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We Are One Body: Catholics Raise Voices Against Solitary Confinement

We Are One Body: Catholics Raise Voices Against Solitary Confinement | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The title of this piece is the title of a cover story in the latest issue of America: The National Catholic Review, written by Solitary Watch Reporter/Researcher Katie Rose Quandt.
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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.

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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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More teens being waived up to adult court for violent crimes, law-enforcement officials say

More teens being waived up to adult court for violent crimes, law-enforcement officials say | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Jamil Ragsdale should have graduated from high school last month. Instead, he was convicted in an Atlantic City armed robbery and could be heading to prison for 20 years.

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Moms of children with mental illness share their pain, tell their stories, push for change

Moms of children with mental illness share their pain, tell their stories, push for change | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Their informal network helps them to get from each other what they say is almost impossible to find elsewhere, like help figuring out the right services for a teenager at risk of suicide. Now these mothers of children with mental illness are releasing a list of ideas they think will help improve mental health care in the state.
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Idaho teen held in Gitmo-like conditions as he awaits trial for killing father, brother: ACLU

Idaho teen held in Gitmo-like conditions as he awaits trial for killing father, brother: ACLU | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Voices from Solitary: Reach Out - Solitary Watch

Voices from Solitary: Reach Out - Solitary Watch | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The following two poems come from Ricky Silva, who is currently serving a life sentence at Florida State Prison. Silva, 34, has been held in close management, or solitary confinement, for over four years. Regarding the first poem below, entitled “Killed by the Dark,” Silva expresses his sadness and anger at the suicide of another prisoner, also …
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Why your worst deeds don’t define you

Why your worst deeds don’t define you | up2-21 | Scoop.it
In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says, "a drug dealer with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol." Jailed for second degree murder, that could very well have been the end of the story. But it wasn't. Instead, it was the beginning of a years-long journey to redemption, one with humbling and sobering lessons for us all.
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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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Man pleads guilty to tying noose around son's neck

Man pleads guilty to tying noose around son's neck | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A Williston man accused of tying a noose around his son's neck and pulling him behind a vehicle has pleaded guilty.

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Turbo the tiny disabled chihuahua gets his first set of wheels

Turbo the tiny disabled chihuahua gets his first set of wheels | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A puppy born without his two front legs has taken his first steps, with the help of a special cart fashioned from toy parts by his carers at an Indianapolis animal hospital.
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'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month.
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Two NH cops fired for excessive force against prisoner

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Two police officers who used excessive force against a prisoner in 2009 have been fired. Two others have been punished as well. The Seabrook, NH incident was caught on camera and the video was released by the victim in January 2014.
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