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Dupnik v. Arpaio: Reason v. Reaction…

As a psychologist (PsyD) with plenty of working class, journalistic, investigative, and political experience (including 22+ yrs in numerous jails and prisons around the planet), I often fail to bite my tongue and keep my mouth shut.  Today is no exception.

My Muse: Psych Kat...

Shrinks learn early in our education and professional training that how a person is treated, especially in young, formative years, is usually predictive of adult behaviors.  This axiom accounts significantly for the therapeutic foundations behind transference and projection:  How a person responds to and treats others helps inform us of their early history and basic character.

Generally speaking, people who are raised in a nurturant home (the specific form–nuclear family, single parent, straight, gay, etc.–is irrelevant) with rational and reasonable boundaries and responsibilities, tend to become mature nurturant adults. more…

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Prison Politics in Arizona…

The first time I crossed into Arizona in 1972 I was shocked.  I guess I expected the Old West.  Cowboys and ghost towns.  Cactus and sagebrush growing along the Gadsden Purchase territory.  Even Apache and Navaho, and a mix of Anglo-Mex families and culture.


What I didn’t expect was to relive part of my experiences in Alabama and Mississippi in the summer of ’63.

This weblog is devoted to the prison experience connection.   It would be disingenuous to fail to address Arizona and its relationship to jails and prisons, along with the criminalization of its Hispanic citizens and culture (documented and otherwise), one of the prime causes for mass imprisonment today.

The current alien population in the federal Bureau of Prisons is at 27% (mostly Hispanic).  Look for that number to rise.    more…