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Cannabis convict Eddy Lepp free from prison

December 9, 2016

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Lepp, age 64, hailed as a “marijuana martyr” by supporters   By Lisa M. Krieger | lkrieger@bayareanewsgroup.com PUBLISHED: December 7, 2016 at 9:59 am | UPDATED: December 8, 2016 at 9:16 am     SAN FRANCISCO — Free after eight years of federal imprisonment, one of the nation’s most celebrated cannabis convicts came home to […]

Every 25 seconds in the United States, someone is arrested for the simple act of possessing drugs for their personal use…

October 13, 2016

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  Summary   Neal Scott may die in prison. A 49-year-old Black man from New Orleans, Neal had cycled in and out of prison for drug possession over a number of years. He said he was never offered treatment for his drug dependence; instead, the criminal justice system gave him time behind bars and felony […]

MotherJones.Com "My four months as a private prison guard", by Shane Bauer

July 12, 2016

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Have you ever had a riot?" I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). "The last riot we had was two years ago," he says over the phone. "Yeah, but that was with the Puerto Ricans!" says a woman’s voice, cutting in. "We got rid of them." "When […]

Ex-judge urges Obama to commute harsh sentence he was forced to give

February 12, 2016

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A former federal judge in Utah is asking President Barack Obama to commute the sentence for Weldon Angelos, a music producer who was jailed in 2004. Pictured: In this Nov. 15, 2005 file photo, members of Safer Choice stand in protest at a Denver federal courthouse, where the court was hearing an appeal of Angelos’ […]

Originally was posted on "Stumble Upon" this information is important!

July 11, 2015

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    1. The prison system in the United States is a profit-making industry. Private corporations operate over 200 facilities nationwide and are traded on the New York Stock Exchange. READ MORE   2. Six corporations control virtually all American media. News Corp. owns over 27 television stations and over 150 newspapers. Time Warner has […]

Prison operator sued in death of former marijuana provider

June 12, 2015

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By Sanjay Talwani – MTN News Connect         HELENA – The widow of a former medical marijuana provider who died while serving time is suing the operator of Montana’s only private prison. A federal lawsuit says Corrections Corporations of America failed to give the inmate (Flor) needed medical care while at its Crossroads Correctional […]