Dear Colleagues, As you may know, our colleague Dwayne Betts has been denied admittance to the Connecticut Bar. Although you have may already signed an online petition on change.org in support of Dwayne, please consider signing this letter which will be formally submitted to the Connecticut Bar Examining Committee to urge them to admit Dwayne 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 — Youth Justice Milwaukee (YJM) released the following statement in response to the federal lawsuit against state prison officials with the Department of Corrections filed by two former inmates at Copper Lake School for Girls, including one who says a guard helped her harm herself: “These allegations, if true, are absolutely appalling. The staff Read More
Chesapeake, Va. – In response to the Department of Juvenile Justice’s recommendation to build a brand-new 60-bed youth prison in Chesapeake, RISE for Youth issued the following statement calling on the Chesapeake City Council to take a stand on behalf of the best interests of children and their community by rejecting the proposed youth prison Read More