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Illinois Supreme Court Gets it Right on Juvenile Life Sentences: Now, the Legislature Ought to Act

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 05.20.2014 | Chicago
Jeanne Bishop

The Illinois Supreme Court got it right today when it ruled that juveniles are eligible for new sentences.

'Scared Straight': A Good Idea

Stacey Honowitz | Posted 10.28.2012 | Crime
Stacey Honowitz

The courtroom has become the theater. Some kids are so used to being coddled that they never believe they could end up being "in custody." They think that getting a "good lawyer" will walk them out of the courtroom and out of responsibility.

Should Any Juvenile Serve Life In Prison?

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 08.19.2012 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sara Kruzan was 17 when she was sentenced to die in prison for killing and robbing a pimp in a Riverside motel. Now, at 32, Kruzan ha...

Community Justice, Not Criminal Justice

Kaile Shilling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Kaile Shilling

In rejecting the ban on juvenile life without parole sentences the California State Assembly missed an opportunity to bring our state into line with the rest of the Western world.

Sentencing Kids to "Life or Meth"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Don McNay

"People don't you understand, the child needs a helping hand." - Elvis Presley. I walked by a car in a parking lot that had a sticker on it that...