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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

 

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. 

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How I Learned To Be Courageous

How I Learned To Be Courageous | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It's no different whenever you want something in life: You need to ask for what you want. Simply having the courage to ask people for what you want can change your life, but it's unfortunate that so many of us fail to be courageous....
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State's Highest Court Deals Blow To Death-Row Inmates

State's Highest Court Deals Blow To Death-Row Inmates | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.

The move comes a day after the state Supreme Court removed one of the final obstacles, ruling late Wednesday that Clayto...
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Former Death Row Inmate: Solitary Confinement 'Breaks Your Will To Live'

Former Death Row Inmate: Solitary Confinement 'Breaks Your Will To Live' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Anthony Graves was wrongly convicted and sent to death row in connection with the murder of a Texas family in 1992. He spent 18 years in prison -- 16 of them in solitary confinement -- until he was finally exonerated and released in 2010.

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Disabled man's 'bedroom tax' house swap is stopped by council

Disabled man's 'bedroom tax' house swap is stopped by council | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Kevin West cannot afford to pay the ‘bedroom tax’ on his three-bedroom home in Brayford Road, Whitley Wood, so had signed up to Reading Borough Council’s HomeSwapper initiative
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Texas Inmate Must Stay In Prison, Despite Conviction Being Overturned 34 Years Ago

Texas Inmate Must Stay In Prison, Despite Conviction Being Overturned 34 Years Ago | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
April 21, 2014NY Daily NewsA Texas inmate with the critical thinking ability of a first-grader has been waiting some 34 years for a new trial. And now he'll wait some more. In a recent ruling, a judge decided that Jerry Hartfield's constitutional right to a speedy trial had not been violated — despite being imprisoned…
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No honour among thieves as jailhouse snitches convict the innocent

No honour among thieves as jailhouse snitches convict the innocent | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Jailhouse snitches are responsible for a huge amount of wrongful convictions, Dallas prosecutors admit as they release a record number of wrongly convicted offenders from jail.
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#WaveOfAction Be Happy #SelfieRevolution - YouTube


Happy: Pharrell Williams part of the #WaveOfActionUk's #Selfie Revolution!

Send us yours photos or videos hashtag signs (#WaveOfAction) please via facebook or twitter WaveOfActionUK

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Have the homeless become invisible? Would you notice your family living on the street?

Have the homeless become invisible? Would you notice your family living on the street? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
To find out, we had people walk by their spouses, siblings, and even children on the street – all made to appear homeless. See what we learned.
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Who’s the ‘hobo’ taking charity? Richard Gere

Who’s the ‘hobo’ taking charity? Richard Gere | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Spare a million? Actor Richard Gere plays such a convincing homeless man that a kindhearted woman — who had no clue he was really a famous actor worth nearly $100…
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Bad News for Justina Pelletier - BarbWire.com

Bad News for Justina Pelletier - BarbWire.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The good news is that the Pelletier family recently delivered over 700 “Get Well” cards to Justina. They were sent..
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A 9 years old girl run from foster care with blood in her face | family justice exposed

A 9 years old girl run from foster care with blood in her face | family justice exposed | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law

Study: Minority kids hit hardest by Illinois law | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A 32-year-old Illinois law that requires juveniles accused of the most serious crimes to be charged as adults may be discriminatory, prevents judges from exercising their judgment and makes it more likely that those who are convicted will commit violent crimes in the future, according to a study released Tuesday.
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Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart

Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
America's prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame.

Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses, according to an infographic recently released by the Federal Bureau of Pris...
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A 'Criminal' to Many, But 'Dad' to Her

A 'Criminal' to Many, But 'Dad' to Her | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Her dad may always carry the label "criminal," but her love for him serves as a reminder that the incarcerated are more than just the sum of their mistakes. To many kids like Jazree, they are family, and sometimes the one person they need t...
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How A Promising Ivy League Student Ended Up A Heroin Addict And Convicted Felon

How A Promising Ivy League Student Ended Up A Heroin Addict And Convicted Felon | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"I want a cigarette. I know I have a cigarette here. Which friggin pocket did I put it in? I'm patting myself down frantically trying to find this damn pack because nothing makes me want a cigarette like the massive shot of heroin I just did.&qu...
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Have the Homeless Become Invisible? -


In this social experiment, unsuspecting people walked by relatives pretending to be homeless. Would they notice their family members? Or have the homeless become invisible?http://MakeThemVisible.com

To find out more about the New York City Rescue Mission visithttp://nycrescue.org/

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4WardEver backs Daily Mirror mental health campaign

4WardEver backs Daily Mirror mental health campaign | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
4WardEver UK, through its founder Tippa Naphtali, has lended its support to a national campaign called 'Time to Change' by the Mirror Newspaper Group and backed by ex-boxer and service user, Frank ...
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A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast- Life After Incarceration

A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast- Life After Incarceration | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart, and Ethel Lopez of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Sam, Cliff and Ethel will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person. Our Special Guests tonight are Rev. Billy Neal Moore, who spent 16-1/2 years on death row before receiving clemency and Ex-Death Row Prison Guard, Bobby Allen, who spent nearly a decade working in a Georgia death row prison unit. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commitrong. For full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, please visit www.a-justcause.com. Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6
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Statelessness | Liberty

Statelessness | Liberty | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

 

 

Campaigning againstStatelessnessStatelessness is a barbaric weapon of despots and dictators – it has no place in democracies like the UK"It cannot be a proper response to 

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12 Year Old Dragged From Class After Anti-Terror Police Flag Up His Facebook Protest Against Cameron

12 Year Old Dragged From Class After Anti-Terror Police Flag Up His Facebook Protest Against Cameron | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A 12 year old boy attempting to save a local youth club due to be closed by government cuts has been dragged from his classroom after his Facebook protest was spotted by anti-terror police. What's ...
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Deaths in custody reach record high

Deaths in custody reach record high | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There were 215 deaths in prison custody in England and Wales last year - the highest number per year on record, new data shows.
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Stepping Out and Moving Forward with California Exoneree Brian Banks | Innocence Project of Florida

Stepping Out and Moving Forward with California Exoneree Brian Banks | Innocence Project of Florida | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The theme for IPF's annual celebration, 3rd Annual Steppin’ Out with the Innocence Project of Florida, is “stepping out an moving forward”. We will celebra
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Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths - April 23

Freedom of Information tribunal on benefit deaths - April 23 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Vox Political may seem a little quiet over the next 30 hours or so. This is because the site's owner, Mike Sivier (that's me), will be travelling to Cardiff to take the Information Commissioner and...
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File cabinet takes center stage in wrongful conviction case

File cabinet takes center stage in wrongful conviction case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Once relegated to the dingy basement boiler room of a South Side police station, a filing cabinet stuffed with hundreds of aging homicide cases took center stage Tuesday at the trial of a former El Rukn gang member who claims police and prosecutors framed him in an infamous 1984 double-murder that sent him to death row.
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