In the past several years, policies have been put in place to help improve the juvenile justice system. The most recent of these policies is “Raise the Age.” While this is an important move forward, these policies often fail to address the root causes and the pathways into the juvenile justice system.
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It’s time to give thanks, so in this issue of our Friday News Roundup, we take a look at a world beyond incarceration, write notes to people on death row, think about freedom from the inside, and practice thankfulness for the first steps toward reform.
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Over the past decade, there has been an increased public awareness that sex trafficking survivors are being arrested and prosecuted for prostitution. Accordingly, many jurisdictions have opened specialty courts for these survivors. This is progress, but in the grand scheme of things, we have only scratched the surface of the problem.
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This week in the news: Rodney Reed’s execution date looms, Floridians face obstacles in sentencing and voting restoration, how overbearing caseloads are impacting Missouri public defenders, bail reform, and more.
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With all eyes on the opioid epidemic, the suicide crisis has been allowed to quietly loom without much notice. In 1999, suicide rates began to trend upward among all age groups. Nearly twenty years later, this trend has not only persisted but has accelerated. Since 2006, the national suicide rate has increased rapidly, as much as doubling for some age groups, even while the other leading causes of death remained steady if not declined. As a result, suicide is now the second leading cause of death—what some might refer to as “preventable death”—among young people and adults 15 to 34, and the third leading cause of death among adults 35 to 44.
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This week in the news: What this week’s elections mean for criminal justice, the largest single-day commutation in US history, the war on drugs isn’t over, and more.
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This week in the news: When indigent defendants in criminal cases don’t get a public defender, some of the 2020 candidates hold a town hall in a former prison, women and the justice system, and more.
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