Nothing has highlighted the urgent need for oversight like seeing the impact of COVID-19 in federal prisons and the BOP’s response to it. To date, 118 prisoners and two staff members have died of the disease. In some instances, families were not even aware their loved ones were sick until the prison chaplain called to let them know the person was in the hospital on a ventilator. Andrea Circle Bear was the first woman to die of COVID-19 in federal prison. Eight months pregnant, she contracted the disease, gave birth to her daughter while on a ventilator, and died weeks later. Her grieving family was told to pick up the baby, but said that BOP otherwise did not provide information to them. … [Read more...] about Congress should support independent oversight of federal prisons
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He's quasi-homegrown, having debuted with Washington and spent three years in its minor league system. And if he signs a long-term deal here, snapping a trend, he could become the first "homegrown" player to ink a nine-figure deal since Zimmerman did in 2012. Rizzo gave him six years and $100 million when the Nationals were just starting to contend. In March, about a week after Turner expressed interest in staying long-term, Zimmerman made a simple case for extending him. … [Read more...] about Trea Turner’s stock is skyrocketing. How could that affect his future in Washington?
Randy Jackson slammed the press for covering his brother Michael’s celeb-studded funeral. Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, golfer Nick Faldo, and Olympic skier Bode Miller watched Melanie Oudin play in the U.S. Open yesterday, while most fans (except Anna Wintour) left before Roger Federer’s match. Michelle Obama’s trainer dishes that the secret to the First Lady’s coveted arms are tricep push-downs and hammer curls. Lakers forward Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian are an item. According to Odom, she’s “smart and beautiful,” and he just signed a $33 million contract. San Diego Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman was arrested on Sunday for choking his girlfriend, Tila Tequila, but he says he was just trying to stop her from driving home drunk, and his lawyer insists he did “what was appropriate under the circumstances.” Sure. Gordon Ramsay’s heroin-addict brother has been sleeping on the streets in London, though he “appears to … [Read more...] about Mischa Barton Does Not Want to Work Out, or Eat Hamburgers, at Equinox
“I think that, you know, both of the Aunt Vivs were really, really fantastic,” he said. “I think when you make a show, any time you make a change it’s gonna be excruciating and painful. I think that Janet Hubert Whitten brought a really powerful dignity to the show... I think she’s brilliant. I think as an artist there’s so many things she does. She sings, she dances, she’s like a really powerful artist. So you know, I loved what she brought to The Fresh Prince.” … [Read more...] about Will Smith and ‘Aunt Vivian’ Actress Janet Hubert Reunite After 27-Year Feud: A Detailed History of Their Beef