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Prison Culture » Infographic: Is This Justice?

Prison Culture » Infographic: Is This Justice? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Davontae Sanford - National Registry of Exonerations #Exonerate #WrongfullyConvicted

Davontae Sanford - National Registry of Exonerations #Exonerate #WrongfullyConvicted | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We welcome new information from any source about the exonerations that are already on our list and about new cases that might be exonerations. And we will be… LAW.UMICH.EDU
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WORTHY, OTHERS WANT LARGE PORTION OF 'JUVENILE LIFERS' TO DIE IN PRISON, DESPITE USSC RULINGS

WORTHY, OTHERS WANT LARGE PORTION OF 'JUVENILE LIFERS' TO DIE IN PRISON, DESPITE USSC RULINGS | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Some of Michigan’s juvenile lifers: (l to r, top through bottom row), Cortez Davis, Raymond Carp, Dakotah Eliason, Henry Hill, Keith Maxey, Dontez Tillman, Charles Lewis, Jemal Tipton, Nicole Dupure, Giovanni Casper, Jean Cintron, Matthew Bentley, Bosie Smith, Kevin Boyd, Damion Todd, Jennifer Pruitt, Edward Sanders, David Walton (photos show some lifers at current age, others at age they went to prison). Worthy seeks renewed LWOP for 40% in Wayne County, where 98% of juvenile lifers are Black, under likely unconstitutional state statute “Lifetime in prison is a disproportionate sentence for all but the rarest of children,” — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy U.S. the only country in the world to sentence children to die in prison “They created new laws to resentence a JLWOP’er to a term that may be equal to their natural life or close to the end of life.”– 41-yr. juvenile lifer U.S. District Court Judge John Corbett O’Meara to hear motion for an injunction to stop prosecutors ,Thurs. July 28, 10:30 a.m., Ann Arbor By Diane Bukowski
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John Elferink sacked as Northern Territory corrections minister following youth detention abuse

John Elferink sacked as Northern Territory corrections minister following youth detention abuse | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
John Elferink has been sacked as the Northern Territory's corrections minister after abuse of juveniles in detention was revealed.
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Broken limb and 10 days in solitary: Victorian youth prisons probed

Broken limb and 10 days in solitary: Victorian youth prisons probed | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An investigation is under way after a child spent ten days in solitary confinement in a Victorian juvenile jail.
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Wrongfully Trapped In Solitary Confinement, Herman Wallace Built His Dream House

Wrongfully Trapped In Solitary Confinement, Herman Wallace Built His Dream House | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
“What kind of house does a man who lives in a 6-foot-by-9-foot cell for 30 years dream of?”
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Some Thoughts on Recent Police Killings by Herman Bell, Black Panther Party/BLA Political Prisoner

"You may wonder what my take is of the (most recent) police killings in Minnesota and Baton Rouge and of the five police that were killed and six wounded in Dallas. These events, at least the killing of unarmed civilians, are such common occurrences nowadays til talk about them seem unending. What I find most striking about this is that the authorities, i.e., the police, are so condemnatory of violent acts in our society and yet they commit the most violence. They beat, shoot and kill citizens with impunity. To become a policeman imagine having to take a vow to never commit any act of physical violence on citizens. In truth, they have the power and resources if necessary to restrain or subdue somebody. Their “perks” would be gone: no guns, no intimidation, no beating, no shooting and killing of civilians. Therein would lie their worthiness, test of courage, willingness to serve and show genuine respect to the citizenry.
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Aging People in Prison Face Continuing Denial of Compassionate Release

Aging People in Prison Face Continuing Denial of Compassionate Release | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
If you're aging and chronically ill, shouldn't you be allowed to spend your remaining days surrounded by family and loved ones? For many in federal prison, the answer is often no.
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Senior BOP Officials Bully Families at Florence Federal Prison Camp, Says Advocacy Group, a Just Cause - Press Release - Digital Journal

On July 14, 2016, AJC reported in a press release that Associate Warden Johns allegedly threatened to throw inmates into solitary confinement if they simply greeted a loved one or a friend that was not on the inmates visiting list. "When AJC contacted Director Kane's office as well as the Regional office, we were told that putting an inmate into solitary confinement for greeting someone is a violation of BOP policy and stated they would look into it," says Banks. "AJC was told that Johns denied making the threat even though numerous sources confirm he did so in the presence of over 200 people," adds Banks.
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Say Violent Assault On Correction Captain Has Become Rikers Norm

Say Violent Assault On Correction Captain Has Become Rikers Norm | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Correction Capt. Utina Anthony-Barnes had just finished updating the log at a medical-observation area of the George Motchan Detention Center July 15 when inmate Brandon Jobson walked up and, without
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The Abuse of Juvenile Prisoners in the Northern Territory Has Sparked a Royal Commission | VICE | Australia / NZ

As Four Corners revealed, underage detainees at Don Dale Youth Detention Centre were beaten, stripped, and tear gassed by guards. The Federal Government wants answers.
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Davontae Sanford’s twisted road to freedom

Davontae Sanford’s twisted road to freedom | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Detroit teen’s supporters fought 8 years before getting him freed; but case not yet closed, crime not yet solved
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Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison’s use of segregation

Medical complaint challenges British Columbia prison’s use of segregation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Doctor’s decision to block transfer of prisoner to psychiatric hospital is now under investigation by B.C.’s College of Physicians and Surgeons
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Davontae Sanford’s twisted road to freedom #Exonerate #WrongfullyConvicted

Davontae Sanford’s twisted road to freedom #Exonerate #WrongfullyConvicted | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Detroit teen’s supporters fought 8 years before getting him freed; but case not yet closed, crime not yet solved
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Lawsuit claims Pamela Smart was wrongly placed in solitary confinement

Lawsuit claims Pamela Smart was wrongly placed in solitary confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A new lawsuit claims that Pamela Smart was wrongly put into solitary confinement after a prison guard found a plastic cake knife in her cell.
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The 14-Year-Old Who Grew Up in Prison | VICE | United States

In 1979, Ricky Olds watched his friend kill a man, then himself got sentenced to life in prison. More than three decades later, the Supreme Court has given him a shot at freedom.
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Video shows 'torture' of child prisoners in Australia

Video shows 'torture' of child prisoners in Australia | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Australian government has launched an investigation into a youth detention centre where teenagers were filmed being assaulted, tear gassed and forcibly stripped naked by laughing prison guards.
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Orange is the New Black Podcast: Q&A with Jean Casella from Solitary Watch

Orange is the New Black Podcast: Q&A with Jean Casella from Solitary Watch | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We chatted with Solitary Watch co-director Jean Casella about the depiction of solitary in 'Orange is the New Black' and how we can learn more.
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Sekou Kambui – Life After 47 Years as a Political Prisoner

From Unicorn Riot - July 24, 2016 https://denverabc.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/sekou-kambui-life-after-47-years-as-a-political-prisoner/ Denver, CO – It has been two years since Sekou Kambui was released from the Alabama prison system after spending 47 years of his life incarcerated. He and fellow Human Rights activist Audri Scott Williams spoke in Denver on Thursday, July 14th, 2016 at an event hosted by Denver Anarchist Black Cross about his life after prison and their current collective work. During his teenage years in the 1960s, Sekou participated in the Civil Rights movement through mobilizing fellow youth in Alabama and providing security for meetings of the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
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A Just Cause - Abuse Behind the Walls in American Prisons

Lamont Banks, Cliff Stewart, and Lisa Stewart 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. Lamont, Cliff and Lisa will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" and what happens when justice miscarries against our American citizens. Our Special Guests for tonight's show are Ex-Correctional Officers Robin K. Miller and Gary York. Both will be sharing their first-hand experiences and accounts of Abuse Behind Prison Walls in America! A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the 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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Gitmo refuses to release 'mistaken identity' prisoner after 9 years without lawyer

A little-known Afghan prisoner has been refused clearance to leave Guantánamo Bay, despite an apparent case of mistaken identity by the U.S. government. Guantánamo's Periodic Review Board (PRB) ruled this week that Haroon Gul, 33, must continue to be detained indefinitely without charge or trial because his plan for what he would do post-release was insufficient. The Board also seemed unimpressed by Mr. Gul's insistence that the government's allegations against him are false.
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Gillian Triggs Calls For Federal Inquiry After 'Torture' Exposed In NT Youth Jails

Gillian Triggs Calls For Federal Inquiry After 'Torture' Exposed In NT Youth Jails | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Children are stripped, gassed and shackled.
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AUSTRALIA'S SHAME - Four Corners

AUSTRALIA'S SHAME - Four Corners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Monday 25 July 2016 - Australia's Shame It almost defies belief but right here in Australia there is a prison system that locks up 10 year olds and places children as young as thirteen in solitary confinement.
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This exhaustive study covers the entire saga of Davontae Sanford

This exhaustive study covers the entire saga of Davontae Sanford | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sanford's case was vacated last month, following a motion by Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy to have charges dropped.
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Davontae Sanford’s road to freedom: An interactive study

Davontae Sanford’s road to freedom: An interactive study | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two confessions, one crime. Prosecutors said a 14-year-old was responsible for the murders on Runyon in Detroit. The hit man insists he did it.
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Week in solidarity with 'Land Detainees' launches with event for rights lawyer Adly - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online

Week in solidarity with 'Land Detainees' launches with event for rights lawyer Adly - Politics - Egypt - Ahram Online | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Campaign in solidarity with activists arrested in protests against the 8 April Red Sea islands deal starts with an event held by The Egyptian Social Democratic Party in solidarity with rights lawyer Malek Adly
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Do police treat Black Lives Matter and 'White Lives Matter' differently?

Do police treat Black Lives Matter and 'White Lives Matter' differently? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The police killing of white teenager Dylan Noble in Fresno, California, led to protests that Black Lives Matter activists say authorities treated very differently
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