This continues the diary of two days ago. Nostalgia is a coping mechanism at the place known for its association with William Faulkner. Oxford Mississippi is a place where the nostalgia for a lost cause remains a kind of delusion. When injuries are imagined and retribution seems easy, this happens where...

  • December 24, 2020

Matt Bevin is a corrupt Republican — redundant I know — who just keeps on giving, and giving, and giving.  The latest:  an “emergency” lease deal worth $41 million dollars to a private prison facility.   On his final day in office, now former-Gov. Matt Bevin signed a 10-year, $41 million emergency lease...

  • December 25, 2019

In the world of for-profit incarceration, one company’s loss is another company's gain. GEO Group announced on May 2, 2019, their successful contract bid with the Federal Bureau of Prisons to house 5,000 prisoners for the next ten years. CoreCivic, formerly CCA, issued a statement the day before that the...

  • May 4, 2019