Senate Starts Again on Juvenile Justice Reform

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Four speakers and a half-dozen members of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday criticized the practice of incarcerating juveniles for status offenses, actions that aren’t even a crime, such as smoking or skipping school against a valid court order, unless you’re a juvenile. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), who wasn't present, single-handedly blocked a juvenile justice reform bill last year solely on that issue, saying judges should retain that option, Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!