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Lawmakers Look To Keep 10-Year-Olds Out Of Jail

Friday 5th of April 2019 | Central America and Caribbean, United States
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Legislation being considered in the Illinois House would raise the age for locking up children accused of a crime.

Children as young as 10 can be detained under current law. Some lawmakers want to raise that to age 13.

State Rep. Robyn Gabel, who sponsors the legislation, said even one day in detention can change the trajectory of a child's life.

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