Just read this on Csmonitor.com. Based on the reports from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the number of juveniles in a correctional facility has dropped from 107,637 in 1995 to 70,792 in 2010. The main reasons for this decrease includes: changes in the ways to handle young people that chose to break the law, a sustained period of decreasing juvenile crime and increased pressure on state governments that have many people looking for less expensive alternatives to incarcerating young criminals.
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Why juvenile incarceration reached its lowest rate in 38 years