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Shackling Juveniles in Transportation: Hobbling Fairness

Sue Burrell | Posted 08.25.2015 | Crime
Sue Burrell

Routine shackling takes away every scintilla of control a young person has over his or her body. It is completely out of step with the research on what works in juvenile rehabilitation.

Juvenile Hall Is No Place for Kids

Tamar Birckhead | Posted 12.31.2012 | Crime
Tamar Birckhead

The rundown building is surrounded by barbed wire. Inside, kids sleep in narrow locked cells, no different from what you'd find in an adult jail. They are subjected to strip searches and attend an hour or two of "school" in a crowded room filled with a random selection of books.