Tag Archives: Prison

Oh Come On Princess, Toughen Up

Porridge

This headline sums it all up-

He just can’t stomach porridge: Thief who wept at the prospect of prison because he’s a ‘fussy eater’ has sentence reduced.

He’s tough enough to be a thief but he can’t eat porridge?????? And he cried???? Oh come on. And the judge fell for it? Dump him in a slime-pit dungeon and let him enjoy his entire sentence there.

A young thief who whinged that he could not go to prison because he is a ‘fussy eater’ today had his sentence slashed by appeal judges. Unemployed dad-of-one Patrick Fairley, 20, burst into tears when told he might be jailed, saying it was impossible because he would not like the food. But Fairley, from North Shields, was locked up for six months at Newcastle Crown Court in March after pleading guilty to theft.

So basically he’s the master of bad choices: he’s a dad but he’s not married. He’s a thief. And he’s a whiner. I blame the judge for buying into it.  I bet when he gets out he turns from simple theft to armed robbery and murder.

That’s A Stupid Idea

I love Britain but I sure don’t understand their coddling of convicts.

Prisoners could soon have telephones fitted inside their cells, the Ministry of Justice has said. It said it was considering a trial, at one jail, which would allow calls to be made in cells rather than on communal phones on landings. Officials are concerned about growing numbers of mobile phones being smuggled into prisons. Harry Fletcher, of the National Association of Probation Officers, said the scheme would need tight controls.

That’s just crazy. They don’t want phones smuggled in so they want to put phones in cells…  where cons can arrange drug deals, have enemies murdered, and carry on their business at taxpayer expense.  Lunacy.

Putting phones in cells to stop smuggling of phones is like giving free crack to crack whores and asking them to stop using crack.

The Amish Buggy Smack-Down 2011

Oh the Amish

Eight Amish men in Kentucky have begun serving time in jail—all over a bright orange triangle. The men were issued fines over their failure to display a safety sign on the backs of their horse-drawn buggies, but refused to pay, along with associated court fees. They explained that forking over the $148 to more than $600 owed would mean adhering to a law that they consider a violation of religious tenets: to not wear bright colors, and to not trust manmade signs for their safety. They got sentences this week ranging from three to 10 days.

I’m not surprised.  The Mennonites I know are the most anti-society peaceful souls around.

Kosher Food Isn’t A Right

A federal judge has ruled that a Jewish inmate in a New York jail does not have a constitutionally protected right to matzoh and grape juice.

Christopher Henry, who was charged with first-degree sodomy, claimed permanent trauma andmalnourishment and requested nearly $10 billion in damages for what he called a violation of hisFirst Amendment right to religious freedom.  Henry didn’t request matzoh for Passover, the Jewish holiday during which it is traditionally eaten. Instead, Henry claimed he had a right to have the unleavened bread served daily and grape juice every Friday.  But on August 2, U.S. Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin held that the Rikers Island jail could deny Henry his request in the interests of maintaining order and keeping costs reasonable.

“Providing individualized meals to a single inmate might well foster an impression of favoritism, which could lead to jealousy and resentment among the inmate population, which in turn could cause tension and threaten prison security,” she wrote.

I think he should subsist on bread and water alone.  Period.  Prisoners – and especially child rapists and murderers – deserve no special consideration whatsoever.

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Be Forced to Pay for Convicts to have Sex Change Operations

And if convicts mutilate themselves in an effort to force the prison system to give them such operations, they should still be denied.  And courts should toss out frivolous and idiotic lawsuits claiming otherwise.

Months after [an] October castration attempt, [Ophelia] De’lonta filed a federal lawsuit Friday claiming the state has failed its duty to provide adequate medical care because it won’t give her the [sex change] operation [that he mutilated himself to get]. She says the surgery is needed to treat her gender identity disorder, a mental illness in which people believe they were born the wrong gender.  If she wins, De’lonta would be the nation’s first inmate to receive a state-funded sex change operation. Similar lawsuits have failed in a handful of other states, and lawmakers in some states are trying to ban the use of taxpayer money for the operations.  If she loses, she says she will continue to try self-surgery — acknowledging another attempt could kill her.

Furthermore I don’t know why the report constantly says ‘she’.  He is a he.  He’s in an all male prison but

… special allowances such as feminine clothing and psychotherapy aren’t enough to keep her mind off wanting to become the woman she says she was born. She longs for permission to grow out her short salt and pepper hair like female inmates, even though she’s housed in the all-male Buckingham Correctional Center.

Absurd.  it’s not that I lack compassion- but my compassion is focused on the people who will find their own pockets empty so that an unjustifiable mutilation can take place.  If he wins his suit, I certainly hope someone who resides in that State sues to be reimbursed for the use of funds from government coffers for such a self-centered self indulgence.

If he wants to be a woman so badly, he can wait until his sentence is served and he can go pay for it himself.  I’ve no problem with that at all.

14,400 Years in Prison Is Not Sufficient For What He Did

Phillippine Jails are less comfortable than American

A Philippine court has sentenced a father to 14,400 years in prison after he was convicted of the near-daily rape of his teenage daughter over the course of a year. A trial court originally condemned the man, a motorcycle taxi driver, to die in March 2006 after he was convicted of 360 counts of rape allegedly carried out during the year his wife worked in Hong Kong. The Philippines repealed the death penalty in June 2006 and the Court of Appeals in Manila affirmed the conviction on Sept. 8 but lowered the sentence to 40 years’ imprisonment – the maximum now allowed by law – for each count of rape, according to a copy of the decision obtained Friday.

That’s 40 years for each of the 360 counts of rape. 40 X 360 = 14,400. And that’s still not long enough (though I don’t think he will live to serve it all- it would be excellent if he did live long enough to).  At least Philippine justice is just and not merely a wink and a nod like the American system.  And at least they understand the seriousness of the crime and aren’t willing to allow the barbarity and cruelty of this ‘father’ against his own child to go unchecked.