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Judge to rule next year on Burge class action

Judge to rule next year on Burge class action | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A Cook County judge will rule next year on a novel class-action petition filed by attorneys seeking immediate evidentiary hearings for more than a dozen men still imprisoned despite their allegedly credible claims that they were tortured into...
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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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Say "Cheese!" -- Whole Foods cheese made by prison labor

Say "Cheese!" -- Whole Foods cheese made by prison labor | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Whole Foods shoppers who imagine that their expensive artisanal cheese is made on a quaint rural farm by happy workers may be surprised to discover that the cheese is really made by prison inmates....
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Dems Seek Pell Grants For Prisoners

Dems Seek Pell Grants For Prisoners | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A group of six Congressional Democrats has introduced a bill in Congress that would allow state and federal prisoners to receive Pell Grants for a college education, even while incarcerated. The Re
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11 Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Jails In America

11 Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Jails In America | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
11 Facts That Will Change The Way You Think About Jails In America
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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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At least 2 states let prisons charge the families of dead ex-prisoners for their food and health care

At least 2 states let prisons charge the families of dead ex-prisoners for their food and health care
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Prosecutors around the US are relying on shady science to convict people of crimes -- and it's terrifying

Prosecutors around the US are relying on shady science to convict people of crimes  --  and it's terrifying | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
For the last 15 years, crime investigators have...
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From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals

From PTSD to Prison: Why Veterans Become Criminals | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Nearly one in 10 inmates have served in the military. Matthew Wolfe on how the system fails them—and the new prison dorms that could help them get back on track.
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How To Get Rid of 1.2 Million Warrants

How To Get Rid of 1.2 Million Warrants | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter if the underlying offense was serious or trivial. Don't show up in court when you're required to do so? Bench warrant.  Don't pay a fine on time? Bench warrant. A warrant here, a ...
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Forged Drug Lab Results Could Lead To Release Of Thousands Inmates (VIDEO)

Forged Drug Lab Results Could Lead To Release Of Thousands Inmates (VIDEO) | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A recent court decision could help free tens of thousands of people who may have been wrongly accused of drug-related crimes, based on forged evidence from a state crime lab.
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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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