Monday, February 24, 2014

Solitary confinement: 29 years in a box

http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/23/health/solitary-confinement-psychology/

Excerpts......please read and share full article, these actions are cruel and inhumane.

"Robert King still remembers well the dimensions of his cell: 6 x 9 x 12 feet. There was a steel bed and a sink that doubled as a toilet where he would also wash clothes."

"New York state agreed to several changes that would limit the use of solitary confinement for disciplining some groups of inmates, including those under 18 or pregnant women. The agreement stemmed from a class-action lawsuit." http://www.nyclu.org/files/releases/PeoplesvFischer_Complaint_FINAL.pdf

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison

http://www.amazon.com/Burning-Down-House-Juvenile-Prison/dp/1595589562/ref=la_B001K8IVDE_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393039156&sr=1-2

Excerpt......Please read Full article/info, please share with others

"One in three American children will be arrested by the time they are twenty-three, and many will spend time locked inside horrific detention centers that defy everything we know about how to rehabilitate young offenders. In a clear-eyed indictment of the juvenile justice system run amok, award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing that is most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults."

Monday, February 17, 2014

Juvenile Justice Experts Scrutinize OJJDP’s Role

http://jjie.org/juvenile-justice-experts-scrutinize-ojjdps-role/

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

"The report recommended that a “developmental approach” respond to such acts with treatment and services that enable youths to focus on “repairing the social injury or damage” caused by their behavior while making them understand how it has affected others and having them take responsibility for the behavior."

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I WAS 6 YRS OLD, LOCKED IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

https://www.aclu.org/blog/prisoners-rights-criminal-law-reform/i-was-six-years-old-and-locked-solitary?utm_content=buffer2acb9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ

Excerpt......PLEASE READ FULL ARTICLE, PLEASE SHARE........

Everyday across the country, kids as young as 13 are held in solitary confinement – spending over 22 hours a day locked in a room the size of a parking spot. For young people who are still developing, the consequences are devastating.

Helping kids thru age of stupidity~ Judge Steven Teske

http://jjie.org/op-ed-helping-kids-through-the-age-of-stupidity/106239/

Author...  http://jjie.org/author/judge-steven-teske/

An excellent article written by Judge Steven Teske, please read FULL article and share with others.

Juvenile Justice reform is so imperative for all children to help save them from DOOM and DEATHS, IMO

Monday, February 10, 2014

Forgiveness, compassion and redemption






http://www.freep.com/article/20140210/OPINION05/302100013/juvenile-life-sentence-forgiveness-crime-prison-jail-schuette-michigan

A MUST READ, please share

Excerpt, please read FULL article

"I also know that children make mistakes. Children can change and possess a unique capacity for rehabilitation and thus, transformation. Our family does not believe in the strict application of “an eye for an eye.” It is inhumane to expect or want our son’s killer to give his life as retribution for our son’s death.................."

(Pic is not of originial article)