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EDITORIAL; Looking at America
There are too many moments these days when we cannot recognize our country. Sunday was one of them, as we read the account in The Times of how men in some of the most trusted posts in the nation plotted to cover up the torture of prisoners by Central Intelligence Agency interrogators by destroying videotapes of their sickening behavior. It was - Editorial suggests that Bush administrations two terms in office, fraught with shocking abuses of power committed under guise of fighting terrorism, have rendered nation unrecognizable; hopes that this time voters will have wisdom to grant awesome powers of presidency to someone who has integrity, principle and decency to use them honorably
How were prisoners of war treated in Nazi concentration camps?
How were prisoners of war treated in Nazi concentration camps? Any information would be very helpful! Thanks, and please post your sources if you got them from there! (:
This is during the time of WW2
Answer: Concentration camps are set up to "concentrate" political prisoners in one place. (The term was first used by the British, who set up camps during the Boer War). It would be very unusual for a Prisoner of War to be in a concentration camp during WW2. POW's were put in POW camps. There were German POW's in POW camps run by the US, British, and French, so the Germans for their own good couldn't do too much bad stuff to prisoners. Germany's POW camps certainly weren't as good as those the US ran in America, where prisoners were given rations of chocolate and cigarettes above what many US people themselves could get. But they weren't that bad, no where near as awful as Japanese POW camps.
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What do you think of having video link visits for prisoners instead of normal visits?
I read that some prisons and jails are doing away with visits for prisoners and instead they are using videolinks. I think this is just being cruel as the prisoner doesnt get to see their family or friends. When I was in jail it was bad enough being behind glass but I was only there for 30 days - videolink would be much worse.
Seeing some of the others only being able to see their children from behind glass made me think how bad it was for them and their families but videolink would be much worse.
Answer: The video link is probably more secure, and easier to regulate. Also probably easier for the staff of the prison to call "time" on the visit ... just terminate the connection. Could be a good idea!
Would all of the prisons run by or for the state be on the same system? That could be good for the prisoner and their family as well. Long distance visits could be a possibility ... Let's say a prisoner in NY from NYC is in a prison in Upstate. Their family is many miles away and traveling to the facility the convict is doing time in would be a real challenge. The family might be able to go to a facility closer to their home (maybe not even a prison, just a "visitor's center") and schedule a video visit with the incarcerated family member.
Done right, it could be a good tool for the corrections department to maintain order within the facility. It could also make it easier for the convict to receive more visits from their loved ones while they are in jail.
Category: Law Enforcement & Police
For Jihadists in Jails, Protests Win Leverage Over Their Keepers
Ahmed Rafiki sprawled on the makeshift couch in his cell, a fresh red henna dye in his long hair and beard. Known to other militants as the father of Moroccan jihadists, he was convicted in 2003 of leading young men to fight Americans in Afghanistan. But here in Oukacha Prison, Mr. Rafiki, an Islamist cleric, is serving the final months of his - Jihadist inmates and detainees worldwide manage to gain peculiar leverage over security officials who grapple with how to handle them; strict treatment of radical inmates can lead to prison unrest and public condemnation, particularly in countries with sizable Muslim populations, while officials fear that militants given free rein are more likely to turn prisons into prime grounds for radicalization and recruiting; paradox is illustrated by internment of Ahmed Rafiki, known to militants as father of Moroccan jihadists, whose hunger strikes and protests have won him plush surroundings and privileges in Moroccan prison; photos; map (L) - By MICHAEL MOSS and SOUAD MEKHENNET; Margot Williams contributed reporting from New York.
How Many of the 2,900 Cuban Prisoners Will Obama Bring to the US?
Castro is releasing 2,900 prisoners for "humanitarian" reasons. How many of them will Obama bring to the US, give free housing and food stamps and register them to vote?
Merry Christmas, Miami! You get 2,900 new criminals.
No Scabeus. Obama will house them at our expense.
Answer: about 15,000
prisoners [lus their dependents @ 5 for each
Category: Current Events
What happens to prisoners after budget drops?
Lets say we dont have enough money to keep prisoners or were quickly running out of funds to keep them in. What would you think would be appropriate then? Honestly myself I would say have all the people in for life humanely executed and save money. Paying for people that will always be that way and be stuck there forever seems to me to be a waste. Either make the sentence reasonable or execute them, dont sentence people to 150 years, thats just stupid. Any who, give me your opinions.
Answer: Well this is currently happening in some parts of the U.S., but when states are running low on budgets to feed these dangerous bums we call prisoners and cannot afford to build more prisons, the states will let prisoners go and no I mean this literally. Prisoners with the least threatening sentences such as thief will be allowed to leave, but those who commit heinous crimes such as killing will continue serving their sentences till their actual release date, if they have one.
Category: Law & Ethics
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More Power For Executive: Will It Last?
In a television interview a few months after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney described a sense of obligation he shared with President Bush. The two men wanted, Mr. Cheney said, to pass on our offices in better shape than we found them to our successors. Mr. Cheney wasnt talking about the furniture. He was - Central legacy of Bush presidency will be its distinctively muscular vision of presidential power; Bushs successor will have to decide whether to relinquish some of that power, as well as make decisions in regard to various aspects of war on terror; larger constitutional question concerns extent to which president may go it alone in making national security decisions (M) - By ADAM LIPTAK
MEXICO CITY JOURNAL; Behind Prison Bars, Toddlers Serve Time With Mom
Beyond the high concrete walls and menacing guard towers of the Santa Martha Acatitla prison, past the barbed wire, past the iron gates, past the armed guards in black commando garb, sits a nursery school with brightly painted walls, piles of toys and a jungle gym. Fifty-three children under the age of 6 live inside the prison with their mothers, - Children born in Mexicos prisons stay with their mothers until age 6 rather than be turned over to relatives; are allowed to go on field trips and leave on weekends and holidays to visit family; have calming effect on inmates and inspire mothers to learn skills or kick drug habits; photos (M) - By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
What rights do prisoners have to medical care?
I have information that even prisoners awaiting trial can be denied medical care but cant find a prisoner bill of rights. How does it apply to cancer patients?
Answer: Prisoners cannot be denied medical care that is medically necessary. However, they are not entitled to things like elective cosmetic surgery. I know a prison doctor, and he's had patients who had things like a grossly deformed penis. The guy had paid someone to modify his penis, and then wanted his penis restored to normal. Since this wasn't something that was really necessary to his health, and wasn't the result of injury or disease, he was denied the treatment.
A cancer patient has the right to be treated with standard treatments. However, he isn't entitled to experimental treatments, or extreme treatments. He's also not entitled to alternative treatments.
It would help if you had given us more info, like which state you're tlaking about, and what sort of medical care you're asking about.
Category: Law & Ethics
What do you think about a program that involves prisoners who in jail or going to jail prisoners 5 years?
I love music and I cant live without it. I want to start a program, for prisoners to be able to listen to music. I would like to start a program to connect prisoners to music or to have music. Please give your opinion, tell me if this is a good idea or not, and also why; Thank you!
Answer: Sorry to break it to you, but prisoners can already listen to all the music they want. They can buy CD players and can order CDs through approved vendors. Also, many lower security prisons even have some musical instruments and the inmates perform in front of the other inmates.
Category: Law Enforcement & Police
Tapes by C.I.A. Lived and Died To Save Image
If Abu Zubaydah, a senior operative of Al Qaeda, died in American hands, Central Intelligence Agency officers pursuing the terrorist group knew that much of the world would believe they had killed him. So in the spring of 2002, even as the intelligence officers flew in a surgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital to treat Abu Zubaydah, who had been shot - CIAs actions in regard to videotapes of suspected terrorists were partly prompted by worry about how its conduct might be perceived; concern about image drove decision to both begin and stop taping interrogations as well as nearly three-year campaign by CIAs clandestine service for permission to destroy tapes; disclosure of tapes and their destruction have become part of public spectacle agency had sought to avoid; photos; timeline (L) - By SCOTT SHANE and MARK MAZZETTI
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KATE WEBB | B. 1943; She Was Supposed to Be Dead
When Kate Webb reported from the battlefields of Cambodia, she kept her chestnut hair cropped G.I.-short and wore jeans and loose shirts to obscure her breasts. This was 1971. Only a handful of women were full-time correspondents in Vietnam, and even fewer women roughed the front lines next door in Cambodia, where military officers believed foreign - Maggie Jones article pays tribute to late Kate Webb, journalist who was captured by North Vietnamese in Cambodia in 1971 and presumed to have been killed until her captors released her; photo (M) - By MAGGIE JONES
How do you feel about your tax money paying for prisoners getting sex changes?
How do you feel about your tax money paying for prisoners being able to get sex changes?
Answer: Just add it to the list,,,,a death row prisoner getting a heart transplant,
Prisoners getting tax payer funded Viagra.
Berkely CA. County workers getting tax payer funded sex change operations.
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Category: Other - Politics & Government
What do you think prison should be like and how should prisoners be treated?
Lots of people say prison is too soft and prisoners have it too easy. Im getting sentenced this week and have to say it doesnt seem easy and I know I will find it hard. Do you think that making prisons worse for prisoners would do anything to cut crime or do people just like the idea of revenge?
Answer: Well, law abiding people on the outside hear about prisoners getting free college educations, suing because they are not served steak for dinner often enough, getting any kind of elective medical procedure they want, cable TV, weight room, conjugal visits, some people even suggest that prisoners have internet access while behind bars. To us ... these convicts got it easy!
I'd favor "three hots (standard institutional fare ... no high end cuts of meat, etc) and a cot", plain exercise area (maybe a few basketballs and a couple of hoops), basic medical care for the inmates (no elective procedures), The government should not pay for college for inmates, access to newspapers and news magazines (no government paid cable or internet). Perhaps some "luxuries" like permission for a radio in their cell could be earned by serving extremely good time ... and privileges would be removed if the inmate caught a new in house offense. I don't think of it as revenge ... just not going out of our way to make prison a comfortable.
As for me ... I HATE enclosed places ... so I plan to stay the heck out of prison so that I don't have to live in a cell. That's what keeps me from breaking the law.
Category: Law Enforcement & Police
How do you feel that your tax dollars go to prisoners that are only in prison because of marijuana?
Prisoners cost a lot of money to maintain. It is terrible that they are there for such a minor drug that helps so many people out. Before you criticize me for my pro-weed speech I would like you to do some actual research of what weed actually does, who uses it, and how bad it effects you.
I do not find it necessary to put someone in prison or jail just because they wanted to get stoned for a few hours.
Answer: Can marijuana cause cancer?
Marijuana smoke has been found to contain more cancer-causing agents than is found in tobacco smoke. Examination of human lung tissue that had been exposed to marijuana smoke over a long period of time in a laboratory showed cellular changes called metaplasia that are considered precancerous. In laboratory test, the tars from marijuana smoke have produced tumors when applied to animal skin. These studies suggest that it is likely that marijuana may cause cancer if used for a number of years.
What are the dangers for young people?
The effects of marijuana can interfere with learning by impairing thinking, reading comprehension, and verbal and mathematical skills. Research shows that students do not remember what they have learned when they are "high".
Last thing we want is a bunch kids high in school. We don't need to legalize weed. We already are putting up with tobacco as it is and spend thousands of dollars trying to decrease tobacco users, with prevention ads and education. Next thing you'll be hearing in the future is spending money on prevention ads and prevention education on weed users just like the tobacco users.
Lung cancer is also one of the leading causes of death in the united states, we do not need to add more to that number by promoting or legalizing Marijuana. X_X;
Marijuana users that get caught for just smoking weed don't even get long term sentences, some just a fine. >_<
The tax dollars are really going to the ones who are in prison for a long term sentences, tax dollars keep the prison running, feed the prisoners, expand the prisons, etc. Regardless we need to spend money in prisons unless you want all the psychopaths out of the streets. So keeping out the weed users out of jail will practically save you nothing since they aren't even there for a long time as it is.
Weed smokers seem to always want a reason to legalize weed. Think about your health and your future and concentrate on school instead.
Category: Law & Ethics
FILM; The Power Of Authority: A Dark Tale
FRANK GIBNEY was old and sick and a little more than a month away from dying. But he was filled with righteous anger, and he had some things to say. He told his son, the documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, to unplug a noisy oxygen machine and to grab a video camera. The older Mr. Gibney, a journalist and scholar who died in April, had served as a - Article profiles documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, whose new film Taxi to the Dark Side concerns Bush administrations interrogation policies in post-9/11 world; says his films all deal with power of authority to warp morality; photos (L) - By ADAM LIPTAK
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OMAR MORA | B. 1979; YANCE TELL GRAY | B. 1981; The Guardians/Two Soldiers Who Fought For Their Own Freedom of Speech
They came from different Americas only to find themselves together, as soldiers will do, in a strange land. Yance Tell Gray, 26, grew up on a ranch in Ismay, Mont., and could ride and rope and brand while he was still a child. Gray was so eager to join the Army that he signed up while still in high school; his parents had to sign a waiver. Omar - Dexter Filkins article on Sgt Omar Mora and Staff Sgt Yance Tell Gray, who were among seven US soldiers in Iraq who wrote Op-Ed article in August questioning prospects for victory there and who died in vehicle accident less than month later; photos (L) - By DEXTER FILKINS
How much does the UK prison service/government make from prisoners working?
As far as I know prisoners are given the opportunity to do different types of contact work whilst inside. Although the inmates are giving wages, Im wondering how much profit the prison service/government makes?
Answer: They don't make nearly enough considering the expense they are going to feed and house the prisoners. You don't want to go there, because if you sued and won, you would also establish that the government has the right to charge inmates room and board (getting out of the slammer with a huge debt would really suck).
Category: Law & Ethics
Violent Felons Move Forward With Lawsuit Over Their Rights to Parole
Last year, a group of violent felons sued the administration of Gov. George E. Pataki, charging that the state was ignoring the law by categorically denying them parole. They figured their chances would improve under his successor, Eliot Spitzer, even though Mr. Spitzer was a tough former prosecutor who supported the death penalty. In the spring, - Group of violent felons will proceed with class-action lawsuit charging that New York State categorically denied them parole based solely on nature and severity of their crimes; group was on verge of agreement with Attorney Gen Andrew M Cuomo when Parole Division rejected settlement; photo (M) - By SAM ROBERTS
JERSEY; Drug War, Minus Signs, Persists
AS he drove slowly along the streets he first traveled more than 40 years ago, when he was still a young parole officer who wished he could do more than just check in and move on, David Kerr was looking for a sign. Its been a while since Ive seen one, he said about the signs that are meant to mark the 1,000-foot perimeter around all schools - Kevin Coyne Jersey column on policy debate in New Jersey over drug-free school zones, which were established in 1987 as part of tough anti-drug law; former Newark parole officer David Kerr, who established Integrity House drug-treatment center in 1968, says zones are ineffective and biased against nonviolent drug addicts in urban communities; photo (M) - E-mail: email@example.com - By KEVIN COYNE
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How will prisoners be executed without lethal injection?
Lethal Injections expired last Friday.
I was wondering how are prisoners who will receive a death penalty as a punishment, be put to death without the injection? How will they kill them now?
Im wondering cuz Im in World History and Im writing a debate paper for the death penalty :) Thanks.
Answer: Perhaps being forced to listen to Pelosi speeches. I believe the problem is just a shortage of the chemical - all it means is they'll slow down the rate - ie - prisoners will wait in jail longer before they are executed. Or, if it is prolonged, states will simply pass new laws using the electric chair, hanging, guillotine, firing squad, etc. Really, a cheap and humane method would simply be CO as one falls asleep and doesn't even realize its happening and it would cut down on the amounts of so called greenhouse gasses.
Category: Current Events
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Should the new President use prisoners for labor work?
Would putting Prisoners and homeless people to work in jobs that illegals do in the fields, help run them out? Would it help put money back into our prison system instead of our taxes being used. Will it keep the homeless out of the streets? Is it possible to do?
Answer: Yes, but prisoners should not receive a paycheck. That money they 'earn' 75% of it should pay the cost of houseing, feeding and clothing them. The other 25% should go into a 'trust' for them when they get out or to a dependent child they have on the outside.
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How did the Japanese treat prisoners of war in World War One?
Japan fought on the British side in World War One, notably at the Siege of Tsingtao and at Gallipolli but I have never heard of any atrocities against prisoners of war. Was any there difference between the treatment of prisoners in WW1 & WW11?
Answer: You do bring up a little known historical fact that is interesting. Yes the japanese did capture german prisoners during world war one. I do not recall any japanese forces being in the land campaign at Gallipolli, they did have some naval forces in the Mediterranean.
But from the accounts that I have read, they treated POW's in the first world war rather well.
Which makes one wonder why in the second world war, they treated prisoners so horribly. Kind of undermines the argument that it was in their culture to do so. Obviously, in the second world war, if they had wanted to treat prisoners better, they could have, because they demonstrated that capability to behave humanly in the first world war.
Good question. Star for you.
EDIT: You seem to be getting a bit of grief over "Gallipolli". The Empire of Japan did have naval forces operating in the Mediterranean during the first world war. Their involvement in the gallipolli operation was to assist in anti-sub duty, and transportation of troops & supplies. They also were involved in rescue operations of sunken ships. So to those beating you over gallipolli, they are wrong. The japs didn't land troops of their own, but the did participate. In the act of rescuing personnel off of sinking ships, or evacuating wounded troops, and transporting them back to Malta, they may very well have handled turkish, or other enemy personnel. I have no info on that, but it is conceivable. War has a way of making strange stories happen.
Like picture this. World War II, June 1944, D-Day, what are the odds the Americans would capture a Korean at Omaha Beach? But they did. A korean, working as a construction troop for the imperial japanese army was captured by soviet forces during one of the many border skirmishes in china, prior to the Japaneses nonaggression pact. He was put to work in the soviet military, and later moved by the russians to their western front facing the germans. When germany invaded, he was captured by the germans. He ended up being a construction worker for the germans, and was at normandy, working on the atlantic wall, when the americans invaded, and captured him.
Japanese forces in WWI handling prisoners from the gallipolli operation? Stranger things have happened.
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What happens to the prisoners after Guantanamo Bay is shutdown?
Also, are they keeping the navy base there? If they shut it down where will the prisoners go? Will they let them go free again or find another area in Afganistan or the US?
Answer: Each person who voted for Obama will receive one prisoner to adopt.
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How and why did the Nazis dehumanize their prisoners?
How and why did the Nazis dehumanize their prisoners? What were the selection processes in the camps like? How many roads must a man walk down before they call him a man?
Answer: By "Prisoners", do you mean Jews, Russians, and the other victims of the Holocaust? The Nazis did not regard these people as Human, thus they did not treat them as such. Most children who were sent to the camps did not survive because they were not considered valuable enough to be used for work and were sent to the gas chambers.
If the Nazis sent you to a concentration camp, you could walk as many roads as you liked, you'd never he classified or treated as a real 'man' while you were in there.
Whereas on the other hand, the Nazis treated most of the (UK, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand (etc..) POWs they took with a much greater degree of care (With noteable exceptions). Far better than they treated the Russians, Polish and Jews in the Camps, or the Japanese treated the few thousand prisoners they took.
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The concept of renting prisoners out to do the work illegal immigrates are doing--good or bad idea?
Some people like this idea for certain jobs--farming, construction, Lawns, parks, highways and roads/ they feel it will solve a couple of problems
Some want prisoners (not of high crimes) to be ethically put to work to provide useful recompense for deeds done
And feel that would benefit America more in many ways.
What do you think--good idea or bad?
Answer: Bad idea. This country already imprisons a higher percentage of it's citizens than any other country. Most (98%) don't even get a trial ( they have to accept a plea or have their lives completely ruined, even if they are innocent). Arrest and 'conviction' rates would skyrocket to meet corporation's demands for cheap labor. It would be more like true slavery than hiring illegals. There are many unemployed citizens that would be happy to have the jobs that are currently being done by illegals and prisoners. Many of them are ex convicts that no one wants to hire. Yet people are willing to employ current prisoners. That doesn't make sense.
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