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STATE MUST CLOSE PRISONS AS NEED DECREASES

Jun 10, 2012, Julie Biehl, Chicago Sun-Times

Q. What happens when a state responds to non-violent juvenile delinquents with a justice system that holds them accountable for their actions and delivers family counseling, addiction treatment and other rehabilitative services? A. Fewer juveniles waste their days in prison cells, and more of them stay in school and turn their lives around. More change the behaviors that once had them on a trajectory of a life of crime or even a life cut short by violence.

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