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Inmate Abuse: A Video Account from the Country of Georgia

© 2012 Human Rights Watch Inmate Abuse More Coverage: Report of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment on Georgia (2010) Official Website of the Ombudsman of Georgia (in English) The abuse captured in this footage is profoundly disturbing. The authorities need to ensure full accountability – including criminal […]

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Folsom Prison Riot – Again

13 wounded in Folsom prison riot Associated Press REPRESA – A riot Wednesday at a California prison holding many of the state’s most hardened criminals left 13 inmates hospitalized, one of whom was shot by correctional officers. The disturbance inside a yard at the California State Prison, Sacramento in Folsom involved an unknown number of […]

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Should Felons Gain Their Right to Vote?

The right to vote for felons discharged from prison vary from state to state. For example,there are thirteen states that allow probationers and parolees to vote. Nineteen states allow felons the right to vote upon completion of their sentence. Four states including Virginia prohibit voting again. If felons have paid their debt to society, why […]

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How Will Ex-Cop Drew Peterson Fare in Prison?

This month, a jury found Drew Peterson, a former Illinois police sergeant turned flamboyant criminal, guilty of the 2004 murder of his ex-wife Kathy Savio. Now, hundreds had gathered to celebrate. Dateline NBC’s Hoda Kotb reports. By Andrew Mach, NBC News As a former police officer, Drew Peterson may have a tougher time behind bars […]

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Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey, and Prisons

Governor Chris Christie gave the key note address at the Republican convention. Many of the pundits were not happy with his speech which was a recitation of his life and accomplishments. By now, we all are aware that the Governor was an aggressive United States Attorney for the state of New Jersey. What do we […]

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HUFFINGTON POST: California Prison Overcrowding, Prisoners To Go Back To CA

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. With severe overcrowding easing in state lockups, California is winding down a controversial deal with the nation’s biggest private prison operator and will bring thousands of inmates housed in facilities as far away as Mississippi back to California within the next few years. Currently, some 9,500 […]

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CNN: Incarceration Nation

By Fareed Zakaria, CNN Something caught my eye the other day: Pat Robertson, the high priest of the religious right, had some startling things to say about drugs. “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” Mr. Robertson said in a recent interview. “I’ve never used marijuana and I don’t […]

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