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John Oliver, Puppets And Prison: How The U.S. Justice System Keeps Americans Dropping The Soap (VIDEOS)

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You’d have to be Rush Limbaugh living on a sail boat in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle to not have some sense of how bad the American prison system has become in the last few decades. But, for those readers who still turn the other cheek, who scoff and dismiss prisoners abducted by the “justice system” to be beaten, raped and forgotten about, left in the hole to rot for decades upon decades, allow John Oliver and his fabulous program Last Week Tonight to clarify a few points for you that you’ve glaringly chosen to overlook.

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We’re #1! United States Passes Old Soviet Union For Largest Prison System In History

We’re #1! United States Passes Old Soviet Union For Largest Prison System In History

As the prison population within the United States continues to swell, it is time we admitted the truth that we have surpassed the old Soviet Gulags.

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Maggots Found In Michigan Prison Food Twice In One Week (VIDEO)

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Proving that last week’s incident was no anomaly, maggots have been found in a second Michigan prison’s mess hall within the last five days, this time in the food itself.

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Pentagon May Transfer Chelsea Manning For Gender Treatment In Unprecedented Move (VIDEO)

If rules are bent or changed and Manning is transferred, the Pentagon could free itself from the rock and a hard place it’s found itself in with Manning ever since Chelsea appeared.  Image: justgrimes

If rules are bent or changed and Manning is transferred, the Pentagon could free itself from the rock and a hard place it’s found itself in ever since Chelsea announced her intentions to transition.

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Infomercial Salesman Gets 10 Years For Fraud, Being ‘Deceitful To The Very Core’

Kevin Trudeau, infomercial pitchman and best selling author was sentenced Monday to 10 years imprisonment on criminal contempt charges. cc 2007 via Wikimedia Commons. 

Kevin Trudeau, infomercial pitchman and best selling author was sentenced Monday to 10 years imprisonment on criminal contempt charges.

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WATCH: Judge Upholds Initial Ruling In ‘Affluenza’ Case

WATCH: Judge Upholds Initial Ruling In ‘Affluenza’ Case

Affluenza not quarantined. Great job, Ethan Couch, for in the book of @sshole-friends, you top the list, little buddy. Affluenza causes nationwide outrage.

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White House Bypasses Congress, Offers Clemency To More Non-Violent Prisoners

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The White House is taking executive action to address unfairness in sentencing. The administration began a push to identify prisoners eligible for clemency.

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‘Affluenza’ Judge Gives Poor, Black Kid More Severe Sentence For Lesser Crime

‘Affluenza’ Judge Gives Poor, Black Kid More Severe Sentence For Lesser Crime

The ‘Affluenza Judge’ went easy on the spoiled rich white kid, but had no problem with handing out cold justice to a younger black teenager.

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NYPD Accidentally Shoots Two Women, Then Blames The Crazy, Unarmed Black Guy

Photo of Glen Broadnax from facebook via The New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/crazed-man-rap-sheet-nypd-shot-article-1.1456667

NYPD officers shoot at a mentally ill man weaving through traffic, hit two women instead, then arrest the unarmed man for the shooting. How does THAT work?

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Chelsea Manning: The Best Of A Bad Situation

Whatever horrible treatment Manning has faced in relation to her issues with gender identity as a free man will be a cakewalk compared to what lies ahead. Image @ MSNBC

Whatever horrible treatment Manning has faced in relation to her issues with gender identity as a free man will be a cakewalk compared to what lies ahead.

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Justice Department Calls For Reforms Regarding Mandatory Minimum Sentences Involving Drugs

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Mandatory minimum sentences have disproportionately affected the black community, particularly in the disparity in sentencing between cocaine and crack.

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Tea Party: Impregnated Rape Victims Who Abort Should Be Jailed As Long As Their Rapist (VIDEO)

Photo of Scottie Hughes screen captured from TPNN's video.

This insane conservative wants to force rape victims to give birth to their rapist’s babies against their will or get the same punishment as the rapist.

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The Private Prison Industry Continues Downward Spiral, Three States Dump Them Within Month

Prison officers were so afraid of getting killed at work that they would often talk amongst themselves about who was going to die first.Image@FlaglerLive

Prison officers were so afraid of getting killed at work that they would often talk amongst themselves about who was going to die first.

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Convicted Felon Sends Heartfelt Thank You Note To The NRA

Vintage gun illustration from OpenClipArt.Org.

This ringing endorsement for the NRA comes from a guy who also once wrote, ‘In all probability I’ll commit murder, perhaps even mass murder.’

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Drug War Responsible For U.S. Prison Population Exceeding Prisoner Population Of Stalin’s Gulag

Drug War Responsible For U.S. Prison Population Exceeding Prisoner Population Of Stalin’s Gulag

The United States has more people in prison today than the population of Stalin’s Gulag Archipelago when it was at its peak, because of the ineffective drug war.

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Brave Activists In Ireland Risking Up To 14 Years For Giving Women Information About Abortion

Brave Activists In Ireland Risking Up To 14 Years For Giving Women Information About Abortion

Those brave activists fighting to obtain women’s rights, and risking time in jail to do so, should be applauded by progressives and liberals around the world.

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Former Congressman Says John Boehner Called Staffer A ‘Fag’ And Is A ‘Drunk’ (VIDEO)

Former Congressman Says John Boehner Called Staffer A ‘Fag’ And Is A ‘Drunk’ (VIDEO)

Former Congressman Bob Ney (R-OH) takes a candid look at his own criminal behavior and divulges some of the GOP’s dirty secrets in his new book, ‘Sideswiped.’

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Incarceration Of African-Americans Has Dropped

A positive shift in incarceration rates; @Ebony.com

It may be the beginning of a trend that shows that acceptance is making progress, and that we’re actually moving toward equality.

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Better Mental Care, Anyone? One Mother Reveals all in Touching Letter on Mental Illness in America

Better Mental Care, Anyone? One Mother Reveals all in Touching Letter on Mental Illness in America

Her name is Lisa Long and she’s a writer based in Boise. Talking about guns is like talking about the weather; everybody does it but nobody does anything about it. But while it’s easy to talk about guns, it’s not as easy to talk about mental illness. But Lisa hopes to change this complete and utter lack of conversation.

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School-To-Prison Pipeline: Kids Arrested For ‘Making Adults Mad’

Juvenile justice?  @ BoddieLawGroup.com

The so-called ‘crimes’ committed by these children can range from school fights and disorderly conduct to wearing the wrong color of socks to school.

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