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'Anger fuelled by 23-hour confinement' - BBC News

'Anger fuelled by 23-hour confinement' - BBC News | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Solitary confinement increases anger and anxiety, says a former inmate of Feltham.
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Prosecutors, police split on Sanford investigation

Prosecutors, police split on Sanford investigation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
But State Police say their investigation is done, probe shows 3 other men should be charged for murders blamed on teen
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Prison rules must abide by human rights standards

JUAN E. MENDEZ Contributed to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Jun. 20, 2016 6:00AM EDT Juan E. Mendez is the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture. International law regarding the right to personal integrity prohibits physical as well as mental torture and that prohibition is absolute: it recognizes no exception based on an emergency or other circumstance. Equally absolute is the prohibition on any form of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, which covers pain or suffering – also of either physical or mental nature – that is less severe than torture and not necessarily inflicted with intent.
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Restraint of children in custody doubles, report says

Restraint of children in custody doubles, report says | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The number of children in custody who are restrained has more than doubled in the last five years, according to research.A report by the Howard League for Penal Reform on the use of restraint, solitary confinement and strip-searching in child units in
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NC Prisons To Stop Placing Inmates Under 18 In Solitary Confinement

NC Prisons To Stop Placing Inmates Under 18 In Solitary Confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
North Carolina prisons will soon stop placing their youngest inmates in solitary confinement. That's one of many changes in the works for how the state
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The Innocence Project Part One

The Innocence Project Part One | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The justice system has put many people in jails and prisons on phony charges. Some have spent decades in prison and some have been put to death. There are people who are helping them get retrials and beat the charges. We will talk about the Innocence Project, the Ronnie Long Project and the Central Park Jogger case. Call in at 914-803-4571.
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Judge Closing Case On Freedom Summer Murders

On June 21, 1964 three civil rights workers—two White and one Black—went missing in Mississippi. James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner were murdered while volunteering to register Black voters during Freedom Summer. On June 20, 2016, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood officially closed the state’s latest investigation in the deaths of the three civil-rights workers. “There’s nothing else we can do,” Hood said during a press conference. “Unless some other witnesses come forward, for history purposes the Mississippi Burning case is closed.” http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thedai... http://www.wochit.com
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New report released in Sanford case

A new report has been released examining the Devontae Sanford case. ◂ WXYZ 7 Action News is metro Detroit's leading source for breaking news, weathe
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State police report: Prosecutors sat on evidence for months in Davontae Sanford case

State police report: Prosecutors sat on evidence for months in Davontae Sanford case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There are questions whether he should have left imprisonment much earlier considering prosecutors were aware of a state police report last fall. 
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Clock ticks on possible perjury charge for ex-city cop

Clock ticks on possible perjury charge for ex-city cop | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Prosecutors have just over 3 weeks to decide whether to charge former commander James Tolbert
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Prosecutor delay on Sanford report draws questions

Prosecutor delay on Sanford report draws questions | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
State police report says officials waited 8 months to notify attorneys about evidence that would exonerate man in prison
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Adopted Children Left Homeless, While Parents Still Get Money to Care for Them

Adopted Children Left Homeless, While Parents Still Get Money to Care for Them | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Jaquan Melton fell asleep in the church’s fallout shelter, amid lockers and Clorox cleaning supplies, while the adoptive mother who abandoned him continued to receive $700 a month from the government to care for him.
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Exonerees Share Their Favorite Family Photos for Father’s Day

Exonerees Share Their Favorite Family Photos for Father’s Day | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"My dad often said he only wanted to live long enough to see me get out. He did. (Happy Father's Day in heaven, Dad!)"- Michael Morton
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Michelle Alexander And 40 Other Criminal Justice Advocates Want Obama To Grant More Clemencies

Granting more clemencies could be a powerful way for President Obama to fight mass incarceration—but there isn’t much time left. That’s the message a group of 41 criminal justice activists, lawyers, and law professors sent the president in an open letter Tuesday. The group includes author Michelle Alexander, former administration official Van Jones, and the … http://fusion.net/story/317066/obama-... http://www.wochit.com
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Voices from Solitary: Solitary Is a Living Death

By Jean Casella and James Ridgeway The Correctional Association of New York recently released Voices from Clinton, a report detailing the abuse and isolation many of the incarcerated people at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York, face. (See accompanying post.) The report follows how punishments and brutality at an already notoriously violent prison have become worse since an escape made by two men in June 2015. It is based largely on the accounts of men incarcerated at Clinton.
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Kansas court says solitary confinement can violate rights

Kansas court says solitary confinement can violate rights | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Kansas Supreme Court says solitary confinement can violate an inmate's constitutional rights in some extreme cases.
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Prison rules must abide by human rights standards

Prison rules must abide by human rights standards | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Efforts are now under way throughout the world to institute reforms along the lines of the Mandela Rules
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A Home After Prison

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Far too often, people with criminal convictions, and even mere arrest records, are unfairly barred from public housing.
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Seven Days in Solitary [6/19/2016]

Seven Days in Solitary [6/19/2016] | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
• The Pioneer Institute released a report calling on Massachusetts to reform the use of solitary confinement in the state’s prisons and jails, as well as shift oversight at Bridgewater State Hospit…
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CIA Torture Testimony Exposed in ACLU Lawsuit

CIA torture has been exposed by new classified documents have been released showing abuse on suspected terrorist prisoners after 9/11. The release was brought on by a lawsuit by the ACLU. Some prisoners underwent fake burials. Others were confined in a small box with the assumption it was filled with stinging bugs, when in fact they were regular bugs. The CIA called these acts ‘extended interrogation techniques.’ The methods have constantly come under criticism about their legitimacy and accuracy of information they provide. Prisoners like Abu Zuybaydah were under such distress admitted to providing fake terror plots to escape the pain. We look at the CIA’s cruel interrogation techniques on the Lip News with Nik Zecevic, Elliot Hill and Joya Mia Italiano. http://www.ibtimes.co.in/new-declassi... https://tradegenius.co/go/ref/20
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Will Ex-Detroit Police Official Be Charged With Perjury?

Will Ex-Detroit Police Official Be Charged With Perjury? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Davontae Sanford case is raising questions about the an ex-police official and the ethics of the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
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Kendrick Johnson investigation: Feds will not file charges

Kendrick Johnson investigation: Feds will not file charges | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There will be no charges filed in the 2013 death of Kendrick Johnson in Valdosta, Georgia, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday, citing insufficient evidence in the case.
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Residents of 27 County Homes unable to give evidence to Mother and Baby Homes Commission

Residents of 27 County Homes unable to give evidence to Mother and Baby Homes Commission | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Headline Residents of 27 County Homes unable to give evidence to Mother and Baby Homes Commission
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News@noon: The truth about the Davontae Sanford case

News@noon: The truth about the Davontae Sanford case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Reporter George Hunter has a pair of stories you simply must read
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Free legal assistance offered to survivors of Ireland's mother and baby homes

Free legal assistance offered to survivors of Ireland's mother and baby homes | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The legal aid will help women draft witness statements for commission investigation treatment at the homes.
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