SUFFIELD, Conn. — When Nicholas Aponte recalls the night in 1995 that sent him to prison, he describes an immature 17-year-old who told himself he was tough but in reality lacked the nerve to say no to a cousin he admired for being a troublemaker.
Mass incarceration of American youth is actually making the country’s crime problem worse, according to a new study of Chicago youth incarceration. The study, conducted by Anna Aizer of Brown University and Joseph Doyle, Jr.
Actor-director Tim Robbins and guitarist Wayne Kramer were among a handful of local cultural leaders to voice their support on Friday for programs that bring the arts to prisons and other correctional facilities around the country.
In January 2012, California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a historic reform of the state juvenile justice system, the Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF), by giving counties full responsibility for managing their offender population.
Congrats to our young playwrites for producing phenomenal plays on saturday. They were perfect to say the least and we are so very proud of each and every one of you #nonprofit #inspirational #lifechanging
Our Youth Participated in a 2 week long playwriting program!!!
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Congrats to our young playwrites who did an outstanding job this past weekend on writing their own original plays. The plays were exceptional and always remember "What you have to say is important". CONGRATS #nonprofit #talented #inspirational
Officials are getting ready to open a $22 million facility designed to rehabilitate young people who are sentenced for criminal offenses. "This is a more hopeful place," said Patty Hill Thomas, assistant chief executive of...