Juvenile law change forbids minors from being held in adult prison

Juvenile justice advocates are applauding a rule change recently enacted by the state Supreme Court that precludes authorities from holding juveniles in adult prisons pending their appearance in juvenile court. The rule, enacted on June 28, clarifies the definition of a detention facility to specifically prohibit county or state jails and extends the definition of

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Larry Moran named new Lackawanna County chief public defender

Lackawanna County’s new chief public defender is the man who had the job temporarily – a lawyer with more than three decades in criminal defense work. County Commissioners Corey O’Brien and Jim Wansacz said Tuesday they gave interim chief public defender Larry Moran the job permanently, as the post once again becomes part-time rather than

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2012 Arson Suspect Sued for 2011 Wrongful Death

OLD FORGE — Troubles continue for a man accused of setting fire to his own property in Old Forge. Attorneys filed a civil lawsuit, blaming that same man and his former employer for an incident that seriously hurt a dialysis patient 18 months before the fires. Her relatives still don’t know exactly what caused Ann

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Death Sentence For Pennsylvania Boy Reflects Country’s Mood, Judge Says

OLD FORGE, Pa., June 9— Joseph Aulisio could have expected to grow up to be an automobile mechanic. He loved to tinker with cars and, despite mental and emotional problems, he seemed to have a quick grasp of how motors worked and how to fix them. But a jury, at the climax of an extraordinary series

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