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Association of Parental Incarceration with Psychiatric and Functional Outcomes of Young Adults

This cohort study, using data from a community-representative, longitudinal study, found that parental incarceration was associated with young adults’ increased odds of having an anxiety disorder, having a felony charge, spending time in jail,…
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Police, Race, and the Production of Capital Homicides – Columbia Public Law

Last month, Columbia Law School published a new research paper on racial disparities in capital punishment. Abstract Racial disparities in capital punishment have been well documented for decades. Over 50 studies have shown that Black…
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Understanding the Unique Challenges of Female Incarceration – The Sentencing Project

The number of incarcerated women stands nearly eight times higher than in 1980, with over 200,000 women behind bars. There are over 7,000 girls, predominantly girls of color, in youth confinement around the country. Analyzing female incarceration…
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Lack of Mental Health Services in Predominantly Black Schools Means a Domino Effect as Kids Grow – KBIA

A licensed clinical psychologist discusses how the lack of mental health resources in predominantly black schools can negatively impact youths. Read more and listen.   Photo by Bill Wegener on Unsplash
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Juvenile Law Center Releases New Report on Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities

Last week, the Juvenile Law Center released its new report, Unlocking Youth: Legal Strategies to End Solitary Confinement in Juvenile Facilities. The report was able to make a number of findings: The use of solitary confinement in juvenile…