Shaka Senghor, Scott Budnick’s Successor at Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Strives to Humanize Young People in the System
Not long after he turned 19, Shaka Senghor found himself facing a bleak future. He had just entered Michigan’s state prison system after being convicted of second-degree murder. A judge had meted out a sentence of 15 to 40 years for the murder, the result of an altercation gone wrong in a neighborhood on Detroit’s East Side.
Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison
Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, a new book by Nell Bernstein, steps back for a longer look at the juvenile justice system. In synthesizing years of studies and research, Bernstein makes a case for why the juvenile justice system may be failing in its mission to provide rehabilitation to children.