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Sunny Days?: Sesame Street, Prisons and the Politics of Justice

Sunny Days?: Sesame Street, Prisons and the Politics of Justice | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
"Reproducing the binary of “good” and “bad” people is a disservice to the struggle for justice and efforts to thwart the continued expansion of America’s prison system.
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How The Criminal Justice System Is Racializing Our Democracy

How The Criminal Justice System Is Racializing Our Democracy | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
New researches exposes the way that the criminal justice system is insidiously undermining black Americans' clout in the political system.
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Why the Wealthy Favor Harsh Punishment -- for Criminals and Errant Schoolchildren

Why the Wealthy Favor Harsh Punishment -- for Criminals and Errant Schoolchildren | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Research finds that the wealthy tend to believe in "class essentialism" and are more likely to endorse retributive forms of punishment over restorative justice.
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DOJ to Schools: Stop Sending Kids to Jail for Breaking the Rules

DOJ to Schools: Stop Sending Kids to Jail for Breaking the Rules | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice issued new guidance Wednesday aimed at curbing harsh, discriminatory over-punishment of school discipline violations.
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Food Behind Bars Isn't Fit for Your Dog

Food Behind Bars Isn't Fit for Your Dog | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Private companies such as Aramark have turned mass incarceration and misery into a lucrative business.
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Why Cops Pull The Trigger: Pulling Back The Curtain On Police Shootings

Why Cops Pull The Trigger: Pulling Back The Curtain On Police Shootings | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Unarmed mentally ill individuals. A garden hose mistaken for a weapon. A man whose mother called the cops for help. Why are police pulling the trigger, when other less deadly options would do?
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How Bureaucrats Stand in the Way of Releasing Elderly and Ill Prisoners

How Bureaucrats Stand in the Way of Releasing Elderly and Ill Prisoners | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The Department of Justice has expanded eligibility for compassionate release. But whether that means more inmates are let out early depends on the “compassion” of prison officials.
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Outgunned: Drug War Destabilizes Urban Families

Outgunned: Drug War Destabilizes Urban Families | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Gun violence is an issue that disproportionately impacts some of this country’s most destitute communities—communities that are home to many broken families living in poor economic conditions, facing hopelessness and instability on a daily basis.
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Inmate firefighters: Taking the heat, away from the cooler

Inmate firefighters: Taking the heat, away from the cooler | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
For convicts, battling wildfires can provide a break from monotony – and a cheap alternative to paid firefighters
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Prison Labor: Three Strikes and You're Hired

Prison Labor: Three Strikes and You're Hired | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
US prisons are not for rehabilitation or public safety, but for profit. More about the one place where slavery is still legal in the US.
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This Is America? Men Tortured in Solitary for Having the Wrong Tattoo or Political Books

This Is America? Men Tortured in Solitary for Having the Wrong Tattoo or Political Books | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The only evidence needed to get someone thrown in solitary is a tattoo, letter, photo or piece of political material.
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For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man

For the First Time Ever, a Prosecutor Will Go to Jail for Wrongfully Convicting an Innocent Man | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Today in Texas, former prosecutor and judge Ken Anderson pled guilty to intentionally failing to disclose evidence in a case that sent an innocent man, Michael Morton, to prison for the murder of his wife.
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Angola 3 supporters bring demands to state Capitol

Angola 3 supporters bring demands to state Capitol | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Supporters of the last imprisoned member of the trio of inmates known as the Angola 3 gathered on the Capitol steps in Baton Rouge on Monday, and demanded the state drop its latest attempts to keep Albert Woodfox in jail....
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Throw Away the Key: Why America Is Turning Away From Long Drug Sentences

Throw Away the Key: Why America Is Turning Away From Long Drug Sentences | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Once a popular "tough-on-crime" campaign promise, mandatory minimums are losing favor with politicians, the public—and even federal prosecutors.
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Is the United States a 'Racial Democracy'?

Is the United States a 'Racial Democracy'? | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The disparities in our criminal justice system threaten our core political values.
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When Good People Do Nothing: The Appalling Story of South Carolina's Prisons

When Good People Do Nothing: The Appalling Story of South Carolina's Prisons | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
A judge's order in an inmate abuse case highlights the role played, or not played, by the state's political and legal infrastructure.
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In America, Innocent Until Proven Guilty? Not For Most People Who Are Stuck in Jail

In America, Innocent Until Proven Guilty? Not For Most People Who Are Stuck in Jail | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The most common reason people are in jail is because they can't afford the fee.
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Fifteen Things That We Relearned About the Prison Industrial Complex in 2013

Fifteen Things That We Relearned About the Prison Industrial Complex in 2013 | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The engine of the prison industrial complex unfortunately kept on chugging in 2013.
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Man claims to have shared a cell with George Stinney

Man claims to have shared a cell with George Stinney | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
theGRIO VIDEO - Wilford 'Johnny' Hunter tells theGrio.com's Todd Johnson he was serving time for car theft in a South Carolina jail when he met Stinney for the first time...
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How Wall Street Turned America Into Incarceration Nation

How Wall Street Turned America Into Incarceration Nation | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Transforming poorer neighborhoods into desirable real estate for the new elites often requires getting rid of the poor: jail becomes the new home for many.
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Teen Thrown In Violent New York Prison For Years Without Ever Having Been Convicted

Teen Thrown In Violent New York Prison For Years Without Ever Having Been Convicted | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

 

"Bronx resident Kalief Browder was walking home from a party when he was abruptly arrested by New York City police officers on May 14, 2010. A complete stranger said Browder had robbed him a few weeks earlier and, consequently, changed the 16-year-old's life forever.

 

Browder was imprisoned for three years before the charges were dropped in June 2013, according to a WABC-TV Eyewitness News investigation.

 

At the time of the teen's arrest, Browder's family was unable to pay the $10,000 bail. He was placed in the infamously violent Rikers Island correctional facility, where he remained until earlier this year."

 


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:44 AM


Kudos to this man for not taking the plea deal. The plea deal is bullsh*t that would have given him a permanent record making it nearly impossible for him to get a job at most companies for the rest of his life. #NewJimCrow 


And remember, this happened in the "Freedom Loving" United States. Freedom for who?


@getgln

Betty Skeet's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:30 AM

Things need to change: teen spends time in violent prison before charges dropped because his family can't afford bail.

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Guide to Stop-and-Frisk

Guide to Stop-and-Frisk | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

In an effort to assess where we are with stop-and-frisk, what the data shows, and how scholars, activists and journalists have worked to change this policy, JustPublics@365, a project of the Ford Foundation based at the CUNY-Graduate Center ... recently curated a series on this topic.  And now, that series has been compiled as an all-in-one guide to stop-and-frisk (pdf)

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23 petty crimes that have landed people in prison for life

23 petty crimes that have landed people in prison for life | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
New ACLU report documents the disturbing growth of endless sentences.
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The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Nationwide Problem for Equal Rights

The School-to-Prison Pipeline: A Nationwide Problem for Equal Rights | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Advocates point to data showing that excessive disciplinary policies disproportionately target black, low-income and disabled students
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