Category Archives: Incarceration

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Good Cop/Bad Cop and LGBTQ

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ I thought I saw all the Planned Parenthood sting footage. Turns out the tapes were edited. ♀ Even If You Haven’t Had an Abortion, You Owe Planned Parenthood ♀ Abortion foes find new ways to get details about patients, doctors ♀ Ben Carson employs Cylon logic against women ♀ Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion Due to Down Syndrome Diagnosis ♀ Conservatives target bust of Planned Parenthood founder – I was surprised that conservatives could be this petty and mean-spirited. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story From the book Girls In Justice via Mother Jones ♀ These Photos Show What Life Is Like for Girls in Juvenile Detention In his latest collection of photographs, Girls in Justice, Richard Ross—who has spent the past eight years documenting incarcerated kids—explores the lives of young women in custody.  – Read the full article

Surprise, Surprise…Look WHAT I got in the MAIL…Jury Duty

Yes, I’ve been called to jury duty. For several days, I’ve been procrastinating, distracted from blogging about this topic but Thursday’s news from Ferguson & Florida was definitely fortuitous. On October 1st, in the ‘stand your ground’ chad ridden sunshine-state, Jordan Davis’ murderer was found guilty in a retrial of the lone charge of first degree. – Read the full article

Thank You Mr. Holder for Your Leadership Toward American Justice, Fairness

Today Eric Holder, the US Attorney General, the country’s top law enforcement official gave the public notice of his departure. A sad and disappointing day for me to have an honorable man leave public life when so few occupy pollute national politics. – Read the full article

WTF Florida?

It seems like the majority of the crazy news I have been hearing lately has been coming out of Florida.  Not that I’m surprised.  Living in the Short Bus State I can verify that we are inundated with crackpots and whack-a-doodles.  – Read the full article

Stop Private Prison from Naming Stadium

Marc recently published an in-depth investigation into the for-profit, private prison system and, frankly, the danger they pose to society. GEO Group, one of the worst offenders that incarcerates children (not teens, children) has paid $6 million for the naming rights to the Florida Atlantic University stadium. – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the seas?  – Read the full article

The GOP Needs to Move Further Right and Suppress the Vote Better: A Modest Proposal

It would appear that many of these “voters” gathered the wrong message from our pitch.  As he poured my wine, Reginald observed that Romney, old boy, convinced the commoners he’d had such an illustrious career in the private sector that they ought to let him continue to pursue it!  – Read the full article

The End of Crime – Educating Inmates

Check out the latest infographic from, which focuses on the importance of educating prison inmates to reduce reincarceration rates. – Read the full article