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Youth Offenders

In 10 States, Children Can Be Punished With Indefinite Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ten states allow children in juvenile detention centers to be punished with solitary confinement indefinitely, according to a new repor...

Inmate Convicted As Teen Resentenced Under New Law

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A youth offender who was serving life without parole has been resentenced under a California law that allows those tried as minors to request a resent...

WATCH: Juvie Kids Stay Out Of Trouble By Training Dogs!

HooplaHa | Posted 10.05.2013 | Good News

Everyone knows that dogs are man's best friend. But they can also be wonderful teachers. The West Michigan Humane Society has created the B.A.R.C. Pr...

Supreme Court Provides Additional Safeguards for Largely Poor and Black Youthful Offenders

Joy Moses | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
Joy Moses

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court took a new step in protecting juvenile offenders. In Miller v. Alabama it ruled that states could not mandate life without the possibility of parole sentences for youth involved in homicide cases.

Is It Just Another Tuesday?

Sonja Sohn | Posted 05.20.2012 | Crime
Sonja Sohn

Today the Supreme Court hears the cases of two young men who were sentenced to die in prison as 14-year-old children. The Court should find that young people sentenced to life without parole as children cannot be deemed beyond hope of rehabilitation. Kids can, and do, change.

Good News For State's Juvenile Offenders

| Posted 04.11.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Michael Montgomery County governments have invested nearly a half-billion dollars over...