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Resource ID: #12589
Subject: Criminal Justice System
Source: Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, Va.)



The Virginian-Pilot investigation finds that the Norfolk area locks up half the kids incarcerated in Virginia's jails for teens, but has only a third of the population. The story indentified the causes as tough local judges, a greater mix of car theft and assault among the youths and a bias in the system against poor and black kids, both of which are concentrated in Southeastern Virginia. (Dec. 31, 1995)

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