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EDITORIAL: Brown must keep close eye on prison policies | Editorials | FresnoBee.com

EDITORIAL: Brown must keep close eye on prison policies | Editorials | FresnoBee.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
An early review of California's grand experiment with reducing prison population to levels not seen for 20 years suggests policy makers and law enforcement should proceed, but with tweaks and caution — and a keen eye on documenting the results of...
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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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The Science of Justice: A Matter of Opinion? - World Science Festival

The Science of Justice: A Matter of Opinion? - World Science Festival | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
An unarmed young man is shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The town erupts and demands justice. The legal system must determine what happened and who is at fault. The fact finders will interview witnesses, who have offered slightly differing accounts, and they’ll turn to forensic science... [read more]
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Charts: Kids are paying the price for America’s prison binge

Charts: Kids are paying the price for America’s prison binge | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Children with incarcerated parents are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, asthma, obesity, and overall poor health, according to a new study.
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Firing of discredited state blood analyst upheld :: WRAL.com

Firing of discredited state blood analyst upheld :: WRAL.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
An administrative law judge ruled Tuesday that the State Bureau of Investigation was justified when it fired a blood analyst three years ago who had been highlighted in an audit that found blood evidence was misstated in scores of criminal cases.
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Corporations Involved in Profiting off Prison Labour. Prison for Profit Dirty Secrets.

Corporations Involved in Profiting off Prison Labour. Prison for Profit Dirty Secrets. | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
"Local sheriffs relish the opportunity to house state prison inmates because it infuses needed cash into the local coffers. One state official said the actual cost to sheriffs to house the state prisoners is only a fraction of the $24.39 daily income per prisoner. “It’s a big bonus for the sheriffs,” he said."
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The American Correctional Association ushered me out of its convention with armed guards

The American Correctional Association ushered me out of its convention with armed guards | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
"It's nothing against you or Mother Jones. But you are just going to have to leave."
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Children In Detention Put In Wrist-Locks, Choke Holds, Inquiry Hears | newmatilda.com

Children In Detention Put In Wrist-Locks, Choke Holds, Inquiry Hears | newmatilda.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Unaccompanied minors held in immigration detention on Christmas Island were subject to “unnecessary” force, with one put in a chokehold after Serco security guards were given the authorisation to move them using force, according to evidence presented at a human rights inquiry today.
Deborah Homewood, Managing Director of MAXimus Solutions, which provides services and reporting on unaccompanied minors held in detention, confirmed that the incident had taken place on Christmas Island in March this year.
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Charged as Adults, Children Are Abandoned When They Could Be Saved - NYTimes.com

Charged as Adults, Children Are Abandoned When They Could Be Saved - NYTimes.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Juvenile courts were established in recognition that children lack the maturity to appreciate the consequences of their acts, but can be rehabilitated. By Marc Mauer.
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How The Marshall Project will illuminate US justice system

How The Marshall Project will illuminate US justice system | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Editor-in-chief Bill Keller and managing editor for digital Gabriel Dance talk storytelling, interactives and building their own CMS at the non-profit start up
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Mass Incarceration on Trial | The New Press

Mass Incarceration on Trial | The New Press | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
For nearly forty years, the United States has been gripped by policies that have placed more than 2.5 million Americans in jails and prisons designed to hold a fraction of that number of inmates. Our prisons are not only vast and overcrowded, they are degrading—relying on racist gangs, lockdowns, and Supermax-style segregation units to maintain a tenuous order. In short, mass incarceration has proven to be a fiscal and penological disaster.
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New Haven Register : Norm Pattis: Only a fool believes justice will be found in court

New Haven Register : Norm Pattis: Only a fool believes justice will be found in court | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Abolishing the Broken US Juvenile Justice System

Abolishing the Broken US Juvenile Justice System | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
In her second book, ''Burning Down the House,'' Nell Bernstein shows that the fight to abolish juvenile detention facilities and decarcerate youth is far from over.
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Man exonerated in 1982 D.C. killing; DNA reveals FBI error in conviction

Man exonerated in 1982 D.C. killing; DNA reveals FBI error in conviction | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Shadow of FBI Lab scandal grows; Kevin Martin is 5th D.C. man found wrongly imprisoned since 2009
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'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn't easy — either behind bars, or beyond them.
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For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble

For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Homeless. Unemployed. Kids taken. Locked up. Guilty.
If you're rich like Lindsey Lohan, you can be charged with assault and let off the hook – all with the help of a highly paid, private lawyer. But if you're poor and accused of even the most minor misdeed, you spin the #WheelofJustice...
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It's Time to Restore the Dignity of the Formerly Incarcerated

It's Time to Restore the Dignity of the Formerly Incarcerated | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Anyone with a conviction history faces a constant barrier to being an involved, productive member of our society.
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Why settlements don’t fix wrongful convictions - Moneylife

Why settlements don’t fix wrongful convictions - Moneylife | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The wrongly convicted Jabbar Collins from Brooklyn will get his millions, but he won’t get his life back, and neither will his children or his family
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Patrick Welcome's curator insight, August 29, 3:18 AM

If they can look forward to the future and try and forget the past. It will likely benefit them, as they cannot change what has happened and it would be good for them if they can reduce its impact on their future happiness

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Fighting Poverty and Reducing Jail… in Real Time - Talk Poverty

Fighting Poverty and Reducing Jail… in Real Time - Talk Poverty | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
As of June 30, an estimated 731,208 persons in the U.S. were confined in local jails; a much larger total of 11.7 million persons were imprisoned in local jails
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Okla. DOC considers decommissioning prison towers

Okla. DOC considers decommissioning prison towers | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
By Graham Lee Brewer The Oklahoman OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla — The classic image of correctional officers manning prison towers with rifles in hand may soon vanish from Oklahoma. The
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Colo. Prison Nurse Can't Ignore Inmate With Severe Pain

Colo. Prison Nurse Can't Ignore Inmate With Severe Pain | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
This is not a complicated case. Homaidan Al-Turki is an inmate at Limon Correctional Facility in Colorado. He was in pain. His pain was so severe that he was unable to stand and was vomiting. Mary Robinson, the nurse on...
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I Went Undercover in America's Toughest Prison | VICE United States

I Went Undercover in America's Toughest Prison | VICE United States | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
I didn’t believe that a concentration camp could exist in America until, in Phoenix, Arizona, I saw one with my own eyes. Maricopa County is a fuzzy-lawed place where sentenced and un-sentenced inmate…
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State prison inmate files hundreds of lawsuits from behind bars

State prison inmate files hundreds of lawsuits from behind bars | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The Federal court in Tucson has been absolutely flooded with lawsuits. Those suits are not from clashing corporations or government gadflies. Instead, these almost 400 lawsuits come from just one man who is sitting in a prison cell.This inmate's pile of lawsuits could give taxpayers indigestion. Which is exactly what he's claiming in some suits: stomach troubles from prison food. He wants trillions of dollars in damages, but in the meantime, these questionable cases gum-up the courts, and cost taxpayers in legal fees.Dale Maisano is currently serving a 15-year sentence for aggravated assault out of Pinal county.
Right now, he's locked up at the Arizona State Prison on Wilmot Road in Tucson. But he sure stays busy in there. In the past month alone, Maisano has filed dozens of lawsuits. Over the past several years, that number has reached into the hundreds. Maisano has sued Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, State Attorney General Tom Horne, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, and many others.
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The Federal Vacancy Count 8/13/2014 - Judgepedia

The Federal Vacancy Count 8/13/2014 - Judgepedia | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Judgepedia is an encyclopedia about America's courts and judges. Its goal is to help readers discover and learn about court systems and the judiciary.
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Prison company pays $260,000 to settle OT suit

Prison company pays $260,000 to settle OT suit | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Now-closed St. Mary’s facility was operated by CCA for Kentucky
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No Drug Ever Went to Prison. So Why Are We Fighting a War Against Them?

No Drug Ever Went to Prison. So Why Are We Fighting a War Against Them? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Sending people to prison for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses doesn’t work. That’s why police officers started this innovative program.
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The Caging of America - The New Yorker

The Caging of America - The New Yorker | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A prison is a trap for catching time. Good reporting appears often about the inner life of the American prison, but the catch is that American prison life is mostly undramatic—the reported stories fail to grab us, because, for the most part, nothing happens. One day in the life of Ivan Denisovich is all you need to know about Ivan Denisovich, because the idea that anyone could live for a minute in such circumstances seems impossible; one day in the life of an American prison means much less, because the force of it is that one day typically stretches out for decades. It isn’t the horror of the time at hand but the unimaginable sameness of the time ahead that makes prisons unendurable for their inmates. The inmates on death row in Texas are called men in “timeless time,” because they alone aren’t serving time: they aren’t waiting out five years or a decade or a lifetime. The basic reality of American prisons is not that of the lock and key but that of the lock and clock.
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Patrick Welcome's curator insight, August 26, 7:57 AM

This is bad enough if you guilty and convicted, imagine the sheer horror if you are innocent and wrongfully convicted