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Texas Execution Stayed
Texas’ highest criminal court this month stayed an impending execution date for Hank Skinner, who is seeking DNA tests on evidence that could prove his innocence.
Thousands of Innocence Project supporters spoke up for Skinner by calling on prosecutors to grant DNA tests. Stay tuned to the Innocence Blog for updates on the case.
And thousands of people in Germany & Europe spoke up for Hank Skinner.
Doctors Mistreat California Inmates, Still Collect Large Salaries | AlterNet.
Doctors Mistreat California Inmates, Still Collect Large Salaries
California paid millions to doctors suspended from treating prisoners due to malpractices
In 2005, a federal court deemed California’s prison healthcare system so jacked up that it amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Since then, the feds have operated the state’s prison healthcare system, but it still pays salaries to those doctors who made it cruel and unusually punishing. In some cases, doctors are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars, even though they are suspended from treating inmates due to medical missteps and malpractice. Other doctors collect large salaries though demoted to doing things like carrying mail.
Dr. Allan Yin, whose negligence led to the deaths of two inmates and who almost blinded a third, gets paid $235,000 for being a mail courier. Dr. Radu Mischiu, no longer a psychiatrist due to her negligence, gets paid $268,524 for sorting mail.
As reported by the L.A. Times, over 30 medical professionals are collecting six-figure salaries after being deemed too…
Feds Withholding Evidence Favorable to Bradley Manning, Lawyer Charges:
The civilian lawyer
for Bradley Manning, the Army private who allegedly leaked tens of thousands of classified U.S. government
documents to WikiLeaks
, is seeking to question the severity of the leak by requesting the government’s own internal damage assessments that reportedly contradict statements that Manning irreparably damaged national security.
Internet has become ‘surveillance machine’: Julian Assange:
The former hacker criticised journalists and the mainstream media for becoming too cosy with the powerful and secretive organisations they were supposed to be holding to account.
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