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Anonymous protest clashes - ITV News

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Read Anonymous protest clashes latest on ITV News. All the Tuesday 5th November 2013 news
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SocialAction2014 is important and plays a key role by equipping our communities with the knowledge of the mishaps and social injustices in the country (USA) and around the world. By providing this exclusive complimentary service to communities everywhere, our mission is to keep our people connected by encouraging the discussion of these topics.
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#CyntoiaBrown: National legal groups join appeal to free woman sentenced to life at 16

#CyntoiaBrown: National legal groups join appeal to free woman sentenced to life at 16 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The case of Cyntoia Brown, a woman sentenced to life for murder at the age of 16, has attracted international attention.
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Man suing Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office for unlawful solitary - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT

Man suing Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office for unlawful solitary - KTVQ.com | Q2 | Continuous News Coverage | Billings, MT | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A Gallatin County man who was sentenced in 2015 for numerous charges including, rape, assault, and escape is now suing the Gallatin County Sheriff's office and the detention center.
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Mother of Ailing Hunger Striker Atena Daemi Assaulted in Front of Tehran's Evin Prison

Mother of Ailing Hunger Striker Atena Daemi Assaulted in Front of Tehran's Evin Prison | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

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Masoumeh Nemati, the mother of imprisoned civil rights activist Atena Daemi, was attacked in front of Evin Prison in Tehran on February 13, 2018, after she tried to inquire about her daughter's hunger strike. “Atena and Golrokh Iraee [Ebrahimi], who are on a dry hunger strike, are in serious condition.

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Lawyers debate where to house Memphis teen charged with murder

Lawyers debate where to house Memphis teen charged with murder | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Teriyona Winton, 16, has been housed in facilities for adult women while her charge of first-degree murder remains pending.

Arguments involving what constitutes solitary confinement and the issue of how to properly house children accused of adult crimes enters a third day of hearings Thursday in the case of a 16-year-old Memphis girl charged with murder. Criminal Court Judge Mark Ward said he has two bad choices for ...

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Tennesseans not convicted of a crime sent to solitary confinement for 'safekeeping'

Tennesseans not convicted of a crime sent to solitary confinement for 'safekeeping' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Tennessee jails send vulnerable detainees to state prison for “safekeeping” — and then they’re locked up 23 hours a day.

Editor's note: This investigation was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. The state of Tennessee locked Regenia Bowman in solitary confinement for more than six months because she had a skin infection. Bowman ...

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Why can't prison officers strike and what other professions are banned from carrying out industrial action in the UK?

Why can't prison officers strike and what other professions are banned from carrying out industrial action in the UK? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Government won its High Court battle in 2017 to permanently ban prison officers from striking - but what does that mean and which other professions can't strike?
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NYC mayor's solitary confinement rules for young prisoners criticized in wake of Rikers correction officer attack | abc7ny.com

NYC mayor's solitary confinement rules for young prisoners criticized in wake of Rikers correction officer attack | abc7ny.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There will be a new call for change following the beating of a Rikers correction officer. In question are the rules of solitary confinement.
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Laura Monterrosa: Woman put in solitary confinement after claiming she was sexually abused by immigration prison guard

Laura Monterrosa: Woman put in solitary confinement after claiming she was sexually abused by immigration prison guard | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A woman who claims she was sexually abused by a guard in a privately-run Texas immigration jail has been placed in solitary confinement in what advocates on her behalf say is part of a pattern of retaliation for going public with her allegations. Laura Monterrosa, 23, was put in solitary confinement Friday night, and was told Monday that she would face repeated isolated until she publicly retracted her accusations of sexual abuse, according to advocacy group Grassroots Leadership.
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Milwaukee County jail staffers charged in death of inmate denied water for a week

Milwaukee County jail staffers charged in death of inmate denied water for a week | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An investigation showed that 38-year-old Terrill Thomas went seven days without any liquid, lost 35 pounds and called out for water before staffers found him dead in his solitary confinement cell.
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Tennessee Sheriff: Solitary Confinement for 16 year-old Girl is No Different Than a ‘Private Room’

A 16-year-old Memphis girl charged with first-degree murder in the killing of a teen boy is being held in pretrial isolation at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville. The Shelby County District…
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Suit: Broome County jail should halt juvenile solitary confinement now

Suit: Broome County jail should halt juvenile solitary confinement now | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Legal Services of Central New York is seeking a preliminary injunction on the use of solitary confinement of juveniles in the Broome County Jail.
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» General TACO, embrace accountability for the good of the Black Riders

» General TACO, embrace accountability for the good of the Black Riders | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Comrade TACO, I have been one of your most avid supporters within my organization. But I can no longer associate with you or remain silent. I am asking that you embrace accountability for the good …
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Do we need prisons? Abolitionists ask us to think about that –

Do we need prisons? Abolitionists ask us to think about that – | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Prison abolitionists’ work will be complete when prisoners walk out of open cell doors. Abolitionists strive tirelessly for a more merciful remedy to crime. Even the socialist candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders built part of his platform on prison reform. His message resonated with millions.
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Sentencing reform long overdue, Coons says - Lifestyle - Milford Beacon - Dover, DE

Sentencing reform long overdue, Coons says - Lifestyle - Milford Beacon - Dover, DE | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
VIDEO - Sen. Chris Coons: “Some might think criminal justice reform is a partisan issue, but it's not;” harsh sentences don't work.
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Texas: Solitary Confinement for Asylum Seeker over Sexual Assault Allegations

Texas: Solitary Confinement for Asylum Seeker over Sexual Assault Allegations | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
And in Texas, supporters of 23-year-old asylum seeker Laura Monterrosa say she was put in solitary confinement for 60 hours at the T. Don Hutto detention center outside Austin in order to pressure her to recant her allegations that she was sexually assaulted by a guard. ICE says Monterrosa was under “medical observation.” But she later made a strange call to her lawyer from an unusual phone number. Grassroots Leadership shared a recording with Democracy Now!

Laura Monterrosa: “I wanted to call you, because I wanted to tell you that everything I had said was false, and I was forced to tell you that, because, if not, they were going to lock me again in that room, and I didn’t want to be locked again in that room.”

This comes as the FBI is conducting a civil rights investigation into the alleged abuse. After her call, dozens of supporters went to visit Monterrosa, who tried to commit suicide in January. She fled El Salvador to escape sexual persecution as a lesbian, and has been detained eight months.
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Mayor announces proposal for NYC jail sites to replace Rikers

Mayor announces proposal for NYC jail sites to replace Rikers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

The mayor said the ultimate goal is to decrease the daily jail population at facilities.

The announcement came on the same day Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined the correction officers' union outside the borough's detention center to call on the city to change the way it deals with violent inmates, urging the city to bring back solitary confinement for violent inmates. Correction ... New York City Officials Reach Deal On Shuttering Rikers Island - NPR Borough-based prison coming to Kew Gardens as plan to close Rikers moves forward - TimesLedger

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Activists say woman put in solitary after reporting assault by detention guard | US news | The Guardian

Activists say woman put in solitary after reporting assault by detention guard | US news | The Guardian | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Protests held at detention center in Texas where immigrant rights group alleges woman was pressured to withdraw her complaint

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) denies the claim. A watchdog group found hundreds of reports of sexual abuse against detainees in recent years. Photograph: Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images. An immigrant rights group has alleged that a woman was held in solitary confinement ...

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Mother of Ailing Hunger Striker Atena Daemi Assaulted in Front of Evin Prison –

Mother of Ailing Hunger Striker Atena Daemi Assaulted in Front of Evin Prison – | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights in Iran. CHRI investigates and documents rights violations occurring throughout Iran, relying on first-hand accounts to expose abuses that would otherwise go unreported. We bring these violations to the attention of the international community through news articles, briefings, in-depth reports, podcasts, and videos, and work to build support for human rights inside Iran as well. CHRI engages in intensive outreach and international advocacy aimed at defending the fundamental rights and freedoms of the Iranian people and holding the Iranian government accountable to its human rights obligations.
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Loneliness can be a lifetime condition

Loneliness can be a lifetime condition | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Loneliness can have devastating health implications, and can start at school

Mental Health Foundation research shows face to face social interactions are essential for mental health and resilience, but modern ways of living and working limit those opportunities. The charity's policy officer in Scotland Toni Giuliano said: “If you look at the evidence on solitary confinement it shows it ...

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Jailed Brit 'is being mentally tortured in Iranian prison with solitary confinement and threats daughter will be snatched'

Jailed Brit 'is being mentally tortured in Iranian prison with solitary confinement and threats daughter will be snatched' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's husband Richard and their supporters have asked the UN to intervene as they seek her release from prison as she enters her 684th day behind bars
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Lawyer accused of forging filing signature disbarred  #Davontae Sanford

Lawyer accused of forging filing signature disbarred  #Davontae Sanford | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Robert Slameka’s law license was taken away by a panel at the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board

Slameka had been criticized for his handling of several cases, including the wrongful-murder convictions of 14-year-old Davontae Sanford, who spent eight years in prison. Sanford told The Detroit News in 2016 that Slameka advised him to plead guilty to four murders he didn't commit

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Human Rights Watch reports on Australian prisoners with disabilities - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Human Rights Watch reports on Australian prisoners with disabilities - Law Report - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An extensive study of prisons in Queensland and WA by Human Rights Watch has found that prisoners with disabilities are particularly at risk of neglect and abuse.
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Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams calls on de Blasio to bring back solitary confinement for violent inmates

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams calls on de Blasio to bring back solitary confinement for violent inmates | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Eric Adams is urging City Hall to reinstate the controversial practice for violent inmates.
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Political prisoner goes on hunger strike in protest to being charged with “acting against national security”

Political prisoner goes on hunger strike in protest to being charged with “acting against national security” | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On February 1, at least seven civil rights activists were arrested in different cities during a coordinated operation by security systems. They were all transferred to Evin Prison.
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» Shaka Shakur: Help resuscitate justice in Sullivan County

» Shaka Shakur: Help resuscitate justice in Sullivan County | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Usually Feb. 21 is a day of remembrance and reflection for me as it represents the anniversary of the day Brother El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X was assassinated by agents of the U.S. gover…
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Mayor Bowser: Support alternatives to incarceration and fulfill your promises to the trans community

Mayor Bowser: Support alternatives to incarceration and fulfill your promises to the trans community | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Local Community Leaders and No Justice No Pride (NJNP), an ad-hoc collective of queer and trans organizers and activists from across the District of Columbia, are deeply concerned about th
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