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New Youth Behind Bars report examins incarcerating and prosecuting kids



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new report on "

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outh Behind Bars" is claiming the state's tough on crime youth policies are costing tax payers a lot of money.



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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.



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he report comes amid debate about prison spending and Michgan's approach to juvenile crime.


For the full report CLICK HERE

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