Articles

Here is a list of articles, essays and videos having to do with teens in prison and mass incarceration
1. Interesting article on putting a real face on offenders and efforts to reduce incarceration.
http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/956590-129/a-voice-for-victims-alison-holcombs

2. Info on California SB260….a law giving new hope to inmates sentenced as teenagers
http://fairsentencingforyouth.org/legislation/senate-bill-260-justice-for-juveniles-sentenced-to-adult-prison-terms/

3. Criminal justice reform is a non-partisan issue….here’s a conservative view
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-conservative-case-against-more-prisons/

4. States are increasingly looking at re-visiting extreme sentences.
http://hamptonroads.com/2014/01/bill-would-help-va-juveniles-reduce-life-sentences#

5. Video: Michelle Alexander…”the New Jim Crow…Mass Incarceration in the age of Color Blindness.
http://www.democracynow.org/2010/3/11/legal_scholar_michelle_alexander_on_the

6. Video:  Kentucky’s effort to deal with mass incarceration….PBS special
http://video.pbs.org/video/2365235229/

7. New ( Nov 2014) campaign to end mass incarceration…
http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/voices/ending-mass-incarceration

8. Huffington Post article on innovative prison programs
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/12/recidivism-programs-prison_n_6655392.html?ir=Healthy+Living&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000030

9. Research shows the limited effects of incarceration
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-imprisoners-dilemma/

10. Austin American Statesman editorial on over-used solitary confinement
http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/opinion/reduce-use-of-solitary-confinement-in-texas-prison/nj7Yt/?icmp=statesman_internallink_invitationbox_apr2013_statesmanstubtomystatesmanpremium#37396b5a.3474433.735644

11. The failure of mass incarceration
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/02/13/mass-incarceration-has-been-costly-and-utter-failure-report

12. Overuse, excessive cost and dangers of solitary confinement
http://www.utexas.edu/know/2015/02/16/solitary-confinement-in-texas-prisons-does-not-work/

13. Five states moving forward with criminal justice reform – 2-18-15
http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2015/02/republican-states-criminal-prison-reform

14. The high cost of incarceration
http://www.cepr.net/documents/publications/incarceration-2010-06.pdf

15. Private companies profiting from mass incarceration

http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/9-surprising-industries-profiting-handsomely-americas-insane-prison-system?akid=12811.217738.xafs7f&rd=1&src=newsletter1032159&t=4

16. Norquist and fighting crime on a budgethttp://rightoncrime.com/2014/12/grover-norquist-fighting-crime-on-a-budget/

17. Potential changes in Texas juvenile justice
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/metro/20150221-legislators-poised-to-make-changes-in-juvenile-justice-system.ece

18. Guidance to courts on juvenile justice
https://www.texastribune.org/2014/12/10/Guidance-for-courts-trying-teens-as-adults/

19.  Texas Court of Appeals offers new hope to offender convicted as juvenile
http://law.justia.com/cases/texas/fourteenth-court-of-appeals/2014/14-13-00101-cr.html

20. NY Times editorial on ending mass incarceration – 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/opinion/sunday/end-mass-incarceration-now.html?_r=0

21. Reducing need for incarceration
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/02/26/would-we-be-safer-if-fewer-were-jailed

22. MacArthur Foundation provides $75 million to focus on incarceration issues
http://www.safetyandjusticechallenge.org/

23. The drug war and origins of mass incarceration
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/antonio-moore/the-box-of-mass-incarcera_b_6164542.html

24. “Second Look Act” in Connecticut

http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/should_nick_get_a_second_look/

25. “Cut 50″…how to decrease the prison population by 50% in 10 years

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2015/03/04/how-to-cut-the-prison-population-by-50-percent?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_source=opening-statement&utm_term=newsletter-20150304-126

26. Research funded by DOJ concecerning desistance by serious adolescent offenders

http://www.pathwaysstudy.pitt.edu/documents/DesistanceFromAntisocialActivity.pdf

27: March 2015 Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice

http://www.bipartisansummit.org/

28: Alabama non-profit advocating for children in adult prisons


http://www.eji.org/

29: Scandinavian prisons highlight a very different approach

http://reinventingtherules.com/2013/10/10/an-innovative-approach-to-reforming-prison-systems/

30: All too often the children of prisoners are forgotten. Here’s a program designed to help them


http://www.popstheclub.com/

31: Jail & bail come before prison. Research shows far too many poor people can’t afford bail.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/09/opinion/too-many-people-in-jail-abolish-bail.

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32: Some folks believe that doing small repairs to a huge problem is not the right approach

http://theweek.com/articles/553661/abolish-prison

33: Politicians of both parties see need for reform….here’s a Clinton overview

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/06/bill-clinton-criminal-justice_n_7224050.html

34: A congressman’s thoughts on bringing fairness to criminal justice

http://bluenationreview.com/bring-fairness-to-the-criminal-justice-system/

35. Why are so many minorities in prison?

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/30547-focus-40-reasons-our-jails-and-prisons-are-full-of-black-brown-and-poor-people

36. The case against juveniles in adult prisons

https://kidsinthesystem.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/prison-is-no-place-to-grow-up-why-every-state-needs-juvenile-justice-refrom/

37. Bi-partisan support for reform…..Newt Gingrich & Van Jones

http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/will-strange-bedfellow-team-van-jones-and-newt-gingrich-push-congress-reverse?akid=13187.217738.QjKxmz&rd=1&src=newsletter1037505&t=1

38: More on bi-partisan support for reform

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/katrina-vanden-heuvel-the-moral-and-political-case-for-criminal-justice-reform/2014/11/17/3eedc60c-6e7a-11e4-8808-afaa1e3a33ef_story.html

39: Results of the recent Texas legislative session concerning criminal justice issues

http://omnifeed.com/article/www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/The-price-of-justice-in-Texas-isn-t-cheap-6308046.php

40: Ted talk about school/prison pipeline

41: UT Professor Michele Deitch….Why are we trying kids as adults?

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42: Michele Deitch, expert on juvenile justice on kids in prison
http://alcalde.texasexes.org/2012/10/kids-in-cages-2/

43: Therapy more effective than punishment

http://www.nij.gov/journals/265/pages/therapy.aspx

44: Some of the history of mass incarceration

https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/05/13/prisoners-family/