For Their Own Good

Number 24435
Subject Juvenile Justice System
Source Houston Press
State IL
Year 2009
Publication Date 05/28/2009
Summary This story exposes juveniles, who are to serve trial as adults, are being held in isolation for over 20 hours a day. This process can last months or years while these juveniles wait for trial. The jail provides "less than the required minimum amount of education and physical activity". This story also revealed that judges and county officials weren't aware of the treatment of these juveniles. Though, state juvenile justice advocates were aware of the process, they did nothing to stop it.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 9
Keywords Harris county; juveniles; solitary confinement; adults; judges; Texas; youth; prisons; jail; justice department; kids
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