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It is not hyperbolic to state that the prison system in the U.S. is one unholy dysfunctional mess. Over the past few years, I've written about overcrowded and crumbling prisons; the revival of ...
by Bill Berkowitz
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Oct 23, 2014 at 12:05 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Idaho prison officials say they had to have thousands of dollars' worth of medications shipped overnight to the state's largest prison after the former operator, Corrections Corporation of America, ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 13 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 11:54 AM PDT with 33 Recommends
Governor Rick Scott (R. FL) has found himself being ridiculed again: http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2014/07/scotts-fundraiser-comedy-gold-for-hbos-john-oliver....
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 3 comments on Mon Jul 21, 2014 at 08:50 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
Budget hawks squawk about bloated bureaucracies and excessively paid public employees to justify their calls for slashing government services. In recent years, their drumbeat about government ...
by Gregory Heires
Comment Count 6 comments on Wed Mar 12, 2014 at 08:00 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
After years of reports showing rampant abuse in immigrant detention centers nationwide immigrants in the sprawling Northwest Detention Center have gone on hunger strike in an attempt to improve the ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 16 comments on Sun Mar 09, 2014 at 06:07 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
The number of people detained in for-profit prisons ...
by ColorOfChange
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Sep 06, 2013 at 11:56 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
This too I know--and wise it were If each could know the same-- That every prison that men build Is built with bricks of shame, And bound with bars lest Christ should see How men their brothers maim.
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 11:22 AM PDT with 35 Recommends
Time has a way of softening terminology, especially with regards to things we'd rather not think about and don't entirely understand. During World War I, a British physician named Charles Samuel ...
by Virally Suppressed
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 07:51 PM PST with 7 Recommends
(NOTE: Dr. Giroux has provided written authorization to the diarist to reproduce his work in its entirety for the benefit of the Daily Kos community. Giroux is a member of Truthout's Board of ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 03:33 AM PST with 22 Recommends
Sometimes I wish I could take each and everyone of those who denigrates the undocumented Immigrant through an informative journey. I would start off by having them spend some time in the native ...
by carlosgalindo
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 04:57 PM PST with 22 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
Police officers and prison guards hold tremendous political sway. Their unions support or opposition can make or break a campaign for office. And their advocacy for better pay, more power, and more ...
by MakingContact
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 10:57 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Private corporations that tout that they will cut costs if given the chance to profitize local jails and prisons, fail to mention they breach all lines of ethics and morals in order to do so.  ...
by elizabethawilke
Comment Count 36 comments on Wed Jul 18, 2012 at 06:46 AM PDT with 28 Recommends
The Supreme Court has decided on SB1070 and it appears that little by little the most aggressive anti-immigrant legislation created in U.S. history is being dismantled. It was born in a laboratory ...
by carlosgalindo
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 08:19 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
French economist Frederick Bastiat once wrote: “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that ...
by Bob Sloan
Comment Count 135 comments on Thu Feb 23, 2012 at 04:54 PM PST with 95 Recommends
On September 28, as part of its series on immigration detention , the New York ...
by ej25
Comment Count 34 comments on Sat Oct 08, 2011 at 08:09 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
Just a quick update on a story/diary/article I wrote a week and a half ago about ...
by AZ Independent
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Aug 24, 2011 at 08:56 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
I don't know if you've seen this video yet, but every DK blogger needs to be focusing on this organization, ALEC. Cenk Uygur and Anna Kasparian put it all together in a few minutes what every ...
by bfealk
Comment Count 8 comments on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 04:05 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
Understandably, Goodyear, Arizona resident Barb Julien is frustrated . ...
by AZ Independent
Comment Count 33 comments on Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 09:28 AM PDT with 95 Recommends
Wisconsin State Rep. Mark Pocan is attending the ALEC conference in New Orleans this year. He'd been on the ground in New Orleans only a ...
by natasha
Comment Count 12 comments on Thu Aug 04, 2011 at 02:44 PM PDT with 23 Recommends