Monthly Archives: January 2012

Florida to close 11 correctional facilities

This is going to be a challenging excercise in double speak. I have only done some stubby pencil math and at this stage don’t know that it is worth more of an effort. However, did come to a couple of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court won’t allow inmate to sue prison for alleged mistreatment

This is interesting but just don’t know enough to comment. “…The high court ruled 8-1 Tuesday to throw out the federal lawsuit by inmate Richard Lee Pollard against employees of the GEO Group Inc, formerly known as Wackenhut Corrections Corp. … Continue reading

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Florida Lawmakers Advance Brain Injury, Wrongly Imprisoned Claims Bills

It seems like a no-brainer that when you send a person to prison for a crime they never committed that compensation needs to paid prompt and up front without having to engage a lawyer to lobby for legislative action. Then … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Will Hear Florida Drug Dog Case

This is the 3d drug case to reach the highest courts in the state as well as Surpreme Court. This one is based on the use of drug dogs to key on a building without a search warrent. If the … Continue reading

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For the first time, medicinal marjuana bills filed in both House and Senate

“…It’s the second year in a row that legislation has been filed to start Florida on the path that 16 other states and the District of Columbia have taken, starting with California in 1996. And this year represents the first time that a bill allowing marijuana as a medicinal has been filed in both the House and the Senate….”

 

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Meet the new drug pushers on the block

The below quote says all that needs to be said. Think in terms of many pills have to be sold to not only pay the fines but to pay the lawyers, CEOs and salesmen as well as the doctors that prescibe them and the … Continue reading

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One-Third of Child Sex Abuse Caused by Minors

This article came out of left field in that I was totally taken back by some of the statistics. The one that got me the most was that more than one third of sexual abuse of children is committed by … Continue reading

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United States: Thousands of Children Sentenced to Life without Parole

For who knows what reason, found myself doing some research on kids doing life sentences and stumbled across a 2005 report from Amnesty International and Human Rights watch. Needless to say, the numbers struck me as obscene. “….There are at … Continue reading

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Results for: Stress Management Health Center (per WebMD)

The below link is to the search engine on Web MD for stress management. This is especially important for those mothers coming out of prison that will almost immediately assume the roles of primary care gives for young kids. There … Continue reading

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How Anger Hurts Your Heart

This came to me through facebook and I lifted it in it’s entirty from WebMD on the internet. I will print up about 50 copies and take it into Lowell CI as a handout for additonal reading on the Mind … Continue reading

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