Tag: prison

Locking People Up: South Dakota’s On It

“Meth: We’re On It.” For the briefest of moments Monday evening, these words managed to drown out impeachment analysis as social media cocked a collective eyebrow in the direction of South Dakota. The slogan is from Republican Governor Kristi Noem’s anti-drug campaign. Complete with a website (the URL is, naturally, onmeth.com), the aim of the […]

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2 prison guards charged with conspiracy and filing false records on the night of Jeffrey Epstein’s death

At least one federal prison worker on duty the night before Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in his prison cell was offered a plea deal in connection with the multimillionaire’s death, two sources familiar with the case said. Full Credit: Florida Department of Law Enforcement via Getty Images × 2 prison guards charged with conspiracy […]

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California Gets Called Out For Using Inmate ‘Slave Labor’ To Fight Wildfires

Source: PHILIP PACHECO / Getty California wildfires have been a major issue these past couple of years and although efforts at putting them out have been applauded, many folks are upset by the labor being used to get the job done. The most recent fire was the Getty Fire, which started on Monday morning in […]

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The Climate Disaster Inside America’s Prisons

Global warming far and away is the most pressing issue facing the United States (and the rest of the planet). The fast-approaching climate reckoning is bigger than the presidential election, bigger than our imperialist forever wars, bigger even than the virulent fascist threat that’s taken root in the White House and spread its tendrils across […]

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Shock Corridor

As reports exposing the shockingly brutal conditions at immigrant detention centers have drawn comparisons to ethnic detention compounds under authoritarian regimes, it becomes ever more pressing for the country’s vast immigration bureaucracy to lean on whatever prestige it can muster at the height of the Trump border crackdown. And like everything else connected with this […]

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Epstein’s Death Is Exposing the ‘Clusterfuck’ Inside Trump’s Prisons

This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter. Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide in a New York jail followed steep and persistent staffing shortages that exceeded the rate of decline in the federal prison population, according to an analysis by the Marshall Project. The numbers tell the story: The […]

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Jeffrey Epstein and the Myth of “Justice” in America

Just over one month after he was arrested in New Jersey on sex trafficking charges, Jeffrey Epstein is dead by apparent suicide. His body was removed from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan on Saturday morning, and the void of reliable information about what exactly transpired inside the “high-rise hell” of MCC was soon […]

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The Completely Predictable Death of Jeffrey Epstein

The reported suicide on Saturday of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein in a federal jail cell in the heart of Manhattan was both utterly shocking and completely predictable. It’s shocking that the Bureau of Prisons was unable to keep Epstein alive pending his federal sex trafficking trial and that jail officials, knowing the world was watching […]

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Innocent Man Released After 21 Years in Prison, Star Witness Confesses to Killing: ‘I Can’t Live With This on My Conscience’

John Miller (center) boards a bus to take him home after being released from prison after 21 years. Screenshot: CNN After 21 years behind bars, one Pennsylvania man will finally resume the life he left behind. CNN reports that 44-year-old John Miller has been released from prison after David Williams, the star witness in a […]

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Trump Sat Down With Time Magazine and Then Threatened a Reporter With Prison

A member of the crowd holds a copy of Time magazine as President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the DeltaPlex Arena, December 9, 2016 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Time magazine was supposed to have an innocent little sit down with President Trump, but of course nothing involving the overlord of the […]

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Nancy Pelosi to Dems: I Don’t Want to See Him Impeached, I Want to See Him in Jail! Suurrrreeeeee She Does

Photo: Win McNamee (Getty Images) House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats during a meeting Tuesday night that President Donald Trump’s impeachment isn’t as high on her list as seeing President Donald Trump in prison. According to Politico, Pelosi reportedly made the remark after House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler asked when, if ever, they could begin […]

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