Abraham Ortega

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'Burning Down The House' Makes The Case Against Juvenile Incarceration

The American rate of juvenile incarceration is seven times that of Great Britain, and 18 times that of France. It costs, on average, $88,000 a year to keep a youth locked up — far more than the U.S. spends on a child's education.<p>But the biggest problem with juvenile incarceration, author Nell …

An Unusual Glimpse Behind Bars: Juveniles In The Justice System

In the confines of jail cells, photographer Richard Ross documents children's experiences. He snaps pictures without revealing his subjects' faces, aiming to "give them a voice."<p>The Juvenile-In-Justice project includes photographs of more than 100 facilities in 30 states. The project's website has …

As US juvenile justice improves, West Virginia still funnels kids from schools to prisons

The United States has been rethinking its juvenile justice system since the late 1990s. As a result, the national youth incarceration rate has dropped dramatically in almost every state over the last 15 years — except in West Virginia.<p>While the US has cut its juvenile incarceration rate by half, …

A First-Hand Look at Juvenile Justice Reform

When my colleagues and I arrived at New Beginnings, DC's youth development facility, I immediately noticed the lush quadrangle that connects the center's numerous buildings -- an image more closely associated with a college campus than a youth prison. A colorful mural painted by one of the …

Non-violence

After Discrimination Finding, Jury's Out On Memphis Juvenile Courts

For people connected to the Memphis juvenile courts, April 2012 is unforgettable. That's when federal investigators determined that the Shelby County juvenile court system discriminated against African-American defendants.<p>The Justice Department said the system punished black children more harshly …

iPhone 5s and iPad Air used to film and produce Bentley short film (Video)

Luxury automotive company Bentley is the latest to take advantage of the filming capabilities of the iPhone 5s and iPad Air with a new short film entitled “Intelligent Details”. The four-minute film largely aligns with Apple’s values of design, performance, and technology coming together as it …

LeBron James Heads Back To Cleveland, But Let's Go Easy On The Hero Talk

After four years with the Miami Heat, LeBron James has returned to play for his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. He's once again working with team owner Dan Gilbert, who famously called James' 2010 departure from the Cavs a "shameful display of selfishness and betrayal." (James says he and Gilbert …

Giancarlo Stanton Injury: Updates on Marlins Star's Wrist and Return

Link to Media<p><b>Updates from Thursday, June 19</b><p>Giancarlo Stanton has returned to the Marlins lineup one day after exiting with a wrist injury. Via Juan C. Rodriguez of the <i>Sun Sentinel</i>:<p><b>Original Text</b><p>The Miami Marlins have been a pleasant surprise in the National League East thus far, thanks in large part …

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FBI: Google’s self-driving cars may become ‘game-changing lethal weapons’

Self-driving cars, such as Google’s experimental vehicles, will be available to buyers in coming years, but the FBI is not particularly thrilled …

DOJ reverses no-recording policy for interrogations

Since the FBI began under President Theodore Roosevelt in 1908, agents have not only shunned the use of tape recorders, they've been prohibited by …