Tag Archives: Jan Brewer

An incomplete education on an AZ inmate’s preventable suicide

  For mentally ill too often prison means solitary, neglect, and even death | Global | The Guardian … [Patti]  Jones describes being stymied at every turn by prison officials who refused to compel him to take his medications despite … Continue reading

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Re #FreeCourtneyBisbee: Something’s happening here; what it is ain’t exactly clear.

I’ve never had so many “hits” in one day on my previous post, Arizona ignoring recantation to keep Courtney Bisbee incarcerated. There were “hits,” too, on a related post: When will Maricopa County, AZ residents wise up? There’s an obviously related … Continue reading

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AZ pays doctor a small fortune, in cash, to ignore execution protocols

Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show – NYTimes.com PHOENIX — In an execution in 2010 in Arizona, the presiding doctor was supposed to connect the intravenous line to the convict’s arm — a procedure written into the … Continue reading

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When will Maricopa County, AZ residents wise up?

Joe Arpaio investigates DOJ and the judge who found him guilty of racial profiling To date, Arpaio has cost citizens of Maricopa County more than $44 million because of illegal, vindictive, unethical and unnecessary lawsuits and other actions that he … Continue reading

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James Copeland’s death, and other AZ Corizon care horror stories

Death Sentence: Prison healthcare costly, ineffective Arizona taxpayers pay $125 million a year to Corizon, a company contracted to provide healthcare to Arizona’s inmate population. A 12 News investigation revealed there are questions about whether the company is driving up … Continue reading

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“Revolving Doors” never hit anyone in the ass on their way out. But they should.

Inside the Private Prison Industry’s Alarming Spread Across America | Alternet While the total prison population in the country grew 16% between 2000 and 2011, the state private prison population grew 106% … Christopher Petrella, a researcher at UC Berkeley … Continue reading

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Arizona woman’s murder conviction, death sentence overturned – CNN.com

STORY HIGHLIGHTS Debra Milke was convicted of murder in her son’s death, given the death penalty There was no evidence tying her to the crime, but a detective said she confessed This detective had a “history of misconduct,” including lying … Continue reading

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