Hospitals & Asylums    





January 2009


February First is a day of fasting to express solidarity with the Zimbabwean people in their struggle to oust their dictator.  This February shall be dedicated to giving full length explanations of why Hospitals & Asylums will not be filing a Congressional lobbying disclosure or quadrennial report to the UN.  The cease fried potato vodka was a big hit however, with mental illness as the reason for the heart wrenching attack in the Holy Land, the UN Security Council was able to call for a cease fire to the Situation in the Middle East, Including the Palestinian Question S/RES/1860 on 8 January 2009, only to be disobeyed.  UN Holocaust Remembrance Day was particularly hypocritical this year with Israel’s genocide charges not even being mentioned.  Synagogues seem to have become an international bastion of hate in defense of war in the Holy Land.  Although there are reform congregations, this sort of malevolent behavior in behalf of a genocidal state has caused many people to leave the faith.   The number of American Jews has dwindled from 6 million, the same as Israel, to 3 million.  In appreciation of more wisdom than their prosecutor possesses the UN took the time to send a death threat as a reminder to file the quadrennial report for ‘Hospital & Asylum’.  In self defense the contact was changed to Dr. Alexander Augustus (1820-1890), first African-American head of hospital, appointed to Freedmen’s Hospital & Asylums by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863.  That good name should suffice for Congress as well.  To save the free market economy Hospitals & Asylums will have to rule independent of the confederate regimes in Washington and New York.  January was spent editing what is hoped will be the final draft of Chapter 6.   To heighten the scrutiny of the review and allow the good citizens to lead the liberation of the largest and densest prison population in the world, in their community, a set of test questions and research assignments has been drafted.


CHAPTER 6 Halfway House (HH)  


To amend Chapter 6 Freedmen’s Hospital §261-270, fourth draft.  A record 7 million people - or one in every 32 American adults - were behind bars, on probation or on parole by the end of 2005.  Of those, 2.2 million were in prison or jail, an increase of 2.7% over the previous year.  The US prison population quintupled between 1980 and 2004.  In 1980 the US was a model judiciary with 503,586 prisoners (220 per 100,000).   In 2004 the prison population was 2,085,620 (707 per 100,000).  The US prison population is 24% of the 9 million global prisoners.  The US has the most and densest concentration of prisoners in the world with an average of 724 prisoners per 100,000 citizens.  For the US to achieve the legal limit of 250 per 100,000 the total number of local jail, state and federal prison beds must be limited to less than 740,000.  1 million is good goal. Nearly 650,000 people are released from prison to communities each year. There are over 3,200 jails throughout the United States, the vast majority of which are operated by county governments.  Each year, these jails will release in excess of 10,000,000, 3.3% of the population, back into the community.  It is estimated that at least 58,000 halfway houses are needed.  Nearly two thirds of released State prisoners are expected to be rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within three years after release.  Racial disparities among prisoners persist in the 25-29 age group, 8.1% of black men - about one in 13 – were behind bars, compared with 2.6% of Hispanic men and 1.1% of white men.  Under Section 6 of the Justice of the Peace Amendment to the US Constitution, States shall probate and parole criminal offenders to community correctional housing and equal employment opportunity programs to safely and sustain ably reduce the prison population to meet international minimum standards of detention.  A Human Rights amendment and a 10 Year Community Based Corrections Equality Plan amendment to Civil Rights statute will help achieve the legal limit.


Test Questions HA-28-1-09


20 multiple choice questions and 4 writing assignments for your community.  There are an estimated 250,000 corrections personnel looking to move out of the prison system, with a million probationers and parolees, into community supervised positions.  Most adult probation and parole officers have a bachelor’s degree, at a minimum, and at least 86% of states hiring juvenile probation officers prefer a degree.  Although we hope to lower the bar for people with work experience in the penal system, this is not the test for you to become a probation and parole officers or even to work in a halfway house.  You are referred to the discipline of C. Ted Ward’s Complete Preparation Guide: Probation Officer/Parole Officer Exam published by Learning Express in New York in 2007 and the official Probation and Parole Examinations administered in your state.  This is a test of American freedom.  This is a test to see if the federal government is capable of working for liberty.  This is a test for the American Probation and Parole Association.  This test is an opportunity for you, as a citizen, to test your reading comprehension of Chapter 6 Halfway House and your facility under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment.

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