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Life in Prison: Dealing With Disrespectful People

Today has been a very long day.  It started with someone in my prison’s housing unit — the F-North housing unit at FCI Petersburg — yelling about pedophiles hogging the TRULINCS computers (the people to which this comment was made were most certainly not hogging anything), continued with scoffs at a transgender prisoner in the

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Michigan Works to Get Some Inmates Higher Education

By Associated Press The Michigan Department of Corrections is working on several efforts to teach community college courses and vocational training in-house to a small number of inmates near parole. Photo courtesy hollandsentinel.com The effort comes after years without funding for prisoners to access higher education, The Detroit News reported Monday, and Michigan is joining

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When Judges Attack: The Case of Todd Broxmeyer

Most legal observers would agree that when two respected jurists attack each other’s rationale in published opinions, there’s probably a good reason for it.  Sometimes it’s a case in which the stakes are high, as in the death penalty appeal where Judge Stephen Reinhardt for the Ninth Circuit called the opinion of colleague Alex Kosinski

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