Human Rights

Jena 6 defendant out on bail

September 28, 2007 - Mychal Bell was released from prison today on $45,000 bail after the district attorney said he would no longer seek an adult trial for the youth, who was 16 years old when he was charged as an adult with attempted second-degree murder in the beating of a fellow high school student following escalating racial tensions in the town of Jena, La.

Update on the Jena 6 case

September 15, 2007 - It's just now making the national Big Media radar, but the case of the Jena 6 -- the African-American youth facing trumped-up charges for a schoolyard fight in rural Louisiana -- has been steadily capturing attention across the country in recent months.

The latest news on Jena 6

July 27, 2007 - Earlier this week we brought you an update on the Jena 6, a case involving six black teens who are facing lengthy prison sentences for standing up to racism at their small-town Louisiana high school.