Finally, Testing Incoming Inmates for HIV

More than 20 years ago, State Rep. Penny Pullen was pushing for inmates to be tested for HIV upon incarceration. She was even willing to settle for testing upon release. Why? In the hope that those in prison might be … Continue reading

Obama Administration Finally Issues Rape Rules for Prisons & Jails

A press release from Just Detention International, which used to be called Stop Prison Rape: FINALLY — NATIONAL STANDARDS TO STOP PRISONER RAPE Nine years after passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 and almost two years … Continue reading

Tryon Reports on Busy Legislative Week including Health Benefit Revision for Retired State Employees

An email from Mike Tryon: Friends, It is our busiest time of the year in Springfield, and I would like to provide you with an update of the key items that were discussed and/or voted on last week: State Retiree … Continue reading

Obama Refuses to Issue Prison Rape Regulations But Finds Time to Promulgate Campus Rape Regs

Eric Holder begins his introductory remarks to U.S. Justice Department web site readers with this statement: “The primary mission of the United States Department of Justice is to do justice. “Our only responsibility it to do the right thing.” If … Continue reading