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January 24, 2017
What We Can Learn from the Amazing Drop in Juvenile Incarceration
Lesson One: Don’t make policies when emotions are running high.
Case in Point
January 9, 2017
The Punishing Price of Freedom
Alabama never forgave Phillip Chance for running away.
October 27, 2016
Who’s a Kid?
Science — and law enforcement — are rethinking young adults.
September 27, 2016
In Some States, Raising the Age for Adult Court Is the Easy Part
But in South Carolina, making the juvenile system more humane will be much harder.
September 22, 2016
The Criminal Justice Reform That Could Actually Reach Obama’s Desk
In a year of inaction, a bill that changes the way we treat juveniles makes some headway.
May 19, 2016
I'm Losing My Mind After Refusing to Plead Insanity for Murdering My Mom
Solitary takes its toll.
January 27, 2016
There Are Practically No Juveniles in Federal Prison — Here’s Why
Obama takes bold action, but for a population of fewer than 30
January 4, 2016
This Boy’s Life
At 16, Taurus Buchanan threw one deadly punch—and was sent away for life. Will the Supreme Court give him, and hundreds like him, a chance at freedom?
Corey G. Johnson
January 4, 2016
How We Counted the Juveniles Sent to Prison for Life
A law practice finds thousands whose sentences could be affected by Miller v. Alabama
March 24, 2015
The Worst State for Kids Up Against the Law
It’s Florida, hands down.