Monthly Archives: January 2012

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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Methadone deaths in the City of Gainesville

I live in a small town where the economic engines are medicine, education and government. There are no dirty industries and the population is about 250,000 of which close to 80,000 are students at the University of Florida or Santa … Continue reading

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The most destructive part of being in prison

Don’t know where this came from but yesterday I was giving two classes in the women’s prison in Lowell CI. At some point in the afternoon when I was riding back to Gainesville¬†on the Dragon Princess, the thought of why … Continue reading

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How to survive in a federal prison

How to survive in a federal prisonI will let this book speak for itself. “…I am a former Federal prison inmate. If you are headed to Federal prison, I will help you to prepare and survive. If you have a … Continue reading

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We are the house of Usher

Today, I experienced a degree of insanity that I am not at all sure how to process. It started out with an article in the local paper saying the U.S. Army reports suicides down, but violent crimes up. On the … Continue reading

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