The Good Time Bill Myth: Good Time Credits, Disciplinary Credits, Proposal B, and Truth-In-Sentencing in Michigan Prisons

            Ever since Michigan prisoners finally figured out that Truth-In-Sentencing (TIS) was not so truthful and, in reality, meant those sentenced for crimes committed after December 15, 1998 would serve their entire minimum before becoming eligible for a shot at parole, rumors have circulated among them that a new “good time” law was going to

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Your Right Not to Be a Slave: The 13th Amendment and Michigan’s Criminal Statutes

“[M]easures devised and executed with a view to ally and diminish the anti-slavery agitation, have only served to increase, intensify, and embolden that agitation.” -Frederick Douglass             Back in April 2010, I wrote the article, “Your Right Not to Work in Michigan’s Prisons” where I pointed out state criminal statutes did not include a sentence

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Fake Flu Quarantine Equals Real Lockdown in Michigan Prisons

Prisoners on the west side of Chippewa Correctional Facility (Chippewa) at Kincheloe, Michigan, have been locked-down since 30 January 2018, eight men crammed into a cubicle designed for four, in old, mold-infested cattlebarns containing approximately 320 men each, sick and healthy alike, under the guise of a “quarantine” for the influenza virus epidemic that has

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Know Your Enemy: The New COINTELPRO and the Slippery Slope of Identity Politics

“The need not to mistake enemies for friends is especially great for us.”- Yaki Sayles “We would have been crushed like cockroaches if it were not for the anarchists and the antifascists.” –Cornel West “When one’s opponents are friendly to each other, divide them.” –Sun Tzu   Not too distant history has shown us how

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New Mail Policy in Michigan Prisons: Billionaires Profit at the Expense of Prisoners, their Families and Friends, and U.S. Postal Service

When the state is most corrupt the laws are multiplied. –Tacitus Effective November 1st, 2017, the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) has instituted a new mail policy, which they falsely claim will stem the flow of contraband, primarily the controlled substances suboxone and fentanyl, into Michigan prisons, when they well-know over 80 percent of all

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