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OP-ED: Law Enforcement Working to Enhance Response to Juveniles - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

OP-ED: Law Enforcement Working to Enhance Response to Juveniles - Juvenile Justice Information Exchange | up2-21 | Scoop.it
OP-ED: Law Enforcement Working to Enhance Response to Juveniles Juvenile Justice Information Exchange The survey presents a picture of the current state of attitudes, knowledge and practices of law enforcement leaders, and how law enforcement...
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Controversy Over 5th-Grader’s Religion Speech - CBS Tampa

Controversy Over 5th-Grader’s Religion Speech - CBS Tampa | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A 5th grade student won first place after he gave a speech about the history of people using religion to justify murder, but stripped of his title the same day by a school official.
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Defenders ask legislators for juvenile law changes

Defenders ask legislators for juvenile law changes | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Although legislative changes to the juvenile code have helped some teen offenders, public defenders hope legislators will consider another change in the criminal code.
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Eyewitness Identifications Lead to Wrongful Convictions

Eyewitness Identifications Lead to Wrongful Convictions | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The alarming number of false identifications uncovered by this report confirms what researchers have been repeating for years - eyewitness evidence is highly prone to error.

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New jail for violent youth?

New jail for violent youth? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
LINCOLN — Creating a new facility for Nebraska’s most difficult, violent youths should be a top legislative priority next year, according to a key lawmaker.
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Advocate Says Men Remain in Prison, Even Though Prosecutors Say They Are Innocent

Advocate Says Men Remain in Prison, Even Though Prosecutors Say They Are Innocent | up2-21 | Scoop.it
You may know about the case of Ethan Couch, the 16-year old allowed to get away with killing four people and paralyzing another during a drunk driving accident.  Here is another case that you may find interesting.

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Government Watchdog: We Have a Growing Federal Prison 'Crisis'

Government Watchdog: We Have a Growing Federal Prison 'Crisis' | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The Justice Department's Inspector General is out with his year-end review of federal law enforcement efforts. Its language is diplomatic but the message is clear: The feds need to do better, much better, on many fronts.
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Save Kids from Becoming Easy Prey for Sex Traffickers - The Petition Site

Save Kids from Becoming Easy Prey for Sex Traffickers - The Petition Site | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Tell Congress to increase funding to homeless shelters and protect homeless children from sex traffickers.
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How High School Text Books Indoctrinate Youth With A False and Dangerous Sense of Our Racial History

How High School Text Books Indoctrinate Youth With A False and Dangerous Sense of Our Racial History | up2-21 | Scoop.it
High school textbooks continue to indoctrinate American youth with a false and dangerous sense of how this nation came to be racially segregated.
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Police Say Teen Shot Self in Head — While Hands Cuffed Behind Back

Police Say Teen Shot Self in Head — While Hands Cuffed Behind Back | up2-21 | Scoop.it
In yet another case of defying the limits of physiology, 17-year-old Jesus Huerta died in Durham police custody.
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Boys, Too: The Forgotten Stories of Human Trafficking | Fair Observer°

Boys, Too: The Forgotten Stories of Human Trafficking | Fair Observer° | up2-21 | Scoop.it
An often overlooked component of the sex industry in Asia is the male sex trade.
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Taking Back Our Schools: Organizing to Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline

This video spotlights cases of students across the country who have suffered the consequences of zero-tolerance school discipline, and who are organizing to ...
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Boy, 11, Arrested For Punching Grandmother In Face After She Refused To Buy Him Toy At Department Store

An 11-year-old boy was arrested yesterday for slugging his grandmother in the nose when she refused to buy him a toy at an Ohio department store, police report.
The minor was busted by Dayton cops af
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Guards, inmates injured in prison bus crash Sunday morning - fox2now.com

Guards, inmates injured in prison bus crash Sunday morning - fox2now.com | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Guards, inmates injured in prison bus crash Sunday morning
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ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL (KTVI)- A federal prison bus crash temporarily shut down Interstate 64 near Scott Air Force Base Sunday morning.
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Girl Is Brain Dead After Surgery To Remove Tonsils - CBS Sacramento

Girl Is Brain Dead After Surgery To Remove Tonsils - CBS Sacramento | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A 13-year-old Northern California girl is brain dead after going into surgery to remove her tonsils.
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How much is 16 years of your life worth?

How much is 16 years of your life worth? | up2-21 | Scoop.it
From stories of hardened criminals to people wrongly convicted, HLN looks at the men and women who are incarcerated or have loved ones in the prison system. All this week, "America Behind Bars" goes inside life behind prison walls.

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Criminalising Disability in the Media Has Disastrous Consequences for Vulnerable People

Criminalising Disability in the Media Has Disastrous Consequences for Vulnerable People | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The media is shifting blame from health service professionals, government policies, economic and labour market problems, towards the claimants themselves.

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'Skype' for jail: Video chat moves inmate visits online

'Skype' for jail: Video chat moves inmate visits online | up2-21 | Scoop.it
KBZK BILLINGS — The Yellowstone County Detention Facility recently implemented a system that will allow loved ones to engage in visits with inmates without ever leaving their home. The

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Details emerge in hazing death of teen

Details emerge in hazing death of teen | up2-21 | Scoop.it
(NYTIMES) — TUNKHANNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Chun Hsien Deng was in bad shape.
The other three pledges for the Pi Delta Psi fraternity had gotten through the initiation ritual all right.
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America’s Prisons: The Worst National Disgrace by Anthony Gregory

America’s Prisons: The Worst National Disgrace by Anthony Gregory | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The U.S. correctional system is the worst of America's domestic disgraces. More people languish behind bars in the United States than in any other country,

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State reluctantly implements 'harsh' sex offender law

State reluctantly implements 'harsh' sex offender law | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Full implementation of a 6-year-old Nevada law may soon cause a dramatic increase in the number of registered sex offenders — raising questions about whether the intended punishment fits the crime.
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Stop Sending Undercover Cops into Our Schools to Entrap Our Kids on Drug Charges

Stop Sending Undercover Cops into Our Schools to Entrap Our Kids on Drug Charges | up2-21 | Scoop.it
As these despicable examples show, more often than not the drug war is ruining young people's lives and doing much more harm than good.
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Editorial: Keeping youth from prison, and gangs - Concord Monitor

Editorial: Keeping youth from prison, and gangs - Concord Monitor | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Editorial: Keeping youth from prison, and gangs Concord Monitor They are the young men profiled in Jeremy Blackman's and Annmarie Timmins's recent Monitor series on the founding and future of the Brotherhood of White Warriors, a gang formed in 2005...
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Evan Miller and More Juveniles Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole (PHOTOS)

Evan Miller and More Juveniles Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole (PHOTOS) | up2-21 | Scoop.it
See photos of Evan Miller and other young offenders likely to be affected by the Supreme Court ruling on life without parole for juveniles.
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Teen Who Plead For An Adoptive Family May Get One

Teen Who Plead For An Adoptive Family May Get One | up2-21 | Scoop.it
TAMPA (CBSMiami/AP) — A 15-year-old boy who plead for a family at a St.
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