Wednesday, September 3, 2014

NO JURY TRIAL FOR JUVENILES, S.C.

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20140728/PC1603/140729363

Just came across this article, interesting that Krista McDaniel, only 15 at the time of her case, was NOT afforded "juvenile" status, was convicted, sentenced AS AN ADULT, to 30 yrs with NO chance of parole. There is definitely something WRONG, in S.C, IMO......I have written a letter to the lawyer pictured in this article, for what it might be worth to Krista, and so many more "juveniles", caught up in the "system" The article did NOT mention "criminal" cases, persay......but a "child" is a "child"!!!!!



Monday, September 1, 2014

KRISTA MCDANIEL~DENIED "JUSTICE"

Krista- age 28-2014

Krista- age 15-2002
FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS,   Krista McDaniel is just ONE of many "juveniles" caught up in an UNJUST system.

There are a number of postings in reference to Krista McDaniel, please follow this link to bring up all the posts I have placed here about her case.  http://justicewinds.blogspot.com/search?q=krista+mcdaniel  One can also "google" her name.
SHE DID NOT GET A TRIAL!!!!

Have followed her case from the time of her detention to the present days. She has grown in many ways, "growing" up in a prison, facing 30 yrs with NO chance of parole. Post conviction relief request DENIED. Clemency request DENIED.  Am still seeking a "pro bono" lawyer to look at the court transcripts of this case. Such a gross INJUSTCE for this child, giving NO "chance", mistakes made as a "child."  The sentence is barbaric, with No compassion, NO mercy, NO credit for the 12 years already served, facing 18 more years with NO parole, for a crime itself, SHE DID NOT COMMIT. True, unfortunately she was with those ADULTS, who DID this crime!! My question is why a conspiracy, murder and armed robbery charge??? How does the prosecutor "prove" conspiracy?? Was there a GSR performed on her clothes and hands??   S.C law says the "hand of one is the hand of all." The background of this child, was not a stable enviornment, but she did NOT get to where she is today, ALL BY HERSELF.  I strongly urge the reading of all the posts located at the above URL link.

Anyone interested in JUSTICE, for this child,  please contact kidsincourt1@roadrunner.com
SUBJECT LINE...... "Krista McDaniel"


Friday, August 15, 2014

Story of survival after 21 yrs in prison

http://www.substance.com/this-is-how-it-feels-to-walk-out-of-prison-after-21-years/10625/

EXCERPT.....PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE

Posted for Justice and public awareness

Why Juvenile Incarceration Needs to Go

http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/25541-stop-fearing-our-children-why-juvenile-incarceration-needs-to-go

EXCERPT....please read FULL article........People must/need to be aware of the atrocities children face daily in prisons, it is appauling of the abuse, sexual assaults, rapes, beating and some even murdered behind those bars.

"Although lawmakers and the media may decry atrocious conditions, overcrowding and rampant violence in juvenile prisons, they aren't examining the roots of the problem. In this interview, author Nell Bernstein takes on the question: Why are we locking up children at all?

Thanks to the author for this valuable information....Public awareness is imperative for "change", continuing to be a "voice" for those who so desperately need to be "heard"

Friday, July 25, 2014

LOST FOR LIFE~JUVENILES~PRISON FOR LIFE

http://smellslikescreenspirit.com/2014/07/lost-for-life-review/

EXCERPT...PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE REVIEW


"Director: Joshua Rofé

“I just wish I could go back in time,” says a tearful Brian Draper near the end of Lost for Life, director Joshua Rofé’s arresting documentary on U.S. juvenile “lifers.” And with those words, Draper apparently offers the only good solution, albeit an impossible one, to a complex and heartrending state of affairs. Brian and high school classmate Torey Adamcik, both 21 at the time the film was made, were arrested at the age of 16 for the brutal and senseless stabbing murder of fellow classmate Cassie Stoddart. Both were tried, found guilty and sentenced to life in prison, the result being that their heinous acts robbed our society of not just one young and promising life, but three such lives. And that sad situation is at the heart of Lost for Life as it probes the challenging and complex issue of whether it is appropriate to lock away juvenile offenders for life, without even the possibility of parole........."
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Thanks to the author for sharing this compelling information

Thursday, July 24, 2014

SUICIDAL THOUGHTS & BEHAVIORS AMONG DETAINED YOUTH

http://ojjdp.gov/pubs/243891.pdf

PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE....powerful information for us all.....PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHERS

Friday, July 18, 2014

WHEN THE JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM ISN'T THE ANSWER!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/29/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-when-the-juvenile-justice-system-isnt-the-answer.html?_r=0

Excerpt.......PLEASE read FULL article.......PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHERS

‘Jane’ Didn’t Get the Help She Needed"

"Now Jane is in a girls’ detention center in Middletown, Conn. She’s one of almost 70,000 American youths incarcerated on any given day — and a reminder of how ineffective our programs for troubled children are.