Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Did you know? Juveniles/life with NO chance of parole

http://finkorswim.com/2010/09/03/do-you-know-how-many-prisoners-are-in-for-life-without-parole-who-committed-their-crimes-as-juveniles/ A MUST READ, get educated and involved in these juvenile INjustices.

Juvenile parole bill dies

http://www.chieftain.com/news/local/juvenile-parole-bill-dies/article_674799a8-5a8c-11e0-af3b-001cc4c002e0.html IMO, this ruling is discrimination for these children, so is the ruling by the supreme court, if the medical aspects info applies to NON homicial cases, in reference to brain "immaturity", the ruling should apply to ALL "children". With NO hope, NO chances, many will die in prison, for "mistakes" made as a "child". Justice must be tempered with "compassion and mercy"

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

What do teens in prison NEED to be "successful"

http://jjie.org/do-teens-prison-need-be-successful/11755 A must read, items mentioned in this article, we all already know, but officials seem to be blind to the fact, that children are children, we all make mistakes, but to have a chance to turn around is never offered. Please get involved and educated in juvenile LAW "REFORM" Be a "voice" for the "children."

Monday, March 28, 2011

The Law & Neuroscience Project...A MUST READ

http://www.lawneuro.org/ (Excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE) Neuroscience is a field of biological research that is growing rapidly. Recent discoveries about the human brain are already beginning to influence our legal system, and these applications are bound to increase in coming decades. This website provides information on our Project and is a resource for information on those applications and influences. The Project is supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.3599935/k.1648/John_D__Catherine_T_MacArthur_Foundation.htm

Friday, March 25, 2011

Wise prison policy: Separating juveniles

http://www.gazette.net/stories/03252011/poliedi200025_32541.php


(Excerpt) PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE, so important for the "children"

The evidence points to why this is a sensible approach. According to the advocacy group, juveniles who spent time in adult prisons are likelier to commit violent crimes than their counterparts who were treated as juveniles for the same offenses. They also were more likely to be recidivists

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Harris leads state in trying teens as adults

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7489408.html

(Excerpt-PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE) So important to be informed and get involved in these issues of our nation's "children"

Harris County judges certified more than 300 juvenile offenders as adults in a recent four-year period, clearing the way for their incarceration in adult jails or prisons if convicted and increasing the chance they will commit additional crimes upon release, according to a study by a University of Texas professor......

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court to re evaluate right of child suspects

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/briefs/articles/90041729?U.S.%20Supreme%20Court%20to%20reevaluate%20rights%20of%20child%20crime%20suspects

(Excerpt)--PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE.....ENCOURAGE ALL TO READ

The Supreme Court heard a case Wednesday that is likely to redefine the rights of children when questioned by police......

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Children should certainly have the same constitutional rights as everyone else, and they should be "in the know" of and understand the "Miranda Rights"

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ill. praised in hiking age for adult court

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/4351221-418/ill.-praised-in-hiking-age-for-adult-court

EXCERPT....please read full article:
Fewer kids in trouble are being sent to adult court nationwide, according to a new study.

Illinois was praised in the new report from the Campaign for Youth Justice, an organization that focuses on the issue.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Officials plan for new hearing for Jordan Brown (CHILD)

http://www.timesonline.com/news/police_fire_courts/officials-plan-for-new-hearing-for-jordan-brown/article_f17406e8-4e89-11e0-94af-00127992bc8b.html


(excerpt)PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE

With the stroke of a pen Friday, two Pennsylvania Superior Court judges wiped out more than a year of action in the Jordan Brown case.

Pennsylvania Superior Court Judges Cheryl Allen and Judith Olson ruled that a decision by Lawrence County President Judge Domenick Motto to deny a petition by Brown for trial in the juvenile system compromised Brown's Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination.

Failing to Jailing........A MUST READ

http://blogs.phillymag.com/the_philly_post/2011/03/14/from-failing-to-jailing-thanks-corbett/


(excerpt) PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE

Dear Governor Tom Corbett:

As a criminal defense attorney in Philadelphia who represents many teens and young adults charged with serious felonies, I thank you for cutting nearly $550 million from school district education and charter school reimbursement—while at the same time increasing funding to the prisons across the Commonwealth. Your cuts will increase my business.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reclaiming futures

http://www.reclaimingfutures.org/about

Reclaiming Futures helps young people in trouble with drugs, alcohol, and crime. In 2001, with a $21 million investment from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 10 founding communities located throughout the United States began reinventing the way police, courts, detention facilities, treatment providers, and the community work together to meet this urgent need.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

12 yr old held/killing of parents

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory?id=13054251


A 12-year-old boy remained in custody Friday as prosecutors submitted paperwork to a judge overseeing the double-murder case involving the child's parents.

Warren Williams(14) Judge accepts confession

http://www.pnj.com/article/20110305/NEWS01/103050315/1006/Judge-Boles-allows-Warren-Williams-confession

What will happen to this "child"? Will he get the help he truly needs?