Former Republican Speaker of US House of Representatives supports taking account of young adults’ maturity in sentencing

An interesting development in California, where Newt Gingrich, a Republican politician, formerly Speaker of US House of Representatives and 2012 Presidential candidate, spoke of the importance of taking account of maturity of young adults in sentencing. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/newt-gingrich/a-second-chance-for-young-offenders_b_7055246.html?utm_hp_ref=tw   Extract: Despite recognizing the big differences between a teenager and an adult in our laws, however, many […]

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Labour Party pledges to extend YJB model to 18-20 year olds

The Labour Party has today launched its crime and justice manifesto ‘A better plan to secure safer communities‘.  As well as focusing on anti-social behaviour, child sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and terrorism, part 2 of the manifesto says that a Labour governemnt “will extend the YJB model by piloting a new approach to 18-20 offenders […]

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Voices of Young Adults: ice&fire performance

On 2 March at the T2A National Conference, human rights theatre company, ice&fire, performed an original script created verbatim from the words of young adults who have been supported by three of the T2A Pathway projects.   Six 18-25 year olds were interviewed by researchers in January and February this year, and the transcripts from these were cut […]

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New report says that a fundamental rethink is needed to avoid more deaths of young adults and children in prison

A new report by INQUEST ‘Stolen Lives and Missed Opportunities: The deaths of young adults and children in prison’ for T2A Alliance – has found “a litany of systemic neglect, institutional complacency and shortsighted policies” which have contributed to the deaths of 65 young adults and children in custody between January 2011 and 31 December […]

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