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Who is Locked Up in Youth Prisons?

The short and powerful film, “Jim Crow Juvenile Justice,” explores the history of how and why youth prisons in the U.S. were created and examines why African American youth are five times more likely to be incarcerated as their white peers, even when charged with similar offenses. See video here.

 

 

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