Jamie Peachey A suicide prevention kit at Adobe Mountain School. Staff at Adobe Mountain School in Phoenix are reporting that the death of a youth yesterday was a suicide. And they wonder if the incident is tied to the "hush hush" suicide earlier this month of a corrections officer ... More >>
We enjoyed our many hours in 2008 at Maricopa County Juvenile Court in south Phoenix, after which we published some stories about how things play out down there.We spent days on end in the courtroom of Judge Mike Kemp, who then was new to the bench and learning the ropes in juvie court.Kemp prove ... More >>
We didn't hold out a great deal of hope that the perennially weak Arizona Medical Board would drop the hammer on Dr. Joseph Franzett, the subject of two New Times exposes in recent years, this one and this one. The latter story, entitled "Dr. Deception," described how the Phoeni ... More >>
Arizona State Government Adam Henning, principal at Adobe Mountain School Arizona's incarcerated juveniles are having sex with staff members at one of the highest rates in the country, according to a survey published by the U.S. Department of Justice. In a survey of thousands of ki ... More >>
Four boys ages 9, 10, 13 and 14 lured an 8-year-old neighbor into a shed at a Phoenix apartment complex, then sexually assaulted her, police say. The crime happened last Thursday evening, and police were called to the scene after reports of a young girl running out of the shed, half-nude and screa ... More >>
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