Category Archives: Vigilante Justice

Jailed for $280: The return of debtors’ prisons

This is a new twist on an old story but beware, at least for the present, it is only happening in four states. ‘…lawmakers target practice of jailing debtors Welcome to debtors’ prison: What’s in your wallet can land you … Continue reading

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Orleans sheriff faces class action suit for alleged prison abuse

Got to say that this is the most comprehensive explanation of what happens when there is no checks and balances. It also gives the best description of the power of the sheriff in most communities. He is the bridge between the Criminal Justice Complex and the political forces in the state. All too often, it is the sheriff that eventually moves on into the various state legislatures.

This enhances the power of the Criminal Justice Complex in that laws are passed the favor the growth of law enforcement and prisons often at the expense of human rights. Once a prison is built then they have to stay full for the most part because the economy of most communities becomes dependent on it. An excellent case was the closure of Jefferson CI in Jefferson County Florida this year.

The prison in Jefferson County was the only economic engine and its monthly payroll was bigger than the operating fund of the county. Consequently, the state found the money to keep the prison alive. At last count, there were only three counties that did not have a prison of the 67 counties in Florida.

There are always two side to every story but there is a point of validation in class action suit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center for human rights violations.  The marshal’s service stops using the Orleans jail as a holding facility because of inhuman conditions.

I do encourage anyone that has the slightest interest in understanding the Criminal Justice system of the US to read this because seldom is every pimple exposed to the light the Southern Poverty Law Center shown on a single institution. Makes you wonder who is asleep at the switch in the state and federal level that such a condition could go on for so long.

Not only was someone asleep at the switch but this kind of human rights abuse only breeds a deeper sense of resentment, anger and violence by those caught up in the system. A sense of violence that will find expression in crime on the street.

 

 

 

 

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Lessons from the ride to Jackson County

Union and Confederate dead at Gettysburg Yesterday, rode up to Marianna to see for myself what I would find and found more than I expected. Then doing research last night, out jumped the devil. “…By 1930, four thousand blacks had … Continue reading

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Justice Breyer warns of Orwellian government

This is an update of the GPS tracking by the police. The arguments were made to the supreme court and Justice Breyer made some good points in his questions and it almost looks as if the tracking without a warrent … Continue reading

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A British doctor wants the Florida Supreme Court to stop a lethal injection execution

A British doctor wants the Florida Supreme Court to stop a lethal injection execution scheduled for Wednesday. This raises an interesting point. If the FDA has ruled that it is illegal for the drug to be administered to humans and … Continue reading

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Gov’t paid $600 million in benefits to dead people

I am reminded of an incident that happened two weeks ago as I was reading this article.  I guess it was over a year ago that an ex-offender got out of prison with almost five years of paper. She applied … Continue reading

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Senate Eliminates Second Chance Act Funding

This will have a major impact on a lot of local programs designed to keep people out of prison and then on the re-entry side of the equation. However, the ripple effect will be seen in state and local budgets. … Continue reading

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