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Supreme Court Texas Redistricting Decision Could be Blow for Latinos, Advocates Fear

Supreme Court Texas Redistricting Decision Could be Blow for Latinos, Advocates Fear | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday blocked the use of the maps issued by the federal judges.
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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
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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AJustCause-Encore, Encore Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Charles Rangel

AJustCause-Encore, Encore Spotlight on Capitol Hill & Congressman Charles Rangel | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and 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. 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. 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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U.S. soldiers awarded US$134M in suit against Omar Khadr

U.S. soldiers awarded US$134M in suit against Omar Khadr | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A federal judge in Utah has awarded a $134.2 million default judgment in a lawsuit filed on behalf of two American soldiers against a Canadian man who pleaded guilty to committing war crimes when he was 15.
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This Is Why Americans Have No Idea What Really Happens In Prisons

This Is Why Americans Have No Idea What Really Happens In Prisons | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- When Kalief Browder killed himself last month after being held for three years without trial at Rikers Island, Americans took notice. His death focused more attention on the appalling tr
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, July 2, 4:40 PM

LORD GOD HOW MERCY ITS REPLACEMEMNT OF THOSE ELECTED  AND ALLOW SUCH THINGS TO HAPPEN TIME!

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The Uncomfortable, Taboo Reality Facing Many Female Prisoners

The Uncomfortable, Taboo Reality Facing Many Female Prisoners | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A major health need is getting ignored.
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Vulnerable women shouldn’t have to get arrested to get support

Vulnerable women shouldn’t have to get arrested to get support | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Two in five women sent to prison in a single year will be unconvicted
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The Corps Network: Providing Opportunities for Previously Incarcerated Teens

The Corps Network: Providing Opportunities for Previously Incarcerated Teens | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Involving previously incarcerated young people in the community can have a tremendous impact on their future success: Research consistently shows that connecting youth with mentors, education and/o...
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In taking down the Confederate flag, why Bree Newsome’s biblical quote matters

In taking down the Confederate flag, why Bree Newsome’s biblical quote matters | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
"Whom shall I fear?"
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Ruling Against ''Three Strikes'' Sentencing Law Opens Door to Reform

Ruling Against ''Three Strikes'' Sentencing Law Opens Door to Reform | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The recent decision reinforces the need to address other sentencing policies that have contributed to mass incarceration.
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A Just Cause - Unanswered Questions Leading to Invalid Prosecution & Conviction

A Just Cause - Unanswered Questions Leading to Invalid Prosecution & Conviction | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and 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. A Just Cause is campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Visit: www.freetheirp6.org. To learn more, about A Just Cause and to Donate to 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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Will Revamped Prison Regulations Reduce Solitary Confinement in California?

Will Revamped Prison Regulations Reduce Solitary Confinement in California? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
California prison officials have announced a number of changes to state regulations pertaining to the use of solitary confinement and other forms of extreme isolation. The reforms come in the run-u...
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Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty

Supreme Court dissenters signal historic challenge to death penalty | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for Oklahoma to continue using a lethal drug cocktail for executions, but, in a surprising dissent, two liberal justices opened the door to what could become a historic challenge to the death penalty itself.
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Death Row Exonoree Released Last Year Dies Of Lung Cancer

Death Row Exonoree Released Last Year Dies Of Lung Cancer | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A Louisiana man who was freed from prison last year after spending almost three decades wrongfully incarcerated on death row has died.

Glenn Ford, 65, succumbed to lung cancer Monday morning. In a
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, June 29, 5:25 PM

LORD GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE FA,MILY~!  EVEN THE MORE ON THOSE THAT DIDI THI TO THIS MAN!!

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Police should video every stop and search say Jowell and Lawrence - Susana Mendonça reports -

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Police should video every single stop and search according to a report from Baroness Lawrence and Mayor of London hopeful Tessa Jowell.

The Metropolitan Police plans to give officers cameras with those turning them off to face disciplinary action.

BBC London News political reporter Susana Mendonça reports from New Scotland Yard and speaks to Stop and Search adviser Duwayne Brooks.

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Connecticut Abolishes Juvenile Life-Without-Parole Sentences

Connecticut Abolishes Juvenile Life-Without-Parole Sentences | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Last week, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a law abolishing life-without-parole sentences for all children.
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Children Are Being Housed In Adult Prisons Across The Country. It Has To Stop.

Children Are Being Housed In Adult Prisons Across The Country. It Has To Stop. | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Reading Dana Liebelson's investigation into the treatment of children in America's adult prisons, one entirely irrational thought occurs over and over: Somebody needs to send in a SEAL team that can l
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, July 2, 4:34 PM

YES IT DOES BECAUSE WE CANT PUT CHILDREN IN ADULT PRISONS AND EXPECT THEM TO BEHAVE LIKE CHILDREN WHEN THEY GET OUT WHEN THEY HAD TO ACT ANOTHER WAY JUST TO SURVIVE IN ADULT PRISON! WE CANT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!!

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New services available for HMRC’s deaf customers - News stories - GOV.UK

New services available for HMRC’s deaf customers - News stories - GOV.UK | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
HMRC is piloting new British Sign Language services for deaf customers.

Via DNS Associates
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Is Bail Unconstitutional?

Is Bail Unconstitutional? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Anthony Cooper was going to jail because he couldn’t afford to buy his way out. After being picked up for public intoxication at a bus station in Dothan, Alabama, at about 1 a.m. on June 13, Cooper was told that unless he paid $300 in bail money, he would have...
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After Hunger Strikes, Solitary Confinement Reforms Come to California's Prisons——and Leave Thousands Behind

After Hunger Strikes, Solitary Confinement Reforms Come to California's Prisons——and Leave Thousands Behind | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Four years ago today, approximately 6,600 people in California prisons launched a hunger strike in protest of long-term solitary confinement. The protest would be the first of three large-scale act...
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Signs to a Creative Future: National Painting Week Mural Project Led By Teens in Juvenile Court

Signs to a Creative Future: National Painting Week Mural Project Led By Teens in Juvenile Court | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Montgomery County Juvenile Court and Keep Montgomery County Beautiful are pleased to announce that the Helping Adolescents Achieve Long-term Objectives (HAALO) mural project is ahead of schedule an...
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Independent Living Fund is closed but disabled people vow to battle on

Independent Living Fund is closed but disabled people vow to battle on | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Despite all the protests over the last five years, the Independent Living Fund (ILF) closed yesterday (June 30). The Conservative Government has claimed that disabled people will still be able to a...
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Innocence Project and Mid Atlantic Innocence Project Asks Maryland Judge to Reverse 1987 Murder Convictions

In light of new forensic evidence which points to a different perpetrator, the Innocence Project and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project are asking a Maryland judge to reverse the murder convictions of David Ronald Faulkner and Jonathan David Smith, Sr. and declare them innocent.
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Federal Agency BOP Fails To Act On Their Open Door Policy, As They Turned Away An Advocacy Group -

A Just Cause recently visited BOP in Washington and found out that their "Open Door Policy" was nothing but an open door lie!..... Please share, like and sub...
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California now under pressure to propose lethal injection method

California now under pressure to propose lethal injection method | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court 's decision Monday giving a green light to an execution drug triggered a renewed attempt in California to create a single-drug method of lethal injection for inmates on America's largest death row.
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Juvenile Records Often Have Lifelong Consequences: Experts Say

Juvenile Records Often Have Lifelong Consequences: Experts Say | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Juvenile records can often have serious lifelong consequences — and the remedies of expunging or sealing the records are often too costly and too complicated to pursue.

Three juvenile defense attorneys urged juvenile justice workers to seek reforms that would make it easier for young people to squelch delinquent acts from their pasts and move on with their lives.
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