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OP-ED: Prison Education Can Reform Us All

Akeem Samuels

The four of us are students in a course taking place at a maximum-security juvenile facility in upstate New York for young people charged as adults. Two of us are incarcerated there; two of us are college students at SUNY New Paltz. We are all from New York City. Continue Reading →

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OP-ED: Reauthorized JJDPA Is Critically Important

Marcy Mistrett

Every year in the United States, 1.3 million children come in contact with the juvenile justice system. Ninety-five percent of those arrested are held for nonviolent offenses. How these children are treated varies greatly by where they live, their race and ethnicity, as well as their social economic status. Continue Reading →

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