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Expert Calls for Suicide Screening in All Juvenile Detention Centers

Expert Calls for Suicide Screening in All Juvenile Detention Centers | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
All juvenile detention centers should carefully screen incoming detainees for suicidal thoughts and inclinations, says a prominent expert on suicide risk among youths in detention.

Psychologist Karen M. Abram, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, pointed to research showing incarcerated youth die of suicide at a rate two to three times higher than that of youths in the general population.
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Mentally Ill Inmates At Michigan Women’s Prison Report They Were Hog Tied Naked, Deprived Of Water

Mentally Ill Inmates At Michigan Women’s Prison Report They Were Hog Tied Naked, Deprived Of Water | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
"Mentally ill inmates at Huron Valley are being treated so inhumanely that we believe many corrections experts would characterize their experience as a form of torture."
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‘On the Run’ highlights the American culture of incarceration

‘On the Run’ highlights the American culture of incarceration | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The dramatic rise of incarceration rates among African-Americans since the 1970s has become more visible in mainstream culture partly because
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Crime, Bias and Statistics

Crime, Bias and Statistics | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A new report by the Sentencing Project lays bare the systemic effects of racial distortion.
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Lawsuit: Texas prison OKs odd sex assault (contains explicit language)

Lawsuit: Texas prison OKs odd sex assault (contains explicit language) | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A lawsuit filed against the Corrections Corporation of America in Austin alleges the private prison company violated a former prisoner's constitutional rights by allowing a hazing tradition called "ass on the glass" that led to a sexual assault.
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The Real Reason the DEA is Against Marijuana Legalization: It Hurts Their Mexican Drug Cartel Partners

The Real Reason the DEA is Against Marijuana Legalization: It Hurts Their Mexican Drug Cartel Partners | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Mexican Cartels, end the drug war, Drug War, DEA, government corruption
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California: the ‘Mississippi of Mass Incarceration?’

California: the ‘Mississippi of Mass Incarceration?’ | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
California is the state of sunshine, movie stars— and Supermax prisons. Its huge incarcerated population –over 100,000 inmates-is one of the reasons the U.S. is the world largest jailer, says legal scholar and Berkeley Law Professor Jonathan Simon in a new book, Mass Incarceration on ...
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The Science of Justice: A Matter of Opinion? - World Science Festival

The Science of Justice: A Matter of Opinion? - World Science Festival | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
An unarmed young man is shot dead by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. The town erupts and demands justice. The legal system must determine what happened and who is at fault. The fact finders will interview witnesses, who have offered slightly differing accounts, and they’ll turn to forensic science... [read more]
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Charts: Kids are paying the price for America’s prison binge

Charts: Kids are paying the price for America’s prison binge | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Children with incarcerated parents are more likely to experience depression, anxiety, asthma, obesity, and overall poor health, according to a new study.
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Firing of discredited state blood analyst upheld :: WRAL.com

Firing of discredited state blood analyst upheld :: WRAL.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
An administrative law judge ruled Tuesday that the State Bureau of Investigation was justified when it fired a blood analyst three years ago who had been highlighted in an audit that found blood evidence was misstated in scores of criminal cases.
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Corporations Involved in Profiting off Prison Labour. Prison for Profit Dirty Secrets.

Corporations Involved in Profiting off Prison Labour. Prison for Profit Dirty Secrets. | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
"Local sheriffs relish the opportunity to house state prison inmates because it infuses needed cash into the local coffers. One state official said the actual cost to sheriffs to house the state prisoners is only a fraction of the $24.39 daily income per prisoner. “It’s a big bonus for the sheriffs,” he said."
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The American Correctional Association ushered me out of its convention with armed guards

The American Correctional Association ushered me out of its convention with armed guards | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
"It's nothing against you or Mother Jones. But you are just going to have to leave."
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Children In Detention Put In Wrist-Locks, Choke Holds, Inquiry Hears | newmatilda.com

Children In Detention Put In Wrist-Locks, Choke Holds, Inquiry Hears | newmatilda.com | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Unaccompanied minors held in immigration detention on Christmas Island were subject to “unnecessary” force, with one put in a chokehold after Serco security guards were given the authorisation to move them using force, according to evidence presented at a human rights inquiry today.
Deborah Homewood, Managing Director of MAXimus Solutions, which provides services and reporting on unaccompanied minors held in detention, confirmed that the incident had taken place on Christmas Island in March this year.
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This corporation wants to ban families from visiting relatives in prison.

This corporation wants to ban families from visiting relatives in prison. | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
This is a new level of horrible for prison profiteering.
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State workers say they were punished for blowing whistle on prison violence stats | Politics | The News Tribune

State workers say they were punished for blowing whistle on prison violence stats | Politics | The News Tribune | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Two state employees say they were demoted after exposing skewed statistics about an effort to reduce prison violence.
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Science and Justice: Can You Identify The Perpetrator? - YouTube

THE SCIENCE OF JUSTICE: A MATTER OF OPINION? Wednesday September 10, 2014 http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/science-justice/ The World Science Fes...
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Private Prison Stocks Soar As Companies Cash In On Incarcerated Immigrants

Private Prison Stocks Soar As Companies Cash In On Incarcerated Immigrants | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Private prison investors are seizing on the influx of migrants from Central America as an opportunity for more profit.
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Learn Liberty | 3 Things You NEED To Know About Mandatory Prison Sentencing

Learn Liberty | 3 Things You NEED To Know About Mandatory Prison Sentencing | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Our three most recent presidents have admitted to committing drug offenses in their youth, though they didn't pay for their indiscretions with jail time. But most people caught up in our criminal justice system aren't so lucky
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Mass Incarceration is Making Kids Sick: New Study Shows Impact of Prisons Far Reaching

Mass Incarceration is Making Kids Sick: New Study Shows Impact of Prisons Far Reaching | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
CURE has known for a long time how imprisonment affects not just the person who is imprisoned, but their families, friends, and the community more broadly as well. A new study is taking a closer look at how having a parent in prison impacts the children of prisoners – and the findings are damning.
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'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential'

'I Am Not An Inmate ... I Am A Man. And I Have Potential' | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Many of the 2 million men serving time in the U.S. have formed their sense of manhood while incarcerated. And becoming a different kind of man isn't easy — either behind bars, or beyond them.
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For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble

For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Homeless. Unemployed. Kids taken. Locked up. Guilty.
If you're rich like Lindsey Lohan, you can be charged with assault and let off the hook – all with the help of a highly paid, private lawyer. But if you're poor and accused of even the most minor misdeed, you spin the #WheelofJustice...
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It's Time to Restore the Dignity of the Formerly Incarcerated

It's Time to Restore the Dignity of the Formerly Incarcerated | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Anyone with a conviction history faces a constant barrier to being an involved, productive member of our society.
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Why settlements don’t fix wrongful convictions - Moneylife

Why settlements don’t fix wrongful convictions - Moneylife | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
The wrongly convicted Jabbar Collins from Brooklyn will get his millions, but he won’t get his life back, and neither will his children or his family
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Patrick Welcome's curator insight, August 29, 12:18 AM

If they can look forward to the future and try and forget the past. It will likely benefit them, as they cannot change what has happened and it would be good for them if they can reduce its impact on their future happiness

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Fighting Poverty and Reducing Jail… in Real Time - Talk Poverty

Fighting Poverty and Reducing Jail… in Real Time - Talk Poverty | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
As of June 30, an estimated 731,208 persons in the U.S. were confined in local jails; a much larger total of 11.7 million persons were imprisoned in local jails
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Okla. DOC considers decommissioning prison towers

Okla. DOC considers decommissioning prison towers | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
By Graham Lee Brewer The Oklahoman OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla — The classic image of correctional officers manning prison towers with rifles in hand may soon vanish from Oklahoma. The
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