Highlights from juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.

Should Police Wear Cameras

Thanks to the NY Times section, Room for Debate, we get to hear the arguments for and against wearable cameras for police officers. As it turns out, there are many more nuances to this debate than whether or not police are comfortable having their actions recorded.

READ MORE: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/10/22/should-police-wear-cameras

Prisoners of Profit

Abuse, neglect, over-medicating, guards provoking fights with youth… These are only some of the atrocities reporter Chris Kirkham found while investigating the conditions in privately run juvenile lockdown facilities. The 30-minute video includes insight from public defenders, a former corrections officer, and a young woman who was incarcerated in a private facility in Florida.

READ MORE: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/long-history-of-abuse-not-enough-to-stop-rise-of-juvenile-prison-empire/5265749202a760727d0005d6

Entrepreneurship and Job Fair for Ex-Cons

You did the crime. You did your time. You’re determined to stay outside of prison walls from now on. But no one will hire you? The Prison to Prosperity Fair, being held this weekend in the Bronx, is striving to help those who want to help themselves by making former inmates’ struggle for a job easier.

READ MORE: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/job-fair-ex-cons-article-1.1494499

Mothers in Jail Reunite With Young Daughters in New Program

Beyond Bars, a new program at Orleans Parish Prison (and run by the Girl Scouts), is helping to provide incarcerated mothers, and their daughters, a chance to have more meaningful visits. “The idea: Both moms and daughters will benefit from a stronger bond, which in turn will motivate each one to stay — or get — on track to fulfill their dreams.”

READ MORE: http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/10/incarcerated_mothers_daughters.html

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