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To Protect Our Children and Fight the Coronavirus, Release Youth from Juvenile Detention   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "Juveniles in detention are especially vulnerable during pandemics due to the additional stress and trauma associated with increased restrictions and isolation. Lockdown and confinement practices force solitary-like conditions on every juvenile in detention, including near-total isolation from family and loved ones, as well as from each other. This can result in serious long-term damage to each young person in juvenile detention, and there is no evidence to suggest the additional restrictions will inhibit pandemic acceleration. [...] In a national poll, we found broad bipartisan public support for releasing early some youth held in detention."

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2020-04
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