My Trip to Rikers Island and Speaking to Youth
Community / Incarceration / Juvenile Justice

My Trip to Rikers Island and Speaking to Youth

Op-Ed: Our Words Break Down ‘Stern Disinterest’ of Incarcerated Youth By: Alton Pitre This summer I had the chance to visit Rikers Island in New York along with 15 other members of the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC). The trip was fortunate because a divine intervention occurred. What was supposed to have been just a tour quickly … Continue reading

SB260 Give Juveniles Hope for a Second Chance
Juvenile Justice

SB260 Give Juveniles Hope for a Second Chance

By Alton Pitre Our youths deserve a second chance at life. Thank you, California. Recently, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 260, introduced by Democratic Sen. Loni Hancock, which offers early parole eligibility for juvenile offenders who have been sentenced to draconian prison terms. Offenders are only eligible for parole after serving 15 to 25 … Continue reading