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Audit says Utah prison overfeeding female inmates

Audit says Utah prison overfeeding female inmates | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY — Female prison inmates at Point of the Mountain are getting fat at the state's expense, an audit said.The audit includes an...
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State Bill Would Give Drug Users Treatment Instead Of Prison Time

State Bill Would Give Drug Users Treatment Instead Of Prison Time | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
When Daniel Romero was first arrested for drug possession, at the age of 21, he had been getting high for more than a decade. He started smoking pot when he was 10, tried cocaine at 13 and crack at 14, by his account.
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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Board of Pardon and Parole: Grant clemency by commuting the sentence of Bill Thurlby

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Board of Pardon and Parole: Grant clemency by commuting the sentence of Bill Thurlby | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Without your help Bill will die in prison for a murder he maintains he did not commit ...
In 1997, in Sevier County Tennessee, Bill Thurlby was...
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Prison Shocker: U.S. Imprisons Three Times as Many Black People as South Africa During Apartheid

Prison Shocker: U.S. Imprisons Three Times as Many Black People as South Africa During Apartheid | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Shocking Stat Causes Rare Moment of Bi-Partisan Reform
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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
The Yale Law Journal Online
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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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Congress Is Poised to Bury “Tough-on-Crime.”

Congress Is Poised to Bury “Tough-on-Crime.” | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Obama should hang back and let them work.
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Prisons ExposedCan all my friends vote for prisons exposed thank you. to vote Please click the [5] stars underneath the title of the book, towards the left at the top, in order to vote.

Prisons ExposedCan all my friends vote for prisons exposed thank you. to vote  Please click the [5] stars underneath the title of the book, towards the left at the top, in order to vote. | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
Prisons Exposed by Michael O’Brien Printed Book This book can be bought on Kindle too. This gives a realistic insight into one innocent man’s experience of the prison system, having spent 11 years ...
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Justice for Peter Wlasiuk · Justice for Peter Wlasiuk

Justice for Peter Wlasiuk · Justice for Peter Wlasiuk | Stop Mass Incarceration and Wrongful Convictions | Scoop.it
He will not get a fair trial in the town that convicted him there is a biast and he deserves a fair trial! Lets get his trail moved where justice can be served!
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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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