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I've Served 15 Years of My Life Sentence for a Drug Crime -- Can I Go Home Now?

I've Served 15 Years of My Life Sentence for a Drug Crime -- Can I Go Home Now? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Here in federal prison, I learned my lesson. But Obama's new clemency rules for non-violent offenders were made for a reason – for my second chance.
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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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Identity crisis

Identity crisis | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Another forensic mess you’ve gotten me into THE more that is known about a science, the more uses tend to be found for it. But in the case of forensics—the...
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Supreme Court of California News: Tani Cantil-Sakauye Charged with Ignoring Systemic Corruption in California Courts

Supreme Court of California News: Tani Cantil-Sakauye Charged with Ignoring Systemic Corruption in California Courts | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Supreme Court chief justice implicated in California court corruption epidemic.
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Albert Woodfox mural by artist-activist Brandan 'Bmike' Odums 0715 by Doug MacCash, Times-Picayune

Albert Woodfox mural by artist-activist Brandan 'Bmike' Odums 0715 by Doug MacCash, Times-Picayune | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The stunning Albert Woodfox mural, just completed by Brandan Odums, is on the building at 537 S. Claiborne Ave. at Poydras in New Orleans. – Photo: Doug MacCash, Times-Picayune
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I Thought I’d Escaped Poverty. Then I Went to Prison.

I Thought I’d Escaped Poverty. Then I Went to Prison. | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
No one likes to talk about the fact that “doing time” leaves the majority of returning citizens worse off than before they were incarcerated. Prior to my imprisonment, I had a very successful consulting business and I lived a solidly middle-class life.
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MI ends Aramark prison food contract year after company fined for food issues, reports of maggots

MI ends Aramark prison food contract year after company fined for food issues, reports of maggots | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Michigan has terminated a three-year, $145 million contract with Aramark Correctional Services a year after the company hired to feed state prisoners came under scrutiny for lack of cleanliness, unapproved menu substitutions and other issues, state officials announced Monday.
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Memorial For The Youngest Teen Executed

Memorial For The Youngest Teen Executed | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
George Stinney Jr., executed without a fair trial was honored with a memorial in Alcolu on Saturday.
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Guard tracking system to be installed at all state prisons

Guard tracking system to be installed at all state prisons | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
LANSING, MI (WHTC) - An automated system to keep track of state corrections officers during their on-duty work has been expanded to all correctional facilities in Michigan. The State Administrative Board ...
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Reporting sex abuse in prisons set to rise

Reporting sex abuse in prisons set to rise | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Reporting sex abuse in prisons set to rise
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‘Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Justice’ by Adam Benforado - The Boston Globe

‘Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Justice’ by Adam Benforado - The Boston Globe | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
“Unfair” succinctly and persuasively recounts decades of research testifying to the flawed and inaccurate procedures that underpin virtually all aspects of our criminal justice system.
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Unreasonable, Disparate Punishments for Federal Hydrocodone Cases Coming Soon -

Unreasonable, Disparate Punishments for Federal Hydrocodone Cases Coming Soon - | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Unreasonable, Disparate Punishments for Federal Hydrocodone Cases Coming Soon
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24th Correctional Officer Sentenced to Prison in Jail Racketeering Conspiracy - NationofChange

24th Correctional Officer Sentenced to Prison in Jail Racketeering Conspiracy - NationofChange | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Twenty-four correctional officers have been convicted for their participation in the jail racketeering conspiracy. Sixteen BGF gang members and associates were also convicted for participating in the racketeering conspiracy.
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Why Isn't More Happening to Reduce America's Bloated Prison Population?

Why Isn't More Happening to Reduce America's Bloated Prison Population? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Why Isn't More Happening to Reduce America's Bloated Prison Population?
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In the Public Eye: FBI’s Fairytale Hair Evidence and the Real-Life Consequences

In the Public Eye: FBI’s Fairytale Hair Evidence and the Real-Life Consequences | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Back in April, the Department of Justice along with the FBI have identified 2,500 cases for review after finding that experts on its microscopic hair comparison unit overstated evidence concerning pattern-based forensic techniques in 95 percent of the 268 cases reviewed so far. Unfortunately, the cases involved 46 states and include 32 defendants that were sentenced to death, of which, 14 have already been executed or died behind bars.
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Retired Arizona Judge Reveals Corruption in Legal System

Retired Arizona Judge Reveals Corruption in Legal System | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
“THE FRATERNITY “- THE CORRUPTION OF THE LEGAL SYSTEM EXPOSED BY A JUDGE
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The jaw-dropping police/prosecutor scandal in Orange County, Calif.

The jaw-dropping police/prosecutor scandal in Orange County, Calif. | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
THE JAW-DROPPING POLICE/PROSECUTOR SCANDAL IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIF.
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Criminal Justice Reform, Part I - United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Criminal Justice Reform, Part I - United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
HEARING PURPOSE: To share lessons on criminal justice reform from states that have successfully implemented new policies.  To hear from a diverse panel of experts regarding emerging areas of reform at both the state and federal levels, including existing and forthcoming bills before the House and Senate. To broaden the conversation on criminal justice reform. …
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Obama commutes sentences of those jailed for marijuana

Obama commutes sentences of those jailed for marijuana | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Obama commutes sentences of 46 men and women jailed for marijuana
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Court: Air conditioning not necessary in hot prison

Court: Air conditioning not necessary in hot prison | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
In a ruling that could have implications for similar lawsuits in Texas, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Louisiana doesn’t have to install air conditioning to protect death row inmates from extreme summer heat.
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Obama to Make First-Ever Presidential Visit to a Federal Prison for VICE Special | VICE News

President Barack Obama announced today that he will visit the El Reno federal prison in Oklahoma next week to participate in a VICE special on America's criminal justice system.
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Mississippi Private Prison Plagued By “Disorder” and “Mayhem”

Mississippi Private Prison Plagued By “Disorder” and “Mayhem” | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Federal Judge Carlton Reeves ruled that conditions at the facility were unconstitutionally violent. He had previously described the facility as a “horror as should be unrealized anywhere in the civ...
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What the Justice System Gets Wrong About Eyewitness Testimony

What the Justice System Gets Wrong About Eyewitness Testimony | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
“At the police station, she had looked upon the true perpetrator and picked out an innocent man.”
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Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Obama Plans Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Drug Offenders | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
President Obama is expected to free dozens of nonviolent federal drug convicts, but he will barely dent prison populations that many Democrats and Republicans agree are swollen by excessive sentences.
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Injustice Spawned by the 851 Federal Repeat Drug Offender Enhancement -

Injustice Spawned by the 851 Federal Repeat Drug Offender Enhancement - | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Despite recent changes in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and new policies regarding drug sentencing issued by the Department of Justice, sentences in federal drug case remain draconian.
Section 841 of Title 18, United States Code, sets forth the minimum and…
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The Myth of Judicial Infallibility | American Center for Law and Justice

The Myth of Judicial Infallibility | American Center for Law and Justice | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Everyone understands that the President sometimes violates the Constitution. Everyone also understands that sometimes Congress violates the Constitution.
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