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Texas Looking to Downsize Juvenile Justice System

by Julie Shackford-Bradley Texas lawmakers are interested in shutting down state-run juvenile incarceration facilities in that state, not because holding youth in correctional institutions is unjust or immoral, but because of high costs: According to CSG, each juvenile inmate in a state prison costs $134,000 per year. Moreover, $162 million was spent on 800 youth […]