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originally posted by: jrod
a reply to: minusinfinity
You do realize in some states if you have prescription medication not in their original labeled containers you can be charged with a felony, right?
There is no doubt...and the thoughts expressed in your writing are describing Neo to a tee...
originally posted by: wulff
As long as I can remember most states has the license plates made by inmates. I have not done any research on privately owned prisons so I can't speak for this but like someone said, being in jail and being in prison is two different things.
Don't forget they used to sentence people to hard labor (breaking rocks) a friend of mine said they worked on the roads here in AZ when he was in and he said it was a LOT better than sitting in a cell all the time. Here in Arizona, they pay the inmate a certain amount so they can buy stuff from the prison store.
The map someone uploaded was doctored or old as there was a lot missing, here is one about a year old:
Here in the UK, as well as in the US, God-given rights is a term used in Common Law, and violating them involves committing harm, loss, or injury to another person.
If the government wants to sell them off as a labour to a corporation, even better. They should have no human rights, and as such they should not be considered human.
originally posted by: opal13
Cry me a river. They incarcerate people for crimes. The reason they work is they earn a very small amount of money to put in an account and then they have it to buy things such as toiletries. The other part of their work is to help support themselves while they are in there.
As it should be because the taxpayers should not have to foot the bill for criminals. Even worse the incarcerated criminals who are also illegal immigrants who commit all sorts of crime here. Inmates have too many rights as convicted felons, for instance access to free libraries and lawsuits for things that don't suit them. I remember once a friend of mine worked as a corrections officer and they had lawsuits for all sorts of things. One filed one because he couldn't get crunchy peanutbutter and they only served creamy. F that. It's ridiculous and a waste of taxpayer money.
IMO, the child rapists and molesters should not even be in prison, they should be euthanized like a dog would be for harming a child. A dog many times knows no better, a person does.
Not feeling sorry for them at all.
originally posted by: mugger
If they were made to work for a private company, then I see a problem.
Jonathan Fleming, 51, spent nearly half of his life behind bars for a 1989 murder he didn't commit...
The 27-year-old Brooklyn man stood accused of gunning down Darryl Rush, 22, at the Williamsburg Houses in Aug. 1989.
Fleming did fit the profile of a murderer. He was an ex-con and one-time crack dealer with a long rap sheet.
But seated behind the defense table in a gray silk suit and matching gator shoes, Fleming was certain the jury would find him innocent. On the night of the slaying, he was in Florida on a family trip to Disney World.
Investigators, after launching a probe of the case last year, found two documents buried in Fleming’s court file that proved his innocence.
One was a phone receipt from an Orlando hotel showing he was there just hours before the murder. The other was a local police report that quoted hotel staffers who remembered seeing him.
Nearly 30 years after a jury convicted Glenn Ford of murder, he has walked out of “Angola” a free man.
The 64-year-old spent nearly 30 years locked up at the Louisiana State Penitentiary for a murder he did not commit. He faced the death penalty.
There were no witnesses to the crime and investigators never found a murder weapon, but an all-white jury found Ford guilty of the murder.
Two men behind bars for more than half their lives over a triple murder walked free this week after DNA evidence tore holes in their convictions.
After a night of partying, Yarbough, 18 at the time, and Wilson, 15, went home to Coney Island. Wilson was staying with friends, they said.
When Yarbough got home, he opened the door to find his mother, sister and a close family friend lying stabbed and strangled to death. The two girls were partially undressed.
"Before you know it, I had this photograph shoved in my face, and I was being threatened and slapped around, and they wanted me to sign a false confession. And I wouldn't," Yarbough said.
Police also took in Wilson and questioned him separately from Yarbough. But he got similar treatment, he said.
"I was scared, afraid; I was lied to, manipulated into believing that I was going to go home, if I do tell ... what they said happened." Wilson said.
Faced with a life behind bars, the young boy cooperated for the promise of lighter treatment.
PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) — During his more than 30 years behind bars, Stanley Wrice insisted he was innocent, that Chicago police had beat him until he confessed to a rape he didn't commit. On Wednesday, he walked out of an Illinois prison a free man, thanks to a judge's order that served as a reminder that one of the darkest chapters in the city's history is far from over.
Judge Richard Walsh said Tuesday that two officers had "lied" about the way they'd treated Wrice, who testified that the officers beat him with a flashlight and a 20-inch piece of rubber. A witness testified that he, too, was beaten by the same officers until he agreed to give false testimony against Wrice at trial.
We decided that the only weapon or strategy … that we have is our labor, because that’s the only reason that we’re here,” said Melvin Ray, an inmate at the St. Clair correctional facility and founder of the prison-based group Free Alabama Movement. “They’re incarcerating people for the free labor.” Spokespeople for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his Department of Corrections did not respond to midday inquiries Thursday. Jobs done by inmates include kitchen and laundry work, chemical and license plate production, and furniture-making. In 2011, Alabama’s Department of Agriculture reportedly discussed using inmates to replace immigrants for agricultural work; in 2012, the state Senate passed a bill to let private businesses employ prison labor. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...