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10:13am

Thu July 17, 2014
Cops & Courts

Cannabis News Roundup: 07.17.14

M.W. Benutzer

Free pot for petition signers…  US House says banks should be able to work with dispensaries… Events canceled... Gambling and cannabis don’t mix in Nevada… and more

LEGALIZATION

San Jose advocates giving away grass to petition signers // SF Weekly      Give-away is an attempt to qualify a referendum on the ballot that would overturn strict zoning regulations for dispensaries.

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9:23am

Thu July 17, 2014
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Youth Radio reports on children and mental illness

Youth Radio

For children in California, the Office of Health Planning reports that mental diseases and disorders are the largest cause of hospitalization for kids.  Last week, New America Media held a community forum for advocates, clinicians, health-care providers, youth and media in San Francisco to address youth depression -- and how storytelling can help with feelings of isolation.

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9:22am

Thu July 17, 2014
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Kids of incarcerated parents speak out

Family visits at the Alameda County Jail
Daniel Arauz via Flickr

More than 2 million children across the country have at least one parent behind bars. Sixteen-year-old Kmani Baxter is one of them.

“It didn’t dawn on me that it had been 13 years since I seen him,” says Baxter. “I ain’t hug my dad since I was three or four. I haven’t touched my dad since I was four years old.”

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7:00pm

Wed July 16, 2014
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Interview with Nell Bernstein about the problems with juvenile prison

Nell Bernstein is the coordinator of the San Francisco Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership and  the author of Burning Down the House: The end of Juvenile Prison. 

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2:45pm

Mon July 14, 2014
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The Spot 7.10.14 Jailhouse Lawyers + Stiletto Heels

Hector Oropeza
Nancy Mullane

Life of the Law: “Jailhouse Lawyers” 

 

In California, there are hundreds if not thousands of people practicing criminal law though they’ve never passed a bar exam. They’re inmates who pursue the equivalent of a lawyer’s education and who work as lawyers from within prison walls.

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