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Story here. Video of incident between the officers and the teen here.
DOJ: Shelby County Juvenile Justice deprives “due process to children of all races,” “discriminates against Black children,” and fails to provide children with “reasonably safe conditions of confinement”
The Department of Justice report on Juvenile Justice in Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis) is available here. From the report summary:
This article by Lily Kuo in Reuters provides a quick overview of the new rules. For more detailed coverage, see, Jesse Holland, “Justice: Prisons to Step-up Anti-Rape Efforts.” For broader reading on prison conditions, which includes discussion on sexual assault … Continue reading
As covered here by Grits for Breakfast, a new report from the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs details the deprived circumstances of juveniles tried as adults and held in adult facilities in Texas. The report … Continue reading
As detailed in this Times Picayune article, Attorney General Eric Holder recently commented on the mounting evidence of rampant prosecutorial misconduct in New Orleans, Louisiana, noting that prosecutorial misconduct is a component of the overall criminal justice system in New Orleans … Continue reading