Tag Archive: Reform

Jul 10

#APYDCON 2017: Youth, Community, and the Justice System

Approximately 2.1 million youth under the age of 18 are arrested in the United States in a single year. Outcomes for youth involved in the justice system can include recidivism, academic failure, as well as mental health and substance abuse issues. However, there is a movement to reform the justice system by offering youth alternative …

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Nov 06

What’s the REAL Status of the Prison System?

Have you noticed any news recently about America’s prison system? Maybe you haven’t, but I have. And what I’ve seen is incredibly contradictory. On one hand you have politicians touting the reforms they’ve made by raising the minimum juvenile age or increasing the number of prison alternatives. But on the other, we see massive overcrowding …

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Feb 23

Prisoner Rights Need Reform Worldwide

On February 14, 2012, a fire broke out at the Comayagua prison about 55 miles north of Honduras’ capital, Tegucigalpa. Approximately 360 people were killed, mostly prisoners. It’s been recorded as the deadliest prison fire in a century. The U.S government, who has been on the scene investigating, has stated that it was accidental, and …

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