In New York state, the idea that adults and teenagers don't belong in the same prisons goes back a long, long way. In 1824, thanks to the efforts of Quaker reformers, our state legislators created one of the earliest versions of juvie, called the "House of Refuge." It was meant for poor children and ... More >>
Hard time for SpoffordSpofford, the plagued juvenile lock-up in the Bronx, is now — finally — empty. Last April, the city announced it would close the jail, a tough place that had the reputation of turning juvenile delinquents into hardened criminals. According to the New School's Ce ... More >>
People upstate consider the Bronx's Gladys Carrión Satan incarnate
A spokesman for one-man public option wrecking crew Max Baucus confirmed today that the divorced Senator from Montana is in a "mature and happy relationship" with a former aide. The problem is, it seems that Baucus and Melodee Hanes, both still married, were already in that relationship bac ... More >>
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