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
new & notable October 31, 2014
Private-public partnerships are necessary to prepare for and fend off costly cyber attacks, according to a new paper from the New York Un...
new & notable October 29, 2014
Probationers dropped in 2013 by 32,000 people--a fairly significant number--while parole numbers increased slightly, found researchers in...
October 28, 2014
A Washington State prison unit provides an alternative environment for inmates with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues.
special report October 27, 2014
Next Generation Identification offers some effective digital crime-fighting tools, but privacy advocates worry that data on law-abiding A...
new & notable October 24, 2014
Nearly half of students assessed in a national survey reported experiencing bullying or intimidation, according to a study in the Journal...
October 23, 2014
Medicaid payments for services to ex-incarcerated funded ‘lavish lifestyle’ of nonprofit owners, say state investigators
new & notable October 22, 2014
A new study in the journal Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice aims to isolate risk factors associated with youths who commit homicide