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Resource ID: #26749
Subject: Juvenile Justice System
Source: Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Date: Feb. 2, 2014, Oct. 26, 2014, Oct. 27, 2014 and Nov. 19, 2014.



A seven-month investigation by the Times-Union found that prosecutors in the Jacksonville area used the threat of adult charges to force low-risk juvenile defendants to accept plea deals that would send them to facilities meant for the most hardened juveniles - even in cases where the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice said those juveniles shouldn't have been locked up at all.

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