Juveniles

June 2015 CAPPS report: 10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal

New CAPPS report lays out roadmap to safely reduce Michigan’s prison population On June 11,  CAPPS  announced the release of a new report titled: 10,000 fewer Michigan prisoners: Strategies to reach the goal. This report examines the key factors that led to a striking increase in Michigan’s prison population over the last three decades, and recommends a [...]

Mainstreet.com: Parental Incarceration Can Be Worse For a Child Than Divorce or Death

Click here to read the full article. The research, which was conducted at the University of California-Irvine, found that the children of those who are serving jail time often suffer from serious health and behavioral problems. In fact, the study suggests that parental incarceration can be more detrimental to a child’s overall well-being than either [...]

2018-04-05T15:45:00-04:00October 28th, 2014|Categories: Juveniles, Media, Other, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic, Topics, Trauma|

Detroit News: Give juvenile lifers a shot at freedom

Detroit News, September 20, 2014 Click here for the full editorial. Excerpt below: ... Revamping the guidelines for youths could have an added benefit of reducing the state’s hefty $2 billion corrections budget. Allowing those who are not a danger to society to go free or keeping some from ever having to serve time behind bars [...]

Detroit Free Press: “Time for Michigan Legislature to give juvenile lifers a 2nd chance”

Former chief judges publish guest column pleading the Michigan Legislature to give juvenile lifers a 2nd chance Detroit Free Press August 7th, 2014 Detroit Free PressIn 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Miller v. Alabama that giving a mandatory life without parole sentence to a teen violates the Eighth Amendment’s ban on cruel and unusual [...]

2018-04-05T16:04:56-04:00August 19th, 2014|Categories: Juveniles, Lifers, Media, Other, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic, Topics|

Federal judge orders Michigan to offer ‘meaningful and realistic’ parole hearings

By Jonathan Oosting, Capitol reporter for MLive Media Group LANSING, MI -- A federal judge has ordered Michigan to develop a process for offering parole hearings to more than 350 inmates serving mandatory life sentences for crimes they committed as minors. U.S. District Court Judge John Corbett O'Meara said Tuesday that Michigan has failed take [...]

2018-04-06T14:59:29-04:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Juveniles, Lifers, Media, Other, Publication author, Publication Type, Resources, Topic, Topics|

Hill v Snyder Opinion in juvenile life without parole litigation

Juveniles | January 30, 2013 First posted on January 30, 2013 by SecondChances Visit the Second Chances website for full coverage of Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP). “We had a great victory today in the civil rights case of Hill v. Snyder. U.S. District Court Judge John Corbett O’Meara issued an order that every person [...]

Second Chances: Juveniles serving life without parole in Michigan’s prisons

Juveniles | 2012 by Deborah LaBelle, Director, Juvenile Life Without Parole Initiative, Anna Phillips, Research Coordinator and Laural Horton, Research Assistant An excerpt from the report: “Despite a global consensus that children cannot be held to the same standards of responsibility as adults, in the last twenty years the trend in the United States has been [...]