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Juvenile justice news and analysis from The Nation
December 22, 2017
‘We’re Basically Guessing on These Cases’: Louisiana’s Disastrous Resentencing Hearings
SCOTUS has required the reconsideration of hundreds of sentences that put kids in prison for life.
August 31, 2017
Our Criminal Courts Are Failing Juvenile Defendants
Young people are too often viewed as social liabilities rather than individuals with a future.
June 21, 2017
The Troubled Resentencing of America’s Juvenile Lifers
When SCOTUS outlawed mandatory juvenile life without parole, advocates celebrated—but the outcome has been anything but fair.
May 17, 2017
How Closing a Jail Could Make New York City Stronger
The plans for shuttering the infamous Rikers Island complex could be a boon for communities across the city.
April 17, 2017
Stop the Imprisonment of Palestinian Children
Abusive treatment, coerced confessions, and deprivation of counsel and parental contact—at any one time, hundreds of kids are in lockup in violation of basic human rights.
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October 25, 2016
Did SUNY Ban the Box? Or Just Move It?
It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the box has simply been moved further down the line.
William G. Martin
August 31, 2016
Voters Have Ousted Notorious Florida Prosecutor Angela Corey
She was known nationally for failing to convict Trayvon Martin’s killer, and for prosecuting Marissa Alexander.
August 16, 2016
Is Angela Corey the Cruelest Prosecutor in America?
The woman who failed to convict Trayvon Martin’s killer is putting hundreds of kids in prison, and dozens of people on death row.
April 11, 2016
The Battle Against Prisons for Kids
We’re feeding children into a system that breaks them.
March 23, 2015
Adolescents Do Not Belong in the Adult Legal System
It’s time for New York to change how minors are tried in the criminal justice system.
Katrina vanden Heuvel