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Breath of Life: Drivers Revive Baby on Side of Miami Highway - NBC News

Breath of Life: Drivers Revive Baby on Side of Miami Highway - NBC News | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A woman driving on a Florida expressway pulled over screaming for help when her 5-month-old nephew stopped breathing on Thursday afternoon.Motorists stuck in...
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Prisons director canceled $98,000 fine imposed on Aramark

Prisons director canceled $98,000 fine imposed on Aramark | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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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2 teachers at same school ‘have sex with student’

2 teachers at same school ‘have sex with student’ | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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As Another Young Boy Commits Suicide in an Adult Prison, We Must Rethink the Prosecution of Children as Adults

Zachary Proper, age 15, committed suicide two weeks ago in an adult prison in Pennsylvania. There has been little media coverage of his death, suggesting a disturbing complacency about suicide by youth who would rather take their own lives than endur...
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Something must be done to stop this. This kid dying in an adult prison should be spread far and wide, and for the news media to not publicize it, is disturbing.

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Study Blows Up a Major Myth About Solving Inner-City Poverty: Divorce Is More Traumatic for Affluent Children

Study Blows Up a Major Myth About Solving Inner-City Poverty: Divorce Is More Traumatic for Affluent Children | up2-21 | Scoop.it
New study debunks race-based theories about father involvement and the conservative push for marriage.
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Successful Seclusion and Restraint Prevention Efforts in Child and Adolescent Programs | Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Successful Seclusion and Restraint Prevention Efforts in Child and Adolescent Programs | Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services | The current article presents the experiences of three different child- and family-serving programs in the United States that have successfully implemented interventions to prevent the use...
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Mentally ill inmate died of severe dehydration at North Carolina prison: medical examiner

Mentally ill inmate died of severe dehydration at North Carolina prison: medical examiner | up2-21 | Scoop.it
RALEIGH, N.C. -- An autopsy report says a North Carolina inmate with severe mental illness died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement.

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Sandy Hook commission blames homeschooling

Sandy Hook commission blames homeschooling | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Monsanto GMO wheat contamination discovered in Montana

Monsanto’s experimental genetically modified wheat has been discovered growing in the second US field in Montana.
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The REAL Truth Behind US Prisons the DoJ Doesn’t Want You to Know - Top US World News | Susanne Posel Daily Headlines and Research

The REAL Truth Behind US Prisons the DoJ Doesn’t Want You to Know - Top US World News | Susanne Posel Daily Headlines and Research | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Susanne Posel ,Chief Editor Occupy Corporatism | The US Independent September 23, 2014   Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at New York University (NYU) Brennan Center for Justice (BCJ), explaining to the audience how the federal prison population has dropped by 5,000 inmates for the first time in nearly a decade. According to the BCJ report entitled, “Federal Prosecution for the 21st Century”, there must be a “reorientating” of the way prosecutors bring “criminal charges and make recommendations for sentencing”. This could be achieved by: • Reducing violent and serious crime • Reducing prison populations • Reducing recidivism • Reducing...

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Study: Violent Crime Rates Unrelated to Violent Video Games

Study: Violent Crime Rates Unrelated to Violent Video Games | up2-21 | Scoop.it
For decades academics have debated whether violent video games contribute to real world violence, but a new study in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, argues scientists have been compiling the wrong data.

While lab studies have often found links between video games and “mino...
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Mentally Ill Inmate Died Of Thirst After Solitary Confinement: Autopsy

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An autopsy report says a North Carolina inmate with severe mental illness died of thirst after being held in solitary confinement.

The report released Thursday by the North Carolina Medical Examiner's Office says Anthony...
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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

The importance of art and music behind bars | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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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Shooting at Miami club leaves 15 hurt, including 11-year-old: police

Shooting at Miami club leaves 15 hurt, including 11-year-old: police | up2-21 | Scoop.it
MIAMI (Reuters) - Police say they don't yet know the motive for a shooting at a Miami nightclub that injured 15 people, many of them teenagers and one an 11-year-old girl, and resulted in a chaotic scene early Sunday. One of the 15 was in critical condition, but has been stabilized, according to Miami police. The other victims were in stable condition, and some have been discharged from the hospital as of Sunday afternoon, police said. ...
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Report: Pretrial Detention is Overused Worldwide

Report: Pretrial Detention is Overused Worldwide | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Around the world, an estimated 1 in 3 prisoners, or 3.3 million people, are held in pretrial detention, according to a new report from the non-profit Open Society Foundations.

The report is the first examination of global pretrial conditions, and includes statistical analysis, first-person accou...
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Elkhorn proposal would severely limit where sex offenders can live

Elkhorn proposal would severely limit where sex offenders can live | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Some support and some oppose a proposed ordinance that would severely restrict where sex offenders live in Elkhorn. The council could vote on the ordinance Monday.
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Man Claims 2-Year-Old Found Loaded Gun In Rental Car

Man Claims 2-Year-Old Found Loaded Gun In Rental Car | up2-21 | Scoop.it
SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – Louis Venuto says his 2 year old daughter was picking up toys off the floorboard of a car he recently rented when she made a horrifying discovery, a loaded handgun.
“I noticed she got quiet,” Venuto said.
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Teens sent to juvenile prison for fatal drag racing crash - Hamilton Journal News (subscription)

Teens sent to juvenile prison for fatal drag racing crash - Hamilton Journal News (subscription) | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Teens sent to juvenile prison for fatal drag racing crash
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Today, Butler County Juvenile Judge Kathleen Romans sentenced a Hamilton boy who was driving a stolen 1994 Toyota Camry at about 1 a.m.
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Lawsuit: Prison awash in contraband, weapons, filth

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JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi private prison that houses many suffering from mental illness is a barbaric place where gangs and others beat, mistreat and exploit inmates, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court here.

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Virus Probed In Paralysis Cases in 9 Colorado Kids

Virus Probed In Paralysis Cases in 9 Colorado Kids | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children.
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DNA exoneration: Redeeming the wrongfully convicted | Al Jazeera America

DNA exoneration: Redeeming the wrongfully convicted | Al Jazeera America | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Across the US, 316 inmates have successfully proved their innocence and found justice through forensic evidence

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Number Of Homeless Students In America Is Rising Rapidly

The number of homeless students in the United States reached a record high during the 2012-13 school year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Education.

The report released Monday shows that homeless children enrolled in pub...
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Teen Accused Of Raping 5-Year-Old Cousin Before Strangling Her

A Dallas teen accused of raping and murdering his 5-year-old cousin says that both the girl and himself were actually victims of a third person who held them at gunpoint.

Angel Sanches-Zenteno, 17, is charged with aggravated sexual assault and cap...
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