Latest Juvenile corrections News

1 of two 16-year-olds caught after detention center escape

Jan. 21, 2022 18:35 PM EST

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities have caught one of two 16-year-olds who escaped from a Louisiana juvenile detention center but are still looking for the other. A preliminary investigation has found that “human error played a role in the ... escape,” the state Office of...

Fund urged for sex abuse victims at youth detention center

Jan. 20, 2022 14:15 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella told lawmakers Thursday that spending $100 million to settle sexual abuse claims at the state's youth detention center is the right thing to do. The House Finance Committee held a public hearing on a bipartisan bill...

Settlement fund proposed for youth center sex abuse victims

Jan. 18, 2022 17:02 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire would create a $100 million fund to settle claims of child sex abuse at its state-run youth detention center under a bipartisan bill that lawyers for the victims call offensive. Ten former workers at the Youth Development Center in Manchester and...

Israel extends detention of ill Palestinian teenager

Jan. 18, 2022 12:09 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has extended the detention of a Palestinian teenager with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Tuesday. Amal Nakhleh, who was detained in January...

Ducey quietly taps $95M in virus cash to boost trooper pay

Jan. 16, 2022 11:42 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey quietly tapped $95 million in federal coronavirus relief money in November to boost pay for state troopers, prison guards and workers in several other state departments deemed essential. The Republican governor's office did not announce that...

Israel weighs extending detention of sick Palestinian teen

Jan. 10, 2022 13:12 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel is considering whether to extend the detention of a 17-year-old Palestinian with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for nearly a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Monday. The use of...

House advances 1 juvenile offender bill, kills 2nd

Jan. 08, 2022 10:28 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House has voted to shorten the list of crimes that would send children to locked facilities but it drew the line at prohibiting life sentences for minors. The House voted Thursday to remove simple assault and non-violent offenses from those...

Prosecutor: 2 Iowa teens ambushed teacher, then killed her

Dec. 28, 2021 16:55 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The county attorney prosecuting the case of two southeast Iowa teens charged with murde r in the death of their high school Spanish teacher said in court documents they surveilled her pattern of life, ambushed her along her daily walk and dragged her into the woods,...

Funding approved for New Hampshire youth center staff

Dec. 26, 2021 11:42 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of counselors at New Hampshire’s youth detention center has dropped to an all-time low, but the state is moving to bring in temporary workers soon. The Executive Council on Wednesday approved spending $847,000 in federal funds to work with a...

Report: Black youths more likely to end up in justice system

Dec. 25, 2021 10:47 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A new report says 'Black youths in Virginia were more than twice as likely to be referred to the state's juvenile justice system compared to their white peers. The Washington Post reported Friday that the state-sponsored report offers a far-reaching...