The Northern Territory's Children's Commissioner has revealed a longstanding investigation is underway into allegations a child in youth detention has been subjected to inappropriate force and excessive periods of isolation.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamont Davis has a seemingly ironclad alibi for why he can't have been the triggerman in a Baltimore shooting that left a 5-year-old girl paralyzed. A GPS tracking device he'd been ordered to wear puts him in his home half a mile away at the time. Yet Davis sits in a Maryland prison serving life plus 30 years in the case, which was
WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has posted a new online Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit. The Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit is a clearinghouse designed to provide law enforcement agencies with important information about naloxone, a potentially lifesaving drug kn
CHEVY CHASE, Md., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has awarded a $9.8 million grant to National 4-H Council in support of the 4-H National Mentoring Program. The grant comes as a part of the OJJDP's national effort to strengthen, expand and implement y
A 90-year-old woman died in Pennsylvania last weekend after a 10-year-old boy named Tristen Kurilla allegedly punched her and pushed a cane against her throat. He was visiting his grandfather, who was the woman’s caretaker.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice caught up in a government pornographic email scandal apologized Thursday for a "lapse in judgment" but said he believes the court's chief justice is out to get him.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During 2012, 958 inmates died while in the custody of local jails, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) announced today. This was an 8 percent increase from the 889 deaths in 2011 and marked the first annual increase in the number of jail deaths since 2009. State prisons reported 3,351 deaths in 2012, wh
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced the release of a new policy brief, "Improving Recidivism as a Performance Measure." The brief is a collaboration between BJA and the Urban Institute.Improving recidivism data collection and reporting is a critical first step to advancing knowl