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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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“False or Misleading Forensic Science” and “Official Misconduct” Leading Factors in 1523 Exonerations | SciTech Connect

“False or Misleading Forensic Science” and “Official Misconduct” Leading Factors in 1523 Exonerations | SciTech Connect | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Michael Bowers, author of Forensic Testimony, discusses how misleading or false forensic science and official misconduct lead to thousands of exonerations.
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Why are so many Americans criminals? (Opinion) - CNN.com

Why are so many Americans criminals? (Opinion)  - CNN.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Criminal justice reform is rapidly becoming one of the few bipartisan issues of our time.
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American Outcasts: US Prisons And Modern Day Banishment - The Intercept

American Outcasts: US Prisons And Modern Day Banishment - The Intercept | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
What is it like to live out an incarcerated life, knowing that you are dead to the society outside the prison walls?
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Justice NOT Politics: Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Misconduct in Wrongful Convictions

Justice NOT Politics: Hold Prosecutors Accountable for Misconduct in Wrongful Convictions | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys are rarely held accountable for misconduct even when it is proven that their actions have been responsible for wrongful convictions. As a result, the families and individuals irreparably harmed by their collective judicial malfeasance have no legal recourse or punitive remedies available.
This is an unacceptable practice. Officials should be held accountable for their actions. The right to a fair trial is an American ideal that has been tarnished by
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With prison tablets, a choice between rehabilitation and profiteering | Al Jazeera America

With prison tablets, a choice between rehabilitation and profiteering  | Al Jazeera America | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Proponents say tech devices can help reduce recidivism, but contracts and pricing disenfranchise poor
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Wrongful Convictions Hernando Florida

Wrongful Convictions Hernando Florida | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Wrongful Convictions Hernando Florida, by Felicita Luna: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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‘Release cards’ turn inmates and their families into profit stream | Al Jazeera America

‘Release cards’ turn inmates and their families into profit stream | Al Jazeera America | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
‘Release cards’ turn inmates and their families into profit stream
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1,500 Rikers Island Inmates Have Been Behind Bars More Than A Year Without Being Convicted

1,500 Rikers Island Inmates Have Been Behind Bars More Than A Year Without Being Convicted | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping plan Tuesday to modernize the city’s criminal justice system and improve conditions in the Rikers Island jail complex, which for years has been plagued by violence and corruption.

The plan,...
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Forget CSI: Real-life crime labs are a total mess

Forget CSI: Real-life crime labs are a total mess | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Forget CSI: Real-Life Crime Labs Are a Total Mess
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How to Fight Judicial Corruption and Government Corruption - Part 1 -- Go in with Your Eyes Open

How to Fight Judicial Corruption and Government Corruption - Part 1 -- Go in with Your Eyes Open | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
How to Fight Judicial Corruption and Government Corruption - Part 1 - Go in with Your Eyes Open
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John Legend in Austin for 'Free America' tour

John Legend in Austin for 'Free America' tour | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Award-winning artist John Legend will visit the Travis County Correctional Complex as the first stop in his FREE AMERICA campaign for criminal justice reform.
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Prison Labor Company Features Promo Video Touting "Best-Kept Secret in Outsourcing" - The Intercept

Prison Labor Company Features Promo Video Touting "Best-Kept Secret in Outsourcing" - The Intercept | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Searching for the "best kept secret in outsourcing," one that can "provide you with all the advantages" of domestic workers, but with "offshore prices"? Try prison labor!
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Prison "Pay-to-Play" System is Costing you Big, Big Money; Execs Making Millions

Prison "Pay-to-Play" System is Costing you Big, Big Money; Execs Making Millions | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Prison “Pay-to-Play” System is Costing you Big, Big Money; Execs Making Millions
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State House Passes Bill Rewarding Inmates Who Pursue Education Behind Bars With Shorter Sentences

State House Passes Bill Rewarding Inmates Who Pursue Education Behind Bars With Shorter Sentences | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
87 percent of employers conduct criminal background checks.
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Exclusive Video: Violence Inside Rikers

Exclusive Video: Violence Inside Rikers | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The New Yorker obtained two video clips that depict the dual horrors of New York City’s jail complex: abuse by guards and by fellow-inmates.
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Juror gets sued after murder conviction

Juror gets sued after murder conviction | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
With pending contempt charges and now a potential fine, the juror at the center of the firestorm has a warning to all jurors.
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After Her Husband Is Sent to Jail for 6 Years, This Mom Went to Law School to Help Reform System

After Her Husband Is Sent to Jail for 6 Years, This Mom Went to Law School to Help Reform System | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
My husband was taken out of the courtroom that day and sent to a diagnostic facility, where we would be unable to have any contact with him for the first six weeks of his incarceration. Not knowing anything about prisons besides what I'd seen on tele...
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Fix the Flaws in Forensic Science

Fix the Flaws in Forensic Science | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The F.B.I.’s acknowledgment of problems in 96 percent of the hair analyses in 256 cases underscores deficiencies with a range of evidence.
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Private, For-Profit Prisons: Where Human Beings Are Inventory

Private, For-Profit Prisons: Where Human Beings Are Inventory | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
New Video Reveals How Corporations Are Getting Rich Off of Prisoners
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State to pay thousands to wrongfully convicted

State to pay thousands to wrongfully convicted | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Some are getting payments for the first time and others are getting installments.
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CSI Is a Lie: Forensic Investigations Are Overdue for Reform

CSI Is a Lie: Forensic Investigations Are Overdue for Reform | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Unless crime labs become independent of police and prosecutors, more scandals seem inevitable.
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FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000

FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000 | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Forensic hair matches were overstated in many cases heard before 2000, including those of 32 defendants sentenced to death, the FBI and the Justice Department acknowledged after a review.
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How the Prison-Industrial Complex Kills People For Profit (with Henry Rollins) • BRAVE NEW FILMS - YouTube

Failing to provide sick prisoners with needed care turns out to be pretty good for Corizon's profits. WATCH MORE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6vuYUc5aAA...
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‘If it can convict you, it can free you’: First death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA speaks at HWS

‘If it can convict you, it can free you’: First death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA speaks at HWS | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
GENEVA — The first time they met, Kirk Bloodsworth’s lawyer offered what seemed like an astute observation.
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