After two Supreme Court decisions, states must re-sentence juvenile lifers, giving them the possibility of parole and freedom. We asked a lawyer to help us understand what it all means.
Until November of last year, California prosecutors could bypass the juvenile justice system, charging minors in adult courts without any…
In some California counties for instance, it can cost as much as $30 per-day for room and board for parents whose children are locked up inside juvenile hall.
“[Youth Radio stories] helped spark a conversation between advocates and policy makers about reforming the imposition of court fees.”
Staffing shortages are contributing to more fighting among inmates and use of force by guards inside one juvenile hall, where budgets and overtime are on the rise.