Today, our partners in Wisconsin, Youth Justice Milwaukee, celebrate one-year since launching their grassroots campaign to close youth prisons and specifically close the state’s notoriously abusive youth prisons, Lincolns Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls. On their one-year-anniversary, the Wisconsin legislature sent a bill to Governor Scott Walker’s desk to be 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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With spring legislative sessions heating up and summer sessions just around the corner, there’s no time to rest in the fight for youth justice reform. In case you missed it: Last month, we were excited to release a short 8 minute film on the extreme racial disparities that exist in our juvenile justice system, “Jim Read More
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