According to a new U.S. Department of Justice report, 9.5 percent of youths incarcerated in juvenile facilities in America report being sexually abused in the past year of their detention.
A great new online resource from the Advancement Project allows you to see how your state is working to end the school-to-prison pipeline– from state resources to great organizations working on the ground to promote change to headlines from the news on where change is happening.
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Tamar Birckhead writes, “As a criminal defense lawyer and the mother of two girls, I have a very effective disciplinary tool at my disposal: I can take just about any undesirable interaction between my daughters and frame it as a crime…But what separates my girls’ actions – which can readily be characterized as developmentally appropriate inappropriate behavior – from that of my clients? Sadly, I believe that it comes down to race, class and cultural status.”
Are architects violating their professional code of ethics when they design and erect buildings that violate human rights? Like Prisons and Solitary Housing Units? The brilliantly addictive 99% Invisible radio show investigates:
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While we still lead the world in youth incarceration rates, those rates are beginning to decline. A new report from the AEC Foundation finds that in 2010 populations of incarcerated youth were at a new 35-year low. What’s more? This decline has not contributed to an increase in juvenile crime.