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16-Year-Old Sentenced in Slaying of Tessa Majors

Rashaun Weaver tells court he wishes he could 'go back in time'

(Newser) - Update: Another teenager has been sentenced to prison in the slaying of Tessa Majors, a college student stabbed in a New York City park in 2019. Rashaun Weaver, 16, received 14 years to life Wednesday, after pleading guilty last month to murder, the AP reports. He read a statement in...

DA Won't File Charges in Teen's Death in Custody

Kansas DA cites Stand Your Ground law in Cedric Lofton case

(Newser) - Update: No charges will be filed in the death of 17-year-old Cedric Lofton at a juvenile center in Kansas in September, a district attorney said Wednesday, citing the state's Stand Your Ground law. Sedgwick County DA Marc Bennett said detention center employees who shackled the teen and left him...

Father: Israel Has Held Teen Son a Year Without Charges

17-year-old Palestinian with neuromuscular disorder is under 'administrative detention'

(Newser) - Israel is considering whether to extend the detention of a 17-year-old Palestinian boy with a rare neuromuscular disorder who has been held without charge for nearly a year in what authorities refer to as administrative detention, his father said Monday. The use of administrative detention has galvanized demonstrations across the...

Teen Sentenced in 'Terrible' Death of Uber Eats Driver

Mohammad Anwar died in an attempted carjacking in March

(Newser) - Both teens who pleaded guilty in connection with a March 23 carjacking that ended in the death of an Uber Eats driver will be placed in juvenile detention until they turn 21—the maximum sentence allowed, reports NBC News . Prosecutors said the Maryland girls, then ages 13 and 15, asked...

The Arrest of a 7-Year-Old for Rape Raises a Big Question

What's the right minimum age to charge a child as a juvenile delinquent?

(Newser) - In New York state, children as young as 7 can be arrested and charged as juvenile delinquents in family court. But is that age too young? It's a question being asked in the state, one that was amplified by the March 23 arrest of a 7-year-old in Brasher Falls,...

Judge Delivers Bad News to Teen Detained Over Homework

Michigan 15-year-old has to stay in juvenile detention center for several more months

(Newser) - A Michigan teen placed in juvenile detection after failing to do her homework won't be getting out in the near future, despite claims that the case represents "the criminalization of Black children," per NBC New York . The 15-year-old identified as Grace told Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen...

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Teen Sent to Juvenile Detention Over Homework

15-year-old was on probation, failed to do her online work amid pandemic

(Newser) - When her Michigan school closed because of the pandemic, 15-year-old Grace initially did fine with her online schoolwork. But eventually, she struggled with the transition, with sleeping in, and with getting her homework done. That might sound like a common problem affecting lots of teens and families these days, but...

Juvenile Inmates Escape After Faking a Fight

Two of the four have been found after fleeing in a stolen car

(Newser) - Four teenagers broke out of a juvenile facility in Florida after staging a fake fight Saturday night in their dorm room. When staff members arrived to quell the fight, the inmates turned on them, per WJAX . The four next fought with employees in a control room and pushed buttons to...

Child Immigrant: I Was Strapped to Chair for 60 Hours

Federal lawsuit alleges abuse at Virginia detention center

(Newser) - Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and left nude and shivering for long periods in solitary confinement. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton are detailed in a federal lawsuit that includes...

Officer Charged After Juvenile Was Killed by Fellow Detainees

An officer at a Florida juvenile detention center was arrested Monday on federal civil rights charges

(Newser) - An officer at a Florida juvenile detention center was arrested Monday on federal civil rights charges after a 17-year-old died in a beating by other inmates that was allegedly encouraged by the officer using a bounty and reward system. Per the AP , an indictment unsealed Monday accuses Antwan Lenard Johnson,...

Family Sues After Teen Girl Dies in Juvenile Detention

They say Gynnya McMillen, 16, was put in a martial-arts hold

(Newser) - The family of a teenager who died in a Kentucky detention center is suing jail and state officials, saying the girl was restrained with a martial arts technique for refusing to remove her hoodie and then left to die in her cell, the AP reports. Kentucky's Department of Juvenile...

For Teen Killers, Iowa Bans Life Without Parole

Court says they should have a chance for rehabilitation

(Newser) - Life without parole is now off the table for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder in Iowa, reports the AP . In a 4-3 ruling Friday, the state Supreme Court says such sentences equal cruel and unusual punishment because predicting young people's "future prospects for maturation and rehabilitation" is impossible...

Mystery Thickens Around Gynnya McMillen's Death

The teenager died earlier this month in a juvenile detention center in Kentucky

(Newser) - The morning after 16-year-old Gynnya McMillen was brought to the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center in Louisville, Ky., she was found alone in her cell, dead. It's been almost two weeks, but neither local nor state officials are going public with any information regarding how she died, reports CBS...

Judge Frees 3 Kids Locked Up for Refusing to See Dad

They're going to summer camp instead

(Newser) - A judge has released three siblings who spent two weeks in juvenile detention for refusing to meet with their estranged father. Oakland County Judge Lisa Gorcyca said she's sending the children to a summer camp, at the request of the father. She held a hearing yesterday, three days after...

Teens Escape Detention Center —Twice in Week

Video shows juveniles may have assaulted a staff member

(Newser) - A violent disturbance broke out involving more than 20 teens at the same Nashville juvenile detention center where 32 escaped earlier this week. About 28 teens—some of whom had also escaped during Monday's massive breakout—were involved in the latest incident that began last night, a rep for...

Private Guards Watch Teen Criminal Around the Clock

German authorities find unusual solution for kid too young for jail

(Newser) - German authorities are dealing with a criminal so prolific and unrepentant that he warrants his own set of private security guards to watch him seven days a week. Also, he just turned 14. The Local picks up on a report in the German newspaper Bild about the unusual case: As...

Builder of 'Kids for Cash' Jails Headed to Jail Himself

Judge goes over prosecutor's recommended sentence

(Newser) - How long will you spend in prison for paying a judge to send thousands of kids to juvenile detention? In developer Robert Mericle's case, the answer is one year. Mericle and a lawyer paid more than $2 million in "finder's fees" to a pair of judges to...

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Steubenville Teen Released

Ma'lik Richmond released from juvenile detention after less than year

(Newser) - The Steubenville rape case is far from over for four school officials , but one chapter has ended for one of the teens convicted in the August 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl. Ma'lik Richmond was released from an Ohio juvenile detention facility yesterday after less than a year there,...

Boy, 11, Brought 400 Rounds of Ammo to School: Cops

Child has been arrested

(Newser) - A pretty jarring story out of Washington state, where an 11-year-old boy was last night arrested and faces an attempted murder charge following the police discovery of a handgun, more than 400 rounds of ammunition, and several knives at a Vancouver, Wash., middle school. No one was hurt in the...

Female Guards at Juvenile Jails Sexually Abuse Boys
Female Guards at Juvenile Jails Sexually Abuse Boys
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Female Guards at Juvenile Jails Sexually Abuse Boys

Federal report estimates 8 to 10% of young prisoners report rape

(Newser) - A new federal study spotted by Pro Publica flips the usual expectations in regard to the sexual abuse of vulnerable youth by authority figures. In this case, it's female guards at juvenile detention facilities preying on young males who have been locked up. The new study by the Justice...

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