March 22, 2013
Tonight, on "Rock Center with Brian Williams," Ted Koppel will report on the solitary confinement of kids in adult prisons and jails—an all-too-common practice that Juvenile Law Center strongly opposes.
March 18, 2013
Fifty years ago today, a homeless 51-year-old with an eighth-grade education, a pencil, and a pad of paper sparked one of the most significant advances in the rights of indigent criminal defendants in United States legal history. In Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. Supreme Court declared unanimously that criminal defendants facing significant jail time had a right to court-appointed counsel if they could not afford to retain counsel on their own. But how much has really changed?
March 07, 2013
Juvenile Law Center submitted a letter to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on the human rights implications of imprisoning children in adult facilities in the United States. The IACHR, a regional body that ensures compliance with regional standards and international corpus juris (or "body of law"), will hold a hearing on this issue on March 11.
Our letter argues that children should not be incarcerated in adult facilities for the following reasons.