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  •  Yes, the secrecy part was creepy (9+ / 0-)

    That's when I figured something was not kosher.

    When you shuffle a high-profile prisoner from prison to prison in what appears to be an attempt to keep him from meeting with family and lawyers, and you're not transparent about it?

    Welcome to the police state.

    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

    by mmcole on Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 11:57:47 AM PST

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    •  And they took him straight from the court room (6+ / 0-)

      usually for non-violent offenders they let you meet with family for a day, get your affairs in order then you go.  But they took him minutes after the jury read the verdict.

      "We need an energy bill that encourages consumption." --Trenton, N.J., Sept. 23, 2002-GWB

      by meatwad420 on Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 12:02:01 PM PST

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    •  Diesel Therapy (1+ / 0-)
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      It's called Diesel Therapy.

      Once in transit to the designated Institution, only the Marshals know where you are, supposedly for security reasons.  Normally Con Air is used, but for those singled out for special treatment (trouble makers, jailhouse lawyers, those maintaining their innocence) a cross country bus trip that stops at a different jailhouse each night is utilized.

      It's a legal form of physical and mental torture where you are at the mercy of the Marshals and their instructions, while shackled, sometimes in the notorious "black box."  No contact with the outside world until you're processed at your designated Institution.

      During this time, court deadlines expire, legal mail is re-routed, lost, disappeared, and the system is manipulated to the nth degree.

      Mr. Cheney, tear down this wall!

      by Badmoon on Fri Feb 22, 2008 at 03:16:05 PM PST

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