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Documentary About Juvenile Justice Scandal In Pa. To Be Screened In NYC

“Kids for Cash” will also have a special screening in Philadelphia on Feb. 5, two days before it’s released in theaters nationwide.


The US Supreme Court building.  File photo by Paul Gluck)

US Supreme Court Says Juvenile Murderers Must Have Eventual Chance At Parole

The decision — related to excessive sanctions and the precept of justice that punishment for crimes should be graduated and proportioned — could have the biggest impact here in Pennsylvania.



Teen Sentenced To Juvenile Facility In Murder Of Elderly West Oak Lane Man

Von Combs, 14 at the time of the murder and believed to be the lookout, was tried as a juvenile and convicted of second-degree murder.


(One of three juveniles, identity obscured, arrested in connection with last month's "flash mob" attacks in center city Philadelphia.)

Three Philadelphia Juveniles Admit Roles In Last Month’s Flash Mob Attacks

Three juveniles, ages 17, 16, and 11, were in court on Thursday to make “admissions” — in the juvenile justice system, the equivalent to a guilty plea.


Life Sentences for Juveniles Under Review in Pa.

The state house judiciary committee held a hearing this past week in Philadelphia on the practice of sentencing juveniles to life in prison, without parole. At issue is whether juvenile lifers should get a shot […]