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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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CHICAGO COPS KILL PAUL O'NEAL, 18, FIRING INTO CAR AGAINST POLICY

CHICAGO COPS KILL PAUL O'NEAL, 18, FIRING INTO CAR AGAINST POLICY | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Paull O’Neal unarmed Chicago police policy: do not shoot at people in vehicles Neighborhood vigil held, organizing continues From Everipedia.com http://www.everipedia.com/paull-oneal/
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Jury recommends limits on inmate segregation - Abbotsford News

Jury recommends limits on inmate segregation - Abbotsford News | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Coroner's inquest held into 2015 death of Christopher Robert Roy at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford
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Pamela Smart files lawsuit objecting to solitary confinement | Fox News

Pamela Smart files lawsuit objecting to solitary confinement | Fox News | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Pamela Smart, a New Hampshire school employee who was sentenced to life after her teenage lover killed her husband, claims in a lawsuit that she was wrongly put in solitary confinement for 90 days.
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Australia's Shame - Trailer

Australia's Shame: A look at the terrible abuses within prisons that have shocked Australia Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads

Revelations of shocking abuse in Australia’s youth justice system have shaken the public to its core. Released images from within the prison show conditions easily mistaken for Abu Ghraib or Guantanamo Bay. It almost defies belief, but in Australia there is a prison system that locks up 10-year-olds and places children as young as thirteen in solitary confinement. CCTV footage from the Orwellian ‘Behavioural Management Unit’ shows distressed teen Jake Roper trying to get out of his tiny cell. Having been confined alone for almost 24 hours a day, for over 2 weeks, Jake has lost all sense of time, having had only a sliver of natural light to illuminate his cell. “Those cells were ghoulish, they were something medieval”, says lawyer, Jared Sharp. Dylan Voller suffered systematic abuse by officers for over 4 years. These are not the actions of some bad guards, but “a deliberate, punitive and cruel policy”, says barrister, John B Lawrence. “If I treated my children like that, the authorities would take my children from me.” And this shocking abuse continues, with the Northern Territories having legalised the use of mechanical restraints, where children are hooded and shackled to a chair. This shocking report reveals the truth about the treatment of Australia's children behind bars, where young offenders have been stripped naked, assaulted and tear gassed. ABC Australia – Ref. 6847 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.

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Guard Caught Assaulting Inmate [Surveillance Footage]

A veteran guard at a Cook County, Illinois jail has been charged with felony misconduct after surveillance footage captured him assaulting an inmate
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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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Australians protest treatment of youth in detention - YouTube

Graphic footage of teenage boys being stripped naked, tear-gassed, held in solitary confinement and shackled to chairs have shocked the country. In Sydney, Melbourne and elsewhere, hundreds gathered to call for justice for the teens, many of whom are Aboriginal. One barrister has described the treatment of the detainees as reminiscent of the U-S Guantanamo Bay detention center. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has ordered a royal commission to see how the youths were treated at the Don Dale Center in the Northern Territory in 2014 and 2015.
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Suicide and self harm rockets in UK prisons

The rate of suicide and self-harm in the UK’s prison system seems to be rising. A report by the British Ministry of Justice has shown that suicides and self-harm have consistently risen year on year and many are now calling for an overhaul of the prison system. Mohamed walji has more.
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Military might punish Chelsea Manning with indefinite solitary confinement for attempting suicide

Military might punish Chelsea Manning with indefinite solitary confinement for attempting suicide | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Chelsea Manning, the trans woman currently serving time in military prison for classified documents to WikiLeaks, attempted to take her own life earlier this month.
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Children in solitary confinement: we must stop treating kids in the system like adults | Anna Copeland

Children in solitary confinement: we must stop treating kids in the system like adults | Anna Copeland | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We have lost our way because we’ve forgotten that children are entitled to special protections, even those who behave badly, who are violent or criminal
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Chicago protesters occupy Homan Square for eighth day to demand closure

The Chicago police department’s Homan Square facility is a secretive detention and police facility that has been used to torture inmates. for the eighth consecutive day to demand its closure and lobby for police reform protestors showed up yet again. The site, known as Homan Square, has been the subject of a series of Guardian investigations that revealed officials “disappeared” more than 7,000 people. Most of these men were black men who were allegedly subjected to severe abuse. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2... http://www.wochit.com
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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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