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News, The Snitch Attorney General Eric Holder Calls For Sentencing Reform Except for Incarcerated Crack Users

Attorney General Eric Holder Calls For Sentencing Reform Except for Incarcerated Crack Users

It's been a rough go for Attorney General Eric Holder. Many thought Holder -- a Chicago buddy of President Barack Obama -- would be among the first Cabinet members to depart in Obama's second term, following the embarrassment of the…
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News, The Snitch Did California Inmate Die From Hunger Strike or Suicide?

Did California Inmate Die From Hunger Strike or Suicide?

Today is Day 22 of the largest mass hunger strike in California state prison history, called in protest of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's notorious solitary confinement practices. While 32,000 prisoners were refusing meals when the strike began…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Spreads: State Says 'Hundreds' of Inmates Now Involved

Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike Spreads: State Says 'Hundreds' of Inmates Now Involved

A hunger strike that began Friday in a high-security unit of the notorious Pelican Bay State Prison has spread to one-third of California's state prisons and now involves hundreds of inmates, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.Department…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Prisoners Plan Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Pelican Bay Prisoners Plan Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Inmates at California's notorious Pelican Bay State Prison are planning a hunger strike to protest what they say are inhumane conditions of confinement.The Oakland-based grassroots organization Critical Resistance issued a statement today indicating that the inmates will begin the strike…
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News, The Snitch Audit: State Should Have Fired Incompetent Prison Shrink, Paid Him $600,000 Instead

Audit: State Should Have Fired Incompetent Prison Shrink, Paid Him $600,000 Instead

California's prison system wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars -- while putting prisoners at risk -- by continuing to employ a psychiatrist for years after it first received misconduct allegations that eventually led to his firing, according to a California…
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News, The Snitch Schwarzenegger Proposal Could Burden Underfunded S.F. Jails

Schwarzenegger Proposal Could Burden Underfunded S.F. Jails

This week has seen California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger scrounging for a few billion dollars beneath the sofa cushions after his stop-gap measures for narrowing the state's budget shortfall went down to defeat in Tuesday's special election. Among the consequences of…
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News, The Snitch Bigger Prisons = Profits for Author at Modern Times Tonight

Bigger Prisons = Profits for Author at Modern Times Tonight

Prisons. I for one, would like to see more. Something like one out every 60 males in America is in jail every year, but I went to public school. I'd say one out of 15 males are criminals. Besides, only…
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