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Man threw drugs into prison, deputies say

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A man was arrested Saturday after tossing marijuana, cell phones, rolling papers and other contraband over a fence at Augusta Medical Prison , deputies say.

A patrol unit caught Robert Felix, 31, of the 400 block of West Cherry Street, as he tossed a bag over the fence around 5:55 a.m., a Richmond County sheriff's report said.

Felix, who according to the report said he was paid $700 to bring the items to an inmate , was arrested on a charge of providing items prohibited for possession of an inmate.

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copperhead
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copperhead 02/27/11 - 06:44 am
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Kinda like breaking into

Kinda like breaking into prison. What a smart person. He should go and procreate.

malcolmkyle
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malcolmkyle 02/27/11 - 09:39 am
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Thanks to prohibition we're

Thanks to prohibition we're about to lose all semblance of that once ordered, prosperous and safe society. Myself, along with many others, have been debating prohibitionists on this for many years. We have shown what destruction prohibition has wrought on all the civil institutions of this once great nation, -we've always provided facts and statistics - they, the prohibitionists, have countered with either lies, personal abuse or even serious threats of violence.

Ending the insanity of drug prohibition by legalized regulation, respecting the rights of the responsible users and focusing on addiction as a sickness, like we do with alcohol and tobacco, may save what remains of our economy and civil institutions along with countless lives and livelihoods. Prohibition continues unabated for shameful political reasons. It cannot, and never will, reduce drug use or addiction.

Prohibition has permanently scarred our national character as well as our individual psyches. Our national policies and cultural practices have become pervaded by the fascistic, prohibitionist mind-set which has turned our domestic police force into a bunch of paramilitary thugs who often commit extra-judicial beatings and executions while running roughshod over our rights in order to "protect us from ourselves".

When we eventually manage to put the horrors of this moronothon behind us, we'll need to engage in some very deep and honest soul-searching as to what we want to be as a nation. Many of our freedoms have been severely circumscribed or lost altogether, our economy has been trashed and our international reputation for being "free and fair" has been dragged through a putrid sewer by vicious narrow-minded drug warrior zealots who are ignorant of abstract concepts such as truth, justice and decency. We'll need to make sure that such a catastrophe is never ever repeated. This may mean that public hearings or tribunals will be held where those who’ve been the instigators and cheerleaders of this abomination will have to answer for their serious crimes against our once prosperous and proud nation.

Each day you remain silent, you help to destroy the Constitution, fill the prisons with our children, and empower terrorists and criminals worldwide while wasting hundreds of billions of your own tax dollars. Prohibition bears many strong and startling similarities to Torquemada­'s inquisition­, it's supporters are servants of tyranny and hate. If you're aware of but not enraged by it's shear waste and cruel atrocities then both your heart and soul must surely be dead.

Prohibition engendered black market profits are obscenely huge. Remove this and you remove the ability to bribe or threaten any government official or even whole governments. The argument that legalized regulation won't severely cripple organized crime is truly bizarre. Of course, the bad guys won't just disappear, but if you severely diminish their income, you also severely diminish their power. The proceeds from theft, extortion, pirated goods etc. are a drop in the ocean compared to what can be earned by selling prohibited/unregulated drugs in a black market estimated to be worth 400,000 million dollars. Without the lure and power of so much easy capital, it's also very unlikely that new criminal enterprises will fill the void left by those you disrupt or entirely eradicate.

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dougk 02/27/11 - 10:00 am
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VERY well stated,

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VERY well stated, malcolmkyle.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/27/11 - 10:15 am
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Great post, Malcolm. There

Great post, Malcolm. There should be NO REASON WHATSOEVER for a prison to declare any item contraband. What is wrong with this country, that we allow such a thing? Prisoners should be able to have anything they want. And anybody should be allowed to throw anything they want over a prison fence. Like cell phones.

*snort*

dougk
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dougk 02/27/11 - 11:00 am
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Sarcasm noted, Corgimom. I'm

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Sarcasm noted, Corgimom. I'm not sure why Malcolm attached his argument to this only remotely related article, but it is still a concise and accurate account of the nation's sensational preoccupation with drug prohibition and its consequeces.

Augusta resident
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Augusta resident 02/27/11 - 02:40 pm
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It's not just marijuana, it

It's not just marijuana, it was cell phones. Much worse. He can call in hits, harrass witnesses and judges, and other criminal activity. The first attack on the World Trade Center was organized from inside a prison.

iLove
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iLove 02/28/11 - 11:34 am
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Augustaresident: Thats what

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Augustaresident: Thats what you were TOLD. . . "believe half of what you see and none of what you hear."

Mk Ultra
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Mk Ultra 02/28/11 - 07:24 pm
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Great post Malcolm, wrong

Great post Malcolm, wrong article though...

corgimom
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corgimom 02/28/11 - 08:59 pm
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iLove: So, what do YOU think

iLove: So, what do YOU think people do with cell phones in prison?

It's how the gang leaders control their gang members.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 03/01/11 - 07:37 am
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He should consider trying out

He should consider trying out for the Greenjackets with an arm like that....

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backagain 03/01/11 - 08:06 pm
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Ilove,i must tell you i like

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Ilove,i must tell you i like that"believe half of what you see and none of what you hear." So true,i am one of those people who believe America knew of the World Trade Center attacks beforehand.

backagain
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backagain 03/01/11 - 08:20 pm
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Corgimom,have you ever

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Corgimom,have you ever thought about who are allowing these drugs and cellphones into prisons,to think you can throw cellphones over a prison wall and lead gang warfare with it is gullible,at best.These gang members are paying for these luxuries its call KICKBACKS.In prison you are watched 24 hrs,its impossible to have a cellphone without guards knowing it.GET REAL!!!!!!!

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