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Just east of Sacramento, California state government has been secretly conducting something nobody with American values and principles based on their Constitution would knowingly allow. For years, this practice has continued on people not found guilty of any crime. Tortured in antiquated dungeon-like squalor, forced into the cold without clothes, to awaken every 30 minutes nightly, and to eat out of used trash bags, residents have now elected to die from hunger rather than attempt to endure life there any longer. They need the reader to know what is hidden there and remove it. Most major newspapers are remaining silent about atrocities at notorious Old Folsom State Prison (FSP), better termed Folsom Concentration Camp, a final solution to the United States preschool to prison pipeline.

“Criminalization of the working class is not what readers and viewers are suppose[d] to be exposed.” (Liberation News) One exception to media censorship on Folsom Prison is Tels Sur, that states Folsom Prison “is infamous for its overcrowded, squalid conditions and inadequate medical care facilities.” Dozens of people held and abused  there in solitary confinement have not even been found guilty of any crime.

According to post 9/11 legislation throughout the US, anyone anywhere can be arrested without any charge and imprisoned without trial. What is happening at Folsom today could be applied to a loved one or even the reader, innocent or not, black or white, Christian or Muslim in any state or federal prison. Eighth Amendment rights of the US Constitution and international laws regarding the Convention Against Torture are being violated in ways people would be outraged if domestic animals were experiencing.

On May 25, Folsom prisoners adopted the desperate hunger strike tactic, risking long-term health consequences if not their lives, in response to Folsom prison authorities’ unwillingness to adopt basic humane reforms recommended by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation after state Proposition 57,  was approved by nearly 65 percent of California voters last year. It addressed the state’s mass incarceration crisis by allowing inmates to be in lower security level facilities and creating new rehabilitation and parole opportunities for inmates.

Folsom’s authorities and majority-white staff continue clinging to inhumane administrative methods and reacted with deliberate indifference to hardships of inmates, mostly Black and brown.

“The reality of the system of mass incarceration that we live in is that prisons act as modern day concentration camps that collect members of the working class, who have been deemed ‘excess’ and then criminalized by ‘law and order,’ ‘lock’em up and throw away the key’ policies,” Liberation News reported last week. “In the midst of this oppression, we must resist and organize so that we can fight back. Prisoners are a crucial part of this fight and we can never forget the members of our class that are locked up. The struggle will continue until the criminalization of the working class ends and the real criminals, the 1 percent, face true justice.”

At Old Folsom Prison, (FSP), most people are CSP-Sacramento, High Desert and SATF inmates — all awaiting court proceedings and/or district attorney referrals. All 115 disciplinary reports against them cannot and have not been heard to receive findings of “guilty” for any disciplinary action – yet they are illegally and inhumanely held and treated as POWs, prisoners of war on US soil.

“This is important to note, because ICC (Institutional Classification Committee) still imposes a “Projected MERD” (Minimum Eligible Release Date) based on the initial 115 report, as if found guilty for the offense, violating due process of hearing and evidence,” explains Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity in a statement. “With the projected MERD imposed, prisoners still cannot be deemed “SHU” term or be transferred to “SHU housing” because the 115 report is pending district attorney rejection or conclusion of court proceedings.

This forces prisoners to remain housed in ASU for long term confinement in forced single cell day after day, week after week, for a year to 14 months. Prisoners have communicated with multiple people outside the prison system. They received no response nor help. “They even reached out to the public information officer at the prison, but no action was taken and it is highly unlikely that any prison official will take action in the future,” says Liberation News.

Folsom prisoners issued a list of demands in line with fair and dignified treatment of a human being, according to international law:

Denial of adequate access to courts and legal assistance: The “law cage” is inadequate for prisoners who are illiterate, non-English speaking and/or undereducated. Many of the men here are facing serious charges [bogus or not] that carry life sentences and even the most educated could not mount a proper defense or do legal research on their own. Access to properly trained legal assistance that a law library provides is in line with Lewis v. Casey et al (1996) No. 94-1511. Currently, no access to legal forms, copies or printing exist. It has been long established the “paging” system is [a] violation.

Denial and/or lack of meaningful education, self-help courses and rehabilitative programs: Wright v. Rushen, 642 F2d 1129 (9th Cir. 1981), held FSP shall provide its ASU [Administrative Segregation Unit - solitary confinement - better known as "the hole"] prisoners with education and rehabilitative programs. ASU prisoners are not afforded GED programs, and the high school diploma program is split between the entire facility and ranch plus ASU. Therefore, we are placed in a hard spot; ASU prisoners are neither first nor second priority, leaving no educational opportunities.

The college program is nonexistent at best, to add to the problem, those previously enrolled are forced to drop classes due to no TVs for video assignments, preventing them from acquiring degrees. FSP provides absolutely no self-help courses or counseling in anger management, behavior management etc. FSP provides absolutely no substance abuse counseling or programs, such as N.S. or A.A.

Denial of TVs: FSP has flat out lied [about] provid[ing] necessary electrical outlets to allow the possession of a TV. Instead of fixing this issue years ago, FSP continues to cover up the fact the funds allocated (Inmate Welfare Funds) are spent leisurely on non-inmate stuff. Per Title 15, §3190(3), ASU prisoners are allowed the choice of a TV or radio. [Author emphasis]

Prisoners are forced to choose a radio due to FSP’s unwillingness to provide outlets. With no programs, education or meaningful time out of cell, sensory deprivation, sitting idle, causes prisoners to lose their minds, forcing prisoners to harm themselves… to get mental health care, which provides TVs per Farmer v. Brennan, 511 U.S. ____(1994) “[O]ne does not have to await the consummation of threatened injury to obtain preventive relief.” [Author emphasis]

FSP’s attitude of “make us,” “we’re exempt,” is in violation and promotes prisoners to harm themselves to get a TV. Examine FSP record of prisoners needing mental health care while housed in ASU.

Denial of exercise equipment, including pull-up bars: CDCR began installing pull-up bars in all SHUs and ASUs throughout CDC prisons. FSP is one of the last if not the last ASU to install pull-up bars.

This was done so men can receive meaningful exercise in the small dog kennel type cages used as yards. With no ability to run around and exercise our legs, prisoners are left to sit idle for hours. CDCR agreed the pull-up bars were meaningful equipment. The permanent injunction in Toussaint v. McCarthy, 597 F. Supp. 1388 9N.D. Cal 1984) covers FSP, saying ASU prisoners shall be provided meaningful exercise. FSP has the necessary vocational jobs and classes to install the bars and build the equipment at minimum to no cost.

Sleep deprivation [torture] from welfare checks: Correctional officers (COs) on first watch create excessive noise with keys while walking every half hour; mixed with uncourteous loud metal on metal contact, it creates unnecessary cruelty and punishment. A CO’s equipment and keys can be properly secured on their person to prevent the excessive noise, yet when asked for courtesy, the noise is made extreme as a retaliation, thus waking prisoners every half hour the entire night.

Commissary and canteen: All items are repackaged into TRASH BAGS! This is forcing prisoners to use toothpaste out of trash bags. Deodorant that is gel is repackaged to trash bags, which causes the deodorant to evaporate and lose its purpose to keep the funk away. Coffee jars are repackaged to trash bags which causes coffee to go stale and harden. This is an irrational practice with no real security or safety reason, as proven by the fact that all packaging in canteen and quarterly packages is allowed within the SHU.

Denial of NDS (Non Disciplinary Status) to qualifying prisoners: Title 15 Article 7 Segregation Housing §3335 (A)(1) outlines and stipulates criteria for NDS. FSP’s warden is denying this status based on an underground memo of criteria not approved by the APA. FSP’s warden is attempting to extort information out of prisoners in order to receive NDS after being placed in ASU for “non-disciplinary” reasons.

FSP’s warden is attempting to force prisoners to cooperate with institutional investigations, violating a prisoner’s right to invoke the Fifth Amendment.

Denial of personal clothing and shoes: Prisoners are forced to walk around in their boxer underwear and state-issued T-shirt, which are normally extremely used and too large or too small. Prisoners are moved around the prison like this and remain all day like this.

Prisoners are provided one jumpsuit that is always over-sized, with no ability to wash or exchange it.  In the cold winter months, prisoners are denied warm clothing or beanies to prevent sickness while out on yard.

During the summer, the warmer months, prisoners are denied appropriate clothing to cover up and still maintain coolness. It is a decency factor of allowing prisoners clothing and properly fitted shoes to remain dignified and in touch with the civilized world. There is no reasonable security issue or factors to deny a person decency.

Denial of a food bowl or cup: FSP is forcing its ASU prisoners to eat out of recycled (“washed”) trash bags, old zip lock bags and milk cartons and to drink from a 3 ounce “rubbery” reused cup. See Estelle v. Gamble, 424 U.S. 97 (1976). This treatment is unnecessary cruelty and punishment and violates prisoners’ Eighth Amendment rights. The amendment embodies “broad and idealistic concepts of dignity, civilized standards, humanity and decency.”

“If you see something, say something,” the US government tells Americans, some of whom are doing just that regarding Folsom Prison. A Call In Campaign is in progress. Contact the following officials to demand the law including human dignity and decency be upheld at Folsom:

In addition, call the prison itself: (916) 985-2561.

If sent to a secretary or voicemail, leave a message for the official you are trying to contact.

A guide to making prison human rights advocacy calls is here.

SOURCES: Liberation News, Tel Sur, Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity,

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    • Deborah Dupre

      What has happened to basic Christian values based on teachings such as this?:

      “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

      37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

      40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

      • Deborah Dupre

        Interestingly, there are zero replies to this after 24 hours.

    • Deborah Dupre

      41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’

      44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’

      45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’

    • Boo

      Pretty sure this is not true. If it is, I would say progressive liberals don’t abide Christian values. Look like they are adopting Sharia Law instead.

      • Deborah Dupre

        Boo – what is not true? The Bible quotes? Or do you think the quote is Sharia Law? You seem extremely confused. Liberals? Who ever said anything about liberals here? (Hint: not one person other than you.) Do you think such concentration camps are Sharia Law imposed now? If so, wrong again. This has been US norm – with nothing to do with Sharia Law that you seem obsessed in using to foster hate, racism, Islamophobia… adding nothing to peace nor understanding that I’m sure you, deep down inside, would prefer if you stop and think about it.

    • Tedx

      More reason to return to racially-segregated schools, where students will be evaluated relative with their true peers.

      • Deborah Dupre

        So you only have white people as your “true peers” TedX. Why is that, as if we don’t know the real reason.
        Do you think all people were created equal?
        Do you think one group of people are superior to another?
        Do you think you are in a group superior to others, so you deserve more or better or different in any way?
        Please tell is, Ted.

    • Paul Brown

      Comments by Boo and Tedx are a good illustration of where our country is today. They reflect today’s values of a lot of so-called Christians. You won’t find many atheists sinking as low as this. The true modern American mentality is manifested in FSU (and in most BN readers). Decency is a minority thing. The US is a failing empire-nation, and other nations are realizing this. Failing empires are particularly dangerous to everyone. Keep up your good work, and cover your back.

      • Boo

        Paul … it’s the liberal progressives running this institution. I believe they like to refer to themselves for the most part as humanists.
        The remark was made as to the veracity of the article and it’s factual claims. I doubt seriously a prison could get away with this type of treatment in this country. Their are rules and laws against this. Debbie is known for exaggerating and taking liberty’s with her subject matter.
        Take your crayons back please. I’m not one who was programmed into color coding my philosophy’s or approach to my fellow man to build my foundations on.

        • Deborah Dupre

          Boo –

          You truly believe “liberal progressives” – “humanists” run Folsom Prison? What on earth gives you this twisted belief? Nothing happening at Folsom resembles in any way what humanists, progressives nor even common decency-believing Americans believe. I’m concerned that perhaps you’ve lost touch with reality.

          Of course, there’s the troll possibility, too.

          Debbie is making this up? Do you truly believe I have nothing better to do than fabricate stories such as this and all the other human rights abuses that exist with hard evidence? You truly believe all those inmates have committed to dying of starvation – for nothing? For some manufactured abuse stunt? Come on, Boo. You’re brighter than that, aren’t you?

          Yes, there are rules against this. Do you really think the prison industrial complex in the US is law-abiding? If so, I’m amazed.

          No color coding? Than why not admit the preschool to prison pipeline is targeting Americans of color?

          • Anonymous

            You know who is who. I am not faulting you, personally for being charitable, per se.

            We understand that slaves were treated this way.

            Why were they integrated at gunpoint, if not to lower the standard of treatment, for free men.

            We recognize that this is rough treatment, and most of us would not subject a dog to that.

            But, doesn’t moral equivalence put you in legal jeopardy.

            I know it’s usually said the other way around, that prejudice puts everyone at risk.

            What if everyone, collectively, is no better than a slave.

            • Deborah Dupre

              Anonymous, Your point is certainly interesting. I, however, ask you this:
              Do you not see that mass incarceration and incarceration of the working class is gradually including all as slaves?
              Do you not see that all citizens are no more than slaves to the ruling elite?
              Do you not see that people of color are only the first to be genocided?

            • Deborah Dupre

              Hi NSA Kiss my artichoke:
              Paramount in your comment is that your twisted logic results in your accusing anyone who believes in and upholds the US Constitution and Bill or Rights is a socialist. What does that make you?
              Obviously, you are someone who betrays the essence of every moral principle upon which America was founded and are trying to persuade others with twisted statements to do the same.

              Obviously you do not believe in the second paragraph of the United States Declaration of Independence, that starts as follows:
              “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed”
              That makes you a traitor, a danger to the US.
              Because I do believe in that and the rest of the Declaration of independence and Bill or Rights does not make me a socialist, as your twisted logic causes you to falsely accuse.

      • Deborah Dupre

        Thank you, Dr. Brown, for sharing your sound reasoning. You say the US is a failing empire-nation. Isn’t this what German leaders recently publicly stated – and furthermore vowed to break away as an ally?

    • Air Quotes Shill Air Quotes


      They’re prisoners. In jail.

      Let them starve, most probably don’t deserve to be alive anyways.

      • Boo

        Dear Air, Prisons are not suppose to be torture chambers in this country. We don’t if we can help it, want anyone to starve. Notwithstanding that we have prisons to house those that break the law. Treating your fellow man with dignity and respect, under the most difficult of situations, goes to how civilized you are.

        • Deborah Dupre

          Go Boo. Now you’re speaking truth — well almost. Prisons are no longer for housing those who break the law. They are, instead, places for the powers that be to make filthy profits by oppressing the masses – the working class.

          Let’s look at the data, albeit from 2015:

          Here is a look at American incarceration, by the numbers:

          The United States locks up a lot of people. Our prison population rate of roughly 700 per 100,000 is the second-highest of 222 countries tracked by the Institute for Criminal Policy Research.
          At the end of 2013, roughly 6.9 million adults — 2.8 percent of the population — were under some kind of “correctional supervision,”according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). About 70 percent of these are on either parole or probation, with the remaining 2.3 million in local jails or state or federal prisons. (“Prison” and “jail” are often used interchangeably, but they’re not the same; jails are managed at the municipal level and intended for short-term incarceration, while prisons are managed at the federal and state level and house inmates for the duration of what are usually lengthier sentences.)
          As of 2013, 37 percent of male inmates in state or federal prisons were black, 32 percent white and 22 percent Hispanic, according to the BJS. (Whites make up about 77 percent of the total U.S. population, compared to 13 percent for blacks and 17 percent for Hispanic or Latino, according to the Census.)
          Nearly 20 percent of federal prisoners and 7 percent of state prisoners – or 8 percent of the overall total — were held in private correctional facilities at the end of 2013, according to the BJS.
          Private correctional facilities were a $4.8 billion industry last year, with profits of $629 million, according to market research firm IBISWorld.
          IBISWorld estimated that the two biggest players in the market, Corrections Corp. of America and The GEO Group Inc., hold roughly 37 percent and 28 percent, respectively, of the industry’s market share, although the industry includes nearly 400 companies (most of them much smaller) in total.
          The most recent annual reports from CCA and GEO showed annual revenues of $1.6 billion and $1.7 billion, respectively. The two companies spent a combined $8.7 million on lobbying efforts from 2010 through 2015, according to data from
          GEO also operates correctional facilities in a number of countries overseas; its last annual report said that roughly two-thirds of its revenue comes from corrections and detention in the United States.
          According to CCA, the number of people incarcerated in private facilities has risen rapidly. CCA said that since the end of 2000, the number of federal inmates in private facilities jumped by 165 percent, while the number of state inmates went up by 22 percent.
          (Source: NBC News online

    • wiseoldlady

      Not bringing your homework to class is NOT adolescence…it most assuredly is willful defiance. In my day you would get an F, get sent to the principle, your parents would be called. You would stay in the principles office until the next class or get expelled depending on a variety of issues, being respectful or defiant to authority. Also his counselor would be brought in to investigate and help the student. I graduated in 1964. It rarely happened, but when it did it was poor boys from dysfunctional families. Guess what…they were white. We had maybe 8 blacks and 20 Mexicans in a school of 1500 students. Decency and success was the chosen norm. Now days with the politically correct propaganda and liberal indoctrination everything has gone to pot. Many teachers are worse than animals.

      I agree with Boo comments. He is right on track. Propagandist will do anything to incite trouble….exaggerate issues thus creating negative outcomes to use as self inflicted wounds.

      We need to enact laws whereas there must be a maximum of 50% liberal teachers and a minimum of 50% conservative teachers in each teaching facility, ditto in the workforce to bring sanity and fairness back to a standard of success and truth. It is liberalism over decades that is enforcing cruelty and hate. True conservatives just don’t treat people horribly unless pushed to the brink. This article is still about the war of good versus evil.

      As stated before, I am a landlord. Have had numerous tenants working as guards at our local federal prison. Some are the most dysfunctional low IQ idiots and fools around. Realize many people do not want to work around prisons and be vulnerable to the indignities and dangers. So finding prison employees is not easy. There in lies a huge problem in itself.

      • Deborah Dupre

        Wise – When you were young, do you truly think as many pre-schoolers were sent home – or expelled? If so, please take a few minutes to learn what is actually happen – at least by watching the first video. This abuse the US is allowing is known throughout the world. In no other country are these abuses tolerated. I agree, teachers are not learning to help children and youth learn.
        They are not taught evidence-based methods that have been around decades. Instead, they attempt to domesticate the masses – as though training animals – and thus, they reap what they sow.
        As far as humane root of the problem-solving method of justice, restorative justice, also used successfully for real transformations of people without equal opportunities who harm self and others, Americans cannot accept this tried and true solution because revenge is paramount.

    • Anonymous

      Nice. Did they quit reproducing. No…..

      • Deborah Dupre

        How can they reproduce alone in a small cage?
        Anyway, your comment sounds typically racist.
        Wonder your thoughts on the US Declaration of Independence and Constitution… Dare tell, please.

        • berp

          You did Not win the war of Independence…every flag in every courthouse is gold fringed…British Admiralty look up the meaning…. Civil War=casualties on the fake American side is mostly german…and French..the real America lost to at least 3 country’s..NOT brother against brother…big LIE!!!!:)..look up the stats…

      • Deborah Dupre

        Thank you for the links, J.

        One of those stories includes:
        ” Shortly after, Hobbs and Terrell visited the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola so that the police officer could sit face to face with Bass. “I told him of the change in my life and that I didn’t have a problem with him anymore,” Hobbs recounted. “He stared at the ground for a few moments and looked up at me with tears running down his eyes. I then heard the most sincere apology I had ever heard,” Hobbs said. “From then on, there were no hard feelings between us.”

        Please note, however, that the same principle is practiced in non-Christian countries with equal healing. It’s called restorative justice. It’s nearly free and always effective for both victim and perpetrator when conducted with a surgeon’s precision. The perp is held accountable with meaningful community contributions, according to the community and victim(s) involved. The process comes to a head when both victim and survivor dances together, holding each other, gazing into each others’ eyes. Sounds hokey? So what if it works to prevent further violence and instead, restores lives?

        • jknbt

          I challenge you, Dupre, to document a single incidence of such “restorative justice” in a foreign country. In Muslim countries and Buddhist countries, they practice prison without parole, which typically involves what would be considered inhumanly severe punishments over here. Many Americans went overseas in the last few decades after Vietnam looking for cheap drugs, fun, and an easy living. They found the nightmare of their lives once imprisoned for drugs in countries with those religious philosophies as their guiding light.

          No, there were no classes in advanced meditation or seeking the transcendent in Buddhist countries. No, there were no classes in learning classic 7th century Arabic so the prisoners can read the Koran in Iran or Saudi. Come on, get real…this only happens in America, and only happens with conservative, bible believing Christianity as the guiding light. Also there are no classes in the enlightened West in advanced Humanism with its relativistic moral systems, which actually are not moral systems at all, due to their shifty nature.

          You must be one of the US mainstream media journalists out there that twists with a liberal humanist bent every single news story that comes down the AP wire. If you had put your comment up in a story in the Atlantic or the like, I would blast away with the “FAKE NEWS-SUCH HYPOCRISY” comments I normally post following those articles. Yep, the liberal editors at the Atlantic are wise to me and have blocked my email comments. But that is another matter. The libs that run BIN are a little more tolerant of diverse opinions, so they allow me to blog & debate here.

          OKAY, that much said: Document your comment. No extensive remedial reparative programs as large as the one at Angola are in place anywhere but in America. You say no, okay, where, and how big? Which religions and moral systems are they teaching?

          Can’t document a single one, you say? Fine, pardon me when I push three buttons on my desk in a row in response to your comment:

          1) BS

          2) Fake News

          3) More lib dem hum hypocrisy…get real

          • BEEF SUPREME

            Interestingly, there are zero replies to this after 24 hours.

    • Pink Slime

      Yes, yes! We owe Negroes even while in prison. WHAT???

      We gave them, illegally, the “presidency” and the Negro still SCREWED US! :twisted:

      • Deborah Dupre

        Pink – Once again, your racist words prove you are actually against basic American values and principles.
        Exactly where are you from? Somewhere that abhors the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, obviously.
        Ever heard of this?:

        “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

        • Pink Slime

          We fought and FREED the Negroes. Now we FEED them and they still SCREW US!! Nobody treats Negroes better than America. Not even in their homey country of Africka.

          No where in the world can Negroes riot, attack her white citizens, burn her cities and get defended for it, even given housing and free food.

          In other countries you NEVER see this because the Negroes disappear at night. No other country would put up with Negroes knowing they don’t invent or build anything and live off of the indigenous people. :twisted:

          • Deborah Dupre

            So you’re saying you’ve been raped by a black person? I find that very hard to believe/ Did you report it?

            And you think people of color are treated better in the US than other places? Please Pink – show us the stats on that, the facts – and not the fake news story type xenophobia people with your attitude use because they actually have no facts to back their racist obsession.

            With all due respect, what people in other countries put up with much less than in the US is lying racist slime. Please take it elsewhere.

            • Hi NSA, kiss my artichoke

              Please show us the stats where he is wrong.
              They are STILL EATING each other in parts of Africa.
              As I said to you before, Deborah Dupre, the only time you socialist’s care about the dead, is when you can USE them to promote YOU’RE agenda.

    • billybob

      you can thank this system of legal fraud for the mess we have today, prison are just a source of income for a lot of people, the court are nothing more than revenue collection systems. Lawyers and judges have ruined this country

      • Deborah Dupre

        Billybob, Thank you for your comment that reflects a genuine, unbiased understanding of what is a sign of the entire US system. It has been said that how a nation treats its prisoners is indicative of the the health of the entire nation. In the case of the US, anyone who looks can see it is critically terminally ill.

    • DemoCRAPS

      Good, let the moochers starve themselves. The worst of the worst go to Folsom prison, why should I care if they have a TV or college or GED programs? What did they do to earn it?

      • Deborah Dupre

        DemoC – You just had to chime in with your ill-informed comment, eh? Worst of the worst? Did you even read the article. Can you? If so, please do and then comment again, based on facts, not hate and ignorance. Thank you, however, for being a great demonstrator of what ails the US today and what is bringing it down to hell.

    • dakota

      Holy Smokes. These prisoners have legitimate grievances.

      Doesn’t Folsom Prison have to follow California State mandates for prisons?
      If there are none, then it must have to meet White House mandates for all prisons.
      There has to be some laws in existence that can help these prisoners.

      Otherwise, the prisoners must be let go if there is nothing in the prison guidelines that say they are entitled to be transferred.

      Folsom Prison is guilty of negligence, amongst a host of other things.

      Do something. Help them.

      • Boo

        Dakota … there are and they do.

    • VirusGuard

      “Lets cut the shit here

      We have far fewer femails in jail then men ! This is a hard fact and no one quetions it and the reason we have less is because
      the do less crime

      The left-wing do good parasites are so ega to please any dip stick that will join them that they just won’t accept than blacks in general do more crime than whites. it’s just the way it is and the theory that this is all down to social circumstances is BS

      Should we blame racists because Africa is always at war ?

      Now i know that prisons for profit are looking for more inmates and they work with the state and all that stuff and the system
      is loaded against blacks but we need to accept some basic truths first and unless that is done then the do-gooders will get
      no where.

      Blacks also make for poor debt slaves and this is why bankers hate them but in my book it moves them up a peg and they
      should not be locked up for doing just a bit of weed

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