• Tax Dollars Pay for Sex Change for Inmate – Really?

    FIRST CIRCUIT AUTHORIZES SURGERY SO INMATE ROBERT CAN BECOME INMATE MICHELLE Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision that a transsexual inmate convicted of murder is entitled to a taxpayer-funded sex-change operation as a treatment for her severe gender identity disorder. In its ruling, the […]

  • Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Convicted of Bank Fraud off to Camp Cupcake

    COME ON JUDGE, GIVE A FELLOW JURIST A BREAK! Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway was convicted of bank fraud in connection with the short sale of her Michigan home and was sentenced to serve 12 months and one day in the BOP for her indiscretion. Hathaway was allowed to self-surrender to FPC Alderson […]

  • 2014 Stockholm Prize in Criminology Nods to Progressive Prison Reform Research

    The 2014 Stockholm Prize in Criminology was recently presented to two National Institute of Justice grantees, Daniel S. Nagin and Joan Petersilia. The award is an international prize that recognizes outstanding achievements in criminological research and/or policies for the reduction of crime and the advancement of human rights. It also highlights research that has proven […]

  • Lawyers & Inmates Argue Food Loaf Is Cruel & Unusual Punishment

    EAT THE LOAF! If you’ve ever been bored out of your gourd on the weekend and watched a Martha Stewart cooking show, one thing I can assure you is that you’ve never seen Martha (whose Federal BOP Register Number is 55170-054) instructing you on how to make the “food loaf.” This is for good reason, […]

  • Smallest Decrease in Prison Population in 4 Years

    Criminal Defense Attorney take on Antiquated Incarceration Approach It’s hardly ground-breaking to assert that the United States is a nation programmed to send people to prison, particularly people who are poor and minorities. However, the recent data might be indicating that we are now more comfortable considering alternatives to incarceration, which is very interesting to […]

  • Cops that want to Legalize Drugs!

    A controversial group that calls itself Law Enforcement against Prohibition (LEAP) has sought to decriminalize drugs in the United States since 2002. This organization believes that drug use should be legalized so long as others are not harmed by the use. See LEAP Statement of Principles, http://www.leap.cc/about/leap-statement-of-principles/. These former law enforcement employees argue that putting […]