A new report on conditions facing juveniles being held in adult jails in Texas, released by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin, reveals that county jails are being forced to choose between housing juveniles in isolation or commingling them with adult offenders, putting either the youths’… » Continue Reading
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin will host the 16th Annual Barbara Jordan National Forum, four days of student-led activities taking place Feb. 21-24. The event kicks off Feb. 21 with a luncheon and keynote address by Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams (LBJ/1998).
First Comprehensive Policy Study on Trying and Sentencing Children as Adults Finds 22 States May Sentence Children as Young as 7 to Adult Prison
Under flawed criminal justice policy that is inconsistent with evidence-based research, trying and sentencing young children as adults occurs with alarming frequency and devastating results, according to a first policy research report on the subject released today by the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.