(Excerpt-Please read full article......A MUST READ, so important to us ALL.)
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Editor's Note: Our "Bills on the Bubble" series looks at significant pieces of legislation that didn't make it through the California legislature this year -but could have a shot when lawmakers return in January.
Editor's Note: Our "Bills on the Bubble" series looks at significant pieces of legislation that didn't make it through the California legislature this year - but could have a shot when lawmakers return in January.
LWOP leave NO hope, an amendment here, will at the very least, give these "children" a "chance", to prove they CAN become "productive" members of society.....LWOP gives them nothing but DEATH in prison!!! IMO
The book, published by Oxford University Press, proposes some radical-sounding ideas, among them that juvenile offenders should never be tried as adults and never transferred to adult prisons. Incarceration in general should only be a last-resort measure for juveniles, Slobogin argues.
Bringing a caring and resourceful adult into a family in crisis can offer new ideas and perspectives, and challenge people to solve their own problems.
A law school professor and former criminal defense attorney tells you why you should never agree to be interviewed by the police.
Get "educated" and "know" your "miranda rights."
A new study commissioned by CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°" found that the stereotype of the schoolyard bully preying on the weak doesn't reflect reality in schools.
In Baltimore and across the country more young people are being charged as adults and going to prison with longer sentences
Research has found that in the United States voluntary false confessions are much higher than previously thought. These confessions are being proven incorrect through DNA evidence......
It wasn’t that long ago when it was shocking to hearing that someone convicted of a serious crime was exonerated because of new DNA evidence; that people could be forced to sacrifice years of their lives – or even be killed – because of an error in the justice system was unthinkable.
Putting kids behind bars doesn't keep them from committing crimes later, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. It shows the practice doesn't provide public safety benefits, wastes taxpayer money, and exposes young people to violence and abuse.http://www.aecf.org/OurWork/JuvenileJustice/JuvenileJusticeReport.aspx
The report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation examined data from the past four decades and found that removing juveniles from detention facilities in cash-strapped states has not caused crime rates to jump...........
This push to treat more kids as adults, however, is contradicted by new behavioral and biological research about maturity and criminal culpability, as well as evidence from the criminal-justice system about how adult court affects children. Brain development and the social psychological skills that it controls suggest that kids are actually immature far longer than we previously thought. My own research, and that of others, suggests that kids put into the adult system are likely to have worse outcomes.
REFERENCE...Ones of many websites discussing the brain development/maturity
When a defendant pleads guilty, he admits that he committed a crime, right? Not always.......
Shall we continue to lock away people who could possibly be innocent? Clearly, many of those who are in prison are mothers. How many children are being raised without a parent due to wrongful convictions? Shall we continue to put to death those who may have been wrongfully convicted? Nationwide coverage is needed to bring attention to this injustice. Ask yourself, as a society, are we to stand by, quietly thinking "someone else" will bring awareness to wrongful convictions?
"Number one is communication. It's sitting down at dinner, sitting down at breakfast, taking one of those meals a day to mandate that the family gets together. You leave technology like cell phones on the counter and you talk about your day."
"I try to give them hope that you can turn around and people can look up to you in the future," said Gayle.
As a youth, Gayle's family dealt with drug issues, jail time, and homelessness. He said it wasn't unusual for his family to get food from McDonald's restaurant dumpsters."
"According national statistics, more than 13 million students have experienced some form of bullying."