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IG Probes ATF Use of Mentally Disabled in Sting Operations - Newsmax.com

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IG Probes ATF Use of Mentally Disabled in Sting Operations
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And they specifically tried to attract youthful offenders, enticing them to commit crimes by offering alcohol and video games.
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Surge in Mexican kids crossing U.S. border

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(MYFOXDC) — The number of children caught crossing the U.S. border has surged over the last two years, raising questions about whether the Obama administration’s changing immigration policies are creating a magnet.
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Santa Was in Prison and Jesus Got the Death Penalty - Solitary Watch

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This post has become a Christmas tradition at Solitary Watch.
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Only 3 kids in city of 80K got college-ready SAT scores - YouTube

Camden, NJ, is a great example of how America is failing students in poverty-stricken areas. Only 3 high school students got high enough grades to qualify as...
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How America's Kids Got Hooked on Big Pharma's Meth

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Are Adderall and Ritalin the best answer for ADHD? NYT Reporter Alan Schwarz and Gabor Mate get to the bottom of the problems around these issues.
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Montana's Pipeline to Prison—and Suicide—for Native Kids - Indian Country Today Media Network

Montana's Pipeline to Prison—and Suicide—for Native Kids Indian Country Today Media Network A new legal paper on racial disparities in juvenile justice is laced with searing narratives of wrongs suffered by Native schoolchildren on Montana's remote...
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Lawyers want Pierre teen accused in killing out of juvenile detention - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

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PIERRE — Lawyers for a Pierre teen accused of killing a classmate are trying to get him out of the juvenile detention center before his trial.
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Seven Days in Solitary [12/22/13]

Seven Days in Solitary [12/22/13] | up2-21 | Scoop.it
The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past week that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts.
• Capital Public Radio reports on court hearings in Sacramento, CA, where U.S.
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Effort underway to reduce juvenile arrests - Florida Times-Union

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Effort underway to reduce juvenile arrests
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In Miami, 85 percent of the county's 1,819 first-time misdemeanor juveniles between November 2012 and October 2013 were given civil citations.
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What's Next For The US Prison System? | Zero Hedge

It's no secret the US is facing a dilemma when it comes to its prison system. With the largest prison population and incarceration rate in the World, the US is facing severe overcrowding and more spending on prisons than ...
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Man, son, 3, plunge off 52-story building

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(NEWYORK.CBSLOCAL) — A man and his 3-year-old son died Sunday after plummeting from a building near Lincoln Center.
Police on Sunday night were still investigating exactly what happened.
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County recoups homeless aid from deaf 4-year-old - Tampabay.com

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Driven into homelessness when Cruz lost his job, the child, his parents and his five brothers and sisters turned to Hillsborough County for help.
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Mississippi to end inmate conjugal visits in 2014

Mississippi to end inmate conjugal visits in 2014 | up2-21 | Scoop.it
theGRIO REPORT - The first state to allow conjugal visits to its prison population more than 100 years ago will bring the program to a close as of Feb. 1, 2014...
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Cops: School psychologist has sex with boy

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(HILTON HEAD ISLAND PACKET) — A Battery Creek High School psychologist charged with sexual battery of a student was released from jail on a personal recognizance bond Saturday, the same day the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office released new details...
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▶ PRISON ISOLATION UNITS: A FORM OF TORTURE? NEWSNIGHT - BBC NEWS - YouTube

BBC's Alastair Leithead reports on the lives of those living in the "security housing units" in California's prisons. Subscribe http://www.youtube.com/bbcnew...
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Judge: U.S. Government Is Assisting In Child Smuggling By Reuniting Undocumented Families

Judge: U.S. Government Is Assisting In Child Smuggling By Reuniting Undocumented Families | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A federal judge in South Texas said in a recent order that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is assisting in criminal conspiracies to smuggle children into the country when it helps reunite them with parents who are known to be in the U.S.
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Pedophile Jailed for Directing Filmed Child Rapes

Pedophile Jailed for Directing Filmed Child Rapes | up2-21 | Scoop.it
A pedophile who directed filmed rapes of young children live on the internet has been jailed for 14 years. Michael Eller, 67, set up a Skype link from his Hertfordshire home to instruct adults in t...
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New York: stop putting 16-year-olds in adult prison and trying 13 ...

New York: stop putting 16-year-olds in adult prison and trying 13 ... | up2-21 | Scoop.it
Prosecuting children as adults undermines their unique potential to overcome adversities and learn from mistakes made at a young age. Children tried as adults are exposed to a lifetime stigma of a criminal record and denied ...
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11 Year-Old Chicago Boy Killed On His Way To Get a Christmas Haircut

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An 11 year-old-boy in Chicago en route to get a Christmas haircut, was killed Saturday after a man fleeing from a carjacking slammed into his family’s vehicle, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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In transition: Teens aging out of foster care system battle stigma, need support - Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

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In transition: Teens aging out of foster care system battle stigma, need support Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier “Being placed in a foster home was very, very different,” said Laura, an only child raised in the city who had difficulty adjusting to...
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3 Suggestions to Share to Help Your Stressed Out Teen

3 Suggestions to Share to Help Your Stressed Out Teen | up2-21 | Scoop.it
As adults we sometimes forget that being a teenager comes with some really big stresses.
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Teens' use of e-cigarettes is growing - GoErie.com

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Teens' use of e-cigarettes is growing. By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ Miami Herald. Advertisement. MIAMI -- Albert tried his first electronic cigarette in 2012, when he was 14.
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Restaurant imagined like a prison by Karina Wiciak - Dezeen

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The penultimate project in Polish designer Karina Wiciak's series of fantasy restaurants depicts tables locked up in prison cells.
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Alaska cop accused of asking 12-year-old girl for sex while drunk on duty

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An Alaska police officer has been arrested and charged with soliciting a 12-year-old girl for sex using a village-issued cell phone.
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Police believe bodies found are that of a missing 4-year-old boy, his father

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Police believe they have found the body of a 4-year-old boy who was discovered missing Thursday after his mother was found severely beaten and unconscious insid

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