Idaho state executives and legislators have been protecting the Corrections Corporation of America for a dozen years. However, they have finally had to throw the corporate bums out. They are dragging their feet behind history! Add the words!
I am reminded of the time I surprised three buzzards drying their wings on a fence while I was out for a run in rural California. I'm sure they were as self-satisfied as the carrion eaters on the Idaho delegation.
I'm not sure if this makes sense. Even though he can be saved by this, he will need to take immune suppressants for the rest of his life, which will make it more precarious. Also, I wonder if the problem with his liver won't affect the new part of his liver and the deterioration wouldn't be accelerated by the immune suppressant drugs?
We all have to die sometime. I'm a lot older than he is, may have a similar problem and expect a diagnosis shortly. But I couldn't imagine asking someone else to do this for me.
Fundamentalists engaging in "sleazy" tactics?
"Say it isn't so, Joe."
"It's so, kid. It's so."
This court action is civil. The contempt action is against the corporation, so no one can go to jail.
However, the question is why there aren't individuals being held criminally accountable for the fraud? The readers are absolutely right. There are over 200 people in California doing life in prison for shoplifting. Since that state has farmed out thousands of prisoners to CCA in Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma, I can't imagine that they're not getting rich off picayune offenders while their massive fraud and corporate executives go unprosecuted.
I have to sympathize with those who have been personally jerked around by the criminal "justice" system.
The most egregious violations have been in Kuna's for-profit prisons, kept fueled by copious campaign contributions from Otter on down.
The story of CCA's "Gladiator School" went viral, two years ago when a video of a savage beating/lobotomization was aired. Recently, more cases have been filed regarding the operators' apparent policy to let neo-Nazi gangs run the prison. Upon prompting from AP reporter Rebecca Boone, the state finally looked at staffing logs and found CCA guards supposedly pulling "48" and "32-hour" shifts.
Are there consequences for this sort of larcenous corporate behavior?
Not in Idaho, there aren't.
Actually, Gideon filed the original, handwritten opinion, to the Supreme Court.
Abe Fortas represented him after the Court accepted the petition.
The court affirmed the right to counsel of defendants fifty years ago this Monday, in a 9-0 decision.
Fortas went on to become a justice on the Supreme Court himself and his opinions substantially extended the rights of juveniles to counsel and the First Amendment in the Kent, Gault and Tinker cases.
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