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7 Ways to Turn Your Anger Over Sandra Bland Into Action In Support of Incarcerated (and Formerly Incarcerated) Black Women -

7 Ways to Turn Your Anger Over Sandra Bland Into Action In Support of Incarcerated (and Formerly Incarcerated) Black Women - | judicial | Scoop.it
by Desiree Stevens   The funneling of black children through the school-to-prison pipeline is a dangerous trend that pervades society. As a result, black people make up a disproportionately high percentage of the prison population. For young black girls, the… Continue Reading →

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The Case of the Missing Transcript

The Case of the Missing Transcript | judicial | Scoop.it
Certainly no judge would direct a criminal defendant to testify against his or her own will, but it is conceivable that something was said by the judge in U.S. v. Banks that reasonably led the defendants to that conclusion. The answer lies in the rec...
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This is an awesome article about how the IRP6 are still incarcerated while their case is under appeal... but there are over 200 pages of court transcript missing... How can they still be in prison after 22 months when key documents that need to be considered by the appellate panel are not available.  Freetheirp6.org

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Innocence Blog: Kansas Supreme Court Expands DNA Testing Statute

Innocence Blog: Kansas Supreme Court Expands DNA Testing Statute | judicial | Scoop.it
The Innocence Project is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

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California Prison Hunger Strike Ends After 60 Days - Solitary Watch

California Prison Hunger Strike Ends After 60 Days - Solitary Watch | judicial | Scoop.it

Update (10:32am): The Pelican Bay Short Corridor Collective have issued a statement “suspending” the hunger strike. “To be clear, our Peaceful Protest of Resistance to our continuous subjection to decades of systemic state sanctioned torture via the system’s solitary confinement units is far from over. Our decision to suspend our third hunger strike in two years does not come lightly,” reads the statement. “From our perspective, we’ve gained a lot of positive ground towards achieving our goals.  However, there’s still much to be done.  Our resistance will continue to build and grow until we have won our human rights.”


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The Case of the Missing Transcript

The Case of the Missing Transcript | judicial | Scoop.it
Certainly no judge would direct a criminal defendant to testify against his or her own will, but it is conceivable that something was said by the judge in U.S. v. Banks that reasonably led the defendants to that conclusion. The answer lies in the rec...
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This is an awesome article about how the IRP6 are still incarcerated while their case is under appeal... but there are over 200 pages of court transcript missing... How can they still be in prison after 22 months when key documents that need to be considered by the appellate panel are not available.  Freetheirp6.org

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From Jail to Law School: Jim Crow-Era Law Bars Florida Man from Voting, Taking Bar, Serving on Jury

From Jail to Law School: Jim Crow-Era Law Bars Florida Man from Voting, Taking Bar, Serving on Jury | judicial | Scoop.it
Branding them "unnecessary and unjust," Attorney General Eric Holder is urging the repeal of state laws that prohibit formerly incarcerated people from voting, a move that would restore the right to vote to nearly six million people. Holder’s call is largely symbolic since the federal government cannot force states to change their voting laws. But civil rights groups and advocates are praising Holder for advancing a critical step in reforming the criminal justice system. We are joined by Desmond Meade, president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Meade is one of more than 1.3 million citizens in Florida who have lost their right to vote due to prior felony convictions. After overcoming homelessness and addiction, Meade is now finishing up a law degree — but like the right to vote, Florida statutes also stand to prohibit him from taking the bar and being able to practice law.

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Right to vote should be restored!!

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Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks - Pew Research Center

Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks - Pew Research Center | judicial | Scoop.it

Incarceration gap widens between whites and blacks Pew Research Center One area where the black-white gap has widened is incarceration.


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With new DNA evidence, convicted murderer files motion to vacate conviction in 1994 killing

Gerard Richardson, 48, is seeking a new trial based on DNA evidence suggesting that he did not leave a bite mark on 19-year-old Monica Reyes

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