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"Alabama Sex Offender Registry Is Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Teenagers, Lawsuit Argues," by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal, September 19, 2019
"Brooklyn leads city in transferring youth offenders out of criminal court," by Noah Goldberg, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 13, 2019
"‘I felt it was my responsibility’: Why A Probation Commissioner Spent 25 Hours in San Francisco’s Juvenile Hall," by Vaidya Gullapalli, The Appeal, September 13, 2019
"When Is A Child Old Enough To Be Jailed For Life?," by Toni Messina, Above the Law, September 09, 2019
"In Pittsburgh, Juvenile Offenders At The Local Jail Go Back To School, Too," by An-Li Herring, NPR, September 05, 2019
"Lawsuit aims to end solitary confinement of children in Florida," by Romy Ellenbogen, Miami Herald, September 05, 2019
"Maryland’s top court upholds child pornography charge against teen who texted friends a video of herself," by Ann E. Marimow, Washington Post, August 29, 2019
"New York Law Removes ‘Unnecessary’ Step for Children Charged With Felonies," by Lauren Gill, The Appeal, September 03, 2019
"He Entered Prison As a ‘Whiskerless Kid.’ Will Oregon Ever Let Him Out?," by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal, September 03, 2019
"Number Of Young People Charged In Philadelphia’s Adult Court Drops Sharply," by Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal, August 30, 2019
"More than half of Michigan juvenile lifers still wait for resentencing," by Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, August 15, 2019
"Juvenile incarceration, crime falling nationwide," by Olivia Covington, Indiana Lawyer, July 10, 2019
"'Outdated and expensive': San Francisco to close juvenile hall in pioneering move," by Vivian Ho, The Guardian, June 06, 2019
"Opinion: Charging 10-year-old as adult in death of infant is not only wrong, but damaging," by Steven Boes, USA Today, May 29, 2019
"A 72-Year-Old Juvenile Lifer Won a Landmark Supreme Court Ruling, But Louisiana Won’t Let Him Out of Prison," by Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones, April 12, 2019