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ACLU: Parole Systems ‘Fail’ Youth Convicted of Serious Crimes

According to a report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), entitled “False Hope: How Parole Systems Fail Youth Serving Extreme Sentences,” thousands of men and women are serving life sentences for crimes they committed under 18 and could be offered parole or shortened sentences—but are never given the option.

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The Law Is Not as Blind as It Seems

A recent Australian study in the Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law Journal has expanded the research on how trauma-stricken clients can indirectly distress those who seek to assist them. The study specifically focuses on lawyers and mental health care professionals, including those who work on criminal justice cases and with justice-involved individuals.

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You better listen to MC Grandma IJoy and thank President Obama

Dr. Lucille Ijoy, lovingly known as “Grandma Ijoy,” is rapping, dancing, and Obama-thanking machine! At the tender age of 84, her recent video entitled "Listen to Grandmomma Say Thank You to Obama," showcases a few of her many talents and her attempt to start a "thankful movement" for Obama and his administration. 

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