Highlights from the week’s juvenile justice and justice related articles, videos and more that are worth your time.

2014 Kids Count Data Book

The Annie E Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book is a great way to find the latest data on the well-being of children through all 50 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Holding an incredible amount of up-to-date information, the Data Book is a great resource we should all be familiar with. Available for download and order.

READ MORE: http://www.aecf.org/resources/the-2014-kids-count-data-book/?utm_source=eblast&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=annie+e+news

Watch John Oliver Explain How Broken America’s Prison System Is

John Oliver using humor to address the sad truths of America’s prison system. If you’re new to the conversation, you’ll learn A LOT. If you’ve been hear a while, you’ll be screaming “Preach!” from your couch.

WATCH: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/07/21/john_oliver_prison_segment_on_last_week_tonight_is_one_you_should_watch.html

Windows Without Prison Bars

Working with prisoners, you realize how many things we take for granted as free citizens. ‘Windows from Prison,’ a project that gives prisoners the chance to request a picture of the outside and have it taken for them, brings that idea home for the rest of us. Reading about the impact these seemingly mundane scenes have on the inmates, you may realize just how disenfranchising life in a cell can be.

READ MORE: http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/windows-without-prison-bars/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

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