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Method to Their Madness…

When I began writing this article in the aftermath of last Friday’s terror massacre of 77 souls in Norway (22JUL), my initial focus was on the widespread nearly universal racist and Islamophobic reaction of the corporate news…led by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.  Madness does not prevail in a vacuum.

Another Murdoch pooper-scooper...

I couldn’t help but be reminded of the first 3 days after the April 19th, 1995 bombing of the federal bldg in Oklahoma City. Watching from our prison TV, we witnessed a parade of the usual suspects–Islam and Al Qaida–identified as almost certainly the culprits. more…

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Norway’s New Prison–Humanity vs. Corporatism…

We arrived at FCI Ray Brook (Lake Placid, NY) federal prison in a driving snow storm in the winter of 1990-91.  Not unusual for the site of the 1980 Winter Olympics.

After a year in Detroit’s Wayne County Jail and the holding facilities at FCI Milan, MI, Ray Brook (RBK) was my first officially designated prison to begin serving a 25-yr sentence for a cocaine conspiracy of which I was never a member.

By the time a convictee actually reaches their “home” prison in gulag America, it can feel like a great relief.  The jails, holding tanks, and transfer procedures are that draconian.

Filing off the bus wearing only slippers, elastic pants and T-shirts, we were relieved of our heavy burden of chains and handcuffs. more…