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Prison Reform Begins Outside

June 23, 2011

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Hope also served at barbecue By Mechele Cooper mcooper@centralmaine.com Staff Writer MANCHESTER — Only a couple of families with loved ones in prison accepted an invitation to a Sunday barbecue at the North Manchester Meeting House. Pastor Stan Moody greets Michelle Robbins following Sunday service at the North Manchester Meeting House. Moody spoke about serving […]

What Would Jesus Do with a 9mm Glock?

April 6, 2011

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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 […]

Maine Murderer Takes the Fall for Connecticut Priest

March 30, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody 60 Years and Counting: It was August 20, 1987.  The Prosecution asked the Court to sentence 23-yr. old Jeffrey Libby to 50 years for murdering his grandfather in a fit of rage.  The judge, now deceased, sentenced him to 60 years, saying, “There is nothing in this case that can be seen […]

Worried About Lethal Injection Supplies? Help Is On the Way!

March 16, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody AOL News, on January 25, published an interesting article about capital punishment in the US being on hold because of inability of private industry to produce the necessary drugs. It seems that Hospira, of Lake Forest, IL, announced last week that because of shortages of raw material supplies, it will go out […]

Prison Reform: A Fool’s Errand

March 8, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody The vivid memory of my interaction with prisoner Sheldon Weinstein an hour or so before he died of a ruptured spleen alone in segregation has driven me over the past year to advocate for prison reform in Maine. It has been a fool’s errand – an impossible and illogical assumption that the […]

Prison Reform Expands to High Tech

March 7, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody What is a bankrupt state to do besides denigrating public employees for insisting that their raided pension funds be vested? An option being kicked around even by conservatives is to turn a million or so convicted felons onto the streets. Weighing in as the third highest budget item at state levels behind […]

Prison “A la Court”: Kids for Cash

March 1, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody A la Carte is a French term for “from the menu.” An entrée ordered from the menu usually entitles the customer to a choice of side dishes. The menu in this case is a choice of corrections facilities in Pennsylvania, a favored entré being a private, for profit juvenile detention center prepared […]

Private Prison with a Divine Twist

February 17, 2011

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Author, Stan Moody: Prison Reform in Action: The web site’s Home Page begins by asking two rhetorical questions: “What is your passion?” “What will be your legacy?” It calls on individuals to live up to their beliefs. At a time when the passionless, bloated public corrections bureaucracy presides over the 2nd fastest- growing budget in […]

Prison Reform: Breaking The Grip Of The Shadow Government

February 13, 2011

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Author, Stan Moody: I received a poignant email from a colleague. She had read my article, Racketeering Charged at Maine State Prison. Her message got my attention: “The same rules that apply in prison have evolved in organized crime…Officers gain strength by creating a ‘selfhood’ out of so-called ‘brotherhood’ because they are incapable of full […]

Racketeering Charged At Maine State Prison

February 11, 2011

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Author, Stan Moody: Motion to Intervene: A Feb. 4, 2010 deposition taken of one former security guard in support of a lawsuit filed against the State of Maine by another former security guard has disclosed a “shadow government” at Maine State Prison (MSP) that operates independently of Maine Department of Corrections policies and procedures. On […]