Friday, September 23, 2011

New Hampshire Woman Wants To Help 12-Year-Old Fernandez

http://www.news4jax.com/news/29274458/detail.html

One of many advocates all across this nation speaking out about a 12 yr old child. He did NOT get to where he is today, ALL BY HIMSELF. Underlying contributing factors certainly contributed in his young life. Assumptions, speculations, blame are NOT facts in evidence. He needs/must get help, rehabiliative efforts, discipline and guidance as the child he IS, NOT judged AS AN ADULT. The alledged crime is certainly NOT condoned, but his case belongs in "juvenile court" HE IS A JUVENILE, "NOT" AN ADULT.


Support petition.... http://www.change.org/petitions/reverse-decision-to-try-12-yo-cristian-fernandez-as-an-adult

Monday, September 19, 2011

UNWANTED by Dr. Dan Edmunds

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/unwanted

Dr. Dan L. Edmunds is noted existential psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, and Professor of Existential Psychology. He is the founder of the International Center for Humane Psychiatry, an emancipatory movement for human rights in the mental health system.

(Posted here on my blog page, http://justicewinds.blogspot.com in the interest of public awareness, author and copyrights acknowledged, NO infringement intended)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Asperger's leaves kids vulnerable to bullying

http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Asperger-s-leaves-kids-vulnerable-to-bullying-2176151.php

Please read and share, an important article of what "children" suffer, in their young lives........BULLYING

Public awareness and involvement is so imperative to children, we must help, understand, compassion in these issues, children are still growing, developing into adults.

Walk a mile in "their shoes", before opening a mouth with negative, hurtful, harmful words/actions!!!! LEARN/EDUCATE about these issues.

Many children in the past, have already committed suicide at very young ages, it is such a critical issue that even the childen, must/need to be educated about BULLYING.
BULLYING is a "silent killer"!!! As we all know, adults are bullies TOO!!!!

Former judge/key player in kids for cash/to be sentenced

http://standardspeaker.com/news/key-player-in-kids-for-cash-learns-fate-friday-1.1205055#axzz1YIwgeI5C

All the good things he did for people in the past, IT DOES NOT MATTER, there are many people "out there" that help others, IT DOES NOT COUNT, in the deliberate, corrupt actions he participated in, he KNEW what he was doing was WRONG, what he did in his past career has NOTHING to do with the illegal actions he did in this case. Greed, money, power, selfishness placed him where and what he is facing now. He got to where he is today, ALL BY HIMSELF!!! He had "choices", he made those choices, now he has to live with those "choices".

Keep in mind, the thousands of "children" affected by these illegal actions, the emotional trauma will follow them for the rest of their lives, remember the one child, who committed suicide!! And the shattered lives of that family. These actions did NOT have to happen!!!! IMO






Saturday, September 17, 2011

West Memphis 3- The cost of freedom

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20107784-504083.html

(Excerpt) PLEASE view full article and program to air 9/17/11 10 pm ET/PT

As one of the newly freed men, Jason Baldwin, later described it, "When we told prosecutors we were innocent, they put us in prison for life. Now when we plead guilty, they set us free!"

Bullying: Words can kill

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7381364n

The issue of bullying comes in many forms, where does children learn it from? Why do they do this? Unfortunately children are born into a world of bullying, selfishness, greed, self centered society. Children alone, face unsurmountable issues in their young lives, creating angry, arrogance, cold and cruel mentalities at a very young age, in many areas, children are exposed to abuse, molestations, murder, zero tolerance everywhere, everything they do or say. Many are born into a world of alcohol and drugs, all are exposed to them, at some point in their young lives. They learn from their enviornment and surrounding, leading many from crib bars to cell bars. It is up to the adults to take charge in helping to make a difference, with dicipline, guidance, for them to become "productive" members of society. Public "awareness" is imperative to help save our nation's children. "YOU" "CAN" make a difference and save a "life"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Torey Adamcik/16/LIFE WITH "NO" CHANCE OF PAROLE

http://sites.google.com/site/freetorey

(Excerpt-Please view/read full article site)

Torey used DNA to prove he is innocent- we believe him! At 16 he was locked in isolation, tried as an adult, wrongfully convicted and sentenced to LWOP.
We await the result of his appeal hearing that was held Sept 2010 Idaho supreme court


So unfortunately, Torey is one of many, many "chidren", caught up in the atrocities of a broken/unjustice system. At age 16, is still a "chid", far too many have been sentenced to LWOP, it is clear this is "state sanctioned death penalty"

Please get educated/involved in "juvenile law reform", and beware, YOUR "child" COULD BE NEXT!!!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

PROJECT: Meet Me Halfway/Care for foster kids aging out!

http://projectmmh.org

One man's lone journey in efforts to bring awareness to the many "foster childen" aging OUT of the system....A wonderful/caring journey you must view/read about, please share with those in your world.

THANK YOU Jimmy Wayne and all the caring volunteers in this project, there ARE "angels" among us.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Study looks at strategies for juvenile justice reform

http://jjie.org/study-looks-at-strategies-for-juvenile-justice-reform/30390


Why yet another study? There have been many studies done, and still no changes in law reform. Is it still NOT clear, that children are NOT adults, nor has the brain maturity of an adult, yet STILL being sent to prisons AS AN ADULT, they clearly are NOT, many to life with NO chance of parole.....so what good are all those studies? How and when do they truly benefit the "child" among us.

Juvenile parole bill defeated

http://www.catholic-sf.org/news_select.php?newsid=16&id=58861


We must continue to strive for change, law reform, "children" deserve that "chance"
LWOP is state sanctioned murder of these children. Alternative solutions can be met/done.

Irene Sullivan, retired judge/What's wrong with "Beyond scared straight"?

http://jjie.org/whats-wrong-beyond-scared-straight/28590


An interesting, must read, these issues affect us all and our nation's children.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Arizona prison businesses are big political contributors

A MUST READ, it affects us all.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/09/04/20110904arizona-prison-business-politics.html

(Excerpt-Please read full article, to include "the cost report")

"Corrections Corp. of America, the country's largest private-prison operator, says it thrives by offering better service at a lower cost than state-run prisons. It's an argument echoed by the three smaller rivals bidding on a 5,000-bed private-prison contract with the state of Arizona.

But when it comes to other ways of winning business, such as employing platoons of lobbyists, doling out campaign contributions and working through political connections, CCA stands head and shoulders above its competitors, in Arizona and across the country......."

Seems it is all about money, bids and contracts, not a word about law reform, rehabiliation efforts, re-entry resources for ex offenders, etc.



Saturday, September 3, 2011

Consider middle ground in juvenile sentencing

http://www.timescall.com/opinion/editorial/ci_18814236

The criminal justice system has the unenviable task of putting value on the loss of human life. In each of the above cases, two people were killed. Can seven years be sufficient punishment in one while the other calls for up to 54 years?


From birth up to their present ages, they did NOT get to where they are today,
ALL BY THEMSELVES! The general upbringing of a child, their surroundings, the daily interactions with other children and adults, what they are "exposed to" on a daily basis, all are contributing factors, some endure daily, horrific abuse, torture and dysfunctional homelife. NOT condoning these crimes or fact finding for any excuses, but again, bottom line is "they didn't get where they are today, just all by themselves!! IMO

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bill benefiting juvenile convicts gets new life

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_18815367?nclick_check=1

Stop throwing away the key, many children ARE worthy of that "chance", give them ability to show they have changed/grown up, without hope and lwop, it is surely a DEATH SENTENCE for "children", who made mistakes "as a child". Far too many are "stero typed". Many truly do NOT belong in prison AT ALL. Victims ARE not forgotten at all, but is it right to take yet another life??? Many of these children did NOT murder/rape/rob or injury anyone, caught up in the wrong place, wrong time, with wrong bad people. At the very least, the states need to listen and investigate the anatomy and physiology of the "human brain". NOT ALL child prisoners are "truly criminals!!!" IMO

Under age & behind bars, how a Senate bill might give California's juvenile felons a second chance

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/kalw/detail?entry_id=96690

(Excerpt-please read full article)

Last week in Sacramento, lawmakers narrowly rejected SB9, a bill that would have impacted hundreds of prison inmates who were sentenced as juveniles to serve life sentences without the possibility of parole. After some slight adjustments, it's up for reconsideration, as early as next week. KALW's Ben Trefny spoke with the bill's author, Senator Leland Yee, about its significance.......

Please get educated and involved in "juvenile law reform", it affects all of our nation's "children"