youth offenders

Christopher Zoukis is the author of College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Co
Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming don't set limits on punitive isolation of kids.
A youth offender who was serving life without parole has been resentenced under a California law that allows those tried
Everyone knows that dogs are man's best friend. But they can also be wonderful teachers. The West Michigan Humane Society
On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court took a new step in protecting juvenile offenders. In Miller v. Alabama it ruled that states could not mandate life without the possibility of parole sentences for youth involved in homicide cases.
Today the Supreme Court hears the cases of two young men who were sentenced to die in prison as 14-year-old children. The Court should find that young people sentenced to life without parole as children cannot be deemed beyond hope of rehabilitation. Kids can, and do, change.
Michael Montgomery is an investigative reporter for California Watch, a project of the non-profit Center for Investigative