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SocialAction2014 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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Inspector of Prisons criticises 'salacious' media coverage

Inspector of Prisons criticises 'salacious' media coverage | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
‘Self-serving’ newspaper reporting of prisoners affects families
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Change Reality Show with Theresa, a homeless woman -

Change Reality Show with Theresa, a homeless woman
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Exonerated Tulsa woman discusses life out of jail

A Tulsa woman who spent 20 years behind bars for a murder she didn’t commit shared new details with FOX23 about her life now that she is free.
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Tillman Case A Highlight For Connecticut Innocence Project

Tillman Case A Highlight For Connecticut Innocence Project | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"A gift" is what James Tillman calls the 18 years he spent in prison on a wrongful conviction.
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NIH Child Abuse: Experiments on Baby Monkeys Exposed

NIH Child Abuse: Experiments on Baby Monkeys Exposed | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Chilling photos and videos reveal traumatic psychological experiments on monkeys and their babies in taxpayer-funded NIH laboratories.
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Detention Center Forced Immigrants To Work For $1 Per Day, Lawsuit Says

Detention Center Forced Immigrants To Work For $1 Per Day, Lawsuit Says | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A group of former immigrant detainees is suing the owner of a Colorado detention center, alleging that it forced them to work for $1 per day and coerced them using the threat of solitary confinement if they refused to comply.

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Shine a light on Tehachapi, where CDCr has violated prisoners’ constitutional rights for far too long!

Shine a light on Tehachapi, where CDCr has violated prisoners’ constitutional rights for far too long! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This is a summarized version of a letter I sent to Mike Stainer, director of Adult Institutions, July 28, 2014, in order to address the long standing U.S. constitutional violations at CCI-Tehachapi...
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Mike Brown’s Mom Is Taking Her Son’s Case to the UN in Geneva | VICE News

Mike Brown’s Mom Is Taking Her Son’s Case to the UN in Geneva | VICE News | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Leslie McSpadden is taking her son’s case — and that of other victims of racial profiling and police violence — straight to the UN Committee Against Torture.
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Federal civil rights charges unlikely against police officer in Ferguson shooting

Federal civil rights charges unlikely against police officer in Ferguson shooting | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Federal investigators have all but concluded that they don’t have a strong enough case.
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ACLU: Let Max Soffar, wrongfully convicted man on Texas death row, spend last days alive at home

ACLU: Let Max Soffar, wrongfully convicted man on Texas death row, spend last days alive at home | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Terminally ill Texas man on death row for 33 years, for a crime he says he didn't commit, seeks to spend his last days alive as a free man
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State, HUD dispute Michigan homeless numbers

State, HUD dispute Michigan homeless numbers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Nationwide, the number of homeless has gone down, HUD officials say
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Mother of inmate who baked to death in hot jail cell receives settlement

Mother of inmate who baked to death in hot jail cell receives settlement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptr...
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Jail cell-fies which show smirking prisoners living in luxury

Jail cell-fies which show smirking prisoners living in luxury | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Dozens of photos uploaded to Facebook show prisoners boasting of a cushy prison lifestyle that features access to TVs, gaming consoles, gyms and live football.
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When I started out walking today in the Vancouver rain, I didn't think I would run into anyone sleeping rough. Normally people experiencing homelessness get out from the wet and stay inside at mall locations or fast food restaurant. 

Tony grew up far north of Vancouver and says this weather is not that bad here. To me, homelessness is horrible no matter the climate, yet I can't fathom surviving out in this cold. 

Tony was inside a building complex that didn't have electricity or water. The place was what Tony and another man told me worse than homelessness. 

Tony's three wishes: good music all of the time, happiness and laughter.

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Voices from Solitary: The Heaviness of Blood

Voices from Solitary: The Heaviness of Blood | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In 2002, Rob Will was convicted of the murder of a police officer and sentenced to death. The New York Times, among others, has pointed to a lack of physical evidence linking Will to the murder, an...
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Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify

Payments Start For N.C. Eugenics Victims, But Many Won't Qualify | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
North Carolina forcibly sterilized thousands of people between 1929 and 1976. The state has begun compensating victims, but some who were sterilized may never receive restitution from the fund.
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Justice?!? Metro Atlanta Man Gets 20 Years for Stealing IPod

Justice?!? Metro Atlanta Man Gets 20 Years for Stealing IPod | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This is a question of: does the punishment fit the crime?
A suburban Atlanta man was convicted for stealing a boy’s iPod and was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison, the Cobb County district attorney said.
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Activist on Trial for Videotaping a Police Arrest, Called a 'Domestic Threat'

Activist on Trial for Videotaping a Police Arrest, Called a 'Domestic Threat' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Another sign of an out of a justice system gone wrong.
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a documentary initiative produced by youth with incarcerated parents

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Texas Death Row inmate appeals to Supreme Court

Texas Death Row inmate appeals to Supreme Court | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rodney Reed tells the court that his trial lawyers did a poor job defending him, and he suggests that the victim’s fiance, a police officer now imprisoned for a sex crime, could have been the killer. Reed was arrested almost a year after the slaying when his DNA surfaced in the investigation of an unrelated sexual assault case and it matched genetic evidence from Stites’ body. The former police officer is serving a 10-year prison term for kidnapping and improper sexual activity with a woman in his custody.
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The Real Monsters

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Ending child poverty in the world's largest economy should be a no-brainer. Children cannot afford the burden of poverty. And our nation cannot afford the costly economic and moral burden of child poverty....
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States Are Prioritizing Prisons Over Education, Budgets Show

States Are Prioritizing Prisons Over Education, Budgets Show | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
If state budget trends reflect the country's policy priorities, then the U.S. currently values prisoners over children, a new report suggests.

A report released this week by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the growth of stat...
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Record number of prison deaths ‘due to cuts and overcrowding’

Record number of prison deaths ‘due to cuts and overcrowding’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The number of people dying in prison has risen to its highest level since records began more than 30 years ago, figures released by the Ministry of Justice show.
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Senior Atos executive finds new role at the American company taking over disability benefit

Senior Atos executive finds new role at the American company taking over disability benefit | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A senior executive at the company used by the Government to oversee disability benefits has attempted to amend his career history amid anger from disability campaigners that the welfare state is now being run by private sector “henchmen”.
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Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world

Child poverty in the U.S. is among the worst in the developed world | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
One in three American kids live in poverty, according to UNICEF.
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