I didn’t get a chance to post a roundup on Friday, so here are some prison-related links to start off your week:
- Family of mentally ill U.S. citizen erroneously deported from a North Carolina prison straight to Mexico (he’s not Mexican, and oh yeah, he’s a citizen) files suit.
- California jury hammers CCPOA (the prison guards’ union) with a $10 million defamation verdict; in the process, we all learn how many Arco Arena box seats and new cars the union has bought in the last year.
- Speaking of the CCPOA, Schwarzenegger slams California Republicans for letting the prison guards’ money sway their votes on public employee pension reform.
- California governor’s race: Whitman and Brown touch on prison reform; Whitman proposes moving inmates to a “neighboring state” such as “Michigan.”
- Wisconsin inmates argue felon voting ban is unconstitutional, as defense to voting fraud charges.
- BOP illegally held inmate for 2 months because she ate a poppy-seed bagel.
- Hawaii gets a C- for treatment of incarcerated women (but an F for prenatal care).
- Interview with Chuck Colson on his prison ministries work.
- From our “neighboring country” across the pond: An update on prisoner voting, and an ex-offender’s skeptical take on plan to require prisoners to work 40 hours a week.