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Today’s San Francisco is both a microcosm of the challenge facing African-American public school students and a beacon for potential change.
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Twenty-eight former Panthers players were killed in a 14-year span in New Orleans. Former coach Jerome Temple is trying to halt the deaths.
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From prison to the classroom: a former Panther’s tale of trauma and redemption.
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A new project from The Plain Dealer will listen to the voices of Cleveland children sharing what it's like to grow up, play, go to school and live in this city — and what needs to change. But some early reader responses have been troubling.
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For the past three years, Eddie Hsueh has led a lonely uphill charge within the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office to change the way deputies interact with people with mental illness. It starts with training.
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The lawmaker who oversees a powerful criminal justice committee said he will lead a much-needed reform of Florida's juvenile justice system in the wake of a Miami Herald series that detailed the existence of a mercenary system in which detainees are rewarded for pounding other youths.
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When juvenile detention worker Uriah T. Harris heard the boys in his charge using profane language, he calmly offered a choice: they could be struck with a broom handle or receive demerits that could lengthen their stay. Many boys were hit with the broom.
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Conditions in California’s state prisons were declared unconstitutional more than a decade ago. A new data investigation will look at whether the state is living up its promise to improve inmate medical care across the board.
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The juvenile justice employees who enforce rules, dole out discipline, offer guidance, and help decide how long teenagers must remain locked up are the foundation of the youth correctional system. Some have criminal records little better than the youths they supervise.
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The allegations were straight out of Oliver Twist: Teens said there were maggots in the food — and barely enough of it. Officers choked and punched them. For discipline and diversion, workers organized fights among the detainees.

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