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He Was 17 When He Went To Prison. How Much Should That Matter To The Parole Board?
If William Palmer wins in court, thousands could get closer to exiting California prisons.
Punishing Kids With Years of Debt
Courts often order children who break the law to pay thousands of dollars in restitution to victims—even when the victim is an insurance company.
October 2, 2018
Louisiana’s Taurus Buchanan Wins Parole After 25 Years
At 16, one deadly punch sent him away for life. The Supreme Court gave him a second chance at freedom.
September 19, 2018
This Agency Tried to Fix the Race Gap in Juvenile Justice. Then Came Trump
A new presidential appointee has quietly changed decades-old federal policies meant to improve racial disparities in youth incarceration.
August 14, 2018
A Dangerous Brain
Can neuroscience predict how likely someone is to commit another crime?
Andrew R. Calderon
August 12, 2018
The Right Age to Die?
For some, science is outpacing the High Court on juveniles and the death penalty.
July 31, 2018
The Curfew Myth
How a ‘90s panic spawned an anti-crime measure that doesn’t make you safer.
July 17, 2018
A View of Tomorrow
With virtual reality, juvenile lifers practice for a world they may experience.
June 8, 2018
The Hardest Lesson on Tier 2C
Can a violent adult jail teach kids to love school?
March 29, 2018
When You’re 16 and It’s Your First Time in Solitary
“I felt like I aged 10 years just by doing 20 days in there.”
as told to
Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge