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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 74–87.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Richard Ross This photo essay and introduction focus on people in California prisons who were sentenced to decades in prison for crimes committed as juveniles. The United States is the only country in the world to sentence juveniles to life in prison. A majority of juveniles sentenced to life serve...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 57–59.
Published: 01 June 2016
... without parole for juveniles is unconstitutional, and California has enacted legislation that allows most of those sentenced to life as juveniles to petition for a new sentencing hearing. The hope generated by these efforts, giving a second chance to those who committed serious crimes at a young age, is...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 60–73.
Published: 01 June 2016
... and 210 freeways sat sixteen-year-old Carlos Adrian Vaz-quez, Jr. in Sylmar s Barry J. Nidorf Juvenile Hall. He was facing thirty-five- years-to-life for a gang-related murder. His is an all-too-common story of California youth living fast and dangerous, search- ing for identity, causing trouble while...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
... quickly surmised can- cer. No one informed Medina s lawyer back in Los Angeles who was still working on an appeal that argued Medina s mental illness merited him the mercy of a life sentence. Months after the diagnosis, a state lawyer who came to visit found a confused man refusing treatment for normally...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 27–43.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Senate Subcommittee, which investigated the cultural materials of adolescent life, met with psychiatrist Frederic Wertham, the nation s foremost expert on comic books. According to Wertham, random violence and homosexuality which he considered equally deviant expressions of juvenile delinquency were...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 54–68.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Acts created manda- tory minimum prison sentences for drug convictions. In 1951, the boggs Act established a mandatory minimum of two years even for first-time offenders. The ascent of drug control legislation reached a new level with the passage of the Narcotics Control Act of 1956, which imposed life...