Thanksgiving Dinner 2013

Weekend in pictures: La Loma, Haiti: A girl whose Haitian-born grandfather immigrated to the Dom

La Loma, Haiti: A girl, whose Haitian-born grandfather emigrated to the Dominican Republic in 1950, watches cornmeal cook for breakfast at her family's home. A court ruling retroactively denies Dominican nationality to anyone born after 1929 who does not have at least one parent of Dominican blood

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2013/oct/13/weekend-in-pictures?CMP=twt_gu#/?picture=419831971&index=2


Jon's Jail Journal (by Shaun Attwood)

ploaded on Feb 22, 2012 Prison survival tips: http://jonsjailjournal.blogspot.com/2...... Jail survival guide: http://jonsjailjournal.blogspot.com/2...... Hard Time http://shaunattwood.com/index.php?opt...... .. Brutal murder of inmate, Robert Cotton, by Aryan Brother, Pete Van Winkle, in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County jail. Phoenix, Arizona. Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License Introduction to his Blog:

I started Jon's Jail Journal back in 2004 to expose the conditions in the maximum-security Madison Street jail, Phoenix, Arizona, run by the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I wrote with a golf pencil sharpened on a cement-block wall or metal door, and my aunt Ann, who visited every weekend, smuggled my writing out of the jail. My parents in England posted my writing to the Internet. The blog went on to attract international media attention, and the Madison Street jail was shut down a few years later.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is still in charge of the Maricopa County jail system and its various facilities. His detractors call him the Angel of Death, not just because of the abnormally high amount of murder and death in his jails, but also because he actually promoted guards that the federal court had found responsible for murdering inmates.

Where I was housed, there were only two guards supervising hundreds of inmates, so gangs like the Mexican Mafia had more control over the inmates than the guards. I got used to the sound of heads getting smashed against steel toilets and bodies getting thrown around. Here's a video of an Aryan Brother murdering another inmate in the jail:

On the right hand side of this blog below the banner is an archive menu you can click on. If you click back to March 2004 you can read the early blog entries.

Here are excerpts from the first two blogs I wrote:


 Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba_vGzkcdHQ