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“They’re just setting those babies up for the penitentiary”: How minor offenses feed overcrowding at Houston youth jail

Across Texas, kids are getting into less trouble with the law even though the state population is exploding. So why is Harris County's juvenile detention center bursting at the seams? 

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In crisis, Texas Juvenile Justice Department looks to an unconventional new leader

With no experience working directly with incarcerated kids, Camille Cain is an unconventional choice to be the new director of the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. But experts hope she'll be well-suited to handle problems like staffing shortages and a sexual abuse scandal. 

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'That would break us': Raising age of responsibility would create massive influx to juvenile lockups

AUSTIN — Texas is unlikely to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 17 to 18 next year, a top state official has predicted, to the dismay of juvenile justice advocates. 

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