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Why did California reject new limits on solitary confinement for juveniles?

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.02.2012 | Los Angeles
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsAt the first-ever congressional hearing on the subject of solitary confinement, Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois recently obser...

Youth rehabilitation centers in Florida under scrutiny

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.21.2012 | Miami
The Center for Public Integrity

By Susan FerrissiWatch NewsA group of Florida public defenders is asking a state court to remove and stop sending troubled juveniles to a privately ru...

The Urgent Need to Change the CDC's Definition of 'Safe' Blood Lead Levels

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 03.13.2012 | Parents
Jacqueline Caster

Recently, a federal advisory committee announced its recommendation that the CDC change its outdated threshold for the diagnosis of "lead poisoning" in children. The standard has not been revisited in two decades, and it's about time.

Radley Balko

School Police Have Uncertain Impact On Student Arrests, Crime Prevention | Radley Balko | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

A headline-generating study, published in the journal Pediatrics this week, suggests that approximately one in three Americans is arrested before age ...

Yoga Helps Mexican Inmates Find Peace, Curbs Violence

Posted 11.18.2011 | Impact

At one Mexico City juvenile detention center, inmates are finding inner peace through an unlikely practice in a jail cell: yoga. Prison wardens re...

School On The Inside: Teaching Locked Up Kids

David Chura | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
David Chura

As they confront their chaotic lives, kids in jail share the same goals as their peers in the world outside: get a high school diploma, secure a decent job, go to college, make something of themselves.

Wayne Treacy, Teen Charged With Attempted Murder, Sues For Education In Jail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Florida teenager Wayne Treacy is suing the Broward County school board and sheriff's department for denying him adequate education while he is in jail...

Los Angeles' Juvenile Justice Fiasco

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Caster

We can go a long way toward helping California's budget crisis simply by reforming Los Angeles County's antiquated juvenile justice system. Californ...

Kids in Detention: 4; State Employees to Guard Them: 129

Elizabeth Dwoskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Elizabeth Dwoskin

Why do four troubled kids need so many state employees to watch over them? Naturally, it's a union issue.

Captured by the Clueless

James Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Bell

Incarcerating youth -- the majority of whom are locked up for nonviolent offenses -- is expensive, unproductive and harmful.

Juvenile Justice and Race: An Uphill Climb to the Bottom

James Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
James Bell

Has it become an accepted fact of life in the United States that the machinery of justice applies almost solely to people of color?

Reforming Juvenile Injustice

Carol Chodroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Chodroff

Our nation's juvenile justice policies are replete with contradictions between practices proven to prevent crime, and punitive laws politicians promote to get elected.