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How the Juvenile System Forces Minors Into Unsafe Institutions
Even in states with a drive for reform, many children and teens face long confinement and dirty, dangerous conditions.
What Happens When Your Social Media Photos End Up in the Hands of Police
Law enforcement agencies, from police departments to ICE, are using facial recognition, sometimes leading to wrongful arrests.
August 13, 2022
Confronting America’s ‘Cruel and Unusual’ Juvenile Detention Crisis
From Texas and Louisiana to communities in Iowa and Michigan, the way youth are being detained is prompting calls for change.
July 31, 2020
As More Federal Agents Enter American Cities, Local Leaders Can’t Keep Them In Line
Critics say mayors should be wary as the Justice Department expands law-enforcement task forces.
August 1, 2019
One Lawyer. Five Years. 3,802 Cases.
In Detroit, court-appointed lawyers for the poor are encouraged to take on large caseloads at the expense of their clients, a new report says.
April 14, 2015
One by a nervous kid. One by a self-styled hit man. A Detroit whodunnit.
February 25, 2015
A Boy Among Men
What happens when you throw a teenager into an adult prison? Guess.