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Cuba Five prisoner paintings on exhibit in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine - Noted actress and dedicated political activist Vinie Burrows helped open an exhibition of paintings by Cuban Five political prisoner Antonio Guerrero on January 19 at the University of Southern Maine Library.

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Thousands of Georgia inmates stage peaceful strike

Thousands of inmates in at least seven prisons across the state of Georgia staged a one-day peaceful protest in the form of a strike for their human rights, Dec. 9. The action is aimed at the Georgia Department of Corrections and is being called the biggest prisoner strike in recent U.S. history.

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Supreme Court hears case for Calif. prisoners' rights

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Nov. 30 in the long legal battle over the rights of California prison inmates to decent health care.

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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.

Criminal justice reform takes step forward

Small, but significant, victories are being made to reduce inequalities in criminal justice system.

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Mumia case receives setback

A new petition campaign is being organized, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to investigate civil rights violations.

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Kids arrested for food fight

When it comes to zero tolerance policies and disciplinary action for schoolchildren, where do you draw the line?

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