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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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Systemic, Statewide Court Corruption Blamed on State Judicial Commission Head Victoria B. Henley

Systemic, Statewide Court Corruption Blamed on State Judicial Commission Head Victoria B. Henley | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
State Courts Watchdogs Release Documents Showing No CJP Accountability for Judges Who Commit Perjury, Lie During CJP Misconduct Investigations
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Entire documentary: The Injustice System

Entire documentary: The Injustice System | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
News 4 Investigates' Craig Cheatham examines problematic police departments and courts in the St. Louis area.
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Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Miller v. Alabama Is Retroactive

Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Miller v. Alabama Is Retroactive | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
More than 50 people sentenced to life in prison in Arkansas when they were younger than 18 could get those sentences reconsidered, thanks to a new court decision.

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Friday that a U.S. Supreme Court decision three years ago applies retroactively in the state, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.
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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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The Ins and Outs of Being Behind Bars

The Ins and Outs of Being Behind Bars | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
It doesn’t matter if orange is the new black right now—prisons will remain great fodder for television and film. Yet, what you see on the screen doesn’t always match reality. To help sort fact from...
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Judge Kozinski: Time to Rein in Prosecutors

Judge Kozinski: Time to Rein in Prosecutors | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
If you could look beneath the blindfold worn by Lady Justice, would her eyes be closed? One of the nation's most influential judges suggests she would be giving a wink to prosecutors seated across from the defendant.
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Massive Case-Tampering Scandal Breaks in West OC Municipal Court

Massive Case-Tampering Scandal Breaks in West OC Municipal Court | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Chaos reigned in the West OC Municipal courtroom of Judge Thomas Borris, as he let stunned onlookers know he believed a massive case-tampering scandal had just
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