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Youths held in adult jails face higher risk of attack

ScrippsNews' Isaac Wolf found that "for thousands of teens accused of crimes, punishment precedes any conviction in court. While awaiting trial and ostensibly presumed innocent, they can be held for months or even years in county jails for -- and sometimes with -- adult suspects.

Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics data shows, in 2010, roughly 5,600 suspects at any given time lack "sight and sound" protection."

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