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Wasting Their Lives Away (The Case Against Mandatory Minimums) | Brennan Center for Justice

Wasting Their Lives Away (The Case Against Mandatory Minimums) | Brennan Center for Justice | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Exonerated man advocates for better compensation laws

Exonerated man advocates for better compensation laws | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
After serving 25 years of a life sentence in Angola State Penitentiary, Leesville's Rickie Johnson was exonerated thanks to DNA evidence.
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Mass. governor signs bill ending adult charges for 17-year-olds

Mass. governor signs bill ending adult charges for 17-year-olds | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
BOSTON — The governor signed a bill Wednesday that will end the practice of charging 17-year-olds as adults, which state officials expect will help thousands of youth offenders avoid becoming career criminals.
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Punishing the wrongfully convicted

Punishing the wrongfully convicted | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Federal law keeps defendants denied a fair trial – including those who may be innocent – behind bars
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The Yale Law Journal Online - The CSI Effect: Fact or Fiction

The Yale Law Journal Online - The CSI Effect: Fact or Fiction | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Betraying Gideon in Alpine, Texas | Al Jazeera America

Betraying Gideon in Alpine, Texas | Al Jazeera America | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Drastic budget cuts hit the Western Texas federal defenders' office while caseloads skyrocket
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Freed 3-strikes inmates have low recidivism rate, report finds

Freed 3-strikes inmates have low recidivism rate, report finds | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
More than 1,000 inmates previously sentenced to life in prison have been freed since voters approved changes to California's three-strikes law in November, with only a handful charged with new offenses since their release, according to a report...
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DAVID CAMM BLOG: Tattoo Dilemma

DAVID CAMM BLOG: Tattoo Dilemma | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Sept. 19, 2013LEBANON, Ind. (WDRB) -- Storms ripped through Lebanon overnight. To use a tired cliche, its bark was worse than its bite -- for despite lightning and claps of thunder, it left no appare
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IPT - Coerced or Nonvoluntary Confessions

IPT - Coerced or Nonvoluntary Confessions | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it

A confession is one of the strongest forms of evidence that can be brought into a court of law.  In the United States criminal justice system, prosecutors avidly seek confessions as the most persuasive evidence to win cases.

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'Joking judge' resigns in NJ after losing ruling

'Joking judge' resigns in NJ after losing ruling | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court ruled New Jersey municipal judge Vince Sicari's acting and comedy career "is incompatible" with judicial conduct codes.
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DOJ Makes Big Announcement About Prison Sentences For Drug Crimes

DOJ Makes Big Announcement About Prison Sentences For Drug Crimes | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors will soon begin applying a policy that helps certain drug offenders avoid mandatory minimum sentences to defendants who haven't yet been sentenced, Attorney General Eric Holder will announce Thursday.
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GIVE 1 ONE $ DOLLAR for JUSTICE !?

GIVE 1 ONE $ DOLLAR for JUSTICE !? | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
IMAGINE U R arrested on lies like a witch. Imagine your children being abducted,starved,tortured& interrogated against you. Imagine prison for 33 years INNOCENT
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The 1980s Called. They Want Their Mandatory Minimums Back.

The 1980s Called. They Want Their Mandatory Minimums Back. | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Senator Leahy closed this morning’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on mandatory minimums by asking everyone in the room with a loved one serving a mandatory minimum to stand up. The whole audience stood.
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Private prisons demand states maintain maximum capacity or pay fees | The Raw Story

Private prisons demand states maintain maximum capacity or pay fees | The Raw Story | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Errors in Judgment: The Consequences of Prosecutorial Mistakes | The Texas Tribune

Errors in Judgment: The Consequences of Prosecutorial Mistakes | The Texas Tribune | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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3rd District Attorney Faces Attorney Regulation Complaint

3rd District Attorney Faces Attorney Regulation Complaint | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
LAW WEEK COLORADO

A complaint was filed with the Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel on Aug. 21 against Francisc
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Escaping the reality of solitary through stories | Proclaim Justice for Tim Howard

Escaping the reality of solitary through stories | Proclaim Justice for Tim Howard | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Editorial: Higher standards for the ultimate punishment

Editorial: Higher standards for the ultimate punishment | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
A panel’s assessment of Texas’ death penalty shows numerous places where fairness is compromised by outdated practices.
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Holder Says Drug-Charge Policy to Apply to Pending Cases

Holder Says Drug-Charge Policy to Apply to Pending Cases | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said a new policy to stop seeking mandatory minimum prison terms for some non-violent drug offenders will apply to cases of people who have been charged though not yet convicted.
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Obese inmate 'too fat for execution' dies in prison hospital aged 53

Obese inmate 'too fat for execution' dies in prison hospital aged 53 | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Ronald Post, the 450-pound inmate who was deemed too fat to be put to death, has died of natural causes in an Ohio prison hospital.
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Police: Modern Day Slave Catchers and the Private Prison Industry | MyFDL

Police: Modern Day Slave Catchers and the Private Prison Industry | MyFDL | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
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Special Guest Discussing Byron Case

Special Guest Discussing Byron Case | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Please join Catherine and Jason as they welcome in their special guest, Valarie. Valarie will be introducing us to the Byron Case conviction. We will hear about this case, and the campaign to restore an innocent man's life.
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LOOK: One Disturbing Reason For Our Exploding Prison Population

LOOK: One Disturbing Reason For Our Exploding Prison Population | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Prison companies have an airtight business plan: sign contracts with states obliging them to fill prison beds.
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