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Isolation, mental illness, and a call for legislative oversight of Texas ad seg

Isolation, mental illness, and a call for legislative oversight of Texas ad seg | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Check out a pair of op eds in the Houston Chronicle published today about solitary confinement from a former Texas Department of Justice general counsel Steve Martin and exoneree Anthony Graves, who spent nearly two decades on death row in...
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Adolescent stow-away found dead on U.S. military plane

Adolescent stow-away found dead on U.S. military plane | up2-21 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military has found the body of an adolescent male trapped in a compartment above the landing gear of a C-130 aircraft following a trip to Africa, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
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‘Hogtying’ of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions

‘Hogtying’ of Inmates Raises Alarm About Nevada Juvenile Detention Conditions | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Photo: hmk/Flickr Creative Commons     A Las Vegas family court judge said this week that he would like to expand an inquiry into another juvenile detention facility after ordering that i...
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In a Maryland Jail, Teens Charged As Adults Face Isolation and Neglect - Solitary Watch

In a Maryland Jail, Teens Charged As Adults Face Isolation and Neglect - Solitary Watch | up2-21 | Scoop.it
“Trays up!” the CO yells. It’s about 5 am, and breakfast trays are here. I’ve been up since midnight, studying the workbooks that a friend sent to me. When everyone is asleep, and the TV is off, it’s the quietest time, and I can really focus. As I get my tray every morning, I ask …
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Study: Many States Don't Track Juvenile Recidivism

Study: Many States Don't Track Juvenile Recidivism | up2-21 | Scoop.it
One in five states fails to track youth recidivism, according to a new report by the non-profit Council of State Governments (CSG) and National Reentry Resource Center.

The organizations today released two publications that examine state juvenile correction agencies and explain what state and lo...
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Police Gun Down Dog in Front of 6-Year-Old Girl For ‘Showing Its Teeth’

Police Gun Down Dog in Front of 6-Year-Old Girl For ‘Showing Its Teeth’ | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Epidemic of cops killing pets intensifies.
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When your child’s private life makes the ‘news’

When your child’s private life makes the ‘news’ | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
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How Changing Your Diet Can Alleviate Bipolar Disorder

How Changing Your Diet Can Alleviate Bipolar Disorder | up2-21 | Scoop.it
How eating the right nutritious foods can help with mood swings and depression.
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Secondhand Trauma Doubles Kids' Addiction Risk as Adults

Secondhand Trauma Doubles Kids' Addiction Risk as Adults | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Study shows that experiencing family trauma when young heightens addiction risk.
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Youngsters 'self-harming because of living in poverty' has risen by 40% since Tories came to power

Youngsters 'self-harming because of living in poverty' has risen by 40% since Tories came to power | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Birmingham Child Poverty Review found 84,114 children, a third of the total, are in poverty and school secretaries have to arrange food for hungry kids
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Staggering 76 percent of overweight kids think their weight is fine

Staggering 76 percent of overweight kids think their weight is fine | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on Amish now home in Ohio after prison

Pool, phones, yoga: world intrudes on Amish now home in Ohio after prison | up2-21 | Scoop.it
BERGHOLZ, Ohio, July 26 (Reuters) - Amish farmer Raymond Miller developed a taste for Mountain Dew soda, got his GED, and wonders if he should get a pool table after learning to play in prison.
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100,000 birthday cards sent to little Massachusetts boy with cancer 

100,000 birthday cards sent to little Massachusetts boy with cancer  | up2-21 | Scoop.it
It just might be Danny Nickerson's happiest birthday.
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Some mentally ill inmates face different kind of solitary confinement

Some mentally ill inmates face different kind of solitary confinement | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Other designations, meant to afford better care to those who need it, just mean these sick inmates are put in an unofficial version of segregation, critics charge.
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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors: Associated Press

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors: Associated Press | up2-21 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. These
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Seven Days in Solitary [7/27/14] - Solitary Watch

Seven Days in Solitary [7/27/14] - Solitary Watch | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past week that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts. • Footage obtained by the Colorado Independent shows excessive force being used against a man who was placed in solitary after exhibiting suicidal behavior. The man was being monitored in …
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Boy, 4, has mark of devil

Boy, 4, has mark of devil | up2-21 | Scoop.it
EXCLUSIVE: MYSTERIOUS Satan ‘cross-hair’ sign — which just suddenly appeared — even baffles the family GP
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Police: 2 charged in shooting of 3-year-old

Police: 2 charged in shooting of 3-year-old | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Two men have been charged with a shooting that left a 3-year-old wounded on the Southwest Side Friday night, police said.
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You never took drugs, but you cannot keep your child - Telegraph

You never took drugs, but you cannot keep your child - Telegraph | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Some family court rulings are impossible to understand
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Lost for Life: Children locked away in America - World Socialist Web Site

Lost for Life: Children locked away in America - World Socialist Web Site | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The film’s web site reports the staggering, and scandalous, fact that more than “2,000 people in the US are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed as juveniles.”
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How Do I Know If My Child's Being Sexually Abused?

How Do I Know If My Child's Being Sexually Abused? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Find out the signs that your child might have been sexually abused and how to prevent it from happening in the first place.
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I'm sure you all know what's sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse refers to any action that pressures or coerces someone to do something sexually they don't want to do.

Great, time to know 

  • What is considered sexual abuse?
  • What are some concerning signs that my child may have been abused?


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Eighty sex abuse children identified

Eighty sex abuse children identified | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Human Trafficking: The Silent Crime Of The Caribbean

Human Trafficking: The Silent Crime Of The Caribbean | up2-21 | Scoop.it
While law enforcement is obsessed with seeking out and confiscating contraband on the high seas there is a crime that, if left unchecked, will become a problem in Antigua and other Caribbean Islands.

Via Sunita Millon, Dana Hoffman
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10-Year-Old Girl's Guitar Cover Of Slayer Is Insane

10-Year-Old Girl's Guitar Cover Of Slayer Is Insane | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The guitar skills needed to cover a Slayer song like "War Ensemble" are pretty significant to say the least. That's why this particular rendition by a -- wait for it, wait for it -- 10-year-old girl named Audrey is all the more impressive.
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Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids

Carjackers on run after crash that killed 3 kids | up2-21 | Scoop.it
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.
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Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide - COLORLINES

Study: One in 10 Juvenile Detainees Have Contemplated Suicide - COLORLINES | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Youth in juvenile detention are at much greater risk for suicide than young people in the general population.
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