Brenda Ann Spencer in Shackles
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Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays: Making Brenda Ann Spencer a Star

One minute Brenda Ann Spencer is a 16-year old shooting up an elementary school for the most ridiculous reason. The next thing you know, a star is born from a devastating mass school shooting. Brenda Ann Spencer: A Movie in the Making Ninet Tayeb is an Israeli entertainer. The 25-year-old star is a composer, singer, songwriter, model, Read More…

Mother Hugs Daughter on Valley State Prison Visit
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Christmas Prison Visit: How Many of These Kids Will Return as Prisoners Someday?

As the holidays approach, I find myself reflecting on my Christmas 2016 visit with my mom at California Institution for Women (CIW) in Corona, CA. The visiting room was extra crowded that day, even though a very small percentage of the women inmates get prison visits. This is especially true on Christmas. Most people just Read More…

Sean Ingram along with Sean Ingram Academy staff and students smiling, satisfied that they're making a difference in Wake County, North Carolina.
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Sean Ingram Academy is Keeping Kids Out of North Carolina Prisons

Sean Ingram academy was established and designed to keep Wake County kids out of North Carolina prisons, all while teaching them how to succeed. Sean Ingram is a 41-year-old man who works with kids who are at risk in Wake County Public School System. Ingram helps students stay successful and out of North Carolina prisons. Read More…

Gypsy Rose Blanchard smiling during everyday life in prison after playing a part in her mother's murder.
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Famous Prisoners: How Murder Freed Gypsy Rose Blanchard from Illness

After years of fake illness, Gypsy Rose Blanchard was sentenced to prison for her mother’s murder. She’s more free behind bars than in her own home. Dee Dee Blanchard was stabbed to death in 2015. Her daughter, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, plead guilty to the crime. One would think at this point, Gypsy is facing the Read More…

Juvenile Offenders and Corrections Officers during a violent incident at Horizon Juvenile Detention Center in New York.
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New Safety Reforms Are Necessary At Horizon Juvenile Center

Teens transferred from Rikers Island to Horizon Juvenile Center are met with worst conditions. Fights erupted injuring 40 correction officers. The news was released that 40 prison officers were injured at the Horizon Juvenile Center in the South Bronx. This indicates an obvious need for a better solution to mend the state of the facility. Read More…

Santa Fe High School Shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis Mugshot
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The Upcoming Fate of Santa Fe High School Shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis

Dimitrios Pagourtzis seemed like a fairly average Greek-American 17-year-old high school student. He lived with his family in Galveston, TX. The teen liked video games and played football. Pagourtzis claimed to want to be in the military and had an active Facebook account. His peers described him as “quiet” and thought it was odd he Read More…

17-Year-Old Pedro Hernandez Stayed on Rikers Island to Clear His Name, Just Like Kalief Browder.
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Kalief Browder Debate Continues: Raise the Age Law & Rehabilitating Teens

The Raise the Age legislation took effect in New York on October 1. All youth offenders below the age of 18 were transferred from Rikers Island into juvenile detention centers. New York City’s Rikers Island is notorious for housing hardened criminals, yet teenagers sentenced as adults were once housed there too. New York Mayor Bill Read More…

Kalief Browder (left) & Akeem Browder (right), whose fighting to shut down Riker's Island forever
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Akeem Browder Continues a Story That Proves the Need for Change

Sixteen is the age when most are planning big parties, college prep tests and driving lessons. But, this wasn’t the case for Kalief Browder, whose case has turned his brother, Akeem, into a prison advocate. And, he wants Riker’s Island shut down for good. Teen-hood is a time parents are trying to wrap their heads Read More…

Richie Merritt (left) compared to an older image of Rich Wershe Jr., the subject of the film White Boy Rick.
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The Story of White Boy Rick: How a Teenager Was Left to Rot In Prison

After helping the FBI at 15, Rick Wersche Jr. was put in prison for a life they helped. In 1987, he got life without parole at 17. He is still there today.   By the age of 16, most teenagers are experiencing their firsts in life. First car, first job, first love. Richard Wershe Jr.’s Read More…

White Boy Rick - Official Trailer - YouTube
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White Boy Rick: The Youngest FBI Informant Ever Finally Gets Recognition

In 1988, at just 17, Detroit, Michigan resident Rick Wershe Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for cocaine distribution. It was the end of the Reagan Era. That year, George H.W. Bush became the president-elect and a gallon of gas cost 91 cents. And, the infamous White Boy Rick was born.  Wershe has spent 29 years behind Read More…