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Page 2 A culture of corruption Dear Editor, [Editor's note: This was a hand-written letter, and a few words were illegible, as noted.] "Culture of Corruption Alleged in IDIC" (Boise Weekly, July 25-31-2012) is iust the tip of the ice- berg in corrections agen- cies hiding behind the fagade of. "public safety" "Otter has fated to take lead on prison population" (Idaho Press-Tribune & Post Register, 5-1-12) and "Growth in prison popu- lation can't be sustained (IP-T & PR 2-22-12) out- lir~e dysfunctional bureau- cratic waste and conflict of interest in ICOC and P&P and suggest changes to the system that could save Idaho $200 million m the near future. In the latest scandal, outgoing Senate Judiciary & Rules Committee Chairman Darrington has once again ignored blatant corruption in his creation, IDJC (KBOI-TV 7-27-201, etc.) The abuse of kids in IDJC and adults in IDOC (by CCA [illegible] - "Private Prison: Public Problem" - KBOI-TV 2-28 & 3-1-2011, "CCA- Run Prison Remains Idaho's Most Violent Lockup" -API 0-9"2011 and[illegible] at ISCI- "Experts say Idaho prison care 'cruel" - AP 3-20- 2012) plus incompe- tence and malfeMance in P&P ("Parole Chief Fight Criticism" - Statesman 3-14-10) & Legislature Report OPE#10-02) is contrary to the Idaho Court's and society's reha- bilitation goals and needs. tn the long run it will cost Idaho $ millions more in lawsuits, wrongful death and disability settlements and crime recidivism rates. It is time for all elected officials to repudiate the crooked private prison contractors' money and end their willful blindness to the dereliction of duty and duplicitous [illegible] Of corrections employees. Only effective Legislative oversight with ethics reform of the "culture of corruption" in ICOC - P&P - CCA [illegible] (and now IDIC!) can stop these ongoing embar- rassing and expensive catastrophes and instill renewed confidence in the integrity of our state agen- cies and political process. As I was finishing this letter, more embarrass- ing scandals hit the local media: 1 - Another $1.2 mil- lion lawsuit against IDJC for statutory rape, etc. 2 - "Idaho inmates claim gangs run Boise prison lawsuit" (AP 10-14- 12 Lewiston Tribune). I know #2 is true. It was verified by state investi- gator, T. Higgins to me pe[sonatly 12-15-2008. State contract monitors are probably being bribed to ignore CCA's criminal activity at ICC. At the very least state officials are guilty of collusion and complicity in gang vio- lence, extortion and drug trafficking at Idaho owned ICC prison, while IDOC gives tens of $ millions per year to crooked CCA offi- cials who systematically violate their contract with IDOC. Most of Idaho's taxpayers' dollars go out of state to CCA HQ in Tennessee. 3 - "Auditor: Same problems found at state parole commission" (Lewiston Tribune / AP 11-16-12) Another $7.2 million wasted. I rest my case. 7-/7o,wa ID. Sa,,5er Wednesday, December 12, 2012 The Wraith Dear Editor, The wraith of Christmases past- recalls to all who would listen, the responsibility of great wealth and what wealth. will not buy. To honor- ably build a fortune and command the legitimate respect from society as they absolutely should, the wealthy sometimes forget the European tradition and unspoken responsi- bility called, "Noblesse Oblige." This means, it is the responsibility and duty as a member of society and as a human being, for the rich not to overlook those less fortu- nate. Society would judge them with scorn should they neglect their unwrit- ten duty to donate to the needy and hungry. Many of us have an opportunity to carve out either a perfect or an acceptable quality of liv- ing. Not s.o for billions in the world and not so for millions in our own country. I refer to more than food, more than shel- ter, more than healthcare. Surely they are needed but with help from the more fortunate, they can be provided and would be appreciated. Surviving an economic -g~',Se 7 RIVERS depression drains people of their softness and abil- ity to show spontaneous emotion. Hardship numbs the ability for sensitiv- ity. I direct the thought to children who were born into a life where love for them doesn't exist. To those children not con- ceived in love and whose life was resented from the first awareness of their conception. Whatever the circumstance of their entrance into this world, without loving care and an undeniable feeling that they are wanted and loved; they exist in a state Continued COMMISSION Check our website for I details on upcoming sales. I www.7riverslivestock'com LOffice: 208-365-4401 1611 W. Salesyard Rd. Emmett, Idaho 83617 Feeder Special on December 18th, 2012 Sales starts at noon Call 365-4401 for more information Closed December 25th and Jan. 1, 2013 of failure to thrive, simply because they aren't loved by their parents or anyone else. The everyday pro- cess of raising a child in a loving home, and hence, building their emotional security, progressively builds his/her sense of self-worth and self-c0n= fidence. When they are loved, they internalize that feeling with the assump- tion they are worth being loved, they are a good per- The-Adams County Record son, they believe in them- selves. If children are raised without love, they never see examples of it and never learn how to love others, even their own eventual children. Yes, most men or women can be a father or mother; but how many can be a real "parent?" So these sad children enter the "real" unforgiv- ing adult world carrying with them feelings of low self-worth and inabil- ity to care about others. Finally as unfulfilled life leaves their dying body, one last recollection faintly passes, "the great- est thing you'l! ever learn is to love and be loved in return" (Paraphrased from: "Nature Boy") -d ,]'6v~-le,~o,~ flea2 Meadoa.x5 BY GENE FOSTER Winter is here. The number of building permits issued in Adams County has dropped from 10 in October to 3 in November. 8 salesof property were completed in November. 5 homes were sold: one in Cambridge, one in Pollock, two in New Meadows and one in Council. A condo and a building lot were sold in New Meadows, and an Agricultural property was sold in Council. The number of listings on the MLS has dropped to 302 with an average days on market of 421. Building lots continue to dominate the market with 135 listed. There are 16 ranches 28 homes in town and 45 homes with acreage also listed. A man walked into a Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer... $15. [If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime com- mitted?] According to Idaho Code 18-3303 & 18-3304 the answer is "Yes" a mis- demeanor, THE ADAMS COUNTY RECORD USPS: 005-120 Copyright 2012 The Adams County Record is published weekly at 108 Illinois Ave., Council. Idaho 83612-000R by Adams County Record Publishing Co LLC., Lyle Sail, Publisher. 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