Around The World And Across The Nation

 Normally I wouldn’t put such a post here but to often Christians write there blogs and websites as if there head was stuck in the sand.   All is rosy for those who accept Christ and the world is bright and gay.  Well, its anything but and we need to address it beyond touting all the religious stuff.  We need to get out there and get active, write letters to the editor, call our congressman, demonstrate and yes, pray.

Around the world and across the nation prisons are bursting at the seems. It reminds me of an out of print book written by my friend Dave Jackson, “Living Together In A World Falling Apart.” Ofcourse that book was not about prison crisis of over population. Read em’ and weep folks because we’re not getting any smarter.

Wales prisons are bursting, say Lib DemsNewsWales Wed, 31 Jan 2007 5:56 AM PSTWelsh Liberal Democrats said today that new research revealed a deep crisis in Welsh prisons. They said the prison population has risen by 28% since 2000 and is now 138% or 738 prisoners over capacity.
Watchdog blames Home Office for prisons crisisGuardian Unlimited Tue, 30 Jan 2007 7:19 PM PSTThe jail system faces a “serious crisis” for which the government has completely failed to plan, the prisons watchdog said today. Anne Owers, the chief inspector of prisons, warned that Home Office failings had made prisons “riskier places to run”.
Dewhurst Wants More Prisons in TexasNewsChannel 10 Amarillo Tue, 30 Jan 2007 8:03 PM PSTTexas prisons are running out of space…so officials like Lt. Governor David Dewhust are saying, build more.
ALTERNATIVES FOR PRISONS IN DISCUSSIONTyler Morning Telegraph Tue, 30 Jan 2007 9:29 PM PSTWith Texas prisons running out of space and officials asking for as many as 5,000 more beds, lawmakers are trying to make more room for violent offenders without costly new construction. But some Smith County officials are wary of the plan.
Prisons face glutDenver Daily News Wed, 31 Jan 2007 12:49 PM PSTColorado is facing a prison overcrowding crisis that will leave the state short 2,173 beds in six years unless ways can be found to reduce the booming prison population, prison director Ari Zavaras said Tuesday.
Legislators are urged to shift focus on prisonsFort Worth Star-Telegram Wed, 31 Jan 2007 2:18 AM PSTTexas should aim more efforts at rehabilitation of low-risk inmates to avoid a new round of prison-building, lawmakers are told.
Prisons boss says Idaho inmate numbers continue to climbIdaho Press-Tribune Wed, 31 Jan 2007 3:29 AM PSTBOISE, Idaho – One out of every 36 males in Idaho is either behind bars or on probation. And Brent Reinke, the director of the Department of Correction, says the problem is due to get worse.
Officials Ask For More Prison BedsKXAN 36 Austin Wed, 31 Jan 2007 5:30 PM PSTTexas prisons are running out of space, and officials are asking for as many as 5,000 more beds. That means lawmakers have to find more room for violent offenders without spending a lot of tax dollars on new construction.
Research Shows Prisons Decreasingly Effective in Reducing CrimeU.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News Wed, 31 Jan 2007 10:00 AM PSTAlthough crime is up in many American cities, lawmakers should think twice before raising penalties and extending prison sentences, advises a study released today by the Vera Institute of Justice, a 45-year-old nonprofit organization that works on safety and justice issues and is headed by Michael Jacobson, who ran New York City‘s jails and probation system for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Lawmakers seek new ways to handle prison crunchNews 8 Austin Wed, 31 Jan 2007 3:04 PM PSTTexas prisons are running out of space, and officials are asking for as many as 5,000 more beds.


Posted By scotirish to I Left Prison Behind at 1/31/2007 11:31:00 PM

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