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A Boy Among Men by Maurice Chammah What happens when you throw a teenager into an adult prison? Guess. by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project Three years ago, the young man who would later be known as John Doe 1 shuffled into the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, Michigan. ...
Brief • March 27, 2017
Filed under: Control Units, Juveniles
Doe v. Hommrich, Preliminary Injunction Order, Juvenile Solitary Confinement, 2017 IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE NASHVILLE DIVISION JOHN DOE, a minor, by and through his Mother and next friend, SHARIEKA FRAZIER v. BONNIE HOMMRICH, et al. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ...
EPI - Mass Incarceration and Children's Outcomes, 2016 Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes Criminal justice policy is education policy Report • By Leila Morsy and Richard Rothstein • December 15, 2016 Summary: Parental incarceration leads to an array of cognitive and noncognitive outcomes known to affect children’s performance in school. ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Filed under: Parole, Juveniles
California Supreme Court Refuses to Rule on Constitutionality of Miller Fix, Giving Juveniles Sentenced to Life Parole after 25 Years by On May 26, 2016, the California Supreme Court issued a ruling which passed on a chance to rule on the constitutionality of the state legislature's response to the United ...
Article • March 14, 2017
Filed under: Juveniles
California Juvenile's Record May Be Sealed and Still Prohibit Gun Ownership Until 30 by On January 19, 2016, Division Three of the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, affirmed in part and reversed in part a trial court's decision not to seal a juvenile's record on the basis that ...
Youths Still Dying in Florida Juvenile Detention Centers from Abuse, Neglect by David Reutter Detention centers operated by the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) have become infamous over the years for incidents of abuse and neglect inflicted on youths held by the agency. The DJJ operates 21 detention centers ...
Publication • March 10, 2017
Amicus brief filed in Flores v United States 2017 Case: 17-55208, 03/10/2017, ID: 10352719, DktEntry: 17, Page 1 of 32 No. 17-55208 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT JENNY LISETTE FLORES, et al., Plaintiffs-Appellees-Appellees, v. JEFFERSON B. SESSIONS III, ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES, ...
Beyond the Bars of Hopelessness: How We Can Revive Parole by By Jean Trounstine, Truthout A newly released Sentencing Project report, "Delaying a Second Chance: The Declining Prospects for Parole on Life Sentences", lays it on the line: Incarcerated people who have been sentenced to "life" but are eligible for parole are serving ...
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 ...
Washington: Teen’s Death in Tribal Jail Sparks Lawsuit, Contract Scrutiny by On January 9, 2017, Seattle attorneys Edwin Budge and Erik Heipt said they plan to file a federal lawsuit on behalf of the family of a teenager who died after warning jailers he had a heart condition and had ...
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 ...
Legacy of Mass Incarceration: Parental Incarceration Impacts One in Fourteen Children by Christopher Zoukis A recent study by the research firm Child Trends revealed a stunning consequence of our nation’s policy and practice of mass incarceration: one out of every fourteen children in the U.S. has a parent who is ...
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 ...
Increased Access to Higher Education Programs for California Prisoners by Christopher Zoukis Some California prisoners, including those confined at the notorious Pelican Bay supermax, are enjoying access to higher education courses provided by the state’s community colleges. A 2014 law eliminated the requirement that all classes taught by community colleges ...
State University of New York “Bans the Box” on Student Applications by On September 14, 2016, the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York voted to “ban the box” from the school’s student application form. The move revised the university’s prior policy which required applicants to declare ...
Correctional Education as a Crime Control Program, Bazos and Hausman, 2004 Correctional Education as a Crime Control Program by Audrey Bazos and Jessica Hausman UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research Department of Policy Studies March, 2004 TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary 2 Introduction 3 Correctional Education 3 Incarceration ...
New Report Says ICE Inspection Problems Perpetuate Prisoner Abuse by Derek Gilna The National Immigrant Justice Center and the Detention Watch Network recently released a joint report sharply critical of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agency and its oversight methods, terming them "fundamentally unchanged and unreformed.  The ICE detention ...
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 ...
Corrections Officials Stealing Prisoners’ Identities a Growing Problem by Christopher Zoukis Corrections officials tend to have a single-track mindset: guards oversee prisoners in an attempt to maintain security and order. But what if the looking glass needs to be reversed and the jailers need to be overseen instead? With identity ...
Publication • November 30, 2016
When I Die, They'll Send Me Home - Youth Sentenced to LWOP in CA, HRW, 2008 United States When I Die, They’ll Send Me Home Youth Sentenced to Life without Parole in California H U M A N R I G H T S W A T C H January ...
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