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Are "strange," "Immoral," and "unfamiliar" feelings enough to block medical care for a prison inmate? Well, yes, in Massachusetts, to a five-judge federal court of appeals panel. They ruled en banc by 3 to 2 to overturn first a trial judgment and then a 3-judge panel of appeals justices that mandates sexual reassignment surgery for an inmate serving a life term.
Michelle Kosilek had fought for her surgery for a decade, winning before Judge Mark Wolf and then the panel. The Commonwealth persisted and finally had its way on Tuesday.
This becomes a de facto prohibition on such surgery here. Kosilek has long had hormone and other treatments, all short of the surgery. She won on Eighth Amendment grounds — cruel and unusual punishment for denial of necessary medical treatment. The Commonwealth edged out its win on what a dissenting judge called lies, ignoring the facts, rejecting case law, and making up law on the fly.
I'll talk the implications and how sadly the federal court here looks like the reactionary majority of the SCO)TUS.
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Yesterday's comments on the Michelle Kosilek case covered the basics. Today, the guest is Jennifer Levi, director of the Transgender Rights Project of Gay & esbian Advopcaes & Defenders. She was incredulous about the majority decision denying reassignment surgery.
We'll cover the implications not only for Kosilek but also for current or future incarcerated transgender inmates in Massachusetts. Levi may also give us some perspective on the next action, as in whether the case might move to the Supreme Court.
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First Segment: Speaker & Author Desiree Lee
2 weeks after graduation, my dream to be an interpreter was no longer an option! 17 years old 3.8 GPA, 2 basketball scholarships. Faced 135 years in prison... INMATE 1142980: "The Desiree Lee Story" NOW AVAILABLE on www.amazon.com
Second Segment: Artist Spotlight with J. Elizabeth Hardges
A native of Newark, New Jersey, J. Elizabeth Hardges is Christian poet, author and award winning spoken word recording artist. www.jelizabethhardges.comDesiree Lee
She was recently chosen to perform at the May 10, 2014 McDonald's Gospelfest, Centerstage at Newark, New Jersey's Prudential Center!!!
Third Segment: Jamie Parmer of iHeart Foundation
They say it takes a big heart to help other people. Jaime Parmer is one of the people who have the heart to help patients get through their major medical health conditions.
Locked In Love - Can an Inmate be a Soulmate? Curves In 3D Radio going in tonight. Why are so many women turning to the prison system for a mate?
Can a relationship florish and grow when one half is confined and the other half is free? What about temptation... for the the one that is free as well as the one that is confined to a prison cell?
Why are men not seeking out women in the prison system? All this and more tonight as we explore Locked In Love!
Tonights show is dedicated to the Late Joanne Borgella and the prayers and love of the 3D Plus Model Family goes out to the Borgella and Ramierz Familiy
About the Author: Bernard Otterman was born in Lodz, Poland, in 1937. At the age of three, he and his parents escaped Lodz and fled to Warsaw. From there to the Pietrokov ghetto and were subsequently interned in the Radom ghetto and then transferred to the Daimler work camp five miles away producing small munitions. In June of 1944, as the Russians advanced from the east, the camp was liquidated, and its inmates shipped to Auschwitz. Bernard and his mother escaped from the line being marched to the trains, fled and hid for six months as fugitives in the Polish countryside and survived until the Russian troops liberated Poland in January of 1945. His father was sent by train to Auschwitz, then immediately moved to a work camp in Germany. He too survived and the family was reunited in Lodz in September of 1945 through displaced persons listings. They lived in Germany until coming to the United States in 1951. Otterman was trained in mechanical engineering and for many years was on the engineering faculty at Northeastern and Hofstra universities. He worked and reworked the stories in this collection for more than a decade. "The Golem of Auschwitz" was first published in New Millennium Writings. "Kaddish" was first published in The Nassau Review and received first prize in fiction from the Review. "Lotto Fever" was first published in Word/Slovo. Several of Mr. Otterman's poems have been published in Poetry, Jewish Currents and other journals and compendia.
Mr. Otterman's book will be featured in a dramatic presentation at Queens College, Queens, NY 11-6-2014. More info at web site link.
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Come aboard a trip after the release from prison and the things to become a part of society once released. The first thing the state ask is each person returning outside from prison is to register with the ploice department or sheriff office. Many returning inmates never register some because they have forgotten to excited to be free again. Some because they are afraid another change may come up.
The clemency function is an act of mercy that absolves an individual from all or any part of the punishment that the law imposes. This is a power to grant full or conditional pardons, or commute punishment. There are rules for these lengthy procedures, and these powers are vested in the Governor only with the agreement of two Cabinet members who are also statewide elected officials.
RULES OF EXECUTIVE CLEMENCY
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. STATEMENT OF POLICY
3. PAROLE AND PROBATION
I. Types of Clemency
A. Full Pardon
B. Pardon Without Firearm Authority
C. Pardon for Misdemeanor
D. Commutation of Sentence
E. Remission of Fines and Forfeitures
F. Specific Authority to Own, Possess, or Use Firearms
G. Restoration of Civil Right
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H. Restoration of Alien Status under Florida
Ted Chabasinski is an attorney and human rights activist in Berkeley, California. In 1944, as a 6-year-old boy so intellectually gifted he jumped from first grade to third he was taken from his home in the Bronx to New York’s Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced “schizophrenic”, because his mother had been labelled “schizophrenic”. There he began a series of 20 electro-convulsive shock treatments. The boy, Ted Chabasinski, was one of hundreds of children used in ECT experiments. Tests since condemned as barbaric. He remained an inmate in a state psychiatric hospital until the age of seventeen. Chabasinski survived and became active in the civil rights movement and ultimately an attorney.
Ted has organized an International Day of Protest Against Shock Treatment, being held on May 16, 2015. There will be demonstrations in many countries and cities around the world.
Hosted by criminal defense lawyer Elizabeth Kelley, AuthorChats features in-depth interviews with writers about their recent works. In this episode, she talks with Bernard B. Kerik, former New York City Police Commissioner, about his book From Jailer to Jailed: My Journey from Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate #84888-054. Mr. Kerik recounts as career in law enforcement through his nomination as President George W. Bush's Secretary of Homeland Security, to his indictment and incarceration. The book discusses the deficiencies of our criminal justice system including the barbarity of prison conditions and labyrinth of collateral consequences inmates confront once they are released. http://www.elizabethkelleylaw.com.
In the old Dragnet show, Sgt. Joe Friday used to say, "The facts, ma'am, only the facts." But when a writer is creating a book or story part of their process is making sure to check facts,particularly when they are setting out a particular set of circumstances. If you get it wrong, some of your readers will know and possibly spread the word. The internet is a wonderful source of information, but if you can't find what you want, let your fingers do the walking. Once you've figured out who might have the information you need, pick up the phone and call. It might be a friend, or the public relations division of a police department, hospital, public entity or any number of possibilities. When Morgan St. James was writing "Betrayed," she needed to know what would happen in the late 1950s if an inmate in an Illinois prison was beaten to a point where they had to be on lifesupport. The information was not readily available on the internet, so she called the public relations department at the prison in Illinois and discovered her answer, The Public Relations officer researched her and called back with the information that the policy had changed over the years. What would have happened now, wasn't the cae then. Back then the inmate would have been kept in the prison infirmary. So, St. James was able to portray the scene correctly for the era.
Okay,let's assume you've got the facts, details and any other pertinent information. How much does your reader REALLY want to know? Are you overwriting and boring them with details fans of your genre really are not interested in?Is the technical information much more than they care to read? Do they want the story to just keep moving?
In a lively discussion authors Morgan St. James, Dennis N. Griffin and Eric James Miller will share their knowledge and experience when it comes to, "Just the facts, ma'am."
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