Arkansas Lagging on Juvenile Justice Reform

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Two decades ago, Arkansas had the lowest delinquent youth confinement rate in the region and one of the lowest in the nation. Now, the most recent U.S. Justice Department data show the rate at which Arkansas locks up its youth is higher than all but one of its neighbors, Louisiana, reports the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network. In 2015, Arkansas confined 175 youths for every 100 . . .

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