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Honor Student Inexplicably Beaten by Police "I Awoke Spitting My Teeth Out On the Ground"

Honor Student Inexplicably Beaten by Police "I Awoke Spitting My Teeth Out On the Ground" | up2-21 | Scoop.it
By Yolanda Spivey BLOOMINGTON IL- On June 29th 2013, Gabriella Calhoun’s life changed forever.  The night was warm and clear, and after partying with friends, Gabriella and her friends decided to go to their local neighborhood Denny’s to get a late...
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Off-duty police officer shoots family's 'big softie' dog in front of 12-year-old owner

Off-duty police officer shoots family's 'big softie' dog in front of 12-year-old owner | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Fitzhenry family, from Harris County, say their beloved boxer dog, Gunner, was shot by an off-duty Houston police officer on Friday along a pathway.
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The Extreme Suffering of Solitary Confinement Has Propelled 30,000 Prisoners to Go on Hunger Strike

The Extreme Suffering of Solitary Confinement Has Propelled 30,000 Prisoners to Go on Hunger Strike | up2-21 | Scoop.it
California's largest prison protest in state history is underway.
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Young Killers in Texas Await Change in Mandatory Life Sentences

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Twenty-three Texas inmates convicted of murder before they were 18 could now gain parole after 40 years on the basis of a Supreme Court ruling.

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Wickedness: Boy, 4, dies after being beaten by parents and locked in homemade prison

Wickedness: Boy, 4, dies after being beaten by parents and locked in homemade prison | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A four-year-old boy who died after being deprived of food and locked in a homemade prison was abused for putting his shoes on the wrong feet, his stepfather told a court today.
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To cut STD rate, Calif. considers condoms in prison - USA TODAY

To cut STD rate, Calif. considers condoms in prison - USA TODAY | up2-21 | Scoop.it
To cut STD rate, Calif. considers condoms in prison USA TODAY SACRAMENTO (AP) — California prisoners have unprotected sexual contact, forced or consensual, even if both are illegal, and this reality often leads to the spread of HIV and other...
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Law change forbids minors from being held in adult prison - News - Standard Speaker

Law change forbids minors from being held in adult prison - News - Standard Speaker | up2-21 | Scoop.it
RT @JuvLaw1975: Pennsylvania rule change forbids minors from being held in adult prisons http://t.co/V1XVoCPGWz #juvenilejustice
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12-Year Old Explains Egyptian Revolution in Under 3 Minutes

12-Year Old Explains Egyptian Revolution in Under 3 Minutes | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Infowars.com | Ali Ahmed explains why over 20 million Egyptians have taken to the streets to protest Mohammed Morsi's government.
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4 Shady Ways Police Bust People For Drugs

4 Shady Ways Police Bust People For Drugs | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The profit incentive leads some cops to to great lengths just to make a drug bust.
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No child left behind - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

No child left behind - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette | up2-21 | Scoop.it
No child left behind Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Miller was the third Supreme Court ruling in three years to reaffirm the notion that children who run afoul of the law cannot be treated the same way as adults without consideration of their status as...
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IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence

IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence | up2-21 | Scoop.it
1991: As I settle into my seat in the back of the classroom, I can’t take my eyes off the perfect girl. She is the lead in every play, the soloist in every choir performance, and the winner of every writing award.
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Killer youths, fighting for a second chance - Carlisle Sentinel

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Killer youths, fighting for a second chance
Carlisle Sentinel
For juvenile advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision is a matter of justice.
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Crackdown on perks for young offenders - Telegraph.co.uk

Crackdown on perks for young offenders - Telegraph.co.uk | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Crackdown on perks for young offenders Telegraph.co.uk The plans follow a similar move in adult prisons, announced earlier this year, which will see inmates losing automatic access to gym equipment and daytime television, while...
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TSA Harasses And Shames Yet Another Disabled Veteran

TSA Harasses And Shames Yet Another Disabled Veteran | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Steve Watson | Medal adorned soldier was wearing "too much metal" for security officers.
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Virginia Department of Health Acquires Children’s Medical Records Without Parental Consent

Virginia Department of Health Acquires Children’s Medical Records Without Parental Consent | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Julie Wilson | Virginia Department of Health collects and tracks children's health records with out parental consent.
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4 Shady Ways Police Bust People For Drugs

4 Shady Ways Police Bust People For Drugs | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The profit incentive leads some cops to to great lengths just to make a drug bust.

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Randy Travis hospitalized in Texas reportedly in critical condition

Randy Travis hospitalized in Texas  reportedly in critical condition | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Singer is suffering from a viral infection in his heart
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Fourteen Days in Solitary

Fourteen Days in Solitary | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past two weeks that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts.
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Private Prisons: The worst of the American Dream - Washington Times

Private Prisons: The worst of the American Dream - Washington Times | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Private Prisons: The worst of the American Dream Washington Times WASHINGTON, July 7, 2013 – The private prison system in America is an enormously profitable enterprise that capitalizes on political favor and influence, cheap inmate labor, little...
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Stop Jailing Children for School Absences - ForceChange

Stop Jailing Children for School Absences - ForceChange | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Some government and school officials and judges spoke in favor of such extreme tactics, pointing out that attorneys specially trained in juvenile justice issues help solve the problem of truancy in schools.
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Global Outrage: More Than 1/3 of World's Women Suffer Physical or Sexual Violence

Global Outrage: More Than 1/3 of World's Women Suffer Physical or Sexual Violence | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The UN World Health Organization claims the problem is so widespread that it is now considered a global public health problem.
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New Feature: Letters to Solitary

When we publish Voices from Solitary, readers often ask how they can get in touch with the authors. Many people held in solitary confinement welcome correspondence from people on the outside.
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Reel history: America's oldest drive-in theater

Reel history: America's oldest drive-in theater | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Shankweiler's encompasses the history of the drive-in movie theater, from the Great Depression to the digital age.ar:title
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Private Prisons Spend $45 Million On Lobbying, Rake In $5.1 Billion For ... - ThinkProgress

Private Prisons Spend $45 Million On Lobbying, Rake In $5.1 Billion For ... - ThinkProgress | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Private Prisons Spend $45 Million On Lobbying, Rake In $5.1 Billion For ...
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Secondhand Smoking Linked to Mental-Health Problems in Children

Secondhand Smoking Linked to Mental-Health Problems in Children | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Children who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have mental and behavioral issues and are more likely to smoke later in life, according to two new studies in the August edition of the journal Pediatrics.
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