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Bureau of Prisons is hiring Correctional Officers

Job Title:  Correctional Officer (Correctional Officer)
Department:  Department of Justice
Agency:  Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System

Job Announcement Number:  BOP-N-0007-2015

SALARY RANGE: $39,400.00 to $52,230.00 / Per Year… 106 more words

Law Enforcement Careers

The US Government Is Slowly Moving Toward Putting Fewer Drug Dealers in Prison

Photo via Flickr user goldenratio

The term Kafkaesque gets thrown around a lot these days when people talk about the US government—and it’s easy to see why, given everything we’ve learned over the past few years about the scale of the Obama administration’s drone warfare program and the NSA’s global surveillance regime. 644 more words

Federal Prison System: Psychiatric Inmates

In Colorado, after years of complaints and a lawsuit, the federal prison system is changing the way inmates with a mental illness are treated.

Inmates who are violent are put in a cell about the size of a bathroom in isolation for 23 hours a day. 224 more words

The Racketeer

Review of The Racketeer by John Grisham

Overview from www.bn.com:

Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. 529 more words

Book Review


A most famous haunt lies in the bay between San Francisco and Oakland – Alcatraz. In 1775 Lt. Jaun Manuel de Ayala, a Spanish  explorer named the island “de los alcatraces.” In 1848, at the end of  the Mexican-American War, California became part of the United  States, including the island of Alcatraz. 946 more words


Do Not Plead Guilty and Break the [In]Justice System

After years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless. But some questions a woman I know posed during a phone conversation one recent evening gave me pause: “ 1,235 more words

News Items

Wali Khan Amin Shah: January 28, 2012 (Life In US Prisons)


I was asked by some brothers and sisters about the life in US prisons, I wish to inform you that I have been in US prisons for seventeen years now, but not every prison in the US is like the other. 1,325 more words