A recent juvenile justice reform bill excluded hundreds of people facing long prison sentences for crimes they committed before they turned 18. Gov. Kate Brown’s clemency order will allow some of them a second chance.
The court’s conservatives said there is no need to prove a minor who commits murder is “permanently incorrigible” in order to sentence them to life in prison without parole.
Newly released footage shows a 6-year-old student getting arrested and put in a police car.
Mia was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but alleges she was a trafficking victim who was forced to go along with a robbery that turned deadly.
In explaining why a teen accused of rape deserved leniency, a New Jersey family court judge said the boy was an Eagle Scout with good college prospects.
Officials in the California city voted to shutter the youth detention facility and expand juvenile justice alternatives.
Incarcerated teens in California face trauma, violence and discrimination despite being promised rehabilitation, according to a new report.
A Georgia attorney says the 15-year-old student was maliciously prosecuted for fighting back.
Howard Scott Anderson was 17 when he took part in a double-homicide in Florida. A Supreme Court ruling on juvenile sentences led to a new term of 40 years.
Language that would protect minors from being sentenced to life without parole is not included in the First Step Act.