Lakeith Smith
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Teen Gets 65 Years in Prison After Turning Down Plea Deal For 25 Years

A teenager who was tried on Thursday as an adult was sent to 65 years in prison instead of 25 under Alabama’s accomplice liability law after discarding an earlier plea that recommended 25 years. The Case of Lakeith Smith In March, the Montgomery resident Lakeith Smith who is now 18 was convicted of felony murder, burglary and Read More…

Girls Incarcerated: Najwa Pollard
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Girls Incarcerated: A Long, Hard Look at the Lives of Incarcerated Teens

The TV in America has tried to bring into light what really happens to the incarcerated teens. There are documentaries and fictional TV series that highlight the daily struggles of the young women in different correctional facilities in America. Netflix in union with Loud TV and Plum Pictures produced a documentary series on Netflix’s Girls Read More…

"Roberto" was confined to a padded cell after telling his mother he was suicidal. It was his fourth stint at the Connecticut Juvenile Training School.
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Connecticut Divided Over Proposed Closure of State’s Male Juvenile Prison

Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced plans to close down the Connecticut Juvenile Training School by July 2018. Now, stakeholders are divided over the proposal. The correctional facility is the only juvenile prison for young male offenders in the state. If the closure goes through by July, the 39 kids incarcerated at the facility will Read More…

Abuse at Wisconsin Youth Prison prompts concerns and lawsuits.
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Fox 11 Tours Wisconsin Youth Prison to Find Out the Progress

Just recently, the troubled Wisconsin Youth Prison known as Lincoln Hills School welcomed a few members of the Fox 11 media for a tour. However, no cameras were allowed inside. The visit aimed to find out about the changes being put in place to improve the conditions for the inmates and staffers. This troubled youth Read More…

The School to Prison Pipeline
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Wisconsin Addresses School-to-Prison Pipeline & Juvenile Correction System

Wisconsin officials want to close the state’s prison for troubled youth. Attorney General Brad Schimel will only support the closure if a reliable alternative exists first. How Wisconsin Makes It Easy for Kids to Fall Into the School-to-Prison Pipeline The school-to-pipeline is a term used in the description of the non-academic interaction between schools, students and Read More…

J. Cole visited San Quentin State Prison to discuss mass incarceration, which he addresses in his album 4 Your Eyez Only.
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Rappers Use Hip-Hop Lyrics to Raise Awareness of Black Selective Justice

2-Part Series: African Americans are the underdog targets of selective justice in the United States. Some Hip Hop artists work hard to advocate for change. Blacks in America are generally at a disadvantage and expected to lose. They are the targets of selective justice. So, it’s not surprising that People of Color dominate the jails and Read More…

Dinner Table
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Prison Moms Dread Thanksgiving While Missing Nonviolent Drug Offender Children (Video)

This wasn’t the best of Thanksgiving feasts for families who have loved ones behind bars. For these prison moms, looking at empty seats made it that much more dreadful. A New Path: Program for Prison Mothers The feasting tables were empty and chairs upturned since persons that would have filled them remain incarcerated. Several groups Read More…

Operation Open Arms: Foster Parents Needed for Children of Incarcerated Parents
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Operation Open Arms Places Children of Incarcerated Parents in Healthy Foster Homes

Operation Open Arms is giving new hope to children of incarcerated parents in need of good foster homes. Stable home-life is something that’s take fro granted when it comes to a prison kid with one or more incarcerated parent. Such efforts help fight the school-to-prison pipeline in US, while nurturing healthy, strong youth. They understand the Read More…