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    in an anti-torture forum at my congregation, and there was a guy there who is a defense attorney.  Apparently, he runs into a lot of situations where inappropriate/torture style methods are used.

    Also, we've been having a lot of problems with conditions in the Harris County Jail.  Our new sheriff says he'll do something about it.

    There is a humanities professor, I think at UT Austin, Paul Woodruff.  He has a book called "Reverence" but actually, he is a most excellent speaker and anyone who has a chance should see him.

    He remarked at a talk I heard that one measure of a society (or person) is how they treat prisoners.  It is because they have power over the powerless, that they should exercise restraint.

    The wide universe is the ocean I travel And the earth is my Blue Boat Home

    by sberel on Wed Jan 28, 2009 at 05:22:46 PM PST

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