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Why Are We Using Prisons to Treat the Mentally Ill?

Why Are We Using Prisons to Treat the Mentally Ill? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
As part of OverCriminalized, our video series produced in partnership with the ACLU and Brave New Films, we're calling on Congress to put the focus of mental health reform where it belongs.
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malek's comment, October 13, 2014 10:01 AM
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MMM November 5th 2014 #Nov5th #WorldWide #MillionMaskMarch #OpVendetta -

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Timeline to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons needs to be set

Timeline to end ‘slopping out’ in prisons needs to be set | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The new human rights commissioner said she is concerned about serious gaps in prison complaints procedures.
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Power and solidarity at the grassroots

Power and solidarity at the grassroots | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In an age of professionalization, both of politicians and of activists, the journey of self-taught politicization of the Focus E15 mothers is a remarkable one – and an example of genuine, grass-roots politics in Britain. 
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The Simon Community

This is "The Simon Community" by Hatt Reiss on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
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Homeless Humans And Their Dogs Share The Sweetness Of Their Unconditional Love |

Homeless Humans And Their Dogs Share The Sweetness Of Their Unconditional Love | | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Tehachapi SHU is the worst of any SHU, prison or jail I have seen in 23 years

Tehachapi SHU is the worst of any SHU, prison or jail I have seen in 23 years | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On Aug. 28, 2014, I spoke with the Corcoran State Prison Step Down Program (SDP) facilitator who confirmed I was on the list to be transferred to Tehachapi (California Correctional Institution, or ...
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Ban booze for u-21s, says dad of girl who died of liver disease

Ban booze for u-21s, says dad of girl who died of liver disease | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Jim Thomson, 47, wants a US-style prohibition on alcohol sales for the young following the death of his eldest daughter Leigh

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A Life-and-Death Struggle for Asylum in the US

A Life-and-Death Struggle for Asylum in the US | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Lawyers and feds scramble to unravel the truth from kids fleeing Central America.
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Grandparents of Incarcerated Parents-Youth in Adult Prisons-#Ferguson- Clemency

Grandparents of Incarcerated Parents-Youth in Adult Prisons-#Ferguson- Clemency | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
October is IT and Information Month Using free resouces from the World Wide Web. What to do with the INFOrmation recieved. What is your route, your GPS and How Can You be found for help? Grandparents of Incarcerated Parents - Shelia McCrae tells about her struggle with her son, James McCrae up to now. Youth in Adult Prisons - 100,000 Youth in Adlt Prisons NOW #FergusoN - Actions and Supprt Clemency 2014 and Commutaion process - Both chioces News that Matters Prisoner's Perspecive Events of Interest Inclosing - NEEDS KNOWN and UNKNOWN
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The fight against extremism.

The fight against extremism. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A letter a day to number 10. No 882.

Monday 13 October 2014. The fight against extremism.

Shares are encouraged and welcomed. If this letter speaks for you and you wish to send your own copy please feel free to copy and paste, and alter for your own needs, the text for your own letter.

Website updated, letters and replies plus bonus material featuring Mr Suggs, Eeyore and Ribbit.

Also on the website, download the support compilation three album set from Atona. Not to be missed.

http://www.keithordinaryguy.org.uk/

Dear Mr Cameron,

I have been extremely reluctant to write about your UN speech on ISIS and extremism because it was so full of mind numbing nonsense it almost defies the imagination to attempt to challenge it. 

Let me start with this though, In Britain today if I am regarded as an enemy of the state, or if I say that the state is the enemy, the consequences are identical, I am the one that could be banged up. You have been and are at great pains to create what I can only call 'The Omnipotent State' whilst stripping away our civil and employment protections, access to justice and redress, our rights to free assembly and free speech and our human rights whilst persecuting the poor and vulnerable.

You claim that people (preachers) are spreading lies like, "The idea that Muslims are persecuted all over the world as a deliberate act of Western policy." Muslims ARE being persecuted all over the world as a deliberate act of Western policy. We have been swamped via government and the media with the threat of terrorism and Muslim extremism, with yet more of the same in your speech to the UN. 

The West has and is pursuing wars of aggression in the middle east with relentless, overwhelming and indiscriminate force that no so-called terrorist or extremist could hold a candle to. When asked about the 500,000 child deaths in Iraq from sanctions alone, Madeleine Albright said that the price was worth it. What do you suggest might happen in the UK or US if another country imposed sanctions leading to such a death toll of our children and then invaded us reducing London to rubble for the purposes of "Shock and awe"?

I recall a far more fit for purpose prime minister of this country then you saying, "We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender." The countries we have invaded should do no less, unless you truly believe that they are second class nations who have no right to protect their sovereignty and people from the genocidal violence of western interests.

The rise and rise of intolerance in this country has its root causes in your government and corporate interests spoon fed to the nation by a poodle media. That is not what my parents and grand parents fought for in two world wars, least of all for your extremist war on the poor against which John McDonnell MP, Michael Meacher MP, Glenda Jackson MP and others have stood and called for parliament to end to no avail.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/john-wight/2015-election_b_5937980.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/chris-graylings-legal-aid-cuts-so-unfair-they-are-illegal-rules-high-court-9745175.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/david-camerons-speech-to-the-un-general-assembly-british-pm-warns-world-leaders-of-isiss-murderous-plans-to-expand-its-borders-and-pledges-to-take-action-9754380.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0WDCYcUJ4o

http://edition.cnn.com/2003/fyi/news/03/22/iraq.war/

http://www.parliament.uk/edm/2014-15/249

— inPeasedown Saint John, Bath And North East Somerset, United Kingdom.

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Women And Children Are Among Those Holding The Front-Lines Of Ferguson

Women And Children Are Among Those Holding The Front-Lines Of Ferguson | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
  From MSNBC & Amanda Sakuma:   Women hold the front-lines of Ferguson   FERGUSON, Missouri — For a time, little more than a few inches of space separated a delicate line between...
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#FergusonOctober #Justice4MikeBrownRally #NotOneMore Do YOU Want Justice?

#FergusonOctober #Justice4MikeBrownRally #NotOneMore Do YOU Want Justice? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
  Ferguson October: Activists Call for Nationwide Convergence to Demand Justice for Michael Brown   Published on Oct 10, 2014 Demonstrations over the police killing of an unarmed teenager...
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How Eyewitness IDs Lead to Wrongful Convictions and Calls for New Methods

How Eyewitness IDs Lead to Wrongful Convictions and Calls for New Methods | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On Friday, Brandon Olebar was awarded nearly half a million dollars after spending 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. The
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Ricky Osborne's comment, October 15, 2014 8:43 PM
I still think the use of eyewitness accounts are an important aspect in convicting criminals. It is rare instances such as this one that show that all systems are not perfect. When the human factor is placed into such a system, it opens the door for infallibility to occur. This is due to the simple fact that humans are not perfect. We make mistakes and in this case a major one.
Zach Bohan's comment, October 16, 2014 8:41 PM
It is crazy to think that something so simple, something so believable as an ee witness account can go so awry. People's memories are a constantly changing environment that have no credibility in the long term, let alone in the stressful short term. When people are put into a lineup it is often with people who look so similar that it leaves room for major error. Without definitive descriptors, such as tattoos, eye witness accounts are flimsy at best.
Brandon Jensen's comment, October 17, 2014 1:33 AM
The human mind can be really awesome but really forgetful sometimes, and for some people it can be devastating for their life when they get wrongly convicted. However, I would also agree that eyewitness accounts can be helpful a lot of the time and therefore should still be used.
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Demand an end to enforced disappearances!

Demand an end to enforced disappearances! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An enforced disappearance takes place when a person is deprived of his or her liberty (arrested, detained or abducted) by agents of the state or persons...
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Jailing Babies - Baby LK Report For October 12th 2014

Jailing Babies - Baby LK Report For October 12th 2014 For these stories and all the latest dirt on the child protective industry visit http://www.LegallyKidn...
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Records show mistakes, questionable evidence in woman's overturned murder case

Records show mistakes, questionable evidence in woman's overturned murder case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Michelle Murphy served 20 years in prison for the brutal stabbing death of her infant son. Murphy has been exonerated and declared innocent by a judge. But the question remains: Did police and prosecutors investigate all possible suspects in the case? 
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Legally Kidnapped: State demands restraint rules for schools

Legally Kidnapped: State demands restraint rules for schools | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In the 18 years Superintendent John Conwell's worked in the Unalaska schools, he's never seen an instance where a student had to be physically restrained or locked up. But because of a new state law with a tight deadline, the school board this week was set to hold a special meeting adopting a policy on physical restraint and seclusion.
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Uncle from hell! -

Uncle from hell! - | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WESTERN BUREAU:For more than three years, starting when she was just passed 12 years old, Ashley was raped by her uncle every night except when she was menstruating.
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The Agreement to End Hostilities must be re-implemented in all California prison and jail facilities

The Agreement to End Hostilities must be re-implemented in all California prison and jail facilities | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It has been two years since our Agreement to End Hostilities was released in October 2012, and we continue to stand united. While there have been a few conflicts here and there, we need to commit t...
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Library Associations Call for Better Services for Prisoners – Slaw

Library Associations Call for Better Services for Prisoners – Slaw | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Canadian Library Association (CLA) and the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL/ACBD) recently wrote a joint letter to top federal government officials to uphold the fundamental right of people who are incarcerated to read, learn, and acce

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Checking in with Nathaniel Ayers

Once a week or so, an escort leads me through locked doors to a dorm-like setting that is a temporary home to a few dozen men and women.
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“It breaks my heart”: How a SWAT team upended my baby’s life — and got away with it

“It breaks my heart”: How a SWAT team upended my baby’s life — and got away with it | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A SWAT team blew a hole in my 2-year-old's chest -- and just got off scot-free. But here's why it gets even worse
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Solidarity had the might to move the mountain of prison torture that kept uz isolated and voiceless – we still need you now, even more

Solidarity had the might to move the mountain of prison torture that kept uz isolated and voiceless – we still need you now, even more | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
by Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa and Jabari Scott CDCR deliberately lied about their implementation of the Security Threat Group (STG) Step Down Program (SDP) sanctioned by Gov. Jerry Brown. We prisoners, ...
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The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, October 17, 2014 12:30 PM

History will not look kindly on our treatment of our fellow human beings. 

 

IF there IS a history.....