MILWAUKEE – Youth Justice Milwaukee co-founders Sharlen Moore and Jeffery Roman released the following statement after the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill that would close the terrible Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake youth prison, yet allow counties to build their own youth prisons: “Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake needs to close – there is no doubt about that. But in its place, Read More
Our country’s system of youth incarceration is unjust, ineffective and costly. The overwhelming evidence shows that alternatives to youth prisons are more fair, more safe, and more economically sound.
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Milwaukee, WI – Youth Justice Milwaukee co-founders Sharlen Moore and Jeffery Roman released the following statement on the legislation recently approved by the Assembly Committee on Corrections on the Wisconsin juvenile justice system and closing the terrible youth prison, Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake: “Youth Justice Milwaukee opposes the legislation under consideration in the State Read More
New Short Film Traces History of Youth Prisons and Highlights Extreme Racial Disparities WASHINGTON – The Youth First Initiative, a national campaign advocating to close youth prisons & invest in community-based programs and opportunities for youth across the country, today released a new short film entitled “Jim Crow Juvenile Justice,” which reveals the slavery-era origins Read More