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Resource ID: #18240
Subject: Juvenile Justice System
Source: American Prospect
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Date: 27-Aug

Description

The American Prospect reports on juvenile offenders sentenced to adult prisons. Only two states forbid housing children under the age of 16 in adult facilities; and only six require that inmates under 18 be housed apart from the adult prison population. Recidivism rates are higher for juveniles sentenced to adult prisons, and they are more likely to be raped, beaten and commit suicide. The article suggests prison reforms need to be reformed.

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