How To Rehabilitate American Prisons – An American Example

Aug 27, 2017 | | 4 comments

There is a reason that European nations have so few people who are in jail. They know that punishment is useless if it means repeat visits to prison as inmates. They know that near every person can be rehabilitated and become a productive law-abiding citizen. They know that not all violations of law require throwing people in jail, especially when they are among the less affluent and socially marginalized. Finally, an American prison takes a humanistic step forward!

At one of the largest jails in the U.S., Sheriff Tom Dart sees his job as not just keeping people in jail, but helping some of them get out. … Learn Why …

Half of the inmates shouldn’t be here, says Cook County sheriff
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/half-of-the-inmates-shouldnt-be-here-says-cook-county-sheriff-2/
Sheriff Tom Dart says Cook County Jail, with a population of about 7,500, has become a dumping ground for the poor and mentally ill.
Cook County has implemented a mental health program for some inmates that is now a model for other U.S. jails and includes medication, doctor’s visits and group therapy.
Dart’s unconventional methods have come under scrutiny as “too soft” and some corrections officers have questioned his loyalty to staff.

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  1. Next, these white American evangelical Christians will be telling us that black people are an inferior race and need to be put in plantation fields to do the Lord’s pre-destined bidding! Oh, wait, we just had a war about that not too long ago. Hence, why LGBTQ got moved to the top of their hate list. My bad!

    If you take the time to read the Hebrew, you’ll discover that VaYikra, what Christians know as Leviticus, only prohibits *two* “situational specific” acts of homosexual union (not homosexuality itself, or same-sex and polygamous marriage) that are akin to specific sexual treatment of women, and that these specific homosexual acts only apply to the Jewish male citizens (presumed heterosexual) living in the ancient kingdom-state of Israel.

    Leave it to modern religions to whitewash history and meaning, and to demonize folk with the misplaced words of ancient writers.

    ‘Nashville Statement’: Evangelical Leaders Release Sexuality Manifesto
    https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/nashville-statement-evangelical-leaders-release-sexuality-manifesto-n797401
    Many of the 14 listed beliefs included in the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s “Nashville Statement” take direct aim at the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Six of the Nashville Statement’s 14 listed beliefs directly mention the words or phrases “homosexual,” “transgender” or “sexual attraction for the same sex.” Other beliefs listed take aim at infidelity and sex before marriage.

    #NashvilleStatement #cbmw #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness – Oy!
    Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020!
    #Resist #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.
    The United States desperately needs #TruthandReconciliation and #SocialJustice starting today!

    Also, America was founded as an anti-monarchical (rule by king) anti-clerical (rule by church) democratic nation, not as a “Christian” nation. Leave it to modern religions to whitewash history and meaning, and to demonize folk with the misplaced words of ancient writers. If you’d like better understanding of what Torah says about homosexuality, read my following post – http://www.aniyostsef.com/index/2017/01/08/conversion-therapy-unnecessary-religious-pseudoscience-like-creationism/

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    Added one additional paragraph to the linked post directly above, to clarify the time and place of the ancient Rabbis expression of their understanding of this (now misunderstood) same-sex prohibition. The added paragraph in my post goes as follows: (but, click the link above and take a look at the whole post, too! You’ll be glad that you did.)

    Let’s put this in perspective, two thousand years ago, before the birth of Christianity, the Rabbis clarified in the Talmud that Leviticus 18.22 and 20.13 are referring to two specific homoerotic acts between males, and not to homosexuality itself. They were a lot closer to the time this law code was written than we were, wouldn’t you agree? So is it just possible that they may have had a better understanding of the intent of this prohibition, than what is assumed by inadequate translation and exegesis in this modern age? Unfortunately, as is common with ancient law codes, the situational specifics are not written for posterity with the laws, because these laws were meant for their place and historical time. Meaning, they in their historical time understood in everyday social context what specific acts this enigmatic prohibition was referring to. For us, we have to rely on the hints of ancient teachers and the obvious context self-evidently presented in Torah as a whole. Torah presents a man raping a male and a man having religious sex with a male as these most extreme male on male abominations. Abominations worthy of death and, even, entire city destruction, at times. Literally, to’evah means “abhorrent” or “disgusting”, not abominable as often translated, but this is a subject for another post – how to translate sacred texts without theological bias.

  2. She was an affront to his righteous badge-waving authority and position of power. She dared to defy him, to say “no” – based on established law. For this, he flexed his muscles in anger, and forced her into bound submission as punishment. He made her his victim, because she dared to say that he has no legal right to victimize. How many more videos of this kind are going to come forth, before we realize as a nation that we have a problem with males following the very laws of society males are sworn and empowered to protect?

    Video shows Utah nurse screaming, being dragged into police car after refusing to let officer take blood from unconscious victim
    http://www.sltrib.com/pb/news/2017/08/31/utah-nurse-arrested-after-complying-with-hospital-policy-that-bars-taking-blood-from-unconscious-victim
    Footage from University Hospital and officer body cameras shows Detective Jeff Payne and nurse Alex Wubbels in a standoff over whether the policeman should be allowed to get a blood sample from a patient who had been injured in a July 26 collision in northern Utah that left another driver dead.
    Wubbels says blood cannot be taken from an unconscious patient unless the patient is under arrest, unless there is a warrant allowing the draw or unless the patient consents. The detective acknowledges in the footage that none of those requirements is in place, but he insists that he has the authority to obtain the draw, according to the footage.

    Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020!
    #Resist #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.
    The United States desperately needs #TruthandReconciliation and #SocialJustice starting today!

  3. Every classroom in the United States of America needs to show this 45 minute socially important episode once a year each and every school year. Find out why, by watching it for yourself now!

    Star Trek Continues Episode 9 “WHAT SHIPS ARE FOR”
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    Kirk struggles with aiding a society whose inhabitants view their isolated world in a very unique way.

    #DACA #PublicEducation #StarTrekContinues
    Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020!
    #Resist #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.
    The United States desperately needs #TruthandReconciliation and #SocialJustice starting today!

    The STAR TREK CONTINUES webseries carries on the original five-year mission. Below, you can find all of our episodes, vignettes, and other content — including behind-the-scenes videos, set walk-throughs, and much more.
    http://www.startrekcontinues.com/episodes.html
    Star Trek and all related marks, logos and characters are solely owned by CBS Studios Inc. This fan production is not endorsed by, sponsored by, nor affiliated with CBS, Paramount Pictures, or any other Star Trek franchise, and is a non-commercial fan-made film series intended for recreational use. No commercial exhibition or distribution is permitted. No alleged independent rights will be asserted against CBS or Paramount Pictures.

  4. The interview itself is in English, and is an excellent summation of the entire history book written by Professor Harari. The parts not in English are still visually informative, as well, for English speakers. This video is worth your time, if you have any desire to understand the history of humans on this planet … and where we might be going historically.

    Tvrtko Jakovina and Prof. Yuval Noah Harari talking about Sapiens
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGPUgxI3zBA
    Croatia TV – Tvrtko Jakovina and Prof. Yuval Noah Harari talking about Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    Let’s get the #NationalPopularVote in place before #Trump #TrumpPence 2020!
    #Resist #Indivisible #UnitedWeStand #WomensMarch #maga #inhisimage #inhislikeness
    #Alllivesmatter in the United States when America begins to fully embrace its history and its constitution, and when #WhitePrivilege ceases to have meaning in U.S. society.
    The United States desperately needs #TruthandReconciliation and #SocialJustice starting today!

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