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Audio Link 17.1: Juvenile Incarceration Rates Are Down; Racial Disparities Rise
Description: Fewer young people are being locked up than in the past. In fact, the number of juvenile offenders behind bars in the U.S. has hit record lows. That comes amid broader debate over just how many Americans of all ages end up in prison. But if the total number of juveniles in custody is dropping, the drop is not the same for everybody. The system is giving harsher penalties to minorities and to girls.
Audio Link 17.2: Treatment of Juveniles
Description: Study: Judges Treat Juveniles of the Same Race as Themselves More Harshly
Video Link 17.1: When Kids Get Life
Description: In When Kids Get Life, FRONTLINE producer Ofra Bikel (The O.J. Verdict, Innocence Lost) travels to Colorado to profile five individuals sentenced to life without parole as juveniles.
Video Link 17.2: Montgomery vs. Louisiana
Description: U.S. Supreme Court ruling on life sentences for juvenile killers stirs up painful Madison County cases
Video Link 17.3: Neighborhood corrections initiative
Web Link 17.1: Juvenile Justice
Description: Website for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice
Web Link 17.2: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Description: Website for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention