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Jailed for Life for Stealing a $159 Jacket? 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Crimes

Jailed for Life for Stealing a $159 Jacket? 3,200 Serving Life Without Parole for Nonviolent Crimes | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A shocking new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has found that more than 3,200 people nationwide are serving life terms without parole for nonviolent offenses. Of those prisoners, 80 percent are behind bars for drug-related convictions.

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Trapped: Mental Illness in America’s Prisons

The continuous withdrawal of mental health funding has turned jails and prisons across the nation into the default mental health facilities. The system designed…

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No Patriot Act II: Americans choose civil liberties over security laws

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Harry J Enten: Unlike 9/11, the Boston attack will not lead to new anti-terror law. But Democrats are now less civil libertarian than Republicans

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30 Years Later, the Private Prisons Have a Future to Secure

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In 2005, Operation Streamline immediately imposed federal criminal charges on any illegal border crossing. From then through 2011, the average daily population of detained immigrants rose almost 63%, from 19,712 in 2005 to 32,095 in 2011. Not surprisingly, this coincided with a surge in revenue for CCA of over $700 million, more than twice the growth seen in the same period leading up to 2005.

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Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed For Life | The Nation

Boxed In: How a Criminal Record Keeps You Unemployed For Life | The Nation | up2-21 | Scoop.it
When a youthful brush with the law means being shut out of the workforce forever.

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Beyond the criminal justice process

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Are all telephone calls recorded and accessible to the US government?

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Glenn Greenwald: A former FBI counterterrorism agent claims on CNN that this is the case

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A repeating history of indefinite detention

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Citizens say NDAA echoes US policies of Japanese internment.

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