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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 to pay thousands to wrongfully convicted

State to pay thousands to wrongfully convicted | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Some are getting payments for the first time and others are getting installments.
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CSI Is a Lie: Forensic Investigations Are Overdue for Reform

CSI Is a Lie: Forensic Investigations Are Overdue for Reform | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Unless crime labs become independent of police and prosecutors, more scandals seem inevitable.
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FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000

FBI overstated forensic hair matches in nearly all trials before 2000 | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Forensic hair matches were overstated in many cases heard before 2000, including those of 32 defendants sentenced to death, the FBI and the Justice Department acknowledged after a review.
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How the Prison-Industrial Complex Kills People For Profit (with Henry Rollins) • BRAVE NEW FILMS - YouTube

Failing to provide sick prisoners with needed care turns out to be pretty good for Corizon's profits. WATCH MORE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6vuYUc5aAA...
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‘If it can convict you, it can free you’: First death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA speaks at HWS

‘If it can convict you, it can free you’: First death row inmate to be exonerated by DNA speaks at HWS | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
GENEVA — The first time they met, Kirk Bloodsworth’s lawyer offered what seemed like an astute observation.
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Failure, Thy Name Is Criminal Justice | Brennan Center for Justice

Failure, Thy Name Is Criminal Justice | 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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The missing piece of the criminal justice reform movement

The missing piece of the criminal justice reform movement | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Reformers need to exact a political price on public officials who get it wrong.
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Judge identifies the simplest explanation for why America leads the world in mass incarceration

Judge identifies the simplest explanation for why America leads the world in mass incarceration | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Judge Jed Rakoff, one of the most well-known...
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Sen. Booker: Justice appears to have gone missing from the criminal-justice equation

Sen. Booker: Justice appears to have gone missing from the criminal-justice equation | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
In the United States, African Americans are far more likely to be arrested for selling or possessing drugs, even though studies have shown that African Americans and whites use drugs at the same rate, and whites are actually more likely to sell drugs...
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John Legend launches campaign to end mass incarceration

John Legend launches campaign to end mass incarceration | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (AP) — John Legend has launched a campaign to end mass incarceration. The Grammy-winning singer announced the multiyear initiative, FREE AMERICA, on Monday. He will visit and perform at a correctional facility…
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The Growth of Incarceration in the U.S. - YouTube

This video illustrates the findings of the NRC report The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences. The nation's relia...
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Arkansas: National leader in prison population growth

Arkansas: National leader in prison population growth | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Arkansas: National leader in prison population growth
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1,500 Rikers Island Inmates Have Been Behind Bars More Than A Year Without Being Convicted

1,500 Rikers Island Inmates Have Been Behind Bars More Than A Year Without Being Convicted | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a sweeping plan Tuesday to modernize the city’s criminal justice system and improve conditions in the Rikers Island jail complex, which for years has been plagued by violence and corruption.

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Forget CSI: Real-life crime labs are a total mess

Forget CSI: Real-life crime labs are a total mess | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Forget CSI: Real-Life Crime Labs Are a Total Mess
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How to Fight Judicial Corruption and Government Corruption - Part 1 -- Go in with Your Eyes Open

How to Fight Judicial Corruption and Government Corruption - Part 1 -- Go in with Your Eyes Open | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
How to Fight Judicial Corruption and Government Corruption - Part 1 - Go in with Your Eyes Open
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John Legend in Austin for 'Free America' tour

John Legend in Austin for 'Free America' tour | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Award-winning artist John Legend will visit the Travis County Correctional Complex as the first stop in his FREE AMERICA campaign for criminal justice reform.
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Prison Labor Company Features Promo Video Touting "Best-Kept Secret in Outsourcing" - The Intercept

Prison Labor Company Features Promo Video Touting "Best-Kept Secret in Outsourcing" - The Intercept | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Searching for the "best kept secret in outsourcing," one that can "provide you with all the advantages" of domestic workers, but with "offshore prices"? Try prison labor!
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The math doesn't add up for Arkansas' parole system

The math doesn't add up for Arkansas' parole system | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
With caseloads well above the recommended national average, Arkansas Department of Community Correction parole officers currently limited by system
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Ghostly ruins of U.S. prison where inmates were experimented on

Ghostly ruins of U.S. prison where inmates were experimented on | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Holmesburg Prison (pictured) was shut down for good in 1995 but it has left a chilling legacy of violent riots, bloody killings and most shocking of all - the cruel experimentation on its inmates.
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America’s criminal justice disgrace: How Apple’s ban of former felons reveals the long road to real reform

America’s criminal justice disgrace: How Apple’s ban of former felons reveals the long road to real reform | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Barring ex-felons from employment affronts their civil rights, the Sentencing Project's Nicole Porter tells Salon
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This Is How Bad The Health Care Is In Private Prisons

This Is How Bad The Health Care Is In Private Prisons | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A nurse who supports the strike describes abysmal conditions at the jail, including broken or dirty equipment, rushed procedures and severe understaffing.
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Kimberly Maddigan's comment, April 16, 9:15 PM
While it's sad that these inmates aren't receiving good healthcare, it's also not surprising. If you were to look at different healthcare facilities across the country, you would notice that some are great facilities and some are not. With that being said, this is prison. I wouldn't even begin to expect exceptional healthcare. Just like I wouldn't expect exceptional healthcare in a poor area. But, the inmates deserve to have clean working equipment and procedures that aren't rushed. It seems that with all these health violations, not only are the prisoners at risk, but so are the nurses. Overworked staffed are more likely to make mistakes that can put themselves at risk just as much as the prisoner. Hopefully the prison will hear the nurse's concerns and realize that something needs to be done to fix this problem. It might be a long road because I'm sure that understaffing is due to not being able to hire anyone because many nurses would much rather work in a hospital setting rather than in the prison.
Meagan Olsen's comment, Today, 3:08 AM
This article just talks about how bad the health care is in some prisons and how inmates have died on the company’s watch and want to go on strike if they don’t provide them with better health care. Many lawsuits are even being taken up with Corizon Prison for delays in getting proper medication or medical treatment!
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Fla. Prosecutors Drop More Than 36 Cases Linked To Racist Cops

Fla. Prosecutors Drop More Than 36 Cases Linked To Racist Cops | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Fla. Prosecutors Drop More Than 36 Cases Linked To Racist Cops
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The 4 Biggest Reasons So Many Americans are Behind Bars

The 4 Biggest Reasons So Many Americans are Behind Bars | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The 4 Biggest Reasons So Many Americans are Behind Bars
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The REDEEM Act: Creating a Path to Restoring Trust in Our Justice System

The REDEEM Act: Creating a Path to Restoring Trust in Our Justice System | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Regardless of their hardest attempts they and their families were constantly caught in this cycle -- a cycle that our country is complicit in creating, supporting and allowing to continue even when it is not functioning correctly....
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