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Infographic: How Do Juveniles End Up in the Adult Prison System?

by Column Five

September 7, 2012
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Every year, throughout the United States, a quarter of a million people under the age of 18 are tried in adult courts, and thousands of juveniles end up in the adult prison system. Why is this occurring and what are the consequences of incarcerating juveniles in the same facilities designed for adult inmates?

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Infographic: How Do Juveniles End Up in the Adult Prison System?