Bad Teacher News: December 2021
Bad physicians and police officers receive plenty of regional and national media coverage in the United States. But, reports about bad or criminal teachers and school staff rarely reach beyond the immediate city or state that's involved. Yet, bad teachers can do great damage to future generations.
Cracks and Crevices in the Criminal Justice System: A First-Hand Account
The system is broken. The odds are stacked against the many while privilege is reserved for the few. Life indeed is a hand of cards we are all dealt, but why are these hands so unfairly uneven?
Why I'm Against Mandatory Arrest Laws
While mandatory arrest laws seem to have been born with good intentions, in practice, they often have negative results. They amplify the existing systemic racism in the criminal justice system, and they can also negatively impact the victims of crimes in a variety of ways.
Gang Stalking: Why You May Not Be a Targeted Individual
Why is it unlikely that you're being gang stalked? Because the statistics are against you. The idea that it is possible there are hundreds of people able to maintain the level of conspiracy required is mind-boggling. But what if it is a real thing?
A Clear Solution to the Overcrowding of American Prisons
Prison overcrowding is starting to become an increasingly expensive and dangerous problem in America. This article takes a look at the causes and possible solutions.
Misconceptions and Truths About Schizophrenia and Crime
This article talks about the dark side of extreme schizophrenia—the unfortunate few who's psychotic thoughts lead them to crime and violence. Luckily, this is a very small percentage of people diagnosed with the illness. Nonetheless, let's clear the air about this issue.
6 Books That Make Great Gifts for Prisoners
We would all love to send our loved ones gifts to cheer them up. If your loved one is in prison, books, letters, and money are the only options. However, books are great gifts. A good book can pass the time or even change someone's life!
Prison Survival Guide: Do and Don'ts
For anyone facing a criminal trial with a possible prison sentence, it can be one of the most stressful situations one can find themselves in. If a prison sentence is imminent, or at least a likely outcome, then it makes sense to orientate oneself to the reality of imprisonment.
Opinion: Women Should Be Sentenced Differently Than Men
Prisons were primarily designed to control men, and current efforts to house women in facilities designed for men will create many problems. While there are some cases of violent women criminals, this article argues that women should not be housed in prisons.
Why the Philippines Should Adopt the Death Penalty
This article consists of arguments in defense of imposing capital punishment in the Philippines. Countries that use the death penalty often have more security and economic growth, and I believe that capital punishment must be implemented to execute true justice.
Must Read True Crime Books on Wrongful Convictions
Wrongful convictions are a common problem in the American justice system. This list of true crime books consists of personal stories involving the wrongfully convicted and books on how miscarriages of justice can come about.
Guilty Until Proven Innocent: Wrongful Convictions
Our criminal justice system has taken steps to improve the efficacy and reliability of its outcomes. But several innocent individuals have been incarcerated or executed due to negligence. Some were exonerated after years of suffering in prison.
Impact of Solitary Confinement on U.S. Prison Inmates
Here's what you need to know about the current design of the correctional system and the psychological impact of solitary confinement. Should anyone ever be kept in solitary?
Criminal Justice Reform for Behavioral Health Consumers
Budget cuts, among other things, have led many mental health consumers to get caught up in the criminal justice system. This article discusses specific causes of and potential solutions to the problem.
How to Fight Restraining Orders Based on False Allegations
This article provides tips for dealing with abusive restraining orders based on false allegations filed for retaliation or out of spite.
Working to Reduce Crime: Punishment or Rehabilitation?
When working to reduce crime, which method is more effective: punishment or rehabilitation? What is rehabilitation? What is punishment? Here's what you need to know.
Best 8 Books About Prison Life (Written by Prisoners)
This article discusses books written by prisoners who are either still incarcerated or have been previously. The ones on this list are my favorites.
A Sister Defends Her Brother Who Was Wrongly Convicted and Executed
Ninety years later, convincing evidence has been given that Susie's brother, Alexander Williams, did not commit the murder he was electrocuted for. As a minor Alexander was convicted and put to death by an all-White male jury, without fully comprehending why. “Hallelujah” he was recently exonerated.
Rodeos in Angola Prison: Dangerous Relief From Boredom
The inmates at Louisiana’s Angola Prison hold rodeos as fundraisers several times each year, and the events are so popular that they often sell out.
Death Row Inmates in Clinical Trials: The Benefits of Human vs. Non-Human Subjects
Humans have been submitting to clinical trials for years with successful outcomes. Human subjects are necessary to show the safety of unproven medical therapies. What are the benefits of inmates volunteering for clinical trials?
From Death Row Tennessee: True Stories of the Executed
Their names, race, county of crime, and date of execution is all the information the state offers about the men they've executed. Now I share the stories of how they got there.
What to Expect: Visitation at the El Paso County (Colorado) Criminal Justice Center (CJC)
Your first trip to the El Paso County CJC can be not only unpleasant but also pretty intimidating. Here are a few guidelines to follow and information on what to expect when you get there.