“Lawsuit: Hearings for youth are ‘kangaroo courts'” @ BND.com

Posted on October 29, 2012

Michael Tarm — October 24, 2012: “CHICAGO — Hearings used in Illinois to revoke a juvenile’s parole amount to “kangaroo courts” that deny fundamental due-process rights and lead to the illegal detention of hundreds of children each year, a lawsuit filed Wednesday alleges.

The 15-page class-action suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, argues that putting so many young people behind bars not only costs taxpayers millions but also suggests it may lock some kids into lives of crime once they become adults………………..”

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