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By Lisa Desjardins
On this edition, for Saturday, June 9, President Donald Trump leaves the G-7 summit early after threatening to end trade with member countries. Later, trying to resolve fights, school districts are replacing zero-tolerance policies with conflict-resolution programs. Hari Sreenivasan anchors…
By PBS NewsHour
At a jail with death rates four times the national average in New Orleans, teenagers and young men are trying a new program that enrolls them into full-day high school classes for diplomas, using the same curriculum and tests as…
While all states can charge juveniles as adults, often for the most serious crimes, North Carolina and New York do so for every 16- or 17-year-old, regardless of the offense. People who want to raise the age of adult responsibility…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
The Equal Justice Initiative’s Bryan Stevenson has become a leading voice for criminal justice reform, and blames the U.S.’s world-leading incarceration rate on deep-seated institutional racism that goes back to slavery. As some states move to increase probation and parole…
By PBS NewsHour, Frank Carlson
Free Write Jail Arts and Literacy aims to help troubled youths in Chicago’s Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center address their personal issues by writing poetry about their circumstances and upbringing. Jeffrey Brown talks with poet Reginald Dwayne Betts, who…
By Megan Thompson
Programs launched by child advocates in Jacksonville, Florida, aim to rehabilitate rather than simply incarcerate delinquent girls. And they're working. Meet three formerly incarcerated girls who have come out of the juvenile justice system on the other side.
Juvenile offenders kept under supervision close to home, rather than in secure, state-run facilities, are significantly less likely to be arrested again or commit more serious crimes, according to a new study. Judy Woodruff discusses the findings with Xavier McElrath-Bey…
By Mary Jo Brooks
"It's not just about the work on the page, it's about where you put your feet when you get out of bed in the morning." That was the mantra of Eloise Klein Healy when she created the graduate writing program…
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