(PSC) is corrupt, according to its former chairwoman, a former Republican State Senator. Former chairwoman Nancy Argenziano says that corporate interests have turned the PSC into a cash machine to the great expense of friends and families of those incarcerated within the state of florida.
In Septemeber 2010, Argenziano resigned in disgust at what the Public Service Commision had become after S.B. 2626 removed the caps on the state’s phone service providers (“operator services”).
Dec. 9, 2011 |
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS - It's a change that's expected to save the state criminal justice system $2.8 million this year. Texas state inmates and inmates at transfer facilities no longer get three meals a day, every day. Since April they've been getting only brunch and dinner on the weekends, and some inmate's families are fighting back.
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 10:42
Written by Elyssa Pachi
Originally Published on Tuesday, December 06, 2011
The men spoke up to answer the speaker’s questions and talk of their own life experiences. It could have been any self-help seminar, except the participants wore jumpsuits and the meeting was taking place inside the Essex County House of Correction in Middleton. It was a seminar for inmates ready to make a life change, led by Dr. Scott Larson, founder of Straight Ahead Ministries.
Inmate Ezra Ayala, left, got a visit from his fiancée, Alexandra Shelton. The time together, he says, is an incentive not to return.
Minnesota - Ezra Ayala, finishing out a prison term for felony theft, placed a quick kiss on his fiancée's cheek, gave her a squeeze and walked off with a memory he could hold into the night and beyond. The smear of her mascara stained his shirt.
Across the visitor's room at the Stillwater Correctional Facility one day last week, about 10 other inmates finished up their visits -- quiet moments spent in the effort to keep relationships intact, figuring out how to pay the heat bill, and shuffling the myriad problems facing families and friends who are kept apart by bars.
A Pennsylvania state prison where a group of corrections officers stand accused of tormenting and brutalizing inmates will face a federal civil investigation into alleged systematic civil rights abuses, the Justice Department said Thursday.
Seven guards from State Correctional Institution Pittsburgh, a medium-security facility, have been arrested since September and face state criminal charges including rape, assault, witness intimidation and official oppression. The most serious charges were brought against Harry Nicoletti, 59, a guard indicted on 92 felony and misdemeanor counts, including 10 counts of institutional rape.
A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm
CAMDEN, New Jersey – Building on New Jersey’s existing prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation and prevention programs, Gov. Chris Christie today outlined an initiative to help more offenders get the support they need to successfully re-enter society, break the cycle of criminality and lead productive lives.