Stories tagged: "criminal justice"


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Arizona Man Gets Probation for His Role in ‘Horrific Events’ of Jan. 6

Micajah Joel Jackson is one of nine Arizona residents charged in connection with the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.

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This Arizona Yale Student Has Been Advocating for Marginalized Communities — And She’s Just Getting Started

From Bullhead City to Ivy League, Alexis Kallen plans to practice law as a form of advocacy for those disadvantaged by the US legal system.

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Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana in Arizona

A guide buying, using, and everything else for everyone from the curious to the concerned and even those who just want to know where they can get high.

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Where A Juvenile Commits A Crime Can Determine Their Fate

For every child who enters the juvenile justice system, the outcome can vary widely, depending on where the case is heard and the offense is committed.

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Can My Job Still Fire Me For Getting High on My Own Time? Your Arizona Legal Weed Questions Answered

We asked an attorney some of the biggest questions about recreational weed in Arizona. Recreational marijuana is now legal thanks to Arizona voters. However, legal weed seems to have brought more questions than answers, ranging from where you can smoke to getting your hands on seeds to start growing plants at home. The Copper Courier...

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Native Youth Forced to Navigate Complex, Contradictory Jurisdictions

Generations of historical trauma and increased exposure to violence make young Native Americans more vulnerable to the complicated, often contradictory clutches of the juvenile justice system, legal experts say. Once in the justice system, Native children become lost in a jurisdictional web, a dysfunctional state system, and a federal system that has no proper place for them.

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‘Super-Predator’ Legacy: How Children End Up in the Adult Justice System

An estimated 76,000 young people are charged as adults each year. Most are for nonviolent crimes, such as drug and property offenses. Tens of thousands of children, mostly teens, are prosecuted as adults every year, and some serve out their sentences in prisons where most of the inmates are adults. Nationally, no single organization tracks...