Judge Jails Kids, Compares Them to 'Manson Cult' for Refusing to See Dad

At the end of June, a Michigan judge held three children aged 9, 10, and 15 in civil contempt for refusing to see their father and sent them to a juvenile justice facility for an unspecified length of time. The children’s parents have been involved in contentious divorce proceedings for five years; in a lengthy… »7/09/15 2:30pm7/09/15 2:30pm

New Study Finds That Sexually Abused Girls Get Prison, Not Help

A scathing new report critiques the “sexual abuse-to-prison pipeline,” in which girls under 18 who are raped or sexually assaulted are increasingly funneled into the juvenile justice system instead of receiving actual help. That’s particularly true for girls of color, who are disproportionately detained and committed,… »7/09/15 1:15pm7/09/15 1:15pm