Proposed Abolition Amendment to Address Modern-Day Slavery

Proposed Abolition Amendment to Address Modern-Day Slavery

Photo by Eyasu Etsub on Unsplash By Jessie Mitnick, age 13 Recently, Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley and Georgia Representative Nikema Williams reintroduced the Abolition Amendment. The Abolition Amendment aims to revise the 13th Constitutional Amendment, which abolished...

Chicago Police Department Under Investigation

By KAYLA MACK, age 11 PHOTO: niXerKG/Flickr On October 20, 2014, Laquan McDonald, an African-American teenager, was shot 16 times by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. At first, the officers claimed that McDonald had lunged at Van Dyke with a knife. More than a...

Prisoners Press to End Solitary Confinement

By SOPHIA ROTHMAN, age 12 The average size of a solitary confinement cell is smaller than the average size of a parking space. PHOTO: Wolfram Burner/Flickr In the United States, at least 80,000 people are imprisoned in solitary confinement at this moment. Solitary...

Restoring Justice in Schools

By RIDA ALI, age 11 The process of restorative justice begins with student mediation at this London elementary school in the United Kingdom. PHOTO: NCVO London/Flickr At the Brooklyn New School (P.S. 146), fifth grade mediators go outside during their recess time to...

Campaign Aims to Build Rural Economy on Dairy, Not Prisons

By SARAH MARTINEZ, age 11 Milk Not Jails aims to hire formerly incarcerated people to drive the dairy products to be sold at stores in New York City. PHOTO: Milk Not Jails In 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo shut down four state prisons and cut $8 million from the...