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From Deep Inside My Bunker...

Today I am writing this column from deep inside my bunker, which is also used as a basement. I may be wearing yoga pants…

I’ve been listening to the Charlie Daniels band play “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” all morning to drown out the sounds of black helicopters flying overhead. 351 more words

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Private Prisons Raping The American Tax Payers

“Promising to keep private prison cells full will be illegal in Nebraska if a proposal from state Sen. Amanda McGill (D) becomes law.

McGill, who is running for higher state office this year, has introduced legislation banning the government from guaranteeing payment to private contractors regardless of the level of service the contractor provide. 344 more words

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"U Raise 'Em, We Cage 'Em" - School To Prison Pipeline - Trafficking American's Children

Through the juvenile courts and the adult criminal justice system, the United States incarcerates more of its youth than any other country in the world, a reflection of the… 727 more words

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Power Plant Politics

PPL issued a statement yesterday telling folks that they “will permanently shut down the J.E. Corette power plant in Billings” in August. It is powered by low-sulfur coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, and it has been in operation since 1968. 611 more words


Montana's Prison Business, Overcrowding Prisons For The New Montana Budget

According to the Missoulian  By Mike Dennison this is what he had to report:

The number of criminal offenders in Montana’s correctional system has increased by about 2,000 people in the past year, pushing the system to its limits, state Corrections Director Mike Batista said Monday. 1,767 more words

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A Message From Barry Beach

This link shows the hearings of HB 43 to revise the Executive Clemency Law. The bill was written to restore the original intent of an existing statute. 150 more words

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Montana Boosts Economy By Locking Up Native Americans

The Two Rivers Regional Detention Facility in Hardin was built in 2007 on hopes it would boost an economically-depressed area of southeast Montana bordering the Crow Indian Reservation. 1,676 more words

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