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The Moazzam Begg case shows how Muslims are criminalised

The Moazzam Begg case shows how Muslims are criminalised | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Letters: Theresa May’s latest proposals will require no evidence, just the perception of harassment, alarm or distress
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Entombed: Life in the USA’s cruel isolation chambers | Amnesty International

Entombed: Life in the USA’s cruel isolation chambers | Amnesty International | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
When 71-year-old Herman Wallace died shortly after being released from more than four decades in isolation in a Louisiana prison, a year ago today, the extent of the system’s inhumanity was brought to light once again.
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Family of Miriam Carey, of Stamford, demands answers one year after she was shot near the White House - News 12 Connecticut

Family of Miriam Carey, of Stamford, demands answers one year after she was shot near the White House - News 12 Connecticut | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A silent protest will be held today in Washington, D.C. for a Stamford woman shot
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More drugs, fewer witnesses for OK executions

More drugs, fewer witnesses for OK executions | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The state is reducing the number of media observers allowed at executions, as questions remain over the botched execution of Clayton Lockett.
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DC Stop Modern Slavery - Helping to end modern slavey and human trafficking through grassroots action

DC Stop Modern Slavery - Helping to end modern slavey and human trafficking through grassroots action | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Helping to end modern slavey and human trafficking through grassroots action
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Report: Provide Treatment, Not More Juvenile Prisons

Report: Provide Treatment, Not More Juvenile Prisons | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Maryland should invest in community-based treatment for juvenile delinquents instead of spending $225 million to build three juvenile prisons and replace buildings at a fourth, a state juvenile justice advisory panel urged.
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Scandal of the babies parents won't adopt because they're called Chrystal and Chardonnay

Scandal of the babies parents won't adopt because they're called Chrystal and Chardonnay | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A whistleblower reveals a shocking new twist to Britain's adoption shambles - and why social workers, obsessed with the rights of dysfunctional birth families, refuse to do anything about it.
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The Broken No-Fly List Process Needs Fixing

The Broken No-Fly List Process Needs Fixing | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The procedure for challenging bans on air travel was deemed unconstitutional three months ago by a federal judge – but it's still in place.
Although the government has committed, in a lawsuit brought by the ACLU, to revamping the process for challenging inclusion on the No-Fly List, cr...
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Oklahoma's Response to Botched Execution: Hide the Next One from the Public

Oklahoma's Response to Botched Execution: Hide the Next One from the Public | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It's a dark day for Oklahoma. That metaphor is particularly apt this week, as the Sooner State just redoubled its commitment to keeping capital punishment in the shadows by hiding its lethal injection process from public view and oversight.
Five months after Clayton Lockett's horrificall...
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Calif. Equalizes Prison Sentencing for Crack and Cocaine Drug Crimes

Calif. Equalizes Prison Sentencing for Crack and Cocaine Drug Crimes | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A long-standing point of contention for critics of the war on drugs—the reality of black drug offenders getting longer sentences than whites for committing essentially the same crime—ends in the Golden State.
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The Brief: Oct. 3, 2014, by John Reynolds

The Brief: Oct. 3, 2014, by John Reynolds | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
As of this morning, the number of legally operating abortion clinics in Texas can be counted on two hands.
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Families SA carers to be stood down over working with children suitability

Families SA carers to be stood down over working with children suitability | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
At least 25 workers will be suspended from working one-on-one with children after an audit of employment records
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Judge rejects White House plea to keep Guantánamo force-feeding hearings secret

Judge rejects White House plea to keep Guantánamo force-feeding hearings secret | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Judge Gladys Kessler dismissed the government’s argument that an open hearing would jeopardize national security
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Prison time unlikely for Officer Joseph Weekley for killing 7 year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones

Prison time unlikely for Officer Joseph Weekley for killing 7 year old Aiyana Stanley-Jones | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In a shocking move, the judge overseeing the retrial of Joseph Weekley, has dismissed the felony charge of involuntary manslaughter against him. Weekley was charged with the felony after he led a D...
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Perverting the course of justice: Once a crime, now government policy

Perverting the course of justice: Once a crime, now government policy | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
David Cameron and Chris Grayling have been messing with the justice system again. This time, according to The Telegraph, they are planning to make it "tougher" for judicial reviews to be brought to...
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Why This Attorney Believes Convicted Man Is Innocent of Murder

Why This Attorney Believes Convicted Man Is Innocent of Murder | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An attorney believes she has a trail of evidence potentially so explosive that it could overturn an Illinois man’s murder conviction and free him from prison.
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Ferguson Protesters Outfitted In Orange Jumpsuits And Jailed With High Bail

Ferguson Protesters Outfitted In Orange Jumpsuits And Jailed With High Bail | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
ST. ANN, Mo. -- More than a dozen people arrested during protests outside the Ferguson Police Department early Friday were outfitted with orange prison jumpsuits, slapped with high bail and locked behind bars for hours longer than most others arreste...
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A First-Hand Look at Juvenile Justice Reform

A First-Hand Look at Juvenile Justice Reform | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
What makes juvenile justice reform so compelling is that it touches on education, public safety, and economic and racial equality, and my colleagues and I have witnessed its promising effects on both individual youth and the social sector at large....
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California: New Law to Protect Jailed Youth | Human Rights Watch

California: New Law to Protect Jailed Youth | Human Rights Watch | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
(Sacramento, September 28, 2014) – California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that could prevent hundreds of young offenders from enduring rape, assault, and gang life in prison, Human Rights Watch said today.
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SHOCK: JUDGE LIKELY TO DISMISS MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES AGAINST WEEKLEY FOR KILLING AIYANA JONES, 7, WITHOUT JURY

SHOCK: JUDGE LIKELY TO DISMISS MANSLAUGHTER CHARGES AGAINST WEEKLEY FOR KILLING AIYANA JONES, 7, WITHOUT JURY | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized "Cop Watch" Groups Across the US

Police Departments Retaliate Against Organized "Cop Watch" Groups Across the US | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Organizations that use police scanners to monitor police activities by legally filming cops on duty have said they've experienced retaliation.
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At least 9,000 ex-service personnel homeless after leaving the military.

At least 9,000 ex-service personnel homeless after leaving the military. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Up to 9,000 British soldiers who served Queen and country are homeless after leaving the military, a Sunday Mirror investigation revealed back in July 2013. Shockingly, ex-service personnel account...
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Alabama’s Abortion Law Puts Minors On Trial And Gives Their Fetuses A Lawyer

Alabama’s Abortion Law Puts Minors On Trial And Gives Their Fetuses A Lawyer | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The ACLU is suing to overturn what may be the most radical parental consent law in the country.
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A History of Loneliness by John Boyne review – a denunciation of the Catholic church

A History of Loneliness by John Boyne review – a denunciation of the Catholic church | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The story of a guilty priest and the church's cover-up of sexual abuse makes for a lacerating portrait of Irish society, writes Helen Dunmore
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How to help prisoners avoid reoffending? ‘You need someone who believes in you’

How to help prisoners avoid reoffending? ‘You need someone who believes in you’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Innovative service works with men in prison and after they are released to reintegrate them into society
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