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Friday, 12 August 2016

Informant America: Harvard Law School Singles Out Kym Worthy as ‘Extr...

Informant America: Harvard Law School Singles Out Kym Worthy as ‘Extr...: Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, Rick Wershe’s nemesis who has fought tenaciously to keep him in prison until he dies, has been single...

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Lost for Life - Full Movie | Snagfilms

In the United States today, more than 2,500 individuals are serving life-without-parole sentences for crimes they committed when they were 17 years old or younger. Children as young as 13 are among the thousands serving these sentences. Lost for Life, tells the stories of these individuals, of their families' and of the families of victims of juvenile murder.

Free the Kids - Dirt is Good

Who spends more time outside, a child… or a maximum-security prisoner? Watch this film to find out. 

This video looks inside the mind’s of prison inmates to find out exactly how much their outdoor time means to them. 

The ‘Free the Kids’ campaign is brought to you by Dirt is Good, an initiative to get kids spending more time outside. Find out about the benefits of outdoor play for kids here: http://www.dirtisgood.com.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Writing is his redemption after spending his youth behind bars

By the age of 19, Shaka Senghor was behind bars after his teen years as a drug dealer ended with a death on his hands. Senghor says his story is all too familiar for many young black men. The author of “Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison” sits down with Jeffrey Brown.

Letters from the inside: Solitary confinement in the US - The Listening ...

It's been called one of the biggest human rights issues Americans have never heard of.

More than 80,000 people in the US are held in solitary confinement on any given day, with underreporting being one of the main issues for the lack of information about conditions and effects.

Not only does the media rarely get access, but popular culture also works against people in solitary confinement, demonising them and portraying them as 'bogey men', psycopaths and killers that need to be put away.

But is this pop culture over-simplification of a real issue in the American justice system damaging journalists' chances to uncover a blanketed story? And what is being hidden under the pretense of the 'Natural Born Killer'?

Talking us through the story are: James Ridgeway, cofounder, Solitary Watch; Johnny Perez, Urban Justice Centre; Ricky Jones, radio host, 'Unlocked'; and David Fathi, National Prison Project, American Civil Liberties Union.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Welcome back into society!

Davontae Sanford, 14 year old when he confessed to a crime absent an attorney, declared innocent. Often we are watching how police, prosecutors, and some judges mistreat juveniles to draw convictions. This is a true injustice, where is the accountability?