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Clarence Aaron was denied commutation, but Bush team wasn’t told all the facts

Clarence Aaron was denied commutation, but Bush team wasn’t told all the facts | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The Pardon Attorney’s Office never told the Bush White House that the judge and prosecutor’s office backed the immediate commutation of a federal inmate serving life for drug trafficking.
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Rethinking Rules for Juveniles in Adult Court

Rethinking Rules for Juveniles in Adult Court | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Six large-scale studies have found that youth charged as adults are more likely to reoffend than those charged with similar crimes in the juvenile justice system.
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Juvenile Offenders Sentenced To Life Can Face Harsher Treatment Than Adults: Report

Juvenile Offenders Sentenced To Life Can Face Harsher Treatment Than Adults: Report | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Bobby Hines was fresh out of eighth grade when he and two older boys confronted a suspected drug dealer in Detroit whom they believed had stolen a friend’s coat.

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Report: Texas Executed The Wrong Man Because He Looked Like The Real Murderer

Report: Texas Executed The Wrong Man Because He Looked Like The Real Murderer | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Last year, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) admitted that he “never struggled . . . at all” with whether someone his state executed might have been innocent.
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Mistaken Identity? 10 Contested Death Penalty Cases

Mistaken Identity? 10 Contested Death Penalty Cases | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

A death penalty case long surrounded by questions has been brought to the surface again, with a new report suggesting that the 1989 execution of Carlos DeLuna killed an innocent man. DeLuna's is not the first case to raise such red flags.

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Another innocent executed?

Another innocent executed? | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The state of Texas killed Carlos DeLuna for a crime he appears not to have committed, according to a new report...
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Death Sentence Reviews Leave Unsettled Issues, by Brandi Grissom

Death Sentence Reviews Leave Unsettled Issues, by Brandi Grissom | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Defense lawyers argue that judges in Harris County — ordered to review a psychologist's work in two death penalty cases — are simply rubber-stamping the conclusions of the psychologist, who was reprimanded last year.
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Indigent defense short-shrifted in Byrne/JAG grants, says Constitution Project

Indigent defense short-shrifted in Byrne/JAG grants, says Constitution Project | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

Could/should Texas be spending more federal grant dollars to support indigent defense? And should the Governor's Criminal Justice Division continue to forbid using Texas' deepest well of federal criminal-justice grant funds for that purpose?

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Faith, Profits & Prisons

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Many of the same political interests that pushed “get tough on crime” policies from the 1970s through the 1990s – the very policies that fueled mass incarceration – now offer profitable, faith-based responses to mass incarceration. It’s a neat little circular system that both creates the market and provides goods to it. Within it, preferential treatment is given to a particular brand of Christianity that is carefully framed as”non-denominational” and “voluntary.”

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Dallas County district attorney a hero to the wrongfully convicted

Dallas County district attorney a hero to the wrongfully convicted | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
DALLAS — On the way to witness his first execution in the town known as the "Execution Capital of the World," the Dallas County district attorney stopped at the prison cemetery to find his great-grandfather's grave.
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New NYCLU Report Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Practices Ineffective, Reveals Depth of Racial Disparities | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - American Civil Liberties Union of New York State

New NYCLU Report Finds NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Practices Ineffective, Reveals Depth of Racial Disparities | New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) - American Civil Liberties Union of New York State | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

The New York Civil Liberties Union today released an analysis of new NYPD data that provides a detailed picture of the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program, including new insights on the program’s stark racial disparities and its ineffectiveness in recovering illegal firearms.

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The Unbelievable Brutality Unleashed on Kids in For-Profit Prisons

The Unbelievable Brutality Unleashed on Kids in For-Profit Prisons | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Privatization of the youth prison industry handed soaring profits to GEO, but a history of brutal injustice to its incarcerated youth and their families.
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First jail for US veterans will offer helping hand to a growing problem

First jail for US veterans will offer helping hand to a growing problem | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

 John Darr, the sheriff of Muscogee County in Columbus, Georgia, has created the new facility in an attempt to break the cycle of recidivism by providing them with specialist services to help them deal with the problems they carry with them when they decamp.

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Prisoners Are Human Beings Too

Prisoners Are Human Beings Too | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

Those in prisons and jails are, and will always be, human beings, despite what they have done, or what they are told, or what we believe. That wasn’t always easy to hold on to when I was on the inside. The message that we were animals, or worse, was constant. Our whole world seemed to scream it at us. I saw many men who forgot their humanity. Somehow I was able to remember it, and now I remember those still on the inside. I invite you to join me.


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Preying on Poverty: How Government and Corporations Use the Poor as Piggy Banks

Preying on Poverty: How Government and Corporations Use the Poor as Piggy Banks | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

Individually the poor are not too tempting to thieves, for obvious reasons. Mug a banker and you might score a wallet containing a month’s rent. Mug a janitor and you will be lucky to get away with bus fare to flee the crime scene. But as Business Week helpfully pointed out in 2007, the poor in aggregate provide a juicy target for anyone depraved enough to make a business of stealing from them.

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Locking Down an American Workforce

Locking Down an American Workforce | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
The privatization of prisons in recent years has meant the creation of a small army of workers too coerced and right-less to complain.
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Louisiana is the world's prison capital

Louisiana is the world's prison capital | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Sheriffs and politicians have financial incentives to keep people locked up...

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Does Anti-Profiling Legislation Really Work?

Does Anti-Profiling Legislation Really Work? | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Combating racial profiling is not about crunching numbers, compiling reports and making recommendations that the police look at as optional.
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Everything I Need To Know About Love I Learned In A Prison

Everything I Need To Know About Love I Learned In A Prison | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

Several months ago, as summer was mercifully sliding into a languid and temperate fall, I drove down the spine of California to spend my weekend visiting a friend doing time in one of the state’s middle of nowhere megaprisons....

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"Prison Break" Lemonade

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For far too long, our approach to developing public policy on issues of crime and punishment has been overly framed by sensationalist imagery.

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'They Think We Are Animals': How America's Police State Controls Black People

'They Think We Are Animals': How America's Police State Controls Black People | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Racism in America's police force is linked to cops' role as keepers of the status quo in an unequal society.
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Birthing Behind Bars: Fighting for Reproductive Justice for Women in Prison

Birthing Behind Bars: Fighting for Reproductive Justice for Women in Prison | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
This Mother's Day, take a few minutes to find out how you can help shape a society where no woman ever has to give birth while in shackles and chains.
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Throwaway People: Will Teens Sent to Die in Prison Get a Second Chance?

Throwaway People: Will Teens Sent to Die in Prison Get a Second Chance? | And Justice For All | Scoop.it
Trina Garnett accidentally set a fatal fire when she was 14. That was in 1976. Could a Supreme Court ruling on juvenile life without parole finally bring her home?
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The Youngest Victim of Police Abuse

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Levii Dozier is only four months old, but he’s already been assaulted by the police.

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Colbert Takes on Racist Mass Incarceration

Colbert Takes on Racist Mass Incarceration | And Justice For All | Scoop.it

Never one to shy away from controversial and important issues that don't get their due elsewhere, Stephen Colbert invited prison reform advocate and civil rights lawyer Michelle Alexander, author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" on to his show.

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