Imagine being told you are going to die in a month. Then it’s a few hours. Then another month. You may be set free or you may be killed, and it all depends on events that are completely out of your control. How long could you stand it? …
Retrial, Really? The Relentless Obsession to Execute Jodi Arias
It would take a special type of person to look forward to a trial that will determine whether you will live or die. Yet, I have a sneaking suspicion that convicted murderer Jodi Arias may be that rare breed. A lethal combination of sociopath and narcissist with a dollop of daredevil that may have her actually excited about once again basking in the spotlight as she tries to convince a skeptical jury and public that she is not who she seems to be …
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One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Are Locked Up In The USA. All 201,200 Of Them. : Information Clearing House – ICH
One-Third of the World’s Women in Prison Are Locked Up In The USA. All 201,200 Of Them.
By Zak Cheney-Rice
As you can see, it’s not even close. Citing data from the International Center for Prison Studies, Niall McCarthy of Statista visualizes how the United States housed nearly one-third of the globe’s incarcerated women in 2013. It’s a huge problem the American public has only begun to recognize.
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Children As Young As 11 Months Old Are Being Jailed In Texas
Associated Press/Gregory Bull, File
In America, women and children as young as 11 months old are being jailed.
More than 500 women and children are currently detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in a for-profit detention center in Karnes City, Texas. Six hundred more are held in Artesia, New Mexico.
Among those detained was Nayely Bermudez Beltran, a 7-year-old from El Salvador who is suffering from a malignant brain tumor. Nayely’s mother, Sara Beltran Rodriguez, came to the US border with her daughter in…
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Ala. Women’s Prison Has “Unabated” Culture Of Sexual Abuse, Harassment: DOJ Report
WASHINGTON (AP) — When inmates at a notorious Alabama women’s prison came forward to complain of sexual abuse and harassment, state investigators time and again classified the complaints as unfounded or unsubstantiated and often recommended that the matters be closed without further action, according to investigative reports obtained by The Associated Press.
In only a small fraction of cases in the past three years did corrections officials consider the allegations fully credible, according to roughly four dozen reports released to the AP under the state’s open records law.
In a scathing report this year, the Justice Department chronicled an “unabated” culture of sexual abuse and harassment at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women, where inmates “universally fear for their safety” and guards aren’t properly disciplined for bad behavior….