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SocialAction2015 is important and plays a key role by equipping our communities with the knowledge of the mishaps and social injustices in the country (USA) and around the world. By providing this exclusive complimentary service to communities everywhere, our mission is to keep our people connected by encouraging the discussion of these topics.
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Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention - COLORLINES

Paying to Get Locked Up: The High Fees of Juvenile Detention - COLORLINES | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Parents are charged $25 a day every day that their child is locked up, and that’s just one of many fees assessed for kids in the juvenile justice system.
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Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras Take on America’s Runaway Surveillance State

Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras Take on America’s Runaway Surveillance State | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
"The first principle of any American intelligence official is not an oath to secrecy but a duty to the public."
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Who's Waiting On Death Row?

Who's Waiting On Death Row? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Black men make up a strikingly large percentage of the approximately 3,100 inmates on death row. The ratio of white to black inmates serving death sentences has remained steady since 2000.
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Rev. Floyd Flake on Mass Incarceration at Clergy Conference on Mass Incarceration/Boston

Former Congressman, Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake speaking at the opening night of The Center for Church and Prison Inc., Clergy and Religious Leaders' Conference on ...
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BMA conference to vote on charges for visits to your GP

BMA conference to vote on charges for visits to your GP | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
I grew up in a dirt poor family, one of those families adopted by the British Legion, who came round each Christmas and dropped off second hand presents...
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Kindergartners Slated to Receive Misdemeanor Charges For Bullying

Kindergartners Slated to Receive Misdemeanor Charges For Bullying | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

The school-to-prison pipeline is now expanding its eligibility criteria for its future inmates.  According to articles on NPR and the Daily Mail, Carson City, CA is set to pass a 

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Here Are The States That Lock Up The Most Kids In Adult Prison [MAP] - Business insider

Here Are The States That Lock Up The Most Kids In Adult Prison [MAP] - Business insider | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch has issued a disturbing new report on America's exploding prison population, which reveals many states routinely lock up minors in grown-up
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Study: 50 Percent Chance That Dad Is In Prison For Black Kids, 10 Percent For White Kids

Study: 50 Percent Chance That Dad Is In Prison For Black Kids, 10 Percent For White Kids | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Reported by April Taylor There is no shortage of studies about mass incarceration and the harmful social effects it causes, but a recent study by the Brooking’s Institution’s Hamilton Project highlights a disturbing trend regarding its disproportionate impact on African-American men.  The study points out that the social and economic costs of incarceration are too high and affect poor and minority communities in a much more drastic way than the general population. As reported by the Grio, the study finds that there is a 70 percent chance that an African-American man who does not earn a high school diploma will wind up in jail before he reaches his mid-30's.  This is often referred to as the school-to-prison pipeline.  The study also points out that an African-American child under the age of 14 has a 50 percent chance of having his father go to prison.  This sits in stark contrast to the experience of white children who only face a 10 percent chance of [...]
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Man Back In Prison For 90 Years After Court Error

Man Back In Prison For 90 Years After Court Error | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Rene Lima-Marin's wife told her two young sons their father had to go to work the night in January when a team of police officers led her husband away in handcuffs.

It had been nearly six years since he left prison, and hi...
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UK's lowest-paid employees to be classed as 'not working enough'

UK's lowest-paid employees to be classed as 'not working enough' | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
One million people could be pushed to earn more – or have their benefits cut, says Department for Work and Pensions
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Frances Crook's blog » Stripping away abuse

Frances Crook's blog » Stripping away abuse | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

 

I am pleased to say that I can announce, after much work and lobbying by the Howard League, that the prison’s minister, Jeremy Wright, has confirmed that the 

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Vicar to take council tax case to High Court

Vicar to take council tax case to High Court | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A vicar who is refusing to pay his council tax will take his case to the High Court
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US: Ethan Saylor becomes national symbol for law enforcement failures

Ethan Saylor, the young man with Down syndrome who died during his 2013 arrest by three off-duty Frederick County sheriff’s deputies, has become a national symbol for how law enforcement can mishan...
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Boko Haram video: 300 Kidnapped schoolgirls shown in new video released by terror group

Boko Haram video: 300 Kidnapped schoolgirls shown in new video released by terror group | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Scores of the girls are show wearing Islamic dress sitting in rows outdoors where they are said to be praying
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Pilots Come Clean: Drone Warfare Is Riddled with Tragic, Bloody Errors

Pilots Come Clean: Drone Warfare Is Riddled with Tragic, Bloody Errors | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Imagine if the drone wars going on in Pakistan and Yemen had a human face all the time.
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New proposed censorship rules mean more torture for California prisoners in solitary confinement

New proposed censorship rules mean more torture for California prisoners in solitary confinement | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Our torture would be magnified under these new proposed rules that Stainer and his cronies are introducing by attempting to silence prisoners and publishers whose voices have been prominent in wagi...
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Girl, allegedly set on fire by college-mates for resisting rape, dies -

A 19-year-old girl, who was allegedly set on fire by three of her college-mates for resisting rape, died on Sunday morning at a hospital in Indore. According...
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British Disability Rights Abuses: ‘UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity’ – a report by Mo Stewart

British Disability Rights Abuses: ‘UK Government Refuses to Accept Responsibility for Crimes Against Humanity’ – a report by Mo Stewart | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Please sign this petition and encourage friends, family and your networks to do the same:
LETTER TO THE ICC AT THE HAGUE RE: MISTREATMENT OF UK SICK AND/OR DISABLED PEOPLE

 
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Meet the Vigilante Prisoner Who Beats Up Jail Rapists | VICE United Kingdom

Meet the Vigilante Prisoner Who Beats Up Jail Rapists | VICE United Kingdom | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
T-Bone looks out for the little guys.
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OUR COMMON GROUND with Dr. Joyce A. Ladner, "Witness from the Bridge"

OUR COMMON GROUND with Dr. Joyce A. Ladner, "Witness from the Bridge" | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham 2014 Season "BLACK AMERICA: A STATE OF EMERGENCY" "WITNESS FROM THE BRIDGE" Dr. Joyce A. Ladner Civil Rights Pioneer and Activist .- Sociologist - Academic Leader Public Policy Thought Leader ALTERNATIVE, ACTIVIST EMPOWERMENT TALK RADIO URBAN PROGRESSIVE independent talk radio "Of the Race and For the Race" Twitter @JaniceOCG #TalkthatMatters Facebook.com/OCGTALKRADIO About Us www.ourcommongroundtalk.wordpress.com Program Information and Profiles www.ourcommonground.ning.com Email: OCGinfo@ourcommonground.com
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This prison is compared with a slave plantation: The story will amaze you

This prison is compared with a slave plantation: The story will amaze you | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
It was 1972. Thousands of American troops were battling communist forces in Vietnam. Nixon had won re-election by a landslide, but Watergate would soon usher in his demise. Space travel and technology were advancing rapidly. Change was brewing across America, but one place stood still, frozen in time: Louisiana State Penitentiary, commonly known as Angola. When Robert King arrived that year, he felt as though he'd stepped into the past. Angola sits 50 miles northwest of Baton Rouge. It's the largest maximum-security facility in the United States and one of the country's most notorious prisons. In the book The Life and Legend of Leadbelly, the authors wrote, "Tough criminals allegedly broke down when they received a sentence to Angola. ... None of them wanted to be sent to a prison where 1 of every 10 inmates annually received stab wounds and which routinely seethed with black-white confrontations." Angola's expanse covers a vast 28 square miles — larger [...]
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Tom Flanagan's new book sheds light on child porn remark fallout

Tom Flanagan's new book sheds light on child porn remark fallout | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A year-and-a-half ago, Tom Flanagan was a respected political insider, but a comment about child pornography quickly turned him into a political pariah.
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Books for prisoners: Ministry of Justice cannot shelve our campaign, say top authors - The Howard League for Penal Reform

Books for prisoners: Ministry of Justice cannot shelve our campaign, say top authors - The Howard League for Penal Reform | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866, and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers. The Howard League for Penal Reform is entirely independent of government and is funded by voluntary donations and membership subscriptions.
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Children on the breadline: 'I've stopped going out with my friends... a fiver is bread and milk money'

Children on the breadline: 'I've stopped going out with my friends... a fiver is bread and milk money' | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Children whose families struggle with the cost of living crisis feel the shame and embarrassment of poverty as acutely as their parents, new research finds
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Freeway Rick Ross - Alex Jones - Cocaine, Iran Contra Scandal & The CIA -

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