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Category Archives: Adult Court
My latest for the Huffington Post: In the 1993 book Dead Man Walking, Sister Helen Prejean tells the story of people directly impacted by capital punishment — convicted murderers counting down to their own executions, wardens and guards dutifully operating the … Continue reading
My latest column posted at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange is inspired by recent headlines: The facts are still coming in. All we know is what the media is reporting: a newborn is dead, a 14 year-old girl has been … Continue reading
Please check out these statistics regarding the numbers of youth in the adult criminal justice system. Powerful. by jasonkillinger. Learn about business intelligence tools. Visit the website of the Campaign for Youth Justice and check out their excellent new PSA … Continue reading
With the academic year now in full swing at the law school where I teach, I’ve been swamped — classes, juvenile court appearances, faculty meetings (!), etc. In reflecting back on the past week or so, I’ve found a bunch … Continue reading
This week’s column from Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE): When I first began practicing in juvenile delinquency court in North Carolina eight years ago, I was shocked to discover that the maximum age of jurisdiction is 15. This means if … Continue reading
The title of this post is the title of my op-ed, published today at the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange. This is how it begins: On August 15, 2012, when most teenagers were enjoying the last few weeks of summer vacation, … Continue reading
Occasionally I fantasize about what I might do if I didn’t teach law students. Of course I adore my job, but there are so many other great things to do out there. To work for the Campaign for Youth Justice … Continue reading
The title of this post is the title of a recent op-ed appearing on the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange by the wonderful Jody Kent Lavy of the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth. It begins as follows: Many states … Continue reading
The title of this post is the title of a compelling special report by Justin Fenton at the Crime Report on the “troubling” detention conditions faced by juveniles in Baltimore’s adult jail. It begins as follows: Before the other boys jumped … Continue reading
One of my favorite non-profits is the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY), a national organization dedicated to ending the practice of incarcerating juveniles in prison for life without the possibility of parole. CFSY, directed by the wonderful Jody … Continue reading