Further Reading

A Road Map for Juvenile Justice Reform,” an essay by the Annie E. Casey Foundation released in conjunction with the 2008 KIDS COUNT Data Book, June 2008

One in 100: Behind Bars in America,” a Pew Center on the States report on the size and cost of the US prison population, February 2008

When I Die, They’ll Send Me Home,” a Human Rights Watch report on youth sentenced to life without parole in California, January 2008

Sentencing Children to Die in Prison,” a report from the Center for Law and Global Justice at the University of San Francisco, November 2007

Jailing Juveniles: The Dangers of Incarcerating Youth in Adult Jails in America,” a report from the Campaign for Youth Justice, November 2007

Cruel and Unusual: Sentencing 13- and 14-Year-Old Children to Die in Prison,” a report from the Equal Justice Initiative, November 2007

Concerns Regarding Abuse and Death in Certain Programs for Troubled Youth,” GAO report on boot camps, October 2007

TYC Retrospective, an index of Grits for Breakfast posts and external links on the TYC scandal, updated September 14, 2007

“Stars and Bars,” an essay on the US prison system by Daniel Lazare, The Nation, August 27, 2007

“How Can You Distinguish a Budding Pedophile From a Kid With Real Boundary Problems?” a cover story on juvenile sex offenders by Maggie Jones, The New York Times Magazine, July 22, 2007

Uneven Justice: State Rates of Incarceration by Race and Ethnicity,” The Sentencing Project, July 2007

“Why Are So Many Americans in Prison?” an essay on race and criminal justice by Glenn Loury, Boston Review, July/August 2007

“The American Prison Nightmare,” an essay on the US prison system by Jason DeParle, The New York Review of Books, April 12, 2007

“The Consequences Aren’t Minor,” a national report on the impact of trying youth as adults published by the Campaign for Youth Justice, March 2007

“Hidden in Plain Sight,” an exposé on the Texas Youth Commission scandal by Nate Blakeslee, The Texas Observer, February 23, 2007

Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice 2007 Annual Report

“Models for Change,” a proposal for juvenile justice reform published by the Justice Policy Institute, December 2006

The Dangers of Detention,” a report on the impact of incarcerating youth published by the Justice Policy Institute, November 2006

“The Rest of Their Lives,” a Human Rights Watch report on juvenile offenders serving life without parole in the United States, October 2005

“Breaking Through,” a special report featuring eight perspectives on juvenile justice reform, The American Prospect, August 2005