A Bid to Keep Youths Out of Adult Prisons

A Bid to Keep Youths Out of Adult Prisons

October 28, 2013 | by John Schwartz | New York Times

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In 2012, Colorado passed a law limiting the authority of prosecutors to charge juveniles as adults. This article reports on the differing views between supporters and opponents of the law, and details the national movement away from harsh sentences for youth. Currently, 11 states have passed laws that keep their young offenders out of adult jails and prisons.

Click here to read the original article.

In 2012, Colorado passed a law limiting the authority of prosecutors to charge juveniles as adults. This article reports on the differing views between supporters and opponents of the law, and details the national movement away from harsh sentences for youth. Currently, 11 states have passed laws that keep their young offenders out of adult jails and prisons.

Click here to read the original article.

Click here to read NCCD’s blog titled “A Second Chance for Juveniles Serving Life” by Media for a Just Society Award Winner, Alan Prendergast.