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12 Oct 2016

YOUTH IN PRISON BILLS PASS HOUSE AND MOVE TO SENATE!

Apr 28, 2016: MI House passed all “Youth in Prison” bills, HB 4947 – 4966! The bill package moves on to the Senate and are expected to be introduced into the Senate Judiciary Committee.   Following the recommendations from MCCD’s recent ‘Youth Behind Bars report, a sweeping package of 21 bipartisan bills, HB 4947

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12 Oct 2016

After teaching himself the law, Flint prisoner may go free

  Omar Pouncy of Flint seemed to have luck on his side when, after teaching himself the law while serving what amounted to a life sentence,  he was released after spending a decade in prison. As recounted in a Free Press report, his release in March seemed almost miraculous: A

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09 Oct 2016

Parental Incarceration is More Damaging to Children

Loaded on OCT. 3, 2016 by Christopher Zoukis published in Prison Legal News October, 2016, page 60 Filed under: Advocacy, Statistics/Trends, Cost of Prison Systems, Collateral consequences of prison, Children of Prisoners. Location: United States of America. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on G+ Share with email

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09 Oct 2016

U.S. Department of Justice Finds Fault with Privatized Federal Prisons

Loaded on OCT. 3, 2016 by Christopher Zoukis published in Prison Legal News October, 2016, page 22 Filed under: Private Prisons, Corrections Corporation of America, Wackenhut/Geo Group, Management and Training Corporation, Prison Reform,Statistics/Trends, Cost of Prison Systems, ACA. Location: United States of America. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

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09 Oct 2016

Obama reducing 102 inmates' sentences

Another 102 prison inmates learned Thursday their sentences are being reduced by a stroke of President Barack Obama’s pen, the latest batch in a record-setting effort by the White House to reverse harsh sentences for mostly nonviolent drug offenders. Obama has now granted clemency to 774 individuals, the vast majority

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09 Oct 2016

Government chemist purposely made Black folks results come back positive

Government chemist purposely made Black folks results come back positive sent over 20,000 innocent people to prison

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08 Oct 2016

How Would You Feel?

How would you feel, If I talked to you, The way you have spoken to me? How would you feel, If I got sick so bad, That I’d have to be hospitalized? How would you feel, If your words have gotten to me like you wanted, And I tried to

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08 Oct 2016

Journey of a life

Time passes with an eye glimpse The mind oppresses the heart The heart yearns to be free This is the life; this is the struggle \To free one’s heart; is to free the true self To live the purified life; the ideal existence We should want what we have Instead

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08 Oct 2016

Hillsborough jail rescue video turns inmates into heroes

  The shocking video of a prisoner sneaking up behind detention Deputy Kenneth Moon and choking him had been on the local news and all over the Internet since the Monday attack. National media outlets had come calling — all the way up to the Oprah show — about the

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08 Oct 2016

The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Home

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