Kids in Cuffs: Hundreds of Youths Charged as Adults in PA Every Year

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More than 400 youth were charged in adult court in Pennsylvania in 2017 because of a law passed in 1995. Photo by Joshua Vaughn/The Sentinel.

On any given day, dozens of children ages 14-17 are housed in adult jails in counties across Pennsylvania while facing charges in adult court, thanks to a tough-on-crime law passed in 1995 . . .

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