Is mark mangelsdorf still in prison?
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No. Even though the DA who prosecuted him supported his request for parole. This was part of the plea agreement when he pled guilty - that, as long as he was a model prisoner,… the DA would support him at parole time. But he had only served five of this 10-20 year term in May of 2011, and his request was denied. He won't be up for parole again until he has served another five years, which will be a total of 10. And that will be in 2016. He will be 56 years old. (MORE)
No...........hes not out of jail he will be out in a second! That murdering rapist was not released today!! Seven more years!!
Mark Mangelsdorf pled guilty. He is eligible for parole this year, 2010. His accomplice in the crime, Melinda Raisch, is up for parole the 29th of April this year, 2010.
Alcatraz prison was once considered the pinnacle of American prisons. It was established in 1934. Located on an island in San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz island hosted some of the… most heinous criminals in American history. Most of the prisoners were notorious bank robbers and murderers. Alcatraz prison closed in 1963 and today stands as a national park.Alcatraz prison was founded on Alcatraz Island, located in the San Francisco Bay 2.5 kilometers offshore from San Francisco. In 1775, Spanish explorer Juan Manuel de Ayala charted the San Francisco Bay. The island was a desolate place with no vegetation or habitation, apart from the occasional swarm of birds. Juan Manuel de Ayala called the 22-acre rocky island "La Isla de los Alcatraces," meaning "Island of the Pelicans." Under English-speaking influence, the name "Alcatraces" became Alcatraz.Native Americans believed Alcatraz to be cursed, calling it the "Evil Island." Following the California Gold Rush, the US Army began studying the suitability of Alcatraz for the position of batteries to protect the San Francisco Bay. This eventually resulted in the construction of Fortress Alcatraz. Alcatraz housed Civil War prisoners as early as 1861; in 1868, it was designated a detention facility for military prisoners, and then housed prisoners continuously for the next seven decades. In 1933, the island became a federal penitentiary designed to hold those prisoners who caused trouble at other federal prisons.On August 11, 1934, the first group of prisoners arrived at Alcatraz. Most of the prisoners were high profile bank robbers and murders. The jail housed such infamous criminals as Al Capone, Robert Franklin Stroud (the "Birdman of Alcatraz"), and Alvin "Creepy" Karpis who spent more time at Alcatraz than any other inmate. The penitentiary was inescapable. A total of 14 escape attempts were made by 36 prisoners, 23 of which were caught, six who were shot and killed, two who drowned, and five who were listed as "missing and presumed drowned." Unfortunately, the penitentiary was extremely expensive to operate, costing nearly $10 per prisoner per day. Consequently, the penitentiary was ordered closed in 1963.Following the closure of the prison, Alcatraz was occupied by Native American activists for close to two years. They demanded the island's facilities be adapted and new structures build for an Indian education center. The occupation resulted in the return of excess, unused lands to a number of tribes and the establishment of a new policy of self-determination. Today, Alcatraz Island is considered a Historical Landmark and managed by the National Park Service. It is popular tourist attraction where visitors can explore the historic lighthouse, ruins of the Warden's House, the Main Cellhouse, and the Recreation Yard.Alcatraz was considered an infallible prison. During its years of operations, no prisoners were able to escape the island. Alcatraz hosted a number of infamous criminals during its 30 years of operation. Today, Alcatraz is a popular tourist attraction drawing visitors to the San Francisco area.Nicknamed the "Rock," Alcatraz has been featured in a number of Hollywood films including The Book of Eli, X-Men: The Last Stand, and The Rock. (MORE)
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Many of the symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have the possibility of leading to criminal behavior, especially when unchecked. In fact, a study of an…y jail or prison in the country is likely to show a higher than normal incidence of ADHD within their population. (MORE)
The old joke whose answer ("rank and file") to the question "What do you need to get out of a military prison?" is only a joke, and military prison life is no laughing matter.… In fact, if a military court martial sentences you to serve hard prison time, the only rank you hold is that of prisoner. Your chances of sneaking a file to saw through your prison bars are also nonexistent.Somewhat benignly named the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks, the U.S. Army runs its maximum-security facility at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. The facility confines male enlisted service members sentenced to over five years, all officers, and anyone convicted of a crime related to national security. Military females convicted of felonies serve their time at the Naval Consolidated Brig, Miramar, Cal.If your are behind bars at Leavenworth, your status would run the gamut from installation trusty to maximum confinement. In between are the minimum, minimum inside only and medium security prisoners. If you are a maximum confinement prisoner, you are locked up 23 hours a day. Your food comes to you through a narrow slit at the foot of your cell door. You go nowhere unless escorted by two or three correctional specialists.If you are a well-behaved inmate, you can expect access to the television room and get your meals from a food cart in a common dining area. Military prison authorities want to see all inmates move from the higher restrictive confinement status and join the general population. The general population spends much of its free time in the prison's larger open spaces. However, you can expect security camera monitoring in your cell and in every corner of the prison.While you tick off the days until your release, you can participate in over a dozen programs that focus on self-growth. You can access traditional education programs and vocational training. If you are interested, the state of Kansas sponsors a barbers' licensing program. The prison offers some jobs where you can accumulate a nominal rate of pay up to 80 cents an hour.The best advice for any prisoner who wants to survive military prison life is not to mess with the guards. They are expert in unarmed self-defense, as guns are not allowed anywhere inside the prison. The guards are trained in spotting trouble before it breaks out. In fact, as a Leavenworth inmate, your chances for completing your term without being injured by another inmate are far greater than in a civilian prison. Your fellow prisoners are doing time based on military infractions, and only rarely will you encounter career criminals.For a glimpse of life in a military prison, you can watch the 2001 film, "The Last Castle," which stars Robert Redford. (MORE)
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Most marriages that involve one of the partners being incarcerated for more than a year just don?t work out. Despite that fact, some prisoners and their loved ones still opt t…o get married. The Aleph Institute, a non-profit organization with a focus on families in crisis, puts the divorce rate at 85 percent for prison marriages. Getting married in prison requires jumping through a lot of hoops. It requires dedication. It?s not quick. It?s not cheap. It?s a tough life-style choice. Yet, many choose to take their love to that next level requiring marriage. Couples seeking marriage while one is in prison should realize that they are at high risk for heartache.Prisoners who are serving less than a year will usually have their application for marriage denied with the presumption being that such a short wait will not harm the prisoner or prospective spouse. Each partner must be legally eligible and mentally competent to marry. Superintendents may block marriages for security or disciplinary reasons. Being in solitary confinement can block access to marriage. Most states do not allow marriage for prisoners on death row; California is at least one exception to that rule. Some jurisdictions, such as the state of New York, do not allow an inmate to marry another inmate. Some jurisdictions may allow a prisoner to participate in a proxy marriage, or a double-proxy marriage. These are marriages where either the incarcerated party or the outside partner, or both, cannot be present at the solemnization of the marriage. Those seeking to marry should approach the warden, superintendent, sheriff, or chaplain to determine the individual requirements for marriage at each particular institution.As with anything else regarding marriage law in prison, there will be differences among institutions regarding the time needed, necessary documentation, required witnesses, cost or fees, acceptable officiates to perform the marriage, and other necessities. For instance, the outside partner may need to travel or book a hotel room. Both partners must have adequate identification to prove age of consent and residency. This could be a state identification card or driver?s license, a birth certificate, or a passport; you may be required to have two or more forms of identification. Each institution usually has a marriage packet that includes most of the paperwork needed to obtain a marriage. This must be returned along with a fee that could range from $100 to $200. This application may take anywhere from a week to a month or two to process. You will then need to apply for a marriage certificate, and the cost and waiting times will vary among jurisdictions. The incarcerated person will have to provide an Affidavit of Inability to Appear form, which must be notarized in the presence of the prisoner. For this a notary fee will be required. A marriage officiate must be chosen; that will require a fee. At least one, perhaps two witnesses to the marriage will be needed. All expenses must be paid by the inmate or the outside partner. Money orders are usually the only acceptable payment for every fee required, so be prepared for that expense and inconvenience. Government funds cannot be used for any aspect of prison marriage expenses.Again, research is needed to determine procedures as they can vary between jails and prisons. State prison procedures will differ from federal prison procedures. The jail or prison could be subject to county or state laws and those can vary widely among jurisdictions. Despite these differences, there is a general procedure that would apply to most institutions. Once it is determined that the incarcerated partner is a person who can marry while incarcerated, and once both have determined the requirements and regulations for the particular institution, the process may begin:* Gather the various identification papers for each partner.* Request a marriage packet from the appropriate prison or jail supervisor or chaplain.* Fill out all the paperwork in the packet and return it with the appropriate fee as a money order.* Once approval is received, a date must be chosen.* An officiate must be chosen and a fee determined. You will pick among a list of approved officiates; an outside pastor is not usually allowed.* An Affidavit of Inability to Appear form will have to completed and notarized in front of the prisoner, if the marriage is one by proxy. Have a money order for the traveling notary fee available.* The outside partner must take the above affidavit and apply for a marriage license. The fee for a license will vary among jurisdictions. A check or credit card may be acceptable, but check beforehand so a money order can be purchased if necessary.* Any required waiting period must be observed and then the marriage can take place. The marriage certificate is given to the officiate, along with the officiates fee as a money order.* Witnesses will have to be present. These can be taken from the prisoner?s approved visitors list, or inmates from the prison or jail may be recruited.* Once the marriage certificate is filled out and signed by all parties, it should be returned to the jurisdiction registrar for recording so copies may be requested in the future.At some institutions the couple may have to receive counseling from a chaplain or another social work professional. The chaplain or counselor could be a good source of information should you have any unanswered questions about the procedures. As money orders are about the only form of payment that will be acceptable, pay close attention to fees that are required so that you have money orders in the proper amount bought beforehand. If the outside partner and the prisoner have established a relationship only through email or snail mail, they should consider marriage carefully. Before getting married, it?s a good idea for both partners to talk with other couples who have married under similar circumstances to get a better understanding of how difficult the future may be. Both partners must realize that each will have to go through some heavy, life-changing adjustments once the prisoner is released. One last time, consider that if your love for one another is real, perhaps you could wait until the sentence is served and then getting married.Though it?s not the easiest way to get married, marrying a prisoner can be done with some patience and attention to detail. Be very careful throughout the process and keep copies of all documents and money order receipts in a safe place. You will probably not be allowed much time with your new spouse after the marriage. Don?t plan on consummating the marriage unless the institution allows conjugal visitation, and only if you have set up the accommodations beforehand. Don?t worry if the jailhouse wedding isn?t exactly your idea of a dream wedding. Once the sentence is served, you can become newlyweds again with gowns and tuxedos, champagne and cake, in a proper venue outside prison walls.Getting married in prison requires jumping through a lot of hoops. It requires dedication. It?s not quick. It?s not cheap. It?s a tough life-style choice. Couples seeking marriage while one is in prison should realize that they are at high risk for heartache. (MORE)
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People often wonder how some states handle having more prisons, more crime, and more danger than other states. Each state has certain mandatory rules that must be applied thro…ughout their prison system, and other regulations that can be applied at the will of the officials in that state. Laws can be strictly enforced, as they are in Texas, or law enforcement can be more lenient, as in the state of North Dakota. For most locations, however, general rules stay consistent throughout. The following article answers questions that are often asked about state prison systems.Each state will have several types of criminals held within the prisons, such as habitual offenders, sex offenders, and violent offenders. The type of crime committed will determine which prison the criminal will be held. The lesser the offense, the less security the offender will need before being released. Some offenders need minimal security because the nature of their crime was not violent or harmful. These individuals are typically placed in open-security facilities, or "halfway houses," where the level of freedom is greater.There are five security levels in the prison system today. They are maximum security, close-high security, medium security, minimum security and open security. Criminals were are violent, suicidal, and dangerous to others are placed in maximum and close-high security prisons. Medium and minimum-security house inmates who are not looking at a very lengthy sentence and there is low risk of violence or escape attempts. Open security is there for individuals who have committed minor offenses and pose no obvious danger to society. These are the people most likely to rehabilitate and be a productive member of society.Each state has policies and procedures they use in their state to handle offenders. State officials know which areas are more prone to drug problems, sex offenders, and violence. Using this knowledge, they construct specific methods their law enforcement uses to control the offenses. Some states tend to be stricter with their regulations because of the culture in which they live. In New York, for instance, the laws in specific areas prone to drugs and violence would be much more strictly enforced than the same laws would be enforced in a small town in Kansas. Investigate questions on a state-by-state basis for specific information.Within each facility, sections are created to house the different types of offenders, plus areas for medical needs, offices, and security guard areas. These costs, on top of caring for the well-being of anywhere from 100 to several thousand inmates, can add up to a very high sum. The average cost to house an inmate in the United States is $52 a day or somewhere above $20,000 per year. In California, the budget for running the state prison system is at well over a billion dollars.Officials have seen to it that those who are violent or repeat offenders are kept away from those who are not dangerous to others by developing a multi-level security system. At the maximum level, offenders are watched closely and kept under tight control. At the open-security level, they are housed in a manner that allows them to move among society. Each state has certain specific regulations and procedures their law enforcement officials use to control offenders. As costly as it is in locations like California, state prison systems are a necessity to keeping United States citizens safe.Sing Sing is one of the oldest standing prisons still in use today. It was originally built in 1826. One of the policies enforced there was one of absolute silence by the prisoners. If this policy was broken, prisoners were punished by whipping or other violent methods. Currently, it holds around 1,000 inmates and the conditions are no longer brutal. The inmates are offered reforming tasks, such as getting an education and learning a skill or trade. (MORE)
First of all, Mark David Chapman is STILL incarcerated, justifiable so! He was sentenced 20 years to life. He has been denied parole 6 times, last being September 7, 2010. It …there is any justice left in this world, this poor excuse for a human, will die in prison! (MORE)
Not in the US. Failure to pay debts is a civil issue, not a criminal issue. This can change if you owe the IRS a large amount of money and fail to pay however. Ask Mr. Snipes.… Interestingly enough, there was a recent court case in which a person was slapped with contempt charges for telling the judge that they couldn't afford to pay the court ordered payments. They were sent to jail on the contempt charges, but a higher court overturned the ruling as illegal. (MORE)