Monday, February 17, 2020

Tag: juvenile justice system

Analysis: New Jersey Prosecutors Request More Black...

In the state of New Jersey, it's not uncommon for minors to be tried as adults for crimes like drug trafficking, robbery and homicide....

Louisiana May Soon End ‘Cruel’ Practice of...

The State of Louisiana is looking to make major changes in its juvenile jurisdiction process. According to American Press, state senators voted 36-1 Tuesday for...

Criminal Justice Meltdown: Facing Financial Crisis, Louisiana...

Louisiana’s fiscal crisis is a criminal justice nightmare, possibly signalling the end of public defense lawyers for the poor. Bobby Jindal, the former governor of...

Supreme Court Decision on Juvenile Life Sentences,...

In the area of juvenile justice, the week has been pivotal in protecting the rights and humanity of young prisoners, with an important ruling...

Justice Reform: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo...

In New York, there are events taking place in the area of criminal justice reform that deserve our attention.  Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a...

Outraged: White, Republican Alabama Prosecutor Charges 8-Year-Old...

A question that must be asked is what does society gain when it charges an 8-year-old child with murder?  This is what prosecutors in...

The School-to-Prison Pipeline in Action: Study Says...

The one factor that best determines whether a school will assume greater security measures is not crime or violence.  It is the presence of...

What Happened to Alonzo Smith? Teacher Found...

Reports are surfacing about the death of a Black man in Washington D.C., amid suspicions of police brutality. According to Reuters, the man, Alonzo Fiero...

A Punishment Reserved for Black Children: Supreme...

In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional to automatically sentence juveniles to a term of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. ...

A Pipeline to More Failure: Incarcerated...

By Marie Davis The education of incarcerated youth is a major problem facing the nation. A report released last year by the Southern Education Foundation...

10 Examples That Highlight The School to...

Black Girls Suspended at Higher Rate Than Black Boys Compared to Their White Counterparts Data from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that Black girls...

Juvenile Injustice: Access to Juvenile Records Turns...

Young nonviolent offenders are being unfairly punished by a system that has made juvenile records open to the public, thus hindering their chances of...

Bill Set to Overhaul Georgia’s Juvenile Justice...

A massive bill that would turn everything upside down in Georgia’s juvenile justice system passed its first legislative hurdle Tuesday: a committee vote. The 244-page...