• Juvenile In Justice Images Used in Senate Hearing Back in February the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Human Rights, and Civil Rights held a hearing called “Reassessing Solitary Confinement II: the Human Rights, Fiscal, and Public Safety Consequences.” The room was packed with stakeholders and advocates (maybe you were there!), and powerful testimony was delivered on the floor. Our images were also there, giving […] April 25, 2014
  • The [Justice] Short List 3-7-14 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time. A Devastating Game of Solitaire Last Tuesday, Senator Dick Durban chaired a follow up hearing on the issue of solitary confinement, focusing on its human rights, fiscal, and public safety consequences. While we want to draw your […] March 7, 2014
  • The [Justice] Short List 11-29-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time. ACLU Calls for Ban on Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities The ACLU has released a new report, “Alone and Afraid: Children Held in Solitary Confinement and Isolation in Juvenile Detention and Correctional Facilities,” and are hoping to […] November 29, 2013
  • The [Justice] Short List 8-30-13 Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, reports, videos and more that are worth your time. PBS: Fixing Juvie Justice PBS/Nat Geo documentary about the implementation of community conferencing in Baltimore, Maryland. Inspired by the Maori justice system, this new method of dealing with crime allows all voices to be heard in […] August 30, 2013
  • A Mother’s Plea: Stop Solitary Confinement of Children Via ACLU: In 2005, Vicky Gunderson’s 17-year-old son, Kirk (pictured above), committed suicide while in solitary confinement in a Wisconsin jail. Here’s her story: “As a mother, not being able to hug and comfort my son when he was alone in a concrete box was like the worst form of hell. Knowing our son Kirk […] June 18, 2013
  • [Guest Post] End Solitary Confinement of Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons Governors have an historic opportunity through the Prison Rape Elimination Act to do just that: From Campaign For Youth Justice’s Liz Ryan: This year, governors will need to certify that their states are in compliance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a law that Congress unanimously approved in 2003, designed to end sexual violence […] June 11, 2013
  • Solitary Confinement: A Mother’s Perspective  [Guest post by Grace Bauer, Co-Director of Justice 4 Families] In what feels like another lifetime… It was summer and we decided to take the kids and my mom fishing.  My son wanted to bring his new bike with the training wheels.  As soon as his dad took it out of the truck, he was off.  Happy […] June 5, 2013