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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Prisons Are Adopting The Walmart Business Model


"CCA's plan to become the Walmart of reentry may be good for its investors, but it should alarm the rest of us. First, the for-profit prison industry's history of abuse, neglect, and mismanagement raises serious questions about what kinds of abuses would occur if we hand over control of even more elements of our criminal justice system to CCA and similar profit-driven companies. Second, CCA fights aggressively to shield its operations from public scrutiny -- even though incarceration and rehabilitation are some of the government responsibilities where transparency and accountability are most important." 
 

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FBI Report Casts Doubt On NRA's 'Good Guy Stops Bad Guy' Nonsense


"Only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." Wayne LaPierre

Not. Here's how gun incidents actually ended taken from the latest report from the FBI. 56 percent  ended when the shooter took his or her own life or stopped shooting or fled the scene. 26 percent terminated with the shooter and police volleying gunfire; nearly all of those gunman were either wounded or dead in the end. In 3 percent of shootings studied by the FBI, the shooter was successfully disarmed/restrained by unarmed civilians. In only 3 percent of the incidents in the studied shootings were gunman confronted by armed civilians and some of those were security forces who were on duty.

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Monday, September 22, 2014
400,000 At People's Climate March In NYC


Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City
 "Today I march because I want to behold a brighter future. We have destroyed ourselves. We have destroyed our health and I'm here because our political leaders have failed us. We know together we can build our bright future."Stanley Sturgill, a retired coal miner from Kentucky
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Mentally Ill Locked Up Alone For Months



"At many jails and prisons around the country, solitary confinement has become kind of the default placement for the mentally ill." Dr. James Gilligan, a New York University psychiatrist

Jailed, Some Mentally Ill Inmates Land In Solitary Confinement

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