Monday, March 29, 2010


"A psychiatrist for the prosecution had argued the boy wasn't likely to be rehabilitated in juvenile court"......SO HE WILL GET "REHABILITATED IN THE ADULT SYSTEM UH?
AT 12 YRS OLD???? "NOT".........this is so wrong, child's case has not even been to court YET!!! So this psychiatrist can "read" MINDS??? "JUSTICE IS "NOT..." THE "TAKING" OF ANOTHER LIFE!

"Lawrence County Judge Dominick Motto on Monday ordered the now 12-year-old boy to be tried as an adult."

Saturday, March 27, 2010


Got a letter today from John T. Vance, located at the Wabash Correctional Facility, in Carlisle, In ... I did a net search of his name, to try to find out about his case, he has been an inmate since he is around 33-34 yrs of age now.....I did read where he had filed a PCR, but was denied....his case involves robbery and the death of his mother. I do not know all the details of this case. To read more about his case, please do a search of his full name John T. Vance.

he states the following:

"I have been incarcerated since the age of 15-In 1991. I was given a 120 yr sentence by a court that lacked the jurisdiction to impose the criminal sentence. I am searching for a way to get my issue heard in Federal court. Can you assist me? If not, can you direct me to someone who can?


I do not know how he came across my address, but wrote him back, after doing a net search, and came across an address for Legal Svcs Support in Indianapolis, In, located at 151 N. Delaware St, 18th floor.

and sent that info on to him........ if you can help in any way with additional information please send on to this young man.

John T. Vance # 923106
Wabash Correctional Facility
P. O. Box 1111
Carlisle, Indiana 47838

Many thanks,

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Have followed this child's case from the beginning, and have written him many times, but never a reply, this is a step in the "right" direction, to send a "child" to life with NO chance of parole, is barbaric and inhumane. Will "justice" truly be obtained, from the supreme court? I truly hope so, for the sake of this child.
High court to review conviction in murder case
Associated Press - March 25, 2010 3:14 PM ET

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Supreme Court agreed Thursday to the appeal of a Jackson teenager conviction of murder in the death of a pizza deliveryman.

A Hinds County jury in 2006 convicted Demarious Banyard of capital murder in the shooting death of Robin Ballard. Prosecutors said Ballard was shot in the neck on Feb. 24, 2003, during an attempted robbery.

Banyard was 13 at the time of the shooting. He was sentenced to life without parole.

The State Court of Appeals upheld Banyard's conviction last year.
Banyard was ONLY 13, was sentenced to LIFE WITH NO CHANCE OF PAROLE

(Posted in the interest of "justice" and "public awareness" of INjustice issues against 'children"
Credit is given to the author of this article, no infringement intended

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved


Video sent along to me from a co-advocate.....just to share, but of great importance to us all

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A nation’s journey from slavery to prisons

Perkinson’s new book, “Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire,’’ is a penetrating and impassioned history of American punishment from slavery to the present, the result of a decade of research and of hundreds of interviews that he conducted throughout the prison system.

What happens in the court system when a child commits murder?

One of the states, in reference to "juvenile" issues....a must read....

Saturday, March 20, 2010


AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ, abuse is happening all across this nation to "innocent" children.
Severe abuse, rapes, sexual assaults, and even deaths occur to children who have been incarcerated, abuse is NOT happening just on the "outside", but behind those cells walls as well.~~

I often question "what are the qualification credentials", required to become an employee, in areas of "children"??,0,3210275.column

When it comes to local government, we too often shrug over things that ought to enrage us

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Judge: Put youth before potholes/A MUST READ

An excellent article in "helping kids"............A MUST READ


Hope you will read this article about Jordan Brown, get educated and get involved, for the sake of Jordan's life, and those of many of our nation's YOUTH......

Please also read this important diary/blog....this gentleman is working hard to help make a difference for Jordan ...

Law should protect kids, even criminals

Strongly urge you to please READ closely this full article, children are NOT adults, and have NOT the capabilities, nor the mentality of an adult, tho many DO get into trouble as kids, they DO deserve a "chance", an "offer" of education & rehabilitative efforts to become "productive members of society"........ NONE of us are the same person we were, when as a "child!"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More States Ponder Ending Teen Life Terms; Prosecutors Dissent

"he says, adding that teens put away for life are those whom “the juvenile system is giving up on.”


My question to the above statement is "WHY"???

Monday, March 15, 2010


How many more children will face this destruction of their young lives, juvenile law "reform" is so imperative, alternative solutions can be met in governing "children", many incarcerated are in fact innocent, but takes "money" for obtaining justice........JMO
Efrén Paredes Jr. was a 15-year-old honor roll student in rural Michigan when he was convicted of killing an assistant manager at the grocery store where he worked and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole..............

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

(FL)Bill on juvenile inmates makes strides in Tallahassee

"Children" DO "deserve a chance", people change, no one is the same as they were when they were "children". They CAN become "productive members of society", IF ONLY given a "chance", life and life with NO chance of parole, is state sanctioned murder of these children.
Backers of a state bill that would provide a chance at freedom for children sentenced to long prison sentences are growing confident as the proposed legislation made it through a crucial Senate committee this week, further clearing the way for a possible vote by lawmakers.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Teen court gives young transgressors a true jury of their peers


Friday, March 5, 2010


I have talked about this very subject and have posted about it for many years. But again, NO one seems to be listening and children are being destroyed by this gov't officials.
This article is in the state of GA, but this info needs to be in EVERY SCHOOL IN AMERICA.


We may wish our kids could stay innocent, but we’re foolish if we think keeping them from knowing the law will keep them from breaking it. “If our criminal laws treat teenagers as adults,” Morgan states, “our society has a moral obligation to educate our teenagers — and we need to do it now.”

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Another of many reasons, we should never be silent about juvenile issues!!!
Alternative solutiions could have been met, and leave out law enforcement!!!!!
Seems school officials just aren't getting it!!! if they cannot handle an issue like this with a 7 yr old, they do not qualify to be in authority in a school system. To bring "charges" against a 7 yr old is absolutely obsurd/ridiculous.... The emotional trauma will linger with this child
for years......where is the "common sense"??? DUH !!!!! Parents better
watch their babies very closely.!!!!! jmo


(excerpt-please read full article)

Extra step in juvenile charging reasonable
By Erika Stutzman
Posted: 03/04/2010 01:00:00 AM MST

"Childhood development experts point to neuroscience and other research to explain why children are different from adults: Their brains are literally wired differently. Their impulse control is weaker. Behavioral researchers link that neuroscience to a child's inability to fully understand consequences as well.

And society treats children differently than it treats adults. Children can't vote, for instance. Children can't get full-time jobs in factories, and children can't buy beer.