Justice

Brazil's new idea to fight crime: Sentence teens to adult jails

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The US is moving toward lowering its prison population. Brazil may go in the opposite direction. Its Congress is considering lowering the age of criminal responsibility from 18 to 16. That would send thousands of adolescents to a dangerous adult prison system with 200,000 too many inmates.

Education

Tom Brady once saved this tiny college. Can it still survive?

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The controversial quarterback once bought a chunk of the campus of struggling Pine Manor college for his manse, carriage home and yoga studio. The Massachusetts school faces some of the same pressures as Sweet Briar College in rural Virginia, which announced in March it would close.

Education

Should we let more prisoners take college classes?

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John J. Lennon arrived at Attica in 2004 with a 9th grade education. but in May will graduate with a two-year associate degree. In-prison creative writing workshops have changed his life, he says. “I came into prison looking up to gangsters, now I look up to scholars and intellectuals."

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