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Officials re-opening botched 'Dixmoor 5' case

Officials re-opening botched 'Dixmoor 5' case | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday that he was reopening the investigation into the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Dixmoor, a controversial case that sent five teens to...
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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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Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart

Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
America's prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame.

Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses, according to an infographic recently released by the Federal Bureau of Pris...
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From One North Carolina Prison, Reports of an Eight-Month Lockdown

From One North Carolina Prison, Reports of an Eight-Month Lockdown | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Across the United States, even prisoners who have not been placed in solitary confinement or any form of "segregation" can be subjected to a "lockdown" in which they may be held in solitary-like co...
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A Moment of Restorative Justice

A Moment of Restorative Justice | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
While the US criminal justice system offers revenge as its principal method of restitution, families may find better solutions for achieving remorse and true rehabilitation.
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House for inmates’ families opens near Gatesville

House for inmates’ families opens near Gatesville | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
GATESVILLE — Family members and loved ones coming to visit prison inmates will soon find a warm welcome at the Central Texas Hospitality House.
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What's Age Got to Do With It? Incarcerating Children and the Elderly - Correctional Association of New York

What's Age Got to Do With It? Incarcerating Children and the Elderly - Correctional Association of New York | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Crime in Florida’s prisons - Opinion - MiamiHerald.com

Crime in Florida’s prisons - Opinion - MiamiHerald.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
OUR OPINION: Corrections secretary must push — hard — for reform
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Michael Kenneth Williams of Boardwalk Empire and The Wire Named ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Ending Mass Incarceration

Michael Kenneth Williams of Boardwalk Empire and The Wire Named ACLU Celebrity Ambassador for Ending Mass Incarceration | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas
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How the Criminal Justice System Impacts Well-Being - Collateral Consequences - YouTube

To watch the full discussion or to learn more about the Well-Being Initiative, visit www.wellbeinginitiative.org In this clip from the Charles Koch Institute...
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Rob Duke's curator insight, September 14, 12:44 PM

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Learn Liberty | Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System

Learn Liberty | Racial Inequality in the Criminal Justice System | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Fewer than half of 1 percent of Americans are in state and federal prisons. That sounds like a small number
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The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests

The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The costs of criminalization: billions of dollars spent on law enforcement and lives destroyed by harsh penalties.
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Modern-Day Slavery in America's Prison Workforce

Modern-Day Slavery in America's Prison Workforce | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Made to work for 20 cents an hour—or nothing—with no protection from injury or exploitation: Why can't we embrace the idea that prisoners have labor rights?
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Videotaping Strip Searches in Jail Is Not Reform

Videotaping Strip Searches in Jail Is Not Reform | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
It is troubling that it takes laws and lawsuits to get change that should come with respect for human dignity.
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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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JURIST - Female Inmates and Sexual Assault

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Ariz. inmate has filed 5,800 lawsuits complaining about prison food, care: report 

Ariz. inmate has filed 5,800 lawsuits complaining about prison food, care: report  | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
An inmate serving 15 years in Arizona prison for aggravated assault has filed nearly 6,000 lawsuits protesting his imprisonment and, mainly, complaining about the food he's given, the Tennessean reports.
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A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Children Being Sentenced to Adult Prisons

A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Children Being Sentenced to Adult Prisons | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Sam, Cliff, and Lisa will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person. Our Special Guests for tonight's show are National Organizing Executive Director, Carmen Perez, of The Gathering for Justice organization and Mark Clements, who was wrongly convicted and sentenced to death row at the age of 16. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com. Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6 Thank you for your support!
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Prison Graduates Share Inspirational Words : Life of the Law

Prison Graduates Share Inspirational Words : Life of the Law | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Prisoners sentenced as children deserve a second chance

Prisoners sentenced as children deserve a second chance | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Can children sentenced to life without parole be rehabilitated? Until the Supreme Court weighs in, we'll never get a chance to know.
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Attica artifacts returned to families

Attica artifacts returned to families | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Corrections officials, members of the guards' union and family members of those killed will gather.
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‘United States creating prison planet’

‘United States creating prison planet’ | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
An interview with Randy Short, a human rights activist, Washington
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NACDL - FREE Webinar - Recantation Evidence

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Eye on the Courts: The Pernicious Specter of Prosecutorial Misconduct

Eye on the Courts: The Pernicious Specter of Prosecutorial Misconduct | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A ruling this last week in Orange County shows just how high the bar has been set for the determin...
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From The Plantation to the Penitentiary *

From The Plantation to the Penitentiary * | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Slavery is alive and well, even under the nose of the first black US president... in PRISON
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Prison ombudsman urges greater support for family contact | Children & Young People Now

Prison ombudsman urges greater support for family contact | Children & Young People Now | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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How do criminal defense attorneys sleep at night? -

How do criminal defense attorneys sleep at night?  - | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
One of the most frequent questions that I get from friends, family, and strangers when discussing my career as a criminal defense attorney is some variation of “how do you defend THOSE people?” or “how do you do what you do and sleep at night?”   It’s a question I have come to dread, because …
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