"Gentlemen, in order to produce marked changes in behavior and attitude it is necessary to weaken, undermine or remove the support systems…"

(The following is an excerpt from a blog that I ran across on WordPress that I believe is certainly worth noticing, SK) “Gentlemen, in order to produce marked changes in behavior and attitude it is necessary to weaken, undermine or remove the support systems of the old patterns of behavior and the old attitudes.  Because …

U.S. Supreme Court ruling on sentencing law could free hundreds in Ohio

Hozae Rodriguez Ward has been in federal prison since 2009. By Earl Rinehart The Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday September 26, 2016 7:04 AM     Celia Ward has the menu planned for her son’s welcome-home dinner: fried chicken, cabbage, cornbread and mac and cheese. It’s been a while since Hozae Rodriguez Ward, 39, sat down …

The message they are sending to striking workers is, we will only give you coverage if things turn ugly

Thousands of prisoners in over 24 states began a labor strike on September 9, the 45th anniversary of the Attica prison uprising, to demand better conditions and healthcare, the right to unionize and what one organizing group calls an “end to slavery in America.” But one would hardly know it watching major U.S. media, which …

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?" …

Leonard Peltier is residing in a USP Coleman Florida’s iron cage…

  Friends of Peltier Leonard Peltier is residing in a USP Coleman Florida's iron cage with a very dangerous, fast growing aortic abdominal aneurysm threatening his life. Have you sent a letter to the BOP today? You may send a letter or fax daily asking them to transfer him to a proper hospital capable of …

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” …

Largest Ever One Time Early Release Of Federal Prisoners Coming This Month

By TNM News on October 8, 2015 Latest Headlines, Legal, News Feed It appears that several federal prisons will be allowing thousands of prisoners, who have committed non-violet crimes, free due to efforts to reduce long prison sentences given to drug offenders Another issue the Obama Administration and U.S. Sentencing Commission are trying to solve …

All roads in Kentucky lead you through Hell

      Subtitle:  How to age quickly and retire early from a life of Activism in Cannabis – via the DEA Subtitle:  How to become a criminal vs. a patient in need of their medication…   May 7th, 2015   I really hate writing about myself.  I rarely do and when I do it …

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 …

Conviction of Human Rights Activists Leyla Yunus and Arif Yunus in Azerbaijan

Press Statement John Kirby Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 13, 2015 The United States is deeply troubled by today’s decision of an Azerbaijani court to sentence human rights and peace advocates Leyla and Arif Yunus, who have been detained for more than a year, to eight-and-a-half and seven-year prison terms, respectively. The charges appear to …

Obama commutes sentences for 46 nonviolent drug offenders

The White House announced Monday that President Obama had commuted the prison sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, bringing the total number of commutations issued by the president to 89. That's far higher than his two predecessors. Former President Bush commuted the sentences of 11 people, and Former President Clinton did so for 61 people. …

Bob Riley, 62, gentle Deadhead serving a life sentence for LSD

Bob Riley, 62, gentle Deadhead serving a life sentence for LSD - The Clemency Report Bob Riley, a kind soul who "treads lightly in this world," is in the 22nd year of a federal life without parole LSD sentence. The details of his unjust sentence are summarized in this New York Times article. This story …

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 …