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Sexual Violence: Current Issues Among Adolescents & Juveniles in Detention

Panelists: Linda MacFarland, MSW, LCSW., Deputy Executive Director, Just Detention International
Sari Lorge, Rape Prevention Education Coordinator, Peace Over Violence

February 7, 2012

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The Drugging of Our Children: Kid’s Excessive Medication

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7-25-2013






By Dr. Mercola

Documentary: The Drugging of Our Children

Millions of US children are taking powerful mind-altering drugs, often before they’re even old enough to...

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Psychiatric News Alert: Child Maltreatment Can Have Surprising Consequences, Studies Find

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Child Maltreatment Can Have Surprising Consequences, Studies Find: Child maltreatment can have som... http://t.co/utcXdjKUO0 #psychiatry
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12-year-old French girl caught writing bad checks for candy

12-year-old French girl caught writing bad checks for candy | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A 12-year-old girl in the southern French city of Bordeaux has been caught by police after using stolen cheques to buy 2,600 euros ($3,440) worth of candies and pastries.
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Justice for juveniles - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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Justice for juveniles
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The judge formally notified state officials Wednesday of the county's interest in joining the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, a program created in 1992 by the Annie E.
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Advocates push to raise minimum age to try as adults in court - Amsterdam News

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Advocates push to raise minimum age to try as adults in court Amsterdam News “Our nation's cradle-to-prison pipeline—a toxic cocktail of poverty, illiteracy, racial disparities, violence and massive incarceration—is sentencing millions of children...
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Smoking While Pregnant May Fuel Behavior Problems in Kids - Medscape

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Smoking While Pregnant May Fuel Behavior Problems in Kids
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Smoking during pregnancy is an independent prenatal risk factor for conduct problems in children, according to results of a new study.
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Oklahoma Innocence Project Wants Convicted Killer Exonerated - news9.com KWTV

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Oklahoma Innocence Project Wants Convicted Killer Exonerated
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Those with the Innocence Project filed an application on Wednesday for post-conviction relief on behalf of Karl Fontenot.
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State should stop mixing juvenile, adult offenders – The Herald ...

State should stop mixing juvenile, adult offenders – The Herald ... | up2-21 | Scoop.it
That does not strike us as a good situation, and a judge who has overseen a lawsuit attacking conditions at two state juvenile detention facilities agrees. Mercer Circuit Judge Omar Aboulhosn, during a hearing into safety at ...
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Appalling Israeli Gulag Prison Conditions | Global Research

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Israel's gulag is one of the world's worst. On July 9, 16 human rights organizations headlined ”RE: European Parliament Fact-Finding Mission on Palestinian Political Prisoners.” They include: Addameer Prisoners' Support and ...
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For-Profit Prison Company Tells Investors: Economy Recovery Will Put More People In Prison

For-Profit Prison Company Tells Investors: Economy Recovery Will Put More People In Prison | up2-21 | Scoop.it

"A private company just noted the opportunity to profit from imprisoning more human beings than ever before."

 


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NY teen who set fire that killed dad, 2 brothers is sentenced to 15 to life in prison

NY teen who set fire that killed dad, 2 brothers is sentenced to 15 to life in prison | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A teenage boy convicted of setting a fire that killed his adoptive father and two brothers inside their western New York home was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years to life in prison. ...
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I am saddened by this verdict. Another teen loses by being sent to prison for 15 years to life. This child's mother has even stood by him since his arrest. This kid needs help, not a long-term prison sentence. 

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For Private Prison Industry, Taking A Hard Line On Undocumented Immigration Is Lucrative

Recent allegations claim the federal and state governments sought to increase the number of detainees for the sake of bolstering the industry., Corrections Corporation of America, detainees, Human Rights, Immigration, private prison industry, private...
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Children Can Never be Safe in Adult Prisons

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Children Can Never be Safe in Adult Prisons. New York Times, Editorial, April 8, 2012. Excerpt: An estimated 10,000 youths under 18 can be found in adult jails or prisons on any given day, according to federal statistics.
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The Number of People in Private Prisons Has Grown By 1,664% in the Last 19 Years

The Number of People in Private Prisons Has Grown By 1,664% in the Last 19 Years | up2-21 | Scoop.it
America's prison system is in need of serious overhaul. Nearly 130,000 people are incarcerated by for-profit companies, and in 2010, the two largest private prisons earned $3 billion in revenues.

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Mom stands by son, 16, charged with murdering her 11-year-old, Terry Dewayne ... - New York Daily News

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Mom stands by son, 16, charged with murdering her 11-year-old, Terry Dewayne ...
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Skylor Atilano, Terry Jr.'s stepbrother, appeared in court last week and was charged with his murder.
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How Locking Up Adolescents Contributes to Crime | Chicago Appleseed Fund For Justice

New post on the work blog about economic research into juvenile detention: http://t.co/roYiWRQl2j
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Sane News : Two Thirds of Juvenile Prisoners Are Mentally Ill

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Sane is the go-to online source for educational and social support for people living with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.
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Prosecutors have 30 days to appeal Jordan Brown case to Pennsylvania ... - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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Prosecutors have 30 days to appeal Jordan Brown case to Pennsylvania ...
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Citing unsupported evidence, the Superior Court overturned that verdict in May this year, remanding the case back to Lawrence County juvenile court.
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Good news!!! Juvenile Crime is at a 40 year low in California.

Good news!!! Juvenile Crime is at a 40 year low in California. | up2-21 | Scoop.it
While public attention has focused in recent years on startling changes in California's prison system, the transformation of the youth correctional system has been even more dramatic. California, which just a few years ago had ...
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Kids kept in isolation in Iowa Juvenile Home were denied education, advocates ... - Omaha World-Herald

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Kids kept in isolation in Iowa Juvenile Home were denied education, advocates ...
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TJJD Weighs Closing Mental Health Unit, Halfway Houses

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City leaders in Corsicana are worried about what the likely closure of a 124-year-old youth detention facility that houses mentally ill juvenile offenders will mean for the town's economic future.
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