juvenile justice system

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    August 1, 2015  

    The U.S. Department of Justice says St. Louis County’s juvenile justice system treats black children more harshly than white children “because of their race.” According to the DOJ, black children in St. Louis County are one and a half times more likely than white children to end up in Family Court in the first place. If convicted, they are more than two and a half times likely to be held in custody after trial. Reporter for USA Today, Yamiche Alcindor, joins Hari Sreenivasan with more detail. Continue reading

  • February 2, 2012  

    Photographer and University of California, Santa Barbara professor Richard Ross has spent five years documenting juvenile detention facilities throughout the nation. In his own words, Ross explains what he’s seen. This report is part of NewsHour’s American Graduate series on the U.S. dropout crisis. Continue reading