[Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.]
new video from TakePart TV: ‘How Long is Forever: Fair Sentencing of Youth’
via Prison Policy Initative: ‘Return to Sender: Postcard-Only Mail Policies in Jails’
“Over the past five years, dozens of local jails across the country have followed a harmful new policy trend: mandating that all personal written correspondence to or from jail take place via postcard.” This new report from the Prison Policy Instititue, by Leah Sakala, explores why this is a major step backwards for the justice system.
via Campaign for Youth Justice: ‘Kids, Cops, and Confessions Explores Mysterious World of the Interrogation Room’
A good summary on the CFYJ blog on the new book Kids, Cops, and Confessions: Inside the Interrogation Room by University of Minnesota Professor Barry C.Feld. Leah Robertson states that the book is an “intriguing and incredibly useful body of research for anyone involved in the juvenile justice system.”
[The Short List is published on Tuesday mornings and features highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time.]