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Survivors of Solitary Confinement « National Radio Project

Survivors of Solitary Confinement «  National Radio Project | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Tens of thousands are in solitary confinement in American prisons which according to the United Nations is torture. Producer Claire Schoen met nine former prisoners who describe in detail what it's like to be in solitary confinement.

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Two more South Dakota Lakota tribes advance toward their own foster care systems, intending to replace the State DSS system

Two more South Dakota Lakota tribes advance toward their own foster care systems, intending to replace the State DSS system | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Rapid City, S.D. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 -- As the ACLU further exposes the foster care crisis in South Dakota Indian Country, Lakota People's Law Project, A Positive Tomorrow and the tribes collaborate to pursue a lasting solution.
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An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals | Al Jazeera America

An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminals | Al Jazeera America | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Shedding the stigma and reducing recidivism through support, education and therapy —€” not prison time
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9-Year-Old Struck By Lightning Sitting On Couch - CBS Atlanta

9-Year-Old Struck By Lightning Sitting On Couch - CBS Atlanta | up2-21 | Scoop.it
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) - A 9-year-old boy said he was struck by lightning and thrown off the couch. Deandre Connell said he was doing his homework Monday evening when a bolt of lightning struck a tree outside the living room window.
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OJJDP: Racial Disparities Persist at Juvenile Facilities

OJJDP: Racial Disparities Persist at Juvenile Facilities | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The population of America’s juvenile detention facilities is shrinking, but major racial disparities persist, according to the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).

OJJDP recently released analysis of the 2011 Census of Juveniles in Residential Placement, a...
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Atheist Richard Dawkins: It would be ‘immoral’ not to abort a fetus with Down syndrome

Atheist Richard Dawkins: It would be ‘immoral’ not to abort a fetus with Down syndrome | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Debt collectors may be lying about your debt - YouTube

The latest debt scam doesn't involve mortgages, autos, or student loans. Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp airs every Friday at 8pm EST on RT America and every ...
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Fugitive sex offender beats to death two Washington men ‘grooming boys for sex,’ cops say 

Fugitive sex offender beats to death two Washington men ‘grooming boys for sex,’ cops say  | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A convicted rapist has admitted to Washington state police that he killed his two roommates because the men were plotting to have sex with boys, authorities said.

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Study Finds Sloppy Security for Internet-Connected Devices

Study Finds Sloppy Security for Internet-Connected Devices | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Consumer devices that connect to the Internet are plagued by poor encryption and backdoors that could allow easy access to cybercriminals, according to new research being presented this week at the 23rd Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego.

Researchers from Eurecom, a French graduate school, c...
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Oklahoma 12-year-old dies from B.B. gun shot to the head

Oklahoma 12-year-old dies from B.B. gun shot to the head | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Graphic Details Emerge In Boy Allegedly Battered To Death By Mom, Her Boyfriend

Graphic Details Emerge In Boy Allegedly Battered To Death By Mom, Her Boyfriend | up2-21 | Scoop.it
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- Graphic grand jury testimony reveals details of the abuse suffered by an 8-year-old Los Angeles County boy allegedly battered to death by his mother and her boyfriend.

Court documents made public Monday show Gabriel Fernan...
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At Least 5 Children Murdered After Deported Back to Honduras

At Least 5 Children Murdered After Deported Back to Honduras | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Yet, the U.S. continues to send kids back to the world’s most violent city.
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Florida woman shoots 7-year-old grandson she mistook for an intruder

Florida woman shoots 7-year-old grandson she mistook for an intruder | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A 7-year-old boy in Tampa, Florida is hospitalized after his grandmother mistook him for an intruder and shot him.
The Associated Press reported that around 1 a.m.
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The Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness: Time for a New Welcoming

The Criminalization of Persons With Mental Illness: Time for a New Welcoming | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Clearly, it is time for a new welcoming of mental health care in America. Perhaps the fresh air will follow....

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How Early-Life Stress Affects the Brain

How Early-Life Stress Affects the Brain | up2-21 | Scoop.it
MADISON, Wis. – Chronic, toxic stress such as poverty, neglect and physical abuse can have a lasting impact, according to a study just completed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. One of the co-authors of the study, Sarah Romens, says early childhood stress can affect a child for the rest of his or her life. ...
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7-year-old turns in mother for cooking meth | KUTV.com

7-year-old turns in mother for cooking meth | KUTV.com | up2-21 | Scoop.it
7-year-old turns in mother for cooking meth | KUTV.com
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High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed - CBS Charlotte

High School Student Claims She Was Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed - CBS Charlotte | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A high school student was allegedly suspended after breaking a class rule of saying
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Iowa 6-year-old won’t stop playing with mom’s BB gun — so she shoots him to teach a lesson

Iowa 6-year-old won’t stop playing with mom’s BB gun — so she shoots him to teach a lesson | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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I Am a 15-Year-Old Immigrant Who Came to America Because Gangs Murdered My Family. All I Want to Do Is Stay and Learn

I Am a 15-Year-Old Immigrant Who Came to America Because Gangs Murdered My Family. All I Want to Do Is Stay and Learn | up2-21 | Scoop.it
This is my undocumented limbo.
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"I never want another parent to feel as desolate and as frightened as I did"

"I never want another parent to feel as desolate and as frightened as I did" | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Guest post from Yvonne, author of The Special Parent’s Handbook. When my children were little, one by one they were each diagnosed with devastating disabilities. I was overwhelmed with emotions, I ...

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LA schools to end zero-tolerance policies and criminalization of students | Al Jazeera America

LA schools to end zero-tolerance policies and criminalization of students | Al Jazeera America | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Critics say policy created 'school-to-prison pipeline' that unfairly targeted minorities, lessened chances of graduation

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Maryland veteran shot 3-year-old daughter and cut her throat before fatal shootout with police

Maryland veteran shot 3-year-old daughter and cut her throat before fatal shootout with police | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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No Charges In 3 Deadly Beatings At Rikers Island, Despite Homicide Rulings

No Charges In 3 Deadly Beatings At Rikers Island, Despite Homicide Rulings | up2-21 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed.

What followed, according to investigative documents obtained by The Associated Press, was a quick punc...
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The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S.

The Founding Fathers Fought the Revolutionary War to Stop the Type of Militarized Police We Now Have In the U.S. | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Founders Versus Ferguson …
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Report: Assault Incidents Rising at Arkansas Juvenile Facility - Local News, Weather, Sports, and Community for Central Arkansas

Report: Assault Incidents Rising at Arkansas Juvenile Facility - Local News, Weather, Sports, and Community for Central Arkansas | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Most recent incident occurred In June when an employee of the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center in Alexander was fired for allegedly assaulting a youth.
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Judge Orders New Segregation Policies for Mentally Ill Inmates | KQED

Judge Orders New Segregation Policies for Mentally Ill Inmates | KQED | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Segregating prison inmates who repeatedly break rules or turn violent isn't new in California. For years, the state has placed these inmates in special housing sections with multiple barriers between them and others. But the practice of isolating inmates whose bad behavior may be related to mental illness has come under fire following a rash of suicides and attempted suicides. A federal judge says segregation poses too great a risk for inmates with serious mental illness.

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