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California Gov. Signs Law That Would Allow Juveniles Who Received Life Sentences to Receive A Shorter Sentence

  • November 2, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that would give juveniles who received life sentences a chance to petition a judge to reduce their sentences. There are approximately 300 inmates in California who received life sentences for crimes they committed…

Powerful Juvenile Detention Photos

  • May 8, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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The juvenile justice in Los Angeles and throughout California isn’t going to be reformed from the inside.  Organizations that can maintain a cloak of secrecy are slow to change, even when they want to adapt and improve.  As a juvenile…

Teens Using Water Pistols

  • March 28, 2012
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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A recent arrest from Modesto, California shows how water pistols have come to the attention of law enforcement personnel. Several high school students decided to play a game of assassin (sometimes called senior assassin).  It involves chasing each other in…

Fight Club at Los Angeles County Probation Camp

  • March 17, 2010
  • Jerod Gunsberg
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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that a teacher at a L.A. County juvenile probation camp was arrested today for allegedly running a “fight club” in his classroom. If this charge is true, this will hopefully trigger some much needed reform and monitoring at the L.A. County probation camps

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