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In Case You Missed It: The Week In Juvenile Justice

Our weekly review of juvenile justice news here and abroad. CHICAGO SCHOOL CODE REVISED – AGAIN: “The Chicago Public School Board of Education passed yet another proposed revision of the Student Code of Conduct Wednesday, aiming to soften the disciplinary policy and curb the suspension and expulsion rates,” The Chicago Bureau reported this week. “Some of

Extra…In Case You Missed It, a Week's Review

Chicago SECRET SUSPENSION SAUCE: “As it continues to modify strict disciplinary policies in an effort to keep students in the classroom, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday released data showing privately run charter schools expel students at a vastly higher rate than the rest of the district,” the Tribune reports. “The data reveal that during the

Illinois Man Sentenced to Life as a Teen for Dealing Among 8 to Win Early Release

After spending 19 years of a life sentence in federal prison on a single felony conviction for selling crack as a teen, 39-year-old Reynolds Wintersmith of Rockford, Ill., learned Thursday that he would be released in April. Wintersmith was one of eight federal prisoners, all having been convicted in federal court on non-violent drug charges