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Bus rider’s face smashed in during ‘hate attack’

Bus rider’s face smashed in during ‘hate attack’ | up2-21 | Scoop.it
An attacker pummeled a bus passenger so hard he smashed the bones in his face after calling the victim a “cracker” in Manhattan – marking the second time in two…
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A choice of a new generation? Pepsi tries stevia

A choice of a new generation? Pepsi tries stevia | up2-21 | Scoop.it
After Coke Life is launched, PepsiCo unveils a new midcalorie cola, Pepsi True, which is sweetened with sugar and stevia.
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Judge recommends six officers be fired from New York jail for beating

Judge recommends six officers be fired from New York jail for beating | up2-21 | Scoop.it

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Just fired???They should face charges too!!!!!

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Jail boss: No solitary for teen inmates by Dec. 31

Jail boss: No solitary for teen inmates by Dec. 31 | up2-21 | Scoop.it
By Jake Pearson Associated Press NEW YORK — By the end of the year, city corrections officials will end their longstanding practice of sending 16- and 17-year-old inmates to solitary

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Private prison worker tried to have inmate murdered: report

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Sadists, psychopaths find new home online

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Group plans protest of Wisconsin's use of solitary confinement : Ct

Group plans protest of Wisconsin's use of solitary confinement : Ct | up2-21 | Scoop.it
WISDOM will have a life-size replica of a solitary confinement cell on hand.

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Voices from Solitary: At War With My Own Self

Voices from Solitary: At War With My Own Self | up2-21 | Scoop.it
This following account was written by Anthony Lamar Davis, 34, who has been incarcerated for 11 years of a 22-year sentence. He has spent more than six of those years in solitary confinement. In Ne...

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Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

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Private company profits by helping prisons squeeze inmates' families for cash.
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Police Urge Residents to Outfit Homes With Police-run Surveillance Cameras

For $10 a month, residents of New Orleans suburb can hook home cameras up to law enforcement surveillance grid.
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Child-buying masquerading as adoption in the state, panel told

An interim study on human trafficking is discussed before the House Public Safety Committee.
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Prisons director canceled $98,000 fine imposed on Aramark

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The director of the Michigan Department of Corrections said he cracked down on the state's prison food contractor because 'we were concerned about losing control of a joint,' but agreed to ease up on the contractor after he was contacted by a top aide to Gov. Rick Snyder, according to records released Thursday.

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Thousands Of Children In Solitary Confinement

Thousands Of Children In Solitary Confinement | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Every day 1000s of children sit in solitary confinement, sometimes called "protective custody". But, they face no protection and are frequently abused.

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In a Mississippi Jail, Convictions and Counsel Appear Optional

In a Mississippi Jail, Convictions and Counsel Appear Optional | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Civil liberties groups have filed a federal class-action lawsuit charging that inmates at the jail in Scott County, Miss., are “indefinitely detained” and denied counsel.

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Criminal investigation into inmate found in cell amid bugs, trash, feces

Criminal investigation into inmate found in cell amid bugs, trash, feces | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Whistleblowers tell ABC-13 an inmate was not let out from his cell in weeks. He was found wearing a filthy, shredded jail uniform among trash, swarms of bugs and piles of his own feces. Investigation launched only after ABC-13 asked questions.

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Voices from Solitary: At War With My Own Self

Voices from Solitary: At War With My Own Self | up2-21 | Scoop.it
This following account was written by Anthony Lamar Davis, 34, who has been incarcerated for 11 years of a 22-year sentence. He has spent more than six of those years in solitary confinement. In Ne...

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The Most SHOCKING Psychiatry Documentary EVER - YouTube


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Restaurant Manager Arrested After 15 People Shot At Teen Party

MIAMI (AP) — The manager of a restaurant where 15 people were shot during a teen party over the weekend was arrested for selling liquor without a license, authorities said Tuesday.

Police and city investigators inspected The Spot on Monday and...
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Ventura: Mainstream Media Preys On Public’s Ignorance

Alex Jones talks with former Navy SEAL and Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura.
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Kids Locked Up For Life [Infographic]

Kids Locked Up For Life [Infographic] | up2-21 | Scoop.it
More than 2,500 people in the United States are currently serving sentences of life without possibility of parole for crimes committed as juveniles. Being locked up until one dies may guarantee that a offender never harms another member of society. But is depriving a child of all hope of rehabilitation and release morally, ethically and financially viable? You may think you know the answer to this question, but check your assumptions with the facts in TakePart’s “Kids Locked Up for Life” infographic.

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Antibiotics linked to child obesity

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Children who receive a lot of antibiotics before age 2 are slightly more likely than others to become obese, a new study shows.
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Parents Charged With Homicide In Starvation Death Of Autistic Son

Parents Charged With Homicide In Starvation Death Of Autistic Son | up2-21 | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Police in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, charged the parents of a 9-year-old autistic boy with homicide on Monday in their son's starvation death in July.

Jarrod Tutko Jr. weighed just 16.9 pounds and measured 42 inches tall at the time of ...
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Pot-smoking parents may face legal problems even where pot is legal

Pot-smoking parents may face legal problems even where pot is legal | up2-21 | Scoop.it
If you watch movies or TV shows from the 50's or even the 60's you will see many a star toting a cigarette in one hand and a stiff drink in the other. Afte
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What's Causing a Polio-Like Cluster in Colorado?

What's Causing a Polio-Like Cluster in Colorado? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Researchers wonder whether the incidents of paralysis are related to a respiratory virus that's sweeping across the nation.
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Video Shows What It’s Really Like for Teens in Solitary Confinement

Video Shows What It’s Really Like for Teens in Solitary Confinement | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Spending 300 days in a room alone isn’t how most teens grow to become healthy adults.

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The importance of art and music behind bars

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By Laura Bedard, Ph.D.I get it. Prison shouldn't be fun. I get it — victims don't want to see inmates playing in a band or making art. I get it. The purpose of prison is retribution.

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