Many Juvenile Jails Are Now Almost Entirely Filled With Young People of Color

 
 

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Many Juvenile Jails Are Now Almost Entirely Filled With Young People of Color

March 8, 2021 | by Eli HagerThe Marshall Project

Youth incarceration rates have fallen dramatically since 2000, and the uptick in releasing youth from detention during the pandemic has helped even more. However, it’s not all good news for youth and their families: Release rates for Black youth during the early stages of the pandemic trailed those for White youth, while their lengths of stay increased. The Marshall Project talked to a number of experts who offered a variety of explanations. You can read the article here.