"Teenagers are warehoused for years in #solitary like Leonard Moreno is now. Len has been tortured while awaiting trial in solitary for three years Sheriff Joe's Maricopa Jail. Such children often die. Remember Kalief Browder? See a film https://youtu.be/1BkPRtkEXg4 and read an Innocence Project article about him http://owl.li/bWRt301QDDD >> Children and mentally ill adults are often tortured for years unless and until they make false confessions in the USA. We cannot help Kalief, who died, but won't you please help Leonard Moreno? JusticeforLen@gmail.com >> Hear Len's mother at https://fccdl.in/Brlzw0E8b or call (605)562-0029, code 992.212.650, reference no. 62. Len was diagnosed with #ADHD as a small child but now shows signs of #schizophrenia and recently tried #suicide like Kalief."
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I responded: This message carries three links: 1) the Kalief Browder video, 2) the Innocence Project's article about Kalief Browder, and 3) an interview with the mother of Leonard Moreno, an 18-year-old who has also been imprisoned for three years in solitary, like Kalief was before he committed suicide. Which of the three links do you find offensive, #prison investors?
Question: Was Leonard Moreno's trial delayed while the child suffered in solitary confinement for three years because the United Nations recommended an end to such harsh punishment against juveniles and the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory life sentences for children? The Court's ruling did not help U.S. children if states are allowed to deny speedy trials and simply cage children for years in solitary until they reach adulthood.
I believe that no prison investors should own Internet companies or be government decision makers. In fact, the best thing to do is to make all prison investors Divest or Resign. We implore legislators to introduce a law barring prison investors from serving in government positions as legislators, judges, district attorneys, sheriffs, defense attorneys or Justice Department personnel. That is one way to eliminate mass incarceration and the criminalization of mental illness in America. Another would be to pass H.R.3543.
The H.R.3543 - "Justice Is Not For Sale Act" was introduced in September 2015 by Senator Bernie Sanders and other representatives. CommonDreams reports at the link below that the bill will
~Bar federal, state, and local governments from contracting with private companies starting two years after the bill is passed;
~Reinstate the federal parole system to allow "individualized, risk-based determinations regarding each prisoner and restore fairness in the system;"
~Increase oversight to prevent companies from overcharging inmates and their families for services like banking and telephone calls;
~End the requirement that Immigration and Customs Enforcement maintain a level of 34,000 detention beds; and
~End immigrant family detention.
H.R.3543 should be amended to add two more provisions: 1) Make the Fair Sentencing Act retroactive; and 2) mandate that no defendant can be denied trial for years while under arrest even if they are influenced to waive their right to a speedy trial, particularly children and mentally ill defendants. There should be a mandated time limit set for prosecutors to present their evidence in court or release the defendants. In Mississippi, two mentally ill, black men were held without trials for 7 and 8 years, respectively. Meanwhile, taxpayers were forced to pay prison fees for the containment of these defendants who were innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.
The "Justice Is Not for Sale Act" already includes a main provision that AIMI members fight for - barring government contracts with private prison companies. Passing H.R.3543 would eliminate the conflicts of interest that many legislators have now regarding the implementation of treatment before tragedies. Some lawmakers are prison investors, and others receive campaign contributions from private prison companies. It should be illegal for lawmakers to financially profit by passing the "tough on crime" laws. Hopefully, some representative will eventually introduce a bill saying that legislators on the federal, state, and local levels must Divest or Resign http://DivestorResign.blogspot.com
Facebook investors should pressure Mark to sell his prison stocks to help him resist attempts to stifle free speech around prison issues, or the company might face lawsuit - a class action. Millions of people are concerned about this country's human trafficking, especially regarding incarceration of disabled people and children. He should decide whether he really wants to facilitate members' comments about WHATEVER THEY WANT TO USE THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS TO SAY or if he would prefer to retire from Facebook and become a CEO or board director for CCA, like Thurgood Marshall's son did.
Another human rights demand by Mary Neal, a/k/a MaryLovesJustice
email MaryLovesJustice@gmail.com Phone (678)531-0262