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A decade after reforms ordered, critics point to problems in juvenile-justice system

Reports of gladiator-style fighting, guards molesting children and a lack of basic education for kids as young as 14 once gave Louisiana's juvenile …

The Case for Abolishing Juvenile Prisons

<i>by Sara Mayeux</i><p>Last month, archaeologists identified the first of the fifty-five human bodies recently exhumed at Florida’s Dozier School for Boys — a …

Cops: Boy, 10, kills woman, 90, for yelling at him

"I killed that lady," the 10-year-old boy told a Pennsylvania state trooper, after a 90-year-old woman was found dead in the home of the boy's grandfather.<p>Tristen Kurilla, a fifth grader, made the chilling confession Saturday, police said, after his mother brought him to the Pennsylvania State …

Guns in the workplace: A safety issue or a nightmare?

Bring your kid to work? Sure. Bring your dog to work? No problem. Bring your gun to work? In many states, packing heat on the job is a legally protected right.<p>A spate of state laws, many enacted recently, pit recreational shooters and gun-rights advocates against human resources and labor law …

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'Culture Of Violence' Pervades Rikers' Juvenile Facilities

For most of New York, Rikers Island is out of sight and out of mind. It's in the middle of the East River between Queens and the Bronx. There's only one unmarked bridge that leads on and off. But a recent report on violence by correction officers, or COs, was no surprise to those who've spent time …