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Don’t revictimize sexually abused children

Don’t revictimize sexually abused children | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Be supportive when they reveal abuse, say Madeline McClure and April Wilson.

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Foster parents sue after they discover adopted son’s past

Foster parents sue after they discover adopted son’s past | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Foster parents who adopted a 12-year-old boy in 2013 and later found out he had molested their other children, are suing the Department of Social and Health Services.
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Ministers urged to investigate rate of prison suicides

Ministers urged to investigate rate of prison suicides | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Shadow justice secretary Sadiq Khan says prisons have become dens of violence and number of deaths is a national disgrace

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New York bans gun ownership for 34,500 citizens without due process - Hot Air

New York bans gun ownership for 34,500 citizens without due process - Hot Air | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The least free state in the nation

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NY bans gun ownership for 34,500 citizens without due process - http://hotair.com/archives/2014/10/20/new-york-bans-gun-ownership-for-34500-citizens-without-due-process/  What did you expect from a communist state?  Long Live the 2nd Amendment & OUR Bill of Rights! 

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Juvenile sex offenders in school with your kids

Juvenile sex offenders in school with your kids | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Just because they're sex offenders doesn't mean they're not allowed to go to school.
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Self-esteem tied to aggression in male teens

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A new Yale study may help psychologists deal with aggression among high-risk male youths.
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Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail

Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Justice secretary defies appeal court ruling and permits staff in ‘secure college’ to forcibly restrain teenage inmates

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Alabama Jailers Let Prisoners Die From Easily Treatable Illnesses to Save Money

Alabama Jailers Let Prisoners Die From Easily Treatable Illnesses to Save Money | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A 19-year-old died in jail as the result of a gangrenous wound in his foot.
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19-year-old dies naked on cell floor of gangrene; lawsuits target deaths in Madison County jail

19-year-old dies naked on cell floor of gangrene; lawsuits target deaths in Madison County jail | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Series of lawsuits targets inmate deaths at Madison County jail last year, including a 19-year-old shoplifter dead of gangrene, a 30-year-old dead of bowel obstruction and a 61-year-old dead from a broken leg.

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Saving Damon from his identified molester

Saving Damon from his identified molester | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Protection and Justice for Damon

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Sesame Street Made A Clip For Kids Who Have A Parent In Prison. It’ll Break Your Heart.

Sesame Street Made A Clip For Kids Who Have A Parent In Prison. It’ll Break Your Heart. | up2-21 | Scoop.it
I know it’s animation, and I know it’s about a hard subject. Still, it breaks my heart.

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Frankly Speaking: Pre-teens don't belong in jail

A corrections officer led me down a long, featureless hallway at the jail. Our footsteps echoed off its hard surfaces as she scowled at me. She didn't
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Kinsey Youth Center seen uptick in mentally ill kids

When Erik May started working as the referee for Howard County Circuit Court’s juvenile court eight years ago, he said it was rare to see children younger than 15 run up against the criminal justice system.
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Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children

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When state officials removed several disabled foster children from an Anne Arundel County group home in early July — after a 10-year-old boy died there — they placed most of the children with Second Family, a Prince George's County nonprofit that is Maryland's largest contractor for such care.
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Privatized probation becomes a spiral of added fees and jail time

Privatized probation becomes a spiral of added fees and jail time | up2-21 | Scoop.it
But the pill-monkey remained on his back. Barrett, 53, battled it for years, supplementing with alcohol. After a 2007 car crash—sober and no drugs, blood tests would show—in which he

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Schools Struggle to Dial Back Juvenile Arrests

Schools Struggle to Dial Back Juvenile Arrests | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A generation ago, schoolchildren caught fighting in the corridors, sassing a teacher or skipping class might have ended up in detention. Today, there’s a good chance they will end up in police custody, says the Wall Street Journal. Over the past 20 years, prompted by changing police tactics...
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Study: IQ, exposure to violence could predict which kids will kill - Newsday

Study: IQ, exposure to violence could predict which kids will kill - Newsday | up2-21 | Scoop.it
DALLAS -- These days, experts more or less understand what puts kids at risk for
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Prison bankers cash in on captive customers

Prison bankers cash in on captive customers | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Private company profits by helping prisons squeeze inmates' families for cash.

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Freeing Youths From Solitary Isn’t Enough

Freeing Youths From Solitary Isn’t Enough | up2-21 | Scoop.it
It came as a surprise to many that the New York City Department of Correction announced an end to the practice of using solitary confinement on 16- and 17-year-olds jailed at Rikers Island, the country’s second largest jail complex.

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Solitary confinement is cruel and all too usual. Why is it only getting worse?

Solitary confinement is cruel and all too usual. Why is it only getting worse? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Tessa Murphy: Depriving prisoners of space, light and human contact isn’t rehabilitation – it’s a gross violation of human rights

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American Prisons are not a Revolving Door: Most Released Offenders Never Return

American Prisons are not a Revolving Door: Most Released Offenders Never Return | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The dominant narrative around recidivism in America is that most released offenders go on to reoffend and return to prison. In new research, William Rhodes argues that this impression is wrong and ...

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Damon's List

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Damon's List is an International List of Family Court Officials who take children away from loving, protective parents and coerce them to live with abusive parents.

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Study: Prisons Are Crueler in States With Large Black Communities

Study: Prisons Are Crueler in States With Large Black Communities | up2-21 | Scoop.it

According to new research, the size of a state's black population—not the crime rate—is the strongest indicator of harsher punitive practices


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Child criminals are still children: Editorial

Child criminals are still children: Editorial | up2-21 | Scoop.it
While the young brain can be capable of monstrous violence, it's a more flexible creature.
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