U.S. Crew detained in China
F-8 Chinese fighter pilot says collision U.S. error
Full Story www.cnn.com
U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday said
negotiations to release 24 detained U.S. military
Satellite image of the plane on Hainan runway from Space Imaging.com
Chinese point of view
Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhu Bangzao
wants prompt explanation and apology.
The Full Story
In Williamsport, Pennsylvania today (4-4-01) - A 14-year-old girl (
she shot and wounded a classmate at a parochial school) was sentenced
to a psychiatric facility for an open-ended term-
Full story at CNN
Surgery underway to try to separate 10-month-old conjoined twins from Nepal.
HEALTH Beef Anyone?
Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
CDC has the scoop
INEEL Contractor Failed to Protect Workers from Radiation and Chemical Hazards.
Organization Calls for Full Scale Investigation of
Depleted Uranium Incinerator at SMC Facility
Global Warming info at Lycos site
What are the policies?
* Since 1980-female prison population up 275%
90% of women in prison are single mothers
* 167,000 children have incarcerated mothers
80% Women report incomes less than $2000 a year
* 92% report less than $10,000 last year
* 1980: 33% of federal prisoners were people of color
* 1995: 64%
1,471 African Americans per 100,000 were incarcerated
* 1995 / 207 whites per 100,000 incarcerated
* 1995:Whites account for 52% of all crack users in Prison
African Americans: 38%
* Of those sentenced for crack offenses
88% were African American
4.1% were white
It costs Less to go to Harvard University for a year than to pay for a person in prison for a year.
* 1994 92% of federal inmates were incarcerated for non-violent crimes.
History of the Juvenile Death Penalty
State-by-State Differences in Sentencing
(Streib, 2000).From 1973 - 2000 Texas holds the record
for handing out death sentences to juvenile offenders under the age of
18. Total count 49 = 16 latinos, 23 black, 10 white.
Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Deliquency Prevention
This site states that in 1988 Lewis and colleagues conducted diagnostic
evaluations of 14 of the 37 Juveniles on death row in the U.S.
*All 14 had sustained head injuries as children
*9 had major neuropsychological disorders
*7 had psychiatric disturbances
*7 psychotic disorders since childhood
*7 psychotic at time of evaluation
*ONLY 2 had IQ's over 90 (100 is average)
*ONLY 3 had average reading abilities
*3 learned to read on death row
*12 reported being abused physically or sexually or both
*5 reported being sodomized by relatives
Prevention and Early Intervention Programs
Adolescents whose mothers received home visitation
services by a nurse, 10 years later were 60 percent less likely to have been convicted of a crime
than adolescents whose mothers had not received this service. 55 percent less likely to have been arrested.