New Youth Behind Bars report examins incarcerating and prosecuting kids
Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:17:44 GMT —
new report on "
outh Behind Bars" is claiming the state's tough on crime youth policies are costing tax payers a lot of money.
he Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency released the findings this week that documented youth justice for an entire decade from 2003 to 2013.
The advocacy group says 60% of 17-year-olds charged as adults in Michigan faced trial in the state and 58% entering the criminal justice system had no prior juvenile record.
The "Youth Behind Bars" report was released this week by the Lansing-based Council.
he report comes amid debate about prison spending and Michgan's approach to juvenile crime.
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