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Texas juvenile justice advocates call for closing of all state-run youth lockups

Four Texas civil rights and youth-justice reform groups called Thursday for the state to close all of its remaining juvenile-justice lockups and replacing them with community-based treatment and rehabilitation centers.  The move by the American Civil Liberties Union of Texas, Texans Care for Children, Texas Appleseed, and the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition comes as confirmed allegations of sexual abuse of incarcerated teenagers at the Gainesville State School have sparked renewed demands by legislative leaders to stop the criminal misconduct.

Read the rest of this article at the Houston Chronicle.

Texas reform advocates want to close all state-run youth lockups

Juvenile justice reform advocates want all the state's youth lockups closed after the department's latest sexual misconduct scandal. 

Read the rest of this article at The Texas Tribune.

Should Texas Change the Law to Keep 17-Year-Olds Out of Adult Prison?

Do 17-year-old offenders belong in adult prison? Would there be benefits to raising the age of responsibility to 18 instead?

Read the rest of this blog post at the Goolsby Law Firm's blog.

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