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Prison Reform 101: Join PolicyMic’s Day of Discussion About Incarceration

Prison Reform 101: Join PolicyMic’s Day of Discussion About Incarceration | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Come join us as we explore the problems of and solutions to mass incarceration in America.
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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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How Many

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Professional and Conviction Integrity Programs: Why We Need Them, Why They Will Work, and Models for Creating Them by Barry Scheck :: SSRN

Professional and Conviction Integrity Programs: Why We Need Them, Why They Will Work, and Models for Creating Them by Barry Scheck :: SSRN | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The best way to effectively prevent Brady violations and other forms of prosecutorial misconduct that cause wrongful convictions is nternal regulation of the Di
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Recognizing those who make a difference...

Recognizing those who make a difference... | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
This Sunday, March 9th, at 7:00 pm, E.S.T. we will be recognizing those who make a difference in the lives of others. Tune in and help celebrate the people who are unselfish with their time, their finances and/or their wisdom. Call in and let us know who has made a difference in your life or let us know what you are doing to help others. We are also recognizing Pastors and their churches, Businesses and organizations that give back to the community. Call in and spread the word about the services you provide and the cause you promote. We will be sharing, honoring and networking. The 'Let's Change the WORLD' Movement is all about each of us doing whatever little we can, no matter how small, to positively impact the lives of others or our community. And if we all do whatever we can, no matter how small, then together, we can 'Change the WORLD'. Just click this link or dial 818-739-8909 to listen by phone, from anywhere. Then, dial 1 to let your voice be heard. Join the movement!
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Criminal-Justice Reform, Brought to You by CPAC

Criminal-Justice Reform, Brought to You by CPAC | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Republicans are the party of justice reform? Rick Perry, Grover Norquist, and the once-imprisoned Bernie Kerik say, YES!
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Why America still fails to reform its horrible prisons

Why America still fails to reform its horrible prisons | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
It's fairly easy to get judges to find unconstitutional conditions inside our prisons. The hard part is getting government to do anything about it.
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In Sing Sing, power of music may be transforming lives

In Sing Sing, power of music may be transforming lives | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Carnegie Hall outreach program teaching them to compose, play music and, it's hoped, reform; Many perform their own works
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Carl Wicklund: Felon voting rights make us all safer | Op-Ed | Kentucky.com

Carl Wicklund: Felon voting rights make us all safer | Op-Ed | Kentucky.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Kentucky is on the cusp of making voting a more fair and democratic process for people with past criminal convictions.
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RESEARCH: 1 in 3 Incarcerated Women Suffer from Severe Mental Illness - Treatment Advocacy Center

RESEARCH: 1 in 3 Incarcerated Women Suffer from Severe Mental Illness - Treatment Advocacy Center | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Women with severe mental illness have unique problems and needs that may make alternatives to incarceration especially vital.
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Greatest Lawyer Ad Ever: ‘Trust me, I May Have A Law Degree, But I Think Like A Criminal!’

Greatest Lawyer Ad Ever: ‘Trust me, I May Have A Law Degree, But I Think Like A Criminal!’ | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
This may be the greatest legal ad ever.
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Time to Bring an End to Torture in Our Jails

Time to Bring an End to Torture in Our Jails | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
What the senators now know is that long-term solitary confinement is torture and therefore immoral, antithetical to rehabilitation, fiscally wasteful, endangers institutional and community safety, and must be brought to an end....
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Tutwiler Woman Raped by Prison Guard Speaks Out | Equal Justice Initiative

Tutwiler Woman Raped by Prison Guard Speaks Out | Equal Justice Initiative | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Jurors: Beware of Being Too Cooperative

Jurors: Beware of Being Too Cooperative | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
As jurors, our job isn't to be cooperative, but rather to deliver just verdicts, even if it means inconveniencing government officials or our fellow jurors.
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Are We Using Prisons To Create Better Criminals?

Are We Using Prisons To Create Better Criminals? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Based on available data and respected studies the inequitable conviction rates based on race, drug offenses and economic disparity help bring the U.S. prison system to its present state of bursting at the seams. The high recidivism rate in the United States may explain why prisons are more effective at turning out better criminals than…
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Prison_usa-population

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Neither Justice nor Crime (We are all Criminals Now)

Neither Justice nor Crime (We are all Criminals Now) | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Neither Justice nor Crime (We are all Criminals Now)
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A criminologist explains: Why are so many black men falsely convicted? - YouTube

Criminologist Dr. Chenelle Jones speaks with Dr Boyce Watkins about the Central Park Five and false convictions. Why are black men typically the targets?
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Carol Ruth Silver’s ‘Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison’

Carol Ruth Silver’s ‘Freedom Rider Diary: Smuggled Notes from Parchman Prison’ | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Arrested as a Freedom Rider in June of 1961, Carol Ruth Silver, then 22, spent the next 40 days in Mississippi jail cells. She chronicled the events and her experiences on hidden scraps of paper wh...
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Family Pleads for Help Before Dad's 3rd Murder Trial

Family Pleads for Help Before Dad's 3rd Murder Trial | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Cal Harris's teenage children wiped tears from their eyes as their father spoke publicly for the first time, proclaiming his innocence in the mysterious disappearance of his wife thirteen years ago, and asking the public's help for new information.
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Holder and Republicans Unite to Soften Sentencing Laws

Holder and Republicans Unite to Soften Sentencing Laws | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and libertarian-leaning Republicans have found common cause on eliminating mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent drug offenders.
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Let’s Reward Innovative Policing With Fed $$$ | Brennan Center for Justice

Let’s Reward Innovative Policing With Fed $$$ | Brennan Center for Justice | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The Brennan Center for Justice is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.
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Tell Your Senator to Pass the Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2013!

Tell Your Senator to Pass the Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2013! | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Tell Your Senator to Pass the Forensic Science and Standards Act of 2013!
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Political Prisoner Marshall Eddie Conway Released After 44 Years

Political Prisoner Marshall Eddie Conway Released After 44 Years | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Former Black Panther Marshall Edward Conway, who has spent nearly 44 of his 67 years in prison, was released Tuesday, his conviction overturned.
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Is CCA Guilty?

Is CCA Guilty? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
I believe it’s possible that a private, for-profit prison can be operated in a responsible manner.  Based on my experience, however, the chance of this occurring is small.  Time and time again, the incentive to cut corners in order to maximize profits seems to trump the desir...
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Erroneous release for 13 years leads to reincarceration

Erroneous release for 13 years leads to reincarceration | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
In yet another story that highlights the many cracks in the criminal justice system that a man can fall through, Cornealius “Mike” Anderson was recently taken into custody to begin serving a 13 yea...
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15 Years In Environment Of Constant Fear Somehow Fails To Rehabilitate Prisoner

15 Years In Environment Of Constant Fear Somehow Fails To Rehabilitate Prisoner | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
WOODBOURNE, NY—Reportedly left dumbfounded by the news that recent parolee Terry Raney had been reincarcerated on charges of assault and battery, officials at Woodbourne Correctional Facility struggled Tuesday to make sense of how the prisoner had n...
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