Posts Tagged ‘Jail’

Kansas City Votes To Eliminate Jail Time For Marijuana Possession

Voters in Kansas City voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to eliminate the possibility of jail time for people caught with small amounts of marijuana or related paraphernalia. With nearly 75 percent of voters in favor of the initiative, the most populous city in Missouri strongly supported relaxing existing law. Currently, possession of up to 35 grams […]

Ben Carson Wants Jail Time For Health Care Fraud — Except For Friends

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has maintained a business relationship with a close friend convicted of defrauding insurance companies and testified on his behalf, even as the candidate has called for such crimes to be punished harshly. Pittsburgh dentist Alfonso A. Costa pleaded guilty to a felony count of health care fraud […]

Almost Going to Jail Taught Me How to Give!

I have learned about giving through the experience of receiving. There have been a lot of people in my life that gave to me, when they didn’t have to, when there wasn’t anything in it for them. I haven’t always known how to give in my life, I spent a lot of it, not knowing […]

MacArthur Foundation Will Spend Millions To Thin Jail Populations

WASHINGTON — A private foundation will give out millions of dollars in grants to local jurisdictions that agree to try new ways to safely reduce the number of people in jails. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday announced the Safety and Justice Challenge that will award $ 75 million over five […]

Selma, Alabama, Residents on Spending a Night in Jail With Martin Luther King Jr. | #Selma50 | OWN

Marching for equal rights in the south in the mid-1960s often put participants in danger at the hands of racially-motivated hate groups and, sometimes, the local police. Ethel Carrington Archibald and Shirley Morris Robertson, friends since 5 years old, participated in the marches from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery. At one point, […]

Jatuporn Prompan, Thai Red Shirt Leader, Gets 2-Year Jail Term For Insulting Former Prime Minister

BANGKOK, Jan 28 (Reuters) – A Thai court on Wednesday handed a two-year jail term to a leader of the “red shirt” opposition movement for defaming a former prime minister, a move the group says is proof of the junta’s ambition to crush its opponents. Thailand’s Criminal Court found Jatuporn Prompan, chairman of the United […]