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A Just Cause Coast2Coast- Wrongful Convictions & Reducing Recidivism in Prisons

A Just Cause Coast2Coast- Wrongful Convictions & Reducing Recidivism in Prisons | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, and Ethel Lopez 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 and Ethel 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 Guests tonight are Sabra Williams, Actress/Founder of The Actor's Gang Prison Project, Joshua Tepfer, Project Director of the Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth and an Assistant Clinical Professor at Northwestern University School of Law and Wrongly Convicted, Terrill Swift, who was convicted at the age of 17 for rape & murder, a crime he didn't commit. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commitrong. For full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, please 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
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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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NYC Awards $3.9M In 2012 Police Killing Of Unarmed Bronx Teen Ramarley Graham

NYC Awards $3.9M In 2012 Police Killing Of Unarmed Bronx Teen Ramarley Graham | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012. The deal settled a federal lawsuit brought by the family of ...
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‪#‎ScrapWCA‬ #PaulaPeters

‪#‎ScrapWCA‬ #PaulaPeters | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
maximus HQ building the brown building on the right hand side of the street, white doorway entrance.Proper address for Maximus HQ is this

 

Maximus HQ, level 1

29 Queen Anne’s Gate
London SW1H 9AH

it is directly opposite the ministry of justice building and two minutes around the corner from the DWP HQ Tothill street, 8 minutes from the houses of parliament for all those meetings with IDS, Ministers and MPsmass action against maximus and highlighting the WCA process Monday 2nd March 2015 1 pm‪#‎ScrapWCA‬

 

Paula Peters

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Why march for homes? Because the housing crisis goes far beyond us Focus E15 mums | Jasmin Stone

Why march for homes? Because the housing crisis goes far beyond us Focus E15 mums | Jasmin Stone | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We live in a rich country, yet London is blighted by homelessness and ordinary people being priced out of their own area; things have to change
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Decarcerate The Garden State: Decarcerate the Garden State Supports Feb 28 March for 15 in Newark NJ

Decarcerate The Garden State: Decarcerate the Garden State Supports Feb 28 March for 15 in Newark NJ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Dean's story exposes the failures of our system

Dean's story exposes the failures of our system | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Last night (January 30), Vox Political had reason to thank its readers on Facebook after that page's weekly reach topped one million readers - that's a lot of people. Now it's time to see if we can...
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Social Media Campaign Helps Connect Homeless People With Loved Ones

Social Media Campaign Helps Connect Homeless People With Loved Ones | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
People have a hard time thinking of the homeless as humans, let alone as someone’s child, parent, brother or sister.

But a new social media campaign wants to change that, and in the process, give some homeless people permanent shelter off th...
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Food Stamps Save Kids and Parents From Hunger | EQUAL VOICE NEWS

Food Stamps Save Kids and Parents From Hunger | EQUAL VOICE NEWS | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Equal Voice News covers news about America's working families, poverty and policy. Topics include: housing, employment, education, immigration and health care. Online newspaper is supported by Marguerite Casey Foundation.
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Homeless Man Who Refused To Leave His Dog During Below-Zero Temperatures Gets Shelter For Pup

Homeless Man Who Refused To Leave His Dog During Below-Zero Temperatures Gets Shelter For Pup | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Even in frigid weather conditions, this homeless man wouldn't leave his beloved best friend.

Bernard Holland, 53, and his dog, Oreo, had been staying in a tent at a homeless camp in downtown Indianapolis. Earlier this month, an outreach worker fr...
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This Is How Much the US Spends on Imprisoning vs. Educating People, in One Startling GIF

This Is How Much the US Spends on Imprisoning vs. Educating People, in One Startling GIF | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The prison system is broken.
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Food Not Bombs sues Fort Lauderdale over homeless feeding rules

Food Not Bombs sues Fort Lauderdale over homeless feeding rules | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
FORT LAUDERDALE – The Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs group dropped a legal bomb on the city Thursday, filing a federal lawsuit that claims its free-speech rights are being violated by the city's new homeless feeding regulations.
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Over 31,000 Londoners facing eviction threat

Over 31,000 Londoners facing eviction threat | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
More than 31,000 people in London are living under the threat of eviction, shock analysis has revealed.... Based on the Ministry of Justice's latest data, housing charity Shelter's research found t...
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Living With Schizophrenia, in Prison and Out -


Sedlis Dowdy is serving an eight-year sentence at the maximum security Elmira Correctional Facility for assault in the first degree. In and out of mental hospitals from an early age, he’s been diagnosed with schizophrenia and has spent a quarter of his life in solitary confinement. WNYC’s Cindy Rodriguez interviewed him in October 2014 for the WNYC series Breaking Point: New York’s Mental Health Crisis, which examines the nexus of poverty, mental illness and the criminal justice system.

Here, Dowdy talks about the challenges he faces as a prisoner coping with a mental illness, and his experience on the streets of New York City. Some 9,000 people serving time in New York State prisons have been diagnosed as mentally ill, and so have 40 percent of the inmates in the city’s Rikers Island jail.

This is Dowdy’s second term in state prison. He is scheduled to be released in five years.

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Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Released

Jailed Al Jazeera Journalist Released | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
CAIRO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste left Egypt for his native Australia on Sunday after serving 400 days in an Egyptian prison on charges that included aiding a terrorist group, four security officials said.

There was no im...
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How One Woman's Love Helped Overturn a Wrongful Conviction Case That May Help Thousands

How One Woman's Love Helped Overturn a Wrongful Conviction Case That May Help Thousands | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Derrick Hamilton's exoneration is an anomaly that may ease the reversal of other wrongful conviction cases. He couldn't have done it without a particular woman.
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'She was only a baby': last charge dropped in police raid that killed sleeping Detroit child

'She was only a baby': last charge dropped in police raid that killed sleeping Detroit child | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Aiyana Stanley-Jones was 7 years old when she was killed by a single bullet to the head. As an officer walks free, another community is demanding answers
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Who counts as 'homeless' depends on how you ask | Al Jazeera America

Who counts as 'homeless' depends on how you ask | Al Jazeera America | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Who counts as homeless
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Stark Images Capture Real Life In One Of America’s Poorest Towns

Stark Images Capture Real Life In One Of America’s Poorest Towns | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
How do those who live in dire poverty manage their daily lives, and can a town struggling under the weight of such poverty ever transform itself?
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Report: Blind, Deaf, Disabled Inmates Abused in Prison

Report: Blind, Deaf, Disabled Inmates Abused in Prison | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is facing a scathing report and several lawsuits contending that correctional staff at a Huntsville prison regularly neglect, abuse and even violently beat prisoners with disabilities — with little to no consequences.
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Sex abuse inquiry: 'Victims receive death threats' after MPs release names online

Sex abuse inquiry: 'Victims receive death threats' after MPs release names online | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Survivors of sex abuse say they have received death threats and been approached by their abusers, after MPs published their details online last week.
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After 75 years as a “citizen of nowhere,” Dublin-born man fights for his identity

After 75 years as a “citizen of nowhere,” Dublin-born man fights for his identity | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Graham was born in a mother and child home; both Dublin and Belfast rejected his citizenship.
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COPS KILL GIRLS: CHARGES DISMISSED IN DEATH OF AIYANA JONES, 7; TWO TEENS DEAD IN COLORADO, TEXAS

COPS KILL GIRLS: CHARGES DISMISSED IN DEATH OF AIYANA JONES, 7; TWO TEENS DEAD IN COLORADO, TEXAS | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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3 1/2 Minutes: How Gun Culture, Fear and Racial Bias Killed Jordan Davis

3 1/2 Minutes: How Gun Culture, Fear and Racial Bias Killed Jordan Davis | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The film 3 1/2 Minutes documents the trial of Davis’ killer, Michael Dunn, and captures the life of the young man through interviews with his parents and friends.
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Exclusive: The cop who choked Eric Garner to death won't have to pay a dime in damages

Exclusive: The cop who choked Eric Garner to death won't have to pay a dime in damages | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Who shoulders the big payouts in police misconduct cases?
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