Browsing All Posts published on »April, 2011«

War and Prison: Instruments of Christian Darwinism

April 29, 2011


Author: Stan Moody A wise person once said something to me that I never forgot: “All evil goes back to ‘I want to be somebody.’” Reflect on the evil that has occurred in your own life or on the evil that you have inflicted on others. At the root is the scramble to become or […]

Maine Wants a Piece of Arizona’s Immigration Law

April 23, 2011


Author: Stan Moody As Maine lurches from one legislative session to another, it becomes common for the media to sit back and decide which bill is valid and which a waste of time. Having been both a legislator and editorial writer, I have an appreciation of the urgings that drive both. In a word, both […]

Republican Senators Blast Gov. Paul LePage

April 19, 2011


Author: Stan Moody I respond to the opinion piece on Gov. Paul LePage, posted in the Kennebec Journal on April 4th by 8 of his Republican colleagues in the senate. It was run while LePage was on vacation and after he had apologized to the senators. The prevailing rule of politics is indeed civil discourse. […]

Prison Requiem: Thomas Joseph Hart

April 15, 2011


Author: Stan Moody The Bangor Daily News article said he died on April 9, about 24 hours after he slipped in the shower at Penobscot County Jail. He was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center to be treated for a fractured hip but refused treatment. $40 Short and Five Weeks of Bad Road: A February […]

What Would Jesus Do with a 9mm Glock?

April 6, 2011


Author: Stan Moody As legislators struggle with the effectiveness and human dignity issues surrounding lifetime sex offender registries that, under the Adam Walsh Act, would run the gamut of 189 categories from pedophilia to urinating on the sidewalk, there emerges a contingent of leaders pushing for harsher distinctions. In a word, these leaders seem to […]

Prison Rape Reform Makes for Strange Cell-Fellows

April 4, 2011


Author: Stan Moody The Maine Department of Corrections has a policy that takes denial to a new art form. It is a zero tolerance for sex. The maximum security Maine State Prison houses roughly 1,000 prisoners, most of whom are young, virile males. Assuming the policy has less to do with prisoner behavior and more […]

Advocacy Group Opposes Bill To Move Prisoners Out of Maine

April 1, 2011


AUGUSTA — The Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition (M-PAC) will vigorously oppose a bill that would allow the Department of Corrections Commissioner, for the first time in Maine’s history, to ship Maine’s prisoners to out-of-state corporate prisons “for any purpose,” coalition leaders said Friday. The proposed law, known as L.D. 1095, titled, “An Act to Facilitate the […]