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Children who are wrongly labelled mentally ill are making billions for drug firms

Children who are wrongly labelled mentally ill are making billions for drug firms | up2-21 | Scoop.it
When Susan Bevis's 13-year-old daughter Amy suffered a breakdown after a vicious campaign of school bullying, NHS psychiatrists said psychiatric drugs were the only option. (Parents & teachers must read.
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When Prisoners Protest

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Why we should all be concerned about the inhumane conditions of prolonged solitary confinement.

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'Living tombs': Thousands of California inmates protest solitary confinement with hunger strike

'Living tombs': Thousands of California inmates protest solitary confinement with hunger strike | up2-21 | Scoop.it
For some California inmates believed to be involved with prison gangs, home is a 7½-by-12-foot box — with no windows, no roommates and no idea how many years they’ll be in isolation.
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Competency exam possible for 13-year-old boy accused in double homicide - Mlive- flint

Competency exam possible for 13-year-old boy accused in double homicide - Mlive- flint | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Competency exam possible for 13-year-old boy accused in double homicide
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Leyton declined to comment on if the boy has any specific mental health issues that is leading to the evaluation.
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Attack on boy operating lemonade stand investigated as possible hate crime

Person threw a balloon that may have contained urine and a racial slur was yelled in incident, witnesses said.
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The mentally ill are filling jails. What should we do about it?

The mentally ill are filling jails. What should we do about it? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez took at trip to the Los Angeles County jail and found all the evidence he needed to show why housing the mentally ill in jail cells is a mistake:

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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's curator insight, July 19, 2013 8:55 AM

After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I  shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif

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Illinois 6-year-old fatally shoots 11-year-old in the head

Illinois 6-year-old fatally shoots 11-year-old in the head | up2-21 | Scoop.it
An 11-year-old boy died this week in Illinois after being shot in the head by a 6-year-old relative.
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The children befriending terminally ill people to learn about death - BBC News

The children befriending terminally ill people to learn about death - BBC News | up2-21 | Scoop.it
BBC News The children befriending terminally ill people to learn about death BBC News The Daffodil Project, run by the Marie Curie Cancer Care Charity, aims to help 10 and 11-year-olds understand the idea of incurable illness and loss by inviting...
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It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way

It's a crime to house the mentally ill this way | up2-21 | Scoop.it
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.

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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 19, 2013 8:56 AM
After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif
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Kid Sentenced to One Year in Jail for Hacking School Election - Gizmodo

Kid Sentenced to One Year in Jail for Hacking School Election - Gizmodo | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Kid Sentenced to One Year in Jail for Hacking School Election Gizmodo Unfortunately for one ambitious, young new resident of the California State Prison System, it seems there actually might be some justice in politics—at least for a 22 year-old...
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A List of 19 Children Recently Arrested For Trivial Things -

A List of 19 Children Recently Arrested For Trivial Things - | up2-21 | Scoop.it
More and more children are being arrested for trivial things, here is a list of 19.

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Billions Behind Bars Inside America's Prison Industry Part 3 3 YouTube


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Author Glenn Thomas Langohr's comment, July 19, 2013 8:57 AM
After serving 10 years in California prisons and 4 years in solitary confinement, I just spoke about that on PBS~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6csHeGqpe20 Tap this link for my Prison Books~ http://amzn.to/1bhqCUh I shined a light on Prison Overcrowding, the Hunger Strike, the lack of Rehabilitation and then pointed to a better way. To check out "My Hardest Step" in Print, being adapted for TV go here~ http://amzn.to/1930Lif
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Asylum seeker kids attempting suicide at Pontville - Yahoo!7 News

Asylum seeker kids attempting suicide at Pontville - Yahoo!7 News | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Asylum seeker kids attempting suicide at Pontville
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"They are going crazy so people cut themselves." Former teen detainee likens Pontville to prison.
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Vera Institute of Justice: Community Corrections Can Answer Mass Incarceration Problems

Vera Institute of Justice: Community Corrections Can Answer Mass Incarceration Problems | up2-21 | Scoop.it
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Community supervision aimed at high-risk offenders, as well as mandatory evidence-based programs, have the potential to curtail the U.S.
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Op-Ed: American 'police state' not just hyperbole

Op-Ed: American 'police state' not just hyperbole | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Is America really a police state? The term is saturated in articles critical of US government policies on any number of issues and commonly prefixed with 'heading towards'. But based on prison population alone, we've got one.

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License plate data not just for cops: Private companies are tracking your car

License plate data not just for cops: Private companies are tracking your car | up2-21 | Scoop.it
License plate recognition technology developed for law enforcement and embraced by the auto repossession industry is being opened to wider use through a Florida company that lets its clients track the travels of millions of private vehicles – adding...
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EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a 'no-brainer' - Fall River Herald News

EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a 'no-brainer' - Fall River Herald News | up2-21 | Scoop.it
EDITORIAL: Juvenile prison bill a 'no-brainer' Fall River Herald News A bill that's languishing before the Massachusetts Senate would move 17-year-old offenders into juvenile jurisdiction and abolish the practice of charging them as adults in...
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Voices from Solitary: American Supermax

Voices from Solitary: American Supermax | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Joseph Dole is serving a life without parole sentence for a conviction that he continues to fight pro se.
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UAA Study Highlights Remarkable Decline in Juvenile Delinquency

UAA Study Highlights Remarkable Decline in Juvenile Delinquency | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Alaska's juvenile delinquency rates have dropped significantly in the past several years, according to a recent report published by the University of Alaska Anchorage Justice Center.

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Rachael Toy's comment, July 18, 2013 11:55 PM
This is always good news to hear that juvenile crime is lowering. This very well could also mean that adult crime could be lowered as well. Many juveniles’ criminals become adult criminal; so if these numbers are going down then hopefully so will future numbers will go down too. I think it is also important to try and find out the possibilities to why these numbers are going down. This could be good insight in order to continue the paths that are working positively. It would be great to continue to see these numbers go down.
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Should Young Offenders Be Put in Solitary Confinement? [AUDIO]

Should Young Offenders Be Put in Solitary Confinement? [AUDIO] | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Several different children's rights organizations are calling on the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission to severely restrict the use of solitary.
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SHOCKING VIDEO Shows Man Gunning Down 13-Year-Old (GRAPHIC)

SHOCKING VIDEO Shows Man Gunning Down 13-Year-Old (GRAPHIC) | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A video entered as evidence in the murder trial of John Henry Spooner on Tuesday appears to show the 76-year-old shooting his 13-year-old neighbor Darius Simmons dead.

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School decides future of radio-chipping for students

School decides future of radio-chipping for students | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A San Antonio, Texas, school district that expelled from a magnet school a sophomore girl who had religious objections to being radio-chipped for tracking and identification purposes now has decided to drop the program.
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Prosecutor: Boy who attacked girl should be charged as adult

Prosecutor: Boy who attacked girl should be charged as adult | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Prosecutors say a 14-year-old boy charged in the rape and attempted murder of 7-year-old Puyallup girl should be charged as an adult.
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up2-21's comment, July 17, 2013 6:39 AM
Once again, to try any child as an adult is the wrong move, and it sets a bad example when used. Children are not adults, and to treat them as such, shows how little society actually cares.
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Hot cars can kill: 20 children already dead in 2013

Hot cars can kill: 20 children already dead in 2013 | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Hot cars can kill: 20 children already dead in 2013 - Death can occur in as little as 15 minutes. -
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We Have Some Problems With Visa's Sample Budget For McDonald's Employees

We Have Some Problems With Visa's Sample Budget For McDonald's Employees | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Someone meant really well. We think. A few years ago, Visa and McDonald's partnered to launch a personal finance site for McDonald's employees to help them better manage their money. Unfortunately,...
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