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ICE Bans Crayons in Family Detention Center Visiting Area by Prisoners who cause property damage in correctional facilities often receive swift punishment. It was no different for the very young prisoners held in one of the United States’ most controversial detention centers. Housed with their immigrant mothers in the GEO ...
Negative Report Foreshadows End of G4S Juvenile Operations in UK by Derek Gilna Following a damning report, a private security company lost its contract to run a juvenile detention center in the United Kingdom, then later said it intends to sell off its UK-based juvenile operations. Until May 2016, the ...
Publication • February 1, 2017
Standards for the Prevention Detection Response and Monitoring of Sexual Abuse in Juvenile Facilities, NPREC, 2008 STANDARDS FOR THE PREVENTION, DETECTION, RESPONSE, AND MONITORING OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN JUVENILE FACILITIES STANDARDS FOR THE PREVENTION, DETECTION, RESPONSE, AND MONITORING OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN JUVENILE FACILITIES PREFACE Ours has been a daunting ...
Photo of Prisoner Beaten by Georgia Gang Members Posted Online by Prisons are designed to be closed institutions, cut off from the rest of the world. Contraband cell phones, however, are opening them up and exposing the reality of what happens behind the walls. When Demetria Harris saw a photo ...
Cuomo, New York Fail to "Raise the Age" As to Juveniles Tried As Adults by Christopher Zoukis Sixteen and seventeen-year-olds charged with crimes in New York courts will continue to be tried as adults, as Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature ended the 2015 lawmaking session without a law to ...
Article • October 27, 2016
Landmark Settlement in New York State Juvenile Solitary Confinement Suit by Matthew Clarke The New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) reached a landmark settlement in a case involving excessive solitary confinement of 16- and 17-year-old (juvenile) prisoners. The settlement, filed on October 17, 2014, ushers in wide ...
Texas Juveniles Endangered in Jail or in Prison by Matthew Clarke A recent study by the University of Texas at Austin's LBJ School of Public Policy showed that Texas juveniles who were being held in adult jails while awaiting trial as adults are often isolated with no access to education ...
Arizona Protects Juvenile Rehabs, Destroys Reports of Abuse and Neglect by   A recent newspaper investigation revealed that Arizona's would-be oversight of residential treatment centers (RTCs) for at-risk children is as duplicitous and unjust as the state's prisons and jails. A February report from The Arizona Republic found that the ...
Juvenile Sexual Assault Victims of Dr. William Ayres: The Forgotten Victims by Victoria Balfour In 1983, a troubled 14-year-old boy named Richard S. ran away from his group home in San Mateo, California. Richard – who never knew his father and whose mother died when he was a small child ...
Article • August 25, 2016
Los Angeles County Settles Minor's Attempted Suicide Claim for $161,000 by On May 14, 2012, the Counsel General of the County of Los Angeles, California recommended settlement of a lawsuit filed by a minor who was seriously injured jumping from the second level of a structure while in county custody. ...
Settlement in Suit Challenging Conditions in Illinois Juvenile Prisons by Matthew Clarke On September 12, 2012, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) helped youth incarcerated in secure Illinois Youth Centers operated by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) file a class-action federal lawsuit alleging that conditions in the IDJJ ...
State Pays $1 Million to Settle Sex Claims; Jury Finds Against Juvenile Prison Chaplain by Following an eleven-day trial, a Portland, Oregon jury awarded two men $1,400,000 on claims that they were sexually abused by a chaplain at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in the 1970s. Fourteen men brought suits ...
Federal Consent Decree Bans Isolation at Mississippi Youth Prison by Matthew Clarke In February 2012, the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) agreed to stop housing juveniles at a privately-run prison in Leake County, Mississippi and enact multiple reforms to protect both the juveniles and the adult prisoners who will remain ...
Partnering with Community Sexual Assault Response Teams - A Guide for Local Community Confinement and Juvenile Detention Facilities, Vera, 2015 CENTER ON SENTENCING AND CORRECTIONS Partnering with Community Sexual Assault Response Teams A Guide for Local Community Confinement and Juvenile Detention Facilities DECEMBER 2015 Allison Hastings Ram Subramanian Kristin Littel ...
Publication • August 11, 2016
Juvenile Justice Realignment - Limited Information Prevents a Meaningful Assessment of Realignment’s Effectiveness, California State Auditor, 2012 Juvenile Justice Realignment Limited Information Prevents a Meaningful Assessment of Realignment’s Effectiveness September 2012 Report 2011-129 Independent NONPARTISAN TRANSPARENT Accountability The first five copies of each California State Auditor report are free. Additional ...
Publication • August 11, 2016
Juvenile Justice Reform - Realigning Responsibilities, CA Little Hoover Commission, 2008 JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM: REALIGNING RESPONSIBILITIES LITTLE HOOVER COMMISSION July 2008 State of California LITTLE HOOVER COMMISSION July 14, 2008 The Honorable Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor of California The Honorable Don Perata President pro Tempore of the Senate and members of ...
After Sex Scandal, Delaware DOC Closes Ineffective Boot Camp by Joe Watson It took a prison guard’s compulsive sexual behavior to draw the critical eye of Delaware corrections officials to a boot camp program intended for troubled youth, and subsequently shut it down. The Sussex Boot Camp, which opened in ...
Florida Juvenile Justice Agency Calls Salary for CEO of Non Profit Contractor Excessive by The Secretary of Florida’s Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) is outraged that a nonprofit company that holds two dozen DJJ contracts pays its CEO more than $1.2 million annually. The DJJ wants more that money going ...
Michigan PLRA Requires Dismissal for Failure to Make Initial disclosure Statements; Prisons not a Public Service by A Michigan Court of Appeals held the state’s Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) requires dismissal of a lawsuit when a prisoner-plaintiff fails to “disclose the number of civil actions and appeals that the ...
Article • August 5, 2016
Florida Cancels Youth Prison Contract Due to Abusive Atmosphere by David Reutter The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) cancelled the contract for a residential youth program run by Youth Services International (YSI). DJJ defaulted on the contract for the Santa Rosa Substance Abuse Treatment Center because the facility’s staff ...
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