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USA is #1 ...in jailing its population

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The question of whether persons convicted of a crime should be imprisoned or not is now increasingly influenced by economic interests. While prisons have long tended to be located in rural communities because of the availability of cheap land, this trend has accelerated in recent decades as a result of lobbying by rural officials. With declining economic prospects in many of these communities, many local leaders have come to view prisons as their best hope of economic opportunity through the jobs that are generated. In practice, this has not proven to be beneficial to these areas, but nonetheless rural legislators continue to seek such opportunities. Perhaps not coincidentally, many of these officials are also strong supporters of harsh sentencing policies. -- Marc Mauer http://www.truth-out.org/progressivep...

The incarceration rate in the United States of America is the highest in the world. As of 2009, the incarceration rate was 743 per 100,000 of national population (0.743%).[2] In comparison, Russia had the second highest, at 577 per 100,000, Canada was 123rd in the world at 117 per 100,000, and China had 120 per 100,000.[2]
While Americans represent about 5 percent of the world's population, nearly one-quarter of the entire world's inmates have been incarcerated in the United States in recent years.[3] Imprisonment of America's 2.3 million prisoners, costing $24,000 per inmate per year, and $5.1 billion in new prison construction, consumes $60.3 billion in budget expenditures.
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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
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How Austerity Killed the Humanities

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Not long ago, the Right fought viciously over the teaching of the humanities in American universities. Now conservatives are trying to eliminate them altogether.
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Prison letters: One woman's 30 years of writing them

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Jean Basinger has been writing to Iowa inmates for 30 years, because she doesn't want them to feel forgotten
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Girl among two shot in West Englewood

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A girl was shot in the head and another person was injured in a West Englewood neighborhood shooting Friday night.
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N.J. Senate approves bill aimed at juvenile offenders - News - NorthJersey.com

A new set of rules on youth solitary confinement and when a juvenile may be moved into adult court was approved by the Senate on Monday.
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PROLOGUE. • Juvenile in Justice

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By Richard Ross for Jane Guttmann’s KIDS in Jail PROLOGUE. a preliminary discourse; a preface or introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel. an introductory speech, often in verse, calling attention to the theme of a play. the actor or actress who delivers this. an introductory scene, preceding the first act of a play, opera, etc. …
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Pennsylvania prison bars Bay View; prisoner fights back – and wins

Pennsylvania prison bars Bay View; prisoner fights back – and wins | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Rahsaan won his appeal and the release of his March Bay View. With his letter, he enclosed the “Final Appeal Decision,” dated April 30, 2015, and marked “Grant Inmate Appeal.” Now he is working to ...
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May 23rd Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement- Locations & Details

May 23rd Statewide Coordinated Actions To End Solitary Confinement- Locations & Details | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Saturday, May 23 ACTIONS by location (alphabetical order) If you don't see your locale listed here, we haven't received the details yet or YOU just might need to organize a simple action where you ...
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Kansas has found the ultimate way to punish the poor

Kansas has found the ultimate way to punish the poor | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Legislators are taking away so much of the little that poor Kansans get
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A Fortnight in Solitary [5/17/2015]

A Fortnight in Solitary [5/17/2015] | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past two weeks that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts. • Curry County, New Me...
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Betty Anne Waters, who freed her brother from prison, wants systemic changes: Jarvis DeBerry

As an attorney Betty Anne Waters has a 100 percent success rate. A server at an Irish pub with a GED, Waters realized that nobody was going to fight like she would fight to get her wrongly convicted brother out...
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The London borough that has turned homeless people into 'criminals'

The London borough that has turned homeless people into 'criminals' | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Homeless people face being criminalised in a east London borough due to a ban on anti-social behaviour, a charity has warned.
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CLEVELAND COP NOT GUILTY OVER DEATHS OF 2 PEOPLE SHOT AT 137 TIMES BY POLICE

CLEVELAND COP NOT GUILTY OVER DEATHS OF 2 PEOPLE SHOT AT 137 TIMES BY POLICE | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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STOP DETROIT WATER SHUTOFFS NOW! CANCEL THE #DETROITWATER DEBT AND START AFRESH: PETITION

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Keep Families Together: Ban the Box on Housing

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Marsha Chien and Irona Lofton: The exaggerated fears of housing associations should not prevent individuals recently released from prison from returning to a stable home with their families.
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Man with life sentence for pot has sentence commuted

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Governor Jay Nixon commuted the sentence for Missouri’s only man serving life in prison for non-violent marijuana-related offenses. Jeff Mizanskey, now 62, was arrested ...
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Officials Work to Keep Juveniles out of New Orleans’ Dangerous Jail Pretrial

Officials Work to Keep Juveniles out of New Orleans’ Dangerous Jail Pretrial | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Marcos Barbery, who works for Orleans Public Defenders, was one of about a dozen juvenile advocates who spoke about a local campaign to keep criminal suspects as young as 14 out of one of the most dangerous jails in the country.
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California draft budget backslides into aggressive prison construction, punting durable population reduction

California draft budget backslides into aggressive prison construction, punting durable population reduction | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The May Revision to Governor Brown’s 2015-16 budget delays plans to close the notorious decaying prison in Norco, a move supported by Sen. Hancock and CURB members earlier this week. The correction...
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Bay Area county will end youth solitary confinement per settlement

Bay Area county will end youth solitary confinement per settlement | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall will stop keeping youths in solitary confinement after settling a 2013 lawsuit that accused the county’s Probation Department of holding minors with mental health ...
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A Just Cause - False Confessions & Tortured Confessions = Wrongful Convictions

A Just Cause - False Confessions & Tortured Confessions = Wrongful Convictions | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart 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. Sam, Cliff, Lisa and Lamont will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person. Our Special Guest for tonight's show is Standish (Stan) Willis, Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Lawyer in Chicago, Illinois. He is currently advocating to stop false/tortured confessions being obtained by law enforcement, using unethical police tactics and force. 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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#SayHerName: Black Women And Girls Matter, Too

#SayHerName: Black Women And Girls Matter, Too | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Tanisha Anderson. Rekia Boyd. Miriam Carey. Michelle Cusseaux. Shelly Frey. Kayla Moore.

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How Many Years Make a Life Sentence for a Teenager?

How Many Years Make a Life Sentence for a Teenager? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
How many years make a life sentence for a teenager?
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Decarcerate The Garden State: Hurricane Carter, another symbol of the Decarcerate Movement in NJ

Decarcerate The Garden State: Hurricane Carter, another symbol of the Decarcerate Movement in NJ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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Juvenile Detention Centers: On the Other Side of ‘Lock ‘Em Up,’ but Not Quite Trauma-Informed

Juvenile Detention Centers: On the Other Side of ‘Lock ‘Em Up,’ but Not Quite Trauma-Informed | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
From ACEs Too High News: There are three ways to look at how the juvenile justice system is using modern practices to reduce youth crime and violence. One is what happens on the way to the detention center where a kid is held until trial — i.e., how the system decides which kids must be […]
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Lawsuit: Rikers Island Guards Raped, Beat Inmates

Lawsuit: Rikers Island Guards Raped, Beat Inmates | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Seven correction officers at Rikers Island raped and sexually abused female inmates over the course of two years, according to a federal lawsuit filed by the Legal Aid Society on Tuesday.
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