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Locking up Kids, and the Price we Pay.

By Julie Gilbertsen Published February 24, 2019

Most people are familiar with the fact that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the word. What most do not know is that the U.S. also has the highest juvenile incarceration rate in the developed world. Research shows that locking up minors can have dire consequences, both on child development and on the economy.