Prison Impact on Minors

April 4th, 2018|Juvenile, Sentencing|

We’ve discussed why minors can benefit more from rehabilitation versus juvenile correction centers. This blog covers the physical, social, and psychological impact of juvenile offenders who are sentenced to adult prisons specifically. Currently 10,000 minors are in adult prisons. Sexual Abuse The Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003 reveals that “children are five times more [...]

False Domestic Violence Charges as Custody Tactics

March 23rd, 2018|Juvenile, Legal|

Divorces can often get messy, especially if a child is involved and there are disagreements over custody on both sides. Unfortunately, things can get very ugly, to the point where one side may use unethical tactics in order to gain custody of their child, such as making false claims of abuse. Protection From Abuse Orders [...]

Rehabilitation for Juvenile Offenders

March 3rd, 2018|Juvenile|

Juvenile offenders are still young and can still be reformed. However, this is made more difficult when they are forced to "rehabilitate" in an adult system instead of in the juvenile system, which happens when they are prosecuted as adults. Juvenile Offenders Prosecuted as Adults Juvenile offenders are more likely to turn into hardened criminals [...]

Juveniles in Maricopa County Adult Jails

November 14th, 2017|Current Events, Juvenile, Sentencing|

In Maricopa County, juvenile offenders are often incarcerated in adult jails. Juveniles who are charged as adults spend time in adult facilities before they have even been convicted of a crime. Juveniles in Adult Jails In the Lower Buckeye Jail in Maricopa County, there are typically around 70 inmates that are juveniles at any given time, [...]