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  •  The thought occurred to me that the AB might also (12+ / 0-)

    have that part of the prison industrial complex by the nuts.  If they're as dominant as the report suggests, then that's because they aren't being controlled.

    Yes, we could be in deep shit.

    "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

    by nailbender on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 12:15:54 AM PDT

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    •  A lot of information missing on this. (2+ / 0-)
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      1) Not a privatized prison system. The guy in charge (McClellan) being a CO state employee should be a pretty good clue without reading the news articles carefully.

      2) The original error was by the court clerk from charges filed against Ebel for attacking a guard. The judge's sentence for 4 additional years was to have been served consecutive to his original sentence, not concurrently as the clerk recorded it. Waiting to see how that is handled.

      3) The murder investigation includes the possibility of retaliation for McClellan having addressed the AB group in the state prison system, and implementing reforms. One had included moving some of the leaders to different facilities.  Breaking up the groups doesn't interfere for long.  Seems like they were planning to keep rotating as soon as the culprits had established new communications.

      4) The outsourcing of monitoring parolees on ankle devices was the final hole Ebel escaped through. They picked up on his monitoring device not working, and left a message on his phone to make an appointment to get it fixed. He didn't show and didn't call the parole officer that morning - the Friday before he shot Leon (pizza guy) on Sunday afternoon.  The warrant was not issued until Monday or Tuesday.  

      I have to suppose that the devices must fail often enough they don't get very concerned. Which is another problem. The parole officers are very likely handling impossible caseloads.

      I would also like to know how the parents missed this change. Can't imagine they weren't present for the trial. Would the lawyer not have been informed of his early release? Did not remember it was supposed to be consecutive? Not longer local or a public defender? Also likely to have had too high a caseload.

      "People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone. " Audrey Hepburn "A Beautiful Woman"

      by Ginny in CO on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 01:11:46 AM PDT

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