Issue: Children in the U.S. Justice System

"Thousands of children in the US are subjected to a "justice" system of brutal physical force, cruel punishments, and excessive use of incarceration. Even worse, the USA is only one of five countries, worldwide, which has executed juvenile offenders since 1990! This increasing trend in the USA to punish children as adults ignores the fundamental human rights of children." (from Fact Sheet #1.

Relevant Links

Betraying the Young, a report from AI
Fact Sheet #1
Juvenile Justice QUIZ, test your knowledge
War on Juveniles: Children and the U.S. Justice System

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