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Kids in Cuffs: Can Governments Afford to Put Children in Adult Jails?

Under Pennsylvania law, as in other states, children can be charged as adults, and placed in adult facilities, for certain felonies; but the federal government mandates they be held ‘out of sight and sound” from adults. That often adds an extra burden to local authorities, even as it does little to rehabilitate the young person, according to advocates.

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The Superpredator Myth: It’s Still Alive Behind Bars

Drug addicts whose violent crimes once earned them the sobriquet of superpredators still languish in prison for years, with little hope of mercy, in defiance of contemporary thinking that treats opioid abuse as a disease that should be handled outside the justice system, writes TCR’s columnist from a Washington State penitentiary.