Posts by judithtrustone

“The Blessing Of The Seven Rays Of Light”

Imagine yourself lighting candles… Dear Creator, as we light the SEVEN RAYS of candle light for healing of all conditions throughout the universe: WHITE: We light the first ray of light white which is for purity, divine essence to flow throughout the universe, the “Christ Light” ever present. PINK: The second ray of light is […]


News from a Nation in Lockdown * Home * About * Resources * Voices from Solitary * Support * Contact On Bradley Manning, Solitary Confinement, and Selective Outrage

by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway News from a Nation in Lockdown Home About Resources Voices from Solitary Support Contact On Bradley Manning, Solitary Confinement, and Selective Outrage January 2, 2011 tags: cruel and unusual punishment, Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks, Glenn Greenwald, Lynn Parramore by Jean Casella and James Ridgeway For the past few weeks, progressive online media sources have […]


Rendell to commute life sentences for three

By Robert Moran Gov. Rendell is scheduled Thursday to commute the life sentences of three men convicted of slayings during the 1970s in Philadelphia, his spokesman said Wednesday night. Tyrone A. Werts, William Fultz, and Kevin O. Smith will be released from prison into halfway houses after Rendell signs the orders, said spokesman Gary Tuma. […]


Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons

On June 8 2006, after a year-long inquiry, the Commission on Safety and Abuse in America’s Prisons released Confronting Confinement, a report of the Commission’s findings and recommendations. Read about and download the report. On any given day, 2.2 million people are incarcerated in the United States, and over the course of a year, many […]


For $250 Million, Nigeria Drops Bribery Charges Against Cheney

by Dana Hughes The Nigerian government has dropped bribery charges against former Vice President Dick Cheney after Halliburton agreed to pay Nigeria $250 million dollars in fines. The Nigerian government has dropped bribery charges against former Vice President Dick Cheney after Halliburton agreed to pay Nigeria $250 million dollars in fines. (Photo: Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty […]


Pardons Board recommends commutation for three men with life sentences

Wednesday, December 14, the Pardons Board voted unanimously on three cases, recommending a commutation of life sentences for Tyrone Werts, Keith O. Smith and William Fultz. A fourth recommendation was denied. This is the first time since 2004 that the Pardons Board has recommended the commutation of a life sentence. That year, the Board approved […]


Vision: Can Human Beings Drop Their Divisive, Reactionary Thinking and Move to a Higher Level?

By Ronit Herzfeld, AlterNet Posted on December 13, 2010, Printed on December 14, 2010 Why does so much of our political and social discourse devolve into extreme positions with little or no ability for each side to hear the other?  Why are we continually reacting to conflict in the same unproductive or destructive ways? Given […]


Life Without Parole Under Modern Theories of Punishment

Paul H. Robinson University of Pennsylvania Law School Life without parole seems an attractive and logical punishment under the modern coercive crime-control principles of general deterrence and incapacitation, a point reinforced by its common use under habitual offender statutes like “three strikes.”  Yet, there is increasing evidence to doubt the efficacy of using such principles […]


Framed for Murder?

By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: December 8, 2010 “California may be about to execute an innocent man.” That’s the view of five federal judges in a case involving Kevin Cooper, a black man in California who faces lethal injection next year for supposedly murdering a white family. The judges argue compellingly that he was framed […]


There Are no Words

A whimsical poem written in light of the holiday season. By: Judith Trustone Words fill the air, fall into drinks, get bitten and eaten, melt on mouths, fly free, go kerplunk, dazzle, disintegrate, dance (both ballroom and modern), bounce off walls, fall on carpets, get lost in bodies, sizzling on skin, drift lazily on smoke […]


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