As a case study into the secretive world of Jehovah’s Witnesses, one woman’s shunning is particularly striking. Her family, her congregation and Witne
Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall will stop keeping youths in solitary confinement after settling a 2013 lawsuit that accused the county’s Probation Department of holding minors with mental health issues in prolonged isolation and depriving them of special education services.
Three years after a former Jehovah’s Witness won the largest verdict for a single victim of child abuse against a religious organization in U.S. history, the California Court of Appeal found that the organization had no duty to warn congregants that a confessed child molester was one of their own.
A top Jehovah’s Witness leader – speaking through a video posted on the organization’s official website – denied allegations that the religion provides a safe haven for child sexual abusers.
The Jehovah’s Witnesses maintain that the First Amendment protects their right to set their own policies, even in cases of child abuse.
Internal documents obtained by Reveal show that the Jehovah’s Witnesses have systematically instructed elders and other leaders to keep child sexual a
They come to your door, but how much do you really know about Jehovah’s Witnesses? We show you some surprising stuff (you probably didn’t know) about the worldwide religion.
Our documentary caps a year of reporting about juveniles inmates held in solitary confinement.
Considered a model facility, the Santa Cruz County Juvenile Hall still places youth in 23-hour isolation, sometimes for days on end. But amid a national debate over juvenile solitary confinement, Santa Cruz could serve as a guide for reform.
Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Perry explains how young prisoners suffer emotionally and physically when placed in isolation.