Implausible Deniability Part 2

Well, well, what do you know? The AP is up to its usual shitty job of reporting about Romania: The CIA paid Romania “millions of dollars” to host secret prisons, a rights lawyer said Wednesday as the European Court of Human Rights heard accusations that Romania allowed the agency to torture terrorism suspects in a secret renditions program under President George W. Bush. . Amrit … Continue reading Implausible Deniability Part 2

Writing Books to Get Out of Jail

After the issue garnered a ton of media attention around the world, the Romanian Justice Minister used her enhanced powers* to eliminate the “write a book, get out of jail more quickly” system: Romania says it is changing a law that allowed prisoners to reduce their sentences by writing books. Convicts could cut 30 days off their jail terms if they published a work of … Continue reading Writing Books to Get Out of Jail

Drumu’ spre pârnaie

As you can see, the above graphic comes from Business Day, listing the number of people in prison per 100,000 inhabitants. Besides America there at the top (SUA), all of the other countries are in the European Union. Romania is right about “average” and has roughly 23,000 people behind bars. Of these, just 133 are serving a “life” sentence. I say “life” because in Europe … Continue reading Drumu’ spre pârnaie