According to the Advocate , Alexcee had not been trained to check on Thomas every 15 minutes—as mandated by a federal consent decree. On Oct. Jaquin was one of the thousands of black children under 18 who are quietly incarcerated in adult jails and prisons each year. In , the latest year of data examined in the report, at least 75, youth were prosecuted as adults by the criminal justice system, of which 53 percent were black. So how does this happen?
Juvenile InJustice: Charging Youth as Adults is Ineffective, Biased, and Harmful
Juveniles Tried as Adults | The Marshall Project
Dataset from 40 urban counties used to describe the characteristics of more than 7, juveniles charged with felonies in state courts. The findings indicated that prosecution of juveniles in criminal court is generally reserved for those charged with the quite serious crimes of murder, robbery, and aggravated assault. Juvenile defendants in criminal courts. Total correctional population. Local jail inmates and jail facilities. State and federal prisoners and prison facilities.
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Skip to content. In June, a year-old boy was arrested after he threw a rock at police during a political rally in New Mexico. Prosecutors stated that the boy, who was charged with two felonies, would be tried as an adult. We want to guide him and lead him in the right direction.