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Juvenile court unnecessary - Tbo.com

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Juvenile court unnecessary Tbo.com Hillsborough County State Attorney Mark Ober's office charges more juveniles as adults than anywhere else in the state — 234 times last year — a statistic that has caused child advocates to back the establishment...
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California: Second Chance for Youth Offenders - Human Rights Watch

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California: Second Chance for Youth Offenders
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California sentences many youth to adult prison terms, even when the person was under 18 at the time of the crime.
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Worries hang over parents as school starts - The Daily Star

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Worries hang over parents as school starts
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Her sister Huda, a mother of two with only one child enrolled in school, said she was worried by the failing economy, but angry about what she said was exploitation by school officials.
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Preschool Teacher Removed From Classroom After Allegedly Playing Tongue Touching Game - CBS Los Angeles

Preschool Teacher Removed From Classroom After Allegedly Playing Tongue Touching Game - CBS Los Angeles | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Parents at Broadoaks Children’s School of Whittier College learned last night about the removal of a teacher -- following allegations that he played a tongue touching game with a preschool student in February.
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Do children belong in adult prisons?

Do children belong in adult prisons? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Everyday in society, we separate those autonomous (independent, self thinking and responsible) beings from heteronomous (dependent on being told right from wrong/ those who act out of... (Do children belong in adult prisons?
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S.C. Teacher Bullied Student Mercilessly, Called Him "Gay Boy," Until Student Attempted Suicide

S.C. Teacher Bullied Student Mercilessly, Called Him "Gay Boy," Until Student Attempted Suicide | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Teacher's constant torment in the class room led led to student's suicide attempt
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Juvenile girls prison plan at odds with Constitution - Caymanian Compass

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Juvenile girls prison plan at odds with Constitution
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Cayman Islands prisons will not meet constitutional requirements that female juvenile prisoners be housed separately from adult female prisoners by November.
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12-year-old girl tried to save 5-year-old; foster brother charged - Omaha World-Herald

12-year-old girl tried to save 5-year-old; foster brother charged - Omaha World-Herald | up2-21 | Scoop.it
12-year-old girl tried to save 5-year-old; foster brother charged
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Metzker-Madsen attended Heartland School in Omaha, which provides services to those with behavioral disorders.
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GIVE WISER PRISON POLICIES A CHANCE - Chicago Sun-Times

GIVE WISER PRISON POLICIES A CHANCE Chicago Sun-Times On a promising note, Adult Redeploy Illinois, which helps communities treat offenders without sending them to prison, is one of the few state programs that actually got an increase in this...
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Stop Family Courts From Sending Children To Live With Their Abusers

Stop Family Courts From Sending Children To Live With Their Abusers | up2-21 | Scoop.it
It's sad, but our family courts are a mess.  Across the country, family and divorce court judges are making decisions that are not in the best interests of the children they are sworn to serve. Contested custody cases are often mishandled.

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Community members rally for teens convicted of murder

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BRISTOL-- It's been just over a week since three teens were convicted of murder in Elkhart County even though they didn't pull the trigger.
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Official Report: Child Drugging: Psychiatry Destroying Lives

Official Report: Child Drugging: Psychiatry Destroying Lives | up2-21 | Scoop.it
“20 million children worldwide are currently on psychiatric drugs. The side effects of these drugs often damage them for life—if they live. This report exposes the lies behind child drugging. Read the...
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Rice joins bid to ease teen sentences - The Island Now

Rice joins bid to ease teen sentences The Island Now The state does allow for the classifying of teenage defendants as youthful offenders, but defendants accused of certain felonies including some non-violent drug charges must be prosecuted as...
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L.A. sheriff: Pay for preschool, not prisons

L.A. sheriff: Pay for preschool, not prisons | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The man who runs the nation’s largest jail system came to Washington on Monday to promote what he considers a potent tool in crime-fighting: universal pre-school. Los Angeles County Sheriff Leroy... (L.A.
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Wisconsin Considers Keeping Non-Violent Teen Offenders In Juvenile Court - Wisconsin Public Radio News

Wisconsin Considers Keeping Non-Violent Teen Offenders In Juvenile Court - Wisconsin Public Radio News | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Considers Keeping Non-Violent Teen Offenders In Juvenile Court Wisconsin Public Radio News Kessler predicts this more moderate change will keep a lot of juvenile offenders out of adult prisons where they are likely to go on to become...
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A step in the right direction, but once again it shouldn't matter if the cxrime is violent or not, all juveniles should be treated consistently and the same. If your a juvenile, you should be treated as you are, which is a juvenile. No juvenile should ever go into the adult prison system. Juveniles can be treated in the juvenile system, and they will receive everything they need, to become productive cxitizens, something nthey nwill notn receive in the adult prison system.   

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Alternative to Boy Scouts unveiled in Nashville

Alternative to Boy Scouts unveiled in Nashville | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A Free Press For A Free People Since 1997
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School Is a Prison — And Damaging Our Kids

School Is a Prison — And Damaging Our Kids | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn't work.
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Kansas City's 'Virtual first pitch' kid gets the greatest gift of all -- a donor match

Kansas City's 'Virtual first pitch' kid gets the greatest gift of all -- a donor match | up2-21 | Scoop.it
KC's Nick LeGrande threw a history-making virtual pitch; now a bone marrow donor throws hope his way
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Inside Juvenile Detention | Meet Rodrick

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OP-ED: Juvenile Life Without Parole: The Confusion Remains

OP-ED: Juvenile Life Without Parole: The Confusion Remains | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Last June, on the day the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Miller v. Alabama, I spoke to a long-time advocate for the elimination of juvenile life without parole.
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Report: Jail exceeds standards for mentally ill inmates - Bloomington Pantagraph

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Report: Jail exceeds standards for mentally ill inmates Bloomington Pantagraph The efforts by Sheriff Mike Emery and county officials to address housing issues for inmates with behavioral disorders through consultation with the National Institute...
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My view: Mandatory sentences can defy logic

My view: Mandatory sentences can defy logic | up2-21 | Scoop.it
When U.S.Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Justice Department was going to change how it prosecuted nonviolent individuals who buy or sell illegal drugs, Holder said, "By reserving the...

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The prison system is poisonous, not just the facilities - The Independent

The prison system is poisonous, not just the facilities - The Independent | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Independent The prison system is poisonous, not just the facilities The Independent But while the plans seem sensible, what they do not do is provide any reassurance that the alternative – for inmates at Feltham or at the four adult prisons...
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Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison

New film documenting EJI's litigation campaign challenging life in prison without parole sentences for young teens. (RT @StayHuman2013: Adolescents suffer horrific abuses when sent to adult prisons. Did you know?
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30 Palestinian children still in Israeli jails - report - Al-Bawaba

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30 Palestinian children still in Israeli jails - report Al-Bawaba The Palestinian prisoner society said that the number of Palestinian children from Qalqiliya city who are detained in Israeli jails rose to 30 prisoners after the Israeli occupation...
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