There Are Practically No Juveniles in Federal Prison — Here’s Why
The Marshall Project
January 28, 2016

“The news sounded bold: Obama announced Monday he would ban solitary confinement for juveniles in federal prisons. But beneath this week’s headlines lie the reality: almost no one fits that definition. When the Bureau of Prisons last counted, in December, there were 26 people under age 18 in federal custody.

That’s because there are usually only two paths into federal custody for minors: commit a felony on tribal lands or in Washington, D.C., where the federal government handles prosecutions.”

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