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Op-ed: Bowes - Mistake shouldn't define life

As a 17-year-old boy, Luther was charged with a nonviolent felony.
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SocialAction2015 is important and plays a key role by equipping our communities with the knowledge of the mishaps and social injustices in the country (USA) and around the world. By providing this exclusive complimentary service to communities everywhere, our mission is to keep our people connected by encouraging the discussion of these topics.
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Free Davontae Sanford 2015 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

Free Davontae Sanford 2015 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough ! | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

Free Davontae Sanford Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

The police know it. The prosecutors know it. The courts know it. Anybody who reads the court records and police reports knows it.
This could have been any one of us, or any one of our children who was falsely arrested, railroaded, and imprisioned. If we let this stand, who will be next?
Demand that the prosecutors stop covering up their frame-up of this innocent child and come clean. Demand that Davontae be freed to come home
You Can Write Him At
Davontae Sanford-684070
ionia maxmium correctional fac.
`1576 w.bluewater highway
ionia,mi 48846

detroitforgottonc... about.me/JUSTICEDAVONTAE

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Vulnerable women shouldn’t have to get arrested to get support

Vulnerable women shouldn’t have to get arrested to get support | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Two in five women sent to prison in a single year will be unconvicted
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The Corps Network: Providing Opportunities for Previously Incarcerated Teens

The Corps Network: Providing Opportunities for Previously Incarcerated Teens | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Involving previously incarcerated young people in the community can have a tremendous impact on their future success: Research consistently shows that connecting youth with mentors, education and/o...
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In taking down the Confederate flag, why Bree Newsome’s biblical quote matters

In taking down the Confederate flag, why Bree Newsome’s biblical quote matters | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
"Whom shall I fear?"
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Ruling Against ''Three Strikes'' Sentencing Law Opens Door to Reform

Ruling Against ''Three Strikes'' Sentencing Law Opens Door to Reform | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The recent decision reinforces the need to address other sentencing policies that have contributed to mass incarceration.
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A Just Cause - Unanswered Questions Leading to Invalid Prosecution & Conviction

A Just Cause - Unanswered Questions Leading to Invalid Prosecution & Conviction | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. A Just Cause is campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Visit: www.freetheirp6.org. To learn more, about A Just Cause and to Donate to IRP6 Legal Defense Fund, visit www.a-justcause.com. Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages:https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast,and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6 Thank you for your support!
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Will Revamped Prison Regulations Reduce Solitary Confinement in California?

Will Revamped Prison Regulations Reduce Solitary Confinement in California? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
California prison officials have announced a number of changes to state regulations pertaining to the use of solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation. The reforms come in the run-u...
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Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty

Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Oklahoma to continue using a lethal drug cocktail for executions, but, in a surprising dissent, two liberal justices opened the door to what could become a historic challenge to the death penalty itself.
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Death Row Exonoree Released Last Year Dies Of Lung Cancer

Death Row Exonoree Released Last Year Dies Of Lung Cancer | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A Louisiana man who was freed from prison last year after spending almost three decades wrongfully incarcerated on death row has died.

Glenn Ford, 65, succumbed to lung cancer Monday morning. In a
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LORD GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE FA,MILY~!  EVEN THE MORE ON THOSE THAT DIDI THI TO THIS MAN!!

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Seven Days in Solitary [6/28/2015]

Seven Days in Solitary [6/28/2015] | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past week that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts. • Advocates and advocates g...
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Four years since our hunger strikes began, none of our core demands have yet been met: Our protracted struggle must continue

Four years since our hunger strikes began, none of our core demands have yet been met: Our protracted struggle must continue | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
We prisoners need to prepare for a massive peaceful protest and work stoppage if prison officials don’t change 1) The culture to which prisoners and their families are subjected: so much mental and...
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Soledad Brother John Clutchette asks for your help

Soledad Brother John Clutchette asks for your help | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
I have read your publication periodically over the years, and after some discussion with fellow prisoners, it was suggested I seek your assistance with getting the message out there that I need hel...
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Beyond Scared Straight : Chester, SC: The Harder They Fall

Beyond Scared Straight : Chester, SC: The Harder They Fall | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In Chester County, SC, an abusive 16-year-old rapper challenges the power of the deputies, who then team together to restrain the troubled teen.
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Is Bail Unconstitutional?

Is Bail Unconstitutional? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Anthony Cooper was going to jail because he couldn’t afford to buy his way out. After being picked up for public intoxication at a bus station in Dothan, Alabama, at about 1 a.m. on June 13, Cooper was told that unless he paid $300 in bail money, he would have...
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After Hunger Strikes, Solitary Confinement Reforms Come to California's Prisons——and Leave Thousands Behind

After Hunger Strikes, Solitary Confinement Reforms Come to California's Prisons——and Leave Thousands Behind | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Four years ago today, approximately 6,600 people in California prisons launched a hunger strike in protest of long-term solitary confinement. The protest would be the first of three large-scale act...
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Signs to a Creative Future: National Painting Week Mural Project Led By Teens in Juvenile Court

Signs to a Creative Future: National Painting Week Mural Project Led By Teens in Juvenile Court | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Montgomery County Juvenile Court and Keep Montgomery County Beautiful are pleased to announce that the Helping Adolescents Achieve Long-term Objectives (HAALO) mural project is ahead of schedule an...
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Independent Living Fund is closed but disabled people vow to battle on

Independent Living Fund is closed but disabled people vow to battle on | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Despite all the protests over the last five years, the Independent Living Fund (ILF) closed yesterday (June 30). The Conservative Government has claimed that disabled people will still be able to a...
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Innocence Project and Mid Atlantic Innocence Project Asks Maryland Judge to Reverse 1987 Murder Convictions

In light of new forensic evidence which points to a different perpetrator, the Innocence Project and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project are asking a Maryland judge to reverse the murder convictions of David Ronald Faulkner and Jonathan David Smith, Sr. and declare them innocent.
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Federal Agency BOP Fails To Act On Their Open Door Policy, As They Turned Away An Advocacy Group -

A Just Cause recently visited BOP in Washington and found out that their "Open Door Policy" was nothing but an open door lie!..... Please share, like and sub...
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California now under pressure to propose lethal injection method

California now under pressure to propose lethal injection method | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court 's decision Monday giving a green light to an execution drug triggered a renewed attempt in California to create a single-drug method of lethal injection for inmates on America's largest death row.
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Juvenile Records Often Have Lifelong Consequences: Experts Say

Juvenile Records Often Have Lifelong Consequences: Experts Say | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Juvenile records can often have serious lifelong consequences — and the remedies of expunging or sealing the records are often too costly and too complicated to pursue.

Three juvenile defense attorneys urged juvenile justice workers to seek reforms that would make it easier for young people to squelch delinquent acts from their pasts and move on with their lives.
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The Fairness and Restoration Act of 2015

The Fairness and Restoration Act of 2015 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
We as prisoners did not forfeit our citizenship when we came to prison or the laws which are designed to protect our basic human rights and dignity. The implementation and enforcement of the Anti-T...
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Rev. Pinkney, hero of Benton Harbor, speaks from prison

Rev. Pinkney, hero of Benton Harbor, speaks from prison | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
If we assume that life is worth living and that man has a right to survive, I will say the body of assorted judges, prosecutors and politicians must be held accountable for their wrongdoing – their...
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Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty? - Death Penalty - ProCon.org

Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty? - Death Penalty - ProCon.org | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty? Read pros, cons, and expert responses in the debate.
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For Families of People Living With Mental Illness, Police ''Support'' Is Not the Solution

For Families of People Living With Mental Illness, Police ''Support'' Is Not the Solution | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
We need to radically reimagine what safety looks like.
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