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A Marijuana Arrest

Think that pot is heading toward legalization? Not in New York City, where cops are cracking down on marijuana possession. And these arrests are devastating ...
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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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Calif. prisons agree to end race policy

Calif. prisons agree to end race policy | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
By Don Thompson Associated Press SACRAMENTO — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way
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Ex-staff: Aramark falsified records, served filthy food

Ex-staff: Aramark falsified records, served filthy food | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
By Paul Egan Detroit Free Press LANSING, Mich. — A fired Aramark prison food worker filed a whistle-blower complaint Wednesday with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration,
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California prisons to end race-based policy for inmate violence

California prisons to end race-based policy for inmate violence | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A federal judge is expected to sign off on a decision by California corrections officials to give up its unique use of race-based punishment as a tool to control violence in its crowded prisons.
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Families question Bible round-up at prison

Families question Bible round-up at prison | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Several people visiting family members at the Bledsoe County Correctional Complex on Saturday said a prison official came into the visitation gallery and removed Bibles that had been there for years.
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Life means death for thousands of PA prisoners

Life means death for thousands of PA prisoners | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Photo by Illustration by Anita Dufalla / PublicSource. Death in prison is not rare. In Pennsylvania, one in 10 inmates is sentenced to life in prison. Because state law gives them no possibility of parole, nearly all of more than 5,300 inmates serving life terms will eventually die inside prison walls. “They have no choice but to age and die in place,” said Julia Hall, a criminal justice professor and gerontologist at Drexel University. In the Laurel Highlands prison, seven rooms are the final stop for some of the state’s sickest and oldest inmates. With breathing tubes and IVs, the mostly gray-haired inmates wait for their bodies to fail. When their vital signs slip and they struggle for breath, other inmates hold vigil so they won’t die alone.Sometimes death is sudden. Other times, volunteers like Christian, a 32-year-old inmate from Philadelphia, watch as life slowly slips away. “They get...
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Nowhere To Go But Jail? • OverCriminalized #3: Homelessness • BRAVE NEW FILMS: JUSTICE - YouTube

It is time to stop treating the homeless like criminals. Police have alternatives to incarceration that actually help people -and save money for taxpayers. W...
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What are the odds you'll go to prison? • BRAVE NEW FILMS: JUSTICE #1 - YouTube

What are the odds that you will go to prison? 1 out of 17 white guys wind up behind bars at some point. How many black guys can expect the same thing? 1 out ...
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Agent Exposes Civil Rights Crimes in Alabama Prison

Agent Exposes Civil Rights Crimes in Alabama Prison | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The civil rights case against corrections officers who fatally beat an inmate in Alabama.
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This World Map Shows The Enormity Of America's Prison Problem

This World Map Shows The Enormity Of America's Prison Problem | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Dwarfing the rest of the globe.
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Video shows officer punching, lifting inmate off floor

Video shows officer punching, lifting inmate off floor | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Surveillance video obtained by the Channel 4 I-Team shows a Davidson County correctional officer punching a handcuffed inmate and lifting him off the floor in a headlock.
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The Shocking Truth About Women In U.S. Prisons

The Shocking Truth About Women In U.S. Prisons | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The U.S. has a serious female prisoner problem.

According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, there are 201,200 women incarcerated in the U.S. -- almost one-third of the world's documented female prison population as of 2013.

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Judging judges who shouldn't be judging

Judging judges who shouldn't be judging | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
This is the story of three judges who acted so injudiciously that you're forced to wonder why they were ever given the gavel. Two are male, one is female. Two were appointed, one was elected. Two work in the federal system, one for the state.
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Pope Francis blasts life sentences as ‘hidden death penalty’

Pope Francis blasts life sentences as ‘hidden death penalty’ | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Pontiff slates countries facilitating torture and says using prisons to fix social problems is like treating all diseases with one drug
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5 States' Innovative Plans to Keep People From Behind Bars

5 States' Innovative Plans to Keep People From Behind Bars | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The United States locks up more people than any other country. What are we doing about it?
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A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: Curb Bias Against Ex-Convicts

A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime: Curb Bias Against Ex-Convicts | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Cities and states are approving laws that forbid criminal-history questions on most job applications, part of an effort to ease ex-offenders’ re-entry into society.
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Legislative committee seeks solutions to prison overcrowding

Legislative committee seeks solutions to prison overcrowding | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
PINE BLUFF — Dealing with the problem of prison overcrowding and a backlog of inmates in county jails brought members of the Senate and House Committees of State Agencies and Governmental Affairs together Monday in Pine Bluff to discuss possible solutions.
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Upstate NY man wrongly convicted of rape wins $41.6M lawsuit; lawyers say it’s largest sum in U.S. history

Upstate NY man wrongly convicted of rape wins $41.6M lawsuit; lawyers say it’s largest sum in U.S. history | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A Putnam County man wrongly convicted of raping a fellow high school student when he was 16 was awarded Thursday what his lawyers called the largest sum in U.S. history.
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Lawsuit accuses Cook County of allowing 'sadistic culture' at jail

Lawsuit accuses Cook County of allowing 'sadistic culture' at jail | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Despite more than three decades of litigation and oversight by federal judges, Cook County Jail remains a “civic embarrassment” where violence is so pervasive that correctional officers take inmates on “elevator rides” –code for beatings out of view of security cameras, said lawyers who filed a proposed class-action lawsuit Thursday.
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Fact Check: Are state prisons cheaper than private prisons?

Fact Check: Are state prisons cheaper than private prisons? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Are state prisons really cheaper than private prisons?
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Unequal Justice in America: Our Racist System Part 1 - YouTube

The US criminal justice system is racist. Many people know this, but few realize just how deep the rot goes. This episode introduces our series on the topic ...
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Sending kids to prison - YouTube

It's called the school to prison pipeline and it's a national trend where children are funneled out of public schools and into the juvenile and criminal just...
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EXCLUSIVE: Former Rikers inmate to sue after allegedly beaten, sodomized by correction officer while handcuffed to hospital bed

EXCLUSIVE: Former Rikers inmate to sue after allegedly beaten, sodomized by correction officer while handcuffed to hospital bed | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A former Rikers Island inmate who says a correction officer viciously beat and sodomized him with a nightstick as he lay shackled to a Bronx hospital bed is planning to sue the city, the Daily News has learned.
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Former Kentucky prison guard avoids jail for 25 counts of sexually abusing women inmates

Former Kentucky prison guard avoids jail for 25 counts of sexually abusing women inmates | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Drug Maker Mylan Takes $70 Million Hit in Battle Over Lethal Injection - NBC News

Drug Maker Mylan Takes $70 Million Hit in Battle Over Lethal Injection - NBC News | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Alabama's plan to use a new drug to execute death-row prisoners is causing headaches for the pharmaceutical company that makes the chemical.An anti-death pen...
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