Tag: prison

NY State Passes Law to Stop Prosecuting Teens as Adults

New York and North Carolina are the only two states in the nation that prosecute defendants aged 16 and 17 as adults.

Group Calls for Dismantling of Outdated Youth Prisons

The group found that about 54,000 youths are incarcerated each day across the US, with black youth five times more likely than whites to be incarcerated, and often in harsh conditions where physical and sexual violence is a common occurrence. But at the same time there appears to be broad support for reinvesting in community-based programs.

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

The ruling caps a more than three-year-long legal saga against Manning both unprecedented in its scope and controversy.