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START DATE JULY 20, 2011
Today's DATE February 20, 2012
topic: OVERCROWDING IN LEBANON'S LARGEST PRISON
NOTE: I HAVE NO IDEA WHY I DREAMED ABOUT THIS, BUT HERE IT IS
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
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
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.
for SOME REASON, SPIRIT KEPT REMINDING ME OF THE DREAM SO I'M JUST GOING
ALONG WITH THE PROMPTING:
Roumieh inmates refuse medication in protest against prison year November 16,
2011 05:54 PM
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
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.
(The Daily Star :: Lebanon News :: http://www.dailystar.com.lb)
NOTE: FROM WHAT I HEAR THERE IS OVERCROWDING IN PRISON'S EVERYWHERE.
SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE - OTHER THAN JUST BUILDING MORE PRISONS DOESN'T IT?
LETTING PRISONERS OUT EARLY IS NOT AWLAYS A GOOD IDEA IN SOME CASES.
ARRESTING PEOPLE FOR THINGNS THAT SHO9ULDN'T EVEN BE LAWS AGAINST IS ANOTHER
by Fred Dungan
"The only public housing
built during the last ten years has been jail cells." - Reverend Jesse
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
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, msnbc.com, One Dead, More Than 100 Hurt in Jail
Race Riot, Feb 5, 2006
Coronado, Michael, Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, Aug 10 2001,
Dyer, Joel, The Perpetual Prisoner Machine, Westview Press, 2000
Ismael, Katie E., Press-Enterprise, Riverside, California, Oct 17 2001,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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.
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
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
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HERE ARE ARTICLES I'VE PUBLISHED PREVIOUSLY
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
McCain Snubs Prison Guards Union ... These policies
are a significant source of the overcrowding of our prison.
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THE EFFECTS OF PRISON OVERCROWDING ... Cox, Paulus, &
McCain, 1984, p. 1149 Toch, 1977, p. 30 Johnston, 1991, p. 19
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both illness and death rates react directly proportional ( McCain,
glaring consequence of these policies is that federal prisons
are overcrowded. Paulus, Cox, McCain, and Chandler
(1975) undertook an investigation of the
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 ...
Law Enforcement Leaders Work to Address Overcrowded
Prisons Idaho ... UPDATE: At Least One Person Dead in
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california prison overcrowding - Online discussion
summary by BoardReader. Aggregated data from online sources for the
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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.
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