Canada's federal prison agency is looking to hire a priest or priestess who will deliver spiritual services for inmates who practise witchcraft. Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/wiccan-priest-sought-to-perform-rituals-for-b-c-prisoners-1.943818#ixzz25dVcksSX
Eric Holder to extend benefits to same-sex couples
Attorney General Eric Holder announced that same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.
The National Archives and Records Administration's Federal Records Centers (FRC) program safeguards the federal government’s records, including tax returns, official military records, blueprints of federal buildings and other structures, passport applications, inmate files on federal prisoners, maps of national parks and much more. Some of those records are kept in massive underground facilities like this one in Lenexa, Kansas.
January 10, 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court makes an 8–1 decision that abused inmates cannot sue in federal court a privately, state-hired prison company. The ruling went against prisoner Richard Lee Pollard in a dispute of damages over a violation of the Eighth Amendment’s prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, claiming that Wackenhut/GEO, a privately run federal prison in California, had deprived him of adequate medical care.
Justice Department set to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release
Justice Department set to free 6,000 prisoners, largest one-time release - The Washington Post The panel estimated that its change in sentencing guidelines eventually could result in 46,000 of the nation’s approximately 100,000 drug offenders in federal prison qualifying for early release. The 6,000 figure, which has not been reported previously, is the first tranche in that process.