Tag Archives: Florida

Getting Rich Off Ruining Lives, How Private For-Profit Prisons Use Juveniles as a Tool to Line Their Pockets

Cutting costs and saving money has become a top priority in many industries across the country, pushing effectiveness, performance, and successful outcomes lower and lower down the totem pole.  With budgetary strains affecting states across the country, governments are putting more faith in privatization as a way to save money.  One industry that has experienced […]

Three Teens Sentenced to Indefinite Probation After Vicious School Bus Beating

Earlier today, a Florida juvenile court sentenced three 15-year-old teenagers to indefinite probation after the teens pled guilty to aggravated battery charges in the attack of a 13-year-old boy on a school bus in July 2013.  The probation sentence included multiple conditions:  community service, random drug tests, electronic monitoring via ankle bracelets, anger management classes, […]

Thursday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

India, Dead Children, and the Lessons of a Dangerous Pesticide, wired.com Last week, 23 children – some as young as five, none older than 12 – died after eating the free lunch provided at their school in a village in the state of Bihar in northern India.  Another two dozen remain hospitalized. They’d reportedly complained about the […]

Monday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

2 Groups got Huge Sums for Adoptions, The Japan News Two adoption agencies for young children in Tokyo received a total of about 83 million yen in donations from adoptive parents in the three years to fiscal 2011, it has been learned. The two organizations almost always asked adoptive parents to make contributions, The Yomiuri […]

Thursday’s Children & the Law News Roundup

Supreme Court Issues Notice to Centre on Disparity in Law Over Age For Sexual Consent for Married Women, New Delhi, www.NDTV.com New Delhi: The Supreme Court today issued a notice to the Centre and sought its response on removing disparity in law relating to the age for sexual consent for married women. This comes after a […]

Wednesday’s Children and the Law News Roundup

Two Sister States are Worlds Apart on Juvenile Justice Issues, Social Justice Solutions California and Florida are practically sister states. Both are major tourist destinations and home to numerous celebrities. Aside from that, they have thriving multi-billion dollar agricultural interests with oranges, avocados, etc. jockeying for coveted market share. These states are also remarkably long […]