May 26, 2017

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Juvenile Offenders

  • JUVENILE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

    Solitary confinement kills your soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnBvQpmyCXA&feature=youtu.be https://youtube.com/watch?v=NnBvQpmyCSA&feature=youtu.be Solitary confinement can lead to depression, anxiety, and mental illness in children. Yet, up to 17,000 juveniles are in solitary in the United States. Ask President Obama and Congress to end juvenile solitary confinement! In my nine-year prison sentence, I spent a total of five years in solitary.…

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  • $29 MIL TO LOCK UP KIDS IN THE WORST FACILITY IN THE STATE?

    Close the Palm Beach Juvenile Facility In a state known for its abusive youth prisons, the Palm Beach Juvenile Correctional Facility may be the worst of them all. Nearly a third of boys housed at the privately run Palm Beach facility were victims of sexual abuse, a horrifying statistic and the highest of any facility…

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  • PRIVATE PRISON CONTRACT CANCELLED

    Printed Courtesy  of 'Color of Change' October 2, 2014 Reports reveal FL guards slapping and choking kids and fracturing their bones. One child held in a Youth Services International (YSI) for-profit prison described it as being "kept like rats in a trap, in a maze." (1) After 15,000 ColorOfChange members took action demanding an end…

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  • ATTENTION: MOTHERS OF CHILDREN INCARCERATED

    Mothers of incarcerated children often feel ashamed, depressed, isolated and alone. We invite all MOTHERS nationwide (included are dad's who walk in mom's shoes), whose son or daughter is in prison, no matter what their age, to join with the National Union of Mothers4Justice in creating a strong network of moms who stand ready to contact…

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  • “FYI” YOUNG OFFENDERS SUFFER ADULT PUNISHMENTS

    The Families of Youth Incarcerated (FYI) is an organization that is taking a bold and serious stance against the prosecution and incarceration of juveniles in the adult criminal system. Florida is one of 15 states that allow prosecutors to "direct file" adult charges against juvenile offenders but FYI is advocating for reform of these direct…

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  • JUVENILES SENTENCED TO LIFE GET A SECOND CHANCE

      In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court found laws mandating juveniles be sentenced to life in prison without parole are cruel and unusual punishment.  The ruling appears to be in conflict with Florida law and judges are caught in the middle said J.D. Moorehead, a professor at Florida Coastal School of Law. Florida law requires…

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  • Relief for teen sexual offenders

    There is relief under the Romeo and Juliet Law for those convicted of sexual offenses when the age difference between consensual partners is 4 years or less. The Romeo and Juliet Law, passed in 2007, Florida Statute 943.04354 (Title XLVII Criminal Procedures and Corrections), addresses the removal of the requirement to register as a sexual offender…

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