Latest Juvenile corrections News

Juvenile offenders deal with drama-Shakespearean

Aug. 25, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The 16-year-old with a ready smile stood up straight, threw back his shoulders and walked to the middle of the room. He looked each person in the eye as he greeted them and then launched into his life story, including how he went from playing middle school football to spending time in...

Nebraska moves all girls out of facility for troubled youth

Aug. 19, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska officials are moving 24 teenage girls out of a state-run facility for female juvenile offenders after learning that many were confined to buildings with fire hazards, holes in the wall and mold and water damage. The Department of Health and Human Services announced the move...

Man gets life for impregnating 10-year-old in South Carolina

Aug. 7, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — A 37-year-old man in South Carolina will spend the rest of his life in prison for impregnating a 10-year-old. Prosecutors said Tony Orlanda Singleton was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree criminal sexual assault. Authorities say they took DNA evidence from the fetus after the girl...

HHS: Florida migrant child detention camp emptying out

Aug. 3, 2019 2:38 PM EDT

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — A Florida detention camp that has housed thousands of undocumented migrant children is emptying out, federal officials said Saturday. Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Evelyn Stauffer said in an email that all children who had been at the facility are now either with...

The Latest: 2 American teens jailed in Italian cop killing

Jul. 27, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Latest on two Americans in custody over the killing of a policeman (all times local): 4:15 p.m. An Italian detention order says two American teenagers from California are being held in jail for investigation of murder in the fatal stabbing of a police officer. The detention order was...

Cyprus police frees 5 Israelis, 7 held in hotel rape probe

Jul. 26, 2019 3:21 PM EDT

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus court on Friday extended the detention of seven of the 12 Israeli teenagers initially arrested as suspects in the rape of a 19-year-old British woman. The court ordered the suspects to remain in police custody for another six days to give investigators time to finish...

Ex-youth center workers accused of rape; state investigates

Jul. 25, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's attorney general launched an investigation Thursday into the state youth detention center after two former counselors were charged with raping a teenage boy 82 times, at least once at gunpoint, in the late 1990s. The "comprehensive, multi-faceted" investigation into the...

The Latest: Accuser hopes to highlight youth-system failures

Jul. 25, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on an investigation by New Hampshire's attorney general on an investigation at a youth detention center (all times local): 6 p.m. The lawyer for a man who says he was raped 82 times by former counselors at a youth detention center in New Hampshire says he came forward to...

Detention officer acquitted in teenager's death

Jul. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former juvenile detention officer has been acquitted in federal court of charges stemming from the death of a 17-year-old in a beating by other inmates. Court records show that jurors in Miami federal court found 36-year-old Antwan Lenard Johnson not guilty Tuesday of conspiracy and...

Several stabbed in riot at juvenile detention in Australia

Jul. 22, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — Several inmates were stabbed during a riot at an Australian juvenile detention center that ended after 21 hours with 20 arrests, police said Monday. The riot at the detention center north of Sydney started at 8.30 p.m. Sunday, Police Superintendent John Gralton said. Nine inmates surrendered...