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Counties want to provide even more housing for state prison inmates

Counties want to provide even more housing for state prison inmates | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
County officials from around the state told the prison relocation committee Thursday they're ready to provide more housing for state inmates at a lower cost than new prison beds.

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Cyntoia Brown's Story

In Nashville,Tn Cyntoia Brown Was Just 16 And She Was Pimp Out By A Man Name Kutthroat.She Was Pick Up By A 43 Year-Old Pedophile Client Name Johnny Allen.She Killed Allen.Now She Looking At 50 To Life In Prison.Cyntoia Brown's Story Is Like Sara...
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I am not able to read this article. why?
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Two Years After Rape Tragedy, Canada Finally Takes Action

Two Years After Rape Tragedy, Canada Finally Takes Action | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Rehtaeh Parsons, 17, killed herself in April after being shunned by her community and school for photo evidence of her rape. A new law in Canada could have helped prevent it.
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Miami Police Tase Teenage Graffiti Artist To Death

Miami Police Tase Teenage Graffiti Artist To Death | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Celebrated teen artist Israel Hernandez-Llach died after being shot in the chest with a taser.
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Wisconsin Will Soon Post Statistics On Prison Rape Online

Wisconsin Will Soon Post Statistics On Prison Rape Online | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Later this month Wisconsin will become the first state to post online statistics about sexual assault, abuse and harassment occurring in state prisons.
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Letter: Child inmates need protecting

Letter: Child inmates need protecting | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Prison rape is a real threat to children in the criminal justice system and New York should be taking serious steps to eliminate it. The federal Prison Rape Elimination Act requires the segregation of adults and children in the prison system.
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Families of dead at Fla. detention facility want answers

Families of dead at Fla. detention facility want answers | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
A large-scale exhumation effort will soon be underway at a former Florida juvenile detention facility where 96 boys died and 45 are believed to be buried
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Why Not Paying Child Support Should Mean No Visitation Rights For The Father!

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'Dream 9' Released on Parole, But Future Unknown

'Dream 9' Released on Parole, But Future Unknown | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
One Dreamer tells the story of the country's immigration detention center.
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‘I’ve Never Hugged My Dad’: Family Members of Hunger-Striking Prisoners Rally

‘I’ve Never Hugged My Dad’: Family Members of Hunger-Striking Prisoners Rally | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
http://inthesetimes.com/uprising/entry/15403/prisoners_rights_advocates_support_hunger_strikers_in_california/ ‘I’ve Never Hugged My Dad’: Family Members of Hunger-Striking Prisoners Rally By Georg...
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California's refusal to reduce its prison population is a sign of deeper problems | SF Politics

California's refusal to reduce its prison population is a sign of deeper problems | SF Politics | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

California just doesn’t get it when it comes to criminal justice. We have among the highest incarceration rates in the world (just below Russia's, and about four times the European average); our prisons eat up far too much of our state budget; they are shamefully overcrowded, secretive, and inhumane...

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Prison Attorneys Claim 14-Year-Old Inmate Wanted To Get Raped By Her 40-Year-Old Prison Guard

Prison Attorneys Claim 14-Year-Old Inmate Wanted To Get Raped By Her 40-Year-Old Prison Guard | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
"These girls in the detention center are not Little Miss Muffin," one official said.
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Attorneys: Developmentally disabled man not Detroit murderer

Attorneys: Developmentally disabled man not Detroit murderer | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Michigan Court of Appeals judges today heard arguments in the case of a developmentally disabled man who says he was wrongfully convicted of murdering four people in an east-side drug house at age 14.
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Man convicted in 1977 killings gets court permission for DNA tests

Man convicted in 1977 killings gets court permission for DNA tests | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
After seeking DNA testing for almost 15 years, a Chicago man who long professed his innocence in a 1977 double murder in Peoria has finally persuaded a judge to allow the tests.
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NYPD Agrees To Purge Names Of Those Stopped And Frisked

NYPD Agrees To Purge Names Of Those Stopped And Frisked | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The New York Police Department will erase hundreds of thousands of names and addresses from a database of those stopped, in a settlement announced Wednesday.
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FCC Agrees To Cap Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates

FCC Agrees To Cap Exorbitant Prison Phone Rates | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Policy ends exploitative practice of charging $17 for a 15-minute phone call.
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Judge Denies Ill Lawyer’s Plea to Be Freed From Prison

Judge Denies Ill Lawyer’s Plea to Be Freed From Prison | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
The judge said he did not have the power to order the “compassionate release” of Lynne F. Stewart, an outspoken former defense lawyer who is dying from cancer in a federal prison.
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Trying Teens as Adults Is Absurd - It is dismaying that in the 21st century New York still treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults before the law. For certain serious crimes our state actually prosec...

Trying Teens as Adults Is Absurd - It is dismaying that in the 21st century New York still treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults before the law. For certain serious crimes our state actually prosec... | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Trying Teens as Adults Is Absurd - It is dismaying that in the 21st century New York still treats 16- and 17-year-olds as adults before the law. For certain serious crimes our state actually prosecutes children as young as 13 as adults.
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Illinois Judge Orders DNA Testing in Murder Case

Illinois Judge Orders DNA Testing in Murder Case | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

 

Nearly four decades after an Illinois man was initially convicted of the murders of a brother and sister in their home, a judge ruled that several pieces of evidence could undergo DNA testing, reported the Journal Star.

 

Johnnie Lee Savory spent 30 years behind bars before being released in 2006. Five years later, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn commuted his sentence and ended his parole.

 

In Tuesday’s ruling, Peoria County Circuit Judge Steve Kouri said that the order doesn’t allow for a new trial and that DNA testing could be conducted at Savory’s own expense.

 

 

“This means hope for Johnnie,” said Joshua Tepfer, an attorney with the Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions. “He has wanted this and fought for this and a team of advocates and friends have fought for this for more than 20 years, or since this technology became available.”

 

Savory, who has maintained his innocence, was tried twice. He was found guilty in the stabbing deaths of Connie Cooper, 19, and her brother, James Robinson, 14, in June 1977. His first conviction was overturned when the Third District Illinois Appellate Court ruled Savory’s alleged confession involuntary. He was retried in 1981 and found guilty again. Two years later, two of the witnesses recanted their testimony.

 

Among the pieces of evidence being tested are items the investigators deemed relevant to the case back in 1977. They include the purported murder weapon, a knife taken from Savory’s pants, the pants Savory was wearing, fingernail clippings from Copper and Robinson as well as a bloody light switch plate.

 

Kouri noted in his order that the blood evidence used against Savory was only able to identify the group type, which is far less probative than DNA.

 

“Type O blood type is found in approximately one in two people and Type A is in approximately one in three people,” Kouri wrote. “Can it be imagined that such rudimentary ‘scientific’ evidence would be presented and argued to a jury in a courtroom today, particularly in a double-homicide trial?”

 

The Center on Wrongful Convictions already has a Texas-based DNA testing firm lined up, and Tepfer is optimistic about the results.

 

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http://www.pjstar.com/news/x853699644/Judge-rules-Johnnie-Lee-Savory-can-use-DNA-tests-on-old-evidence#ixzz2bILBrZaH

 

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The Carl Nelson Show on behalf of the wrongly convicted IRP6

The Carl Nelson Show on behalf of the wrongly convicted IRP6 | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
 TODAY... Spokesmen, Sam Thurman & Cliff Stewart will be interviewed on The Carl Nelson Show on behalf of the wrongly convicted IRP6: http://tunein.com/radio/The-Carl-Nelson-Show-p482737/ on Friday, Aug 9th at 4PM EST sharing the IRP6 nightmare! Please Tune-in and Listen!!
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Arpaio pitches Tent City to ease CA prison overcrowding

Arpaio pitches Tent City to ease CA prison overcrowding | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Arpaio is calling on California officials to consider Tent City as a place to house some of the thousands of inmates California plans to release to ease prison overcrowding.
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OP-ED: Everyday Assaults of Young Offenders in Adult Prisons

OP-ED: Everyday Assaults of Young Offenders in Adult Prisons | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
Teenagers in adult prison live with an endless series of violations on a daily basis, violations that I could only think to describe as “everyday rapes.”
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This piece first broadcast on 7 Aug 2013. Televised on UK's regional television ITV London. Programme (Program) -- ITV News London.
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FYI... Spokesmen, Sam Thurman & Cliff Stewart will be interviewed on The Carl Nelson Show on Friday, Aug 9th

FYI... Spokesmen, Sam Thurman & Cliff Stewart will be interviewed on The Carl Nelson Show on Friday, Aug 9th | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it

 

FYI... Spokesmen, Sam Thurman & Cliff Stewart will be interviewed on The Carl Nelson Show on Friday, Aug 9th at 4PM EST! freetheirp6.wix.c...

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AFRO-EUROPE: The challenges of biracial children in Russia

AFRO-EUROPE: The challenges of biracial children in Russia | socialaction2014 | Scoop.it
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