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U.S. ready to sue Arizona sheriff on alleged civil rights abuses

Justice Department attorneys investigating Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations, are giving his lawyers until next Tuesday to turn over requested documents.

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Actor Danny Glover visits Cuba Five prisoner in Calif. prison

Although the encounter had been months in the making, actor Danny Glover's visit August 8 with Cuban Five Prisoner Gerardo Hernandez at the Victorville, California, maximum security federal prison came at just the right time.

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Illinois juvenile jails woefully under staffed, report says

According to a report released Thursday, July 28, by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state's eight juvenile detention centers have "serious deficiencies."

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House to vote on crack-cocaine sentencing laws

The House of Representatives may take action this week to drastically reduce inequality in sentencing between crack and powder cocaine users.

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Movement for justice for Oscar Grant maps next steps

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - At Chuco's Justice Center here, more than 50 people met this week to discuss the next steps in the movement for justice for Oscar Grant III.

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Big Coal: damaging communities from Appalachia to Colombia

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth presented "The Struggle for Justice in the Coalfields of Central Appalachia and Colombia" at the U.S. Social Forum.

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America's Future: Call to reassemble the Obama coalition to fight for jobs

Leaders from core components of the diverse coalition that elected President Obama declared here today that "it's time for us to do it again" to win jobs and justice.

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Civil rights enforcement top priority for Justice Department

Enforcement of employment, disability rights and other anti-discrimination laws have been stepped up.

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Ex-inmates need across-the-board help, panelists say

Alameda County elected officials, law enforcement officials, community organizations and current and former inmates came together April 22, to consider how best to help former prisoners.

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Senate drug sentencing bill reduces disparities, not far enough

The Senate, by voice vote March 17, passed legislation that would reduce the crack/cocaine sentencing disparity.

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