Saturday, 28 November 2015


short documentary about juveniles sentenced to life in prison without
parole. Original short documentary made by Josh Sahib and Sydney
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A Family Weathers a Life Sentence

Newton was 16 when he killed a Baltimore cab driver during an attempted
robbery in 1973. The state of Maryland charged Newton with first degree
murder and sentenced him to life in prison. Over four decades later,
his family is still hoping for release, although Maryland has
effectively abolished parole for lifers—even juvenile offenders such as
Odell. His family maintains that he is a reformed man. "He's not the
same person he was when he was 16," says his sister Jackie Anderson in
this short documentary by The Atlantic.

This video is part of
The Atlantic's October cover story, "The Black Family in the Age of Mass
Incarceration." Read the full story:

Authors: Greyson Korhonen, Daniel Lombroso, Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg, Ta-Nehisi Coates

Supreme Court to hear life sentence arguments for juveniles

In 2012, court ruled that minors could not be sentenced to mandatory life terms without parole.
Jonathan Martin reports.

JUVENILE LIFE – Anthony's Redemption

Williams, a member of the Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network
(ICAN), was wrongfully convicted of first degree murder when he was a
child. Listen to his heart gripping and inspirational story, and why no
child should be sentenced to life without parole.

ICAN is an
initiative of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. This
interview took place on KOPN 89.5 FM with radio host Steve Spellman.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

When Is A Child Guilty Of Murder?

What Rights Do Prisoners Have? - Part 1
What Rights Do Prisoners Have? - Part 2

have various age thresholds for prosecuting kids as adults depending on
the severity of the crime. When is a child guilty of murder?

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Adolescent Maturity and the Brain: The Promise and Pitfalls of Neuroscience Research in Adolescent Health Policy
"Longitudinal neuroimaging studies demonstrate that the adolescent brain continues to mature well into the 20s."

Juveniles Tried as Adults
"What is the youngest age that a juvenile can be transferred to criminal court for trial as an adult?"

In 'Juvenile In Justice,' Children Caught in America's Prison System
"More than 70,000 children are held in U.S. juvenile jails."

Programs aim to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate

America's juvenile justice system, experts say girls, who make up a
larger portion of incarcerated youth than in the past, have often been
victims of trauma and abuse. Now, programs in Jacksonville, Florida, aim
to rehabilitate rather than incarcerate. NewsHour's Megan Thompson

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Juvenile Detention

we're getting an inside look at where Nehemiah is being held. The
Bernanlillo County Juvenile Detention Center houses more than 60

Girlhood: Documentary chronicling America's justice
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tragedy - who are serving time in a ...

"The United States still
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developed nations in the world, with about 70000 detained on any ...

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Some initial footage of Pope Francis arrival and celebrating Maundy Thursday liturgy at a youth detention centre near Rome.

The Supreme Court ruled earlier this

Juvenile Detention