Latest Juvenile corrections News

Legionnaires' disease found in adjacent California prisons

Apr. 17, 2019 9:27 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Legionnaires' disease bacteria that killed one inmate and sickened another is more widespread than expected in a California state prison, officials said Wednesday, citing new test results. Preliminary results found the bacteria in the water supply at a prison medical facility in...

Man gets life for killing teen who accused him of rape

Apr. 15, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a western Michigan man to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl who accused him of rape. Forty-three-year-old Quinn James of Wyoming, Michigan, learned his sentence Monday after a Grand Rapids jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the...

The Latest: 'Very good lead' helped authorities find teen

Apr. 13, 2019 2:02 AM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the escape of a 15-year-old inmate charged with killing his mother (all times local): 11 p.m. A law enforcement official said a "very good lead" led authorities about 9 p.m. Friday to a McDonald's restaurant in Anaheim, where officers recaptured a 15-year-old boy charged...

Escaped teenager charged in mother's death recaptured

Apr. 13, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities on Friday recaptured a 15-year-old boy who is charged with killing his mother and managed to escape a Southern California juvenile facility. A "very good lead" led authorities to a McDonald's restaurant in Anaheim, where Ike Souzer was taken peacefully into custody on Friday...

Former youth pastor admits exploiting teenage girl

Apr. 12, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former youth pastor at a Vermont Baptist church who admitted exploiting a teenage girl in a youth group will avoid jail time and not be placed on the sex offender registry if he stays out of trouble for the next five years. The Burlington Free Press reports 29-year-old Michael...

Board denies parole for inmate in landmark juvenile case

Apr. 11, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling extending the hope of freedom to juvenile offenders sentenced to life without the possibility of parole was again denied that freedom on Thursday after more than five decades in prison. A three-member board voted...

Migrant teen detention camp in Florida expands once again

Apr. 2, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials are once again expanding a detention camp for migrant children in a Miami suburb as the number of immigrants crossing into the U.S. rises. Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schulz said in a Tuesday statement that the Trump administration notified members of Congress...

Senator tours Florida teen detention camp he wants shut down

Mar. 12, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Democratic senator from Oregon advocating against migrant youth detention camps says he toured a Florida facility and found children are being held there for too long in a restrictive environment. U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley said that he talked to three boys who also confirmed reports that...

Company behind Florida migrant children camp drops IPO plans

Mar. 5, 2019 6:26 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The corporation behind a Florida detention camp for migrant children abandoned its plans to go public Tuesday as controversy grows around policies that lock up children crossing the Mexico border. The chairman of Caliburn International Corp., Thomas J. Campbell, sent a letter to the Securities...

Girl, 15, charged with attempted murder in school stabbing

Feb. 26, 2019 11:56 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 15-year-old girl who stabbed a classmate at a South Carolina high school has been charged with attempted murder. Richland County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Cynthia Roldan says the student is charged as a juvenile because of her age and is being held in a...