In criminal courts in these 40 counties, juveniles (64%) were more likely than adults (24%) to be charged with a violent felony. These juvenile defendants were generally treated as serious offenders, as 52% did not receive pretrial release, 63% were convicted of a felony, and 43% of those convicted received a .
More and more teens now are doing time alongside adults in prison. and the number of adolescents tried and sentenced as adults. This chart outlines the different philosophies and procedures in.
Jan 08, 2016 · The Steep Costs of Keeping Juveniles in Adult Prisons and nearly 200,000 youth enter the adult criminal-justice system each year, most for non Author: Jessica Lahey.