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Teen Survives Being Shot 15 Times For Trying To Leave Gang

Teen Survives Being Shot 15 Times For Trying To Leave Gang | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Nineteen-year-old Atlanta youth Orentheal Childs (pictured below right) who was left for dead after being shot 15 times for attempting to cut his ties with a gang is miraculously, still alive, repo...
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SocialAction2014 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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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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Revisiting Attica Shows How New York State Failed to Fulfill Promises

Revisiting Attica Shows How New York State Failed to Fulfill Promises | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A new book brings attention to the deadly 1971 prison uprising. Reporters for The New York Times and The Marshall Project describe what has changed since then, and what hasn’t.
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How a self-represented inmate fought and won release from solitary

How a self-represented inmate fought and won release from solitary | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Matthew Hamm has been in jail for over half his life and has battled mental-health issues, but argued in an Alberta Court that the Edmonton Institution unlawfully placed him and three other inmates in the ‘hole’
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CIA whistleblower denied medical care in prison

The family of CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling is demanding he receive immediate medical treatment in prison for a serious heart condition. Those calls have largely gone unanswered. His wife, Holly Sterling, tells RT America’s Anya Parampil that prison officials will now consider having a cardiac specialist see her husband, but it may take up to a month for that to happen.
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Press Release Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr. founder of the National Network In Action

Press Release Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr. founder of the National Network In Action | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Empty descPress Release Town Hall Meeting International National Network In Action “Black Lives Matter: Is Fresno becoming Ferguson?" Date: Tuesday 23, 2016 Time: 6 pm Contact: Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr (559) 790-4277 Location: New Light For New Life Church Of God 1106 W. Woodward Fresno, Ca 93706 Web Site: http://xyfloyd.wixsite.com/nnia Video: Black student being choked by Fresno Police Motorcycle Traffic Officers: https://www.youtube.com/watch? Civil Rights Leader Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr. founder of the National Network In Action has united pastors, concerned citizens, community leaders and statewide activists to continue to push the Black Lives Matter movement in Fresno, Ca. Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr international civil rights leader and Justice Rene-Anthony Medina a local activist both have been arrested by Fresno Police Department for Black Lives Matter activity. Justice Medina will be present to speak at the town hall meeting. This is an extremely important town hall meeting to include the recent police brutality against an African American male who was jaywalking on the first day of High School going to campus. He was slammed to the ground and choked by a Fresno Police Motorcycle Traffic Officers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xKu8SVb-DE. Speakers will testify about how they are being targeted, harassed, profiled and abused by local police. There will be local victims and concerned citizens who will give testimony on how local law enforcement have fatally murdered their love one's unjustly. Rev. Harris will continue to organize the people in Fresno to stand for justice and equality for all people.ription
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Tale of deceit plays out at freedom hub

Tale of deceit plays out at freedom hub | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Three deaths and a suicide bid have thrown the town's historical Gajapati Palace and head of the royal family Gopinath Gajapati in the midst of a raging controversy.
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The end to abusive solitary confinement of juveniles in California is finally in sight

The end to abusive solitary confinement of juveniles in California is finally in sight | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It has taken years of advocacy, frustration, soul-searching and compromise, but the end of abusive solitary confinement of juveniles in California is finally at
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Solitary for Suicide Attempts: The Brutal Punishment of Chelsea Manning

Solitary for Suicide Attempts: The Brutal Punishment of Chelsea Manning | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Possible solitary punishment for a suicide attempt is likely to exacerbate mental health issues for Chelsea Manning.
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DOJ Ending Use of Private Prisons: Will Decarceration Follow?

Truthout's Maya Schenwar says the announcement won’t affect federal immigration detention centers or state prisons. Visit http://therealnews.com for mor
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'We Tortured Some Kids': Parody Advert Unveils the Horrors at Australia's Child Detention Facilities (Video)

'We Tortured Some Kids': Parody Advert Unveils the Horrors at Australia's Child Detention Facilities (Video) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"Kids as young as ten are choked; stripped; left in solitary confinement for weeks."
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Blessings Over Bullets In Chicago

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Blessings Over Bullets in Chicago

The victims get younger and the numbness becomes more and more familiar as we find a way to remove ourselves from the bitter truth of our environment.

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For-profit prisons found to be most dangerous and punitive

A new investigation by the US Department of Justice found that privately owned, for-profit prisons are way more likely to instigate lockdowns, abuse solitary confinement, and generate medical complaints, than other prisons in the system. The Resident discusses. Like The Resident on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheResident
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Wayne Co. Prosecutor says she'll review position on "White Boy Rick's" parole

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says she will review her office's position on parole for Richard Wershe, also known as "White Boy Rick." ◂ WXYZ 7 Actio
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The Battle of Brooklyn: A Loss That Helped Win the Revolution

The Battle of Brooklyn: A Loss That Helped Win the Revolution | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An exhibition at the Old Stone House in Brooklyn celebrates the clash, also known as the Battle of Long Island, which spared General Washington from capture.
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Shades of grey: those who confessed to a crime they don’t remember - FT.com

Shades of grey: those who confessed to a crime they don’t remember - FT.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Could you imagine confessing to a murder when you had no recollection of the killing at all? It sounds like a surreal question. But it is the hook behind a probing and disturbing new book from photographer Jack Latham that looks at one of the most
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Sarnia-Lambton man needs mental health assessment

Sarnia-Lambton man needs mental health assessment | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A federal judge denied requests by Rutherford County and the state of Tennessee to dismiss a lawsuit involving a teenager and his mother who claim he was wrongfully held in solitary confinement at the Juvenile Detention Center.
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Arkansas City Accused Of Running Racist 'Debtors Prison'

Civil rights groups filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday accusing a small Arkansas city of running what they said amounted to a modern day debtors prison. A local court imposed inordinate fees on the poor and jailed them if they did not pay. The groups include the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the American Civil Liberties Union. They say the city of Sherwood, with a population of about 30,000 people, generated some $12 million over the past five years through the system. The lawsuit claims it's illegal and targets African-American residents. A lawyer for the city and a municipal court judge, named as a defendant, did not respond to requests for comment. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/d... http://www.wochit.com
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Angola 3 book-signing honors political prisoners

Angola 3 book-signing honors political prisoners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
New York - For the many veterans of the human rights struggles, past and present, who were in the room, it was more than a book signing acknowledging the paperback publication of Robert Hillary King’s autobiography, “From the Bottom of the Heap.” It was a tribute to the Angola 3.
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How many times will solitary confinement be misused before someone does something?

How many times will solitary confinement be misused before someone does something? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Prisons continue to ignore even the most basic rules surrounding the controversial practice
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Activists Call on Obama to Pardon U.S. Political Prisoners

On the eve of the DNC, activists from across the country gathered in Philadelphia urging president Obama to pardon U.S. political prisoners incarcerated in federal jails
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UK should continue collecting bulk data: Government review

British Prime Minister Theresa May has welcomed an independent review of a draft law that calls for more powers to the country’s police and spy agencies
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Outside the box: Inmates work to renounce gangs, escape solitary confinement

Outside the box: Inmates work to renounce gangs, escape solitary confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The heavily tattooed state prison inmate had been held in the locked, one-man cell not as a serial killer or homicidal maniac but as a soldier in a race-based predatory prison gang. Joshua, who is serving three years for assault and asked that his full name not be used for fear of retribution, crossed a line of no return when he told authorities he wanted out of the prison gang. [...] it was the first step in entering a voluntary Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison program that officials say has slashed the number of gang members in segregated custody by 61 percent over the past decade. Texas began locking away gang members in administrative segregation in 1985 as a way to take back control of a prison system that was among the most violent in the nation. Letting gang members roam the prisons was seen as too dangerous for other inmates and guards because the gangs were predatory, organized and violent. Today, inmates are still automatically transferred to administrative segregation – also known as ad-seg, the hole or solitary confinement – if they are identified as a member of one of seven known gangs operating in the prisons. Amy Fettig, senior staff counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union's National Prison Project, said indefinite solitary confinement does infinite harm. The Texas prison system's Gang Renouncement and Disassociation program developed as a way to get inmates out of the gangs and onto a better path. The Texas system also recently introduced a Segregation Diversion Program, which allows gang members returning to prison a chance to renounce their membership and be re-educated from the start. More than 30 states across the U.S. now have programs to give inmates a way to work their way out of segregated custody, said David Pyrooz, a University of Colorado Boulder criminologist who has studied gangs and the Texas prison system. Sitting in a classroom for the gang renouncement program at a maximum security prison recently, Joshua said that he hopes to be free of the gang life by the time he finishes serving his sentence.
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Racism on the rise in UK after Brexit vote: Watchdog

Racial inequality is worsening in the United Kingdom with young black people and ethnic minorities suffering "institutional racism" and "unfairness" in the fields of education, employment and the criminal justice system. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) also said in its latest report that race was the motive in 82 percent of hate crimes recorded in England and Wales with the two nations witnessing an "unprecedented spike" since Britain voted to leave the European Union on 23 June. Al Jazeera's Neave Barker reports from London.
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Debtors' Prisons: Life Inside America’s For-Profit Justice System (Part 1/2)

VICE’s Justice series examines the winners and losers of the for-profit criminal justice system. Imprisoning people for being poor has technically been illegal in this country for two hundred years, but it is still a reality. Municipalities with small, low-income populations and correspondingly low tax bases regularly pay their salaries, and pad their budgets by issuing “quality of life” and traffic fines to people for minor offenses—and sending them to jail if they can’t pay. VICE examines the ways these local governments have turned broken-windows policing into profit, and meets the people who are fighting back. WATCH NEXT: Inside America's For-Profit Bail System - http://bit.ly/2bvBkus Click here to subscribe to VICE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE
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