Monthly Archives: February 2012

What is filling our prisons

Most likely there is more to this story than the news clip that I saw. However, it is the first time I have seen the subject of someone going to prison for health care appear in any publication. Without a … Continue reading

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An unexpected voice in the mass incarceration debate

This was totally unexpected. A good article with lots of good statistics in one spot. Some of the information came to me as a surprise and don’t really have the time or skill to verify it. Worth the read anyway. … Continue reading

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Private or public, prison system can’t be a profit center

Never in all the writings have I ever seen anyone catch the heart of the issues surround this insane and unsustainable mess called the Florida prison system. This is one article I would make mandatory reading for every citizen in … Continue reading

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Hepatitis C Surpasses AIDS As Killer

This came in over my transom early in the morning and for who knows what reason caught me totally by surprise. Those coming out of prison with a history of drug use ought to read it and take head. Yes, … Continue reading

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Reliving the Crash

I have known more than a couple men and women that are doing time for DUI manslaughter. Whereas they are not on the road more than two or three times a year if that, they do experience many of the … Continue reading

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The Art of Distraction

Often, mothers coming out of prison are behind the power curve on how to deal with the conditions that may have arisen with their children while there were incarcerated. Advice that may be appealing is to medicate children that could … Continue reading

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Drinking and Drugging

This is an interesting contribution to the debate on drugs be they legal or illegal and alcohol. The point is made very clearly that “We too often forget that alcohol can be as destructive as any pill.” The platform for … Continue reading

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