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    an overview of the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative (JDAI) and how successful the program became and continues to grow. But, I wanted to know more specifically what JDAI is before recognizing the impressive statistical achievements this program has reported. So, I downloaded the full 40-page report and learned the following… The main purpose, or goal, for creating the JDAI was to decrease the number of juveniles in detention and to do that without compromising public safety (A. C. Foundation, 2014). The JDAI was also instrumental in revising the detention phase for adjudication and disposition hearings. The folks that created this initiative were confident it would become the standard for many jurisdictions allowing for the number of juveniles in a…

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    Detention centers in Minnesota and all over the country have are often found to have adverse effects on their clients. Many of the juveniles who are currently in detention centers or similar confines are being held for nonviolent offenses. Juvenile incarceration facilities should only be considered for delinquents who have committed violent or serious offenses. Locking up juveniles appears to be ineffective toward correcting negative behavior as opposed to other means of correctional programs.…

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    A re-examination of the US Criminal Justice System has led many to question the effectiveness of juvenile detention centers. The goal of juvenile detention centers should be to ensure that the individual, on release, can be a functional law-abiding citizen. Currently 54,000 juveniles are in youth prisons. If it were one prison system, “it would be the fifth largest in the US”. The greatest concern about juvenile detention centers is whether or not it is creating a culture of violence in which…

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    country are experiencing difficult obstacles that affect their potential risk of re-offending. Therefore, there are numerous court systems around the country that are placing youth within juvenile detention facilities to attempt to remedy the situation. The hope of this placement is to change the youth’s behavior to enable them to possess all the tools to lead a successful life (Mallett, Fukushuma, Stoddard, & Quinn, 2012). When a youth is placed in a juvenile detention center, there are a…

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    Guantánamo Bay detention camp Legal assignment Guantanamo bay detention centre a. Identify and describe a contemporary human rights issue The Guantanamo Bay detention camp (also known as GITMO), is a US detention facility located on the coast of Guantanamo Bay in south-eastern Cuba, on the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. It was built in 2002 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks and subsequent military operations in Afghanistan. The detention centre was used to house Muslim militants and…

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    The significance of President Obama’s proposal of closing the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center could not be more delayed from both a moral and justice standpoint. A case in point is that the infamous detention center continues negatively to be seen as an inhumane facility that violated the human rights and lack of due process for detainees. On January 22, 2009, President Obama’s proposal of closing the detention facility in one year showed the slightest of promises to say the least. For example,…

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    India is one of the countries with the highest preventive detention, 249,796 people in overpopulated prisons. During police custody, they suffer beatings, sleep deprivation and electro-shock (all of this in violations of their constitutional rights). Subject to degrading and inhuman treatment, it is an example of large-scale human rights abuses. Every day, four people die in both police and judicial custody for these abuses. Many of these deaths could be avoided if the cases were resolved…

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    accept the unearned advantages of their skin color while allowing them to deny responsibility for how it disadvantages other groups… (19). “Legally Mexican Americans were accorded the racial status of White people; socially, politically, and economically, however, they were treated as non-Whites” according to Neil Foley (87). The oppressions that Elmer and other individuals endure in correction centers are based on the unacceptance and disapproval the US society has adapted throughout history,…

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    Detention centers are often the result of undocumented immigrants getting caught by the system. Typically, the LGBT community are vulnerable in detention because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that 11.9 percent of LGBTQ men and 9.4 percent of LGBTQ women had been sexually abused by another inmate, and 6 percent of LGBTQ men and 3 percent of LGBTQ women had been assaulted by a guard, while the percentages were significantly lower for…

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    Mandatory detention is an understandable method to maintain a safe and healthy environment in Australia. However, the way that we practise this system is horribly immoral and misguided. The Australian government needs to provide better conditions for asylum seekers, set a 30 day limit on detention, and eliminate offshore and remote centres. Offshore detention centres are pigsty-like prisons and refugees face potential indefinite imprisonment. Refugees seeking political asylum on our shores have…

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