Some 10000 children are housed in adult jails and prisons on any given day in America. Thousands of California Ends Adult Prosecution of Young Teens.
The number of youth locked up in adult facilities remains on the decline, but new jails data shows how much further we still need to.
Obviously we wouldn't put a 13 year old in an adult prison no matter how heinous their crime was. Teens that commit adult crimes should go to adult prisons.
Articles tagged with: Youth in Adult Jails and Prisons . Trying, sentencing and incarcerating teenagers as adults has indeed been shown to.