Girls in MD Juvenile System Get Long Terms for Minor Crimes

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Young women are disproportionately locked up for misdemeanors, which are low-level offenses, in Maryland’s juvenile justice system. They are more likely than boys to be taken before a judge for probation offenses such as running away, breaking curfew and defying their parents, the Baltimore Sun reports. Once in the system, they are often detained longer. At the state’s most . . .

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