Saturday, March 11, 2006
Evidence that habeas corpus
Safe Streets, Strong Communities, a New Orleans-based criminal justice reform coalition that Price also works with, has just released a report based on more than a hundred recent interviews with prisoners who have been locked up since pre-Katrina and are currently spread across thirteen prisons and hundreds of miles. They found the average number of days people had been locked up without a trial was 385 days. One person had been locked up for 1,289 days. None of them have been convicted of any crime.
Notice the value is on strength and safety-- very fascistic, very anti-humanistic, very uncivilized. One characteristic I expect of the coming totalitarianism is the appearance of order with the reality of total arbitrariness, banality and pervasive disappearances.