Health Code Violations and Dangerous Conditions at Parchman MS Prison

Troubling details are coming out of reporting direct from the Parchman State Penitentiary in central Mississippi; problems recently reported at this prison include power outages, under staffing, overcrowding, and resulting “unrest” (in the words of MDOC.) Now, officials are moving hundreds of prisoners to other facilities like the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, but […]

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Columbia PA… March 2019

Dozens of local residents packed Columbia’s historic Watch and Clock Museum yesterday to talk about some things that are important to them in their community. Front and center was a recent ordinance enacted by Borough Council to approve “a commercial revolving loan program” where borough money is loaned to private business owners. This contentious policy, […]

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Columbia Borough Council Violating the State Sunshine Act?

Columbia Borough Council Violating the State Sunshine Act? Columbia borough’s ongoing struggle with residents who want change is a dramatic example of how different readings of Pennsylvania open meetings laws often cause problems in real life. An LNP story June 13 shows another Columbia Borough vote is at issue – reporter Chris Courogen characterizes the […]

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Raise the Bail – Don’t Tell the Defense!!

Raise the Bail – Don’t Tell the Defense!! *Farm Fresh Media Staff Writer As we’re finally starting to take a clearer-eyed look at the U.S. criminal justice system after a legacy of punitive excess: the enormously expensive and devastating war on drugs that took place throughout the last few decades and extremely punitive three strikes […]

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The George Powell Case: False Testimony and Bad Science Got a Man 28 Years

The George Powell Case: False Testimony and Bad Science Got a Man 28 Years *Farm Fresh Media Staff Writer Since 2009, Texas native Georgia Powell remains locked up for a crime he says he didn’t commit – robbing a local Killeen, Texas 7-Eleven store. However, last month, Powell won the right to a new trial, […]

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Theft Is Just One Problem with Pennsylvania’s Growing Hemp Industry

Theft Is Just One Problem with Pennsylvania’s Growing Hemp Industry *Farm Fresh Media Staff Writer The small town of Honeybrook, Pennsylvania isn’t a big manufacturing hub or a large local economy, but it is a center for farmers who grow all kinds of crops in the lush land in the surrounding Chester County area. Now […]

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