All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘prisons’

Alabama Officials Failed to Protect Prisoners From Sexual Abuse, Says DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week released its findings for an investigation into abuses at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. Officials have officially found that prison officials violated prisoners’ constitutional rights by failing to protect them from sexual abuse by prison staff. According to the DOJ, Tutwiler Prison was rife with sexual and physical …

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Dying Inmate Granted Parole by Iowa Parole Board

Kristina Fetters was convicted of murdering her 73-year-old great aunt, Arlene Klehm, in 1995. Fetters was only 15-years-old when she was charged with first-degree murder, which was the youngest age for a prisoner in Iowa at the time. That was 18 years ago. Thirty-three-year old Fetters was diagnosed with Stage 4 inoperable breast cancer in September. As a result of …

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Stay of Execution Granted for Joseph Paul Franklin

Joseph Paul Franklin, the serial killer guilty of murdering 22 people in an effort to instigate a race war, was set to die by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Though the 63-year-old has been accused of multiple murders, he has been on death row for the sniper attack that killed Gerald Gordon. Franklin has also admitted to shooting Larry …

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North Korean Prisons Make Hell Look like a Vacation

Below this sentence lies graphic content  that will make you lose faith in humanity. If you don’t want to read and see drawings about another atrocity in the world, click here. You’ve been warned.   It takes only an accusation of political “offense” or “unreliability” to be sent off to an internment camp in North Korea. This includes guilt by …

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Female Inmates Sterilized In California

Forced sterilization is a foreign concept to most, something reserved for the depths of sci-fi films, horror novels, and the darkest annals of humankind’s history. Or, so most would like to think. The truth is that sterilization is deeply entrenched in much history, wound up in the likes of eugenics, social Darwinism, and Nazi activities. Sadly, neither American shores nor …

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