Thousands Of Juvenile Lifers Sentenced To Die In Prison In the US

By Victoria Law, Truthout.org -

Tuesday, October 23, might have been a routine day in prison for Avis Lee. “I got up at 5 am, took a shower, drank decaf coffee, prayed, ate breakfast and went to work at 8 am,” she recalled. [...]

Video Shows L.A. Probation Officers Brutally Beating Teenager

By Carimah Townes, www.thinkprogress.org -

By Carimah Townes for Think Progress - As Los Angeles County reforms the largest juvenile justice system in the country, a new, damning video shows that the culture of abuse within that system [...]

Vigil Held Outside Juvenile Detention Center Where Teen Died

By Anna-Lysa Gayle, www.wlky.com -

By Anna-Lysa Gayle for WLKY - HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. —Mourners gathered in Hardin County Sunday night to remember a teenager who died shortly after arriving at a juvenile detention facility. Dozens [...]

Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles

By Brendan O'Connor, www.gawker.com -

By Brendan O'Connor for Gawker - Writing in the Washington Post, President Obama has announced a ban on the use of solitary confinement for juveniles and as a punishment for low-level [...]

Report: Ohio’s Youth Prison Reform Is National Model

By Staff, www.nbc4i.com -

By Staff of NBC4i - A quarter-century after Ohio’s juvenile prison system was on the brink of crisis, it has become a model for others, according to a report released Monday. The state [...]

Young Justice: Inside The Red Hook Youth Court

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By Natalie Rinn for Brooklyn Magazine - Red Hook Youth Court is one of five operating Youth Courts in the city; other locations are in Queens, Staten Island, Harlem, Brownsville, and Newark. [...]

Culture Shock: The Problem Of Juvenile Justice

By Jessica Pishko, www.lareviewofbooks.org -

WHEN the Center for Investigative Reporting recently visited the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall — widely considered one of the best juvenile detention centers in the country — they found [...]