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Think U.S. indefinite detention just happens in Guantanamo? Think again. | Prison Policy Initiative

Think U.S. indefinite detention just happens in Guantanamo? Think again. | Prison Policy Initiative | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Disturbing laws that allow state and federal governments to keep certain people convicted of sex offenses behind bars indefinitely.
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Remove ABSOLUTE JUDICIAL IMMUNITY - Hold the Judicial community responsible for their actions

Remove ABSOLUTE JUDICIAL IMMUNITY - Hold the Judicial community responsible for their actions | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
We are all helping each other with causes - Most of the Causes are personal and help our Cases - This Cause Helps all of us - and the Future us.
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American Kids & The School-To-Prison Pipeline - YouTube

Back in the day, when you got in trouble at school, it usually meant you were heading off to the principal's office or to detention. These days? Getting in t...
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1,600 U.S. Exonerations Highlight Unacceptable Error in Criminal Justice

1,600 U.S. Exonerations Highlight Unacceptable Error in Criminal Justice | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
1,600 U.S. Exonerations Highlight Unacceptable Error in Criminal Justic
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Mass Incarceration’s Collateral Damage: The Children Left Behind

Mass Incarceration’s Collateral Damage: The Children Left Behind | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Mass Incarceration’s Collateral Damage: The Children Left Behind
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Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 39 Years Says Inmates Are Commodities

Man Wrongfully Imprisoned for 39 Years Says Inmates Are Commodities | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Prison is not just about paying debts to society but making big profits for a few in society.
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“I Think We Need to Kill More People.” Meet America’s Deadliest Prosecutors.

“I Think We Need to Kill More People.” Meet America’s Deadliest Prosecutors. | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
“I think we need to kill more people,” Dale Cox, a prosecutor in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, said recently. He was responding to questions about the release of Glenn Ford, a man with Stage 4 lung cancer who spent nearly three decades on death row for a crime he did not commit. Cox...
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Former Prison Counselor Recounts The Horrors The Mentally Ill Endure

Former Prison Counselor Recounts The Horrors The Mentally Ill Endure | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
One former prison mental health counselor started to develop his own mental health crisis after daily exposure to prison abuse.
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Jeffrey Deskovic: The holdout juror deserves an ovation

Jeffrey Deskovic: The holdout juror deserves an ovation | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Many New Yorkers are angry with Adam Sirois, the lone juror who refused to convict Pedro Hernandez in the murder of 6-year-old Etan Patz
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Harris Dodd proposes bill to require racial impact statements for criminal legislation : Ct

Harris Dodd proposes bill to require racial impact statements for criminal legislation : Ct | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A bill being proposed by a Democratic lawmaker would target racial disparities in Wisconsin's incarceration rates.
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Can America Have Fewer Prisoners Without More Crime?

Can America Have Fewer Prisoners Without More Crime? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Can America Have Fewer Prisoners Without More Crime?
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Petition Submitted to Gov. Hutchinson

Petition Submitted to Gov. Hutchinson | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Last Tuesday, May 5th, I submitted this petition to the office of Governor Asa Hutchinson. The governor was out of the office that day, but I am sure that he read the cover letter and was aware of the rally held that day on the steps of the capitol. The Arkansas Times phoned his office and was told the governor had "No Comment". The governor has refused to comment, but we will not. The governor has chosen to remain silent on this issue, but we will not! The governor has chosen to ignore the evid
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21st-Century Slaves: How Corporations Exploit Prison Labor

21st-Century Slaves: How Corporations Exploit Prison Labor | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
21st-Century Slaves: How Corporations Exploit Prison Labor
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Elderly federal prison inmates not provided safe environment, report finds

Elderly federal prison inmates not provided safe environment, report finds | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is unable to provide a safe, cost-efficient and secure environment for elderly inmates due to a lack of resources, staff and the proper health facilities to accommodate the rapidly growing population, according to a government watchdog report.
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Judge in Lubbock Threatens to Hold U.S. Bureau of Prisons in Contempt

Judge in Lubbock Threatens to Hold U.S. Bureau of Prisons in Contempt | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Roberto Garcia, 55, of Lubbock tried to surrender on Friday to the federal prison in Bastrop because he was ordered to so after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.
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A moving song from women in prison for life

A moving song from women in prison for life | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The ten women in this chorus have all been sentenced to life in prison. They share a moving song about their experiences — one that reveals their hopes, regrets and fears. "I'm not an angel," sings one, "but I'm not the devil." Filmed at an independent TEDx event inside Muncy State Prison, it's a rare and poignant look inside the world of people imprisoned with no hope of parole.
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New law makes gross injustice much less likely

New law makes gross injustice much less likely | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
According to the Innocence Project, mistakes in the initial identification of a suspect played a role in 72 percent of the more than 300 cases of people proven by DNA evidence to have been wrongfully convicted. In too many of those cases, the people had been in prison for years, sometimes decades.
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State approves $30 million youth jail

State approves $30 million youth jail | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
State officials approved plans Wednesday to build a $30 million, 60-bed jail to house Baltimore teenagers charged as adults, a step to address years of concern about the practice of housing young city defendants alongside adults.
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Basketball standout, Innocence Project exoneree Darrell Williams graduates from Oklahoma State

Basketball standout, Innocence Project exoneree Darrell Williams graduates from Oklahoma State | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
In February, we told the story of Darrell Williams, who played his senior basketball season at Texas A&M-Commerce, 33 months after his career at Oklahoma State abruptly ended when a…
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Mentally ill inmates abused in 5,000 US detention centers – HRW

Mentally ill inmates abused in 5,000 US detention centers – HRW | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch has issued a report stating that mentally ill prisoners are being abused in detention facilities across the US, and that these practices are happening in over 5,000 facilities.
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What Do Prison Families Make of Hillary's Big Promises for Reform?

What Do Prison Families Make of Hillary's Big Promises for Reform? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
As the Clintons publicly disavow “tough on crime” policies they once pushed, those who are still living with the consequences are skeptical.
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Justice Dept Knows Scores of Prisoners are Innocent, But Says “It Is Not Their Job” to Set them Free

Justice Dept Knows Scores of Prisoners are Innocent, But Says “It Is Not Their Job” to Set them Free | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
State justice system looks the other way while dozens of innocent people rot behind bars.
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Sheriffs join national drive to divert mentally ill offenders from local jails

Sheriffs join national drive to divert mentally ill offenders from local jails | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Officials from around California announced Thursday that they will join in a national initiative seeking to reduce the number of mentally ill inmates in local jails.
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Officers and Inmates Injured at Tecumseh Prison; Smoke Billows Above Facility Now

Officers and Inmates Injured at Tecumseh Prison; Smoke Billows Above Facility Now | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
TECUMSEH — A brawl between inmates and correctional officers has left several injured following multiple incidents at the Tecumseh State Correctional Facility in Tecumseh. According to a press release from the Nebraska Department of Corrections, at approximately 2:30 p.m. this afternoon prison staff observed a large number of inmates gathering outside of a housing unit. [...]
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What Life Is Like For The 2 Million People Behind Bars In America

What Life Is Like For The 2 Million People Behind Bars In America | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
What Life Is Like For The 2 Million People Behind Bars In America
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