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Oopewan comments on What is something you wish was illegal? Criminal: How Lockup Quotas and "Low-Crime Taxes" Guarantee Profits for Private Prison Corporations. FCC Votes to Stop Prisons from Charging $14 a Minute for Phone Calls. The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to crack down on exorbitant prison phone rates, in a landmark victory for criminal justice reform advocates who have long criticized what they call abusive and predatory practices by phone companies.

FCC Votes to Stop Prisons from Charging $14 a Minute for Phone Calls

“Voting to endorse today’s reforms will eliminate the most egregious case of market failure I have ever seen in my 17 years as a state and federal regulator,” FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said Thursday during the agency's monthly open meeting. “The system is inequitable, it has preyed on our most vulnerable for too long, families are being further torn apart, and the cycle of poverty is being perpetuated.” The new FCC rules cap the cost of prison phone calls at 11 cents a minute for debit or prepaid calls in state and federal prisons, and reduce the cost of most inmate calls from $2.96 to $1.65 for a 15-minute in-state call, and from $3.15 to $1.65 for a 15-minute long distance call. Public interest groups hailed the FCC’s new policy. Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Plan To End Private Prisons. Sen.

Bernie Sanders Unveils Ambitious Plan To End Private Prisons

Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is officially taking on the country’s private prison industry. By introducing a bill that would ban government contracts with private prisons, the presidential contender is quickly becoming the loudest advocate for criminal justice reform among his competitors. The Justice is Not For Sale Act, co-sponsored by Reps. Raúl M. Ireland Refuses to Extradite Man to US Because Prison System is Too "Inhumane" Cassius MethylAugust 11, 2015 (ANTIMEDIA) Throughout the world, the U.S. prison system is often seen as inhumane and excessively large.

Ireland Refuses to Extradite Man to US Because Prison System is Too "Inhumane"

The American prison system is so reviled, in fact, that Irish officials recently refused to extradite an alleged terrorist to the U.S. The court cited concerns that if he were sent to the U.S., he would probably be placed in Colorado’s “Supermax” prison, ADX Florence (Administrative Maximum Facility). The prison is nicknamed Colorado’s “Alcatraz of the Rockies.”

Irish High Court Justice Aileen Donnelly went as far as to write a 333-page report about why the suspect shouldn’t be extradited. Donnelly said the prison “amounts to a breach of the constitutional requirement to protect persons from inhuman and degrading treatment and to respect the dignity of the human being.” One man and two women, including Damache’s wife, have already been convicted in U.S. courts of providing material support to terrorists. Follow @TheAntiMedia1. Bernie Sanders - It is morally repugnant and a national... Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Mandatory Minimums (HBO) Rightinvestment_design_2.23.15_final. Mass Incarceration in the US. IAma former employee of a jail where I watched inmates be beat for fun. I was fired for reporting it, and have spent the last decade of my life testifying for those inmates. I did an AMA before, but couldn't say what really needed to be said. I'm done tes.

Preventive Care for Women in Prison: A Qualitative Community Health Assessment of the Papanicolaou Test and Follow-Up Treatment at a California State Women’s Prison. Prison Industrial Complex. Prison–Industrial Complex. Svpjri1112.pdf. Video-shows-man-dying-jail-cell-food-allergy-guards-article-1. Woman's death in Washington jail prompts $10 million claim. EVERETT, Wash. — The family of a woman who died in the Snohomish County Jail has filed a $10 million wrongful death claim.

Woman's death in Washington jail prompts $10 million claim

The claim says complacency by guards and medical staff resulted in the November 2011 death of 27-year-old Lyndsey Elizabeth Lason who had been arrested for investigation of theft and prostitution. The Daily Herald reports Lason complained of trouble breathing for more than a week, and other inmates poked fun at her for the "eke, eke, eke" sounds she made when trying to inhale. She died of a pulmonary infection that filled her chest with pus. A spokeswoman for the sheriff's office, Shari Ireton, says it can't comment on an active claim. There have been seven deaths at the jail in Everett since 2010. -- The Associated Press. 5 Terrifying Truths of Working with the Criminally Insane. Despite what pop culture and shitty lawyers who work for gift cards insist, pleading insanity isn't a magical loophole that lets you get away with murder.

5 Terrifying Truths of Working with the Criminally Insane

You just end up in a mental hospital until you're found competent enough to stand trial. At Cracked, it's pretty much inevitable that we'll wind up in one of these joints -- our legal fees are paid exclusively in Dave & Busters tickets -- so we wanted to find out what they're really like. Parker_journal_of_law_and_health_pregnant_women_inmates_article_2005.pdf. LI_PregnantIncarceratedWomen.pdf. Sarlax comments on As a foreigner watching a lot of American TV, I gotta ask: is going to jail in the US that bad? Pic. Hibbel comments on Man cooked to death in scalding shower as punishment by prison guards. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prison (HBO) Oopewan comments on What is something you wish was illegal?