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Oct 9, 2020

Arizona can put juveniles in prison for life, state Supreme Court rules

Arizona judges are free to sentence juveniles to what amount to de facto life sentences despite U.S. Supreme Court rulings that appear to prohibit that, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday.

Nov 13, 2019

Court: Legal precedent doesn’t apply to juvenile’s life sentence

There's nothing unconstitutional about sending a juvenile to prison for the rest of his life for a series of arson fires in Tucson, the Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled.

Maricopa County Jail (Photo by Rachel Leingang/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 10, 2017

Juveniles in Maricopa County adult jail don’t receive accredited education

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office is not providing accredited educational services to the juveniles held in its adult jail, meaning the credits students earn may not be valid elsewhere.

Jul 7, 2017

Juvenile crime plummets — experts at a loss to explain

Arizona’s juvenile detention centers are closing because juvenile offender populations are plummeting, and juvenile offender populations are plummeting because kids these days are committing crimes at a rate far below generations before them.

Mar 28, 2016

Two teenage killers get renewed hope of avoiding life terms

Two teen-age killers considered too dangerous ever to let out of prison will now get a chance to be released -- someday.

Jan 26, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court: Juveniles offenders can’t be locked up for life

Arizona prisoners sentenced to “the rest of their natural life’’ behind bars for crimes they committed as teenagers have new hope for a parole hearing under a ruling the U.S. Supreme Court issued Monday.

Jun 27, 2012

High Court rules juveniles’ DNA samples can be taken, but not analyzed

Police can’t analyze the DNA of juveniles arrested in connection with murders, sex crimes and burglaries until after they have been found guilty, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled today.

Apr 30, 2012

High Court to decide whether to collect DNA from juveniles

The Arizona Supreme Court is going to decide whether it is an unreasonable search to collect DNA from juveniles accused of committing murder, sex crimes and burglaries.