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S259011 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA O.G. Petitioner, vs. THE SUPERIOR COURT OF VENTURA CO. Respondent; THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA Real Party Interest. On Review From The Court Of Appeal, Second Appellate District…
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New Law Would Keep 14- and 15-Year-Olds in Juvenile System

More than 1,500 children ages 15 and under have faced adult court sentences in California, including life in prison, since 2003.
 
 Children under 16 can be given adult sentences that take no account of their youth and vulnerability. They are…
Why California Should Not Prosecute 14- and 15-year-olds as Adults
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Why California Should Not Prosecute 14- and 15-year-olds as Adults

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Why California Should Not Prosecute 14- and 15-year-olds as Adults
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Join the Raise the Age Campaign

Ensuring that children in conflict with the law are treated justly and effectively has been a global concern of Human Rights Watch for 20 years.
 We have advocated against the death penalty for children in Iran, Sudan, and Yemen, and against life…
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A Tunisian man formerly held in secret United States Central Intelligence Agency custody have described previously unreported methods of torture that shed new light on the earliest days of the CIA program. Lotfi al-Arabi El Gherissi, 52, recounted being…
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Update: On August 23rd, the California state assembly passed this important bill, approving it with a vote of 50 to 28. The bill will next be heard by the state senate, where 21 votes are needed to pass. The senate is expected take up the matter this week…
A still from a police interrogation video shows a 13-year-old boy being handcuffed. The pressure of the interrogation caused him to confess to a murder he did not commit.
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Let Judges, Not Prosecutors, Decide on Trying Youth as Adults

Sacramento – California Governor Jerry Brown announced a smart and humane ballot measure on January 27, 2016, that would dramatically reform both juvenile and criminal justice laws in the state, Human Rights Watch said today.
 The proposed changes to…
California State Prison, Centinela in Imperial County, California.
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In a report released last night, the United States Justice Department (DOJ) has called for a number of substantial reforms to the use of solitary confinement in the US, including banning solitary confinement for children. The report directs changes to the…