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Sheriff Darnell joins in resolution against medical marijuana

Sheriff Darnell joins in resolution against medical marijuana But the resolution backed by Darnell clearly announces the group’s staunch opposition to legalizing pot for any reason, and raises some familiar arguments to support its stance. The group maintains that legalization … Continue reading

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New DOC prison boss is a lifer

You have to ask just what is it about a $2 billion organization that a person with essentially a high school education. This is a person who was raised in a culture undisturbed by outside influences. A culture that has … Continue reading

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Two Prison Letters

  To Whom It May Concern:   Society has always held women in a higher standard, yet when we are victimized we become an issue. We’re supposed to be smarter, wiser, more responsible, but what happens when as victims, society … Continue reading

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How Conservatives Learned to Love Prison Reform

How Conservatives Learned to Love Prison Reform

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Police: At least seven inmates in Florida have used forged

At least seven inmates in Florida have used forged documents in attempts to escape from prison, including two killers who were mistakenly freed because of the paperwork, authorities said Tuesday   Police: At least seven inmates in Florida have used … Continue reading

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JPMorgan to pay $5.1 billion to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac over mortgages

‘…JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $5.1 billion to resolve claims that it misledĀ  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky home loans and mortgage securities itĀ  sold them before the housing market collapsed.. ‘but then ‘..But no high-level Wall … Continue reading

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High court test of surveillance law could be ahead

About time. In a court filing Friday, the government said it intends to offer into evidence in Muhtorov’s case “information obtained or derived from acquisition of foreign intelligence information conducted pursuant to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978.” Last … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion May Lower Prison Costs: Study

Talk about taking the cost emphasis out of prison reform. Makes ya wonder just how many hands were in the pie that wrote the Affordable Care Act. I talked to one congressman in office at the time and he said … Continue reading

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Curbing antibiotics on farms taking too long

This is good case in point on the cold hearted bottom line taking precedent. Routine use of antibiotics makes some bacteria stronger and resistant to treatment. When those hardier bugs infect a person, antibiotics might no longer work. Last month, … Continue reading

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FDA wants restrictions on hydrocodone painkillers

You have to ask yourself just who makes money off of the most extensively prescribed pain killer in the nation. The when you look at the profit margin from this drug as a class III drug and the easy access … Continue reading

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