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Court sides with Oregon governor over early prison releases

Aug. 10, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Gov. Kate Brown was within her authority to grant clemency during the coronavirus pandemic to nearly 1,000 people convicted of crimes. Two district attorneys, Linn County’s Doug Marteeny and Lane County’s...

Lockup for 'high risk' youth going up in northeast Louisiana

Jul. 25, 2022 13:39 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — A $25 million facility for juvenile offenders deemed to be “high risk” is being built in northeast Louisiana at the Swanson Center for Youth at Monroe. The News-Star reports that the Swanson center has a history of escapes and violence, a point noted by some...

Trial for Iowa teen charged with killing teacher moved

Jul. 20, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

FAIRFIELD, Iowa (AP) — A trial for a 17-year-old teen charged with murder in the death of a southeast Iowa high school Spanish teacher will be moved to Davenport, a judge ordered Tuesday. The judge ordered that the trial for Jeremy Everett Goodale be moved about 80 miles (128...

NC justices: Young offenders are parole-eligible at 40 years

Jun. 17, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Juvenile offenders in North Carolina sentenced to long prison terms for deadly and violent crimes must be eligible for parole after 40 years behind bars, a sharply divided state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. In a pair of cases involving youths who committed...

More youth gun violence: Toddler shot in head in St. Louis

Jun. 11, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a 1-year-old girl was shot in the head and 23-year-old man was shot in the chest Friday night in the city's Fairground neighborhood. The toddler’s condition was not known and the wounded man was “barely conscious but breathing," police...

In historic shift, far fewer teens face adult US courts

Jun. 06, 2022 07:32 AM EDT

David Harrington spent a tense eight months in a Philadelphia jail when he was a teenager — the result of a robbery charge in 2014 that automatically sent his case to the adult court system under state law. Only 16 at the time, he said he got into fights and spent time in...