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Juvenile justice news and analysis from The Nation
May 21, 2021
Brett Kavanaugh Remains As Incorrigible as Ever
In a recent decision, the man who argued he shouldn’t be judged by his youthful indiscretions had no problem sending young people to prison for life without parole.
May 13, 2021
‘It’s Like a Black Hole’: ICE Has Been Holding Kids in Indefinite Detention
The agency has sent an unknown number of teenagers to juvenile jails and won’t tell anyone why.
March 5, 2021
Why Congress Must Pass Voting Rights Reform Now
It’s the best way to stop the GOP’s accelerating voter suppression strategy—and to continue the fight for criminal justice reform.
June 19, 2020
Minneapolis Public Schools Abolished Their Police First
While the city of Minneapolis is now considered a vanguard in the national effort to defund the police, less acknowledged is that its public school system has been several steps ahead.
October 11, 2019
Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance
Trump is inflicting enormous damage with his great and unmatched idiocy. But California continues to dance to its own tune, with a raft of progressive legislation.
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July 31, 2019
The Queens District Attorney Race Goes to Court
The runoff between Tiffany
Cabán and Melinda Katz isn’t over until the courts decide it is.
April 29, 2019
Why Everyone Should Care About Mass E-carceration
The social costs of constant surveillance are greater than we might think.
Patricia J. Williams
March 14, 2019
The TV Series Derailing Bail Reform in New Orleans
The tough-on-crime spin is undercutting the hard work of activists and criminal justice experts in the city.
November 16, 2018
John Pace and His Friends Expected to Die in Prison
Then the men, who’d been sentenced to life as juveniles, were freed.
Katie Rose Quandt
January 22, 2018
Florida Judges Are Turning Their Backs on Abused Young Immigrants
It's nearly impossible for undocumented minors in Florida who have been “abused, abandoned, or neglected” to apply for the green cards that they are legally entitled to.