I've seen hours of coverage of Boston etc. reeling from the accumulated snow storms. I have seen only ONE article mentioning the prison population. (attached below) In that article, people interviewed admitted they just didn't care how inmates were doing; they were concerned about the homeless and animals. Dismal, dismal! Interestingly, this story covers a holding facility, where more than half of the population hasn't even been to trial--and are thus not even 'guilty.' I cannot understand the collective attitude toward people in prison. I really cannot understand how anyone could publicly say that 'they deserve what they get' as snow kills people across the country--people with options for getting help. These people Inside are our responsibility. They were not sentenced to freeze to death.
Where's the coverage?
Texas is special. The relationship between its prosecutors and political pressure and money is also special. Recently Appleseed uncovered yet another illegal string connecting them all: payday lenders report to the prosecutors and tell debtors that if they don't pay up, they face jail time. That's a lie. Debt is a civil issue, not criminal. The real criminals here are the payday lenders--and the prosecutors who go along with the illegal coercion.