Beyond Scared Straight -Juvenile Justice Reform: Juveniles Don’t Belong in Adult Prisons

Via Scoop.itJuvenile Justice

Jails and prisons are dangerous places for anybody, but especially for children and teens. Many of these institutions house vicious predators who have been locked up for brutal violent crimes. Yet on any given day, approximately 9,500 juveniles under the age of 18 are locked up in adult penal institutions. Children as young as 15 can be prosecuted as adults in many states without review by a judge or a court hearing.

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