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Prison initiative strengthens ties between inmate fathers, children - Altoona Mirror

Prison initiative strengthens ties between inmate fathers, children - Altoona Mirror | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Altoona MirrorPrison initiative strengthens ties between inmate fathers, childrenAltoona MirrorJeremy, an inmate at Blair County Prison who did not want his last name used, visits with his daughter recently in a special visitation area at the jail.
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COMMENTARY | Why children cannot - and should not - be tried as ...

COMMENTARY | Why children cannot - and should not - be tried as ... | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Children in conflict with the law (CICL) are still children. They are works in progress. Given this, how could society justify charging a young person, from the age of 12, as one would an adult, given the childâ ™s developmental immaturity?
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'Juvenile In Justice' Photo Exhibit Shows Jailed Children, Teens

'Juvenile In Justice' Photo Exhibit Shows Jailed Children, Teens | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The stark images are part of an exhibit, "Juvenile In Justice," that photographer Richard Ross hopes will bring changes in the way the nation deals with what he said are the roughly 70,000 youths held in detention or correctional facilities across...
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Police Brutality Caught on tape NOT FOR CHILDREN

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Sandy Refugees Complain of Prison-like Conditions at FEMA Tent Camps

http://www.infowars.com/sandy-refugees-complain-of-prison-like-conditions-at-fema-tent-camps/A blog with relevant information for the world.
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Lawsuit: Prison guards deleted beating video

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A N.C. inmate has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that corrections officers at an Anson County prison cracked his skull with a baton and then destroyed a surveillance video that showed the assault.
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Boys kept in "worst" prison unit - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Boys kept in "worst" prison unit - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The supermax unit of Port Phillip prison where seven minors have been kept, has been described in a governemnt report as the worst of all.
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Chicago Project Follows What Happens to Juveniles

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A Northwestern-led study has spent almost two decades tracking more than 1,800 youths who have gone through the juvenile justice system, mostly because of gang violence.
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Hooked On Ritalin: The New Drug Habit - KMPH Fox 26

Hooked On Ritalin: The New Drug Habit - KMPH Fox 26 | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Hooked On Ritalin: The New Drug HabitKMPH Fox 26Dr. Timothy Wilens, director for the center of addiction medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital says an estimated five to ten percent of young people are misusing or abusing ADHD medications.
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Teen accused in friend's murder to stay in juvenile court system ...

A state district judge ruled this morning that a Wylie teen accused in the brutal murder of a friend should be tried in juvenile court where he has a chance at being rehabilitated.
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Prison audits find disparity in services for female inmates - The Union Leader

Prison audits find disparity in services for female inmates - The Union Leader | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Prison audits find disparity in services for female inmatesThe Union LeaderCONCORD - Two performance audits of the Department of Corrections say some of the department's long-standing personnel policies may be keeping inmates in prison past their...
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9-year-old Pakistani girl handed over as ‘compensation’ in rape dispute

9-year-old Pakistani girl handed over as ‘compensation’ in rape dispute | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Police in Pakistan have arrested five men after a village council ordered a father to hand over his nine-year-old daughter as compensation in a rape case, officers said Friday.
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Ban solitary confinement of children in the USA

Ban solitary confinement of children in the USA | up2-21 | Scoop.it
In the USA they don't let teens under 18 vote. They can't buy cigarettes or beer. Yet there is no problem treating them like adults when they are sent to jail or prison for serious crimes. (In the USA...
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Parents use melatonin to get kids to sleep: Is it safe? - CBS News

Parents use melatonin to get kids to sleep: Is it safe? - CBS News | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Parents use melatonin to get kids to sleep: Is it safe?CBS NewsParents use melatonin to get kids to sleep: Is it safe? Play CBS News Video.
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Republic of Ireland abandoning religion faster than almost every other country in the world

Republic of Ireland abandoning religion faster than almost every other country in the world | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Irish commitment to the Catholic religion is fast draining away, according to a new poll which points to a dramatic plunge in those who regard themselves as religious.
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The Short List 11/9/12 | Juvenile In Justice

The Short List 11/9/12 | Juvenile In Justice | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Cecila Zalkind, executive director of the Advocates for Children of New Jersey, stated, “For years, New Jersey locked up thousands of juveniles, often for minor, nonviolent crimes, warehousing them in overcrowded, unsafe ...
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Stow teen gets life in prison , no chance of parole for Craigslist killings - Break News - Ohio

Stow teen gets life in prison , no chance of parole for Craigslist killings - Break News - Ohio | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Brogan Rafferty will spend the remainder of his life in prison with no chance of parole for his role in the Craigslist murder plot.
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North Vancouver school district discriminated against dyslexic boy, Supreme Court rules

North Vancouver school district discriminated against dyslexic boy, Supreme Court rules | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court of Canada says a British Columbia school board discriminated against a severely learning disabled boy by not doing enough to give him the help he needed.
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Amazing Footless Soccer Kid

Amazing Footless Soccer Kid | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Meet Gabriel Muniz, who although was born without feet, dreams of becoming a soccer star.
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Save the Kids, National Office | "A national movement to keep kids out of incarceration and away from violence."

Save the Kids, National Office | "A national movement to keep kids out of incarceration and away from violence." | up2-21 | Scoop.it
interested in ending the school to prison pipeline?
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FEMA Camp Dry Run? Sandy Victims To Be Housed In Abandoned Prison | Alternative

FEMA Camp Dry Run? Sandy Victims To Be Housed In Abandoned Prison | Alternative | up2-21 | Scoop.it
FEMA Camp Dry Run? Sandy Victims To Be Housed In Abandoned Prison http://t.co/nwnBRBJk via @BeforeItsNews HOLY CRAP!!!
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Uncovering secrets of how intellect and behavior emerge during childhood - Medical Xpress

Uncovering secrets of how intellect and behavior emerge during childhood - Medical Xpress | up2-21 | Scoop.it
BBC NewsUncovering secrets of how intellect and behavior emerge during childhoodMedical Xpress"A key finding is we were able to remove the mutation and restore SynGAP protein levels in adult mice with obvious cognitive and behavioral problems, but...
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Boy, 11, Fights Off Pitbulls To Save 5-Year-Old Sister’s Life

Boy, 11, Fights Off Pitbulls To Save 5-Year-Old Sister’s Life | up2-21 | Scoop.it
When two pitbulls rushed through the hole of a chain linked fence and attacked an 11-year-old boy and his 5-year-old sister in Dublin, Ga., big brother took charge.
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Alternative Schools Should Not be like Prison

Alternative Schools Should Not be like Prison | up2-21 | Scoop.it
People don’t smoke in school anymore – at least they aren’t supposed to. My office is near an open campus high school, and I see a kid sneaking a cigarette from time to time. Nobody chews tobacco either, or (presumably) has a knife in their pocket.
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Why Didn't We Hear About Criminal Justice? - Texas Jail Project

Why Didn't We Hear About Criminal Justice? - Texas Jail Project | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Neither of the two major parties will risk much on reforming the justice system. “I think Obama is too inexperienced and uninformed to make fair decisions on juvenile justice issues. His decisions thus far have not proven to be ...
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