The ‘Tragedy’ of Jailing Kids

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After decades of reporting on the juvenile justice system and years of interviewing kids for her new book, Burning Down the House: The End of Juvenile Prison, activist and journalist Nell Bernstein came to a singular conclusion: juvenile prisons must be closed.

Her book, released [last month] weaves stark tales of abuses in juvenile prisons with grim statistics to produce a a compelling case to end these practices. In a chat with Cara Tabachnick, managing editor of The Crime Report, Bernstein discussed . . .

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