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jxgj52hs-1406210419The Conversation | Macsweeney et al / Brain

Posted in News on 07/29/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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The word is German, but the feeling of schadenfreude is universal. Even two-year-olds showed joy in another’s misfortune during a recent study.

Posted in News on 07/28/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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MISSION, TX – JULY 24: Immigrant Melida Patricio Castro from Honduras shows a birth certificate for her daughter Maria Celeste, 2, to a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the U.S.-Mexico border on July 24, 2014 near Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants, many of them families or unaccompanied minors, have crossed illegally into the United States this year and presented themselves to federal agents, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. The Rio Grande sector has the highest traffic of illegal immigration, especially of Central Americans, on all the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted in News on 07/28/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/28/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Demonstrators marched and chanted along Huber StreetWorld Socialist web Site

Demonstrators marched and chanted along Huber Street

Posted in News on 07/28/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan wants poor families to work with government agencies or charitable nonprofits to craft “life plans” as a condition of receiving federal assistance.

Posted in News on 07/28/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Christopher Bailey is probably very good at his job. That doesn’t mean he must therefore deserve £30m.

Posted in News on 07/28/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sometimes there are 20 protesters, sometimes there are several hundred. Rallies outside refugee shelters aren’t common in Germany, but local refugee councils are worried aggression towards asylum seekers is on the rise.

Posted in News on 07/28/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Heygate EstateThe Conversation | T Ireland/PA

When we more closely examine the skills and attributes deemed necessary to succeed in our supposed meritocracy, we find that we all remain hostage to the largely unfounded claims of middle-class judges – whose self-proclaimed “merits” are treated as if they were universally and naturally valid.

Posted in News on 07/27/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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What Matthew didn’t know, nor had the Social Security office told him, was that due to her teaching in the public school system, Caroline is considered a government employee and hence ineligible for survivor Social Security benefits in the state of Maine and 14 other states.

Posted in News on 07/27/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sharyn Feir’s Ed-U-Care brings awareness to issues facing LGBT people. Fein’s group is currently developing a curriculum with Harriet Cohen, an Associate Professor at TCU’s Department of Social Work and an expert on elder LGBT care, for caregivers who often face their own set of challenges.

Posted in News on 07/27/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

B821672205Z.1_20140724115948_000_GMF19OQDR.3_ContentNorthhumberlandnews | C Coward/Hamilton Spectator

Janos Acs was among more than 20 people rescued in 2009 by RCMP from the hands of human traffickers who lured them from their native Hungary on the false promise of work.

Posted in News on 07/27/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Sharat Parameswaran, M.D., says the health care system will continue to need psychiatrists with specialized training, but how they will be incorporated into the revised system is not yet clear.

Posted in News on 07/27/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Rosdeep Kular: The mother beat her three-year-old to death.

Posted in News on 07/27/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/27/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social workers in Auckland say there’s a hidden but growing problem of abuse against elderly migrants, who are living in constant dread and loneliness.

Posted in News on 07/26/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Kierra’s home on Peguis First Nation. The 21-month-old died July 17. RCMP have ruled the case a homicide.

Posted in News on 07/26/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/26/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

LGBT community rally in BangaloreThe Conversation | EPA

The Commonwealth is not quite the hoped for beacon of tolerance.

Posted in News on 07/26/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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In red states, they’re holding different signs.

Posted in News on 07/26/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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“We showed that crows can discriminate between different volumes of water and that they can pass a modified test that so far only 7- to 10-year-old children have been able to complete successfully. We provide the strongest evidence so far that the birds attend to cause-and-effect relationships by choosing options that displace more water.”

Posted in News on 07/26/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

la-sci-sn-oxycodone-no-abuse-20140723-001LA Times | A Burton/Getty Images

The FDA has approved a new opioid pain reliever that contains naloxone, which blocks the drug’s euphoric effects and should prevent abuse, regulators say.

Posted in News on 07/25/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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A border patrol agent assisted an unaccompanied minor from El Salvador after he crossed the Rio Grande into the United States on Thursday.

Posted in News on 07/25/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Victor Groza, a Professor of Parent-Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University, is hoping that a program run by he and his colleagues will encourage more Romanian families in that country to adopt Romanian orphans.

Posted in News on 07/25/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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A male social worker on a home visit. A ‘rare breed’?

Posted in News on 07/25/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Front-line social workers and investigators in the Holyoke office of the Massachusetts Department of Children & Families, members of Local 509 of the Service Employees International Union, raise their voices on Main St. in May as they continue their efforts to raise awareness of the high number of caseloads and the negative effects on workers and client families.

Posted in News on 07/25/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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The state’s move to hire more social workers in the wake of two child homicides this year is only a stopgap measure, DCF chief Dave Yacovone (above) said Thursday

Posted in News on 07/25/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Israeli soldiers patrol Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip.

Posted in News on 07/25/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social work academics were upset by Wood’s recent comment in Society Guardian that academics are churning out “crap” social workers.

Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Imani Henry launched the an anti-gentrification selfie campaign in hopes of putting a face to those affected by gentrification.

Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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The Cato Institute has been trying since 1983 to undermine support for Social Security by creating doubts among the young that it will be there for them when they retire.

Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

w-poordoor-072314Jewish Daily Forward | Y Weiss

Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

BeM1f.AuSt.156NewsObserver | MLewis

Rep. Dean Arp, a Republican from Monroe and a primary sponsor of the House bill that became law last session. About 1,818 people in Wake County receive Work First benefits, and though not all would have to undergo drug testing – the law requires testing only if social workers suspect drug use. Apparently drug testing of state legislators who receive public funds is not being proposed.

Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

aliceBelfast Telegraph

A student at South West College in Dungannon, Alice (above) hoped to become a social worker and work with children. Alice had taken a tablet she thought was Ecstasy but which actually contained cathinones and 4,4-dimethylaminorex, a stimulant linked to 20 deaths across Northern Ireland in the last year.

Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Professor Brigid Featherstone – Central Academic Staff, Professor, Social Work Faculty of Health & Social Care Research

Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

tahanan-sta-lucia-4The Philippine Star | G Pintolo

The girls of Tahanan Sta. Luisa with social worker Anna Aban.

Posted in News on 07/24/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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SINGAPORE: The social service sector must be elevated to be equally important as national defence and healthcare, said Social and Family Development Minister Chan Chun Sing (above), at a conference organised by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).

Posted in News on 07/23/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Melvin Hooks found the body of his daughter, 10-week-old Grace Lynne Hooks, at the Weymouth homeless shelter where they were staying. He said he was aware of safe-sleep guidelines and followed them.

Posted in News on 07/23/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

uwslogoGuardian | UWS

Research by Ruth Neil, lecturer in social work at the University of the West of Scotland

Posted in News on 07/23/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Millvale-GardensPittsburgh Post-Gazette | D Sapp

Holly Giovengo, 21, a rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in French and sociology, is spending eight weeks working this summer in the Millvale Garden as a Browne Leadership Fellow, a program operated through Pitt’s School of Social Work.

Posted in News on 07/23/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

wiltshirecSalisbury Journal | Wiltshire Council

People “may suffer harm” if steps are not taken to improve the council’s ability to recruit. In the short term the only answer is to pay up to 15 per cent more to attract experienced staff and managers.

Posted in News on 07/23/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

nyto-dana-tmagArticleNY Times | BA Kenneally

Posted in News on 07/23/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

onesia_Prostitution_Shutdown_Photo_Essay-0ee3e-4842Washington Post | D Alangkara/AP

A sex worker checks her smartphone as she and others wait for customers in a brothel at Dolly prostitution complex in Surabaya, Indonesia.

Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Four current and former workers at Riverview Psychiatric Center say serious staffing problems continue at the 92-bed state mental health hospital, which last September lost federal certification and $20 million in funding.

Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Delegates listen to speeches at the Girl Summit in Walworth academy, south London.

Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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On Sunday, the New York Post reported that the 40 Riverside Boulevard development, poor doors and all, was approved by the city’s Department of Housing, Preservation and Development.

Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Social mobility has never been easy.

Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1

Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

2330485012Edinburgh Evening News | G Macvean

Birth certificates, offending records and social work case notes were abandoned at council-run Wellington Special School in Penicuik (above) after the campus was shut down last month amid dwindling rolls.

Posted in News on 07/22/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

opdirectthe times-tribune | JD Stevens

William Poray, outpatient program coordinator at Marworth Treatment Center in Waverly Twp. He has been working in the field for more than 25 years after earning a master’s degree in social work.

Posted in News on 07/21/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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After he left the Fleet Air Arm he did a social work degree at Plymouth University, and went on to be a social worker in the city.

Posted in News on 07/21/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/21/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

163094Guardian | University of Sussex

Dr. Lel Meleyal is lecturer in social work and social care at the University of Sussex. Her paper Defensive behaviour in public and private domains: The impact of regulation on English social workers will be delivered at JSWEC, Royal Holloway, University of London on 24th July 2014

Posted in News on 07/21/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

2014_28surveillanceNew Statesman | H Bayer/Private Collection/Christie’s Images/Bridgeman Images

All-seeing: new legislation could entrench and extend the ablility of the state to monitor us.

Posted in News on 07/21/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

CHILDREN RESCUED FROM INSTITUTION IN ZAMORAThe Conversation | EPA

Mattresses thrown over a playground at the Gran Familia children’s home, Zamora.

Posted in News on 07/20/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Siobhan Lyons has been executive director of the Irish Immigration Center for five years.

Posted in News on 07/20/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/20/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

dzys3p8m-1405675825The Conversation | Iamnotunique/CC BY-NC-SA

Posted in News on 07/20/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

192217_630x354ABC | Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office

Four years later. Faces of Meth

Posted in News on 07/20/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/20/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

18wt08rayWiltshire Times

Dr. Ray Jones claims the story created by the Press and politicians has done enormous damage.

Posted in News on 07/20/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

imgID8124735Northern Echo

Councillor Tony Hall has heralded the transformation of children’s social care in North Yorkshire

Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

koch_0Mother Jones | J Rodriguez/Flickr

The pair had received a $150,000 commitment from the Independent Television Service (ITVS), a Corporation for Public Broadcasting-funded organization that bankrolls projects aired on PBS. They would later learn that their film, Citizen Koch, which explores the post-Citizen United political landscape and the rise of the tea party, had touched a nerve among public television officials worried about angering a generous benefactor, David Koch, who served on the boards of Boston’s WGBH and New York City’s WNET.

Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Shawn Jack suffered serious head injuries after being beaten in North Sydney.

Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Life is dangerous for Africa’s gays and lesbians, despite a resolution from the African Commission for Human Rights.

Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Susan St. Amour panhandles on a median in Portland, Maine. The city tried to ban loitering on medians last year, but a judge found the law unconstitutional.

Posted in News on 07/19/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines – Abu Sayyaf gunmen abducted four government social workers Thursday afternoon in the hinterland of Talipao, Sulu, police said.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

First shift at Master Lock in MilwaukeeWorld Socialist

First shift at Master Lock in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is one amongst many cities in America’s so-called Rust Belt, including Cleveland, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Detroit, Michigan and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which have been ravaged by decades of deindustrialization. This has contributed to a dramatic rise in income and wealth inequality, unemployment, poverty, and food insecurity.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

hunger-america-mcmillan-toensing_81735_990x742National Geographic | N Toensing

A woman in Osage, Iowa, cans homegrown vegetables to supplement what her family, classified as “food insecure,” receives from the local food bank. Millions of working Americans are food insecure.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Lucas, 13, polishes shoes on a street in La Paz, Bolivia. While most of the rest of the world is trying to diminish child labor, Bolivia is on the verge of becoming the first nation legalize it from age 10. Congress has approved the proposal and all that?s now required is President Evo Morales? signature.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

Flüchtilingsunterkunft in MünchenSpiegel | DPA

The German government is expecting around 175,000 people to file applications for asylum this year, the highest number in two decades. Regional politicians are acting surprised, but there have been signs of this development for years now.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

file-pics-the-health-service-executive-has-announced-cuts-of-19-390x285thejournal.ie | E Farrell/Photocall Ireland

The social work teams were commended for their handling of the case.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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The SSSC Challenge opens at 7am on Friday 18 July 2014 and will be open for approximately three weeks. It is an opportunity to contribute ideas about how the social work degree can best deliver social workers who are fit for practice in the 21st century.

Posted in News on 07/18/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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More than 80 new Child, Youth and Family social workers are to be recruited, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says. The move comes after a review found CYF staff lacked the time or resources to manage their caseloads properly.

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

bee-hivesVancouver Sun | D Toulgoet

Sarah Common (right), a social worker in the Downtown Eastside since 2006, first installed a beehive in the garden next to the supervised drug injection site on East Hastings Street in 2011. She quickly saw sweet results. – See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/news/main-street-community-garden-breaks-out-in-hives-1.1206083#sthash.oFfaUDCW.dpuf

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dr. Susan Grettenberger received her Bachelors from Albion College in Psychology and Education. She has since received a Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Chicago and Ph.D. in Social Work from Michigan State University. She Director of the Central Michigan University Social Work program.

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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“One lesson for us as social workers is to be wary of accepting how we are presented in the media. One of the concerns around the Baby P tabloid story was that social workers came to believe that this was the right story and what actually happened. Social workers need to be more sceptical in terms of how they read about their colleagues and the judgements they then make.”

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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swscotlandThe Scotsman | Social Work Scotland

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Eureka, CA: This is what America looks like outside the cities of the coast and sunbelt.

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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The main ongoing investigations and inquiries into historical abuse allegations in institutions around the UK.

Posted in News on 07/17/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Prof Peter Voswinckel, who is trying to find out more about Charlotte Meyer, who fled Nazi Germany.

Posted in News on 07/16/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Merchants Corner, while significant in its own right, will also be part of an emerging “North End Community Campus,” which includes the University of Manitoba’s Inner City Social Work Program, the outstanding Aboriginal adult education program, Urban Circle Training Centre, which works in collaboration with Red River College, and the recently constructed Makoonsag Intergenerational Childcare Centre, which offers first preference to children whose parents are attending one of these educational institutions.

Posted in News on 07/16/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Prof. Marjorie Ziefert

Posted in News on 07/16/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Dezirae Sheldon

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Jane East. After a decade working with young homeless people and as a family and childcare social worker, Jane moved into international aid work, holding senior roles with Amnesty International and Christian Aid, working in Africa for a time.

Posted in News on 07/16/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Justice Sir Mark Hedley pictured speaking to ITV’s Exposure.

Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

nn_14jail_LEDE_FOR_COVERdallasnews | CR Arbogast/AP

A veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder sits in a holding pen at the Cook County Jail after he was arrested on a drug charge in Chicago. The number of those with serious mental illnesses surpasses 20 percent in some jails.

Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

rikersmmNY Times | R Perry

Andre Lane

Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

BUTLER-SLOSSThe Conversation | J Stillwell/PA

Wrong pick: Elizabeth Butler-Sloss presiding in court.

Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

An asylum seeker from Uganda covers his face with a paper bag in order to protect his identity as he marches with the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force during the Gay Pride Parade in BostonHuman Rights Watch | Reuters

An asylum seeker from Uganda marches with the LGBT Asylum Support Task Force during the Gay Pride Parade in Boston, Massachusetts on June 8, 2013.

Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP

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Theresa May: “I think she would have done an excellent job”

Posted in News on 07/15/2014 | Link to this post on IFP