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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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Study: Prison staff uses force on blacks more often than whites

The use of force cases were down between 2011 and 2012.
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Palestinian prisoners pledge solidarity with California prisoners on hunger strike!

Palestinian prisoners pledge solidarity with California prisoners on hunger strike! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Mass incarceration is deeply racialized, as one third of young Black men are in the criminal justice system. Prisoner resistance and political action has been sharply repressed. Solitary confinemen...
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CDCR’s sham mental health interventions and evaluations

CDCR’s sham mental health interventions and evaluations | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In spite of the AMA protocol on torture, the CDCR’s medical and mental health physicians have yet to offer California prisoners any qualitative medical or mental health treatment, intervention or s...
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Animals: CDCR human exploitation in the 21st century

Animals: CDCR human exploitation in the 21st century | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Holding animals in solitary confinement breeds savagery. You are placed in a concrete slab of a cage for 22 ½ hours a day and let out for 90 minutes to another concrete slab of a cage only to be re...
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As 30,000 join California prison hunger strike, corrections officials issue guidelines on starvation

As 30,000 join California prison hunger strike, corrections officials issue guidelines on starvation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On Monday, July 8, California prisoners launched their third hunger strike in two years, protesting conditions in the Security Housing Units, where thousands of prisoners are held in segregation un...
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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 20, 2013 11:02 AM
I spent 10 years in California prisons on drug charges with 4 years in solitary confinement, before becoming a best selling author. I spoke on PBS about overcrowded prison conditions here~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 To check out my complete list of books in Print, Kindle and Audio book go here~ http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00571NY5A
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Palestinian survivor of 66-day hunger strike pledges solidarity with striking American prisoners

Palestinian survivor of 66-day hunger strike pledges solidarity with striking American prisoners | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sheikh Khader Adnan is a former Palestinian political prisoner and hunger striker whose protest about being detained without charge attracted worldwide attention. He refused food for 66 days and wa...
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California prisoners inspire the world

California prisoners inspire the world | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
All eyes are on Pelican Bay SHU, the shame of California, where men who have been locked in concrete coffins for decades called a hunger strike and work stoppage that 30,000 prisoners joined when i...
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Juvenile records will soon become more difficult for the public to view

Juvenile records will soon become more difficult for the public to view | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Jeramie Shemonia spent months trying to find a job and land an apartment
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Gangs Ruled Prison as For-Profit Model Put Blood on Floor

Gangs Ruled Prison as For-Profit Model Put Blood on Floor | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In the four privately run prisons holding Mississippi inmates last year, the assault rate was three times higher on average than in state-run lockups. None was as violent as the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility.
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"A Teenager Is Dead:" 15 Most Powerful Moments In The Prosecution's Closing Statement (VIDEOS)

"A Teenager Is Dead:" 15 Most Powerful Moments In The Prosecution's Closing Statement (VIDEOS) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The George Zimmerman murder trial is at its end.
And if you tuned in today, you probably witnessed the most intense, powerful and emotional day that the trial has brought forth so far.
Prosecuting at
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The Horrible Psychology of Solitary Confinement | Wired Science | Wired.com

The Horrible Psychology of Solitary Confinement | Wired Science | Wired.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In the largest prison protest in California's history, nearly 30,000 inmates have gone on hunger strike.
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Trailer: Policing the Police

This documentary looks into a case of British police violence which has led to the death of a British citizen, Jason McPherson; the program also examines lac...
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Maximillian Anderson's comment, July 19, 2013 7:10 PM
I think this trailer was very unclear. What are they trying to argue? The officers in the video were doing their job. They have to make sure he is not hiding anything on his person. If the suspect did not want to open his mouth for the officers and the officers had reason to suspect he had something in his mouth, then they have to get him to open his mouth. He could have just opened his mouth, let the officers look inside, and he would have been fine. Even if he did have something hidden in his mouth, giving it up is much better than having officers jump on him trying to force his mouth open. The officers were not just going to let him keep his mouth closed. That could be seen as cold hearted but that is just the way it works.
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Stand behind striking prisoners, from Palestine to California

Stand behind striking prisoners, from Palestine to California | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
From Palestine to California, prisoners are organizing to end torture in prison and prison as a form of repression of popular movements and poor communities of color. Members of IJAN have been foll...
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California prisoners’ hunger strike: Oregon joins the fight

California prisoners’ hunger strike: Oregon joins the fight | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We are being held in solitary confinement, and the state compels us to answer personal questions or be held in isolation indefinitely. They call this bi-weekly interrogation “programming,” where we...
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Chicago Kids Send Letters to Obama About Gun Violence: 'I Want to Live'

Chicago Kids Send Letters to Obama About Gun Violence: 'I Want to Live' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Activists in Chicago have been marching and speaking out against gun violence for awhile, but now there's a new approach at getting government to intervene in the gang violence that has ravaged the city.
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Pelican Bay hunger strikers donate to local food bank (retracted)

Pelican Bay hunger strikers donate to local food bank (retracted) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The executive director of the food bank in Crescent City, where Pelican Bay State Prison is located, has asked that the Bay View retract this announcement. Read his message to the organizers of the...
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Calipatria prisoners all on strike

Calipatria prisoners all on strike | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Greetings to all with like mind and heart in the struggle. Here in Calipatria State Prison we continue to push forward as one in solidarity with our mindset to hunger striking in unity with all rac...
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Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin's Case With Passion - Black Like Moi

Old White Man Speaks On Trayvon Martin's Case With Passion - Black Like Moi | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
 By: Madam Prezident This video had me buck eyed. The George Zimmerman case which left Trayvon Martin dead has been the talk of the entire United States.
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Utah Supreme Court upholds Debra Brown's innocence ruling

Utah Supreme Court upholds Debra Brown's innocence ruling | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY — A woman imprisoned for 17 years for the killing of her boss is factually innocent of the murder, the Utah Supreme Court ruled F...
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Daily Kos: Before Trayvon Martin, there was Oscar Grant

Daily Kos: Before Trayvon Martin, there was Oscar Grant | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Oscar Juliuss Grant III, (February 27, 1986 – January 1, 2009)

While many people across the nation are paying close attention ...
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Electronic tagging scandal: G4S police probe after charging to monitor criminals who were already DEAD

Electronic tagging scandal: G4S police probe after charging to monitor criminals who were already DEAD | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said G4S along with rival Serco could have been ripping off the public for almost 15 years
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After the Zimmerman Trial, Look for the Michael Dunn Trial… | OHN -You know your momma raised you better than this.

After the Zimmerman Trial, Look for the Michael Dunn Trial… | OHN -You know your momma raised you better than this. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Remember the name: Jordan Davis. Many of the people who support George Zimmerman hang tightly to their opinion that basically Trayvon Martin deserved to
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George Zimmerman Declines To Testify At Trial (LIVE UPDATES)

George Zimmerman Declines To Testify At Trial (LIVE UPDATES) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) -- George Zimmerman has declined to testify in his second-degree murder trial.
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