Category: juvenile detention

Assembly Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Overhaul of Wisconsin Juvenile Corrections System

The Cap Times By Jessie Opoien A bipartisan proposal from Assembly lawmakers would remove inmates from the state’s embattled youth prison by 2020 and send most youth offenders to facilities overseen by counties throughout the state. The most serious juvenile offenders — those who commit crimes such as murder or first-degree sexual assault — would …

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For an Increasing Number of Youth in Juvenile Detention, Learning Is Possible

Slate By Francesca Berardi Before Malik was locked away in a juvenile prison in Woodsbend, a small town tucked into Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains, he didn’t care much about school. No one in his immediate family has a high school diploma and his teachers, it seemed, only cared about the successful students. Malik, who is 18, spent …

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Your Kid Goes to Jail, You Get the Bill

The Marshall Project in collaboration with the Washington Post By Eli Hager In dozens of one-on-one meetings every week, a lawyer retained by the city of Philadelphia summons parents whose children have just been jailed, pulls out his calculator and hands them more bad news: a bill for their kids’ incarceration. Even if a child …

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