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STUDY: Throwing Kids In Jail Makes Crime Worse, Ruins Lives

STUDY: Throwing Kids In Jail Makes Crime Worse, Ruins Lives | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Mass incarceration of American youth is actually making the country’s crime problem worse, according to a new study of Chicago youth incarceration. The study, conducted by Anna Aizer of Brown University and Joseph Doyle, Jr.
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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 ! | SocialAction2014 | 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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Carole Duggan demands answers as Ministry of Justice 'loses' file on Mark Duggan's death

Carole Duggan demands answers as Ministry of Justice 'loses' file on Mark Duggan's death | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The aunt of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police on the streets of Tottenham in August 2011, is demanding answers from the Ministry of Justice over a missing file concerning Mark’s death. Today...
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In Ferguson

In Ferguson | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Ferguson was the country stepping back in time or exposing the fact that change hasn't happened where most needed.
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Man freed after 35 years in prison for crime he did not commit

Man freed after 35 years in prison for crime he did not commit | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
BELLFONTE, PA (WPMT) In July 1979, James Hugney Sr. was convicted after a jury trial in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County of a notorious arson-murder then called by the media “the Burning Bed Ca...
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Joe Public 14th January 2015 Parliament Westminster London -

Joe Public Giving his opinion on, and protesting institutional child abuse.
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‪#‎EmpowermentMondays‬ The Weekly Protest capaign 2015

‪#‎EmpowermentMondays‬ The Weekly Protest capaign 2015 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

‪#‎EmpowermentMondays‬ The Weekly Protest capaign 2015 at the Royal Courts of in-Justice ‪#‎RCJ‬, Mondays 11-4pm.

Let's make the Family and Children a priority in 2015! JOIN INVITE SHARE RE-POST heart emoticon

IF WE DON'T GET NO JUSTICE YOU WILL GET NO PEACE. 
‪#‎NoJusticeNoPeace‬
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Taoiseach must honour promise to Magdalene survivors - Independent.ie

Taoiseach must honour promise to Magdalene survivors - Independent.ie | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
If the Taoiseach's emotional apology to Magdalene survivors was a highlight of his term, next week's introduction of Magdalene legislation is in danger of being a low point. Quietly and
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5 Ways the US Criminal Justice System Violates Human Rights -- And How We Can Do Better

5 Ways the US Criminal Justice System Violates Human Rights -- And How We Can Do Better | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
2014 was the year the United States began to wake up to the problems in our criminal justice system. Let's make 2015 the year we take the steps toward fixing them. While some may believe that the tactics used in the U.S. are necessary to keep peace, ...
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Will Justice Scalia Be the Savior of the Fair Housing Act?

Will Justice Scalia Be the Savior of the Fair Housing Act? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Going into this week's argument in Inclusive Communities Project, a Supreme Court case that will determine the future of the Fair Housing Act, all eyes were on Justice Kennedy. It's often Justice Kennedy who casts the deciding vote in cases about the strength and breadth of civil rights ...
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Prison suicide rate at highest level since 2007, figures show

Prison suicide rate at highest level since 2007, figures show | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Justice ministry report will confirm number of self-inflicted prisoner deaths rose to 82 in 2014
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Reprieve - Krishna Maharaj

Reprieve - Krishna Maharaj | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In 2002, Reprieve’s work on his case led to a reduction in his sentence to life imprisonment. On 9th January, 2015, Judge William Thomas in Miami denied our request to have Kris’s conviction overturned. We plan to appeal Judge Thomas’s...WWW.REPRIEVE.ORG.UK
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This Tuesday, Georgia Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man Unless the Courts Intervene

This Tuesday, Georgia Will Execute an Intellectually Disabled Man Unless the Courts Intervene | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We have only a few days before Mr. Hill enters the death chamber. His execution will mock the Constitution and our common decency unless the courts intervene, now....
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Heroin addiction sent me to prison. White privilege got me out and to the Ivy League.

Heroin addiction sent me to prison. White privilege got me out and to the Ivy League. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Second chances don’t come this easily to people of color.
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S.F. takes new direction on homeless camps with 1-stop aid center

S.F. takes new direction on homeless camps with 1-stop aid center | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The plan being spearheaded by the San Francisco mayor’s point man on homelessness is to create a one-stop homeless aid center in the heart of the Mission District that’s unlike any seen in America. Usually, when an encampment is broken up, aid workers offer shelter beds and other assistance as the angry campers start heading for the hills. Some take the offers, but many wind up doing what happened in December when San Jose officials busted up the huge Jungle encampment — about half spread out like melted Jell-O into new camps. Cleanup efforts are also thwarted when campers who do land in housing feel alienated or guilty because they abandoned their street community — and they go back to it. [...] are neighborhoods aching to get rid of homeless camps that have been burgeoning as tech-driven housing costs and gentrification shove them into new urban nooks and crannies. “I don’t know how it would ever be possible to help me, and I don’t really trust the system much, but hey — if they can get me and my friends into some kind of center like they’re talking about, we might give it a try,” Gember, 33, said as he tied off the entrance to his tent on San Bruno Avenue to go forage for food. Once in the center, the goal is to move people within three to 10 days to permanent rooms, rehabilitation centers, bus rides home or anything else that can lead to stable lives — and will stick. From creating thousands of counseling-enriched supportive housing units to the periodic Project Homeless Connect daylong, one-stop help fairs, the city has long gone the extra yard to help its street people. The always nettling challenge has been to deal with acutely troubled people who resent the constraints of shelters, distrust government and are afraid to leave their survival routines in the street — and legally can’t be forced to take help. Bending over backward to convince an indigent to take offered assistance seems counterintuitive, but studies show that moving a chronically homeless person out of the gutter actually saves cities money. According to the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and the United Way, someone living hard-core on the street costs more than $60,000 a year in police busts, emergency ambulance rides and the like, compared with about $20,000 in a government-funded supportive housing unit with counselors on-site to provide help. Several city agencies, including the Police Department and the Human Services Agency, will participate, along with nonprofits such as the Mission Neighborhood Resource Center and the Homeless Youth Alliance. The units will not just be lumped into huge complexes, but spread throughout other developments and smaller residence hotels away from traditionally troubled areas such as the Tenderloin — and they will come with added counseling, a crucial element for helping people stay inside. The new units are also to be partly funded by private donations, and the nonprofit HomeBase is conducting an exhaustive study to locate available spots for the city to lease. Street counselors have long said that if you can deal with whole communities instead of individuals, the whole process of getting to a stable life moves more quickly — and Dufty found this out firsthand in 2013 when the then-biggest encampment in the city, a sprawling mound of tents and trash at the Interstate 280 on-ramp alongside the Caltrain station, was broken up. All 30 campers were put up in a church auditorium for almost a week instead of just being offered housing vouchers or shelter beds, and within days all but five had been moved into permanent spots. A similar effort involving Pathways to Housing in Philadelphia has moved 450 severely mentally ill homeless people inside over six years, and the one-stop Connections Housing center in San Diego reduced homelessness downtown by more than half after it opened in 2013. “It’s actually a brilliant idea to bring in a displaced community of people,” Chris Simiriglia, Pathways’ executive director, said of San Francisco’s plan. Ray Bramson, homeless services manager for San Jose, likes the concept of one-stop help complexes such as the Navigation Center, although he warns it can be hard maintaining funding and that getting all the agencies to coordinate can be “like herding cats.”
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Living with a record: How past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty | PBS NewsHour

Living with a record: How past crimes may drive job seekers into poverty | PBS NewsHour | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Applicants with criminal backgrounds, including those with nonviolent criminal convictions or even arrests, are increasingly being driven into poverty. Even if it has been years since they've served time for past criminal infractions, those applying for jobs are often unable to find work -- especially in a climate of extreme job competition. NewsHour's Stephen Fee reports. Continue reading →
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Fears for riot gun PC who killed Mark Duggan as secret file on shooting that sparked London riots is 'lost in the post' 

Fears for riot gun PC who killed Mark Duggan as secret file on shooting that sparked London riots is 'lost in the post'  | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A computer disk containing details of the case which triggered Britain’s worst riots in a generation is thought to have been lost in the post by the Ministry of Justice.
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The School To Prison Pipeline Is Very Real For Young Black Kids, So Here’s An Articulate Answer On What To Do About It

The School To Prison Pipeline Is Very Real For Young Black Kids, So Here’s An Articulate Answer On What To Do About It | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Rev. Harris & Ralphy The Grassroots Community Reclaim The Real Dr. King In Fresno, Ca #1

Rev. Harris & Ralphy The Grass Root Community Reclaim The Real Dr. King In Fresno, Ca #1
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International Network In Action

International Network In Action | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
International Network In Action is a civil and human rights organization base in Fresno, Ca under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Floyd D. Harris, Jr.
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Patrisse Cullors steps in to lead Ferguson Solidarity Tour

Patrisse Cullors steps in to lead Ferguson Solidarity Tour | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We are very sorry to announce that the Reverend Osagyefo Sekou was taken seriously ill yesterday and rushed to hospital, literally hours before he was due to board his plane to London for the Fergu...
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This Is What It Feels Like To Have One Week Left On Death Row

This Is What It Feels Like To Have One Week Left On Death Row | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Richard Glossip wakes up each day knowing that at 6 p.m. on Jan. 29, he's going to die.

The 51-year-old has been on death row ever since he was convicted of first-degree murder nearly 17 years ago on the testimony of a single witness. Glossip has ...
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Joseph Sledge, wrongly convicted of double murder four decades ago, freed from North Carolina prison

Joseph Sledge, wrongly convicted of double murder four decades ago, freed from North Carolina prison | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A DNA expert said none of the evidence in a 1976 North Carolina double-murder belonged to Joseph Sledge, who spent 38 years behind bars
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Christie Blatchford and the child pornographer

Christie Blatchford and the child pornographer | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Leah Parsons is a brave woman.

Rehtaeh Parsons’ mother stood in a Halifax courtroom last week and confronted — again — the young man who shared a picture with friends of himself gleefully penetrating her ill, half-naked, vulnerable teenage daughter.

It takes a special kind of will and courage to be the one standing a few feet away from a person whose perverse actions ultimately led to your 17-year-old daughter’s suicide — while resisting the urge to lash out.
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Strip-search children in police stations as last resort only

Strip-search children in police stations as last resort only | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Letters: Children in youth prisons are only strip-searched where there is a good reason for doing so. However, there has been no equivalent review of the strip-searching of children in the police station
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Bailiffs trying to evict cancer-stricken man retreat

Bailiffs trying to evict cancer-stricken man retreat | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This is the moment that people power forced bailiffs to abandon their plans to evict cancer-stricken Tom Crawford, 63, from his home in Carlton, Nottinghamshire.
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Allow legal sex at 13 to stop 'old men abuse persecutions', says barrister - Telegraph

Allow legal sex at 13 to stop 'old men abuse persecutions', says barrister - Telegraph | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The age of consent for sex should be lowered to 13 years-old to end the ''persecution of old men'' in the wake of the Savile sex abuse scandal, a leading barrister has claimed.
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