Before you head out for that next vacation, you may be stopping at the maximum security prison to drop off the family dog for boarding. Continue reading →
Tag / Prison
How You Can End Up In Jail Under Obamacare
While former President Obama preached criminal justice reform, his legislation did the exact opposite.
Immigrants In U.S. Prisons Responsible For Over 25,000 Homicides
2011 Government Accountability Office found a disturbing stat inside American prisons.
U.S. Government To Deport Over 20,000 Illegal Immigrant Prisoners
Department of Justice is about to purge the Federal Bureau of Prisons of illegal immigrant inmates and save taxpayers money. Continue reading →
Lock & Load: Mississippi May Bring Back Firing Squads For Death Row Inmates
Mississippi Department of Corrections maybe administering judgement the old fashion way. Continue reading →
Bernie Madoff Update: He’s Popular in Prison
Bernie Madoff has a complete grasp of how to survive in prison and is quite successful at it. Continue reading →
It’s likely President Obama will release terrorist “The Blind Sheikh”
On October 12, 2000 the USS Cole was attacked by Al-Qaeda. The terrorist group considered it a successful
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Does the U.S. Spend More on Prisons Than Education?
Numerous times I’ve heard people state America spends more on prisons than schools. Pretty damning
Criminal Convictions of Legal & Illegal Immigrants in Texas
JustFactsDaily.com (link here) put out another question pertaining to crimes committed by non-U.S. residents in Texas. Here is the question and answer:
Over the course of their criminal careers, how many crimes have the 145,000 non-U.S. citizens booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014 been convicted of thus far?
More than 100,000
Just Facts obtained this information from the Texas Department of Public Safety (link here). Here is the breakdown of the criminal offenses and how serious of individuals law enforcement are dealing with.
According DHS status indicators, over 145,000 criminal aliens have been booked into local Texas jails between June 1, 2011 and December 31, 2014. During their criminal careers, these criminal aliens were charged with more than 389,000 criminal offenses. Those arrests include 795 homicide charges; 45,641 assault charges; 12,029 burglary charges; 45,608 drug charges; 496 kidnapping charges; 28,507 theft charges; 31,266 obstructing police charges; 2,648 robbery charges; 4,039 sexual assault charges; and 5,952 weapons charges. Of the total criminal aliens arrested in that timeframe, over 96,000 or 53% were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of their last arrest.
According to DPS criminal history records, those criminal charges have thus far resulted in over 181,000 convictions including 336 homicide convictions; 17,382 assault convictions; 5,513 burglary convictions; 23,920 drug convictions; 172 kidnapping convictions; 13,097 theft convictions; 16,128 obstructing police convictions; 1,159 robbery convictions; 1,913 sexual assault convictions; and 2,638 weapons convictions.
Of the criminal aliens associated with these arrest and convictions, over 95,000 or 66% were identified by DHS status as being in the US illegally at the time of arrest.
Prison Economy: Cell Phones
Cell phones in prisons and jails are a hot commodity. Finding national numbers was hard to do, but to give you a perspective of how big it is, California prison guards found 9,000 in 2013.
State police officer told me one time while working on a tip they busted a female during visitation at a prison with 3 flip phones. They were wrapped up and “inside her”. That is is an example of great lengths to get these phones inside a prison. But why? Because the price it goes for.
In Texas, a deathrow inmate paid $2,100 for one phone.
In 2011, the NY Times found that
“payments for cellphones range from $300 to $1,000, depending on the type of phone and the service plan. Monthly fees are generally paid by inmates’ relatives.”
Prison guard in Las Vegas was paid $2,000 by an accused murderers family to smuggle in 2 cell phones.
Prison guard in New Jersey was set up in a sting and thought they were getting $1,000 for a cell phone from an inmate.
An unmeasurable financial aspect is when two Indiana prisoners had cell phones smuggled in to run their drug business while on the inside. Indiana prisoners are paying up $1,600 for a phone.