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Why Won't the US Ratify the UN's Children's Rights Convention?

Joe Lauria | Posted 01.25.2015 | Politics
Joe Lauria

November 20 was the 25th anniversary of the adoption by the U.N. General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It may come as a shock to many Americans to learn that the three rogue nations in the world that have refused to ratify this no-brainer convention are Somalia, South Sudan and the United States.

No Tolerance for Zero Tolerance

Marsha Levick | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Marsha Levick

For too long, we have tolerated the imposition of severe consequences for simple mistakes -- at a cost we can no longer endure.

Graft Was the Least of Their Crimes: Review of Kids for Cash

Dan Persons | Posted 04.30.2014 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Kids for Cash neatly balances the specific details of this one scandal against the broader dilemma the nation has yet to fully confront.

'Kids For Cash' Juvenile Scandal Lands Million$ In Settlement

AP | Posted 10.18.2013 | Crime

SCRANTON, Pa. -- SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Three companies behind private juvenile detention and treatment facilities at the heart of a juvenile justice ...

Private Prison Inmates Charged Five Dollars Per Minute For Phone Calls

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

For inmates at one Georgia prison, a one minute phone call could cost them five times more than they earn for a day of work. The Correction Corpor...