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ACLU director: Regardless of the offense, juveniles do not belong in adult prisons

Monday 4th of March 2019 | North America, United States
Indy Star
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Young people should remain in the juvenile justice system, regardless of their crimes. Senate Bill 279 would automatically waive juvenile court jurisdiction over children 12 years and older who have been accused of attempted murder or murder, sending children to the adult court and prison systems.

Regardless of their actions, these children are still developing and should be given opportunities for treatment, rehabilitation and positive reinforcement. When youth under 18 are incarcerated in adult jails and prisons, these children are at greater risk of suicide and physical and sexual assault.

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