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On Saturday July 26, 2014 ABC Nightline Prime will cover the case of the Elkhart 4. Reporter Juju Chang will interview Blake Layman, Levi Sparks and their mothers.  She will also explore felony murder and juvenile justice. The episode will air on ABC stations nationwide starting at 10:00 pm local time. The episode is summarised by Broadwayworld.com as follows, Some mistakes

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No Place For Children — Kickstarter Campaign

A campaign has been started at Kickstarter to raise money to fund further production of the upcoming documentary No Place for Children which focuses on the juvenile justice system in the United States.   One of the stories heavily featured in the documentary is the Elkhart 4 with a specific focus on Blake Layman.  The movie is being produced by

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The Mysterious Workings of the Adolescent Brain

This TED lecture video about the adolescent brain has been referred to in some of the court briefs regarding The Elkhart 4.  In this video Sarah-Jayne Blakemore discusses some recent research into the workings of the adolescent brain.  The lecture took place in June 2012 in Edinburgh Scotland.   Thanks to UltimateYouthWorker for this brief biography of Sarah-Jayne Blakemore Sarah-Jayne

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Top Juvenile Justice Lawyer and Advocate Joins the Case of the Elkhart 4

  As we have already reported the Juvenile Law Center filed an amicus curiae in support of the appeals of Levi Sparks and Blake Layman. The Court of Appeals for Indiana approved this week an amendment to the amicus curiae submitted by the Juvenile Law Center in support of Layman and Sparks. What is significant about this amendment is that

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