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Mental Health series, Part 2: Colorado jails become warehouses for mentally ill

Mental Health series, Part 2: Colorado jails become warehouses for mentally ill | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
In unit 4C of the Pueblo County jail, any human presence draws inmates to the narrow windows of their solitary cells.
They bark requests and complaints, or just grin and make small talk. One man's ceiling is leaking; another wants to know how many more days he has in segregation.
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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 Atlantic Writes 5,000 Words About Prisoners Without Interviewing Them

The Atlantic Writes 5,000 Words About Prisoners Without Interviewing Them | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
And is Solitary Confinement Really as Magical as an "Interstellar Journey?"
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Keith Beauchamp: It Is Time Now For Us To Confront Oppression & Have “The Talk.” - Crime Feed

Keith Beauchamp: It Is Time Now For Us To Confront Oppression & Have “The Talk.” - Crime Feed | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Like many, I’m shocked and angry about the death of Michael Brown, a young man, who’s now been added to the national statistics of countless unarmed black men, shot and killed by police.
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Inmate ordered to reimburse state for his stay

Inmate ordered to reimburse state for his stay | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
LINCOLN — An inmate at Logan Correctional Center must pay almost $20,000 toward the the cost of his time behind bars from a financial settlement he received in a lawsuit.
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Judges Should be Accountable to the Law, Not Public Opinion | Brennan Center for Justice

Judges Should be Accountable to the Law, Not Public Opinion | 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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Liberal but Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons by Joan Petersilia, Francis T. Cullen :: SSRN

Liberal but Not Stupid: Meeting the Promise of Downsizing Prisons by Joan Petersilia, Francis T. Cullen :: SSRN | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A confluence of factors — a perfect storm — interfered with the intractable rise of imprisonment and contributed to the emergence of a new sensibility defining
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Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder

Mass incarceration is making the Federal Reserve’s job harder | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Arrests, convictions and prison sentences are among the factors holding back the job market and complicating the central bank's calculations.
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Californians for Safety and Justice and Russell Simmons present "Imagine" - YouTube

Russell Simmons served as Executive Producer for Californians for Safety and Justice's "Imagine” video as part of its #SchoolsNotPrisons campaign, which call...
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No prosecutor? No defense lawyer? Judge allegedly held trial anyway; 3rd Circuit allows lawsuit

No prosecutor? No defense lawyer? Judge allegedly held trial anyway; 3rd Circuit allows lawsuit | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A judge accused of trying two defendants without a prosecutor or defense lawyers may have shed his immunity to a civil rights suit, a federal appeals court has ruled.The Philadelphia-based
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Confounding Critics, Nation's Prison Population Rises

Confounding Critics, Nation's Prison Population Rises | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Breaking a four-year trend, the nation's prison population rose again last year, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics said today.

The news disappointed advocates of reducing "mass incarceration" in the U.S., who had expressed hope that after rising relentlessly for three decades, the inmate cou...
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New Study: Prosecutors, Not Police, Have Driven Prison Population Growth

The United States prison population has exploded over the past 40 years. But why? Have police been making more arrests? Have prosecutors been charging more people with crimes? Have judges been issu...
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they have absolute immunity.  which we all know potentially corrupts absolutely.

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Sign the petition: Arkansas Board of Corrections - Follow the FCC!

I just signed a petition to Arkansas Board of Corrections: The Arkansas Prison Telephone Contract is out for bid….again! There is no legitimate reason why families here in Arkansas should have to bear the burden and pay the inflated phone rate.

We are asking the Arkansas Board of Corrections to FOLLOW THE FCC… and ensure the new contract is based on an equal cost for in-state and out-of-state calls.
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Inmates Aren’t the Only Victims of the Prison-Industrial Complex | The Nation

Inmates Aren’t the Only Victims of the Prison-Industrial Complex | The Nation | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The worst part of Dave’s job as a death-row guard happened early morning on the day of an execution. After taking the inmate for his final shower and instructing him to change his clothes for his last visit with his family, Dave would bring him back to his cell.
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Sex slavers arrested in Orlando for trafficking women from prison, MBI says

Sex slavers arrested in Orlando for trafficking women from prison, MBI says | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
An elderly man and two other suspects were charged Thursday in an unusual human-trafficking scheme — recruiting felons from a Florida prison for women for a violent prostitution operation in Orlando, the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation announced today.
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Prisons in these 17 states are over capacity

Prisons in these 17 states are over capacity | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
About one in every 200 Americans are in state or federal correctional facilities. In many states, the prison population is way over capacity.
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Broken Bars Publishing - Words Beyond Walls

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Broken Bars Publishing - Words Beyond Walls - Broken Bars Publishing is the place where writers become authors, and authors connect with readers. Visit our webstore to find a book for you.
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Plans to cut criminal legal aid in doubt after court ruling

Plans to cut criminal legal aid in doubt after court ruling | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
High court victory for solicitors after government consultation process is ruled 'so unfair as to amount to illegality'
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3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people

3 reasons America still leads the world in imprisoning people | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
There's a lot more work to be done.
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The Dilemmas of Excessive Sentencing: Death May Be Different But How Different? by Michael Meltsner :: SSRN

The Dilemmas of Excessive Sentencing: Death May Be Different But How Different? by Michael Meltsner :: SSRN | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
This article is adapted from a speech given by the author in honor of Hugo Adams Bedau, inaugurating the Hugo Adam Bedau Memorial Lecture Series at Tufts Univer
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Never Once Have I Imagined My Daughters Ever Going To Prison

Never Once Have I Imagined My Daughters Ever Going To Prison | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
In the state of California, we now spend $62,300 per prison inmate per year while only $9,200 to educate a child in a K-12 school. If that statistic doesn't disturb you, consider this: Since 1984, the state has built 22 state prisons while only one ...
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How Gangs Took Over Prisons

How Gangs Took Over Prisons | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Originally formed for self-protection, prison gangs have become the unlikely custodians of order behind bars—and of crime on the streets.
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Sign the petition: Arkansas Board of Corrections - Follow the FCC!

Sign the petition: Arkansas Board of Corrections - Follow the FCC! | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
I just signed a petition to Arkansas Board of Corrections: The Arkansas Prison Telephone Contract is out for bid….again! There is no legitimate reason why families here in Arkansas should have to bear the burden and pay the inflated phone rate.

We are asking the Arkansas Board of Corrections to FOLLOW THE FCC… and ensure the new contract is based on an equal cost for in-state and out-of-state calls.
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Don't look now, but the US prison population is growing again

Don't look now, but the US prison population is growing again | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
So much for four years of decline...
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Just Facts: Quantifying the Incarceration Conversation | Brennan Center for Justice

Just Facts: Quantifying the Incarceration Conversation | 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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Latest News - Diesel Therapy: Torturing Prisoners Legally Takes The Bus

Latest News - Diesel Therapy: Torturing Prisoners Legally Takes The Bus | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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New BJS figures show that mass incarceration is getting bigger | Prison Policy Initiative

New BJS figures show that mass incarceration is getting bigger | Prison Policy Initiative | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
New report serves as a sobering reminder that state-level criminal justice policy decisions are continuing to ensure that our nation remains the top incarcerator in ...
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