Arrangements Being Made for TKP Thorne Peters

Arrangements for burial are in the process of being made at Elmwood Cemetery located at;824 S. Dudley StreetMemphis, Tennessee 38104LINK above…So far, costs are at approximately $ 5,795.00, which includes;$ 2,995.00 Cemetery Costs; $ 1,200.00 Open/Close, $ 1,500.00 Preparation Fees.  DONATIONS are desperately needed!  You can donate thru the link above by contacting the Cemetery, …

TKP Thorne Peters–“I’m NOT crying – my eyes are running from the soapy tray.” May He Rest In Peace…

On Sunday, November 3rd, at approximately 7 a.m., TKP Thorne Peters was found deceased in his single person cell, where he had spent 22 hours a day, in “protective custody”, since being committed to the Penal Farm in Memphis Tennessee in 2018. The Detectives came to Linda Harrah’s home at approximately 2 p.m. and notified …

The East Mississippi Correctional Facility Is ‘Hell on Earth’

By Carl Takei, Senior Staff Attorney, ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and EqualityMarch 5, 2018At the East Mississippi Correctional Facility, where Mississippi sends some of the most seriously mentally ill people in the state prison system, even the most troubled patients are routinely ignored and the worst cases of self-harm are treated with certain neglect. …

Former Kentucky jail guard convicted of beating inmate who later died

    A former Kentucky jail guard was convicted of beating an inmate and leaving him lying with blood on his face, until another jail employee saw the victim and he was rushed to a hospital and pronounced dead, officials said on Friday. A federal jury deliberated for an hour and a half before returning …

Milwaukee Inmate Died After Being Deprived of Water for 7 Days

Milwaukee Inmate Died After Being Deprived of Water for 7 Days By DANIEL VICTORAPRIL 25, 2017   Terrill Thomas had bipolar disorder, a lawyer for his estate said. Inmates, correction officers and investigators are testifying in Milwaukee this week to help determine whether jail employees will be charged with abuse in the dehydration death of …

DO PRISONERS HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIFE?

Sonni Quick Recently I watched a Conservative/Catholic news station on TV.  There was an interview with the executor of a religious political group. I failed to write down the names. There was a video of a meeting he participated in with Trump. This man's concern was if there was enough protection for the right to …

…47 persons have been put to death in Florida under an unconstitutional process

  HHarry Lee Anstead, My View 2:46 p.m. EST November 22, 2016 In January 2016, in a case called Hurst v. Florida, the United States Supreme Court held that Florida’s death penalty scheme was unconstitutional and violated the Sixth Amendment, pursuant to its decision in Ring v. Arizona. The Court held that Florida’s statutory scheme …

MotherJones.Com "My four months as a private prison guard", by Shane Bauer

Have you ever had a riot?" I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA)."The last riot we had was two years ago," he says over the phone."Yeah, but that was with the Puerto Ricans!" says a woman's voice, cutting in. "We got rid of them.""When can you start?" …

What Happened To Gynnya McMillen?

A week after Gynnya McMillen died at the Lincoln Valley Regional Juvenile Detention Center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, police have yet to release a cause of death. The 16-year-old girl was found unresponsive in her holding cell on Monday, January 11th. McMillen had only been in the detention center for 24 hours following an altercation in …

Trouble Behind Bars: When Jail Deaths Go Unnoticed

  By: R.G. Dunlop October 5, 2015 HAZARD, Ky.—Larry Trent was just one of the 154 or more inmates who died in a Kentucky jail during the past 6½ years. Arrested on July 5, 2013, in his car outside a Hazard doughnut shop, the 54-year-old Trent told police he drank “about four beers and mouthwash” …

Regarding kendra sams – "lodged" at laurel county corrections" in kentucky…

  Ms. Kendra Sams,  29  years old, was being lodged at the Laurel County Corrections. According to Facebook posts she suffered a seizure on July 12th which caused her to fall from the top bunk in her cell and land on the floor.  She was not given medical attention at that time. At some point …

Prison operator sued in death of former marijuana provider

By Sanjay Talwani - MTN News Connect     HELENA - The widow of a former medical marijuana provider who died while serving time is suing the operator of Montana's only private prison. A federal lawsuit says Corrections Corporations of America failed to give the inmate (Flor) needed medical care while at its Crossroads Correctional …

La. prisoner released after 43 years in solitary confinement. How can he cope?

A federal judge ordered the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox on Monday, finding 'no valid conviction holding him in prison, let alone solitary confinement.' By Cristina Maza, Staff writer June 9, 2015   On Monday, a federal judge in Louisiana ordered the release of an inmate who has been in solitary confinement for more than …

U.S. man jailed for years without trial dies by suicide

The Associated Press Published Monday, June 8, 2015 7:36PM EDT NEW YORK -- New York's mayor on Monday lamented the suicide of a young man who spent three years as a teenager jailed without a trial for a crime he always denied committing. Kalief Browder, who was 22 when he hanged himself at his mother's …

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to re-evaluate how some states carry out lethal injections.

Next month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in a case which challenges Oklahoma’s use of “liquid fire” in executions. The drug – potassium chloride – is one of a cocktail of drugs currently used in some states to carry out death sentences, a cocktail that has led to botched executions. Nancy E. Millar …