The Pods of Elmore County: A Glimpse into the Rhetoric Behind the Juvenile Crime Bill

A previous report by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) revealed that, when juveniles are jailed or imprisoned with adults, they are 5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted, 8 times more likely to commit suicide, and significantly more likely to reoffend than juveniles who are incarcerated in juvenile facilities. The Institute has found that nearly one third of juvenile homicides occur in just four cities -- New York, Los Angeles, Detroit, and Chicago -- and 82% of counties in America experienced no juvenile homicides in 1994.


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