Category Archives: Prison

Canadian who plotted terror attacks deserves life in prison: U.S. prosecutors

“El Bahnasawy’s willingness to kill innocent civilians and martyr himself for ISIS, his absolute commitment to ISIS at the time of his arrest, and his deeply disturbing conduct since then … powerfully support a single conclusion: the incapacitation of El Bahnasawy should be total and lifelong,” U.S. prosecutor Geoffrey Berman said in a written submission filed to a New York federal court.

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Sweden data breach: 82 per cent of people sent to prison for gang rape are foreign born

Swedish newspaper Friatider says a large amount of data from the Criminal Data System was secretly provided to a far-right nationalist group called “Nordfront”. Together with sex crime website “Gang Rape Sweden” they decided to publish the leaked judicial database on Friday.

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‘They have a lot to teach us’: Inmates call for Canadian justice reform in journal

Walby, who is also an associate professor of criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg, said when it comes to criminalization and incarceration in Canada, it’s important to talk to experts about what’s going on — and in many cases that is the people who are currently or formerly incarcerated.

“Prisoners know a lot about criminalization, know a lot about imprisonment, they have experiences. They have knowledge that needs to be shared with the general public and criminal justice policy makers if we want to try to understand harm and conflict in our societies better, and deal with it more effectively and more justly in the future,” Walby said.

Here’s the latest victimization/entitlement group.

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White House plans massive expansion of immigration jails to accommodate dramatic increase in prisoners since Trump took office

Doesn’t that poor blind man just tug at your heart-strings? Trump is literally Hitler!

Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) put out requests for additional jail cells in Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Salt Lake City and Texas.

ICE would prefer to have full use of the facilities but will considered shared space, a notice in the south Texas area said.

Administration needs some 4,000 beds for the illegal immigrants it’s arresting.

ICE has arrested 97,482 people it thought to be in the country illegally through early September, a 43 percent increase in arrests from the year prior.

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Canadian terrorist suffered from drug addiction, mental health issues

Letters from defence lawyers and a New York prosecutor filed with an American court show Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, of Mississauga, Ont., suffered a relapse in prison and tested positive for a prescription drug used in opioid-addiction treatments, a finding that led to the loss of family visitations for seven months.

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Red Cross to monitor Canada’s immigration detention centres

The federal government has signed a contract with the Canadian Red Cross for the monitoring of Canada’s immigration detention centres to ensure they comply with domestic and international standards, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced Thursday.

The two-year contract between the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the CRC will include regular visits throughout the year to detention facilities across Canada where immigration detainees are held, the government said.

“The government said”? Now that’s accountability!

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Pictures reveal Iraqi forces holding Isil suspects 100 to a room outside Mosul

Hundreds of suspected Islamic State members swept up by Iraqi forces in Mosul are being held in a cramped and stifling prison just outside the city.

Associated Press reporters visiting the facility saw more than 100 prisoners packed into a dark room, lined up shoulder to shoulder on the floor. There was no electricity or ventilation, despite daytime temperatures well over 45 C.

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Midnight Tweet Suggests Eric Holder Sees Prison in his Future

Holder obviously is lying awake with the investigation on his mind. Recently, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced they will open a probe into Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to influence FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 Presidential election. Perhaps Holder’s tweet is a sort of warning aimed at Lynch. Actually, there are plenty of people he could be referring to.

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The next terror attack in a jail is waiting to happen

Prison is an ideal environment for the death-cult ideology of Islamist extremism to flourish. If you confine violent, credulous and impulsive young men hunting for power and meaning with charismatic and psychologically manipulative extremists, you have the right ingredients. Add in the grievance narrative that is the IS trademark, a dash of conspiracy theory, and lace with the glamour of extreme violence and you have the perfect recipe for Islamism.

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