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 …

"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Genesis 1:29

Here is an essay that I've written to the News Enterprise, the Courier Journal, the Lexington Herald, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Brett Guthrie, Matt Bevin, Rick Sanders, and the Kentucky Medical Association. I'm still looking for more people to write to, but I thought you might appreciate it. Love what you guys are doing, and …

Give a Pregnant Mom Marijuana, Be Guilty of Murder?

Opposing abortion alone does not make someone pro-life. That stance is merely “pro-birth,” according to Sister Joan Chittister, a Catholic nun and thus a member of a broad, billion-person-strong social movement—the Catholic Church—which does not look kindly upon abortion. To be pro-life, one must care for someone after they’re born, not just before.  So. What …

Cannabis convict Eddy Lepp free from prison

Lepp, age 64, hailed as a “marijuana martyr” by supporters   By Lisa M. Krieger | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com PUBLISHED: December 7, 2016 at 9:59 am | UPDATED: December 8, 2016 at 9:16 am     SAN FRANCISCO — Free after eight years of federal imprisonment, one of the nation’s most celebrated cannabis convicts came home to …

"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 …

Every 25 seconds in the United States, someone is arrested for the simple act of possessing drugs for their personal use…

  Summary   Neal Scott may die in prison. A 49-year-old Black man from New Orleans, Neal had cycled in and out of prison for drug possession over a number of years. He said he was never offered treatment for his drug dependence; instead, the criminal justice system gave him time behind bars and felony …

Why are more Americans in jail for marijuana use than violent crime?

More people in the United States are now in jail for marijuana possession than for all violent crimes combined, a new study finds....On any given day in the US, at least 137,000 Americans are in prison on drug possession, not sales, charges, says a new report that finds that the "tough on drugs" policies may …

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?" …

Ex-judge urges Obama to commute harsh sentence he was forced to give

A former federal judge in Utah is asking President Barack Obama to commute the sentence for Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was jailed in 2004. Pictured: In this Nov. 15, 2005 file photo, members of Safer Choice stand in protest at a Denver federal courthouse, where the court was hearing an appeal of Angelos' …

Originally was posted on "Stumble Upon" this information is important!

    1. The prison system in the United States is a profit-making industry. Private corporations operate over 200 facilities nationwide and are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. READ MORE   2. Six corporations control virtually all American media. News Corp. owns over 27 television stations and over 150 newspapers. Time Warner has …

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 …

Jails in Kentucky are overflowing with inmates, but you may not realize many of the inmates are there for profit

  Posted: Feb 09, 2015 3:12 PM CST Updated: Feb 09, 2015 6:00 PM CST By Emily Mieure Connect   The Kentucky Department of Corrections started sending state inmates to local jails in the early 1980s -- the Bullitt County Jail is just one of them. Metro corrections is the largest jail in Kentucky with …

We live in the only country in the world where a child can be sentenced to be in prison until they die

We live in the only country in the world where a child can be sentenced to be in prison until they die. What's worse is that it's not even rare — more than 2,500 people who were sentenced as kids will spend the rest of their lives in prison. Juwan is one of them. He …

BREAKING: Death Sentence for a $96 ticket (NJWEEDMAN)

NJ WEEDMAN reads a letter from a prisoner who turns in jail for a wrongful death. Published on Feb 10, 2014 special thanks to http://njweedman.com/ for bringing us this story. In this video Luke Rudkowski interviews Ed Forchion the NJ Weed Man after he was recently released from jail and was given a shocking letter …

Stop Tossing Billions Into The Tax Pot Trying to Fight Pot

June 16, 2013 By Joe Rothstein Editor, EINnews.com     Jerry Duval began serving a 10-year sentence for distributing marijuana last week. Duval has a kidney and pancreas transplant, as well as glaucoma and neuropathy. His family grew marijuana on his Michigan farm, in part to treat his ailments. Duval’s son, Jerry, was given a …

We need to think carefully, critically about legal marijuana

• Published October 03, 2012 As I visit with people, read newspapers and watch the news, it is clear the people who wish to legalize marijuana are passionate about their cause. The advocates for legalization of marijuana assert that if Initiative 502 were to pass, that it is good public policy that will help the …

Clarification: Private Prisons-Immigrants story

(AP) – Sep 24, 2012   MIAMI (AP) — In a story Aug. 2, The Associated Press reported that three private prison companies in the U.S. have spent at least $45 million on campaign donations and lobbyists in the last decade, and that the number of illegal immigrants detained rose sharply during that period. The …