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The Scope of Youth Confinement

April 22, 2022

A report from The Sentencing Project, “Too Many Locked Doors,” provides stark and alarming data about the number of youth incarcerated each year, including a disproportionate number of youth of color. Additionally, the report highlights issues with official data reported, that often exclude youth being detained in facilities while awaiting trial prior to any decision on incarceration. Based on the analysis of the data provided and the effects on youth, the report includes four policy recommendations, including redirecting funding to alternative solutions.