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Under Mayor de Blasio’s new preliminary budget, 282 correction officers would be brought on to oversee New York City’s juvenile prisoners as funding for staff and alternative programming doubles to $25.3 million in 2016 — the year NYC is scheduled to end solitary confinement for 18-21 year olds. The mayor’s
Over 40% of Rikers inmates have diagnosed mental illness, and Offley and Ballard are just two of far too many people who have been maimed or killed by the prison’s pathetic delivery of medical care. Corizon has lied to families of deceased Rikers inmates, and is under scrutiny in other states for similar misconduct.
How many more reasons will the city need before it is willing to re-assess its relationship with Corizon and take prisoners out of harms way?
Ohio’s prison system is facing a severe overcrowding crisis. With facilities hovering around 130% capacity, prison chief Gary Mohr considered declaring an overcrowding emergency for the first time in the state’s history. This would have granted early release to prisoners nearing the end of their sentences, but those plans were inexplicably scuttled less than a month
The New York State Commission on Correction released a new report this week, detailing the findings from its investigation into the horrific and preventable death of mentally ill black inmate, Bradley Ballard. Ballard was left in his cell for six days straight in September, 2013. Guards shut the water off to his cell for over four
As prisoners, advocates and journalists warned of deteriorating conditions in Ohio’s prisons over the past year, the inmate population slowly crept back up to around 30% over capacity.
Would New York City’s new rules for solitary confinement have saved the life of 19-year-old Andy Henriquez? Henriquez was brought to Rikers Island when he was only 16. Three years later, he was still awaiting trial when he was placed in isolation. Henriquez had complained of chest pains for seven months before being thrown in ‘the bing,’ but no
Learning from Uncle Sam: to Russia's annoyance, U.S. hones Ukrainian fighting skills. http://t.co/qXN8dALMQq pic.twitter.com/gUSnRVOWm9 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 19, 2015 A year after a US-backed coup forced out the democratically elected government in Ukraine under the banner of “anti-corruption” the state of affairs in Kiev remains unchanged as
We move on to Venezuela. Three finals down, two to go! Happy Birthday to Malcolm X! He would have been 90 if he was alive. International Politics Overall – The United Nations warned at least 2,000 refugees were trapped at sea for weeks off the coast of Myanmar – At
Sen. Rand Paul: It was a mistake to go to war with Iraq in 2003. PO-20TU pic.twitter.com/9o7qsh7kXZ — CNN Newsource (@CNNNewsource) May 19, 2015 Something strange is happening to Senator Rand Paul. Since the beginning of his presidential campaign Paul has started to change his positions on a number of
Today we move on to Spain! International Politics Overall – Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States will accept refugees stranded off the coast of Thailand – Gareth Porter: “The Misfire in Hersh’s Big Bin Laden Story” – The Vatican said the “angel of
Top Dem: Trade bill not for big business http://t.co/7CtcqHtoE5 pic.twitter.com/UJbzI655u6 — The Hill (@thehill) May 17, 2015 The rhetoric for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is hitting new levels of absurdity. Though all available evidence – including leaked portions – shows the TPP is a massive give away to corporate interests,
In honor of finals, let’s do another week of songs from around the globe. We’ll start in Pakistan. International Politics Overall – Pope Francis I: Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas is “an angel of peace“; Whoa, whoa, whoa, let’s not get too carried away here – U.S. commandos killed 32 Islamic