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SocialAction2015 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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Teen Survives Being Shot 15 Times For Trying To Leave Gang

Teen Survives Being Shot 15 Times For Trying To Leave Gang | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Nineteen-year-old Atlanta youth Orentheal Childs (pictured below right) who was left for dead after being shot 15 times for attempting to cut his ties with a gang is miraculously, still alive, repo...
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Dr. Boyce: Private Prisons are the New Slave Ships of America

Dr. Boyce: Private Prisons are the New Slave Ships of America | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
by Dr. Boyce Watkins Dr. Niaz Kasvari, Director of the NAACP Criminal Justice Program recently wrote a very compelling article about the serious dangers of private prisons.   Dr.
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Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention

Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Study Finds Fewer Youth in Juvenile Detention - The Huffington Post
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Judgement Day 15.03.2013

Judgement Day 15.03.2013 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

Meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/606861445998130/
Video: http://www.youtube.com/user/BirminghamStrong
Event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/372725402812830/BirminghamStrong Justice 4 ALL



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Federal judge refuses to release innocent prisoners

Federal judge refuses to release innocent prisoners | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Four years after the Justice Department sent Gordon Lee Miller to prison, its lawyers came back to court to offer an unusual admission: Miller, they said, had not committed a federal crime.
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Jeffrey Deskovic - "You Miss The Normal Stages of Development"

Jeffrey Deskovic, who was wrongfully convicted and spent 16 years in prison before being released, tells Richard French about all the things people who are w...
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Participant Media Locks Down Its Social Action Campaign For Snitch

In the film Snitch, which was inspired by real events, Dwayne Johnson plays a father whose teenage son is wrongly accused of a drug distribution crime and is looking at a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 10 years.
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Soldier: Leaks Meant to Enlighten on US Policy

Pfc. Bradley Manning entered guilty pleas to some charges Thursday, saying he sent the material to WikiLeaks to enlighten the public about American foreign a...
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Man Dragged Behind Car By Police (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Man Dragged Behind Car By Police (GRAPHIC VIDEO) | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG — They bound his hands to the rear of a van, and then sped off, dragging the slender taxi driver along the pavement as a crowd of onlookers shouted in dismay. The man was later found dead.
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After Trayvon: Acts of Kindness, Courage and Resistance - COLORLINES

After Trayvon: Acts of Kindness, Courage and Resistance  - COLORLINES | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
One year ago today, unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot to death in an Orlando area suburb by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
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After 40 Years in Solitary, Angola 3 Prisoner Albert Woodfox Ordered Freed for 3rd Time in Louisiana

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A federal judge has once again ordered the state of Louisiana to release Albert Woodfox, a former Black Panther who has spent more than 40 years in solitary confinement. Woodfox and Herman Wallace, another prisoner of the "Angola 3," were convicted of murdering a guard at Angola Prison. The Angola 3 and their supporters say they were framed for their political activism. On Tuesday, the same federal judge that ordered Woodfox's release in 2008 again ruled Woodfox should be set free on the basis of racial discrimination in his retrial. It was the third time Woodfox's conviction has been overturned, but prosecutors successfully reversed the two previous victories. The state is expected to appeal once again to keep Woodfox behind bars. We're joined by two guests: Robert King, the third member of the Angola 3, who was freed in 2001 after three decades behind bars; and Mwalimu Johnson, a longtime member of the Angola 3 support team.

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Prosecutors Gone Wild? Couple Sneaks Into a Movie, Charged with a Felony

Prosecutors Gone Wild? Couple Sneaks Into a Movie, Charged with a Felony | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Have you or your friends ever broken the law by sneaking into a movie that you shouldn't be going into?  A legal case in pushing the envelope on just how far prosecutors are willing to go to get people into the criminal justice system.
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California Assembly reviews solitary confinement policies as prisoners threaten new hunger strike

California Assembly reviews solitary confinement policies as prisoners threaten new hunger strike | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
On Monday, Feb. 25, the California Assembly’s Public Safety Committee, chaired by Assembly Member Tom Ammiano, held a hearing on the state’s Security Housing Units (SHUs). The hearing comes 18 mont...
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'From a Distance' Charity Single Official Music Video Magdalene Survivors Together Campaign

Download @ http://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/from-distance-feat-sinead/id436325034?i=436325047 A Charity Single in aid of Magdalene Survivors Ireland, to help...
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Juvenile justice reforms that work

Juvenile justice reforms that work | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Today two new reports were released highlighting how juvenile justice reforms are improving outcomes for youth and their families, increasing public safety and
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Harvard's Bruce Western advocates new prison, rehabilitation policies | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2013

Harvard's Bruce Western advocates new prison, rehabilitation policies | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2013 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Sociologist Bruce Western rethinks incarceration in America
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Little Scrutiny So Far to Role of Private Prison Firms in Immigration Debate

Little Scrutiny So Far to Role of Private Prison Firms in Immigration Debate | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
As immigration reform picks up steam in Congress, conventional wisdom holds that a handful of key players are shaping the legislation, says Columbia Journalism Review.
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Race, Women and Prison

Race, Women and Prison | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The racial disparity between black incarcerated women and white incarcerated women dropped by nearly half between 2000 and 2009, according to a study released Wednesday.
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Prison Culture » Infographic: Is This Justice?

Prison Culture » Infographic: Is This Justice? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Tags: mass incarceration, prison industrial complex, prisons. categories data visualization ... Find us on Pinterest. Prison Culture on Pinterest ...
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N.J. Father Who Impregnated Daughter Sees Himself As Prophet, Ex-Wife Testifies

N.J. Father Who Impregnated Daughter Sees Himself As Prophet, Ex-Wife Testifies | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Aswad Ayinde (pictured) , the New Jersey father who stands accused of raping and impregnating three of his five daughters when they were all minors, is currently facing his second of five jury tria...
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Bradley Manning admits to leaking 'the most significant documents of our time'

Wednesday marked a significant turning point for the case against Army Private Bradley Manning. The 25-year-old soldier pleaded guilty in Fort Meade, Marylan...
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Unity in organization

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Prisoners of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds and ideological and political persuasions have forged a united front – best reflected by the Short Corridor Collective confined in Pelican Bay Sta...
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The brutality of the shadow state: the use of force on teenagers in custody

The brutality of the shadow state: the use of force on teenagers in custody | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Children have suffered from broken bones including wrists and elbows, and had teeth knocked out in Young Offenders' Institutes. But too many - abused at home too - do not know that their treatment was illegal.
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College Student Chronicles the Agonizing Experience of Giving Her Baby Up for Adoption - Christian Blog

College Student Chronicles the Agonizing Experience of Giving Her Baby Up for Adoption - Christian Blog | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Callie Mitchel first found out she was pregnant last March. She and her boyfriend first though they would keep the child and begin a family.  However, two months later, Callie decided to give up the baby for adoption.
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La. juvenile incarceration rates fall, report says

Louisiana was among 44 states that saw decreases in their youth incarceration rates between 1997 and 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by the Annie E. Casey …
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