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The Dangers of Detention: The Impact of Incarcerating Youth in Detention and Other Secure Facilities

Despite the lowest youth crime rates in 20 years, hundreds of thousands of young people are locked away every year in the nation’s 591 secure detention centers. Detention centers are intended to temporarily house youth who pose a high risk of re-offending before their trial, or who are deemed likely to not appear for their trial.

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Keywords: Juvenile Justice, Public Safety

Posted in Juvenile Justice