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2017-10-20 09:21:16 PM  
I'm going to sleep well tonight. Thanks subby.
 
2017-10-20 09:27:54 PM  
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2017-10-20 11:30:33 PM  
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2017-10-21 12:03:53 AM  
An acquaintance of mine had a massive, visible MRSA infection when he was released.  He was going to die in there, he was hospitalized immediately upon release.

He was lucky.  Yes, he was in a for-profit, but state-run and federal have their problems, too.

/also, f*ck that guy, he sucks
 
2017-10-21 12:15:50 AM  
I know the feeling...
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2017-10-21 12:16:50 AM  
"I never thought brain eating parasites would eat my brain," exclaimed person who voted for the brain eating parasites eating people's brains party.
 
2017-10-21 12:20:38 AM  
Ladies and gentlemen, the prison system of the United States of Americaaaaa

Fark, I made myself sad
 
2017-10-21 12:21:26 AM  

Weatherkiss: "I never thought brain eating parasites would eat my brain," exclaimed person who voted for the brain eating parasites eating people's brains party.


As amusing as that sounds, outsourcing 'healthcare' in prisons and cutting costs by delaying or denying care has been an issue for at least a couple of decades now.
 
2017-10-21 12:22:53 AM  
Can anybody tell me why I can access WP articles from other sites but not here?
 
2017-10-21 12:23:34 AM  
Yaknow, maybe if he didn't try to murder people he might not have been in prison in the first place.
Its hard to be too sympathetic.

I have always thought that sentences for attempted murder are a bit weak.  It seems to me that the only difference between someone guilty of murder and someone guilty of attempted murder is their success, or lack thereof.  They both had the same intent when committing their crime.  The punishment shouldn't be based on their relative skill level as a criminal but on their intent.
 
2017-10-21 12:26:33 AM  
when a patient isn't a treated like a patient but a problem instead and when a criminal is treated like less than an animal, then we end up with the fark up society we have today. i once was more idealistic than I am today, but that was when I thought that speaking up about things could make a difference. I still speak up, but don't have as much hope these days at all.
 
2017-10-21 12:26:33 AM  

buzzcut73: Weatherkiss: "I never thought brain eating parasites would eat my brain," exclaimed person who voted for the brain eating parasites eating people's brains party.

As amusing as that sounds, outsourcing 'healthcare' in prisons and cutting costs by delaying or denying care has been an issue for at least a couple of decades now.


Not to mention the guy probably didn't vote at all, being an inmate and all. But yeah, the way we treat the guilty is pretty horrendous. I can only hope that this guy's lawyer is able to invoke "No cruel or unusual punishment" to the court and get the inmate's next of kin a huge chunk of change, and helps change the system so that this doesn't happen again. But it's Kansas, so I have my doubts any of that will happen.
 
2017-10-21 12:30:33 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Yaknow, maybe if he didn't try to murder people he might not have been in prison in the first place.
Its hard to be too sympathetic.


Yeah.  He doesn't deserve much sympathy but the prison deserves some serious punishment.  I'd start with taking a bunch of medical licenses.  Make it clear that the doctors will be held accountable for not dealing with the situation.
 
2017-10-21 12:39:23 AM  
You call that a brain fungus? Now, this is a brain fungus!
Cordyceps: attack of the killer fungi - Planet Earth Attenborough BBC wildlife
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2017-10-21 12:39:49 AM  
It is truly horrible that he suffered like he did and ultimately passed away, and the neglect of the prison and medical staff is negligence of the highest order.  But, if he had not tried to kill someone chances are he would not have been in prison when this hit him and he would not now be dead.  Just saying.

:-D
 
2017-10-21 12:43:38 AM  
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Lot of that going around these days.
 
2017-10-21 12:47:20 AM  
well, after reading those symptoms I'm kind of terrified.  I really hope I don't have a fungus eating my brain.
 
2017-10-21 12:48:54 AM  

Ima4nic8or: he might not have been in prison in the first place.


Never met the business end of the legal system, I see.

Even though you deserve the epiphany, I still hope you never have to stare down that barrel.

Basically, money = innocence. If you have enough money, you can actually just kill people, chop up their body, dump the pieces in the ocean, and it's labeled self defense. Being a cop or otherwise privileged class helps too.

On the other hand, if you ain't got no money, you're guilty of something and the DA has an endless budget to find it and will probably get kickbacks from the private prison if he can get you into that prison.

Even if you miraculously find a pro boner lawyer who can win your case for you, you'll still be spending months or even years in "jail" which is actually worse conditions than the prisons where convicts are sent, and they don't even need a conviction to keep you there. New York especially has some horror stories about poor people who get kept in jail forever without even being charged.

It's a hellish industry run by evil people to make money at the expense of those who can't afford to buy their way out of problems.

So good luck being innocent.
 
2017-10-21 12:50:22 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: well, after reading those symptoms I'm kind of terrified.  I really hope I don't have a fungus eating my brain.


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2017-10-21 12:54:42 AM  
What this prison did to this inmate is called MURDER.
 
2017-10-21 12:59:55 AM  

Austinoftx: What this prison did to this inmate is called MURDER.


No law against murder. Not when you're a corporation.
 
2017-10-21 01:03:02 AM  
They only realized the fungus truly was destroying his brain when he started talking about "Rick & Morty".
 
2017-10-21 01:05:29 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Yaknow, maybe if he didn't try to murder people he might not have been in prison in the first place.
Its hard to be too sympathetic.

I have always thought that sentences for attempted murder are a bit weak.  It seems to me that the only difference between someone guilty of murder and someone guilty of attempted murder is their success, or lack thereof.  They both had the same intent when committing their crime.  The punishment shouldn't be based on their relative skill level as a criminal but on their intent.


Okay, but did he deserve to die from a treatable disease? That is straight up negligence on the part of the prison who was in charge of his well being, in other countries the staff might be up for manslaughter if not cruel and unusual punishment pulled ontop.
 
2017-10-21 01:18:24 AM  
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2017-10-21 01:29:08 AM  

Mock26: It is truly horrible that he suffered like he did and ultimately passed away, and the neglect of the prison and medical staff is negligence of the highest order.  But, if he had not tried to kill someone chances are he would not have been in prison when this hit him and he would not now be dead.  Just saying.

:-D


Prison is for rehabilitating people, not killing them.
 
2017-10-21 01:38:03 AM  

davidphogan: Mock26: It is truly horrible that he suffered like he did and ultimately passed away, and the neglect of the prison and medical staff is negligence of the highest order.  But, if he had not tried to kill someone chances are he would not have been in prison when this hit him and he would not now be dead.  Just saying.

:-D

Prison is for rehabilitating people, not killing them.


"It is truly horrible that he suffered like he did and ultimately passed away, and the neglect of the prison and medical staff is negligence of the highest order."
 
2017-10-21 01:57:37 AM  
I knew brain eating prion was thing, and brain eating amoeba was a thing, but now we have brain eating fungus?

Damn, brains must be delish!
 
2017-10-21 02:13:22 AM  

Mock26: davidphogan: Mock26: It is truly horrible that he suffered like he did and ultimately passed away, and the neglect of the prison and medical staff is negligence of the highest order.  But, if he had not tried to kill someone chances are he would not have been in prison when this hit him and he would not now be dead.  Just saying.

:-D

Prison is for rehabilitating people, not killing them.

"It is truly horrible that he suffered like he did and ultimately passed away, and the neglect of the prison and medical staff is negligence of the highest order."


Between that and "just saying" you still took time to blame the victim.
 
2017-10-21 02:13:28 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Yaknow, maybe if he didn't try to murder people he might not have been in prison in the first place.
Its hard to be too sympathetic.

I have always thought that sentences for attempted murder are a bit weak.  It seems to me that the only difference between someone guilty of murder and someone guilty of attempted murder is their success, or lack thereof.  They both had the same intent when committing their crime.  The punishment shouldn't be based on their relative skill level as a criminal but on their intent.


Criminals don't deserve to be treated as humans! Now about all those damn illegals...

/removes hook from mouth
 
2017-10-21 02:27:51 AM  

davidphogan: Mock26: davidphogan: Mock26: It is truly horrible that he suffered like he did and ultimately passed away, and the neglect of the prison and medical staff is negligence of the highest order.  But, if he had not tried to kill someone chances are he would not have been in prison when this hit him and he would not now be dead.  Just saying.

:-D

Prison is for rehabilitating people, not killing them.

"It is truly horrible that he suffered like he did and ultimately passed away, and the neglect of the prison and medical staff is negligence of the highest order."

Between that and "just saying" you still took time to blame the victim.


Narp.  I did not blame the victim at all.  I merely pointed out that if he had not been a criminal he would most likely still be alive, BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN JAIL AND THEREFORE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DENIED MEDICAL TREATMENT.  Hopefully that is dumbed down enough for you to understand the point being made.
 
2017-10-21 02:40:33 AM  
Mock26:

Y'all need Jesus.
 
2017-10-21 02:49:25 AM  
they already made this movie....

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2017-10-21 02:56:43 AM  

Mock26:  I merely pointed out that if he had not been a criminal he would most likely still be alive, BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN JAIL AND THEREFORE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DENIED MEDICAL TREATMENT.  Hopefully that is dumbed down enough for you to understand the point being made.


That's the definition of "blaming the victim" here - prisons and jails have a LEGAL responsibility to provide medical care to inmates. They aren't death camps, or at least they aren't supposed to be death camps. We aren't supposed to be killing people.

He may have been scum of the earth, but he's still required to be given medical care. That's the basic responsibility that is taken on when you institutionalize someone - they are under your power but you must take care of them. This is true for POWs, criminals, people with severe mental illness, schoolchildren, whoever.
 
2017-10-21 03:02:13 AM  

doglover: Plant Rights Activist: well, after reading those symptoms I'm kind of terrified.  I really hope I don't have a fungus eating my brain.

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Well said and accurate. It's a big con and has brought back slavery.
 
2017-10-21 03:30:38 AM  

Mock26: I merely pointed out that if he had not been a criminal he would most likely still be alive, BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN JAIL AND THEREFORE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DENIED MEDICAL TREATMENT.


If she wouldn't have dressed like that...

If he hadn't acted gay...

If she didn't act like she was asking for it...

If he didn't have AIDS...

If he hadn't been in jail...

I mean, they're really all the same excuse.  Someone was injured or died, and it's their fault because they put themself in that position.  That's blaming the victim.
 
2017-10-21 04:16:50 AM  
Negligent homicide.
 
2017-10-21 04:17:30 AM  
Is it horrible that since this is Fark I thought this article was going to be about McCain? :(
 
2017-10-21 06:50:51 AM  
 
2017-10-21 07:00:05 AM  
Brains - Billy and Mandy (HD)
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2017-10-21 07:02:44 AM  
Goodness, i'd hate to make a loud noise in here and spook those high horses some of you are perched upon.
 
2017-10-21 08:04:28 AM  

davidphogan: Mock26: I merely pointed out that if he had not been a criminal he would most likely still be alive, BECAUSE HE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN IN JAIL AND THEREFORE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DENIED MEDICAL TREATMENT.

If she wouldn't have dressed like that...

If he hadn't acted gay...

If she didn't act like she was asking for it...

If he didn't have AIDS...

If he hadn't been in jail...

I mean, they're really all the same excuse.  Someone was injured or died, and it's their fault because they put themself in that position.  That's blaming the victim.


Who's fault is this? The boat or the guy? They both put themselves in the position they find themselves in and someone got hurt, possible both on the boat and the guy who jumped. It is simply terrible logic to say that you avoid all blame and responsibility by being hurt, a victim if you will.

Guy jumps of cliff and hits a boat
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2017-10-21 08:13:41 AM  
Odds-Eat My Brain
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2017-10-21 08:55:23 AM  
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2017-10-21 09:45:45 AM  
It's legal for businesspeople to bribe greedy politicians.  That's your problem.

In a fair society, it should be treated as TREASON.
 
2017-10-21 10:44:48 AM  
♫♪♫♪
But it was only fantasy
The wall was too high
As you can see
No matter how he tried
He could not break free
And the worms ate into his brain
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2017-10-21 11:06:28 AM  

Ima4nic8or: Yaknow, maybe if he didn't try to murder people he might not have been in prison in the first place.
Its hard to be too sympathetic.

I have always thought that sentences for attempted murder are a bit weak.  It seems to me that the only difference between someone guilty of murder and someone guilty of attempted murder is their success, or lack thereof.  They both had the same intent when committing their crime.  The punishment shouldn't be based on their relative skill level as a criminal but on their intent.


What does that have anything to do with TFA.  The "punishment" shouldn't be blatant substandard healthcare and dehumanization.
 
2017-10-21 11:14:55 AM  
HE may have died at home too.  Sounds like his love for drinking urine (and who knows what other filthy activities he enjoyed) may have done him in.
 
2017-10-21 11:32:46 AM  
I've done some time. DO NOT GET SICK IN THERE. They will straight up let you die. Half of the staff will actively ignore you, the other half laugh and taunt you.

I watched a man with throat cancer wither into a stick figure and die of malnutrition right before my eye's. Not cancer, mind you. MALNUTRITION.
 
2017-10-21 01:19:02 PM  
Washington Paywall is eating my brian!
 
2017-10-21 01:29:41 PM  

Weatherkiss: "I never thought brain eating parasites would eat my brain," exclaimed person who voted for the brain eating parasites eating people's brains party.


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