Juvenile Justice?

Number 26749
Subject Juvenile Justice System
Source Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Year 2014
Publication Date Feb. 2, 2014, Oct. 26, 2014, Oct. 27, 2014 and Nov. 19, 2014.
Summary 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.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords prosecutors; custody; investigation; florida
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