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A sentence no child deserves

A sentence no child deserves | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
A year ago this week, the Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that it is unconstitutional to impose on a child a mandatory sentence of life without parole.

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Reading To Break Recidivism - Corrections.com

Reading To Break Recidivism - Corrections.com | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it

Corrections.com Reading To Break Recidivism Corrections.com Libert asserts FMBC breaks recidivism, citing statistics that show only 26% of members who participate in the Reentry Support Phase have been rearrested within a year.


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Dispensing injustice - Jamaica Gleaner

Dispensing injustice - Jamaica Gleaner | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Dispensing injustice
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Dispensing injustice. Published: Sunday | January 5, 2014 Comments 0. Pharmacy technicians illegally supplying medication to inmates of penal institutions. Tyrone Reid, Senior Staff Reporter.
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10 million misdemeanors deform our justice system - Texas Jail Project

10 million misdemeanors deform our justice system - Texas Jail Project | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
 American criminal system punishes thousands of people who are not guilty.Texas Jail Project works to change conditions and treatment of inmates in Texas county jails.

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Minister finds role in helping inmates - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Minister finds role in helping inmates - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Minister finds role in helping inmates
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But her father was a teacher and a former administrator with the Pine-Richland School District and her mother an educator as well, so they knew the educational value of travel.
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Prison Culture » Guest Post: The Future of Mass Incarceration: Punishment in the Proposed Era of Decarceration

Prison Culture » Guest Post: The Future of Mass Incarceration: Punishment in the Proposed Era of Decarceration | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it

To truly revamp the criminal legal system and begin to address in any meaningful way the severe harm that the “War on Drugs” and mass incarceration have ravaged across disadvantaged communities, the United States needs to abandon its collective commitment to and fixation with punishment. As long as punishment is the underlying driving force of the criminal legal system, the state will continue to perpetuate inequality and harm.


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Tim Robbins and Wayne Kramer show support for arts in prisons

Tim Robbins and Wayne Kramer show support for arts in prisons | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Actor-director Tim Robbins and guitarist Wayne Kramer were among a handful of local cultural leaders to voice their support on Friday for programs that bring the arts to prisons and other correctional facilities around the country.

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'Orange is the New Black' casts new light on women's prison - Los Angeles Times

'Orange is the New Black' casts new light on women's prison - Los Angeles Times | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
NPR 'Orange is the New Black' casts new light on women's prison Los Angeles Times My Russian sidekick, Red, who runs the prison kitchen; good old drug trafficking Alex (played by Laura Prepon), who I could always count on for a dry one-liner;...
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When Prisoners Protest

When Prisoners Protest | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Why we should all be concerned about the inhumane conditions of prolonged solitary confinement.

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One of the Darkest Periods in the History of American Prisons

One of the Darkest Periods in the History of American Prisons | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Recent lawsuits and Justice Department investigations have uncovered grotesque abuses of mentally ill inmates at state and local prisons. Yet Washington refuses to investigate allegations of similar mistreatment at federal penitentiaries.

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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 19, 2013 12:00 PM
After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif
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Beautiful Inmate Art From Pelican Bay State Prison Hunger Striker - COLORLINES

Beautiful Inmate Art From Pelican Bay State Prison Hunger Striker - COLORLINES | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
An inmate speaks out.

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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 20, 2013 11:01 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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Tens of thousands fewer to go to prison because of justice reforms - Telegraph

Tens of thousands fewer to go to prison because of justice reforms - Telegraph | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands fewer criminals will go to prison over the next five years because of Kenneth Clarke’s soft justice reforms, official estimates show.

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Opinion: Children of incarcerated parents are 'collateral damage' of criminal ... - NJ.com

Opinion: Children of incarcerated parents are 'collateral damage' of criminal ... - NJ.com | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Opinion: Children of incarcerated parents are 'collateral damage' of criminal ...
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Incarceration has a phenomenal effect on children whose family members are in prison.
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You can't Judge a Book by its Cover - Prison Path

You can't Judge a Book by its Cover - Prison Path | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
As, I have in the past, I will post excerpts from my prison memoir, PrisonPath. The stories are about the inmates and correctional officers that I encountered during my fifteen months in state prison.

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Another link in the chain of mass incarceration

Another link in the chain of mass incarceration | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
In September 1990 — two weeks after the wrongful conviction of three defendants in the rape of a jogger in New York City’s Central Park — another group of teens was involved in a crime that received similarly intense media focus and racist...
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Teen Once Accused of Murder Now Serves as Maryland Task Force Adviser

Teen Once Accused of Murder Now Serves as Maryland Task Force Adviser | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
"I witnessed acts that I think no child should witness." -- Documenting the treatment of juveniles in the Maryland justice system.

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New Report Criticizes Use of Solitary Confinement in New Mexico Prisons and Jails - Solitary Watch

New Report Criticizes Use of Solitary Confinement in New Mexico Prisons and Jails - Solitary Watch | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
An important new report and accompanying press release issued by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (NMCLP) and the ACLU of New Mexico (ACLU-NM) finds that solitary confinement in New Mexico prisons and jails is both “overused” and understated.

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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 24, 2013 7:02 AM

“While it costs more money to detain prisoners in isolation than in the general population, it does not improve public safety or reduce prison violence.” This is also sometimes referred to as a "lose-lose situation."

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Bowie woman finds new life calling: preventing incarceration - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online

Bowie woman finds new life calling: preventing incarceration - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Bowie woman finds new life calling: preventing incarceration
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Janice Liggins (right) works with assistant Tiffany Lancaster in her home office in Mitchellville.
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From America’s Busiest Death Chamber, a Catalog of Last Rants, Pleas and Apologies

From America’s Busiest Death Chamber, a Catalog of Last Rants, Pleas and Apologies | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Texas has executed 500 inmates since 1982 and posts the final statements of those men and women on a public Web site, revealing a glimmer of humanity behind the numbers.
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Innovation Through Open Doors - TheAlternativePress.com

Innovation Through Open Doors - TheAlternativePress.com | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it

Innovation Through Open Doors TheAlternativePress.com This program aimed to reducing even further the city's unprecedented drop in incarcerations: since 2001 the city's incarceration rate has been reduced by 32 percent, even as the rest of the...


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The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery?

The Prison Industry in the United States: Big Business or a New Form of Slavery? | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population o...
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Solitary Confinement: A Mother's Perspective - Juvenile In Justice

Solitary Confinement: A Mother's Perspective - Juvenile In Justice | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it

"Prisons were supposedly built to lock up those who might harm others and deter crime.  Somewhere along the way we lost sight of those goals.  Today, prison walls have become an impenetrable shroud that shields and perpetuates crimes against humanity.  Those walls allow the rest of us to ignore the root causes of crime and save us from having to look at the mass destruction of human lives that our appetite for retribution and punishment have caused."


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Live Blog: FCC Prison Phones Workshop

Live Blog: FCC Prison Phones Workshop | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
Steven Renderos from the Campaign for Prison Phone Justice providing live updates from the FCC's workshop on Prison Phones

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Climbing Out of the Hole

Climbing Out of the Hole | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it

"They have been held in solitary confinement for at least 20 years, each in his own 8-by-10-foot windowless cell at the Pelican Bay supermax prison, with about a thousand others — half of whom have been there for more than a decade. They are allowed only about an hour of “recreation” each day, often in shackles, in a cement enclosure not much larger than their cell. "


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Four more Texas parole officers are charged with taking payoffs ...

Four more Texas parole officers are charged with taking payoffs ... | Prison Incarceration | Scoop.it
About a month after a federal judge in Dallas sentenced a former state parole officer to prison time for taking bribes from a parolee, four more parole officers have been charged with similar crimes in Houston.
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