Posts in 'In The News'

In The News
Cluadia Lauer & Samantha Hendrickson, Associated Press •

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When an Ohio father learned that his 11-year-old daughter had been manipulated into sending explicit photos to an adult, he turned

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Issie Lapowsky, New York Times •

Donnell Drinks woke up one morning to banging on his door in the projects of North Philadelphia. It was the late 1980s, and Mr. Drinks

In The News
Brian Sheehan, NBC 10 News •

The city is calling on the court to intervene after overcrowding has become a problem at the Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Service Center in West Philadelphia

The décor inside the Bernalillo County Youth Services Center (YSC) is more in line with the children’s wing of your local library than a jail

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Ellie Rushing, The Philadelphia Inquirer •

Philadelphia’s juvenile jail has been in crisis for months, and now for the second time, a Commonwealth Court judge has ordered the state to take

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Commonwealth Court judge’s order for the state to take custody of some of the young offenders who have been sentenced

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Ellie Rushing & Ximena Conde, The Philadelphia Inquirer •

What you should know:

  • A Commonwealth Court judge has given Pennsylvania officials 30 days to take custody of 26 young people living at Philadelphia’s juvenile

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Commonwealth Court judge on Wednesday heard arguments in Philadelphia’s request that the state take juvenile offenders who’ve been sentenced to

In The News
The Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette •
Pennsylvania is one of only 13 states with no limit on how young a juvenile can be tried in adult court and exposed to adult jails and prisons. In Lawrence County in 2009, for example, 11-year-old Jordan Brown was charged in adult court for the fatal shooting of his father’s fiancee. He was too young to shave but faced a mandatory life sentence.

The number of young people detained at Philadelphia’s juvenile jail has reached “unprecedented levels,” with more than 30 children sleeping on floors and living amid