Monthly Archives: January 2012

Privatization of public services is no bargain

There is no doubt that the costs of services opened to privatization may be debated depending on who is factoring the items to be included in the costs. However, what can not be debated is that privatization opens the vista … Continue reading

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Exanded view of the GPS ruling by the Supreme Court

In a recent editorial that appeared in the Gainesville Sun, the point was noted that the court was unanimous even though the vote was a 5 to 4. It was pointed out that the court consensus is that modern surveillance … Continue reading

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Echos of a tragedy

Years ago, Johnny Cash did a song called The Big Battle¬†where he talks about every shot fired having an echo. He talks of the battle yet to be fought in the hearts of mothers, brothers, sisters and daughters. This came … Continue reading

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Going gray behind bars, and costing more to treat

At least three days a week I walk across the yard at the women’s prison in Lowell, Florida. I never cease to be amazed at the growing number of elderly and wheel chair bound inmates. I have known more than … Continue reading

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Another chapter in prison privitization

This artile is good on two counts. First it points out the difficulty associated with establishing a base line in cost cutting. From all out appearances, it appears that the state is trying to set-up a false base of comparison … Continue reading

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Man Held in Solitary Confinement 2 Years After DWI Gets $22M

So, you say that something like this is the stuff of movies. Maybe, but jails and municipalities will pay attention to the 2 million dollar fine and institute safeguards on some level to keep this from happening. Notice that at … Continue reading

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The Caging of America

As I read through this article, it struck be as the best overview I have ever seen on the subject of prisons. The writer captures feelings and emotions as well as statistics that everyone can relate to. Lengthy but will … Continue reading

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Another chapter in prison privatization.

This is another story in the sad saga of a gigantic power struggle between the Correction Officers as now represented by the teamsters and the Gov. Scott. This is about money and only money.¬† It translates into jobs on one … Continue reading

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Supreme Court: Warrants needed in GPS tracking

This says it all: “…..The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must obtain a search warrant before using a GPS device to track criminal suspects. But the justices left for another day larger questions about how technology has altered … Continue reading

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Why such violence?

This was one of those strange mornings where I got up on my week-day time and while on auto-pilot went to get a cup of tea and bagel was well as to read the morning paper while life went on … Continue reading

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