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The stars incline us, they do not bind us by ikeracity, Pangea
Intergalactic Federation pilot Lieutenant Charles Xavier is assigned last-minute to a high profile mission: transporting over two thousand prison inmates from an old and overfilled prison complex to a newer, higher-capacity prison stronghold located on the outer reaches of the galaxy. Just as he's settling down for a long and uneventful ride, things take a turn for the worse after the inmates riot and stage a hostile takeover of the ship, leaving Charles to find himself at the complete mercy of cold-blooded killers and facing the chilling prospect that he might not ever make it back home alive.
Fic  X-Men  Slash  Charles/Erik  Armando/Alex  AU  SpaceAU  Prison  Noncon  Dark  Dubcon  Slavery  First_Time  WC:150K-200K  Oct2018 
2 days ago by paraka
The prison guards who stole a Salvador Dalí painting
In the 1960s Salvador Dalí composed a surrealist painting for the prisoners of Rikers Island. But the real danger it eventually faced was from greedy guards.
crime  dali  painting  prison 
3 days ago by terry
Goodbye, Dali caper an inside job?
Prison guards may have conducted a middle-of-the-night fire drill to provide cover for the theft of a valuable Salvador Dail sketch from a New York City jail, the New York Daily News reported.
crime  dali  painting  prison 
3 days ago by terry
The great Rikers Island art heist
After the drill began and the jail’s lobby was deserted, the thieves got to work. One stood watch. Another slipped off the painting case’s locks. The third kept tabs on the fire drill's progress. Within a few minutes, a replica of the Dalí hung in its place. The substitute was far from a perfect match, and the thief standing guard wasn’t convinced. “That looks ridiculous,” he said.

A few hours later, in the early morning, two prison guards stationed next to the jail’s lobby noticed that something about the painting was off. It seemed markedly smaller, and in place of its carved mahogany wood frame, a brown frame had been painted around the edge of the canvas. A fake.
crime  dali  painting  prison 
3 days ago by terry
Oakland organization celebrates 40 years of prison policy reform and legal advocacy | Oakland North
LSPC was originally founded as an organization for women who were in prison. “Legal Services for Prisoners with Children was originally the Network of Women in Prison,” said communications coordinator Mark Fujiwara. “The original focus was on a small population of women who were overlooked, underserved and unnoticed, women who had families. Over time the organization made the decision to help incarcerated people instead of just women.”

There were three guest speakers at the gala: Journalist Mark Hill of BET News, Vonya Quarles, the executive director of Starting Over Inc., and Michelle Alexander, author of the book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. Each spoke about the work they’re doing to advocate for alternatives to prison and the idea that it is not the only form of punishment that can be used.

Mark Hill, in particular, spoke about abolishing prisons and creating a new way for the justice system to respond when someone has done something wrong. “We have to get rid of this idea that justice means punishment. Our idea is that justice means punishment and for too many of us punishment means confinement.
prison  Oakland  justice  family  children 
4 days ago by Quercki
How to Get 1.4 Million New Voters
A powerful opinion video on the New York Times website creatively uses camera techniques and illustrations to highlight the voices of formerly incarcerated people in their struggle to restore voting rights to 1.4 million formerly incarcerated people in Florida.
prison  criminal  justice  voting  elections 
5 days ago by jbuzz

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