Hazing News

From 18 counts to one: Parents outraged by explanation of local prosecutor for light sentencing in unhappy camper case

Here is the newspaper account. The state’s attorney general has taken a “what can I do?–Nothing” stance in the hazing episode rocking the state.

As part of the democratic process, after reading the article and making your own mind up, you can contact Attorney General Terry Goddard’s office by phone and fax to express your approval or displeasure regarding the way Ms. Polk’s office handled the hazing case. Scroll down the news page on this site to read Ms. Polk’s letter.
Terry Goddard’s phone is 602.542.5025
Fax 602.542.4085
There is an 800 number listed: 800.352.8431 (outside Phoenix and

Who is Terry Goddard? Quoted from his web site:

“Terry Goddard is Arizona’s 24th Attorney General, the chief legal officer of the State. The Attorney General is an independent, constitutionally mandated office elected by the people of the State of Arizona to a four-year term.
The Attorney General’s Office … investigates” crime and civil rights violations.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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