Browsing All posts tagged under »Maine«

Maine’s Sex Offender Conundrum

March 16, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody On January 3, 2011, when the 125th Maine Legislative Session was still a gleam in every new legislator’s eye, the Kennebec Journal published an article by Mal Leary of Capitol News Service. Title of the article: “Lawmakers Brace for Sex Offender Bills.” Oh, those sex offenders! We seem to know what to […]

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 […]

Twiddle Dee and Twiddle Dum Politics

March 4, 2011

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Author: Stan Moody In 2004, I crossed the legislative aisle from Republican to Democrat, not because I thought the Democrats were any purer than Republicans but because I held contempt for political parties as the distinguishing feature of anybody’s life. The Democrats were in charge, hence a better deal for my constituents, whose access to […]

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 […]

Prison Myth No. 1: “Prisoners Want To Go Into Solitary Confinement”

February 10, 2011

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Solitary Watch Guest Post by Stan Moody: Editors’ note: Stan Moody is a former state representative and chaplain at the Maine State Prison, where he ministered to inmates in the supermax unit. Moody, who currently serves as pastor at the Meeting House Church in Manchester, Maine, is the author of the books Crisis in Evangelical […]