Category Archives: The Journey

Inside El Salvador’s secretive prison pits where notorious gangs are crammed together like livestock in cells the size of a shed

The fuel and has ignited the current round of violence is the voracious appetite of the giant to the North for illegal drugs.¬†Yes, there are a ton of cultural, economic, political and religious factors that have laid the ground work … Continue reading

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Another take on Karma

At times this may seem a little disjointed but I hope it comes together by the time I am finished. This take on karma is coincidental¬† with a tripe I made to Knoxville, Tennessee which was a stop on the … Continue reading

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Government profits to soar more than $700 million with new student loan rates

As is my custom when on the road, I buy a local paper and if the change holds out then one of the national papers. Reading the paper with my Dunkin Donut’s coffee and I literally threw up. Back in … Continue reading

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For Women, a Second Sentence

This tells a bigger story than the title presents. Yes, the title is correct but it does not just apply to women. About 1995 or so I was doing prison programs in Mass. The courts ordered the state to reduce … Continue reading

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Report: Michael Hastings Was Investigating CIA Director John Brennan

What is particularly scary about this story is that investigative government agencies at the local, state and other federal offices with investigative powers look to these trends, themes and powers as precedent setting examples of what doors are now open … Continue reading

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Words Like ‘Good’ And ‘Will’ Don’t Belong Together If This Is The Kind Of Thing They Do

This goes on outside prison walls. Now think in terms of industry inside prison walls. http://www.upworthy.com/words-like-good-and-will-dont-belong-together-if-this-is-the-kind-of-thing-they-do-5 exploitation

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John Romano: Time to take a hard look at state minimum mandatory sentences, too

Now that the lead has come from the top, everyone has the relative safety to express and support changes to the system. It has been overloaded and the prison and prison related budget lines are out of control. “Our prison … Continue reading

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