Post Tagged with: "prison"

Pope Is Still Awesome, Wants To Help Close Guantanamo

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Seriously, though – this guy. He’s my kind of guy.

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Off-Duty Black Police Officer Racially Profiled, Assaulted By Group Of Cops (VIDEO)

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‘If they’ll do this to me, the average Joe doesn’t stand a chance.’

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How ‘Extreme Racist’ Ronald Reagan Re-Enslaved Blacks And Got Taxpayers To Foot The Bill (VIDEO)

Image: Composite: Reagan photo cc 1982 Michael Evans via Wikipedia. Arab slave trade illustration via Wikipedia. Black prison inmates via Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

The American dream was ‘built on the backs of African slaves,’ Chomsky explains.

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Jailer Charged With ‘Official Misconduct’ For Death Of Homeless Vet Who “Baked To Death” In Cell

Jailer Charged With ‘Official Misconduct’ For Death Of Homeless Vet Who “Baked To Death” In Cell

Jerome Murdough was not an animal. He deserved better, both then and now.

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Man Faces 20 Years Behind Bars For Stealing Sunglasses

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Three pairs of sunglasses are going to cost a 22-year-old two decades of his life.

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Indian Television Star Sentenced To 26 Years In Prison For Violating Pakistan’s Blasphemy Laws

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Indian television star Veena Malik; her husband Asad Bashir; television host, Shaista Wahdi; and the owner of the television show, Geo TV have all been sentenced to 26 years in prison for allegedly violating Pakistani blasphemy laws. What could the two have possibly done to receive such a harsh sentence? […]

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Inmate Sues Prison Claiming His Religious Liberty Entitles Him To Dress Like A Pirate

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In the latest legal battle over the rights of Pastafarians, a man has sued for the right to dress as a pirate in prison.

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Disturbing Video: Prison Guards Laugh as Mentally Ill Man Dies in Front of Them (VIDEO)

Disturbing Video: Prison Guards Laugh as Mentally Ill Man Dies in Front of Them (VIDEO)

These despicable prison guards watched and laughed as a ,mentally ill man died in their care. If they do not all go to jail, there is something seriously wrong.

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Autopsy Reveals Mentally Ill Prisoner In Solitary Confinement Died Of Thirst

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Dr. Susan E. Venuti of the North Carolina Medical Examiner’s Office wrote in the autopsy report that several questions in the internal prison report — such as when Kerr had last eaten or drank water — were not answered.

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This Judge Sold Children To Private Prisons For Cash, He’s Going Down For 28 Years

Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr shouted down by angry citizen

Mericle was handed a one year prison sentence and fines of $2m for his part in the scheme.

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Male Guard Videotaping Female Strip Search Can’t Look, Federal Judge Rules 4th Amendment Violation

“It is plainly unconstitutional to require a female inmate to expose herself, particularly to the extreme degree required during a strip search, in the presence of a male officer. [Assuming] the male officer doing the videotaping was able somehow to avert his eyes while using the camera.” 
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  The woman stands nude before an anonymous man who is holding a video camera. Why? She has committed the “horrible” crime of being suicidal or needing protective custody or merely breaking a rule. Every one of the women at this all-female prison, in Western Massachusetts, Regional Women’s Correctional Center, who […]

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Missouri Lt. Governor Accidentally Exposes The Racist Core Of The American ‘Justice’ System

Missouri Lt. Governor Accidentally Exposes The Racist Core Of The American ‘Justice’ System

America’s justice system is based on white ideals and white standards. Or, to look at it from the perspective of someone not lucky enough to be white, America’s justice system is implicitly based on White Supremacy.

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New Science Says Showing White People How Racist Something is Makes Them More Racist

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There are more African-American men in prison today than were enslaved in the United States when slavery was legal. Shocking information right? Does this sound like the kind of thing that might motivate people to eliminate this appalling injustice of the prison industrial complex? Nope. In fact a new study […]

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Louisiana Officials Trick Hospital Into Giving Them Drugs For Executions

Louisiana Officials Trick Hospital Into Giving Them Drugs For Executions

The Lens has issued a report stating that the Louisiana Department of Corrections fooled the Lake Charles Memorial Hospital into providing a drug to be used in an execution. According to the report, the state of Louisiana has been having trouble obtaining certain execution drugs. One reason for this is due to pharmaceutical companies’ and hospitals’ code of ethics and […]

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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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