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Tech classes help young offenders prepare for future

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Young offenders incarcerated at Topeka’s juvenile detention facility are learning technical skills to make them more marketable and less likely to get into trouble after they are released. 322 more words


The Human Puzzle

I once said that you can take the guy out of the ghetto but apparently you can’t take the ghetto out of the guy. I mean, he had a helluva bad childhood, And to be free to develop his obvious potential any idiot could see that he needed to examine and understand the effects of a dad who left, a mother who was too busy, a brother who died, his stint in juvenile detention from age 16 to 18 — I forget exactly why — and then later a manipulative wife. 69 more words


High Stakes Standardized Testing Sent Me to Jail & Saved My Teaching Soul

High Stakes Standardized Testing Sent Me to Jail & Saved My Teaching Soul

    Last April (2014) I poured myself into a narrative that I titled, “ 969 more words

Education And Testing

In New York City, ending youth solitary confinement comes with a complicated price tag

Under Mayor de Blasio’s new preliminary budget, 282 correction officers would be brought on to oversee New York City’s juvenile prisoners as funding for staff and alternative programming doubles to $25.3 million in 2016 — the year NYC is scheduled to end solitary confinement for 18-21 year olds. 364 more words

The Walls Around Us

The Walls Around Us
Nova Ren Suma
Algonquin Young Readers
March 2015
advance copy received from NetGalley

Two eighteen-year-old girls, Amber, a juvenile prison inmate for several years, and Violet, a ballerina soon headed to New York to pursue her dreams, are connected through Violet’s best friend Ori and the incident that landed her in the same facility as Amber. 221 more words


4 Seattle Teen Girls Beat And Rob 2 Women

SEATTLE (AP) — Police say they arrested four teenage girls accused of beating and robbing two women out walking in a south Seattle neighborhood.

On their website, police said the victims reported that the four teens approached them Tuesday afternoon and one asked for a dollar. 84 more words


NYC's new rules for solitary are not the reforms we've been looking for

Would NYC’s new rules for solitary confinement have saved the life of 19-year-old Andy Henriquez?

Henriquez was brought to Rikers Island when he was only 16. 1,173 more words