Christopher Zoukis is the author of College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Co
Because minority youth were more likely to still owe for juvenile justice system costs and any required restitution payments after their cases were ended, the research found a direct link between court-ordered financial obligations and increased racial disparity.
The country executed 73 young offenders between 2005 and 2015, a new report has found.
New York is the only state other than North Carolina to prosecute 16- and 17-year-olds as adults. Of those that are sentenced to adult prison, 80 percent are black and Latino.