The funds come from real estate developer Robert Mericle, who built two for-profit youth detention facilities that replaced the Luzerne County detention center. Two judges accepted more than $2 million in payments from Mericle and regularly jailed teens at the facilities. Most young people will get $500 to $5,000; parents will be reimbursed for court costs and fines ordered by the now-disgraced judges.
TCR at a Glance
special report May 26, 2015
A New York State Commission today proposes a major overhaul of the state’s approach to sentencing.
q & a May 25, 2015
A unique encyclopedia documents the painful and often tragic history of African Americans and the law since the colonial era.
new & notable May 22, 2015
A study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds rampant instances of both incapacitated and forcible rape on campus
May 21, 2015
Despite the state’s achievements in juvenile justice reform, a study reveals racial bias when kids run afoul of the law.
new & notable May 20, 2015
The federal Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received more than 260,000 reports of online fraud in 2014
May 19, 2015
Funding for NIJ, BJS targeted in surprise vote by House subcommittee.
May 18, 2015
An internal memo obtained by The Crime Report found over 42,000 attempts to hack the Department of Defense last year through the “H...