JPI Daily News Digest 4/5/12
CO: State Senate gives initial approval to juvenile justice reform bill (KDVR)
The Colorado State Senate on Wednesday gave initial approval to one of the most controversial bills of the legislative session: a proposal to strip Colorado district attorneys of their ability to “direct file” the cases of juvenile offenders into the adult prison system...
IL: Moms support closure of Illinois supermax prison (Associated Press)
Relatives of inmates at Illinois' only supermax prison marched through Chicago today in support of Gov. Pat Quinn's proposal to close the facility, saying the round-the-clock solitary confinement their loved ones are subjected to amounts to inhumane treatment.
MN: Study: Youth in prison have experienced more trauma (Minnesota Public Radio)
As warden of a juvenile corrections facility, Kathy Halvorson knows many of the children she supervises have grown up with violence. A new study bears that out. The study released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Justice Programs found 53 percent of children in correctional facilities reported exposure to trauma, compared to 28 percent of youth outside the justice system...
NC: Criminal justice survey: Residents prefer prevention and rehabilitation over jail (Charlotte Observer)
Most Mecklenburg County residents prefer prevention, enforcement and rehabilitation over incarceration as a way to deal with crime, according to the findings of a new survey on the local criminal justice system.
OH: Ohio Supreme Court strikes down lifetime registration requirements for juvenile sex offenders (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a lifetime requirement that certain juvenile sex offenders register online and elsewhere, saying it was cruel and unusual punishment...
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