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Juvenile Justice Jeopardy

A game called Juvenile Justice Jeopardy encourages youth to engage in a dialogue about the youth criminal justice system, and using their participation to correct misperceptions about the system. 7 more words


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Dear Blog Supporters,

Just a quick hello to you all. Wanted to just take a minute to thank you for all the support out there with the emails and phone calls to the Governor’s office. 317 more words

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Are they going to keep Omar Gonzalez incarcerated?

Omar Gonzalez has PTSD and served in Iraq from October 2006 to January 2008. He needs mental health help, not incarceration.  This is part of the reason our prisons are over crowded…we have too many inmates who need mental health programs, not jails or prisons. 81 more words

Last fall I heard award-winning illustrator Bryan Collier speak at an SCBWI event in eastern PA. When he said his latest book, Knock Knock, was based on a spoken word poem about a child with a father in prison, I knew I needed to get a copy. 474 more words

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I have always thought about it! And always believed. Putting people in jail (as I heard it said!) is about as useless as boobs on a bulls caboose. 230 more words


Is the Real Obstacle for Change at Rikers Norman Seabrook?

This week marked the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street Movement, and a smattering of diehard OWS turned up in Zuccotti Park for old times’ sake. 1,553 more words

US - An increasing number of people have been to prison or who have been convicted of a felony

This surprisingly large group might have difficulty finding work even in a good job market, making it harder for the Fed to stimulate the economy back to full strength. 475 more words