Tag Archives: prison

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CA Approves Weddings For Gay Inmates

Inmates in the California prison system are now eligible for same-sex marriages. Michael Stainer, director of the adult institutions division for the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, issued a memo on Friday stating that the U.S. Supreme Court decision that made same-sex marriages legal again in the state in June also applies to prisoners. But Stainer says gay or bisexual …

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Cleveland Kidnapper Commits Suicide

One month after he was sentenced to more than 1000 years in prison, notorious Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro has hanged himself in his cell. Castro, 53, was in a cell by himself in protective custody at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio, wrote JoEllen Smith with the state corrections agency. Castro was found at 9:20 p.m. ET in the …

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Editorial Of The Day

From the New York Times editorial board: Of course, the Manning case presents other issues as well, starting with whether the all-male prison at Fort Leavenworth is the right institution for Private Manning. Transgender inmates are especially vulnerable to sexual assaults, and special care must be taken to ensure their safety with accommodations like private showering. The nature of Private …

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PBS News Hour On Chelsea Manning

With an interview with Allyson Robinson.

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LGBT Orgs Respond To Chelsea Manning

ACLU LGBT Project In response to Chelsea Manning’s disclosure that she is female, has been diagnosed with gender dysphoria, and will be seeking hormone therapy as a part of her transition during her incarceration, public statements by military officials that the Army does not provide hormone therapy to treat gender dysphoria raise serious constitutional concerns. Gender dysphoria is a serious …

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New Muppet Has Imprisoned Dad

Sesame Street has introduced a new Muppet whose father is in prison. From today’s New York Daily News: The popular children’s television series hasn’t shied away from tough topics in the past, and has introduced a new muppet named Alex as a way to talk about the stigma of having a parent in jail. “I just miss him so much,” …

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Megachurch Pastor Jack Shaap Sentenced To 12 Years For Sex With Teen Girl

Indiana megachurch Pastor Jack Shaap, a noble and Godly defender of marriage and family, has been sentenced to twelve years in prison on federal charges of sex with a sixteen year-old girl. Disturbing details emerged earlier this month regarding the sex case, with the court noting that Schaap, a married father of two, had tried to justify his relationship with …

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ITALY: Anti-Gay Former PM Silvio Berlusconi Sentenced To Prison

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Prison For Maryland Televangelist

Infamous Maryland-based televangelist Robert Freeman, known on television as Dr. Shine, has been sentenced to prison for doing what all televangelists do. Robert J. Freeman, a.k.a Dr. Shine, is going to jail for 27 months and was ordered to pay $630,000 to four church members. The Washington Post reports that the ‘Gods Top Gun of deliverance’ pastor lied to bankruptcy …

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Tweet Of The Day – Peter Sprigg

Hate group spokesdouche Peter Sprigg thinks Watergate felon Chuck Colson should be back in prison. We agree.

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TRAILER: Prison Musical

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NEW YORK: State Prison System To Grant Conjugal Visits For Married Gay Inmates

The New York state Department of Corrections announced yesterday that gay inmates who are legally married or in civil union partnerships will be granted conjugal visits with their spouses. Fewer than one-third of New York’s 67 prisons allow such visits for anyone and gay inmates applying for a visit must be housed in one of those facilities. Cutler said the …

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OREGON: Four Year Prison Sentence For Brutal Attack Over “Gay Hairstyle”

Brandon Sanchez, 21, has been sentenced to four years in an Oregon prison after attacking another man for having a supposedly “gay hairstyle.” Sanchez apparently targeted Mark Bryant, 20, because he showed up at an Aug. 11 party with his hair gelled into a faux hawk, or fake mohawk. Bryant was in a coma for 22 days, had part of …

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SENTENCED: Former GOP Majority Leader Tom DeLay Gets Three Years In Prison

Former GOP House Majority Leader Tom DeLay has been sentenced to three years in prison for funneling corporate money to Republican candidates. The sentence comes after a jury in November convicted DeLay on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. DeLay was once one of the most powerful men in U.S. politics, ascending to the No. 2 …

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The Nation Examines Violence Against Imprisoned LGBT Youth

Not only are LGBT youth highly overrepresented among the nation’s homeless, they are imprisoned at a much higher rate than their heterosexual peers. And once behind bars they continue to be victimized. The Nation examines their plight in an online article and the below accompanying video. An excerpt: Across the United States, the brutal and dysfunctional juvenile justice system sends …

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Schwarzenegger: California Should Build Prisons In Mexico

The Governator thinks it might be good idea for California to build prisons in Mexico and ship the state’s undocumented immigrant criminals there. “We can do so much better, in the prison system alone, if we can go and take inmates – for instance, the 20,000 inmates that are illegal immigrants that are here – and get them to Mexico,” …

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On Hate Crimes And Prison Rape

Several times in recent weeks, commenters on this and other LGBT blogs have feuded over reader statements that the perpetrators of hate crimes deserve to get raped in prison. This has generated a number of complaining emails to me, including a couple from LGBT prisoner activists. Pertinent to that issue, the photos above are part of a new awareness campaign …

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The Butch Wing

Until an investigation by reporters, a women’s prison in Virginia had been segregating inmates perceived to be masculine in order to break up butch/femme relationships and curb sexual activity. Two current guards and one of their former co-workers said targeting masculine-looking inmates was a deliberate strategy by a building manager. Numerous inmates said in letters and interviews that they felt …

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Recession Kills Death Penalty

One bright light in all these economic woes – states are realizing that it’s cheaper to incarcerate a prisoner for life than to put them to death. Death penalty advocates have always argued that a single shot from a needle is “pennies per prisoner” justice, but that is light years from the truth and states are finally getting the picture. …

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