Monthly Archives: May 2011

Talking Back to the sheriff and state attorney of Alachua, Florida

Talking Back Kinloch C. Walpole 3/23/2009 Both Bill Cervone, the State Attorney, and Sadie Darnell, the Alachua County Sheriff should be commended on reducing the jail population for Alachua County. Undoubtedly, this will save county tax payers lots of money … Continue reading

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Cut the Prison rate safely

Cut the Prison rate safely K.C. Walpole March 26, 2008 On March 23, 2008, the Gainesville Sun ran a story on the editorial page titled ‘Here’s how Americans can cut the prison rate safely. At the core of the article … Continue reading

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Pulling the Plug on Prison Construction

Pulling the Plug on Prison Construction Kinloch C. Walpole September 5, 2007 Florida has had a higher ratio of crimes of violence than the nation as a whole for over 40 years. Think of the number of murders, rapes and … Continue reading

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A New State Prison on 39th Avenue was DOA

A New State Prison on 39th Avenue was DOA July 5, 2008 The thought of a second state prison in northeast Gainesville on 39th Avenue terrifies local elected officials. Not because it is out of harmony with the local growth … Continue reading

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Culture of incarceration

Culture of incarceration By K.C. Walpole Special to The Sun Published: Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 6:01 a.m. Last Modified: Friday, July 30, 2010 at 12:48 a.m. The history of Florida politics has always involved a model of a subjugated/oppressed … Continue reading

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Prison Rape

Prison Rape 8/4/2003 The recent rape of a male college student in the Alachua County Jail while sad and regrettable is a fact of life in the jails and prisons across the nation. Estimates place these rapes at 240,000 per … Continue reading

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Budgets are the Rosetta Stones of political doublespeak

Budgets are the Rosetta Stones of political doublespeak Kinloch C. Walpole E. T. York, Chancellor Emeritus of the State University System recently stated in the Sun (8 Dec.) that Florida can and must do better in public funding of education. … Continue reading

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Cronyism and Corruption

Cronyism and Corruption Sunday, July 30, 2006 Kinloch C. Walpole (last) Corruption in government is a re-current theme in American politics. The bedrock of the current scandals plaguing Florida government was laid in the halls of Washington politics with the … Continue reading

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The 20th Anniversary of get-tough-on-crime

The 20th Anniversary of get-tough-on-crime Kinloch C. Walpole April 22, 2007 Twenty years of America’s “get-tough-on-crime” philosophy is unraveling the fabric of our society and in the process creating more crime than it sought to combat. Get-tough-on-crime started with the … Continue reading

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Ex-prison chief to plead guilty to receiving bribe

James Crosby plead guilty to accepting kick backs in federal court. What did not happen was that the state of Florida as in the Frankie Valdes case, proved incapable, was unwilling or refused to prosecute the secretary of the Department … Continue reading

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