|Juveniles in Adult Jails and Prisons
||How many youth age 17 or younger are held in adult jails?
||On a typical day in 2014, about 4,200 persons younger than 18 were inmates in jails in the U.S.
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- From 1990 to 1999, the number of youth under age 18 held in adult jails more than quadrupled, then decreased 56% by 2014.
- Between 1993 and 2014, the proportion of jail inmates younger than 18 who were held as adults has ranged between 70% and 91%.
Internet citation: OJJDP Statistical Briefing Book. Online. Available: https://www.ojjdp.gov/ojstatbb/corrections/qa08700.asp?qaDate=2014.
Released on December 13, 2015.
Data Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics. Jail Inmates at Midyear 2014. Available from: http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/jim14.pdf
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