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Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Addiction - Added August 06, 2013 - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder which occurs after a negative trauma or event. Living with PTSD can be difficult and painful sometimes leading to addiction by self-medicating. Therapeutic methods can help the individual learn to deal with the symptoms of PTSD.

Drug Rehabs and Addiction Treatment by State - Added August 06, 2013 - On this link you will find links to each state in the US providing data about addiction, treatment, as well as help finding a drug rehab. We have given you an overview of each state's drug and alcohol problem compiled from a variety of federal and state government sources.

CRIME / PUNISHMENT - added April 30, 2008 - New Law enforcement Tool, where are the loopholes for abuse, lies, misrepresentations. A new forensic tool for law enforcement uses antibody profiles rather than DNA as a human identification test. The new test, called the AbP ID, can produce results in about two hours and tests can be conducted in the field, rather than a laboratory. Researchers at the Idaho Federal Laboratory have developed the AbP ID test and have licensed it exclusively to a startup Georgia company, Identity Sciences LLC. The test has been 10 years in development. The test reads Individual Specific Auto-antibodies which are found in all human body tissues and fluids. Each individual, including twins, has an antibody profile that is unique, according to the researchers.

Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex - July 8, 2006 - Rachel Herzing in conversation with Trevor Paglen.  This is indeed a very interesting article.  It strikes at the root cause while giving a nice history lesson about how prisons began:  <<The first penitentiary was built by Quakers: the Cherry Hill Penitentiary, which still stands today. The idea for the penitentiary was based on Quaker belief systems. The idea was that people who had committed wrongs against someone else needed an austere space to reflect on what they had done. So rather than being involved in daily life, they were removed to talk to God, to reflect, to come to terms with what they had done. Over the years, the Quakers realized that the idea wasn’t going to work, and they tried some reforms. But by then the system had been rolling. The Quakers have been prison abolitionists ever since they realized that their idea for the penitentiary wasn’t going to work – and this was over 150 years ago.>>  But the real question in this article is: >>When prison abolitionists say what they mean by abolition, it strikes me that there are two sides of the idea. On one hand, it means ending our reliance on prisons entirely. On the other hand, it’s also meant a way to approach social activism. What does “prison industrial complex abolition” mean to you?<<

THEIR LEVEES VS. OUR LEEVES - February 5, 2006 - This may seem like it is off topic but in my view, anything that points to corruption in our government affects the way the courts and our prisons conduct their business.  The more we allow this corruption by doing nothing the worse it gets.  Something to think about when you are asked to call your Reps on issues that affect judges and jailers.

Why we cannot rely on firearm forensics - November 23, 2005 - NewScientist.com news - A New Scientist investigation has found that someone who has never fired a gun could be contaminated by someone who has, and that different criminal investigators use contradictory standards. What's more, particles that are supposedly unique to GSR can be produced in other ways.

A QUESTION OF INNOCENCE - November 9, 2005 - "I absolutely think the evidence surrounding his case is some of the most disturbing and troubling in a death penalty case here in Alabama," said Bryan Stevenson, Hinton's lead lawyer and the executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, which represents poor people on Death Row. "I don't think there's any question he's innocent."

A CAN'T-DO GOVERNMENT - September 5, 2005 - Before 9/11 the Federal Emergency Management Agency listed the three most likely catastrophic disasers facing America: a terrorist attack on New York, a major earthquake in San Francisco and a hurricane strike on New Orleans. "The New Orleans hurricane scenario," The Houston Chronicle wrote in December 2001, "may be the deadliest of all." It described a potential catastrophe very much like the one now happening.

HOW THE FREE MARKET KILLED NEW ORLEANS - September 5, 2005 - The free market played a crucial role in the destruction of New Orleans and the death of thousands of its residents. Armed with advanced warning that a momentous (force
5) hurricane was going to hit that city and surrounding areas, what did officials do? They played the free market.  They announced that everyone should evacuate. Everyone was expected to devise their own way out of the disaster area by private means, just as the free market dictates, just like people do when disaster hits free-market Third World countries.

DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS SLASH PRISONERS' ANTISOCIAL ACTS - August 28, 2005 - Dietary supplements can dramatically reduce antisocial acts in a prison population, according to a new large-scale study in the prestigious British Journal of Psychiatry. C. Bernard Gesch and colleagues, calling their findings "remarkable," say that the approach "looks to be cheap, highly effective, and humane."  In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized experiment, Gesch et al. recruited 231 young adult prisoners, assigning half to receive dietary supplements and the other half to receive a placebo. The placebo and active-treatment groups were matched according to their number of disciplinary incidents and their progress through the prison system. There were no significant differences between the two groups in IQ, verbal ability, anger, anxiety, or depression. Subjects remained on the supplements, which contained vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, for an average of 142 days. Compared to the placebo group, the researchers report, prisoners taking the active supplements committed an average of 26.3 percent fewer offenses. Compared to baseline rates, there was a 35.1 percent reduction in offenses in the supplemented group. "The greatest reduction occurred for the most serious incidents including violence," the researchers note, with a 37 percent drop seen in such incidents. No side effects were seen in subjects taking the supplements.


AMERICA: PRISONS, SLAVES AND RELIGION - July 31, 2005 - For the past thirteen years, and since having this incredible insight into the reality of this energy behind all life—and energy behind all non-life that has not been created by the hand of man, I have openly and with eloquence and self-less intelligence rejected organized religion and the nonsense of a messianic religion.  During the early times after this insight I was heavily involved in the various Twelve-step Programs, as I had been involved with them for four and one half years prior to this sudden insight that came upon me like a bolt of lightning.  Upon having this insight I began to work the twelve steps in this program and over the next several years I would go through all twelve steps with incredible results.  I have been sober ever since and I leaned to be honest with others and I’ve done miraculous things in my life, only for them to be destroyed by those that have no insight, and that live a life based on the evils of these false belief systems and the contradiction and hypocrisy that they so often possess.

STOP THIS BILL - CALL CONGRESS NOW! - July 13, 2005 - Prosecutors admit that wrong man was executed.  Stop Senate Bill 1008 / House Bill 3035 that will suspend the writ of Habeas Corpus.  Call or write Congress NOW!

Our CRIMINAL - Justice System - May 25, 2005 - With the open and unanimous consent of the Senate, on 5-10-05: Liberty, the key to the whole idea of America, has been captured! With the implementation of the REAL ID Card, and all its fascistic dictates: we are becoming a nation in name only. This national ID card is NOT a proposal, it has been passed and signed - and no evidence of a public voice was ever heard from - because there was no discussion. 

THE SYSTEM HAS BEEN DESTROYED - May 19, 2005 - Article by Jim Kirwan - Somerset Maugham said, “ If a nation values anything more than freedom it will lose its freedom – and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more – it will lose that too.”

Movement for Prisoner Reentry Gains Strength - by Pat Nolan May 18, 2005 - The last few weeks have taken me to conferences in Texas , Kansas , Florida , Iowa , Michigan and Georgia . Prisoner reentry was a major focus at each of these meetings. People across the country and at every level of government are seeking ways to better prepare offenders to return to their communities safely and successfully. The conferences attracted a cross-section of stakeholders in the criminal justice field: families of inmates, victims, pastors, corrections officers, probation officers, police and community activists. They were unanimous on two issues: One, we need to end the recycling of prisoners in and out of prison; and two, the government can’t do it alone –the church has to step forward to build relationships with returning offenders....

JUSTICES TO DECIDE IF DISABLED INMATES MAY SUE STATES FOR DAMAGES - May 17, 2005 - The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to decide whether state prison inmates who suffer discrimination on account of disabilities could sue for damages under a federal law, the Americans With Disabilities Act. The case, to be argued during the court's next term, will be the latest chapter in the court's long-running re-examination of the constitutional balance between the federal government and the states.  When Congress enacted the disabilities law in 1990, it applied the law to the states and included a statement of its intention to open the states to lawsuits for damages. Under the 11th Amendment, states enjoy immunity from damage suits in federal court, unless Congress explicitly states its intention to abrogate the immunity and invokes a proper constitutional basis for doing so. 

MILITARY, LAW ENFORCEMENT CAUGHT IN FBI DRUG STING - May 13, 2005 - FBI agents posing as cocaine traffickersnabbed 16 current and former law enforcement officers and U.S. soldiers who had accepted more than $222,000 in bribes to help move drugs past checkpoints, the government said.  Those charged include a former Immigration and Naturalization Service inspector, a former Army sergeant, a former federal prison guard, seven members of the Arizona Army National Guard, five members of the Arizona Department of Corrections and a police officer, officials said.  All agreed to plead guilty to being part of a bribery and corruption conspiracy, said Noel Hillman, a Justice Department official.

LIVE DANGEROUSLY - Be a scientist - May 11, 2005 - Another scientist involved in disease control has been killed. David Banks was the principal scientist with Biosecurity Australia and was involved in containing pest and disease threats. He died along with 15 other people when the commuter plane he was traveling in went down in Queensland, Australia.  Since January of 2004, more than twenty scientists are known to have died in accidents, under suspicious circumstances, or been murdered.

EXPERTS SAY US PRISONERS ARE SUBJECTED TO IRAQI-STYLE ABUSE  - April 30, 2005 (published on June 8, 2004) - ''What we see is rape by prison guards, sexual assaults by prison guards. We have clients who have gone through extreme emotional trauma and physical pain because of the abuses they’ve endured here in the United States,'' says Kara Gotsch, public policy coordinator for the national prison project of the American Civil Liberties Union. “When the president and officials in Congress say they are shocked and embarrassed by what’s going on in Iraq at the hands of our U. S. military, I have to point the finger and say, ‘Why aren’t you expressing the same outrage and shame at the same conditions going on in your home states?’”  “In recent years, U. S. prison inmates have been beaten with fists and batons, stomped on, kicked, shot, stunned with electronic devices, doused with chemical sprays, choked, and slammed face first onto concrete floors by the officers whose job it is to guard them. Inmates have ended up with broken jaws, smashed ribs, perforated eardrums, missing teeth, burn scars, not to mention psychological scars and emotional pain. Some have died,” states a report, published last month by Human Rights Watch, titled, “Prisoner Abuse: How Different are U. S. Prisons?”  For proof on video see http://www.patrickcrusade.org/TORTURE_INC.htm

FROM DEATH ROW, TO VINDICATION, TO VOICE FOR JUSTICE - April 25, 2005 - For nearly nine years, Kirk Bloodsworth slept with toilet paper stuffed in his ears to keep the cockroaches from laying eggs inside his head. In the darkness of his tiny cell in the notorious Maryland State Penitentiary, half sickfrom the smell of urine and feces, Bloodsworth could hear voices through the vents: "We're going to get you, Bloodsworth. We're going to do to you what you did to that little girl."  But after eight years, 11 months and 19 days, the nightmare ended. In 1993, DNA evidence overturned Bloodsworth's capital conviction, the first such reversal in the country. Today, DNA has exonerated nearly 120 death row prisoners. Bloodsworth would like to tell his story to everyone.

WACO AS METAPHOR- April 24, 2005 - Since we are being subjected to Oklahoma City/Domestic Terrorism propaganda this week, this article gives a good overview of how the government uses the same modus operandi on many levels.  My book THE DAVIDIAN MASSACRE published by Gunowners Foundation still available. The good news is that six of the seven Davidians should be getting out from November 2005 til June 2006. http://carolmoore.net/waco

PRISONS GREW BY 900 INMATES PER WEEK IN 2004 - April 24, 2005 - Government report says 2.1 million behind bars in U.S. According to the Justice Policy Institute, which advocates a more lenient system of punishment, the United States has a higher rate ofincarceration than any other country, followed by Britain, China, France, Japan and Nigeria.  There were 726 inmates for every 100,000 U.S. residents by June 30, 2004, compared with 716 a year earlier, according to the report by the Justice Department agency.  In 2004, one in every 138 U.S. residents was in prison or jail; the previous year it was one in every 140. (5 years ago it was 1 in every 500).  The prison business is really thriving with its human commodity.

National commission opens hearings on prison violence, abuse - April 19, 2005 - Alarmed by the growing violence and abuse accompanying America's prison population boom, a private panel Tuesday opened a series of national hearings aimed at exploring why the corrections system is broken and how it can be fixed.

DOES PAROLE WORK? - April 14, 2005 - Analyzing the Impact of Postprison Supervision on Rearrest Outcomes. 
RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS: Of the largest groups of released prisoners—male drug, property, and violent offenders—only property offenders released to discretionary parole benefit from supervision. Violent offenders released to supervision are no less likely to be rearrested than their unsupervised counterparts. For male drug offenders, mandatory release to supervision predicts higher rearrest rates than for unconditional releasees or discretionary parolees.

OWNERS OF THE PRISON SYSTEM IN AMERICA - April 6, 2005 - Every prisoner has a monetary value to our government whether its local, county, state or federal. Bonds are written based on the person's name and social security number and are sold through a brokerage firm such as AG Edwards or Merrill Lynch who has the contract to sell all the prison bonds for the city, county, state or  federal prisons. Over 50% of the money market bonds right now are purchased in Japan or China. I've been told by researchers that Walmart and, used to be, Kmart also purchase these bonds, Walmart mostly doing so by emptying out bank accounts at night. Both companies are fronts for enormous money machines.

Study Indicates Nutritional Deficiencies Lead to Aggression & Violence in Children - April 2, 2005 - Lack of Basic Nutrition Creates Generation of Criminals; Prison System Society A new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry shows that children who experience malnutrition exhibit strikingly increased behavioral disorders and aggressive behavior as they grow older. The study looked at children between the ages of eight and 17 years, and found some rather shocking statistics about their behaviors. Children who suffered certain nutritional deficiencies demonstrated a shocking 41% increase in aggression at age eight. At age 17, they demonstrated a 51% increase in violent and antisocial behaviors. And the only difference is their diet. It's all about the foods they were eating and the nutrients they were missing.

AMERICANS MURDERING THEIR JUDGES - March 27, 2005 Easter Sunday- There are two really big secrets kept from the general public: (1) corruption in our courts and (2) abuses in our prisons.  Each of these secrets, once exposed, will heal this nation - including its economy and including its fight against crime.  On a day when many Americans are reflecting on the message of Rising from the Dead after being wrongly judged and crucified, please take the time to read the following article.  Public exposure of these two secrets would create a new life for the American people.  It is my hope that all newspaper reporters will investigate and report on their findings. "The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." -- Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Respectfully, Sherry Swiney http://www.patrickcrusade.org/mission_statement.htm
Judicial Accountability Initiative Law - J.A.I.L.

DEATH BEHIND BARS - March 10, 2005 - The United States has about 2.1 million people behind bars - a larger proportion of its population than any other nation in the world. The correctional system's price tag is more than $60 billion - up from just $9 billion two decades ago - and states are understandably eager to shave costs. Some are attempting to do it by cutting back on already dismal prison medical care.

CAPITAL MADNESS: THE SLOW DEMISE OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN AMERIKA! - March 9, 2005 - Would we squeamish Americans, who expect the animals we run over with our cars to be whisked off (where? who cares? somewhere, somewhere far away), support the death penalty if he had to watch the terror in the eyes of the condemned on TV?

INNOCENT - THAT'S WHAT THEY ALL SAY - March 9, 2005 -  How many of us know people who are actually innocent in prison who are working hard to bring those innocent people home?  There's too many of us yet not enough of us, not enough resources, not enough time, not enough fight left in us to break through the uncaring court system or the rules that are actually Catch-22 rules designed to prevent exonerations when they really do exist.  I hear about cases of innocence every day - new cases come to every week.  The man or woman is innocent, got railroaded, no money for a lawyer or the lawyer doesn't care or doesn't have time, or doesn't have the experience, or doesn't know the system is designed to incarcerate innocent people.  Studies and records of exonerations to date indicate that at least 5% of the prisoners are actually innocent.  Sounds like a low number but 5% of 2 million people is a high number.  It could be you next.  See below....read and weep and then ask yourself what you would do.

PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN JAILS CAN BE A DEATH SENTENCE - NY TIMES - February 27, 2005 - Brian Tetrault was 44 when he was led into adim county jail cell in upstate New York in 2001, charged with taking some skis and other items from his ex-wife's home. A former nuclear scientist who had struggled with Parkinson's disease, he began to die almost immediately, and state investigators would later discover why: The jail's medical director had cut off all but a few of the 32 pills he needed each day to quell his tremors.

PRESIDENTIAL INTERPRETER FRED BURKS In Indonesia - February 26, 2005 - Lost in Translation: How Bush Interpreter Got Through Security. He Is Fluent in Indonesian, But He Also Testifies For Accused Terrorist

Napolitano: How the Government Breaks the Law - February 19, 2005 - By Andrew P. Napolitano - It should be against the law to break the law. Unfortunately, it is not. In early 21st-century America, a dirty little secret still exists among public officials, politicians, judges, prosecutors, and the police. The government - federal, state, and local - is not bound to obey its own laws. I know this sounds crazy, but too many cases prove it true. It should be a matter of grave concern for every American who prizes personal liberty

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S OPEN LETTER TO THE SENATE - February 1, 2005 - Having seen the Abu Ghraib photographs, read the words of previously secret administration documents, and heard the persistent allegations of abuse against detainees in US custody in Afghanistan, Guantánamo, Iraq, and secret locations elsewhere, the world is watching to see how the USA will act to ensure redress, accountability, and non-recurrence. Such action is crucial, as is the commitment to it of the individual nominated to become the country’s chief law enforcement officer. Respect for human rights and the rule of law must be put at the heart of a government’s legitimate pursuit of law enforcement and public security - as both the National Security Strategy and the Strategy for Combating Terrorism state. Failure to do so can only deepen the damage already done.

THE COLLAPSE OF CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE NOW UNDERWAY - January 1, 2005 - The collapse of western medicine was reported by this writer first in 2002, and with the recall or pending withdrawal of Anti-inflammatory drugs like Vioxx, Celebrex, Bextra, public confidence in modern medicine has been shaken. But what you have heard or read is just the tip of the iceberg. More drugs are soon to be removed. The failure of conventional medicine to adopt natural medicines has not only been costlyfrom a financial standpoint, it has cost hundreds of thousands of lives, far more than the Sumatra earthquake/tsunami you have heard about in the news media recently. 

WEB: 2004 IN THE NEWS - December 31, 2004 - Below is a selection from the most viewed news clippings of the year. With an average of over 1,600clippings MAP archived each month, the choices were not easy. You, our readers, helped with the choices, as all are among the top 10% in terms of the number of times the selected clippings have been accessed. From that group we selected what we hope is a good cross section, leaning towards the more in depth items.

U.S. presses poised to print foreign money - December 13, 2004 - The Treasury Department's Bureau of Engraving and Printing has received the go-aheadfrom Congress to print other countries' currencies. 

YOUR PAPERS PLEASE - December 9, 2004 - US adopts National ID: Homeland Security Now In charge of Regulations for all US States Drivers Licenses and Birth Certificates. Today, December 9, 2004 will be one of those moments in time that future historians will look back on and pin point as being the day that the United States of American, and as it was founded by its forefathers, ceased to exist. 

News Gathering Is Illegal Under New Patriot Act ll - November 20, 2004 - By Alex Jones, InfoWars.com.  Congressman Ron Paul (R-Tex) told the Washington Times that no member of Congress was allowed to read the first Patriot Act that was passed by the House on October 27, 2001.

THE WEB: PENTAGON'S PRIVATE INTERNET - November 19, 2004 - Thus far, vendors told The Web, between 80 and 90 sites around the globe have been connected to the GIG, a fiber-optic cable-based network with up to 10 Gigabits per second connectivity. In the future, that could be expanded dramatically -- to 40 Gbps.

DUMBED DOWN AMERICANS - November 19, 2004 - Eric Margolis, writing for the Toronto Sun, poses the rhetorical question on many a mind: "Why do so many Americans still support George W. Bush after all those damning revelations about Iraq?" Margolis writes....

The coming showdown in Iran - November 18, 2004 - Iran has nuclear ambitions and Israel says " No ".  " As head of Israel - we will not allow this. "  Iran's defense minister has had it with Israel: "Any action by Israel will be seen as US sponsored."


November 14, 2004

"Worldview Warfare" and The Science of Coercion by Christopher Simpson - November 6, 2004 - Excerpts from The Science of Coercion, Oxford University Press, 1994 - The purportedly "scientific" application of propaganda, terror, and state pressure as a means of securing an ideological victory over one's enemies 

Democratic National Committee's CAMPAIGN TO SAVE THE COURT - October 2, 2004 - Thank God...someone is finally going to address the most important issue of the election:  Presidents are elected for a term of 4 years.  But a Supreme Court Justice is appointed for life. "If Bush is re-elected he could have the opportunity to appoint as many as three new justices who could take away the rights and freedoms that we have worked so hard to obtain. These parties are just one step in our campaign to educate and mobilize voters around this crucial issue."

COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF FELONS' VOTING RIGHTS - September 22, 2004 - The states vary widely and the only states that permit voting while incarcerated are ME (Maine) and VT (Vermont) when all the states should permit voting while incarcerated.  Every citizen who pay taxes should be able to vote or they should not have to pay taxes.  I think that if the prisoners and ex-prisoners would take this stand, they would succeed.  For citizens it's about their rights as citizens, but for government it's only about money.

LETTER TO KRAFT - September 1, 2004 - I ask you to please consider this plea for the respect of humanity. You show commercials about Miracle Whip that are demoralizing, and very hurtful to many people, including Parents and Children. One particular commercial shows a PRISONER asking for Miracle Whip for his sandwich and the next scene shows him with his head stuffed inside the jar.

Soldier to Plead Guilty to Some Abu Ghraib Charges - August 24, 2004 - In his statement Monday, Frederick said he hoped that ''allthose within the Army who contributed to or participated in the chaos that was Abu Ghraib'' accept responsibility. He also expressed concern about Spc. Joseph M. Darby, a member of the 372nd credited with tipping off Army investigators to the abuse. Relatives of Darby said last week that he is in protective military custody, partly because of threats from people in their communities who believe he betrayed his fellow soldiers [how sick is that?]. Frederick said he harbored no ill will toward Darby: ''He did what he thought was right, and it was right,'' Frederick wrote.

OFFICER'S MEMO PRAISES PRISON ABUSE - August 13, 2004 - Here is the message from the jailers: yes, it is good to abuse human beings as long as we keep covering it up successfully.

CONTAMINATED WATER - USA PRISONS - August 10, 2004 - I don't know if you want to pass this on but I just received a call from a prisoner at California State Prison - Soledad who learned from a staff member that staff is being told to bring their own water as the men are still given tap water --- he told me that and we were suddenly cut off -- makes ya wonder, don't it?

PRISON GUARD ARRESTED ON RICO CHARGES - August 5, 2004 - A Chino prison guard was arrested Thursday on federal racketeering charges for allegedly helping the Nazi Low Riders prison gang distribute drugs and impose violent discipline on other inmates behind bars.  And you thought prison guards were honest human beings just trying to keep the criminals from attacking every day of their working lives...oh the poor dear for having such a dangerous job.

INMATES SAY PRISON IS MAKING THEM ILL H. PYLORI - August 4, 2004 - Inmates at the California Rehabilitation Center in Norco are placing tube socks over showerheads to filter debris out of the water. Others say they have stopped washing their faces to prevent red rashes. Some refuse to drink the tap water or eat food made in the prison's kitchens. 

U.S. CORRECTIONAL POPULATION HITS NEW HIGH - July 26, 2004 - The number of Americans under the control of the criminal justice system grew by 130,700 last year to reach a new high of nearly 6.9 million, according to a Justice Department report released today.

CERTAIN CHRISTIANS AT WORK - July 16, 2004 - This is absolutely the scariest article I've read yet on what's behind the Evangelical Takeover ofGovernment.  These guys, including Bush, actually WANT a nuclear war or similar catastrophe, because they believe it will inevitably bring on the "1,000 years of Christs's Reign." 

LIFE IN THE BALANCE - July 5, 2004 - There is only one thing stronger than all the armies in the world; and that is an idea whose time as come - Victor Hugo. These are times that try our souls, but we must not be discouraged or intimidated into remaining silent in the face of wrongs.  Real patriots always defend freedom.

Rumsfeld Explicitly Approved Torture War-Crimes - July 5, 2004 - The former head of the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad has for the first time accused the American Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, of directly authorising Guantánamo Bay-style interrogation tactics.

The Bush-Cheney Drug Empire - July 2, 2004 - reprint of "Extracted from Nexus Magazine 2000-2001" - The Bush family's involvement in drug-running is an open secret, but Dick Cheney's direct link to a global drug pipeline through a US construction company is less well known.  The Bush administration is already acting in a "godlike" manner. It is an empire that may have little need of even the pretence of democracy as American corporate fascism removes its mask in the wake of our election circus, the prostitution of our Supreme Court and the virtual destruction of American government as a servant of anything other than money, greed and power.

DOCTORED BOOKS - Richard Scruggs sued Big Tobacco and won. Now, he's taking on some of the nation's biggest non-profit hospital chains on behalf of the uninsured. By Julia Reynolds and David Montero June 17, 2004 

BEATING SPECIALIST BAKER - June 7, 2004 - If the U.S. military treats one of its own soldiers this way-allowing him to be battered, then lying to cover it up-then imagine what happens to Afghans and Iraqis. President Bush attributed the problems uncovered at Abu Ghraib to "a few American troops who dishonored our country.  Mr. Bush, the problems go deeper than a few bad apples." 

1 OF EVERY 75 U.S. MEN IN PRISON - June 6, 2004 - America's inmate population grew by 2.9 percent last year, to almost 2.1 million people, with one of every 75 men living in prison or jail. 

PRISON ABUSE IN THE USA condoned by US Government and US Citizens - June 4, 2004 - While the US Government and US Citizens are in an uproar over the abuse to Iraqi prisoners by US Citizens on Iraqi soil, they cheer abuse to American prisoners by US Citizens on US Soil. What is wrong with this picture?

AMERICA'S ABU GHRAIBS - May 31, 2004 - Most Americans were shocked by the sadistic treatment of Iraqi detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison. But we shouldn't have been. Not only are inmates at prisons in the U.S. frequently subjected to similarly grotesque treatment, but Congress passed a law in 1996 to ensure that in most cases they were barred from receiving any financial compensation for the abuse.

DEATH ROW USA - May 24, 2004 - From the Inside of Death Row...photos of death row and statistics

PICKING CONTRACTORS KNOWN TO BE ABUSERS - May 16, 2004 - It's bad enough that the Justice Department picked McCotter--whose reputation in Utah was at best controversial and at worst disturbing. But further, the Justice Department hired him less than three months after its own civil rights division released a shocking thirty-six-page report documenting inhumane conditions at a New Mexico jail, run by the company where McCotter is an executive. Here was a man whose prisons had been plagued by reports of inmate mistreatment for nearly a decade. "Lane McCotter's administration here had a horrifying record on human rights" said Carol Gnade, who was executive director of the ACLU in Salt Lake City between 1992 and 2002. 

STUDY TRACKS BOOM IN PRISONS - April 30, 2004 - A study mapping the prisons built in the boom of the last two decades has found that some counties in the United States now have more than 30 percent of their residents behind bars. The study, by the Urban Institute, also found that nearly a third of counties have at least one prison.

FBI WANTS TO WATCH YOU TYPE - April 22, 2004 - The FBI is trying to convince the government to mandate that providers of broadband, Internet telephony, and instant-messaging services build in backdoors for easy wiretapping. 

STUDY SUSPECTS THOUSANDS OF FALSE CONVICTIONS - April 19, 2004 - A comprehensive study of 328 criminal cases over the last 15 years in which the convicted person was exonerated suggests that there are thousands of innocent people in prison today.

PRISON BOARD ARREST VALIDATE DIRECTION TAKEN BY NEW WARDEN - April 16, 2004 - Several guards, in fact, went to the media with detailed complaints about Reish. Wednesday's arrest of seven former and current guards on drug smuggling and assault charges, however, validates the direction Reish has taken as the new warden, according to the county prison board.

NEO-CONS - Required reading - April 12, 2004 - Concerned about the new directions that US public policy seems to be taking?  Alarmed about what seems to be fascistic practices in the so-called 'land of the free', and perpetrated by it globally?

The Racial Fairness Newsletter A Catch-22 for Ex-Offenders - April 6, 2004 - As the Bush administration focuses attention on ex-offenders with its modest program to help them return to the community, an eye-opening new study shows that the effort will require a lot more than re-entry programs. Not only do all 50 states continue to punish and marginalize convicts after they leave jail, but most also have laws that punish millions of people for crimes for which they were never convicted.

UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU ANYWAY - March 25, 2004 - If you're an American ex-prison official whose tenure was tainted by federal investigations, state hearings, inmate deaths, allegations of torture, civil rights lawsuits, even an outcry from Amnesty International, despair not. There's a job for you in Iraq.

IRAQ PRISONERS ABUSED BY US CITIZENS - Some of the US soldiers who are abusing Iraq prisoners are USA correctional guards.  Seems they are teaching US soldiers how to abuse Iraqi prisoners from what they learned about abusing American prisoners right here on USA soil.  But the news media isn't telling you about this connection.

MODERN MEDICINE IN THE USA - September 24, 2003 - Medical/political terror-fascism in the U.S. - CANCER

CORRUPT GOVERNMENT, NEW WORLD ORDER, CONSPIRACY, NO FUTURE - August 18, 2003 - Would Our Country's Founding Fathers Recognize 21st Century America as the Republic They Established?  "No way!!!" "I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."  -Thomas Jefferson

REPORT: 5.6M HAVE 'PRISON EXPERIENCE' - August 18, 2003 - About one in every 37 U.S. adults was either imprisoned at the end of 2001 or had been incarcerated at one time, the government reported Sunday.

Justice Criticizes Sentencing Guidelines - August 10, 2003 - Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said today that prison terms are too long and that he favors scrapping the practice of setting mandatory minimum sentences for some federal crimes.

July 10, 2003 -  This speech by Representative Ron Paul of Texas may be the most important thing I've ever read.  If you have the nerve to face where America is going and why then read this article...and then distribute it to everyone you know.  Without this knowledge and the will to shout it from the rooftops we are destined and our children and grandchildren are destined for some very scary times. It's a long article so I have provided the link from Ron Paul's website. The length of the article is not wasted space.  Paul name names and attempts to show the American people exactly where we are headed and why we are headed there. This speech by Representative Ron Paul of Texas may be the most important thing I've ever read.  If you have the nerve to face where America is going and why then read this article...and then distribute it to everyone you know.  Without this knowledge and the will to shout it from the rooftops we are destined and our children and grandchildren are destined for some very scary times.  It's a long article so I have provided the link from Ron Paul's website. The length of the article is not wasted space.  Paul name names and attempts to show the American people exactly where we are headed and why we are headed there.  Whether your personal concerns are the Drug War, War on Terror, mass imprisonment, civil liberties, international justice, human rights, monetary justice...whether you consider yourself conservative, liberal, libertarian, or strict constitutionalist...the history of the world is being written daily.  We can stick our heads in the sand hoping the world will change for the better or we can actively expose the truth as Ron Paul has done. Whether your personal concerns are the Drug War, War on Terror, mass imprisonment, civil liberties, international justice, human rights, monetary justice...whether you consider yourself conservative, liberal, libertarian, or strict constitutionalist...the history of the world is being written daily.  We can stick our heads in the sand hoping the world will change for the better or we can actively expose the truth as Ron Paul has one.  --
Candyce Hawk

KNOWLEDGE WILL FOREVER GOVERN IGNORANCE - July 7, 2003 - Government says it's okay to spy on citizens but citizens cannot spy on government....actually government has it backwards as usual.  The website above gives citizens an opportunity to spy on or report on its own government.

Ashcroft's America (cont'd) - A Times Editorial from the St. Petersburg Times
June 12, 2003

MCGOVERN TELLS IT LIKE IT IS! - April 21, 2003 issue - Thanks to the most crudely partisan decision in the history of the Supreme Court, the nation has been given a President of painfully limited wisdom and compassion and lacking any sense of the nation's true greatness. Appearing to enjoy his role as Commander in Chief of the armed forces above all other functions of his office, and unchecked by a seemingly timid Congress, a compliant Supreme Court, a largely subservient press and a corrupt corporate plutocracy, George W. Bush has set the nation on a course for one-man rule. 

Justice criticizes penal system - April 9, 2003 - 
Supreme Court's Kennedy says 2 million inmates is too many

SOON THE DISEASES FROM INSIDE THE PRISONS WILL INFILTRATE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC - Aprl 5, 2003 - Against the backdrop of the bombing of Baghdad and the president's emergency request for nearly $75 billion in new money to conduct his war in Iraq, the last thing on most people's minds is spending money on health care for prisoners. Yet, if the government continues to disregard the explosive situation developing in prisons and within communities where released prisoners reside, there will be a health care crisis of epidemic proportions.  See also the prophetic warning written in 1998 by a prisoner who forsaw this coming.

WHAT THE AMERICAN FLAG STANDS FOR - April 3, 2002 - If a 12-year old can get this, why can't everyone else?

German president slams Bush's justifications - April 02, 2003
Aside from the U.S. president breaking UN law, he is teaching the rest of U.S. authorities (and citizens) that they can also break the law.

PSYCHO FACTORIES - March 29, 2001 - Nonviolent criminals go in and sadistic thugs come out, but with military spending down, America's small towns are hooked on prisons...

ARROGANCE OF POWER - March 19, 2003 - Today, I Weep for my Country...by US Senator Robert Byrd - Speech delivered on the floor of the US Senate.  Plus comments by PC members.

ERRORS AT F.B.I. MAY BE ISSUE IN 3,000 CASES - March 17, 2003 - The Justice Department has identified about 3,000 criminal cases that could have been affected by flawed procedures and skewed testimony by F.B.I. laboratory technicians before 1997. It is letting prosecutors who handled those cases decide whether defendants should be notified. 

Is foreign policy George W. Bush's quart of strawberries? - March 17, 2003 - Over the past few weeks there has been an epidemic of epiphanies. There's a long list of pundits who previously supported Bush's policy on Iraq but have publicly changed their minds. None of them quarrel with the goal; who wouldn't want to see Saddam Hussein overthrown? But they are finally realizing that Mr. Bush is the wrong man to do the job. 

U.S. caught lying to security council - March 15, 2003 - President Bush even highlighted the documents in his State of the Union address on January 28. "The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa," Bush said.  Let's just get to the truth here!!!  I believe the world deserves to know what's true and what's false.  Who is lying and why?

NEW FEDERAL PLAN FOR DNA TESTING - March 12, 2003 - The Bush administration said today that it wanted to commit $1 billion to DNA testing in the next five years in a bid to stem a growing backlog of forensic evidence from crime scenes.

BUSH SR. WARNING OVER UNILATERIAL ACTION - March 10, 2003 - In an ominous warning for his son, Mr Bush Sr said that he would have been able to achieve nothing if he had jeopardised future relations by ignoring the UN. "The Madrid conference would never have happened if the international coalition that fought together in Desert Storm had exceeded the UN mandate and gone on its own into Baghdad after Saddam and his forces." 

ANOTHER DAY AT THE EMPIRE - March 9, 2003 - "There's nothing so absurd that if you repeat it often enough, people will believe it," wrote William James. So it is with terrorism. 

SMART-MOBBING THE WAR - March 9, 2003 - Tactics, organizations, anti-war movement. This is an article that is really good, it's 5 pages in the NY Times called Smart-Mobbing the War. I think we can all get some good tactical  information out of this article.  I really enjoyed reading it; I didn't know who some of these people were before even though I've communicated with them.  I feel that any activist can learn from this article even if the subject matter is different for you.  Candy

LET THEM HATE AS LONG AS THEY FEAR - March 8, 2003 - I'm glad this came out, especially in the New York Times.  George W. Bush, Jr., threatens "discipline" (disciplinary action) against anyone or any country that does not agree that this country should go to war.  Seems to me that the only one who actually wants to go to war is GWB himself.  Glad to see he's losing ground and that people are realizing that when they disagree, it doesn't mean they are a "Terrorist". 
Sherry Swiney
"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein

PULSE OF THE NATION - March 8, 2003 - "In a speech earlier today President Bush said if Iraq gets rid of Saddam Hussein, he will help the Iraqi people with food, medicine, supplies, housing, education - anything that's needed. Isn't that amazing? He finally comes up with a domestic agenda - and it's for Iraq.  Maybe we could bring that here if it works out." -Jay Leno

FIFTEEN TO LIFE - 15 Ways to Fix the Criminal Justice System - March 2003 - The degree to which a society is civilized can be judged by entering its prisons...Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead

GROUP COMBATS INMATE ABUSE - February 27, 2003 - Few dispute that prison time should be tough.  But it should not be abusive to the point of violating human rights. It should not allow the use of men in what some critics characterize as a form of modern day slave trading.

$13 Million Added to Bill to Study Prison Rape - February 23, 2003 - Congress declared sexual assaults in prison a problem to be addressed by adding $13 million to the conglomerate spending bill approved last week. Human rights groups say it is the first-ever direct federal appropriation to study prisoner rape on a national scale and develop ways to prevent it.  "I hope the study will show sexual abuse in prison is not as prevalent as television and movies would suggest, but we do know it is a real problem," Sessions said. "It's mainly an incentive program, but the heart of it to me is it calls on the states to pull back the blinds here and examine what's going on." 

OSAMA RALLIES MUSLIMS, CONDEMNS HUSSEIN - February 21, 2003 -  William Rivers Pitt, TruthOut.com
In a taped statement, bin Laden told the Iraqi people to rise up against Saddam Hussein. Yet Colin Powell claimed that Hussein and bin Laden are working together, and MSNBC omitted the reference in its news report.  Please check out the other links on this page.

INVESTIGATION: SEPT. 11TH - UNANSWERED QUESTIONS - February 19, 2002 Article: The Scoop Editor.  It seems this article is but a summary of more detailed work that can be found at this site.

THE TESLA SHIELD-- February 18, 2003
Of particular interest is the hemispherical shell of energy which years ago was dubbed the "TESLA Shield." Two scalar hemispherical surfaces are created, using multiple frequency transmitters and truncated Fourier series expansions. Interference of the two scalar hemispheres creates a great, glowing hemispherical shell of ordinary electromagnetic energy.

INNOCENT PERSONS ARE REGULARLY CONVICTED OF CRIMES - February 18, 2003 - As Loftus shows, innocent persons are regularly convicted of crimes they did not commit on the basis of faulty eyewitness testimony.  In these cases, the eyewitnesses do not commit perjury.  They do not willfully lie, but rather they tell the truth as they have come to believe it.  She explains:

Released prisoners major health hazard - February 17, 2003 - The 11 million jail and prison inmates released each year bring AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis and mental disorders back into their communities, according to a report released Monday by a national healthcare coalition.  That means that all the guards and prison administrators who work in and around the prisons in this nation each day, go home every night carrying these diseases to their families and communities - and yet, it is the prisoners who are blamed for having a disease when the prison system ignores medical health procedures for the people who are in their care. Correctional Medial Care contracts are worth millions of dollars, even more when they don't have to provide medial care and just collect the money.  Your tax dollars are paying for this.

Lifers, should they get parole? - February 11, 2003 - For capital crimes there can be 3 sentences, Death, life without parole (still a death sentence) or life.  The last 2 can also be given to convicted criminals for the heinous and violent crimes and "career criminals".  Most lifers committed their crimes when they were young.  Many were Vietnam Veterans who were subjected to the horrors of that war and coming home to become classified by many as murderers and many were subjected to discrimination that veterans of other wars did not find when they came home.  Many had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from their experiences in the war.

TWO MILLION BEHIND BARS, JUST IN TIME FOR VALENTINE'S DAY - February 11, 2003 - By February 15, America's prison population will have reached two million for the first time in history. The U.S. now has the world's highest incarceration rate, and the most prisoners of any nation on Earth. Despite having only 5 percent of the world's population, 25 percent of the world's 8 million prisoners are stuck behind our bars. These disturbing statistics come courtesy of a new report, "The Punishing Decade," released by the Justice Policy Institute, a non- profit research organization. The report analyzed the most up-to-date Justice Department statistics and trends, and concluded that in the 1990s, despite dramatic drops in crime rates, "far more prisoners were added to America's prisons and jails than in any decade in recorded history."

DRUG-RESISTANT STAPH HITTING PRISONS - February 10, 2003 - Dr. Matthew Kuehnert, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the disease could be in many more jails but it is uncertain how widespread infections have become.  Most prisons don't track illnesses well and many infections may be going unnoticed, he said.

PATRIOT ACT II - PBS SPECIAL REPORT by Bill Moyers - February 7, 2003 - Tonight's NOW with Bill Moyer program highlighted the secret development of a new "improved" Patriot Act, which fills in all the gaps that Ashcroft and Co. have found in the Patriot I act.  The new act allows SECRET ARRESTS, stripping citizenship from Americans, deporting even long-term Green Card and other legitimate foreigners resident in the USA; arrest ans seizure of assets (and persons) of those who donated to NGO's, foundations or other organizations that are LATER declared by the DOJ to be involved in terrorism - and much more.

HIDDEN HOLOCAUST, USA - February 07, 2003 - "I've had grown men wet this floor with tears, begging for a job. We have to pray with some to keep them from killing themselves. So many say they just want to die," says Charlie Tarrance, a director of a private social agency. His task is to deal with growing lines of despairing people looking for jobs, housing, and food. The place is Gadsden, Alabama, but it could be anywhere in the United States. 

Supreme Court's Decision to Decline to Review the Juvenile Death Penalty - February 6, 2003 -  On January 27 of this year, the Supreme Court denied review in Hain v. Mullin. The petition had been brought by a man who was sentenced by an Oklahoma court to die for a murder he committed while only 17 years old. Many court watchers were surprised. The case seemed to present an ideal opportunity to reconsider the juvenile death penalty, and by all indications, the Court was ready to do just that. Why didn't it? The answer may lie in the high public profile of the case of 17-year-old Beltway Sniper suspect John Lee Malvo. 

Judges Issue Restraining Order Against BOP - 1-31-2003  Eleven federal judicial districts have now issued temporary restraining orders stopping the BOP from moving inmates to BOP facilities under the order issued in December by the Department of Justice.

CRYPTOME ORG - A collecion of educational material - Eyeballing the Department of Homeland Security, January 26, 2003; Shamir paper on fastfactoring hardware, January 25, 2003; USG Needs Help with Mad Cow, Pork Pasta Threats, January 21, 2003; MI6 Bombings in Saudi Arabia, January 19, 2003; TSA's TIA Secret Spying on Air Passengers, January 17, 2003; NRC Winks Nuclear Weapons School Waste Plan...and a lot more... 

Bush Aims at a Forceful Return to Center Stage - January 26, 2003
President Bush's State of the Union address on Tuesday may be his best shot at uniting the country behind him. Democratic strategists said Mr. Bush had to overcome two specific hurdles: convincing the American people that there is a compelling case, backed by hard evidence, for abandoning diplomacy and dealing with Iraq militarily; and addressing the perception among some voters that his administration is using the economy's weakness as justification to provide more tax cuts to its wealthy benefactors.

CDC CALLS ON ALL STATES TO TEST SOME PRISONERS FOR HEPATITIS C - January 23, 2003 - PHILADELPHIA - (KRT) - With a million inmates infected by hepatitis C leaving jails each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Thursday called on states to test all prisoners with a history of intravenous drug abuse - a common way the virus is spread.

SOCIAL SECURITY FOR CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS - January 9, 2003 - Here is something to light a fire under you today.  Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years.

PRISON POPULATION SHACKLES STATE BUDGETS - January 6, 2003 - Utah considers freeing 400 convicted felons by March 1. California inches toward early release of nonviolent and elderly prisoners.  States begin to lay off prison guards.  Kentucky Gov.  Paul Patton endures political brickbats for providing early release to 567 nonviolent prison inmates.  Everywhere, the reason is clear.  States must balance their budgets.  They face the worst fiscal crises of a half-century or more.  It costs $20,000 to $25,000 a year just to hold one prisoner.  So after three decades of tough "law and order" penal policy, the temptation is growing to change course and release some of the 2 million prisoners incarcerated in the United States.  But will the criminal-justice establishment - and the media - allow us a clear-headed debate about thechoices states face?

LAME DUCKS AND THE DEATH PENALTY - December 15, 2002 - As if the debate over the death penalty weren't contentious enough, two economists now claim that which death-row inmates are executed may depend on such disparate factors as whether the governor has lost a bid for reelection, the prisoner's race and sex, and whether the governor is a man or a woman.

SMALL POX VACCINATIONS - December 15, 2002 - I've been doing a little research on the small pox vaccinaton thing.  Please see the articles I've found.

POOR MIXED-UP CROWD - December 14, 2002 - "What good will that do?" the doom-sayers would say, "There is no politician around who could lead the country towards peace."  I answered, "The demand will create the offer. "When there is a demand for such a leader, he will appear from somewhere." -Uri Avnery

PROTECTION AND ACCESS: MANAGING INMATES WITH DISABILITIES - December 6, 2002 - A recent focus in corrections has been on offenders with mental illness, but a forgotten population -- disabled inmates -- is often mistakenly lumped into the mentally ill category. The result is that the special needs of mentally retarded inmates are often ignored.

You Are a Suspect - November 14, 2002 - WASHINGTON
If the Homeland Security Act is not amended before passage, here is what will happen to you:

100TH INNOCENT DEATH ROW INMATE SPEAKS - November 12, 2002 - Ray Krone is the 100th innocent person convicted of capital murder to walkfree from prison since 1973. He was sentenced to death for the 1992 murder of Kim Ancona, a Phoenix, Az., cocktail waitress. He spent 3 years on Arizona'sdeath row before his 1st conviction was overturned. He was retried and sentenced to life in prison in 1996.

INCARCERATED LOVE - November 10, 2002 -  Is this the most atrocious thing that one could consider?  How on earth could you love a Prisoner?  Are you crazy? They are criminals!  How could you?

Supreme Court justices debate constitutionality of state's 3-strikes law-11/6/02

Madison's Ghost on The Intoxicated Presidency - and its Corporate Support Group by Thom Hartmann - Published on Friday, October 25, 2002 - This article is indeed a deja vu experience and a must read.

Prison HCV Treatment Guidelines - State by State - October 11, 2002 - The National Hepatitis C Prison Coalition now has an additional website
www.hcvinprison.org. This website has a collection of the Department of Corrections HCV Treatment Guidelines for each state. We presently have Georgia, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. Alaska and Hawaii have not yet been posted. 

If any of you have your states guidelines and would like to add them to our collection, please send either by mail to: National HCV Prison Coalition,  PO Box 41803, Eugene, OR 97404 or email pkbeckinor@aol.com. Your contributions will be greatly appreciated. 

Our thanks to Laura Whitehorn for helping with the collection of these guidelines. This website is still under the beginning stages of construction.

Phyllis Beck,
National HCV Prison Coalition
HCV Prison Support Project
Toll free number for released prisoners needing information on hepatitis C - 

Why We Are Going to War - October 11, 2002 - The peak of world oil production and the road to the Oduvai Gorge by Richard C. Duncan, Ph.D.1

THE PRESIDENT'S REAL GOAL IN IRAQ - The Atlanta Journal Constitution: 9/29/02

THE NATURAL LAW PARTY - September 29, 2002 - envisions an America free of crime, where all citizens live fully in accord with both natural law and national law; where people freely move on the streets without fear; and where Americans live and work together harmoniously for both their own fulfillment and the national good. 

CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL speaks on Peace, Prosperity and Liberty - September 5, 2002  - Thomas Jefferson spoke for the founders and all our early presidents when he stated:  "peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none..."  which is, "one of the essential principles of our government". The question is: Whatever happened to this principle and should it be restored?

U.S. correctional population at record high - August 25, 2002 WASHINGTON (CNN) --The adult U.S. correctional population reached a record high at the end of 2001, with 3.1 percent of the nation's adult population incarcerated or under community supervision, federal statistics show. Almost 6.6 million men and women made up the correctional population at the end of 2001, an increase of 147,000 from the end of 2000, according to a report titled "Probation and Parole in the United States, 2001." The Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics compiled the report.

GORE VIDAL - The Last Defender of the American Republic?
LA Weekly, July 4, 2002

More on Americans spying on each other - July 26, 2002
The latest brainstorm of GWB for national security. A must read...

The Terrorism Information and Prevention System (Operation TIPS) - July 24, 2002 This smells a lot like NAZI Germany!  The NAZI Party had an informant in each house or each block of houses (BLOKTESTA) who reported to the state police (aka Inland Security or SICHERHEITSDIENST INLANDS which means HOMELAND SECURITY) the subversive activities of their neighbors.  The low level informant was a BLOKWARTER not BLOKLTESTA, which was higher up in the NAZI scheme of things. 

Prison Building Doesn't Deter Repeat Crimes - June 3, 2002 - Study Shows Building Prisons Did Not Prevent Repeat Crimes

COCA-KARMA - April 18, 2001 - The Very Secret Battle of Bob Kolody vs. Coca-Cola (KO).  Over the next ten installments of an exclusive Special Report, GNN breaks wide open one of the most intriguing cases in corporate legal history. The story begins with a major advertising agency stealing an independent consultant's story-boards and culminates with allegations that Coke filed fraudulent copyright applications and enacted a high-level form of espionage against their legal opponent. What's more, the federal judge in the case has been accused of having links to organized crime. Tantalizing? You bet. And we're only getting started. MAY 2, 2002 UPDATE: Kolody Update: Coca-Karma fans are going to be intrigued to hear the latest development in Bob Kolody's case against Coca-Cola.  Judge Posner has leveled a new barrier to Kolody's entrance to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  And it hints even stronger at some level of complicity of between the Courts and Coke.

If You Don't Understand This, You are Hurting Yourself - March 14, 2002It's not enough to obey 'the law' - article by Kay Lee

Death Penalty Study Again Finds Disturbing Errors - February 19, 2002 - USA: Death Penalty Study Again Finds 'Disturbing' Errors

Senate Rejects Ex - Felon Measure in Election Reform - February 14, 2002

Supreme Court Intervenes in Death Penalty Cases - February 7, 2002. On the weighty question of whether an execution passes constitutional muster, both advocates and foes of the death penalty are in rare agreement: Let the courts decide.

Bush and Blair Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize - February 6, 2002 - If you would like to email the Hague Appeal for Peace to request they submit a formal objection to these nominations, their email is: hap@haguepeace.org  -- If you'd like to address your concerns directly to the Nobel Institute, their email is: postmaster@nobel.no  -- Nobel Prize Web site: http://www.nobel.no/

Effects of Visiting and Education on Prisoners and Family - February 5, 2002
Brief Literature Review re Prison Visiting by Terry A. Kupers, M.D., Oct. 9, 2000

Many states are being forced by budget deficits to close some prisons - January 22, 2002 - Economic restraints run the show again

Rick Halperin Arrested for fight for Human Rights:  - January 19, 2002 - 7 Protesters Arrested at US Supreme Court

Letter to America & United Nations - November 06, 2001 - My support for the U.S. Military, U.S. Constitution and my Opposition to the "United Nations" supported War on Terrorism.

"Patriot Act" Unleashes Federal Police Against Evildoers - 10/27/01

Criminal Justice System Fails Those With Mental Disabilities - October 10, 2001

Articles Regarding the 911 Tragedy in the USA

Essay - September 10, 2001

Eyewitness Testimony Faces Increasing Criticism - May 18, 2001 ...But after scores of wrongful convictions based on mistaken identity and studies showing the ease with which witness memories can be manipulated, the accuracy of eyewitness testimony is under attack as never before.

PBS NewsHour  - meaning for society of our high incarceration  Wednesday, August 29, 2001 6:51 AM

Left With No Alternative - May 14, 2001 Concerning CNN's coverage of the Supreme Court's Medical Marijuana Decision

WIN AT ALL COST - Post-Gazette - 11/22/98 
Hundreds of times during the past 10 years, federal agents and prosecutors have pursued justice by breaking the law. 

Prison News - Ananova News

Understanding the Difficulty in Getting Fair Media Coverage

UN's World Conference Against Racism Faces Controversy in South Africa After intensifying scrutiny of the racism embodied in policies of the United States government, South African government, Israeli government, other colonial governments, World Bank/IMF, and multinational corporations, Colin Powell announced that the U.S. would pull out of the conference on Sunday, citing concerns over discussion of apartheid in Israel. Canada and Israel also downgraded their involvement.

New evidence links George Bush to Los Angeles drug operation - October 27, 1986 - On Oct. 27, 1986, federal and local law enforcement officials executed search warrants on more than a dozen locations connected to a major cocaine-trafficking ring in southern California centered around Danilo Blandon.. One of the locations raided was the home of a former Laguna Beach police officer by the name of Ronald Lister.

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Articles Regarding the 911 Tragedy in the USA

Pop goes the Bush mythology bubble - Part 1: The 9-11 Commission - Decemer 4, 2004 - By Karl W. B. Schwarz.  What follows is information contained in a letter to New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, and William Casey, chief investigator for the Attorney General's Office. In fact, the letter was hand delivered to Mr. Spitzer's office before this article was published as the first of a six-part series of articles. 

CHARGES FILED Legal Notices served on G.W. Bush et al. - November 24, 2004 - COMES NOW the United States ex relatione Paul Andrew Mitchell,Citizen of ONE OF the United States of America and Private Attorney General (hereinafter 'Relator'), to provide formal NOTICE to this honorable Court and to all Proper and otherwise interested Parties, of Relator's specific intent to lodge a VERIFIED CRIMINAL COMPLAINT, ON INFORMATION here against Mr. Donald H. Rumsfeld, for his evident complicity in ordering a deliberate and premeditated stand-down of U.S. military fighter jets on the morning of September 11, 2001 A.D.

Mega-Millionaire Offers $100,000 Reward For Scientific Proof WTCTower - November 24, 2004 - $100,000 REWARD to the first person to deliver a fullmathematical, engineering proof of how the impact and/or fires caused any of the WTC buildings to collapse the way the government claims! 

Ex FBI/CIA Agents Ready To Blow Bush 911 Cover Story - November 21, 2004 - A Conservative Christian Republican Says Listen To WhistleblowerSibel D. Edmonds By Karl W. B. Schwarz Online Journal Contributing Writer

911 IN PLANE SIGHT (the video) - October 16, 2004 - "Shocking - Thought provoking - Raises serious questions about the government's honesty inconducting the 9-11 investigation." "Absolutely awesome.  This is the one September 11 video that everyone should see."  To view the video for FREE  click on this link. 

911 IN PLANE SITE - October 1, 2004 - "The must see blockbuster DVD of the year" 911 Omission Commission(September 11, 2004, New York City).  If a photograph speaks a thousand words, what does video say?

MILITARIZATION AND THE DRAFT - September 28, 2004 - This is a decorated combat veteran who opposes militarization andthe draft.  His book SUPPORT THE TRUTH is widely read and reviewed.  He speaks regularly on the subject and will be at the presidential debates in Arizona addressing the subject (quoting a subscriber).  To view the new bill that your congress wants to quietly pass while you are busy thinking about the November Presidential Election, please click here.

DEPROGRAM INFO - September 17, 2004 - Reality doesn't care how any of us feel.  Welcome to deprogram.info.  My name is Abel Ashes and I'm the webmaster of deprogram.info. I am also a plaintiff in two lawsuits represented by Stanley G. Hilton.  One suit alleges that the Bush Administration is criminally complicit in the 9/11 attacks and has used the attacks to "justify" dismantling civil liberties and waging wars of conquest.  The other suit is filed against my former employer, Neiman Marcus and three of their employees for their criminal actions against me in reaction to an Alex Jones documentary (Masters of Terror) video I gave to a friend at work.  Deprogram.info is my personal website and it's views do not nessesarily represent those of my attorney, Mr. Hilton.  I will soon be going live with a website dedicated exclusively to the Federal suit against Bush and company. That website will be located at http://suetheterrorists.net  I hope you find this website useful.  The website is new, so there is much more to come. I make my meager living slaving over a hot stove and I'm very tired at the end of the day.  I don't make my living doing this.  I'm not interested in "credibility".  I'm interested in reality.  I'm not inerested in "politics".I'm interested in saving innocent lives and punishing the guilty.

AMERICA VS. THE WORLD - Assignment: List direct American military intervention on other nations' soil from World War II to the present day. Do not include: indirect military involvement such as arms sales, however significant (e.g. Israel); nuclear threats or nuclear testing (e.g. Marshall Islands); establishment of controversial bases or defense systems (e.g. Western Europe, Saudi Arabia); humanitarian missions that did not involve combat; or the geopolitical impacts of military treaty development, acceptance or rejection. Discuss.

Seismic Evidence Points to Underground Explosions Causing WTC Collapse - July 7, 2004 - Take a renewed visit to the cause of the collapse of the WTC towers by structural engineers and construction steel experts.

NBC: FDNY Chief of Safety Reported Bombs Both Within the Towers and on the Planes on 9/11 - May 5, 2004 - Turn your sound on!  What you will hear is a clip from NBC reporter Pat Dawson on the morning of 9/11. In it hediscusses the comments of Albert Turi, the Chief of Safety for the New York City Fire Department

DAISY CUTTER - March 11, 2003 - Question: why didn't the US simply blow off its nukes off the coast of Japan at the end of WWII to scare the Japanese into surrendering instead of killing thousands of innocent people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

LIBRARY SIGN - March 10, 2003 - The library sign is now posted in Santa Cruz County, California, library branches. Section 215 of the Patriot act allows FBI agents to obtain a warrant from a secret federal court (FISA) for library or bookstore records of anyone "connected to an investigation of international terrorism or spying." 

ALEX JONES PRESENTS - TO FIGHT THE NEW WORLD ORDER - February 7, 2003 - just listened to alex jones radio show out of austin texas, his guest was a george humphry. He stated that through his contacts in the fbi an internal memo has gone around saying that all agents are not to travel abroad. If this is not possible the agents are being told to take at least 6 months cash and supplies. he feels this is a nbc warning. 3 weeks to 2 1/2 months timeframe. alex jones does not take bs off of anyone, he was silent while this guy was talking . Here we go. i listened to him in jun2001(archived) when he said that bush is going to attack america with commercial aircraft hitting tall buildings in lowermanhatten and blame it on cia asset osama bin laden (13)that number again! infowars.com, infoware.com, regards to you and janet.

WORKING ASSETS - January 7, 2003 - video you must see

VIDAL, THE ENEMY WITHIN - December 9, 2002 - Gore Vidal is America's most controversial writer and a ferocious, often isolated, critic of the Bush administration. Here, against a backdrop of spreading unease about America's response to the events of 11 September 2001 and their aftermath, we publish Vidal's remarkable personal polemic urging a shocking new interpretation of who was to blame. The Observer, Sunday 27th October 2002, Review Section,Pages 1-4

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination - September 15, 2002Reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001. By By Neil Mackay

The World Trade Center Demolition and the So-Called War on Terrorism - A previous version of this page (to October 11th, 2001) supported the thesis that the terrorist attacks of September 11th were carried out by Arab hijackers but that the operation was actually an inside job (that is, so-called Americans planned and directed it).  There were always problems with the "Arab hijackers" theory, but since only those ready to die for their cause would deliberately kill themselves by flying planes into the Twin Towers there seemed no alternative.  New evidence, however, has emerged, and it now seems that it was entirely an inside job, the only Arabs involved being those set up to take the blame.  Hard to believe, perhaps (especially because of the constant repetition in the mainstream media, in the weeks following the event, of the term "suicide attack").  Shocking, yes.  But if one looks at the evidence, and thinks about it, this is what emerges.

50 Important Questions About 911 - July 11, 2002 - It's simply amazing. It came out about a month ago. I was so impressed with the report that I bought a scanner, and scanned it. All 20 tabloid sized small printed pages of it. Then I made it into a web page. It's one huge page, 805K of text & pictures. So if you are on dialup be patient, it will appear. I don't know how long I can keep it online. If you like it and you know how to save a web page to disk, I advise you to do so. It's too long to read at one time. I did add a few comments at the end of the report.

RPE Home Page


The "Shock and Awe" Photo Gallery
The following is not for the weak at heart or stomach - so take CAUTION before opening.

Kabul Greets Its New Dawn

Savage Victory

Strange Stories of Suicides as "Bin Laden's Foreigners" Refuse to Surrender

The Rout of the Taliban

The Afghan Way of War
(detailed account of Mazar campaign)

Target Approval Delays Irk Air Force Officers

Secret CIA Units Playing a Central Combat Role

Graphic images of a Taliban soldier caught and killed by Alliance

In a Rancid Jail the Deposed Lords of Kabul Await Death

Mujahideen Back to "Rob and Beat Us"

Slouching Towards Balkanization

Nuke Manual Looks Like Internet Hoax

Making a Molehill of the Moral High Ground

interesting war facts from the a column for military people

links between far-right extremists and Islamic radicals (a global far-right alliance against the US, so conservatives blame the left)

Antrax Hoaxers Should Be Treated Like the Terrorists They Are

This Is Not a Test ("after attacks US implemented emergency plans envisioned only in nuclear war")

I Tried To Be Patriotic (conspiracy theory doubts about the fall of the World Trade Center)

As Dig Goes On, Emotions Are Buried Deep

The Rarely Told Story of WWII (American bombing in Germany)

Another "terrorism" video game (may not work under Explorer)

Civil liberties and security
Despite Some Concerns, Civil Liberties Are Taking a Back Seat (the hidden problem here is that the word "terrorist" covers a huge territory)

Bush Going Too Far Curtailing Our Rights

Historic High Court Ruling Is Troublesome Model for Modern Terror Trials

Extremist Groups: New Organizational Models Empowered by Networked Systems

Energy Firms Stand Guard Amid Threats

Urgent Efforts to Prevent Thefts of Trucks for Use as Bombs

Fallout Follows Logan Ouster of Security Firm

Fighting gang violence with respect in Pasadena

Crash of American flight 587

A300 Tail Checks Ordered; Flight 587 Probe Focuses On Turbulence Aftermath

Skepticism (based on very little) about the AA 587 crash being an accident

Separation Standards at Some Major European Airports

Wake turbulence technical review

FAA Departure Procedures and Separation

Wake Turbulence Brochure

News and Information

long article on al-Jazeera

US More Tightlipped Since September 11th (survey of the problems)

Are Americans Getting the Full Picture?

Everything Else

New Authentication Services: A Pending Train Wreck?

Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, Orlando, 14-18 July 2002

Satellite Service Delivers Broadband Wireless to the Fast Lane

401(k) Plans Sink With Enron

Review of a book about language in the French Revolution

Newsletter for collectors of fruit and vegetable stickers

Foreign Countries


Too Good to Miss - It's hard to find a profession, an industry, an institution that doesn't see itself in crisis. Everywhere, Australians live in a maelstrom of self-doubt, insecurity, guilt. Everywhere, trust and hope are being eroded, corroded, destroyed


Brazil's Lula to Sign Drug Decriminalization Decree on Nov. 24, 2004 - After a series of internal disagreements about drug policy, the federal government is preparing a realignment of national policy to define drug consumption as a public health problem, and not one for the police as it is today.  This will set off some Alarms all the way round the world!


JOE WARREN - CANADA - April 25, 2005 - If Joe Warren's life can teach us anything, it is that it is too easy in this country to hang a crime on the wrong person.

CANADIAN NEAR-HOMELESS - Please help.  - October 31, 2002 

Bathrust, New Brunswick. - August 22, 2001 - Rights of the Child and Fathers Parental Rights


The prison industry in the United States: big business or a new form of slavery? BY VICKY PELAEZ (Taken from El Diario-La Prensa, New York) October 13, 2005 - HUMAN rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million – mostly Black and Hispanic – are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.


MD PAPER MOCKS RACHEL'S TRAGIC DEATH - March 19, 2003 - MD PAPER MOCKS the tragic BULLDOZER DEATH OF the AMERICANpeace activist in the occcupied Palestinian territories.  Please respond to this cruel nonsense.
THE ACCUSED - Here is the link to the transcript of the BBC program "The Accused," which will never be shown on public television in the USA.

REMEMBERING RACHEL CORRIE - March 17, 2003 - Rachel Corrie was an incredibly good person. I mourn and am very saddened by her murder earlier today, 16 March 2003. She was killed by a bulldozer as the Israeli military ran over her as she was protesting the destruction of Palestinian homes in Rafah in the Gaza Strip. 

Prisoner Rehabilitation, Italian Style - March 14, 2005 -  Even the Italians are teaching their prisoners to do something useful, unlike most of the U.S. prisons.

South Africa
KENYAN LEADER FREES 28 DEATH ROW INMATES - February 27, 2003 - President Mwai Kibaki ordered the release of 28 death row inmates and commuted the death sentences of another 195 inmates to life in prison, following his campaign pledge to reform Kenya's prison system, a senior official said. The 28 prisoners were released Tuesday because they had already served between 15 and 20 years and "were of good conduct," Home Affairs Minister Moody Awori told The Associated Press.

United Kingdom

Powell 'pushed out' by Bush - November 24, 2004 - for seeking to rein in Israel By Charles Laurence in New York and Philip Sherwell (Filed: 21/11/2004)

COOK'S RESIGNATION SPEECH - March 19, 2003 BBC news - I have chosen to address the House first on why I cannot support a war without international agreement or domestic support.