Stories tagged: juvenile justice
Sat., April 15, 2017
Vickie L. Raines: State shirking duty to finance indigent public defense
It is time for the state of Washington to step up to the responsibility the U.S. Supreme Court gave it and fund counties for this service.
Thu., March 9, 2017
Court is right: ‘Children are different’
As society attempts to determine the proper balance between punishment and justice, it is time for the nation to re-examine the mandatory sentencing guidelines that were de rigueur in the …
Sat., Oct. 8, 2016, 9:39 p.m.
Idaho juvenile justice more secretive than adult system
TWIN FALLS, Idaho – When police arrest a man suspected of robbing a bank, you see his name in breaking news alerts. When a woman gets a prison sentence, you …
Sun., Jan. 3, 2016, 5 a.m.
Boy’s life sentence in 1931 focus of new exhibit at WSU
PULLMAN — When 12-year-old Herbert Niccolls was sentenced to life in prison for shooting Asotin County Sheriff John Wormell in 1931, it prompted outcries from across the nation. One writer …
Sat., July 18, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago Several “delinquent and dependent children” had been sent to farm homes after an appeal was published in the paper seeking farmers willing to take …
Sat., May 16, 2015
Jim Kershner’s This Day in History
From our archives, 100 years ago The law was cracking down on young “joyriders” and motorcycle thieves.
Wed., Feb. 23, 2011
Shawn Vestal: Pardon would let wayward kids hear Ague’s story
Gov. Chris Gregoire has been fairly tight-fisted with pardons. But Starcia Ague presented a case the governor couldn’t refuse. Ague – a young woman who has spent eight years triumphing …