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Tapes show inmates forced from cells by guards using pepper spray

Tapes show inmates forced from cells by guards using pepper spray | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
SACRAMENTO -- Videotapes released Thursday by a federal court show graphic images of mentally ill prisoners in California being forced from their cells by guards who douse them repeatedly with pepper spray.
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Jobs for Felons: Companies the Hire Ex-offenders and Felons

Companies the Hire Ex-offenders and Felons- Part of a successful ex-offender and felon job search is finding good prospective employers to apply to. There are many employers in America that are willing to hire ex-offenders and felons.
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http://www.jailtojob.com/Companies%20that%20Hire%20Ex-offenders%20and%20Felons.html

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Pending USA Executions (as of 10/21/13)

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http://people.smu.edu/rhalperi/pending.html

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Florida executes murderer using untried lethal injection drug

Florida executes murderer using untried lethal injection drug | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
William Happ, who killed and raped Angie Crowley, 21, in 1986, was pronounced dead at 6:16 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. He was the first inmate to be injected with the drug midazolam hydrochloride.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2462115/William-Happ-executed-Florida-executes-murderer-using-untried-lethal-injection-drug.html

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Texas executes Lubbock man who killed parents

Texas executes Lubbock man who killed parents | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
A Texas man has been put to death for killing his parents at their Lubbock home 15 years ago during a drug-influenced rampage that also left his 89-year-old grandmother dead
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http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/state&id=9280805
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Text of Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy Letter to TDCJ Demanding Return of Execution Drugs

Text of Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy Letter to TDCJ Demanding Return of Execution Drugs | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
The Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy letter to TDCJ demanding Texas return execution drugs for a refund.
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http://www.texasmoratorium.org/archives/2454?fb_source=pubv1

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Okla. man executed in woman's 1979 slaying - Boston.com

Okla. man executed in woman's 1979 slaying - Boston.com | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
McALESTER, Okla.(AP) — An Oklahoma death row inmate convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 25-year-old Korean national 34 years ago was executed Tuesday after he apologized for taking the victim's life and said his execution 'is...
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http://www.boston.com/news/nation/2013/09/10/okla-man-executed-woman-slaying/AZXZPYV2ithV3Bk9UUi5vI/story.html

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Florida executes mentally ill killer John Errol Ferguson — MSNBC

Florida executes mentally ill killer John Errol Ferguson — MSNBC | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
"Constitutional law is clear on this point: killing the severely mentally ill violates the Eighth Amendment’s protection against cruel and unusual punishment.
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http://tv.msnbc.com/2013/08/05/florida-executes-mentally-ill-killer-john-errol-ferguson/

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Andrew Lackey Executed

Andrew Lackey Executed | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
ATMORE, Ala. (WHNT) - Andrew Lackey was executed by lethal injection at Holman Correctional Facility Thursday evening for the 2005 murder of an 80-year-old World War II veteran he was trying to rob...
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http://whnt.com/2013/07/25/andrew-lackey-executed/

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Texas Has Executed Another Black Man | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News.

Texas Has Executed Another Black Man | The Afro-American Newspapers | Your Community. Your History. Your News. | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
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http://www.afro.com/sections/news/national/story.htm?storyid=79194

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Texan John Manuel Quintanilla put to death for killing Victor Billings

Texan John Manuel Quintanilla put to death for killing Victor Billings | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
A TEXAS man convicted of a fatal shooting during a robbery more than a decade ago has been put to death.
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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/world/texan-john-manuel-quintanilla-put-to-death-for-killing-victor-billings/story-fni0bxo4-1226680698974

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From a Prisoner in Pelican Bay California

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Greetings

          I trust as your reading these words they find you at your best.  My Name is Jose Amaya  AG-5165  currently at Pelican Bay State Prison SHU (security housing unit) Crescent City, California  95531.  Thank you for your time and attention. I understand time is essential in the free world, so I’ll try to keep it brief enough to share with you these struggles and can perhaps encourage you to share them with your friends and them with their friends. So the lives that might be lost in this peaceful but extremely parcial hunger strike (again) won’t  go unnoticed.

          For those that are new to this protest allow me to shed some light to the nature for what we are putting our lives on the line and what we are trying to accomplish which is ultimately ending the torture of solitary confinement,. Conditions that are extraordinarily harsh, unfair and un constitutional.

          There are prisoners that have spent years even decades in solitary confinement which has an incredibly adverse impact on the prisoners physical health and mental health. This SHU was built to shatter dreams and even our spirit, resulting in a wide variety of mental disorder/in deterioration of  our physical health.

          Therefore we are forced for the 3rd time to risk our lives in an attempt to ending the torture of solitary confinement which is mentally destabilizing leaving permanent psychological scars, making it difficult to reintegrate into Human (even prison) Society.

          For all these above and much more, I whole heartily seek to draw attention to this harsh inhumane conditions, as I feel the public has a right to know more about our conditions inside these torture chambers called “SHU”. We beseech all support and prayers , for it is going to be very hard to willingly go with out any nourishments. But keep in mind that this is the only method to do it peacefully, even if some of us may Die in the process.

Sincerely

In Solidarity

Jose A. Amaya AG-5165

P.B.S.P SHU  D-9  #214

p.o Box 7500

Crescent City

Cal  95531

 

 

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Kimberly McCarthy put to death in Texas' 500th modern execution

Kimberly McCarthy put to death in Texas' 500th modern execution | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
The milestone puts Texas hundreds of executions ahead of other states that allow capital punishment.
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http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20130626-kimberly-mccarthy-put-to-death-in-texas-500th-modern-execution.ece

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Man cleared in rape case arrested for not registering as sex offender - Chicago Sun-Times

Man cleared in rape case arrested for not registering as sex offender - Chicago Sun-Times | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
Freed last month after being locked up more than a decade on a wrongful rape conviction, Carl Chatman was getting ready for church Sunday morning when Berwyn police officers arrived at his door and took him into custody on the grounds he had failed...
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http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/23385781-418/man-cleared-in-rape-case-arrested-for-not-registering-as-sex-offender.html

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Man who killed 7 in Arizona put to death

Man who killed 7 in Arizona put to death | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
FLORENCE, Ariz. — Robert Jones, who killed six people in Tucson and one in Phoenix during three armed robberies in 1996, was executed Wednesday at the Arizona State Prison Complex here.
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/23/killer-robert-jones-execution-arizona/3168907/

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Locked Up in America: Visualizing Mass Incarceration in the United States

Locked Up in America: Visualizing Mass Incarceration in the United States | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
With so many behind bars for drug charges at a time when the legalization of marijuana spreads across the country, Americans are paying more attention to the question, "Why do we have so many prisoners?
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http://www.tikkun.org/tikkundaily/2013/10/18/locked-up-in-america-visualizing-mass-incarceration-in-the-united-states/

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German firm blocked shipments to U.S. distributor after drug sent for executions

German firm blocked shipments to U.S. distributor after drug sent for executions | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A German manufacturer confirmed on Thursday that it took the extraordinary step of suspending shipments of a widely used drug to a U.S.
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http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/11/us-usa-execution-drugs-idUSBRE99A02U20131011

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Arizona executes Edward Schad Jr., former Syracuse-area resident, 34 years after murder conviction

Arizona executes Edward Schad Jr., former Syracuse-area resident, 34 years after murder conviction | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
"I'm free to fly home. Thank you, warden," Schad says before his death by lethal injection.
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http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/10/arizona_executes_edward_schad_jr_former_syracuse-area_resident_34_years_after_mu.html

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Texas man, Robert Gene Garza, executed for ambush that killed 4 women | thv11.com

Texas man, Robert Gene Garza, executed for ambush that killed 4 women  | thv11.com | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
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http://www.thv11.com/news/article/280369/288/Texas-man-executed-for-ambush-that-killed-4-women-

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STOP THE EXECUTION OF ROBERT GARZA

Mr. Robert Garza, 30 year old, has been condemned, by the State of Texas, to die by lethal injection. His execution is scheduled on September 19th...
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https://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-execution-of-robert-garza

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Ohio killer Billy Slagle commits suicide in cell days before he was set to be executed

Ohio killer Billy Slagle commits suicide in cell days before he was set to be executed | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
A KILLER facing execution on Wednesday has been found dead in his cell Sunday on Ohio's death row in an apparent suicide.
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http://www.news.com.au/world-news/ohio-killer-billy-slagle-commits-suicide-in-cell-days-before-he-was-set-to-be-executed/story-fndir2ev-1226691126863

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Road-rage killer executed in Texas

Road-rage killer executed in Texas | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
Road-rage killer executed in Texas,HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A former financial analyst with a history of disruptive behavior has been executed for the shooting deaths of two truckers in the Dallas area 15 years ago.
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http://www.azcentral.com/news/free/20130730texas-execution-road-rage-killer-feldman.html

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Inmates on hunger strike win support from California legislators | SF Politics

Inmates on hunger strike win support from California legislators | SF Politics | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
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http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2013/07/15/inmates-hunger-strike-win-support-california-legislators

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US execution stayed due to drug law

US execution stayed due to drug law | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
A US judge stays Georgia's execution of a convicted murderer, described by his lawyers as mentally disabled, over a law about the lethal drugs used.
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23323333

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Execution of Miami killer Gore halted again - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

Execution of Miami killer Gore halted again - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | CIRCLE OF HOPE | Scoop.it
For the second time in less than three weeks, a court has stayed the execution of Miami killer Marshall Lee Gore, who was set to die by lethal injection Wednesday.
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http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/07/09/3492560/execution-of-miami-killer-gore.html

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