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State law requires all murder charges be automatically filed in adult court, regardless of age.
Jul 20, 2020
A complaint filed in 2013 on behalf of 500 currently and formerly incarcerated youth alleged that they were assaulted and harassed by incarcerated adults and corrections staff in adult prisons and jails across the state.
Dawn R. Wolfe
Mar 10, 2020
Sep 13, 2019
California is one of only six states that allow staff in juvenile facilities to carry pepper spray. But LA’s coming ban is still facing pushback.
Sep 10, 2019
In rhetoric reminiscent of the ‘superpredator‘ scare of the 1990s, the New Orleans District Attorney warned of ‘a brazen population of delinquent teens.‘ But advocates and crime analysts alike say the data doesn't support his fearmongering claims about kids and crime.
Jun 27, 2019
The Orleans district attorney has said that violent youth are the city’s biggest crime problem.
Apr 26, 2019
Cook County has a new contract for juvenile ankle monitors that critics say are an invasion of privacy.
Apr 08, 2019
Washington detains more children for status offenses such as truancy and running away than any other state in the country. State lawmakers want to change that.
Mar 19, 2019