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The Federal Prison System and the Tucson Penitentiary

The Federal Prison System and the Tucson Penitentiary by Danny Fabricant About 30-some years ago, there were maybe 40 federal prisons in the whole country. Some were Camps known as “Club Fed.” They had about 30,000 involuntary Guests. Back then, … Continue reading

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Fast and Furious Breaks Down (29)

After whistleblower Dodson first contacted Senator Grassley, months went by, and in December of 2010 a border patrol agent named Brian Terry was killed on the American side. At the crime scene the bad guys left behind two weapons which, … Continue reading

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Scapegoat and Symbol (28)

From ’61 on, came the argument between petulant lower-court judges and the Supreme Court. And spoiled rotten DAs. When they lost a case… the city attorney in Los Angeles, every time he’d lose in Washington, I’d get my ass kicked … Continue reading

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And all they got was this lousy t-shirt (27)

As we mentioned, in mid-December, 2009, Danny was again sentenced to two life terms and immediately filed a Notice of Appeal. He had also asked the judge if he could serve the sentence on weekends, and be granted bail pending … Continue reading

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“Fast and Furious” Revs Up (26)

A “straw purchaser” acts by proxy, for an ultimate possessor who is not legally allowed to buy the item — like a grownup who gets beer for teenagers or a crook who buys assault weapons on behalf of drug cartels. … Continue reading

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Mongols, Black Rain, Dobyns (25)

Meanwhile, back in the world, what were all the other bad boys up to? Federal agencies had been watching their Hells Angels cases turn into train wrecks. They had even foreseen it, and were inspired to lay out ever more … Continue reading

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Reversal and Trial II (24)

When Danny got back to court, the government verbally offered a plea agreement. He would plead guilty to whatever, and get a 10-year sentence. But Rachel’s conviction had not been reversed yet. Danny told them they would have to (a) … Continue reading

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How the July and December 2003 Raids Played Out (23)

For a layperson, it’s hard to follow these complicated orgies of retribution because of the immense lapses of time between events, and because the system tends to shuffle people around. Are the charges local, state, or federal, or all three? … Continue reading

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Shredded Like Coleslaw (22)

As we know from the fable of the Monkey’s Paw and other folklore, to have one’s wishes granted can be a terrible thing. Imagine a little girl all dressed up, dreaming about her future, thinking, “I wish I can be … Continue reading

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Convicted and Sentenced (21)

In July of 2004, at the age of 56, Danny Fabricant was convicted of one count of conspiracy to distribute, three counts of distribution, and one count of possession with intent to distribute. Before he was sentenced, he went back … Continue reading

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