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Movement Building and Challenging Mass Incarceration | EQUAL VOICE NEWS

Movement Building and Challenging Mass Incarceration | EQUAL VOICE NEWS | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Equal Voice News covers news about America's working families, poverty and policy. Topics include: housing, employment, education, immigration and health care. Online newspaper is supported by Marguerite Casey Foundation.
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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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State prisons chief calls for softened hearts

State prisons chief calls for softened hearts | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Ohio’s prisons chief is calling for more compassion toward wrongdoers as he continues a push to reduce the state’s inmate population.
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An artist sent prisoners blank postcards -- look at what he got back

An artist sent prisoners blank postcards -- look at what he got back | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The postcards are heartbreaking, heartwarming, tragic and uplifting.” said Naseem Bazargan, Prison Health News coordinator at Philadelphia FIGHT. “They’re beautiful. Not just in terms of them being aesthetically pleasing but the depth is amazing.”
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Former Inmates To Congress: 'We're Torturing People And Calling It Justice'

The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday about solitary confinement and its torturous conditions. Former inmates Five Mualimmak and Anthony Graves discuss the state of solitary confinement in US prisons, and what reforms need to happen.
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President Obama Speaks Out Against Prisoner Rape - YouTube

Obama addresses the NAACP on July 14, 2015 and speaks out against prisoner rape and calls for more criminal justice reform.
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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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20 Inmates Show the Heartbreaking Cost of Growing Old Behind Bars

20 Inmates Show the Heartbreaking Cost of Growing Old Behind Bars | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
They’re the most expensive prisoners to care for and the least likely to commit a crime again, yet geriatric inmates are now the fastest-growing age group in U.S. prisons.
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Confessions of Alcatraz: Former Inmates and Jailers Speak Out

Confessions of Alcatraz: Former Inmates and Jailers Speak Out | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Confessions of Alcatraz: Former Inmates and Jailers Speak Out
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The GREATEST FRAUD UPON OUR SOCIETY -- the "Judicial Immunity...

The GREATEST FRAUD UPON OUR SOCIETY -- the "Judicial Immunity... | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Today we cannot sue certain individuals for the harm they inflict upon their victims because they have one of several types of immunity from suit — “propsecutorial immunity” for prosecutors who fabricate evidence and engage in perjury; immunity for officials engaged in “judicial-type” functions...
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Make Criminal Justice Reform a Key Issue in 2016

Make Criminal Justice Reform a Key Issue in 2016 | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The state of our criminal justice system is simply so bad, the political climate for change so good, that it would be an epic desertion of our civic duties -- and of the pressure we as voters possess -- to let the 2016 election slip by without electoral promises of far-reaching reform. Which is why criminal justice must be a key issue for 2016 voters.
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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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