Juvenile Justice

Your source for youth perspectives on juvenile justice issues and trends.

Pepper Sprayed In Youth Jail

It’s rare for guards to use pepper spray to control youth held inside most juvenile halls across the country. Youth Radio investigates practices in juvenile hall in Alameda County, California.

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From My Victims’ Standpoint

Michael Webb is serving 25 years to life in California’s San Quentin prison for first-degree murder, robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. He was 17 years-old when he committed the crime and started serving his time at 19.

In this essay, Webb reflects on his act. Putting himself in the shoes of his victims’ wife, Webb imagines what it would be like for her to meet him face-to-face for the first time.

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