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It's known by now that the United States is home to less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but home to almost 25 percent of the world’s prison population. However, the Obama administration believes better data within the criminal justice system could correct the imbalance. On June 29th, the White House announced its new Data-Driven Justice Initiative, through which 67 cities and states will work with each other, as well as with leading tech companies to find new ways to use data to shrink the size of their local prison populations. The White House pointed to one example in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, which began delving into its own data back in 2014 to find low-risk people in jail who could be released early. That intervention led to a 40 percent reduction in the county jail population with no increase in reported crime.
JUNEAU — An inmate at Waupun Correctional Institution has alleged that his court ordered forced feeding is being conducted for punitive purposes, violating his 8th amendment rights which protect against
The Unites States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. According to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, African Americans now constitute nearly one million of the total two-point-three million detained population and they are imprisoned at nearly six times the rate of the White. Together, African Americans and Hispanics comprised 58-percent of all prisoners in 2008, even though they make up approximately one quarter of the US population.
We are enraged to report that Jalil received notice on June 28, 2016, that he was once again rejected by the Parole Board. This is the ninth time Jalil has been to the Board, and the ninth time he has been denied, despite having an excellent record and meeting all requirements to be released on parole.
Boundary House in Welwyn Garden City, which houses around 45 families, has become one property where Waltham Forest houses residents temporarily because it says there are no homes in the borough available. Although supposed to be temporary, people can end up in these 'temporary' properties for years. The property is owned by Thule Investments Ltd, that rents the homes to the council, while residents say that repairs are not done and the condition of the premises is left in a hazardous condition, putting their families’ health at risk. Residents visit Waltham Forest Housing offices to outline their concerns in an attempt to get the council to get the owners to address the issues. They manage to get a meeting with John Knight (Director of Housing at Waltham Forest council), whether this resolves problems for the families remains to be seen.
It’s called Sheriff Arpaio’s Camp Summer Stars. There’s one in June and one in July. It lasts for two days. The point of it, according to the Sheriff, is to teach kids the realities of jail life in an effort to scare them straight. While they’re at the camp, the kids will be treated just like any inmate. They’ll have to wear inmate clothing. They’ll sleep in jail bunks. They’ll eat jail food. They’ll do jail labor jobs. They’ll get the full-on experience of what it’s like to be in jail.
THIS WEDNESDAY JUNE 29th, LET PRESIDENT OBAMA KNOW THAT PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONER OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA HAS THE SUPPORT OF THE MASSES! Tweet the following message to President Obama: @BarackObama I add my voice to the thousands demanding: Free Oscar Lopez Rivera NOW! #FreeOscarLopez Ask your friends, family, co-workers, church members, classmates or union members, to support this campaign! United our voices can make freedom happen!
In 2011 James Hightower, a puppet of Whirlpool and Lakeland Hospital, was elected mayor in Benton Harbor, Michigan. When Benton Harbor residents proposed that the city enact by referendum a 1 percent income tax aimed at Whirlpool to help solve the city's financial crisis, Whirlpool, Lakeland Hospital and Mayor James Hightower worked to defeat the measure through a massive misinformation campaign. In 2013, Rev. Pinkney and others launched an effort to recall Hightower. They gathered more than the required number of signatures to force a recall election and turned them in to the County Clerk, who verified the group had more than enough good signatures. The recall election was scheduled to be held on May 6, 2014, but at the Mayor's request, James Hightower, Whirlpool Corporation, the Berrien County Sheriff Department, and prosecutor Mike Sepic began investigating the petitions campaign to save the Mayor puppet from public humiliation and exposure. Their tactic was to intimidate residents who signed the petitions and build a false, misguided, malicious case against Rev. Pinkney.
Interview with Kathy Seymour, mother of a mentally ill young man held 3 yrs in Sheriff Joe's cruel Maricopa Jail without a trial. Call to listen at Human Rights Demand channel (347)857-3293. Leonard Moreno was arrested at age 15 and has been in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT for 3 years to force a confession. Email Len's mother, at JusticeforLen@gmail(dot)com >> You can also hear the interview at https://fccdl.in/Brlzw0E8b by calling (605)562-0029, code 992.212.650, reference no. 62. Leonard will go before a judge on June 30, 2016. Please write to Len at Booking No. T008017, Maricopa Jail, 201 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Please call about his care at (602)876.0322. Leonard is losing ground mentally and recently tried suicide. Guards are reportedly abusing Leonard and spitting in his food. Mentally challenged prisoners have starved to death in jails and prisons throughout the USA. We do not know whether Leonard was physically attacked, but his ear is reportedly oozing liquid that could be his brain fluid. Please care and share Leonard's moms testimony with your friends and online groups. No child should be arrested and held on a $1M cash bond in an adult facility and tortured in solitary 23/7 for three years until he is an adult before giving him a trial. These are crimes against humanity that are common regarding mentally ill Americans, especially blacks and Latinos. Please share the expense of justice quests on Human Rghts Demand https://www.paypal.me/HumanRightsDemand
The Department of Corrections is force-feeding at least three inmates currently on a hunger strike in protest of long-term solitary confinement that can last up to decades in the state of Wisconsin. The strike, dubbed “Dying to Live,” seeks to shine a light on the one hundred WI inmates currently held in solitary, a practice the United Nations has called a form of torture. For more on this, RT America’s Simone Del Rosario is joined by former inmate of seven years Talib Akbar, who was placed in solitary more than ten times.
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