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Hard working tax-payer dollars are currently being utlilized to fund the Virginia judiciary's pre-trial release/community corrections programs and citizens do not even realize that this state budget expenditure is going on.
State funding of pre-trial release programs is a unnecessary wasteful useless unsuccessful scourge and burden on the already slim and shrinking state budget in these tough economic times when there are existing viable alternatives.
Defendants currently charged with a criminal offense are being duped,forced and coerced into participating in this pre-trial release fiasco unknowing that they are now committing themselves even deeper into the state judiciary's grasp.
The probation system in the State of Florida is unfair and corrupt. The State of Florida Department of Corrections passes out Probation for just about every crime that is committed in Florida... including 1st time offenders. I cannot find any other state with such a high degree of Probation output.
I am a believer that the punishment should fit the crime. Giving probation to a first time offender on a misdemeanor crime or even a 3rd degree felony is wrong, in my opinion. That is also the opinion of most states of the US.
The Florida Probation system is also a system that sets you up to fail with its ZERO TOLERANCE policy. I know 100s of people who have had their Probation Violated for the littlest technical thing such as not being able to do their community hours or not being able to make their appointments because they did not have transportation....even tho these people called their PO to let them know ahead of time.
In Hillsborough county alone they must arrest over 5000 people per month just for VOPs. Most of these people are poor or working class too. Probation is suppose to be a way to reform people to become better citizens. It does not do that however. Instead, the Florida Probation system is designed to make the offenders fail with its ZERO TOLERANCE policy and then get put back on Probation longer in order to make the DOC and the State even more money. These issues are morally wrong and need to be reformed.
here are some articles to read regarding this issue and related issues as well.
William Dale White was wrongfully sentenced to 2 years in the Federal Corrections Institution. He has less than 6 months to finish out his sentence. This petition is to ask for early release.
Jimmy Kinslow, an inmate at the Menard Correctional Center, Illinois, is serving a life sentence. He suffers from Hepatitis C and is currently being denied the medical treatment he needs. He is very sick and without this treatment he will die.
According to the Body of Principles for the Protection of All Persons under Any Form of Detention or Imprisonment, under Principle 24 A proper medical examination shall be offered to a detained or imprisoned person as promptly as possible after his admission to the place of detention or imprisonment, and thereafter medical care and treatment shall be provided whenever necessary. This care and treatment shall be provided free of charge.
The Basic Principles for the Treatment of Prisoners, Article 9 states : Prisoners shall have access to the health services available in the country without discrimination on the grounds of their legal situation.
The Illinois Department of Corrections are in breach of BOTH of these fundamental Human Rights.
PLEASE sign this petition and help to get Jimmy's medical treatment reinstated.
I am writing to you on behalf of an amazing woman called named Renee Boje, who has made a rare application for refugee status, stating she fears she will suffer cruel and unusual punishment for her alleged involvement in a medical cannabis garden in California where medical cannabis is legal. If convicted, Boje's punishment will be a mandatory minimum of 10 years to life in a U.S. Federal Prison Boje was held for 72 hours at the Federal Corrections Facility for Women in downtown Los Angeles, during which time she was strip searched an astounding 15 times. Two of the searches were done in the presence of male officers who made lewd and threatening remarks.
Boje strongly denies any wrong-doing. The cannabis was grown for medical research under the protection of a California State law, Proposition 215. Proposition 215 ensures that patients and their primary caregivers, residing in California, who cultivate, obtain, and use cannabis medicinally, upon the recommendation of a physician, are not subject to criminal prosecution or sanction.
Boje risks further physical abuse and humiliation at the hands of U.S. authorities.
Please do not allow the U.S. to extradite Renee. We are asking that Renee be granted Refugee Status so that she is able to live in peace, here in Canada, where she is safe.