Juvenile Justice

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States raising age for adult prosecution back to 18


Kids in Chains: Juvenile advocates urge that shackling be limited

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS remands juvenile sentencing cases; dissenters say judges already considered incorrigibility

Trials and Litigation

ACLU sues Kansas City school district for handcuffing a crying 7-year-old

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Louisiana juveniles got longer sentences after unexpected LSU football losses, study finds

Juvenile Justice

Court fines and fees trap juvenile defendants in cycle of debt, new study finds

Opening Statements

Autism awareness project trains Pennsylvania’s juvenile judges

Criminal Justice

Appeals court upholds decision to try girls charged in Slender Man stabbings as adults

National Pulse

Police routinely read juveniles their Miranda rights, but do kids really understand them?

Juvenile Justice

Iowa Supreme Court rules life without parole is an unconstitutional sentence for juveniles

Juvenile Justice

States soften stance on adult prosecution of juvenile offenders

Criminal Justice

Youths caught bringing drugs across the Mexican border to Arizona county face adult charges

Criminal Justice

‘Affluenza’ teen who killed 4 in drunk-driving accident faces likely prison term of 720 days

Juvenile Justice

Middle schooler is criminally charged for making threats with emojis

Juvenile Justice

Found delinquent in fatal school shootings, both perps sought or got guns after release at age 21

Constitutional Law

Appeals court OKs 111 years for teen who killed 4, shot 25; lawyer calls him ‘completely harmless’

Juvenile Justice

A child who murders ‘cannot be willy-nilly turned loose into society,’ judge says

ABA Midyear Meeting

Sex traffickers use social media to research victims to groom

ABA Midyear Meeting

Too many students are being diverted from school into the criminal justice system, report says

Criminal Justice

Obama curbs solitary confinement in federal prisons, bans its use for juveniles
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Poll: Which of these captions for the cartoon contest really pops?

Two prisoners watch lawyer walk out of prison.

  • 41.29%
    "He’s not much of a lawyer, but for 40 years he hasn’t forgotten my birthday."
  • 9.01%
    "I asked for help keeping my head up, but I should have been more specific."
  • 49.7%
    "How did the meeting with your attorney go?" "He said these balloons had a better chance of getting me out than he did."