Idaho ... UPDATE: At Least One Person Dead in McCain's Parking Lot Wreck -
    9. Schwarzenegger’s Answer to Overcrowded Prisons is to Build ...

      ... documents secret as courts decide whether to cap California’s overcrowded prison ... hillary clinton inplacenews investigation ipn iraq john mccain jumpboxtv mccain ... -
    10. california prison overcrowding - message boards ...

      california prison overcrowding - Online discussion summary by BoardReader. Aggregated data from online sources for the term "california prison overcrowding". -

    earch results

    1. When they took him back to prison, he wouldn't have to be in his wheelchair anymore. He could walk. It was then I found out that I was being arrested too, so I got the ... -
    2. The first clue was a news article on television about a man in Houston, Texas who is scheduled to die in prison in 10 days. There is a huge political controversy over ... -
    3. MCVEIGH . THE PATSY. compiled by Dee Finney updated 12-17-06 . Is this the same man? McVeigh in Prison. Definition: PATSY: A patsy is someone set up to take the fall ... -
    4. This is a federal prison camp or detention center. These camps are all located near super-highways or near railroad tracks or both. The federal prison camp at ... -
    5. After 8 years in the Florida prison, Dahteste was shipped to the military prison at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. After 19 years at Ft. Sill, she was finally given ... -
    6. It is not operating as a prison at the moment but is masquerading as part of a water facility. Now why would there be a facility of this nature out in the ... -
    7. Prison officials say it should take about seven minutes before he is dead. ``This will be one of the last chapters in the Timothy McVeigh saga,'' said bombing survivor ... -
    8. Over the last couple months several of us have investigated three soon-to-be prison camps in the Southern California area. We had heard about these sites and wanted -
    9. The jury had two options in deciding the 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman's fate: life in prison without parole or death by injection. -
    10. Fort Devens - New prison a factory facilities and reservoir that have been built around the camp. It was constructed last year and the railroad ... -

    Search results

    1. Arkansas Online : 1973 / Investigations -  ...

      Minor and Samuelson got probation on the marijuana charge, but were sentenced to five years in prison on a first-degree battery conviction. As the case developed ... -

      Prison officials said Shawcross did not violate the state's "Son of Sam" law because he was not accused of benefiting from the actual ... -

      Peter's outstretched hands were girded (manacled) and he was taken to the Mamertine prison, where he did not want to go. -
    4. The Abyss and the Beast from the Abyss

      Rev. 20:7 When the thousand years are over, Satan [the Beast from the Abyss] will be released from his prison 8and will go ... -

      PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 13 — After eight years in prison, Joseph Fabio now lives in a halfway house next to a funeral home here, where counselors have helped him steer clear ... -
    6. Fighting Animal Abuse - State Laws and Fines

      - Montana statutes contain a second and subsequent offense provisions, a violation is punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 or a state prison term not to exceed 2 ... -

      DUNE was a prison colony - like Australia. Earth fits the archetype. Like in Dune however- in Earth's genetic cauldron of survival - the strongest DNA ... -

      The title of this page didn't come from the dream, but after the fact, when I was thinking about why I had these dreams about animals. -

      Implants, New Mexico prison style, a 1999 proposal by NM Governor Gary Johnson, which explicitly uses the phrase "we can insert microchips into people's ... -

    Search results


      Able bodied soldiers were force-marched over 250 miles (400 km) to prison camps to the north and east, where they were intermingled with ... -

      6-10-10 - VISION - I saw the Georgia Guidestones in a vision today, ... Georgia Guidestones Vandalized . Prison Friday, December 12, 2008 -
    3. Easter Island - The Connection to Extraterrestrials

      There is a woman in a prison, like a small jail. Suddenly there are UFOs hovering - which she can see, though they are outside. ... DREAMS OF LIONS -
    4. Dee Finney's blog - December 25, 2011 - page 96 - FEMA CAMPS

      Camps as in prison camps and perhaps even concentration camps. One of the first thing the Obama Administration did was to legitimize their existence. -

      He will need all his wits and skill to battle a new and even more dangerous beast when a daring prison break releases a gang of killers lead by a certified ... -

      If convicted, they could face nine to 41 years in prison. They will stay in juvenile detention in Girard until a bail hearing Jan. 3. School officials are ... -

      Native American Prison Issues New York Indian Law. Selected United States Supreme Court Native American Law Decisions 18 U.S.C., Chapter 35 (Indians) -
    8. HAITI EARTHQUAKE 1-12-2010 -

      ... the main prison and whole ... -

      Also Wednesday, Turkey's Hurriyet daily reported that guards had moved condemned Kurdish rebel chief Abdullah Ocalan out of his prison the night the quake struck ... -

    there are many more articles on the internet related to this issue.  something needs to be done -  its a money making scheme in a lot of issues.  nobody needs to be in prison for using drugs anymore.  They should be in rehab faciliites.    Marijuana for one should be legalized.  Nobody ever died from using marijuana and its an excellent medication for several illnesses including cancer and arthritis and stomach issues.


    BLOG INDEX 2011

    BLOG INDEX 2012

    MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUG  2012

    SEPT, OCT, NOV, DEC. 2012

    JAN, FEB, MAR, APR. 2013