The Juvenile “Injustice” System: How Texas Turns a Blind Eye on Incarcerated Youth

Shadow on wall behind prison bars, via Ye Jinghan, Unsplash, Harvard Political Review

Twenty-three hours out of the day, youth in juvenile detention facilities in McLennan County, Texas are being locked in their cells for solitary confinement. Just a couple miles away at a youth prison in North Texas, children reported using water bottles as makeshift toilets because they were prevented from leaving their cells to use the bathroom. For decades, the juvenile justice system in Texas has been plagued with violence, scandal, and abuse.

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