Mental health of every child in detention must be guaranteed so they can successfully reintegrate into society. The state must aid youth who go through its detention centers with positive, developmentally appropriate care. Recently, the dangerous situation unraveling inside the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (DCR) of Puerto Rico came to our attention, where several […]
There are 1.4 million children in prison right now around the world with devastating effects on their lives
“The first time I entered a juvenile prison in Latin America, I was shocked how many of the kids were waiting months and months to see a judge. Most have no hope of being released for years. When they are finally released, they go back to their communities with no support system. Lagging behind in school with no work skills, they have few options. Locking up kids for petty offenses actually makes crime worse in the long run as lives are needlessly thrown away… “
In 2013, Douglas Keillor is a human rights attorney. In 2012, Douglas moved to Mexico City as a Fulbright-Garcia Robles Fellow to research juvenile detention. In 2013, he founded Juvenile Justice Advocates International.
“I will tell you about how I have felt ever since I learned about COVID-19…”
• Las y los adolescentes del CIEPA fueron llevados a San Miguel, Puebla en un anexo del CERESO de adultos hombres y mujeres privados de la libertad. • El Comité de Derechos del Niño de la ONU establece que un niño privado de la libertad no debe ser internado en una prisión para adultos por […]