This Slate article asks a good question, to wit, why is West Virginia locking up so many juveniles?
The good news is that that is likely to change in the next year or so. Gov. Tomblin has appointed a task force to look at the problem that includes legislators, experts, community leaders and others to look at the system and recommend changes. They have also brought in folks from the Pew Charitable Trusts to help in the process. But it will take plenty of pushing by ordinary folks to make sure some real changes come out of it.
DO YOU EVER TALK TO YOURSELF? Apparently, how you do it matters.
GOT ART? Cave painting and other forms of art may be lots older than previously believed.
GOAT ROPE ADVISORY LEVEL: ELEVATED