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Florida Fires 32 Officers After Inmate Deaths

Our last article discussed that our jails and prisons are the dumping grounds for the mentally ill. Dumping ground can also mean death for mentally ill inmates. According to a report by the Miami Herald,the Florida Department of Corrections fired the 32 correctional officers on September 19th after inmates have died because of criminal misconduct. The deaths occurred at four prisons in Florida. One of the deaths involved a mentally ill inmate scalded to death. On June 23, 2012, an inmate, ...

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“Jails have become the dumping ground ”

Jails have become the dumping ground

According to Michigan Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard, "Jails have become the dumping ground " for the mentally ill. The sheriff added, "The state and the federal government have pretty much walked away, in my opinion." If you think this is an isolated opinion, listen to sheriffs in Indiana. Franklin County Sheriff Kenneth Murphy told the General Assembly that County jails "have become the insane asylum for Indiana." Indiana Howard County Sheriff Steve Rogers stated that jails are "the largest ...

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Part Time Inmates: Correctional Officers

Part Time Inmates: Correctional Officers

After two months of incarceration, it was clear that correctional officers were part--time inmates. Although they went home after their shift, a considerable part of their life was spent behind bars. They were not in the cells, but they also stared at dark walls and barbed wire. A recent article in the Nation concluded that correctional officers were also victims of "The Prison--Industrial Complex.". The report focused on the guards who worked on death row at The Allan B. Polunsky ...

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Prison Medical Care–”Be Patient or Pray”

Prison Medical Care--Be Patient or Pray

Private medical staff at one Arizona prison told sick inmates requesting medical care---"Be Patient or Pray."Doctors who visited the prisons in Arizona which provided privatized health care complained in reports about the atrocious medical care given to mentally ill inmates. Doctors have reported that the private health care staff would not prescribe essential medications, ignored completely serious symptoms, and refused medical care despite the inmates begging for help. For readers who immediately think that all inmates are faking, consider the cases ...

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United States is Addicted

United States is Addicted

Overcrowded prisons and jails are dangerous to the inmates, correctional officers, and at the end of the day, to society. One major cause of too many prisons and too many inmates is the excessive incarceration rate of nonviolent inmates. The United States is addicted to locking up nonviolent inmates. In Ohio, two young heroin addicts faced incarceration for drug addiction. In Hardin County, Kaylee Morrison was imprisoned for four years for violating drug laws. Ohio taxpayers will pay ...

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