Friday, April 18, 2014

Unprisoning Our Children

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sheila-a-bedi/unprisoning-our-children_b_5155295.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false

Sheila A. Bedi  
Clinical associate law professor, Northwestern University
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PLEASE read FULL article, so very important for ALL

"These children are in different states and in every region of the country, but their stories are hauntingly similar: rapes, brutal use of pepper spray, beatings, prolonged solitary confinement. Lawsuits were filed over barbaric conditions. Jurisdictions were shamed and pledged to do better. Millions of taxpayer dollars have been -- and will be -- spent trying to make children's prisons safe. But eventually, the lawsuits will go away, the oversight will disappear and reforms will begin to recede. And the cycle of abuse will begin again."

Bill Seeks to Stop States’ Detention of Status Offenders

http://jjie.org/bill-seeks-to-stop-states-detention-of-status-offenders/106708/

Excerpt.......please read FULL article and share with others

"States would be forbidden to lock up juveniles who violate a court order by committing a status offense like truancy, running away from home or failing to abide by a curfew, under a bill pending in Congress."

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Is Florida arbitrarily prosecuting children as adults?

http://www.wtsp.com/story/news/2014/04/11/florida-prosecuting-children/7589353/

EXCERPT..........PLEASE read full article and share with others

"Children are less mature and have more potential to change than adults. Direct File is undermining that potential, according to Human Rights Watch."

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Atrocities and INjustice of "children"



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwLXbaou4-E

AN ABSOLUTELY MUST VIEW AND SHARE. Far too many in society do not have a clue/know of the many atrocities, INjustice and ABUSE of children behind cell doors..........PLEASE SHARE.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

BRANDED YOUTH FOR LIFE/Florida Arbitrarily Prosecuting Children as Adults












(pic not from this article)

http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/10/us-florida-arbitrarily-prosecuting-children-adults

EXCERPT.......Please and share FULL article

"The law offers no opportunity for a judge to review or reverse the prosecutor’s decision, no matter how unsuitable the case is for criminal court."

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/11pdf/10-9646g2i8.pdf

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Solitary confinement and teens shouldn’t mix

http://cironline.org/blog/post/qa-solitary-confinement-and-teens-shouldn%E2%80%99t-mix-6247?shared_via_impaq_me=true&utm_campaign=52fdbbbd6639660013480000&utm_medium=social&utm_source=impaqme

Excerpt..........PLEASE READ AND SHARE FULL ARTICLE

"The brain is so used to a variety of sensory input that in the absence of that, over time, they start to hallucinate and get paranoid. You can literally make people crazy by keeping them in solitary."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

The Solitary Confinement of Children: Child Abuse by Any Other Name

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marsha-levick/solitary-confinement-prison-reform_b_4979256.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

Excerpt.......please read and share FULL article

"Use of solitary confinement on a child is nothing short of government-sanctioned child abuse. We need to end the practice now........."

Written by  Marsha Levick  
Deputy Director and Chief Counsel Juvenile Law Center; Adjunct Faculty, University of Pennsylvania and Temple Law Schools, Juvenile Law Center
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I know, I 've experienced similiar punishments as a small child, locked in a closet for days, without  food or water, one of many ways the "monster" dealt out horrible punishments for my brother and I, for the least little "infraction"/mistake.
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Children are NOT commodities, they ARE human beings, so young, so vunerable, and SO defendless, many with no hope, abandoned by the families, friends, AND officials and society. When will this mode of behavior end?????