Monday, June 30, 2014

A Path For Hope: Ending Juvenile Life Without Parole

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZtlWdS2I3s&feature=youtu.be

Strongly URGE ALL to take the time to view this most important video and please share.
The life you save, could be your OWN child.
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Please get educated and involved in issues that could affect your children. Be in the know, help protect your children.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Many Juveniles Still Illegally Sentenced to Life Without Parole

http://www.mintpressnews.com/many-juveniles-still-illegally-sentenced-life-without-parole/193186/

Excerpt....Please read and share FULL article

"A majority of states have done nothing to pursue statutory reform, while others use loopholes to continue sentencing minors to long-term punishments, the report says. Overall, a total of 44 states still have the option to sentence people to life in prison for crimes they committed as children."
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Please get educated and involved in juvenile "law reform."  The "next" child COULD BE "YOUR'S"
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My thanks to the author of this most important article information.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Locking Up Juveniles Produces More Adult Criminals

http://www.theledger.com/article/20140626/NEWS/140629425/1374?p=2&tc=pg

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

"Risk factors that make youth vulnerable to incarceration cannot be eliminated through incarceration," the report says. "In fact, many of the environmental and social factors that contribute to youth incarceration get worse, not better, with incarceration."
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Many face doom and death in prison, for "mistakes" made as a child.
They did NOT get to where they are today, ALL BY THEMSELVES!!
Locking up and throwing away the "key" IS NOT "JUSTICE FOR ALL"

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The tragic, maddening failure of America's juvenile justice system

http://theweek.com/article/index/262851/the-tragic-maddening-failure-of-americas-juvenile-justice-system#axzz34KjPaVvA

EXCERPT......please read FULL article

"WE MUST "REFORM" NOW

"When you start reading Nell Bernstein's haunting book about juvenile justice in America, you'll surely become heartbroken at the ways in which our nation systematically abuses, neglects, tortures, and otherwise ruins the lives of generations of children. No parent in America could read this wrenching work and not be touched to tears by its depictions of what our laws and our public officials do to our kids.
But later in your reading of Bernstein's Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prisonhttp://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/318801651/burning-down-the-house-makes-the-case-against-juvenile-incarceration   you'll move from heartbroken to furious. The mindlessness of the policies and practices that turn troubled youth into failed adults — and thus entrench into countless lives cycles of violence, poverty, and despair — are beyond maddening. Our nation's judges, cops, prosecutors, and politicians surely know by now the harm this causes all of us. The evidence of the damage is overwhelming. We imprison our children at seven times the rate Great Britain does and 18 times the rate of France, We spend far more money housing our kids in prison — $88,000 a year — than we do educating them in school. And yet, despite this crushing statistic, our nation does not move quickly enough to prevent the mistreatment, the rapes, the violence, and the degradation that occurs every day in modern American juvenile jails and prisons."
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The above article clearly is one of many, of the atrocities and INjustices against our nation's children.
Destroying them, instead of implementing  efforts for rehabilitation to become "productive" members of society. THIS MUST CHANGE, to help save them from "doom and deaths", IMO
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My personal thanks to the author for this most important information.





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Monday, June 2, 2014

Burning down the house, abolishing juvenile prisons

http://jjie.org/author-nell-bernstein-talks-about-burning-down-the-house-and-abolishing-juvenile-prisons/106972/

Excerpt, please read FULL article, anyone, everyone, this is a "must" read

"Bernstein argues convincingly that we need to stop forcing our children to endure torture. She believes strongly that delinquent children can and should be rehabilitated outside the razor wires of a juvenile prison."
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My personal thanks to the author, Nell Bernstein, for this most informative article.