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by annieli
Comment Count 14 comments on Wed Mar 11, 2015 at 01:46 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
by annieli
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Dec 23, 2014 at 08:39 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Austin is the new Kiev (CNN) -- A man shot up a federal courthouse and a Mexican consulate -- which he also seemingly tried to set ablaze -- early Friday before ...
by annieli
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Nov 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Central California Women's Facility Often used as a political football, the war on women has been going on for a very long time. It is not just reflected in the battle for a woman's right to ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 79 comments on Sun Dec 21, 2014 at 10:30 AM PST with 97 Recommends
Who gets the bouquet? In a victory for platonic asexual love everywhere, the head of the Manson Family will soon achieve wedded bliss, and not even the same-sex kind, and in California! Isn't ...
by annieli
Comment Count 37 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 09:31 AM PST with 8 Recommends
At Truthout, Victoria Law writes Public Prisons, Private Profits :
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 51 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 08:00 PM PST with 59 Recommends
Crossposted to Bold Blue Magazine I stand aghast at the ever-mounting atrocities taking place in Ferguson, Missouri. I'm outraged out. Or rather, I'm ready to release my outrage from my head and ...
by mdmslle
Comment Count 68 comments on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 03:30 AM PDT with 90 Recommends
DIBOLL, TX (KTRK) -- Sunday, July 20, 2014 The ceiling of a building at a correctional center in Diboll collapsed Saturday, injuring more than a dozen offenders.
by FarWestGirl
Comment Count 9 comments on Sun Jul 20, 2014 at 07:34 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
We think of Vermont as a sort of southern Canada, a land of gorgeous, natural vistas, crisp mountain air, and generous socialist values where nothing ever goes wrong. But it turns out the Green ...
by appalachia
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Oct 24, 2013 at 03:28 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
First: Kudos to Reverend Al Sharpton for his work and for keeping an eye out for people to watch - Civil Rights attorney and author of “The New Jim Crow” - Michelle Alexander and maker of the ...
by Eric Nelson
Comment Count 10 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 01:08 PM PST with 26 Recommends
In December 2010 I wrote the following article on prison labor and those involved in removing jobs from the private/public sectors and putting them in the hands of inmates. Now ...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 02:10 PM PST with 58 Recommends
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you are smoking weed grown in a regulated marketplace or are doing a good job of growing your own. This means that if you live anywhere except for ...
by Cannaman
Comment Count 77 comments on Sun Jun 10, 2012 at 07:24 PM PDT with 32 Recommends
Apparently the Huffington Post has gotten hold of a letter from Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) to the governments of 48 states. In this letter, the corporation proposes to pay big money ...
by ranger995
Comment Count 23 comments on Tue Feb 14, 2012 at 09:16 AM PST with 28 Recommends
Imagine if this was how your daughter had to talk with you. The auto-operator starts its message “Will you accept a collect call from...” Mary's dad speaks quickly “Better be doing that ...
by appalachia
Comment Count 14 comments on Thu Apr 14, 2011 at 08:46 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
The Ripple Effect of prison labor... Two years ago a female officer working for the Florida Department of Corrections ...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Jan 26, 2011 at 03:13 PM PST with 19 Recommends
I've put a photo essay below that covers travels from the holler to the hood in Virginia -- and our prison nation. This summer I worked with some prisoners family members in both rural and urban ...
by appalachia
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Jan 25, 2011 at 04:30 PM PST with 4 Recommends
In 1995 Gov.George Allen ushered in a brutal, racist, and destructive policy in Virginia --- he abolished parole. If you live in Virginia you can do more then tell Allen to go @#@!#
by appalachia
Comment Count 2 comments on Mon Jan 24, 2011 at 07:42 PM PST with 7 Recommends
Many have read my previous diary entries on the subject of prison labor, and just recently about the Georgia Prisoner's Strike for wages. One of the arguments prison industry, Department of Justice (...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 23 comments on Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 06:06 PM PST with 19 Recommends
Last month a few inmates in several Georgia prisons stood up against being used as slaves by the state and private corporations involved in prison industry. Mainstream media mostly ignored the "...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 350 comments on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 02:31 PM PST with 480 Recommends
Just today issues on corrections in Arizona were in the news. Over the past year, that's really nothing new after the furor begun by SB 1070 brought that state's operations involving incarceration ...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 27 comments on Sat Jan 15, 2011 at 03:59 PM PST with 28 Recommends