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Juvenile Prisoners

Wrongful Convictions Then and Now: The Tragic Case of George Stinney, Jr.

Lorenzo Johnson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Crime
Lorenzo Johnson

In 1944, George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old African American, was charged with murdering two young white girls: Betty June Binnicker, 11 and Mary Emma Thames, seven. Their bodies were found stabbed to death in the lumber mill town of Alcolu.

Barbaric: 86-Year Sentence for Aafia Siddiqui

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

I can hardly express sufficiently my shock at the news that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has been sentenced to 86 years in prison.

Our Lost Children

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

America seems okay with condemning children, many who were victimized first, to die in prison with absolutely no chance of ever having a full, free life. I'm not okay with that.