Department of Justice reveals significant drop in juvenile incarceration in new report.
"I don't believe that God allowed me to leave prison so that I could kick up my feet and enjoy life. There's a lot of men who have done less than what I've done and are still in prison."
Brandon was on fire for crime, until a robbery put him behind bars. In prison, he would search for truth and meaning for his life. But would he find it?
Adam has been in and out of correctional facilities since he was 15 years old. Now almost 21, he’s serving time at Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility. This is what happens when youth go to prison.
: Ever wondered what life is like inside a youth correctional facility? This week's Insider gives you sneak peek into the lives of prisoners like Jordan.
The United States imprisons more of its people than that of any other nation. And the youth justice system is not immune.
Read why this September Prison Fellowship is focused on prison alternatives, youth justice, and collateral consequences and how you can help!
What impact does imprisoning young offenders have on their development and maturation? A new study by economists Anna Aizer and Joseph J. Doyle, Jr. indicates that juvenile detention is not the deterrent desired by law enforcement officials, but actually increases the odds of recidivism while reducing the possibility that they will graduate from high school.