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Meet Three People Who Make Tons of Money Off Prisons

Meet Three People Who Make Tons of Money Off Prisons | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The US prison system leaves much to be desired. The prisons are overcrowded and the prisoners and guards alike suffer much abuse inside those walls. In the US we have more people in prison than China and Russia.

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On Spanking and Abuse

On Spanking and Abuse | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Drawing blood isn’t an expression of love. It’s an expression of anger and exasperation that morphs into abuse.
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Solitary Confinement is Crazy Loud - YouTube

Think it's the isolation that drives some solitary confinement prisoners crazy? It might actually be the intense noise. With extraordinary access, FRONTLINE ...

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Nosy neighbor sics cops, child services on innocent mom: ‘Don’t let your kids play outside’

Nosy neighbor sics cops, child services on innocent mom: ‘Don’t let your kids play outside’ | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Mom visited by police and CPS after neighbor reported her for letting her son play outside.
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Lawsuit: Youths kept cold, restrained in Lancaster juvenile detention center

Lawsuit: Youths kept cold, restrained in Lancaster juvenile detention center | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A federal lawsuit was filed today against the Multi-County Juvenile Detention Center in Lancaster alleging that five youths incarcerated there were abused.
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Group aims to ensure the punishment fits the crime

Group aims to ensure the punishment fits the crime | up2-21 | Scoop.it
At a meeting Thursday, local advocates discuss how juveniles can be charged as adults In Florida.
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How Conservative Christians Are Trying Their Damnedest to Make America's Kids Wildly Ignorant

How Conservative Christians Are Trying Their Damnedest to Make America's Kids Wildly Ignorant | up2-21 | Scoop.it
It's apparent that there is an attempt to indoctrinate children into the belief that America is a Christian theocracy.
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So Much for Reducing America's Prison Population: Latest Figures Show Increase in 2013

So Much for Reducing America's Prison Population: Latest Figures Show Increase in 2013 | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The devastation for families of low-level, non-violent offenders continues.
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Florida City's ‘Stop & Frisk’ Nabs Thousands of Kids, Finds 5-Year-Olds ‘Suspicious’

Florida City's ‘Stop & Frisk’ Nabs Thousands of Kids, Finds 5-Year-Olds ‘Suspicious’ | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Stop and Frisk Quota Policy at Miami Gardens Police Department Results in Over 99-thousand Stops in a City of 110-thousand people.

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New BJS figures show that mass incarceration is getting bigger | Prison Policy Initiative

New BJS figures show that mass incarceration is getting bigger | Prison Policy Initiative | up2-21 | Scoop.it
New report serves as a sobering reminder that state-level criminal justice policy decisions are continuing to ensure that our nation remains the top incarcerator in ...

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Latest News - Diesel Therapy: Torturing Prisoners Legally Takes The Bus

Latest News - Diesel Therapy: Torturing Prisoners Legally Takes The Bus | up2-21 | Scoop.it

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Cops: Teenager Rubbed His Junk On Patron's Pizza

Cops: Teenager Rubbed His Junk On Patron's Pizza | up2-21 | Scoop.it
SEPTEMBER 16---Angered that a customer called in a pizza order right before closing time, a Texas teenager allegedly rubbed his genitals on the patron’s pie as he prepared the takeout order, police a
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Texas youth pastor accused of molesting 11-year-old boy who wanted to ‘earn’ cowboy hat

Texas youth pastor accused of molesting 11-year-old boy who wanted to ‘earn’ cowboy hat | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Black Hole: Solitary Confinement

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Learn about the history of this practice, as well as its cost and the affect it has on the prisoners.

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Rob Duke's curator insight, September 16, 9:10 AM

See David Rothman's excellent Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (1974?) for a good contrast with the American experience with early solitary confinement in the original Pennsylvania experiments with incarceration instead of corporal punishment.

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Inmates Aren’t the Only Victims of the Prison-Industrial Complex | The Nation

Inmates Aren’t the Only Victims of the Prison-Industrial Complex | The Nation | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The worst part of Dave’s job as a death-row guard happened early morning on the day of an execution. After taking the inmate for his final shower and instructing him to change his clothes for his last visit with his family, Dave would bring him back to his cell.

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Student gets detention for sharing his lunch - EAGnews.org

Student gets detention for sharing his lunch - EAGnews.org | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia

Mystery illness plagues girls in Colombia | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Locals say HPV vaccine to blame.
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Pepper spray coming to Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall

Pepper spray coming to Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Santa Clara County approved a pilot program earlier this year that will allow the use of pepper spray against juvenile hall wards starting next month, which critics say is out of step with national rehabilitation trends.
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Juvenile Offenders to Receive 24 Hour Monitoring

Juvenile Offenders to Receive 24 Hour Monitoring | up2-21 | Scoop.it
County officials plan to change the way juvenile offenders are tracked after a 17-year-old male on home monitoring was accused of sexually assaulting a pregnant Chicago State University Sept. 10.Rose Marie Golden, the director of the Cook County Juvenile Probation Department, said late Wednesday...
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Michelle O creates trouble for kids with cancer

Michelle O creates trouble for kids with cancer | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Adrian Peterson And What Our Fathers Did to Us

Adrian Peterson And What Our Fathers Did to Us | up2-21 | Scoop.it
You can never move on from toxic discipline.
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Voices from Solitary: A Day in the Life, Part VI

Voices from Solitary: A Day in the Life, Part VI | up2-21 | Scoop.it
This post is the next in a series of pieces Solitary Watch is publishing as part of a project calling for people held in solitary confinement to write on various proposed themes. Our first suggeste...

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Inmates Aren’t the Only Victims of the Prison-Industrial Complex | The Nation

Inmates Aren’t the Only Victims of the Prison-Industrial Complex | The Nation | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The worst part of Dave’s job as a death-row guard happened early morning on the day of an execution. After taking the inmate for his final shower and instructing him to change his clothes for his last visit with his family, Dave would bring him back to his cell.

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Student’s ‘Virginity Rocks’ t-shirt banned from Arkansas middle school - EAGnews.org

Student’s ‘Virginity Rocks’ t-shirt banned from Arkansas middle school - EAGnews.org | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Juvenile Justice 40 Years On: Unfinished Business

Juvenile Justice 40 Years On: Unfinished Business | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is by far the most crucial legislative measure enacted by Congress to address the treatment of youth offenders in detention facilities across the country. Since its inception in 1974, the Act has been the driving force in federally funde...
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Dozens of Children Dead After UN Gives Tainted Vaccine in “Rebel” Held Syria

Dozens of Children Dead After UN Gives Tainted Vaccine in “Rebel” Held Syria | up2-21 | Scoop.it
U.S. and Saudi-backed mercenaries blame al-Assad.
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