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PNS Weekend Newscast - April 22, 2017 


In focus on the rundown: Arkansas keeps the pressure on for more executions; we take you to Earth Day actions in New York and Colorado: and look into whether Trump policies are prompting back-door militarization of local police.

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Public News Service - TN: Juvenile Justice

Rutherford County now is temporarily prevented from holding juveniles in solitary confinement until a lawsuit is resolved. (Hannah/flickr.com)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Tennessee counties may be reconsidering their use of solitary confinement for juveniles after a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Rutherford County from subjecting youths to isolation cells. The ruling comes as a result of a lawsuit filed on behalf of

A report by the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative recommends states take steps to promote normalcy among children living in foster care. (JoeysPhotos/morguefile.com)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Eight-thousand children in Tennessee are spending the holiday break with their foster families, and recent efforts at the national and state level are making it easier for them to experience a normal childhood. The federal Strengthening Families Act, signed into law last year, r

Tennessee Youth Development Centers are working towards a more therapeutic approach when it comes to juvenile reform. Credit: taylorschlades/morguefile.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee is one of 10 states that still allows children to be isolated in detention centers through solitary confinement. The fact was highlighted in a recent report by the pro bono program at the law firm Lowenstein Sandler. But Rob Johnson, communications director for

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