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A Verdict, Shame and a Gun

A Verdict, Shame and a Gun | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
I spent the morning spinning this fantasy in my head: if there were no federal investigation, no hold on that gun, and I were George Zimmerman's lawyer, what would I counsel him to do with it?
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  by Chicago Innocence Project Board member  Jeanne Bishop
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For-Profit Prison Company Tells Investors: Economy Recovery Will Put More People In Prison

For-Profit Prison Company Tells Investors: Economy Recovery Will Put More People In Prison | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Business Insider Australia writes July 18 that "as the U.S. economy improves, people are going back to work, investing in their homes, and preparing to make new purchases.
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Official Misconduct Led to 34%* of Wrongful Convictions in New York

Official Misconduct Led to 34%* of Wrongful Convictions in New York | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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A Death Before Dying: Solitary Confinement on Death Row

A Death Before Dying: Solitary Confinement on Death Row | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
We know that the death penalty system is broken.
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Diversion, not mass incarceration, will reduce crime

Diversion, not mass incarceration, will reduce crime | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
If the state of Maryland is serious about reducing crime, we need to more proactive about presentative programs and seriously consider diversion programs for our youth.
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Annual National Prisoner's Family Conference » Prison Family Bill of Rights

Annual National Prisoner's Family Conference » Prison Family Bill of Rights | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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ACLU uncovers increased proportion of mentally ill inmates in solitary

ACLU uncovers increased proportion of mentally ill inmates in solitary | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Nearly 90 Colorado prisoners with serious mental illness were locked in solitary confinement this year — and many had been there for at least four years — despite legal and expert recommendations that prisons stop...
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Overzealous Detectives and Ineffective Counsel to Blame for Wrongful Conviction of Jamie Snow | US | GroundReport.com – Latest World News & Opinions

Overzealous Detectives and Ineffective Counsel to Blame for Wrongful Conviction of Jamie Snow | US | GroundReport.com – Latest World News & Opinions | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Jamie Snow was convicted in‭ ‬2001‭ ‬for the‭ ‬1991‭ ‬murder of William Little.‭ ‬Little was the victim of an apparent robbery while working as a ga
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What is America’s role in wrongful convictions

 

"When you point the finger of blame, three fingers are pointing back at you." That is not just a cliche. The proof of its relevance to real life is everywhere we...point. Following is an essay that illustrates the social mechanisms in place to allow the routine conviction of innocence in the courts of America and the political climate that prevents the reversal of wrongful convictions upon appeal. Because pretrial publicity of infamous crimes is marketable as "news" and generates advertising revenues for corporate print and broadcast media, political pressure commonly weighs in heavier than facts and evidence in jury trials.

By Darrell van Mastrigt

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7 Surprising Items That Get Prisoners Thrown Into Solitary

7 Surprising Items That Get Prisoners Thrown Into Solitary | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
From Christmas cards to newspaper clippings, California prison officials have cited just about everything as "evidence" of gang activity.
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New Scholarship Spotlight: Gideon's Amici: Why Do Prosecutors So Rarely Defend the Rights of the Accused?

New Scholarship Spotlight:  Gideon's Amici: Why Do Prosecutors So Rarely Defend the Rights of the Accused? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Fordham law professor Bruce Green has posted the above-titled article on SSRN.  Download article here.  The abstract states: In Gideon v. Wainwright, twenty-three state attorneys general, led by Wa...
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Suicide in Solitary: The Death of Alex Machado - Solitary Watch

Suicide in Solitary: The Death of Alex Machado - Solitary Watch | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Alexis “Alex” Machado was a prisoner at Pelican Bay State Prison’s isolation units for nearly two years when he took his own life on October 24, 2011.
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A Decade After Being Passed, States Finally Set to Be Held Accountable for PREA Compliance

A Decade After Being Passed, States Finally Set to Be Held Accountable for PREA Compliance | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Ten years have passed since the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a federal law seeking to prevent and better respond to sexual abuse incidents in the nation’s detention and correctional facilities, was given congressional approval.
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Pa. Prison Psych Boss Promoted Despite Federal Findings About Mentally Ill Prisoners Brutalized On His Watch

Pa. Prison Psych Boss Promoted Despite Federal Findings About Mentally Ill Prisoners Brutalized On His Watch | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Prison cell (Photo credit: decade_null) At the end of May, the U.S.
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Are These Prison Officials Paranoid or Just Protecting Themselves?

Are These Prison Officials Paranoid or Just Protecting Themselves? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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What are they trying to hide?

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Once-successful prosecutor was brought down by anger over sentence and alcohol, ex-girlfriend said - ABA Journal

Once-successful prosecutor was brought down by anger over sentence and alcohol, ex-girlfriend said - ABA Journal | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A drinking problem, financial woes and anger at the Nevada judge who had handed down a prison sentence he considered unfair all may have played a role in the death of a former Clark County prosecutor whose body was discovered in his home—and a note...
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Anonymous Analytics goes after Corrections Corp. of America

Anonymous Analytics goes after Corrections Corp. of America | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Hedge funds are a powerful force that can be harnessed by activists to change how capitalism operates in our society.
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Nicole "Nyki"  Kish

Nicole "Nyki"  Kish | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Jason Puracal

Injustice Anywhere is an organization working to help bring more attention to victims of wrongful conviction
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Internet Radio Host Vincent Hill Shines a Spotlight on the Wrongful Conviction Epidemic

Internet Radio Host Vincent Hill Shines a Spotlight on the Wrongful Conviction Epidemic | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
 This week I had the privilege of being a guest on "The Other Side of Justice," an internet radio program focusing on wrongful convictions. The show’s
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DOJ/FBI Admit They May Have Abused Hair Analysis To Convict Hundreds To Thousands Of Innocent People | Techdirt

DOJ/FBI Admit They May Have Abused Hair Analysis To Convict Hundreds To Thousands Of Innocent People | Techdirt | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
I've mentioned in the past how my eyes were opened as to how the Justice Department prosecutes various criminal cases after seeing a powerful documentary called Better This World, which detailed (in part) the prosecution against two teens for...
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A mother takes on the juvenile prison system | Radio Netherlands Worldwide

A mother takes on the juvenile prison system | Radio Netherlands Worldwide | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
When Grace Bauer’s son was just thirteen years old, he was sent to a juvenile prison in Louisiana, and became one of the 2.2 million children who get arrested and incarcerated each year in the U...
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