Youth Injustice, Part I

Fact: Approximately 250,000 youth are tried, sentenced, or incarcerated as adults annually.

Fact: Of youth who spend time in an adult jail, more than half serve for at least one month, while 1 out of 5 will serve more than six months.

Fact: Of youth who spend time in adult jails, as much as half will be sent back to the juvenile justice system or not convicted at all.

Source: Key Facts, Campaign for Youth Justice

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